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Montucky Cold Snack - Melanie Brewing Company

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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 2.96
pDev: 36.49%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Melanie Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: archyquaffer on 03-30-2014)
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3.25/5  rDev +9.8%

302BeerGuy, Sep 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +68.9%

destonriley, Sep 13, 2014
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1/5  rDev -66.2%

This is one of the worst beers I've ever tried. It gives me a headache (like Pabst Blue Ribbon does) and has a weird metallic banana/apple flavor. Just drinking ONE gives me a headache, it's got nothing to do with being intoxicated or hung over. Nonalcoholic beer does the same to me so I suspect Montucky has a very low alcohol content, below the reported 4%.

spamtrapmail, Aug 24, 2014
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2.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

This actually smells kind of beery in a pleasant way. It's downhill from there. Light amberish color, coarse bubbles in the big tulip, and in under a minute it's flat.

I am baffled by the flavor, which seems to be beer mixed with a light fruit drink. Maybe it is a sort of Shandy. It's rather sweet, and the faint dried pear flavor seems to intensify. The mouthfeel and flavors start tasting like a diluted iced tea with a touch of lemon.

The best that can be said about this is that it's watery and liquid. From the 16 oz can purchased somewhere in Washington.

mactrail, Jul 09, 2014
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2.83/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to patches. Mild aroma of sweet malt and faint biscuit malt, bland. Flavor is very thin, mild sweet pale malt, apple juice, um, not getting much else here. Thin bodied, watery. The faint flavors are pleasant enough, but it really tastes like a light lager watered down by about five to one, possibly the most watery beer I've ever tasted. Pleasant apple juice finish with the faintest hint of hops. This is a very odd little beer that combines two contrasting elements in my book. I like the idea that these guys are putting back into their community "Drinking With a Cause", but this also really screams "marketing concept", one of my least favorite ideas for brewing beer. It's a Montana themed, very thin beer that is brewed in Wisconsin, apparently thought up over a few cocktails. Well, mostly harmless, but otherwise not noteworthy.

LiquidAmber, Jun 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev +1.4%

jakewatt135, Jun 17, 2014
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2.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a pint can into a sampler. My initial pour was somewhat aggressive and I ended up with too much froth. After the can has been open a bit, this quality disappears, and an aggressive pour produces a little wispy head that disappears almost immediately. Nevertheless, the beer is highly carbonated and a pale straw color with some haze.

I smell a little bit of corn but it's slight. No hop aroma and maybe just a little tiny bit of bitterness on the tongue. A distinct sweetness is evident. No heavy adjunct flavors, metal, or skunk. Though the body is rather thin (as expected for this style), the beer is refreshing and thirst quenching.

This beer is apparently made on contract by the Wisconsin brewer, which they hide as best they can since it is marketed for Montana drinkers. Its a bit of a misleading marketing tactic since "Made in Montana" is a mantra around here that sells products. (It doesn't seem to bother a lot of Montanans that Bud is made God-knows-where). The company claims to donate 8 percent of profits to charity. The beer is OK, but nothing to write home about, and is overpriced. This is probably the biggest reason for my less-than-average grade.

archyquaffer, Mar 30, 2014
Montucky Cold Snack from Melanie Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.