Evil Eye - Melanie Brewing Company
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1.2/5 rDev -21.6%
This beer poured the standard pale yellow color with a large head that went away rather quickly. The aroma is of corn, rotting vegetables and alcohol. The taste of this beer is a mixture of strong alcohol and sweetness that is very unappealing. Why did I waste $1.19 on this stuff? It ended up going down the drain after 3 or 4 swallows. Consequently, I think this beer belongs in the Malt Liquor category due to it's strength and it's intended consumer. The artwork on the can is clearly reaching out to people who drink beer out of a paper bag.
03-06-2006 19:06:44 | More by rodrot
1.63/5 rDev +6.5%
The beer poured into the glass ever so slightly hazy with a white and frothy head which rose quickly and fell to lace the glass.
The aroma was estery and cidery with a strong aroma of acetyaldehyde (fresh cut green apples). The applie aroma was so strong you could almost smell the core.
The flavor was malty with a strong alcohol flavor that really detracted from any enjoyment of the beverage. The alcohol coupled with more green apple flavor and even a slight spice phenolic from the alcohol led to a flavor that would not quickly forget.
The finish was just dry with a lasting green apple and alcoholic spice into the aftertate. The body was medium and the carbonation was enough to add a bit of creaminess to the mouthfeel. This beer was difficult to consume. The alcohol warming after consumption was very high and the beer was either boosted ABV with copious amounts of sugars at a high fermentation temp or the beer was prematurely separated from the yeast. In any case, I would suggest the faint of heart skip it and the rest might think about it a bit before shelling out 2 beans.
24 ounce master cylinder. $1.99 at Peace Street Market.
12-05-2005 23:02:12 | More by GCBrewingCo
2.25/5 rDev +47.1%
This beer has awful written all over it. However, there is a little piece of me that keeps me coming back. That is the fact that this beer is so strong(10%abv) and one hardly notices that. Keep drinking this baby because you literally get your best bang for your buck. This is an all corn, high alcohol, low-hopped, yellow beer. Take it for what it is worth.
11-17-2005 03:42:35 | More by Maestro
1.45/5 rDev -5.2%
24oz. can that was only a .99 at a local grocery store.
The only good thing about this beer was the appearance and goes straight down hill from here. It poured a pale yellow color with a nice head of foam on it. A slight sweet corn smell with a strong alcohol background. I didn't know a smell could burn my nose until I got a whiff of this stuff. The taste was that of cough syrup. So, if you have a bad cold, drink this stuff and go to sleep. The only mouthfeel is strong alcohol. I didn't expect much from a cheap beer. If your in the mood for a cheap alternative to cough syrup and looking to get drunk, then by all means drink this swill!
09-16-2005 23:56:19 | More by AltBock
1.88/5 rDev +22.9%
Not a particularly good beer. Pours a medium straw color with medium carbonation. Fair head retention and legs. Aromas of Fruity Pebbles and cream corn all rolled in together. Flavor is only slightly better. High concentrations of corn sugar to acheive the 10% alcohol. Also has other cereal grains. Mild sweetness is covered by big vegetable, grain, and fusal alcohol flavors. Not particularly complex or balanced. An oxidized hop aroma (similar to skunkiness) also comes through in the flavor. Body is nearly syrupy and slick. Aftertaste is alcoholic and heated.
08-23-2005 17:08:41 | More by BEERchitect
1.4/5 rDev -8.5%
Evil Eye Ojo Malo came in a 24 oz black can with flourescent green eyes staring out at you. Pours a clear and pale yellow gold color. Tried coaxing some head with a vigoroud pour, but got nothing. Kind of sweet stale beer smell. Overly sweet flavor, overpowered by the 10% alcohol burn. Sticky, almost oily mouthfeel coats your mouth. Ice cold it was tolerable, but the contents of the can warmed up before I could finish. Even after sharing, had to pour the rest out.
Thanks for bring the cool looking can (not the beer) back from your trip to Wisconsin.
05-28-2005 19:18:21 | More by BigBry
1/5 rDev -34.6%
This just came out in 40 oz. bottles down here, so last night I took "The Ride" (my nickname for drinking Evil Eye). Still the dark gold color with minimal head as the can was. Smell is as skunky and as sickly sweet and adjuncty as the canned version. Taste is absolutely aweful. Makes my skin crawl after each sip, just too much corny sweetness and skunky off flavors. Yuck. This is like an oddity of a beer. Something so vile and nasty that it's almost like running the gauntlet. If you survive, you probably won't want to drink this again.
04-28-2005 17:05:11 | More by TastyTaste
1.2/5 rDev -21.6%
Third-world third-class gutter swill. Good crack, nice appearance; that's where the positives on this one run short. Fusel-alcohol smells are apparent as soon as you open this shit. Smells like CHEAP. Its pretty poundable, though very, very bad tasting. I would wager that 0.1% or less of the population could actually finish a 40 of this shit. I got through half, I'm not ashamed to say. I was enjoying the strange buzz it provided, but my stomach was not feeling this one at all. If the brewmaster of "Melanie Brewing" was here right now i'd whack him across the eyes with a bo staff.
04-23-2005 20:53:13 | More by MarkBlackout
1.1/5 rDev -28.1%
This beer pours a golden brown and forms about two fingers worth of head. It smells kind of vinegarish.. hard to nail down what it smells like, other than bad. The taste is worse than the smell, believe it or not.. I really don't know how to describe it.. kind of like rancid pickles possibly? I tried to determine the mouthfeel, but leaving it in my mouth for extended periods made me want to gag.. Kinda reminds me of transmission fluid.. I really don't think this beer is very drinkable.. unless maybe if you could shotgun it or something..
12-30-2004 02:53:09 | More by 67cuda
1.15/5 rDev -24.8%
Evil Eye "Ojo Malo" pours a bright gold from a clear 40oz glass bottle. Head goes to about two fingers before dropping to a broken ring with islands of foam near the center of the glass.
Smells like used engine degreaser that had been setting out in the midday sun too long.
Tastes like used engine degreaser that had not been setting in the midday sun long enough.
I have looked all over the bottle for the D.O.T. warning label, but could not find it.
This stuff is a tonsillectomy looking for a place to happen... or a do it yourself home lobotomy kit.
11-10-2004 04:29:43 | More by BeerBob
Evil Eye from Melanie Brewing Company
46 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.