Beer 30 Light - Melanie Brewing Company
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1.45/5 rDev -14.7%
This beer was purchased in a 30-pack because It was the absolute cheapest beer in the store, and I was a college student just wanting to play drinking games.
A - an extremely pale color similar to watery urine
S - smells like a budwieser after you leave it in a red cup overnight.
T - a very specific watery-metallic taste fills the palate, not resembling typical malt + hops beer in any fashion
M - feels like fizzy soda pop in my mouth
Overall, it's not too offensive to drink, which gives a 1.5, but just barely.
02-15-2012 02:30:47 | More by BenHesk12
1.48/5 rDev -12.9%
Appearance: Decent foam to begin with. Very flat though. No bubbles.
Smell: No real smell to speak of. Mostly stale, gassy corn or some other grain.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Metal water. Overall bad. I definitely taste some grain. The mouthfeel is dreadful. Basically feels like flat water.
Drinkability: The bad taste and awful feel do this one in.
Overall: Just a bad choice overall.
09-06-2010 05:20:43 | More by tjsdomer2
2.6/5 rDev +52.9%
Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a very pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is dominated by corn. Taste is like water with a touch of beer flavoring. Not much going on at all. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall there is nothing to recomend about this beer.
05-17-2010 13:38:11 | More by tone77
2.25/5 rDev +32.4%
24oz TALLboy can poured into a 1L Spaten mug!! Set me back a buck, I couldn't resist!
Pale, straw colored clear liquid fell into the mug forming a couple of fingers of puffy white head that dwindled down to a soapy film on the top.
Nothing much on the aroma aside from some corny sweetness and metal (admittedly I'd say not from the can...just that metallic crap lager taste)
Light grainy, corny sweetness. It's palatable, but if it had a fraction more sweetness to it, it'd be cloying.
Slightly crisp, light, but has a heavier, creamy feel which is nice, but for the style, a crisper bite would have been more refreshing.
Overall, not hard to put back. I don't know really if I was taking huge gulps because it was easy, or I was ready to move on to a KBS or something!
02-12-2011 23:46:56 | More by EgadBananas
2.65/5 rDev +55.9%
Beer 30 Light has a thick, egg-shell colored head and a clear, golden appearance with some bubbles streaming up and little lacing left. The aroma is strange, to say the least, with a green sour apple scent and other smells I can't detect. The taste is also peculiar, with that sour green apple aspect and other funny flavors I just cannot place. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Beer 30 Light finishes crisp, refreshing, and dry. This is a beer worth trying, because it's so unusual.
04-12-2011 00:52:09 | More by RonaldTheriot
2.42/5 rDev +42.4%
Can purchased for sixty cents poured into a goblet. Felt nearly aristocratic pouring it into the goblet. Pours fairly deep gold, more color than a typical light beer, and decent head for one too. Looking good, though what doesn't in this goblet. The nose also has a bit more to it than the superlight beers of today. Nothing bad though, maybe a bit of honey malt and a bit of a savory contrast. Tastes like apple cider, low to moderate bitterness on the midpalate and a chlorinated coppery finish. Actually this kind of reminds me of Victoria Bitter. Note to Ozzies in the USA. Honestly, this is pretty inoffensive, though the flavors don't scream stereotypical American light beer at me. Nicely carbonated with decent body too. Seems like people love to hate on this, but it is actually pretty palatable for a light lager. Worth buying if not just to constantly ask people what time it is and wait for them to respond... Beer 30!
02-06-2011 04:22:58 | More by vacax
1.75/5 rDev +2.9%
The only good thing about this beer is its name. I only bought a 6 pack of it because of the name and it was less then 5 bucks. It is a typical college party beer but almost undrinkable for any reason,that is why 4 cans are still in my buddy's fridge.
It tasted and smelled like straight up metal: no sign of any hops, extremely bland and had a supper bubbly feel in your mouth. You are better off spending 4 bucks on one good beer then this but it is generally what you would expect from an American light beer.
You might want to buy one though just to display that silly name can in your bar.
12-28-2010 03:32:47 | More by bymyheelicarenot
1.65/5 rDev -2.9%
Pale yellow with a quickly disappearing head of large bubbles that burned off super fast with an audible ssss, like a burning fuse. The nose is pure creamed corn with a touch of band aid. This brew tastes like it costs.. cheap as hell and hard to choke down. Cooked corn is the main flavor here. Light and highly carbonated. A pretty bad beer.
09-17-2009 02:08:45 | More by biggred1
1.7/5 rDev 0%
A - Clear golden color with a slightly than larger, foamy, rocky, sticky, white head. Retention is below average and settles into a thin ring of lace. Similar to other mass produced light lagers.
S - Very faint and thin. Some grain and corn aroma that is similar to other light lagers. Some mineral aroma as well. Not great.
T - A lot of cooked corn and grain provides most of the flavor. Some mineral and maybe a hint of apple and other fruitiness. Taste kind of like a cheap light lager mixed with a cheap cider.
M - Light body with a lot of carbonation. Typical to the style.
D - Not really all that drinkable. Taste isn't great and it doesn't refresh as much as other macro made light lagers.
Notes: Not really all that great of a beer and shows that you get what you pay for. I'll probably stick to PBR or Miller High Life for my cheap beer, but if you want a bit more of a fruitiness in your cheap beer, this may be for you. Plus the label/name is kind of funny.
09-05-2010 03:38:29 | More by FreshHawk
1.03/5 rDev -39.4%
Notes on this brew:
Brewed with dirty gym socks, and pigfeed corn.
May be paired with industrial cleaner to strengthen its effect
A bold drink for the new generation of "trailer trash" and college kids with no money
May be mistook for grape soda due to the ridiculous purple can. That's how they trick you into accidentally drinking it.
06-18-2014 13:22:28 | More by MaltLickyWithTheCandy
2.25/5 rDev +32.4%
Picked this up from my local watering hole, even they thought it was humerous.
Pours a light golden hue, typical of macro lagers. Smells of dank malt and a bit of alcohol.
Tastes like Wine n A Box. Grapey taste behind the sweet carbonated beverage that it is. I was dared to buy this. High Life + Grape Juice. This is a refreshing beer, while still remaining offensive.
Super fizzy mouthfeel with a light body. Easy drinking but not because it's so fruity.
05-25-2007 07:06:28 | More by trep
2.5/5 rDev +47.1%
Appearance: Clear medium golden in color, with a small, snow-white head of coarse bubbles and which resembles soap foam. The carbonation ia profuse, fast-rising and composed of rather large bubbles. The lacing is slight and scattered.
Aroma; Cooked corn dominates the aroma, there are faint metallic hops, a mineral note, and a bit of alcohol.
Taste: Opens with a bit of tart malt, this slightly sour flavor, along with a modest white bread flavor, carries throughout. Late in the taste, a ghostly metallic hop note appears, bringing the taste to a close.
Mouth feel: Soft, thin, watery, with a bit of stinging carbonation.
Drinkability/notes: An average example of the style. At sixty-nine cents a can, it is hard to complain.
Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a standard Pilsener glass
11-13-2011 18:46:24 | More by Pegasus
1.65/5 rDev -2.9%
Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a very light yellow color, with a short white head that fades very quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is of adjuncts, very light malts and almost no hops.
T: The taste starts with an adjunct and light malt sweetness that is followed by a thin grain breadiness. The hops presence is nearly undetectable. The after-taste is slightly sweet.
M: Watery, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.
D: Almost no flavor at all, goes down easily and is not too filling since there isn't much to it, very mild kick, I don't see how they can honestly call this "Premium Beer" on the can when it barely passes for beer at all.
12-23-2010 03:38:35 | More by TheManiacalOne
1.2/5 rDev -29.4%
I thought this was grape soda when I pulled it out of my boss's cooler.
I gagged and gagged and gagged. Normally I like perrier, but this tasted like perrier and asparagus pee. You know how your pee smells after you eat a ton of asparagus? Thats what this smells and tastes like.
It doesn't even get a full review. It has two saving graces
1. The mouthfeel is like sprite which I LOVE.
2. It has alcohol (possibly unrefined ethonol) so if you drink enough of it you might forget you're drinking Beer30 Light and just choke on your own vomit and die.
12-06-2011 08:09:15 | More by jkanavel
2.17/5 rDev +27.6%
This beer is great for playing beirut. At 15 dollars for 30 cans, it is an impressive bargain.
It can also be easily disguised as grape soda when the boys in blue are nearby. If you think hard about the purple can, the taste of grape will be infused into your deepest senses.
I would highly recommend this beer for anyone who likes beer that tastes very bad.
03-22-2008 05:08:55 | More by chompythedino
Beer 30 Light from Melanie Brewing Company
48 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.