Beer 30 Light - Melanie Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev +138.2%
May seem as a cola representation of Pepsi, but seems to quench the thirst like a Gatorade. First off the color of the can makes my girlfriend happy plus the sight of a man drinking out of a purple can is complete manliness. The smell is similar to a draft beer at many restaurant locations. Although it does smell a tad bit watered down I appreciate the drink ability much more than the smell. This beer is like buying Vaseline when needing KY Jelly. The taste is unique yet not as pleasing as a top of the line beer but the drink ability is exceptional.
Highly recommended for a middle class unique heavy partier. Cheap enough for beer pong yet good enough for Sunday Night Football. The price is right whether it's day or night.
10-09-2010 02:13:32 | More by Tombstone12
3.39/5 rDev +99.4%
Look, I don't know what everyone is bashing...this shit costs like $10 for a 30 pack what do you expect? Golden ambrosia served in a chalice while angels whistle on your dong?
For less than $.50 a can, I don't think this is a bad beer at all; perfect for games and casual drinking (and I'd take it over bud light any day of the week). Is this a connoisseur's beer? Hell no! It's made to get a person buzzed and save a few bucks. The taste and carbonation remind me of Miller Lite or Coors light..leaning more towards Coors. There is a slight aftertaste which I don't experience in the pricier pisswater ranges...but honestly; I stopped noticing after the second can. Smells and looks like cheap beer to me! Mouthfeel is right up there with any other light beer. Taste is like I said, somewhere between Miller and Coors slightly sweeter and with a short, dirty aftertaste. Of course it's not top-notch, but look at that price tag! Red Dog isn't even this cheap most of the time and that's one of two beers (along with side pocket) that are undrinkable to me. It's not as sweet nor as nasty and off-putting as some of the ones that there are for the same amount of money in my area (Boxer, Lost Lake, Red Dog, Side Pocket, any HG product, Icehouse, etc). Support a Wisconsin brewery and save a few bucks while your at it for your next drinking game or beer bong-off.
For the record: Fav beers are: Alaskan Amber and Wisconsin Brewery's Porter Joe.
05-19-2014 06:07:59 | More by aheedratron
2.9/5 rDev +70.6%
I had this at a wedding reception this past weekend. My friends and I saw the people with the purpleish blue can and though that they were drinking grape soda. No, it was Beer 30 Light. I also found out this weekend that I truly can't drink Macro lagers any more as there is just way way way too much carbonation. This beer fits that tab nicely. After drinking this we all tried to place what beer it tasted like. Here is what people came up with: Keystone Light, Natural Light, Olympia, and Hamms. I figure it was more like all of the above sans Olympia.
A- I had it in the can. My guess is light.
S- Smelled like macro lager, nothing stood out except the fact it was kinda light on the smell.
T- I thought it tasted like most other beers of the style. My friend felt like it had a rubber taste like someone swirled a condom in it. Of course we all proceeded to make fun of him for quite a while for that comment with a variety of jokes.
M- Good, unless you are my friend and probably real good mouth feel...rubber and all.
O- The price is right for a quantity over quality beer.
05-05-2011 04:37:38 | More by Wetpaperbag
2.8/5 rDev +64.7%
Yellow with oily white bubbles. Smells sweet and grainy. Do you know how Cobra smells? It kinda smells like that but a bit more muted. Not particularly refreshing, as you would expect in a light American lager, but kinda sweet and slick. Maybe its the silly joke-name it has or maybe its the fact that the can reminds me of grape soda, but I think it's fairly drinkable.
10-12-2010 02:59:28 | More by drunkboxer1
2.78/5 rDev +63.5%
Appearance:Golden yellow with a frothy white head. The head recedes a little too quickly but there's good lacing. However, there is a lack of carbonation that makes it not very inviting.
Smell: Mild coffee smell with a hint of honey.
Taste: Very slight metallic taste followed with a very, very, mild sweet/sour taste. Also a hint of grape.
Mouthfeel: light with pretty good carbonation.
Easy drinking, thirst quenching beer, great for parties if you want to drink a lot (especially for a low price.) Nothing really offensive but nothing good.
02-02-2012 22:23:38 | More by donmonkey1
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
2.6/5 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
2.5/5 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
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
2.3/5 rDev +35.3%
A- Half inch of a fizzy white head on a clear, very pale body. Low head retention properties and no lacing.
S- Not a pleasant smell although I don't know what it is akin too. light lemon zest perhaps.
T- Weird, semi-metallic fruity aftertaste...up until that point not bad at all. Easy drinking besides that.
M- Feels good in the mouth for the style. Medium bodies, high carbonation. Best feature of Beer 30 Light.
D/O- If they could get rid of that off-putting taste at the end of each gulp this could be a winner (read: average). As it stands now, the best thing I took out of this 24 ouncer was a can tick.
11-23-2011 23:34:29 | More by Duff27
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
2.25/5 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
2.2/5 rDev +29.4%
CAN you dig it? I pulled off a major trade in the Heinz Field parking lot a couple of weeks ago before watching Pitt lose (by a missed PAT!) to Cincy. I think that I developed a slight head cold during the snowy weather and so my reviews got put on hold until my sinuses cleared. Let the CAN Quest continue!
I totally get the concept of this beer - it is always Beer:30 when I get home from a day of teaching. I just wish that I could have tried its leaded counterpart first. Onward!
I must be slipping - my pour only produced a little better than a finger's worth of bone-white head with really low retention. Color was a golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. It looked like sunshine in a glass as I peered into the gloaming through my kitchen window. The nose was sweet, mostly cereal, but also some of that fruity bubblegum. Oof. Mouthfeel was fuller than I might expect in a light beer, but that did not help the cloyingly sweet taste I got on the tongue. Double oof. The finish left me wondering how many more of these kinds of beers I am going to encounter on the CANQuest. I CAN only hope that more craft brewers turn to CANs in the near future.
12-24-2009 21:49:51 | More by woodychandler
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
2.17/5 rDev +27.6%
Served in a pint glass, because I need to make this fancier than it is.
I blame/thank TMoney2591 for this can
This beer pours a light golden color with a finger of foam...wait nevermind the foam is gone. The smell is faint and almost nothing, which I would have thought good...but as it turns out there is a corn adjunct smell that I don't ever like to smell. In addition I think there is soap, it's not offensive, but it's not good either. The taste is in that not good range. It is definitely made with rice because this tastes of malt and cheap sake. I think that I taste the soap as well. There's also that weak apple core taste as well. Not great. It's ok on the palate, the watery flavor isn't good, but I suppose it's better than the opposite. It's drinkable if you want. I don't want to.
11-06-2010 21:47:31 | More by Vdubb86
2.05/5 rDev +20.6%
Also from the 99 cent store.
A: This one pours a pale straw color with a minimal white head forming. Already not living up to Beer 30 Ice...
S: Rotten vegetables is the best way I can think to describe this aroma. A bit of garbage and paper is also there. Sure, plenty of corn, sugar, and metal, too.
T: Very corny and vegetal. Lots of sweet apple juice flavor and a nice metallic note. Mildly sour and lemony. Though not intense, the flavor is certainly abrasive.
M: Light in body with a medium to high carbonation.
O: Somehow, worse than Beer 30 Ice.
06-11-2011 18:43:34 | More by womencantsail
Beer 30 Light from Melanie Brewing Company
48 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.