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Beer 30 Light - Melanie Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
48
awful

86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 1.71
pDev: 41.52%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Melanie Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mynie on 09-24-2006)
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LJC3

California

3.75/5  rDev +119.3%

04-01-2013 21:38:47 | More by LJC3
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dragomni

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev +60.8%

01-28-2013 01:02:43 | More by dragomni
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t0rin0

California

2.5/5  rDev +46.2%

10-28-2012 16:57:12 | More by t0rin0
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bicyclesnbeer

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev +46.2%

08-19-2012 15:48:28 | More by bicyclesnbeer
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jik18

Texas

1/5  rDev -41.5%

08-12-2012 04:59:29 | More by jik18
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Rmatuszak2

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +104.7%

08-01-2012 02:53:15 | More by Rmatuszak2
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AAdam


1.3/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Originally purchased by a *thrifty* member of my college fraternity for a party, it was deemed unfit for beer-pong beer. Beer30 Light has become the stuff of legends - dark, terrible legends - in our social group.

Appearance - It would do Beer30 Light a disservice to just say "urine," as its color is a shade paler and foamier than that. Phantom urine, perhaps. There is an ethereal quality to the brew that makes one pause before drinking, in respect.

Smell - In my privileged life, I have rarely had occasion to empathize with industrial workers. However, the metallic, poisonous fruit-smell seeping out of the venomous purple cans caused me to briefly consider the life of a chemical plant worker.

Taste - Shit.

Mouthfeel - Didn't you read "Taste?" It's got this incredible carbonation, like a violently-shaken can of cola, that lasts about 6 seconds before it suddenly and abruptly becomes totally flat. The makers of Beer30 Light have somehow created a beer that is actually BREWED stale.

Overall - "When you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." (-Nietzsche)

Serving type: can

07-27-2012 09:40:42 | More by AAdam
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -26.9%

07-23-2012 01:00:50 | More by rolltide8425
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UCLABrewN84

California

1.75/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clear yellow with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Looks-wise this one isn't so bad I must say. Smell is of subtle grain, sugar, and metal. There is also a weird fruitiness that I am picking up in the smell. Taste is of sugary water and slight grain flavors. This beer seems to be quite flat with a watery quality in the mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty horrible beer any way you look at it. I am glad I picked up a can to try just so I can further appreciate all the good beer I am able to enjoy.

Serving type: can

05-04-2012 04:01:07 | More by UCLABrewN84
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AKolmogorov

California

1/5  rDev -41.5%

04-05-2012 16:46:16 | More by AKolmogorov
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engberg88

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -41.5%

03-27-2012 03:17:01 | More by engberg88
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thegerm87

Connecticut

1.25/5  rDev -26.9%

03-11-2012 22:37:34 | More by thegerm87
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Unchi

California

1/5  rDev -41.5%

02-24-2012 17:33:07 | More by Unchi
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BTFU

Indiana

1.48/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A - Straw colored and pale with no foam at the top

S - Stale beer from cups that have been sitting out for 2 days

T - Tasted like I had licked the can and then sucked on some wheat

M - Harsh bubbles but goes to flat quickly

O - Contrary to what they believe, it is a never a good time

Serving type: can

02-15-2012 23:48:01 | More by BTFU
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BenHesk12

California

1.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: can

02-15-2012 02:30:47 | More by BenHesk12
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IkeMan90

Illinois

1/5  rDev -41.5%

02-14-2012 01:48:57 | More by IkeMan90
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donmonkey1

Tennessee

2.78/5  rDev +62.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

02-02-2012 22:23:38 | More by donmonkey1
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pperez38

California

1.5/5  rDev -12.3%

01-22-2012 17:19:44 | More by pperez38
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alcoholinside

Iowa

2/5  rDev +17%

01-19-2012 18:43:32 | More by alcoholinside
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jkanavel

Texas

1.2/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

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.

Serving type: can

12-06-2011 08:09:15 | More by jkanavel
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tylerprince

Colorado

1/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bought this beer as a joke this Thanksgiving. Without a doubt the worst beer I have ever tasted. As a matter of fact, you should try this. Because nothing, and I mean NOTHING, is this gross. One of my friends tried to shotgun one and failed miserably. His dog, who had consumed a fair amount of beer off the floor the previous night, wouldn't touch the spillage.

A: Urine. With some bubbles.

S: Smells stale fresh out of the can. Like a frat house.

T: Tastes like Busch light, but weaker. At the same time, there's a hint of grape. I have no idea how it got there.

M: Really heavily carbonated.

O: Really terrible. Good to know about for bets (worst beer) and party tricks (make someone vomit).

Serving type: can

11-30-2011 23:01:13 | More by tylerprince
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Diomede

California

1/5  rDev -41.5%

11-27-2011 21:58:09 | More by Diomede
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Duff27

Illinois

2.3/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: can

11-23-2011 23:34:29 | More by Duff27
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Pegasus

Texas

2.5/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Serving type: can

11-13-2011 18:46:24 | More by Pegasus
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rudolphjacksonm

Virginia

1.48/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A - Pours a straw yellow with a small head that dissipates quickly. Lots of carbonation. 2.0

S - Smells like grain alcohol, yeast, and hops. Slight metallic odor present as well as a bit of a champagne scent...though I have no clue as to why. 1.5

T - Interesting taste. Crisp and light, very similar in flavor to your other adjunct american lagers. The interesting thing is that there is a strong aftertaste of grape and champagne. Again, how these flavors ended up in a beer completely baffles me. 1.5

M - Extremely carbonated and bubbly, but dies down to flatness once it warms up in your mouth. Horrible. Just horrible. 1.0

O - Why? Just why? Spend the extra money and get PBR, Budweiser, Landshark...anything other than this. 1.5

Serving type: can

11-08-2011 03:25:34 | More by rudolphjacksonm
Beer 30 Light from Melanie Brewing Company
48 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.