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Beer 30 Light - Melanie Brewing Company

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 1.82
pDev: 46.7%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | 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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Photo of t0rin0


2.5/5  rDev +37.4%

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


2.5/5  rDev +37.4%

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


1/5  rDev -45.1%

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


3.5/5  rDev +92.3%

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

1.3/5  rDev -28.6%
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
Photo of rolltide8425


1.25/5  rDev -31.3%

07-23-2012 01:00:50 | More by rolltide8425
Photo of MarkfromWisconsin

5/5  rDev +174.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A delicious beer perfect for anyone at anytime. From the first pop of the top you know you are in a for real treat. I believe it was John F. Kennedy who said "My fellow Americans, ask not what Beer 30 can do for you, ask what you can do for Beer 30." Shame on all these other reviewers for belittling such a prestigious beverage and truly a founding father of the beer family.

While some beers are meant to be paired with a ethereal piece of dark chocolate or a delectable square of cheese, Beer 30 is best paired with another Beer 30.

True Story: I was at a local watering hole in suburban Wisconsin when I first spoke 4 words that would change my life forever...."One Beer 30, please". Upon my first sip of a Beer 30 I frantically called the bartender over in panic, as I was certain he mistakenly served me liquid diamonds or the tears of a unicorn. I had no idea how I was going to pay for such a heavenly potion. I embarrassingly explained my situation as a sly smile slowly appeared on the bartenders face. With my head down in shame and sorrow, I asked how much it was and with a wink of the eye, the bartender whispered 30 cents.

Fact: The War of 1812 was actually fought over two sides arguing whether Beer 30 is better served cold or warm.

Fact: J.K. Rowling originally intended to call the 5th Harry Potter book - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Beer 30.

Only give Beer 30 a try if your in the mood for an excellent beer and enjoy being in a state of nirvana.

Serving type: can

07-15-2012 22:27:46 | More by MarkfromWisconsin
Photo of UCLABrewN84


1.75/5  rDev -3.8%
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
Photo of AKolmogorov


1/5  rDev -45.1%

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


1/5  rDev -45.1%

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


1.25/5  rDev -31.3%

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


1/5  rDev -45.1%

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


1.48/5  rDev -18.7%
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
Photo of BenHesk12


1.45/5  rDev -20.3%
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
Photo of IkeMan90


1/5  rDev -45.1%

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


2.78/5  rDev +52.7%
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
Photo of pperez38


1.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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


2/5  rDev +9.9%

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


1.2/5  rDev -34.1%
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
Photo of tylerprince


1/5  rDev -45.1%
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
Photo of Diomede


1/5  rDev -45.1%

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


2.3/5  rDev +26.4%
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
Photo of Pegasus


2.5/5  rDev +37.4%
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
Photo of rudolphjacksonm


1.48/5  rDev -18.7%
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
Photo of Pete27lax

New York

1.6/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Tryed this beer with a friend the other night just for kicks. ( And it was the cheapest I've seen for a 30 in a while.)

The appearance was like any other cheap light beer. Pale, straw yellow with a decent head that faded extremely quickly. No lacing either.

Smell was also very generic. Pretty much nothing going on there.

Taste was actually interesting. Along with the normal light beer taste there was a slight champagne taste to it. Notes of that and a little grape flavor was present.

Mouthfeel was very unenjoyable. Extremely over carbonated and generally hard to put down.

Overall the beer is what you pay for it. Wouldn't mind spending the few extra dollars for budlight though.

Serving type: can

09-23-2011 07:08:06 | More by Pete27lax
Beer 30 Light from Melanie Brewing Company
50 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.