1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Minnesota's Brew Northern Lager - Melanie Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Minnesota's Brew Northern Lager
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
-
no score

7 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 7
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 2.28
pDev: 25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Melanie Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: happygnome on 07-24-2007)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bwiechmann:
Photo of bwiechmann
1.75/5  rDev -23.2%

This beer is a drain-pour. Its only use is in ice-fishing houses where one's tastebuds are numb.

The appearance is similar to any yellowish-fizzy beer in a can. Small head, no lacing.

Smell- No

Taste- some bready grain perhaps- surprisingly there was a minute hint of hop abstract noted.

Mouthfeel- Thin, highly carbonated.

Drinkability- High when taken through a funnel or when a hole is poked in the bottom and the top is popped- otherwise the taste gets in the way of consuming several of these.

bwiechmann, Apr 24, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
1.7/5  rDev -25.4%

Thanks to swalden28 for sharing this can.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is awful. I get some grain, grassy hops, corn and a very off flavor that I can't identify. The flavor is not any better and may actually be worse. I get some corn and something that resembles skunk urine. Not sure how a canned beer was skunked, but I am also not sure how this beer made it to market. I guess there have to be some mysteries out there. Watery with medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Jun 22, 2010
Photo of Bighorn
2.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Bighorn, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of happygnome
2.78/5  rDev +21.9%

a: pours a light golden color that is typical of the macro lager catagory with an eigth inch of head that dissapears fast leaving no lacing
s: corn adjunct malts no hop presence
t: corn malts at first, the hop bitterness that follows is very light and barely detectable
m: light to medium bodied with a little more than average amount of carbonation

overall, this is a cheap macro lager, $4 for a 6 pack, something that I will probably never buy again

happygnome, Jul 24, 2007
Photo of Exiled
3/5  rDev +31.6%

Exiled, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of MammothTarantula
1.5/5  rDev -34.2%

MammothTarantula, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Hophead101
2.5/5  rDev +9.6%

had a beer tasting at a friend's house on 3.28.09 - had this beer more as a joke.

it actually looked pretty decent. nice creamy head - nice crisp clean yellow color. lots of tiny bubbles coming up from the bottom and nice lacing to boot. not much to smell - some minor malt and very light hops.

the taste was very macro lager-ish. not much in the flavor department. very bland and very basic. the mouthfeel (outside the bland taste) wasn't half bad - a bit soft and creamy with a little edge at the end.

Hophead101, Dec 05, 2009
Minnesota's Brew Northern Lager from Melanie Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.