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Beer 30 Ice - Melanie Brewing Company

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Beer 30 IceBeer 30 Ice

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BA SCORE
59
awful

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 2.11
pDev: 25.12%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Melanie Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jjanega08 on 04-13-2009)
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2.28/5  rDev +8.1%

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2/5  rDev -5.2%

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2.5/5  rDev +18.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -28.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -28.9%

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2/5  rDev -5.2%

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2.5/5  rDev +18.5%

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2.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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2.5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of BeerRaiser
1.28/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

WTF??? lol This was the only time I ever gave beer away! No taste, no smell, no anything! The price should have said it all. As a matter of fact, myself and the other fellow who drank it soon lost it. It tasted better coming back up. Pure shit in a can.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.23/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear orange with a 1 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks and dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain and sugar. Taste is of grain, sugar, and some corn flake flavors on the finish. There is no hop presence in the smell or taste. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer bit definitely not as bad as Beer 30 Light.

Photo of thebornotaku
1/5  rDev -52.6%

Photo of pperez38
2/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Gregwa
2/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of crossovert
2.13/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

So-called ice beer. 9.99 for a 30 pack.

It pours a clear yellow with a fizzy white head.

It smells like grain, corn, and banana runts.

The flavor is like most ice beers. Slightly nutty, fruity, but corny.

It is pretty crappy but worth the price comparatively to other ice beers.

Photo of Pegasus
3/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear deep golden in color, with a small, snow-white head of coarse bubbles, which soon collapses to scattered patches foam on the surface. The carbonation ia profuse, fast-rising and coarse, with slight and scattered lacing.

Aroma; Alcohol dominates the aroma, as expected, with cooked corn as well, and a faint metallic hop presence..

Taste: Opens with tart malt and alcohol,the malt has a slightly sour tang. As the taste progresses, there is a faint sweet note. As the taste draws to a close, there is a slight metallic bitterness, which lingers on past the end of the taste.

Mouth feel: Soft, fairly full, with a bit of stinging carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: An moderate example of the style. At sixty-nine cents a can, it seems quite reasonable.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a standard Pilsener glass

Photo of Duff27
2.93/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Very light amber in color. White inch tall head. Poor lacing and head retention.

S- Smells kinda of sweet.

T- The sweetness overpowers what little hops are brought forth to the table. Alcoholic bread at 5.5%.

M- Quite creamy, medium to medium-thick mouthfeel for the style.

D/O- This wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it'd be but would not buy again. Well maybe, next time I'm down in the STL...as a joke. Marketing...go figure.

Photo of womencantsail
2.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Oh yeah, can from the 99 cent store.

A: The beer pours a very pale golden color with a short lived white head.

S: This beer reeks of corn and beer soaked carpet. More corn just for good measure. It's slightly musty and there is even a little bit of banana in the background.

T: There is a moderate sweetness to this with plenty of corn as well as some apple juice and sugar. Lightly sour and lemony and a touch metallic. A bit watery, too.

M: Light in body with medium carbonation.

O: Nowhere near as horrendous as expected.

Photo of MbpBugeye
1.83/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Huge ass "I've got a deep, stinging depression welling up deep inside that needs extinguished" 24 oz can. Poured into a Perfect Pint with the $0.99 price sticker still on it.

Appearance
A pretty unspectacular sight. I poured hard, making sure to thoroughly dampen my pants with beer. A head arose but faded before I could even wipe off the excess beer before it soaked into my boxers. The color is quite pale. Clarity is very high. Not many bubbles are seen.

Aroma
Ok, what the hell is it about these beers, particularly Beer 30 and Beer 30 Ice and others like them, that make them smell just grape juice? Some smell like grape soda, others like grape bubble gum. This one smells like Welch's from concentrate. I think I'm going to BM Homebrew42 after this review...

Taste
I can deal with the grape juice sweet aroma, and many times I can cope with the sweet flavors that it hearkens. But this one is just put together all crazy. Really sweet with that artifical, sugar laden grape flavor but then there's that boiled husk nonsense. No hops, only sugar.

Mouthfeel
Hey, guess what. Its slick as hell on the mouthfeel. With all the underattenuated sweetness who would have thunk? Sharp carbonation.

Overall
I kinda bashed it here in this review, but I'd rather drink this than a lot of other beers in its class, not to mention Batch 10,000.

Photo of HammsRocks
2.65/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured from a can into a beer glass.

Appearance-very straw yellow in color. Had decent head and left some lacing in the glass. Very clear and non-murky.

Smell- had kind of a "thin" smell to it, like beer, but diluted beer.

Taste- strangely, i picked up a flavor of green apples mixed with watery beer. Not unpleasant, certainly made for some interesting moments.

Mouthfeel- thin. watery. not thick at all and minimal body.

drinkability- due to the thinness of the brew, i found it to be very drinkable and not very filling. I could definitely have more than one of these.

I got a 30 pack of these at Woodman's for 9.99 before tax. A good buy if you're looking for an easy drinking beer.

Photo of vacax
2.23/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Gold color, white head fades down relatively quick, yet leaving a film of foam around the glass. Nothing crazy on the aroma, some malt with some adjunct cheapness. For an "ice" beer it actually is surprisingly nice to the nose.

Awkward flavor, not really bad, but strange. A bit of malt on the tip of the tongue, but no sweetness as a mild lactic sourness is here that kind of blends it all together. Moderately bitter, but again, the oddly sour note blends it together. The finish reveals the hidden off flavors, the solvent cheapness comes to light along with some cookielike malt sweetness. Unique in how the tartness of the beer covers up the defects actually successfully for the most part.

Light body and lively carbonation actually reminds me of a Berliner Weisse to go with the sourness (not saying this tastes like that style, but does remind me of it). For an "ice" beer this is actually a good choice in a bad category. Though if you're looking in "ice" beers flavor probably isn't a priority to begin with.

Photo of HalfFull
2.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

24 oz. can picked up while perusing the can section. A rare event done for the purpose of proving to a friend that Four Loko is still available here in Cali. Beer 30? Gotta try that for the name alone, and the Ice version was all they had. Don't remember my last Ice beer, been a loooong time.

Poured into a room temperature pint glass so as to not remove any more ice from this finely crafted masterpiece. This Premium Beer pours a clear light straw with half an inch of white foam, which slips away to a light film and light lacing. No notable carbonation after a minute or so.

Smell is very thin, I guess typical for an ice brew. Touch of grain and a bit of metallic vegetal notes. Just not there though not there in a bad way either. Taste follows the metallic cue, offering a dryness interpreted as a light spice and a lightly fruity sense give a thin juice like quality to the flavor. Apple spice continues on the finish and seems to offer a very light artificial sweetness sense to it. Feel is subsequently thin but the bite keeps it from being watery.

Pretty drinkable with no malt body to slow you down and no smells or flavors to dissect and analyze. Very approachable any time of day, any time it's Beer Thirty.

Photo of stingrayvr6
2.53/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had this at a party, drank straight from the can. When I saw the name I wasn't expecting to be able to finish it but was pleasantly surprised. Smelled odd but had a surprising malty taste, reminded me of a Molson Export Ale I had in Canada. Drinkable, more taste than most other adjunct lagers.

Photo of kneeland
2.65/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I saw this tall boy in a gas station and I had to get it. It was only a buck fifty, so why not give it a shot for hits and iggles.

It poured an everyday straw yellow with unimpressive head. I was really nervous about taking the first sip. Memories of Steel Reserve and PBR danced in my head. I was quite shocked when i tried it. It wasn't terrible! I'm not saying it was a good beer, but I don't think it was bad for such a cheap beer. I would compare the taste mostly to Miller Lite. It doesn't have that rusty aluminum taste like a lot of cheapo beers do.

With all that said, I'll only get this again as a goof. I mean come on, it's called Beer 30.

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Beer 30 Ice from Melanie Brewing Company
59 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.