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Milwaukee Special Reserve - Melanie Brewing Company

Milwaukee Special ReserveMilwaukee Special Reserve

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BA SCORE
62
poor

14 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 32.43%


Brewed by:
Melanie Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
the ABV is 4.29 - 4.79 %

(Beer added by: budgood1 on 04-19-2003)
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev +64.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mostly of corn, some malts. Taste is crisp, light, really not much going on, some corn sweetness. Feels light in the mouth and is very drinkable, a good brew for beer drinking games. Overall nothing special about this beer except the low price tag.

Serving type: can

07-04-2010 13:43:40 | More by tone77
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

2.63/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

From a 12 fl. oz. can stamped 0832-1935. Sampled on June 26, 2013.

If the most recent rating is a year old - I wonder how this can was when I picked it up? No date listed.

It pours a typical pale yellow with a tremendous white fluffy head that dissolves in quick order.

Aroma of thin malts, adjuncts, and a crisp clean hop bite. It is typical of the style and that makes it Okay.

The body is light.

The taste brings forward a balanced grainy malt, mild sweetness, and crisp hopped and dry finish which is typical for the style. I mean, yeah, it is not a craft beer but that doesn't mean I automatically reject it. It does what it is supposed to do for the style and that's all.

Serving type: can

06-26-2013 21:15:39 | More by puboflyons
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

2.2/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Milwaukee Special Reserve has a very thick, quickly-dissipating white head and a clear, somewhat bubbly, golden appearance. There is some slight lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sickly-sweet, wet grain husks and green apples. Taste is of sweet grain, husks, and green apple flavored Jolly Roger candy. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Milwaukee Special Reserve finishes mostly dry and unpleasant. Overall, this is a cheap, private label, unappealing beer.

RJT

Serving type: can

07-03-2012 15:45:02 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

1.68/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Simple swill at a cheap price. Had strong flavors of burnt barley and alcohol. This is more of a college students' way of boozing up when the funds are down. Should be able to be found for about 11-13 bucks a 30 case. Nothing special, and not recommended.

Serving type: can

08-10-2003 21:09:32 | More by Frozensoul327
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budgood1

Minnesota

1.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

pours out a darker pale straw colour...short lived foamy head. smells like a cheap adjunct filled lager. tastes pretty sweet. lots of adjunct sweetener added to this one. not really too pleasant on the senses. cheap and poundable. might be better for a summer slammer or a way to get a cheap buzz. came in a 30 pak. i think it might be competing for best (or worst) crap beer with "milwaukee" in it's name, and brewed in wisconsin.

Serving type: can

04-19-2003 11:53:35 | More by budgood1
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

1.4/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The CANQuest (TM) CANtinues to try new and different CANned beers. CAN you look at my spreadsheet and CANtact me if you have anything that I have not reviewed? CANtabulous!

The finger of bone-white head disappeared like many of my buddies when the check comes. Color was a light lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity and lots of CO2 bubbles. Fizzy yellow beer, indeed. Nose had a grapey, vinous quality, a trait generally reserved for the lowest form of the style. I would know, having subjected myself to more AALs than I would have ever imagined. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium with a sour grape flavor on the tongue. Oof. I was reminded of the current Skittles Fizzl'd commercial where the husband gets his tongue shocked by static electricity from a tube sock while the wife enjoys candy. The fizzling on my tongue was tube sock! Finish had a light sour grape flavor that lingered. This was NOT my idea of a good time.

Serving type: can

07-13-2010 20:42:27 | More by woodychandler
Milwaukee Special Reserve from Melanie Brewing Company
62 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.