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Montucky Cold Snack | Melanie Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Melanie Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,740
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
93
pDev:
24.5%
 
 
Wants:
1
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19
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of WillieThreebiers
2.89/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TAMU99
3.41/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tucson_brewson
3.31/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Found out Total Wine was selling 6-pk tallboys for a steal so I picked up some up for the review. Also had my first one on my spiritual journey to Portland this time last year so good timing. From the can into a pint glass.

L - Pours a clear, golden straw color that starts with an inch of soapy white head that dissipates quick and leaves little to no lacing.

S - For some reason, it has a very fruity/apple scent up front, some straw and grass, cereal grain, corn, slightly malty. Nothing overpowering or offensive, just different with a fruity nose for a cheaper brew.

T - Actually starts out fruity/malty as well with a strong bready malt presence in the middle and a slightly metallic alcoholic aftertaste with little to no hop presence.

F - Light, crisp, clean, moderate to high carbonation, drinkable and crushable. I can see why this would be a go-to on a hot summer day when available.

O - As decent as I remember out of the can. And it's a good AAL beer with a good cause and a great label design that I'd easily wear as a shirt or slap on as a sticker.

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Photo of viking77
3.61/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Kinda watery, but tasty!

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Photo of Atlas1
3.55/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Montucky Cold Snack. Love the can. Reminds me of the early 1980s. I'm pretty sure I had a shirt with a similar design on it as seven year old. We should be able to rate cans and label designs as well. This would score high points from me.

Pours a pretty, bright golden straw color with a burst of fizz and bubbles that die down quickly. Slim white cap ring but no lace to speak of. Malty sweet nose, with hints of faint apple and pear. Not a bad aroma, to be honest, for a light American lager. The taste is earthy but also sweet. Grassy and clean but with a lingering light, fruity aftertaste. Mouthfeel is crisp up front and in the finish. More apple flavor in the aftertaste.

I've always heard brewers say that its very difficult to consistently brew a good lager because of the cold fermentation process. I don't know if this is true or not, but I give kudos to any small brewery that can consistently pull off a solid American style lager without sucking. I like that this is called the official unofficial beer of Montana. I'd drink more of this if it was regularly available. Would be great after mowing the lawn on a hot summer day. Cheers.

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Photo of BirdsandHops
2.66/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of khargro2
2.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Parmesan
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L:. Pours a straw gold color with a small fizzy white head.

S:. Hints of corn and malt a slight bit of apple and very slight hop.

T:. Corn and malt, with almost no hop presence, slight note of alcohol.

F: Light crisp and very crushable.

O:. It is what it is but it is a pretty decent adjunct Lager.

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.52/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lawdoggy
5/5  rDev +65.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love big IPAs! I love heavy stouts! I also love a light beer on a summer day.
MCS has found a really clever niche. Theyre produced like macro, they taste like a macro, but they're marketed like a micro. Particularly, they're marketed towards outdoors enthusiasts like skiers and hikers, I love it!
MCS ain't fancy, but it hits the spot.

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Photo of Jeth
1.59/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A liberal coors or bud. That is all. Move along.

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Photo of cbcrunch
3.46/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
2.84/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jbsiegel
5/5  rDev +65.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is sport beer. Dont listen to all these beer snobs. Go grab some

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Photo of Eman17
3.2/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
2.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HayesdaHophead
4.93/5  rDev +63.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I wish Beeradvocate would delete the reviews of beers like this that make comments showing they have not a clue. This is a fine lager and for its style it is a great beer.

Probably half the reviewers on here don’t understand reviewing a beer for its style and NOT as a direct comparison towards a completely different style of beer.

This is a fine beer for the style. If it was full of malt flavor, hop flavor AND high alcohol content and claimed to be an American lager you should give it a crappy rating.

This is a fine session beer.

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Photo of Squire
3.65/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light gold color with white cap and lacing.

Pleasant aroma of mild malt and floral hops.

Flavor is mildly pleasant malt with enough hop influence to back up the malt. At first the taste is about even malt/hops but as we approach the finish malt becomes richer and deeper ending with a crisp refreshing bite which may be a combination of hops and carbonation. This is easy drinking with a clean roundness that shouldn't displease anyone.

Mild-medum texture with balancing carbonation.

Good enough and worth buying a six pack or two.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.03/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A good value and refreshing on a hot day.
Without even a website, I guess anyone can bring a recipe to a contract brewer (in this case, City Brewing) and can a beer.
There is nothing wrong with Montucky. It Looks like an average lager. While it Smells like not as much, its Tastes are crisp and malty enough. thin in the mouth, but so what ? Because of the low hop content, I can see why Montucky's ratings are beat-up. But, it suits me.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.33/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bitterbill
3.36/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought at Urban Liquors. ~$9 for a 6pack of 16 ounce cans.

Pours a clear straw gold with an impressive and long lasting head of foam.

I smell some corn, bread, more corn, very light on the hop presence.

No surprises in the taste as it tastes just like it smells.

Usual body for an AAL.

Drinkable and fairly tasty. 5 cans to go...

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Photo of dcotom
3.35/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a pretty good pale lager. All malt? I don't know. Straw colored pour, with an evanescent white head. Nice crackery malt on the nose and palate. There is also a grassy and herbal note, with some cidery sweetness and an understated bitterness. The finish is very dry and crisp. Very refreshing beer, and the price is right.

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Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of daliandragon
3.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This was the beer I camped with in Rocky Mountain Natonal Park last night. It was kissed with floral hps and light in texture but featured only a light biscuit note to distinguish it. Certainly it is easy to drink in quantity, which may be its most redeeming quality.

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Montucky Cold Snack from Melanie Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.02 out of 5 with 93 ratings