Montucky Cold Snack | Melanie Brewing Company

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Montucky Cold SnackMontucky Cold Snack

Brewed by:
Melanie Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by archyquaffer on 03-30-2014

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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of VladTheImbiber
3.07/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm surprised to see so many people disappointed with this beer, it's not trying to be anything fancy, it's a low-key light logger with great flavor perfect for drinking on a hot sunny day or pounding with your buddies at the ski mountain. This beer is way better then the mega lagers like bud or Coors and it comes with a comparable price. I would recommend totally recommend it as a light cheap poundable beer. My only really issues with this beer is the branding, it's not really from Montana, it's brewed in Wisconsin, not cool...

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Photo of Ruger_44-Redhawk
2.75/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I don't know. Of the cheap beers this isn't all that bad. Drinking out of the can so I can't accurately rate the first two categories. I can see pounding these on a camp trip though in the mountains on a hot day swimming at a mountain lake. Although there are a lot of good beers canned now. So it would come down to price. Ok beer that's cheap or good beer that's expensive in the can. I'll have to explore this pale lager style more though. It is 10x better than Budweiser.

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Photo of Tiernan
2.73/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Asics
3.03/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Foyle
2.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from 16oz can into pilsner glass
A frothy 2" white head falls rapidly with little to no lacing. Color is clear pale straw, plenty of streaming carbonation. Mild aroma of grain husks and a bit of biscuit. Light and watery mouthfeel with a mild finish. Flavor is thin and watery with some barley and corn sweetness, maybe a hint of hops in the finish. Overall, half decent for a light beer.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dface
2.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Reidrover
2.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

16 oz can from Lifesource natural Grocer in Salem OR. Just for the Montana "tick" $1.79 Lighter yellow body with visible carbonation strings,,head is white and frothy. Aroma of cardboard and hay. Taste? similar to Keystone Light which luckily i like. No flws. Mouthfeel is just fine for style. Actually not a bad light beer. There are much worse out there. Znd the can rocks. I could drink a lot of this.

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Photo of cdwil
2.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nutkick
2.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Montucky Cold Snacks of Bozeman, MT in La-Crosse WI 5.99 for six 16oz cans at Whole Foods flagship, like their version of that super cheap brand I’ve only seen at HEB Frio Light. Not surprising, City Brewing oversees both locations responsible for these, (the Frio made in Memphis). Too good a deal to pass up, unusual contract label, does not look cheap but is; one of the many from that brewery over the years, remember a tour back in 80’s where tasting room had all the cans, or a lot of em, across the top of the wall. Bet there are at least twice that many since. One of my favorite breweries, nostalgic and the multitude of different brews, not many of which are super notable for impressive taste, I think that’s even where Cool Colt was brewed. Would love to read or do a history on that river city brewery. Wonder how many of their beers’ only discernible difference is in the label. Foam sounds like the punchline of a joke and leaves faster than someone trying to skip their tab at a downtown Denny's. If this is what Montana tastes like, I understand why their freeways don't have speed limits. Calling it a snack is apt, like something you'd trade coins with a vending machine for when no other option exists. I'd like to cold smack the person who created this gimmick, even if some of the proceeds go to a good cause, that's probably a sham too.

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Photo of MatthewWalters
3.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spikester
3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear yellow with three fingers of foamy white head that lasted about 90 seconds.
Smell is almost not there. Could be a good thing.
Taste is sweet and grainy. There might be the lightest touch of grassy hops trying to be noticed.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with plenty of carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and neutral.
Overall easy drinking hot weather beer with no great or poor characteristics.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.29/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zeff80
3.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured out a clear, golden color with a small, thin head of white foam. It smelled of caramel, some malt and a little musty. Malty and too sweet. A light hop bitterness adds some bite.

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Photo of beergoot
2.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pee yellow body; lively carbonation but no head what so ever. Fermented fruit aroma; spoiled apples. Light cereal grain flavor; somewhat sweet; bright hop bitterness. Medium body; fizzy and coarse on the palate; mostly dry finish.

This beer is just a notch above awful, probably because there is a smidgen of grain flavor detectable in the taste. But a lager without a head and a rough feel just doesn't cut it.

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Photo of Jame515
2.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dshansen1184
2/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of zestd
2.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of powdersoldier
3.75/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BdM
2.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.17/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

this is better than its getting credit for being. as the budget pale lagers go, it might be head of it class. i think the can said it was made in bozeman though, so weird to see it listed as a wisconsin product with all these other lousy adjunct lagers, although i guess i shouldnt be surprised. a three dollar pint can in a bar is a steal for this baby. crystal clear sunny golden in color with a tall and lasting and impressively thick white head, looks like a good kolsch in the glass. it has a little sweetness to the nose and taste, but i dont get a corn or dextrose flavor out of it, just a little less dry than it might be. i dont think it hurts it. there is a fine dried hay or straw element here, and a little bit of balancing hop bitterness on the tail end. its not super flavorful, but it isnt watery either, some decent almost medium bodied structure to it, and wonderful carbonation. slammable and refreshing and affordable. i think these are new in the state, and i expect them to do pretty well. its a step up from any crappy adjunct beers, i think this one is all malt, and its got nothing off about it at all. fresh and pretty good, it should be rated a bit higher...

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Photo of grittybrews
2.84/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mamaraza
2/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Gagnonsux
2.76/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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Montucky Cold Snack from Melanie Brewing Company
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