Montucky Cold Snack | Melanie Brewing Company

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Montucky Cold SnackMontucky Cold Snack

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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: 69 |  Reviews: 26
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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.37/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Exactly what you'd expect from a low abv pale lager. Not good. Not too bad. But at $6.99 for 6x16, you damn well better believe it'll be in my fridge again and again. Cheers!

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Photo of VladTheImbiber
3.07/5  rDev +5.1%
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 hesoildrops
1.32/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Mountain hipster can, goes well with similar design flatbrim hat at the mountain bike trailhead. Smells like cheap beer, tastes worse than cheap beer. Mouth feel is harsh. I think they should have just made a hat. Still looking for the cheap beer that satisfies. Going back to ranier for now.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.17/5  rDev +8.6%
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 Tiernan
2.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chossboss
2.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dface
2.88/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of destonriley
5/5  rDev +71.2%

Photo of Kingcarson
3.73/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beeerman
4.94/5  rDev +69.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great tasting light beer. Perfect for camping, skiing, or anything outdoors.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
2.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

16 oz can from a six pack from the grocery store. I’ve been meaning to rate this, the "unofficial beer of Montana," for a long time. Aroma is corn, vomit, generic beer. Pours clear yellow with a medium white head with good retention and even some lace. Taste is sweet and corny, finishes a bit dry. Not much different than a typical macro lager. Not good, but not bad either. It does what it sets out to do. "It is what it is," as thousands of dipshits say every day.

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Photo of Spikester
3/5  rDev +2.7%
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 GrantBrennan
4/5  rDev +37%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.29/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
2.83/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to patches. Mild aroma of sweet malt and faint biscuit malt, bland. Flavor is very thin, mild sweet pale malt, apple juice, um, not getting much else here. Thin bodied, watery. The faint flavors are pleasant enough, but it really tastes like a light lager watered down by about five to one, possibly the most watery beer I've ever tasted. Pleasant apple juice finish with the faintest hint of hops. This is a very odd little beer that combines two contrasting elements in my book. I like the idea that these guys are putting back into their community "Drinking With a Cause", but this also really screams "marketing concept", one of my least favorite ideas for brewing beer. It's a Montana themed, very thin beer that is brewed in Wisconsin, apparently thought up over a few cocktails. Well, mostly harmless, but otherwise not noteworthy.

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Photo of BdM
2.74/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of powerfist
1.24/5  rDev -57.5%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The look points are all for the can, which is awesome. In fact, the can was the only reason I bought this beer.

This beer tastes exactly like Game Day Light, with weird fruity notes. Surprise, looks like it is made in the same brewery. As if Montucky called up City Brewing and asked "hey we need a really cheap beer that tastes kind of like fruit for some reason. got any recipes you can brew up for us?" and City Brewing was like "as a matter of fact, we have this beer recipe that was really great that for some reason didn't make it; it's called Game Day Light." Montucky - "Hell yeah, we'll take it. We spent all our money on the can".

For the style of beer, I'd take just about anything else. Game day light was $2.99 for a 12 pack at grocery outlet, this cost me $4 for a can at the bar. No gracias.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SMH_NWI
3.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of daliandragon
3.24/5  rDev +11%
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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Photo of jakewatt135
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Karibourgeois
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Reidrover
2.59/5  rDev -11.3%
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 zestd
2.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Montucky Cold Snack from Melanie Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.92 out of 5 with 69 ratings