Beer 30 Ice | Melanie Brewing Company

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Beer 30 IceBeer 30 Ice

Brewed by:
Melanie Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jjanega08 on 04-13-2009

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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 26
Reviews by stingrayvr6:
Photo of stingrayvr6
2.51/5  rDev +19.5%
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.

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Photo of brewerburgundy
2.54/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

We've had 6 cans of this in the fridge since a party last semester and while playing the first game of beer pong tonight, realized I have not reviewed a 12oz can of this AAL/ADD poured into the Dixie cups and then from a Dixie cup to a pilsener.

Looks like the Busch I reviewed last weekend. Maybe even lighter in a cheap sparkling wine way. Not inappropriate, as it tastes quite white grape like. The clean white head seems to last longer than most American Adjunct Lagers with a minimal, very minimal, lace.

Almost a savory frozen corn, slightly vegetal. When colder, the grapes make their appearance.

Taste culminates in the rear of the mouth. Light grape soda, or rather white grape juice mixed with seltzer. The corn and fresh from the fridge a hop bitterness gives a little bit.

Slightly less watery in the mouth than Busch I had next.

The first time I had this, I hated it. Now it is no worse than any other common beer pong beer at the most.

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Photo of nicholas2121
1.5/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Beer 30 Ice Brewed by Melanie Brewing Company. This brew has an ABV of 5.5% Beer 30 pours out a nice amber color with a nice white head. The smell is strong with alcohol and grains, and malts. This is a cheap cheap cheap BEER. I got this for free and it was BAD. Taste was just nasty. Strong alcohol taste with nasty malts. I will just stick to the Budweiser Busch and Natural Light. These beers are 10x better in taste and drinkability. Never buy buy this stuff it is AWFUL!!!
Death in a Can
I was not impressed with this brew. I will not buy this brew again.

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Photo of HalfFull
2.25/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of thebornotaku
1/5  rDev -52.4%

Photo of Giesch
2.28/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of tone77
2.77/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of corn and malts. Tastes like it smells, corn and malts, not paticuarily good. Feels light in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall nothing going for this beer except the low price tag.

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Photo of sptdcow
1.03/5  rDev -51%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Anything with the Beer 30 name on it is not worth buying but Beer 30 Ice is the worst of the worst. I was introduced to it in college when everyone was looking for cheep beer but no one would stoop as low as to buy Beer 30 Ice. The only thing I can say good about this beer is that I will never have to drink it again.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.3/5  rDev +57.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer 30 Ice is a horrendous beer. It has a thick, white head and a clear, straw appearance. Carbonation is high, and lacing is fairly even and pronounced. The aroma is of burnt rubber, as far as I could determine. The taste is of resin, over-ripe citrus, and it has a chemical undertone of some sort. Mouth-feel is light and watery. Beer 30 Ice finishes harsh and unpleasant. Why anyone would want to save a few cents per 6-pack and buy this, I do not know. I still have five cans left. Wish me luck! Thankfully, this is not sold in Louisiana.

I reassessed this one today, poured into a mug from a 24 oz. can. Gone are the roofing tar and grape soda aroma and taste profiles. Now, it’s wet grain, some hop bittering, and a refreshing, fairly crisp, semi-dry finish. RJT


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Photo of vacax
2.26/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of PorterPatrol
1.76/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Served and consumed straight from the 12oz can, given away free to all musicians/sponsors at a local music festival. This beer ranks among the most difficult to swallow, unless it is superbly chilled. Although free beer is usually my favorite type of beer, I soon regretted my decision and upgraded to an IPA to mask the finish. Not bad in price and in consumption speed, Beer 30 is a typical American fast food beer style, offering poor quality and a low price using inexpensive ingredients, leaving the drinker with a thin, stale aftertaste and a chill down the spine.

A sure hangover when consumed in quantity.

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Photo of Pegasus
3/5  rDev +42.9%
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

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Photo of pperez38
2/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.18/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of adjuncts, light malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts with an adjunct and light malt sweetness that is followed by a grainy breadiness. The hops presence is very mild even for the style. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: A little crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Not very flavorful, goes down easily and is not too filling since there's not much to it, mild kick, decent representation of a lackluster style, it's not completely awful, but there are several fizzy-yellow-beers that are better than this one.

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Photo of Clydesdale
1.55/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: A clear, pale golden-yellow with some active carbonation. The white head is somewhat short and foamy, with poor retention and lackluster lacing.

S: Corn, corn, and more corn. Not even good corn - nasty, canned creamed corn. Some sugary sweetness and boozy alcohol.

T: More of the same. Sweet, corny, with a flash of tartness appearing at irregular intervals. Alcohol is prominent again.

M: Medium bodied. Carbonation is somewhat lively. A coating, sugary, soda-like character.

D: I saw this during a trip home to Cleveland, and my morbid curiosity got the best of me. This is without question one of the worst beers I've ever tasted. This is bad even by bargain malt liquor standards. Avoid, unless you need a beer that helps you re-appreciate literally every other brew on the planet.

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Photo of kguyty
2/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of woodychandler
1.52/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Apparently, I will drink anything in support of the CANQuest. I have had people apologize for sending this to me to review. CAN't I be curious about what is available?

The head began as a little more than a finger of bone-white foam which just evaporated before my eyes. Color was a golden yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a definite, sharp grapiness along with an ammonia/HCl-acid bite. Whoa! I am guessing that this is not generally poured out of its CAN before drinking. Mouthfeel was on the thin side with a grape bubble gum flavor on the tongue. How do they achieve this? Oof. Finish was an unpleasant blend of grape-sweetness and acidity. I am already developing a headache from this. Phew.

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Photo of crossovert
2.13/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of womencantsail
2.24/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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Photo of Dangus
1.74/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- Poured a 3 finger head. Extremely fizzy with a constant stream of bubbles. Poured a surprisingly decent looking straw color.

Smell- I smell can, chemicals, corn and a very tiny hint of malts. This smells reallly, really BAD. There is an odd odor of stale Trix cereal as well.

Taste- What the hell!? It's sweet and tastes like grapes. Alcohol flavor comes through. The taste is basically nasty champagne. Doesn't even taste like beer to me.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with carbonation sting. Not much to say.

Drinkability- Drinkable, hardly any aftertaste and goes down relatively easy. I could swill a couple of these back.

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Photo of Duff27
2.9/5  rDev +38.1%
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 a joke. Marketing...go figure.

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Photo of malfunxion
2/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of troobie
2.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Gregwa
2/5  rDev -4.8%

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Beer 30 Ice from Melanie Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.1 out of 5 with 41 ratings