Beer 30 Ice | Melanie Brewing Company

Beer 30 IceBeer 30 Ice
40 Ratings
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: 40 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of thebornotaku
1/5  rDev -52.6%

Photo of sptdcow
1.03/5  rDev -51.2%
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 BeerRaiser
1.29/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

WTF??? lol This was the only time I ever gave beer away! No taste, no smell, no anything! The price should have said it all. As a matter of fact, myself and the other fellow who drank it soon lost it. It tasted better coming back up. Pure shit in a can.

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Photo of nicholas2121
1.5/5  rDev -28.9%
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 millerm25
1.5/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of Hoganlaw
1.5/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of woodychandler
1.52/5  rDev -28%
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 Clydesdale
1.55/5  rDev -26.5%
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 porterwoobie
1.73/5  rDev -18%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Served out of a 24 oz can into a standard pint glass.

A: medium yellow color, translucent

S: kinda smells like high school parties. in other words, no malt, no hops, just smell the alcohol in the beer

T: lots of carbonation present, not much taste. pretty bland, no personality

MF: just the right amount of carbonation, smooth going down. and my mouth feels like hops.

Drinkability: i've had worse. this will be the last can i consume. can't imagine drinking many of these unless you really like drinking to get drunk

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Photo of Dangus
1.74/5  rDev -17.5%
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 PorterPatrol
1.76/5  rDev -16.6%
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 jjanega08
1.8/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Found this gem at the MGM in Winona. Poured from a 24 oz can into a pint glass.
A= looks like ginger ale almost. Maybe a little lighter. An orangish yellowy color with a tiny head coming out falling into nothing but bubbles floating on top.
S= Nothin really but a small amount of booze. Some corn is there too.
T= Ah the big moment. Really really weird. At first it almost tasted like an apple cider at the tip of my tongue. Falls into a carbonated water taste...
M= Very light but very coating is the best way to describe it. Its light for sure but the feeling of a very dirty unbrushed teeth mouth kinda thing is going on.
D= I'll only be able to finish this can I think there might be a lot of alcohol in it and it's not very good.

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Photo of MbpBugeye
1.85/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Huge ass "I've got a deep, stinging depression welling up deep inside that needs extinguished" 24 oz can. Poured into a Perfect Pint with the $0.99 price sticker still on it.

A pretty unspectacular sight. I poured hard, making sure to thoroughly dampen my pants with beer. A head arose but faded before I could even wipe off the excess beer before it soaked into my boxers. The color is quite pale. Clarity is very high. Not many bubbles are seen.

Ok, what the hell is it about these beers, particularly Beer 30 and Beer 30 Ice and others like them, that make them smell just grape juice? Some smell like grape soda, others like grape bubble gum. This one smells like Welch's from concentrate. I think I'm going to BM Homebrew42 after this review...

I can deal with the grape juice sweet aroma, and many times I can cope with the sweet flavors that it hearkens. But this one is just put together all crazy. Really sweet with that artifical, sugar laden grape flavor but then there's that boiled husk nonsense. No hops, only sugar.

Hey, guess what. Its slick as hell on the mouthfeel. With all the underattenuated sweetness who would have thunk? Sharp carbonation.

I kinda bashed it here in this review, but I'd rather drink this than a lot of other beers in its class, not to mention Batch 10,000.

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Photo of pperez38
2/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of kguyty
2/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of malfunxion
2/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Gregwa
2/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of crossovert
2.13/5  rDev +0.9%
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 SolsticeDreamer
2.13/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I can't resist a good deal, found this beer at the dollar store (2/.99cents)! Bought a couple and couldn't help but review it. Trying to do it justices I pour two cans into a nice large Pilsner glass...

The beer poured out nice with a light straw color and formed a mild head that lingered for a couple seconds. A couple laces on the glass, other wise clear and straight to the point.

The aroma caught me off guard I almost expected an ill smell of skunk but was surprise to find a tiny aroma of malt like adjuncts with a touch of "hop".

Grainy taste with a bit of sweetness, the flavors of adjuncts dance on the tongue hinting that there is a malt in the beer. The hop flavor is hidden and very must missed by the over all sweetness of the beer.

Very clean and crisp beer, nice and smooth with a very light body. The carbonation servers the beer well with it's medium-high level to finish off.

Easy drinker, was not filling at all and not much taste. Personally I love the act of drinking and I could sit down and have a couple of these without really getting sick of it. A nice summer beer or a starter to a beer tasting. As for what it is, there are other beers in cans or yellow-fizzies that are better.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.18/5  rDev +3.3%
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 womencantsail
2.24/5  rDev +6.2%
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 UCLABrewN84
2.24/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear orange with a 1 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks and dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain and sugar. Taste is of grain, sugar, and some corn flake flavors on the finish. There is no hop presence in the smell or taste. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer bit definitely not as bad as Beer 30 Light.

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Photo of YippieitsRyan
2.24/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Better than beer 30 light. Tastes pretty watery. A cheap buzz!

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Photo of HalfFull
2.25/5  rDev +6.6%
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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Beer 30 Ice from Melanie Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.11 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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