Killer Bees | Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up

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Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
Wyoming, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Rifugium on 06-22-2014

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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of DonnieHops
2.9/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$16 bucks for a six pack? Really?........... Thin, bland beer with little body, nor taste.... Yeah, it's good after mowing the lawn, so is Coors Light..... The craft beer industry has jumped the shark and is now about fancy packaging and forced names and beer thats is mediocre, derivative and non-descipt....and most importantly, ridiculously over priced.....

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Photo of Montanabeerz
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kreisermj
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can poured into a pint glass. One finger head which dissipates quickly and leaves a thin layer of lace accumulating most strongly around the edges. Color is a clear straw blonde – there is no chill haze in this one; this beer is very clean looking. Very grainy on the nose. The barley comes through very strong. Also a smell very akin to farro. There is also a strong scent of honey – but with all the other smells, it’s more like honeyed ham at thanksgiving. Mouthfeel begins very smooth and reveals its carbonation quite slowly, but it builds to a sharp peak by the time you swallow. Grainy flavors consist of wheat and barley. There’s a tiny hint of hoppiness at the end, but it’s overshadowed by the strong cereal presence and flash of honey sweetness after the swallow. The longer I drink, I’m surprised to taste a bit of an adjunct-y, but not necessarily unwelcome, corn flavor. The residual sweetness leaves your mouth sticky for a little while. Very easy beer to drink, but sweeter than I’m generally used to.

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Photo of BennyProfane
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerPirate
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IronLover
4.19/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden yellow in color with a hazy, lightly viscous appearance. Poured with a short, soapy, bright white foam with good retention. Sweet malt and sticky, honey aromas. No hop aromas. Medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Light malty flavors up front followed by expanding sweetness. Medium hop bitterness through the middle. Grainy malt flavors on the back end. Finished semi-dryly with a sweet grainy maltiness followed by a mellow hop bitterness that lingers and slowly tapers with a sweet stickiness. A brilliant, modern day blonde ale. Malty and sweet up front with welcome, assertive bitterness to provide balance and finish. Sweet, tasty, bitter, balanced. A great summer ale.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a fairly bitter blonde ale with hardly any flavors or sweetness coming from the honey (which was added for sweetness and not as a fermentable if one is to believe what the text on the can itself says). Not a bad beer but not as easy to drink despite the watery mouthfeel.

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Photo of tempest
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Yup, it's a honey ale. Well made, but boring even for someone that enjoys subtle beers. Very clean lightly toasted malt shines through with a mild floral honey character. It's a little thick to be truly refreshing. I might mix is with Campari, gin, and ice.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of eddiefl
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaveWaterDrinkBeers
2.99/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrc1093
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can thanks to Kyle, poured into pint glass.
A: pours a slight hazy golden honey color, one finger fine frothy white foam head, fine bubble carbonation, bits of stringy lacing
S: light pilsner malt, fresh honey, floral
M: thin body with semi juicy finish
T: light malt, cracker, biscuit, notes of sweetness, crisp
O: easy drinking, enjoyable session brew, no overpowering flavors

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Photo of COR8RFAN
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is cereal, earthy hops, and light honey on the finish. Light bodied, crisp, moderate carbonation and slightly bitter. Tastes like a decent pilsner with a touch of honey at the end. Was expecting a lot more honey. Not bad, but I prefer others in the style.

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Photo of madelf66
3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueSpader
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.93/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beernoobie
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of citizencane
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden-orange with no head and somewhat lingering lacing into half-pint glass. Smells of sweet malt hops and honey. Taste is same, Mouthfeel is a touch dry but not excessively so. Overall, I’m not too familiar with the style but this is somewhere between okay and pretty good.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I have been musing of late on the remarkable level of distribution that we get here in southcentral PA. This is just the latest example! Welcome to the inaugural #WyomingWedneday as I CANtinue to do whatever I CAN to Bump the Hump & celebrate the midweek in my own indomitable fashion. I am looking at the cover of MAD #1, with the memorable exchange of a terrified man & woman and their thumb-sucking baby on the approach of a menacing shadow as follows: "That thing! That slithering blob coming towards us!" "What is it?" "It's Melvin!" Ha! This one goes out to The ex-Old Lady, an apiarist, a meaderist & a homebrewer who was definitely a Killer in her own right. Sountrack? The Melvins' "The Bulls & The Bees"!

From the CAN: "Swarming"; "Dear Enjoyer, Our award winning honey ale starts as an American blonde, we then add around 8 lbs[.] of light clover honey per bbl. The honey adds a subtle sweetness and light honey nose. A crisp light all day drinker great for watching your lawn get mowed."; "Don't hate, party."; "Recycle!"

Upon performing the Crack!, I performed an inverted Glug since that is EXACTLY the thing that used to set The ex-old Lady off every time I did so. I'm actually pretty good at it, so a mess should not have been a CANcern, but with her, it was. I got two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head as the result of my efforts & it hung around nicely, leaving some nice lacing in its wake. Color was as beauteous a Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) as I have seen in recent memory & with its NE-quality clarity, it was like a Siren song for The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus, all vying for a sip. Nose smelled like fresh-baked biscuits drizzled with honey, reminiscent of summers spent at my maternal grandparents' house. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was light, slightly sweet with honey and definitely malt-driven. It had a pronounced biscuit-bready flavor, but they were right on the $ about it being one that would be perfect as a summer lawnmower beer. Finish was semi-sweet, but if you were to postulate "semi-dry", I would not put up too much of an argument. This made for a nice inaugural beer. Welcome to PA, lads!

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Photo of brureview
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark honeycolor with a 4F head in a Stone Imperial pint glass.
The aroma is the best aspect of the beer: sweet, fruit, esters.

The taste is weird. Too earthy, off in general. Not expecting this in the style. The aroma and taste don’t match.

Earthy bitterness. Good, but there is no coherence in the style of the beer- no transition between the aroma, taste, and finish. Some the brewery’s beers have been quite good, others so so. New in my area.

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Killer Bees from Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 90 ratings