Killer Bees | Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
Wyoming, United States
melvinbrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Clean, smooth, slow motion, easy drinking, honey. The palette cleanser extraordinaire. Perfect for mowing your unwatered lawn, sipping in the shower, or fishing on a Sunday. Low in alcohol, but high in enjoyment, this beer will not let you down.…. and if it does? Give it a good talking to.

Added by Rifugium on 06-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,566
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
97
pDev:
10.41%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
14
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of AyatollahGold
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pouring this from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass this beer is a nice golden color. Clear but with very small sediment floating throughout the whole thing. So not “CLEAR”. It forms a pinky width of white crown. Leaves some lacing throughout.

The smell brings a nice crisp corn type malt presence blending with a honey sweetness.

The taste follows up the nose to a t. The honey is very balanced and compliments the malts perfectly, not making this too sweet for what it is.

The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Full bodied blonde.

Overall, this almost reminds me of a cream ale. I like it.

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Photo of nickfl
3.14/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that left wishing on the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of honey are present in the nose along with hints of cracker malts.
T: The taste follows the smell and has balanced flavors of honey and cracker malts with a touch of sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a touch of dryness in the finish.
O: The taste of this beer has a nice balance between the honey and malts.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Great Brewery but impossible to get pretty much east of the Rockies. I have friends who bring me some here in Florida and this was one of them. I am not a big fan of blonds and considering the above I found this to be OK. I first heard of Melvin Brewery because they had been invited to Cigar City’s Hunupau event. When I did my homework on narrowing down the choices I found Melvin to be intriguing. Glad I did.

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Photo of Electros
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.14/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DonnieHops
2.9/5  rDev -20.5%
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 -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kreisermj
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
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 robotic_being
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Close to flavorless for a Honey blonde ale.

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Photo of BennyProfane
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerPirate
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IronLover
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
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 -6.3%
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 +0.5%
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 +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of eddiefl
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaveWaterDrinkBeers
2.99/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrc1093
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
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 +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
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 -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Killer Bees from Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 97 ratings