Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up

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Lager - American
Ranked #73
Ranked #31,297
3.77 | pDev: 8.49%
Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
Wyoming, United States
Notes: Mexican Style Lager

Halfway between awesome and fantastico but with the quality you expect from the great Cervaceria de Melvin. Super simple with an abv that you can session all goddamn day. Stay thirsty bitches.

Hops: Mt Hood Malt: 2-Row and corn, yep, corn
Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 98 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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tbone1384 from Wyoming

3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Apr 14, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

at first, melvin was a bandwagon brand for me, at least when they got big in colorado, but when you can make a beer like this, so much better than almost all of its peers, with so few ingredients and be so transparent about it, you earn my full respect, although honestly these guys have had it for awhile now. simple lager, the corn adds a sweetness and keeps it feeling light, while the yeast is crispy in the finish, so clean and dry, and the beer is not without its hops. a nice slightly bitter slightly citric northwestern hop finishes it off, nothing heavy or intense, just enough to keep it balanced and flavorful, and if this is the future of adjunct lager, sign me up! light body, some middle sweetness, but then a crackling dry finish with a light bread and cereal thing, simple but improved over most in terms of balance, drinkability, and overall quality. melvin really can do it all, and they continue to prove it every time they put out a beer that isnt an ipa! huge fan of their work, and this should not be discounted because of its style, its awesome beer, especially in this heat wave we have been having here in denver! stoked to have this available the rest of the summer!

Jul 27, 2017
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mactrail from Washington

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

They describe this as a "Mexican Lager." Clear golden with a mustache of white foam in the pint shaker. Sprightly on the tongue. A little fruity and grainy but has a nice hint of lemon-lime flavor.

Smooth and just tangy enough. If only anything from Mexico was this good. Totally drinkable but more interesting and flavorful than most of these light lagers. On tap at Melvin in Bellingham.

Aug 06, 2017
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beergoot from Colorado

4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Crisp, bright, pale yellow body; thick, sudsy head. Light malt aroma with a grassy hop presence. Mild cracker-like cereal flavor balanced with a lingering hop presence from mid-sip and lasting through the finish. Primarily light body; crisp with a dry finish.

A fine, tasty example of a simple beer styling, delivering a tasty, thirst quenching beer.

Aug 24, 2017
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superspak from Ohio

3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with The-Adjunt-Hippie. 12 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 1/17/2019. Pours slightly hazy pale golden straw color wit ha 2 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light corn, wood, peppercorn, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. A bit of fruity corn aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt/grains and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big lemon, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light corn, wood, peppercorn, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light corn, wood, peppercorn, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great robustness and balance of pale malt/grains and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no astringent hop flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal fruity/yeasty notes present. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, and moderately bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a delicious American pale lager. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malt/grains and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Great clean pils malt/grain showcase, with nice noble hop presence/balance for the style. Mild on adjuncts. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive style example as expected.

May 10, 2019
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Samnem from Georgia

3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jul 14, 2019
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Mark-Leggett from Missouri

3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can. Yellow in color with a small head. Smells of bread, grain and slight skunky aroma. Tastes of bread, corn with a slight sweet ending.

Mar 12, 2020
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Dave1999 from North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aug 19, 2019
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Poured out a clear, straw-yellow color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of caramel, floral notes and grains. Sweet caramel taste with toffee and a very mild bitterness.

Mar 10, 2020
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow, a little haze. Modest white head that fizzles out quickly.
Aroma of grain and floral hops.
Decent taste. Corn, caramel. Late floral and citrus hops.
A nice beer that serves its purpose. Crisp and clean.

May 02, 2019
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Howler serving. Straw yellow crystal clear colour. Great head of foam that lasts. Cracker malt nose that succumbs to piney lemongrass hoppiness. Tastes true to the smell. except that I reckon I get a bit of lime. Light bodied but not watery. Great drinker and only 4% abv!
Edit: It's 5.2 %abv.

May 07, 2017
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Billolick from New York

3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can, cant quite make out the canning date printed on the bottom

Pours very light, yellowy/golden, light haze and snow white cap, that leaves nice looking fields of fine sheeting.

Light floral note on the nose.

Bright, crisp and tasty...nice take on the style and this did go great with some pork chili verde....again I get a light floral note, also some lime,ripe melon, berries and light crachery malt. Worthy

Oct 04, 2018
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smcolw from Massachusetts

2.96/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Light haze with a yellow straw color. Moderate head with good ring and streaky lace.

Smells like an uncleaned tap line. Very grainy, almost like a macro lager. One redeeming quality is the light floral hop nose.

Thin bodied with a high carbonation level. The feel is also like a macro. The taste is like the smell with malt base being largely grainy, raw barley flavor. The hop is sharper on the palate, bringing a bit of positive news. This might be a good introduction to "real" beer for Miller Lite crowd.

Dec 09, 2017
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.14/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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! Sountrack? X's "Hey Zeus!"

From the CAN: "Breaking Down Walls"; "Querido Amigo, Resist! As in 'how [CAN] you resist this crisp & refreshing Mexican style lager, specifically made for mortals?' It's heaven on earth, a place where love comes first. It's like thunder & lightning, the way it drinks is frightening. Say 'adios' to beer geeks and 'opa!' to cerveza Greeks. Listen to the sound of Heyzeus' mariachi Zeppelin cover band, Martillo de los Dioses, they are breaking down walls in craft beer."; "!Don't hate, bebamos!."; "!Recicle!"

Speaking of walls, was that just another empty CANpaign promise/threat? I'm Crack!ing a beer & moving onwards! I CANducted an inverted Glug since I was inspired earlier, but don't look for it to become a routine thing again. It arose with two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, bone-white head with decent retention, leaving nice lacing in its wake. Color was Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had the unwelcome scent of corn & I don't care if they copped to it or not, I CANnot stand the scent of silage any more. Mouthfeel was medium, big for a lager. The taste was not as pronounced in terms of its corn adjunct, but it was still perceptible. This will not win me over as a fan! I suffered through too many AALs in the nascent days of The CANQuest (tm) to make me want to return to that taste. Finish was semi-dry, but I still felt like I had been snacking on Fritos. YMMV.

Dec 14, 2017
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Can
Canned On: 08/14/17

Pours a pretty nice clean/clear pale yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which also leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is pretty nice, malty, some hops, grassy. The taste is pretty nice, malty, hoppy, nice touch of grass. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this one surprised me, very tasty.

Sep 11, 2017
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.19/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dec 15, 2017
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metter98 from New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of corn are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of cooked corn and ever so faint hints of associated sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't overly flavorful, but seems like it would pair well with some spicy Mexican food.

Serving type: can

Dec 02, 2017
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RaulMondesi from California

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Like Raul’s senior prom date, this one is a safe bet. Nope, it’s not overly flashy, nor regal; in no way would it blow your socks off like the captain of the soccer team would have if Raul asked her instead. Yep, this is a safe one. And as Raul sips it, he is ok with that.

Oct 17, 2018
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drtth from Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The very lightly hazy, bright yellow colored beer pours into a Duvel glass with a 3/4” finely bubbled white head that begins to slowly but visibly recede leaving a dense spider web of lacing on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates some scattered patches of lacing that soon slide back down to the liquid leaving a few widely scattered spots of lacing.

The aromas are grainy with both some corn and malt. There’s a slight, brief whiff of earthy hops.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with both some grainy corn and malt showing. There’s also light sweetness here with just a touch of earthy hop bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and quite smooth with the gentle, finely bubbled persistent carbonation. The finish begins as the grainy corn and malt slowly recede allowing the sweetness and very light earthy hops showing for a bit before they also been to recede to an almost dry, almost bitter ending.

Overall a drinkable beer which I could drink more of but which I’ll probably not repeat since I prefer more flavorful beers and/or beers with greater complexity in the aroma/flavor profile. This is basically a lawn mower beer to have on hand for drinking after a day’s yard work or to have on offer for friends who prefer adjunct lagers.

Mar 16, 2018
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 02, 2017
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear pale yellow in color with minimal head. Taste is grass, cereal, and light floral hops. Light bodied with medium high carbonation, sweet. Really good example of the style. Would get this again if I wanted the style.

Jan 28, 2018
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jakecattleco from California

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Jan 19, 2019
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flagmantho from Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into a dimpled mug. Canned 8/15/17.

Appearance: pale straw hue with a dash of haze and a thin layer of white foam. Not bad, but I'd like a bit more clarity and head in a beer of the style.

Smell: grainy, yeasty, just a little sweet, and indeed a little corny. There's also something a bit off; it's an almost sour piquancy. Not a deal-breaker, but not as clean as I'd like.

Taste: sweeter and a little cornier than the aroma would suggest, it's also a lot cleaner. Not complex, but a smooth and tasty lager.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and a surprisingly good creaminess for the style.

Overall: aroma and look could be cleaner, but this is indeed a refreshing and crushable beer. Would be outstanding on a hot day.

Dec 05, 2017
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.22/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of corn, malts. Taste is strong of corn, some malts, reminds me of eating a corn tortilla. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall ain't bad, but is nothing special.

Jul 15, 2018
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smithj4 from New York

3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dec 02, 2017
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