Milwaukee's Best Premium - Miller Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 684
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 1.83
pDev: 38.25%
Wants: 2
Gots: 70 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001

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Photo of bbluemzbeer
4.75/5  rDev +159.6%

lwaukee Best pours to a clear yellow. the smell is nothing new to me just your typical of cook vegetables and grains . It does not bother me! Taste like a typical american lager grains and malts. The hops are their to balance the beer out . It has very tiny taste of cardboard if warm but other the that milkwaulees best can hold its own against high price Budwesier , MGD. Your typical american lager with out the price tags. It is the lowest price beer in most market in the country You can take the label off Milwaukee Best Premium beer an put a Coors or MGD label on this beer and 99 percent of the people would not know they would be drinking a cheap beer. This beer is excellent for what it is american adjunct lager. I rate Milwukee Best Preuim with other maerican adjunct lagers an apples with apples rating . Meaning I rate Milwaukee best Preuim with other american lager . IThis beer beats out 95 percent of american lagers out their on the market specially Mexical lagers with their high price . Milkwaulee Best Premium is the best value on market for taste , price and quality.

Photo of maximusj
1.47/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

I used to drink this in high school when it first came out and good thing I didn't know any better. It is still one of the weakest tasting beers out there. It is cheap so if your beer budget is $10 per month this might be the beer for you.

Photo of frinknasty
1.64/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

When you attend Texas Tech, but are under drinking age, and your roommate is of drinking age but from Illinois, this is what you end up drinking most nights. thank goodness I graduated!

Photo of DrainBamage
2.64/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice golden color with a nice head that lingers. Smells quite putrid like most other adjunct lagers. Goes down smooth, but a little bitter on the palate. Not much flavor but not bad either. Overall not bad for a adjunct lager.

Photo of bauerodb
3.16/5  rDev +72.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Decent. It definitely beats bud light

Photo of SIRIUS2
2.12/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Extremely pale coming out of the can. Sloppy pour into a glass produced frothy bubbles but faded to nothing fast. I've seen Coca-cola with longer lasting head.

S: Nothing noteworthy. No discernible hops. No malts. No skunkiness. Nothing. Just a sort of "cheap beer" smell.

T: After experiencing the appearance and smell, I was a little surprised that the flavor profile didn't strictly follow the smell. There is actually a hint of sweetness that can be found through the shallow taste; not maltiness - just a minor sweetness. Not sure what it is.

M&D: Smooth - like water. Not much here. Nothing particularly attractive about this beer accept for the price - and then you still find yourself weighing the pros & cons.

Photo of Jason
1.91/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Presentation: 40 oz brown bottle, no freshness date or anything else about the beer on the label.

Appearance: Pale golden straw colour, very clear and bright. Lean white lace skims on the top of the brews.

Smell: Astringent grain and cooked cereal adjuncts are all that are in the aroma. Not very appealing.

Taste: Light bodied with grain and cooked corn flavours. Thin malt flavour with a touch of sweetness, quite weak to say the least. Hops are used up and just there for a processed bitterness. Slight impression of alcohol, graininess gets husky and bitty on the palate. Somewhat dry and still grainy in the finish.

Notes: A very sub-premium lager, you know it is cheap crappy beer when they are selling it for $1.75 for a 40 oz bottle. A bit hard to put down and not very clean … a rough around the edges cheap lager.

Photo of Rifrafboy
2.23/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is very cheap, and the taste shows as such. Excessive graininess (corn) gives this a harsh, bitter taste. Lots of carbonation. Very dry, with only a hint of malt aftertaste. The overall taste is of adjuncts and played out crappy ingredients. This is crap beer at it's best.

Photo of Billolick
2.35/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 ounce can sampled, yeah now we are livin' large. Only cost me .60 cents in that beer rip off zone known as Grand Central station in NYC (Duane Reade also has Heineken for $1.30 a bottle...)Pours the expected light pissy yellow, medium bubble head, snow white. Nose of corn, very light bodied and quite watery. Next to no malt or hops noted. Crisp and cleansing of the palate,slight metalic note. Only decent on a very hot day

Photo of magictrokini
1.88/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

The BEAST! Easily the best of the worst. Pours clear yellow with a big white head. Aroma is metallic and veggie, kind of canned beans. Some B.O. in the nose, and a bit funky in the taste. More veggie and grass, some actual bitter hops, and pale malt. Its bad, but not atrocious

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Huuurl. Used to get these 15.5 gal kegs for $29.99 at Discount Liquors for our Marquette Final Four parties in 2003.

Looks like someone spilled beer in your water. Smells like water and old couch cushions that had nasty beer spilled on them.

Taste, well, I can't say its the worst thing I've ever had. Not much to speak of, the usual corn/rice adjunct lite feel.

Mouthfeel, there's really nothing to grasp onto. Drinkability, it gets a bump up because its cheap, and people do drink it really fast, because its like water.

Photo of WVbeergeek
1.28/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Alright welcom to college, this beer packs a pale yellow golden tone with a white vibrant tone thin fizzy and fastly disipating. Aromatics is thin mild not too astringent but packed chalk full of cooked veggies adjuncts. Slightly sweet carbonated water no real flavor this beer is such a mass produced swill beer, I haven't drank it since high school keg parties wow I haven't missed a thing. Flavor has no hops to be detected cheap and drinkable in quantity thin as water in texture and taste never buy it if you really want beer.

Photo of Brenden
1.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

For the sake of experimentation, I'm holding a little tasting of beers I happened to have but would never purchase myself.

This one is what's typically referred to as "straw yellow," pale and clear. It bubbles like crazy and never stops. The pure white head actually sits around a finger tall for a bit before dropping off, leaving a soapy foam and a smattering of spotty lacing. I've seen considerably worse.
The nose is an extremely faint corn husk and grains. There's practically nothing here, and what is certainly isn't very good.
It tastes like blandness. There's absolutely no point to this beer. Corn and grains come out faintly in the finish. Poorly made. At least there's nothing overtly offensive.
Light. Extremely light. Crisp. A little slick. Smoothish. The feel could certainly be worse.
It's pretty much what I expected.

Photo of brewQ
2.05/5  rDev +12%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Whoa! Even in a beer clean glass you gotta look fast to evaluate the head. It disappeared in seconds, leaving just the pale yellow brew.

Maybe my sense of smell isn't set to pick up subtlties. I could not detect any aroma here.

The taste, as might be expected is lackluster. A bit of graininess passes as the backbone.

"Mouthfeel" falls into the category of vaporware- the best that can be said is that it is not a low calorie offering. This leads, however, into this product's strongest suit: drinkability. You could swill this all day while cleaning out the garage and washing the car. At $3.99 for the 16 ounce 6 pack I picked up this stuff has a place in the beer drinker's budget.

(I must admit a certain positive prejudice here since I am a Milwaukee native who worked at Miller Brewing many years. This brand was an old Gettleman label way back when).

Photo of IntriqKen
2.68/5  rDev +46.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't think this is as bad as people make out.

Almost unassuming aroma but definitely a grain/corn aroma and just a touch of 'litter-box'

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth due to the high carbonation.

Taste is very mild yet with a malt sweetness possibly amplified by the adjuncts used.

After taste stays clean and refreshing as well.
Only drawback is very little to no hops at all.

Still as a summer lawnmower beer it's just about as refreshing as they come.

Photo of pmcadamis
1.18/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A - Pale gold and perfectly clear brew that is slightly less dull than other macro lagers, but otherwise pretty much par for the course. A small cap of white foam dissipates within a minute, leaving a thin collar and a small spattering of lace.

S - Light corn notes....corn tortilla chips. This is pretty much as scentless as a beer can be. It doesn't smell bad, it just doesn't smell at all.

T - Tangy rotten orange juice with an odd metallic flavor with lots of cooked corn and vegetable flavors. Their marketing slogan is "best tasting beer in America." Really? According to who?

M - It's super-carbonated and raspy in my throat like soda. Offensively over-carbonated.

D - I didn't actually mean to buy this beer. I thought that it was Old Milwaukee...which IMO is actually a pretty good beer for the rock-bottom price, and picked up a 12-pack. There are several cheapo beers that are decent PBR, Old Milwaukee, Stag, and Icehouse. This, however is nasty, so if you have to go the cheapo route, avoid this nasty sour rot-gut metallic beast at all costs.

Photo of tjsdomer2
1.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: I'm just gonna compare this to Milwaukee's Best Light. It's more lively than the light version, but still flat, water, and over-carbonated.

Smell: Fortunately, Milwaukee's Best Light doesn't smell like much, so it doesn't offend as much as this. This beer does not smell good. Skunked and sour.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Extremely harsh due to carbonation. Tastes very skunked, like spoiled grain.

Drinkability: Not good. Definitely bad. The overwhelming negative factors hurt this a lot.

Overall: If you need to drink this and want a buzz, drink Light. You can probably stomach more of that.

Photo of NeroFiddled
2.83/5  rDev +54.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Milwaukee's Best pours a surprisingly golden body beneath a short head of creamy bright white foam that holds fairly well before dropping to a standard collar. Some minor lacing is left behind. The aroma is a fairly generic combination of malt and non-descript hops. It's medium-light in body and quite crisp in the mouth. The flavor is as the aroma suggests. It's basic but clean. There's some bitterness to it, but not much is really needed as there's not really that much malt. It finishes with a dull residue of malt left behind in the mouth.

Photo of Rootdog316
1.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Beast isn't the worst in the world, but hey some beer is better than no beer. This certainly is not one of my first picks, but whenever I feel I need a little change, I'll pick up a 6 pack of MB. Sometimes it hits the spot, other times it tastes like motor oil. Really all depends on the mood.

Photo of MarsMoose
1.97/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Oh, the Beast.

I've only ever tasted it on tap, as it's my school's crappy beer of choice (every college has one). After drinking it for so long, I've learned not to mind it so much, but it is by no means a worthy brew. After all this conditioning, I'll admit I've learned to like it more than some other crap beers, like Natty Light, and if you're going to be playing beer games with it, then it does well enough. However, I'd never recommend tasting it while you drink it; gulp it down at a taste bud-numbing temperature. Even fresh, it has a weak taste neither of hops nor of malt and is a clear, pale yellow color. Not too appealing, but very chuggable.

Photo of bditty187
1.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Sickly pale gold; brilliantly white head, quick to disappear, vague spotty lace. Sweet, adjunct filled (corn?), and alcoholic nose. Light, plain, thin, semi-sweet, husky palate… did I say plain? Watery, thin mouthfeel. Boring and yucky. Mildly dry finish. Skip it.

Photo of nicholas2121
3.29/5  rDev +79.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Milwaukee's Best Premium brew by Miller Brewing Co with an ABV of 4.50%. This brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. The smell is grain and corn. Milwaukee's Best Premium has the look and smell of an American style lager. The taste is mild with corns and grans, lighter than what I was expecting. Nothing to write home about but it not bad. I have had a lot worse. For what it is worth this brew goes down smooth with a nice clean finish. There is nothing overpowering in this brew, it has a nice balance to it. Miller Brewing Co. did a nice job with this one. Overall I'm giving Milwaukee's Best Premium a 4.5 out of 5. I would buy this brew again.

Photo of HalfFull
2.68/5  rDev +46.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another can stolen from a friend's fridge, for grabbing a single of this is somewhat unlikely. Can poured into a pint glass. Just noting the subtle addition of 'Miller' on the can. Pours a classic light straw with a thin cap of white foam. Quite clear and offering a short lived head yet holding a thing film.

Nose is grainy and neutral with some barley and sweet lemon rice, perhaps some corn notes. Offers a spicy and perky carbonation. Flavor is light as expected and lightly sweet of corn syrup.

Typical for the style and yet without the shortcomings of many brews, 'Milwaukee's Best'?? holds strong amongst many BMC brews..

Photo of woodske1
1.47/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Not the worst beer out there, but not much better either. It is very cheap, but that's about it. The taste is bad, but compared to a Red Dog, I suppose it is better.

It really needs to have a higher ABV cause the only reason to drink this is to get drunk.

Photo of EagleTalon
2.34/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Date on bottom of can is "AUG2211". Pours to a quickly dissipating head and a strange gold-straw color with a slight tint of caramel color. Smells of cooked corn and slight sulfur form the yeast. Flavor is grainy, corny with a splash of cheap Chablis in the finish. No discernible hop presence, just a nondescript bite that balances the grain. Finishes dry with lingering corn notes. Mouthfeel is thin and watery. Overall, for me today, this beer is not terrible, just not anything particularly interesting.

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Milwaukee's Best Premium from Miller Brewing Co.
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