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Milwaukee's Best Premium - Miller Brewing Co.

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47
awful

623 Ratings
THE BROS
48
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Ratings: 623
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 1.82
pDev: 39.01%
Wants: 3
Gots: 37 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001)
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Reviews by JoLight:
Photo of JoLight
3/5  rDev +64.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Regular macro lager look. Yellow golden, clear body with a stark-white soapy head.

It mainly smells of sweet corn, generalized grain. Maybe a little hops.

There's lots of carbonation, it's very watery. Some grain, a little hop bite,

It's dry, crisp, refreshing, and a great value for the price.

JoLight, Aug 21, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of SIRIUS2
2.15/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

SIRIUS2, Feb 19, 2008
Photo of Jason
1.93/5  rDev +6%
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.

Jason, Apr 03, 2002
Photo of Rifrafboy
2.28/5  rDev +25.3%
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.

Rifrafboy, Feb 11, 2003
Photo of Billolick
2.33/5  rDev +28%
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

Billolick, Feb 24, 2005
Photo of magictrokini
1.88/5  rDev +3.3%
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

magictrokini, Dec 10, 2008
Photo of NilocRellim
1/5  rDev -45.1%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of mdtnelson
1/5  rDev -45.1%

mdtnelson, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of Roscoe1847
1/5  rDev -45.1%

Roscoe1847, May 22, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
1.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.6/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Jan 28, 2010
Photo of WVbeergeek
1.3/5  rDev -28.6%
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.

WVbeergeek, Aug 29, 2003
Photo of valkyre65
2/5  rDev +9.9%

valkyre65, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of sgttibbs
2.5/5  rDev +37.4%

sgttibbs, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of TimMack
1/5  rDev -45.1%

TimMack, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
1.75/5  rDev -3.8%

LXIXME, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of acurtis
1.5/5  rDev -17.6%

acurtis, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Brenden
2/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Brenden, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of brewQ
2.05/5  rDev +12.6%
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).

brewQ, Feb 23, 2004
Photo of RDW
1/5  rDev -45.1%

RDW, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of alesaram
1/5  rDev -45.1%

alesaram, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of JamesStreet
2/5  rDev +9.9%

JamesStreet, May 28, 2013
Photo of IntriqKen
2.68/5  rDev +47.3%
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.

IntriqKen, Jul 31, 2008
Photo of BC65
1/5  rDev -45.1%

BC65, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of pmcadamis
1.15/5  rDev -36.8%
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.

pmcadamis, Oct 18, 2007
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Milwaukee's Best Premium from Miller Brewing Co.
47 out of 100 based on 623 ratings.