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Milwaukee's Best Premium - Miller Brewing Co.

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667 Ratings

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Ratings: 667
Reviews: 242
rAvg: 1.82
pDev: 38.46%
Wants: 2
Gots: 61 | 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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Ratings: 667 | Reviews: 242
Reviews by PopeJonPaul:
Photo of PopeJonPaul
1.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I got handed a can of this recently at some hip L.E.S. event. I couldn't resist...

First off, there were no glasses, so I'm judging appearance by the thin stream I'm pouring out on the ground...nope. Looks like maize-colored water. It smells like ... can. I honestly can't smell anything. Just to test...yep I can smell my armpit, my nose is working [heh, this deodorant is still holding out well after a whole day. Should go buy some more of this.]

Taste is ... salty [you thought I was going to lick my armpit too for comparison? Sorry to disappoint. Actually, it might not have been a bad comparison.] There's a light sweetness too, like watery corn mash and dull hops. A bit peppery, no aftertaste at least. Goes down easy despite the badness, but why am I drinking this? After these few sips I want to throw it away, but people might see me, and it was free...am I being a jerk if I toss it? Who cares. Hey, they have Rolling Rock too, after the best Milwaukee has to offer (tm) this doesn't sound so bad...

More User Reviews:
Photo of maximusj
1.47/5  rDev -19.2%
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 -9.9%
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 +45.1%
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 +73.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Decent. It definitely beats bud light

Photo of legalag11
2.25/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of SIRIUS2
2.12/5  rDev +16.5%
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 +4.9%
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 +22.5%
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 +29.1%
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 +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

Photo of NilocRellim
1/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of mdtnelson
1/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of Roscoe1847
1/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of Cynic-ale
1.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of briandaube
1/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.55/5  rDev -14.8%
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 -29.7%
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 valkyre65
2/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of sgttibbs
2.5/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of TimMack
1/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of LXIXME
1.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of acurtis
1.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Brenden
1.99/5  rDev +9.3%
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 +12.6%
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).

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Milwaukee's Best Premium from Miller Brewing Co.
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