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Milwaukee's Best Premium - Miller Brewing Co.

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239 Reviews

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Reviews: 239
Hads: 708
Avg: 2.04
pDev: 62.75%
Wants: 3
Gots: 85 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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Photo of priwen
3.59/5  rDev +76%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear, straw appearance with thick, white, bubbly head. Mild aroma of corn husks with a slight breadiness. Flavor is very light. Corn taste and not much else. Nothing offensive. Watery mouthfeel. Smooth, crisp finish. Slightly sweet. Overall: A very drinkable beer. Nothing bad about it, but also nothing memorable about it either. Good beer for a hot day when you're looking to pound a few.

12 can
Best by: Jul 13 15
Served in a Pint glass

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Photo of bbluemzbeer
4.75/5  rDev +132.8%

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.

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Photo of maximusj
1.47/5  rDev -27.9%
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.

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Photo of frinknasty
1.64/5  rDev -19.6%
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!

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Photo of DrainBamage
2.64/5  rDev +29.4%
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.

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Photo of FrozenJoe
4/5  rDev +96.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can. $16.74 for a 30 pack of cans at Walmart.

Small head that dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing. Light golden, yellowish body. Moderate but lively carbonation. Looks like a typical American Adjunct Lager.

Clean. Mild maltiness. White bread.

Mild sweet maltiness. Light dry corn flavor. Very clean and smooth. Mild balancing hops. The taste is good. For a cheap, lighter style adjunct lager this is good. The malt flavor is nice. The corn flavor is subdued. The hops are very mild but there. Hard to find a better tasting beer at this price point. Much better than many other lagers that cost more. Clean. Nothing off.

Well carbonated but still soft on the palate and easy to drink. Light bodied. Very clean and smooth. A great hot weather beer.

A great "cheap beer". Light and smooth. Good beer flavor for the style and price point. 12 oz cans are the way to go. Buy fresh. Serve ICE COLD. Pour out into a frosty mug and enjoy! This is a no nonsense old school lager. It is clean and refreshing at a great price. The taste is very good because you can taste the malt and the hops are very light but decent. The corn tastes good without being too astringent. For a light bodied adjunct lager this is a great brew. Very consistent. Ice cold goodness.

[Old Review from June 2014:
32oz can. $1.99 at the local beer convenience store.

Large foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Light lacing. Very light golden body. Crystal clear. Light carbonation.

Starts out harsh and astringent. After the beer settles for a minute or two the smell improves. Corn and malted barley.

A slightly watered down, more light bodied version of Miller High Life. Corn and malted barley. The barley flavor is quite nice, but you have to get through the corn to taste it. There is a sweetness to this beer. Hops are light. They are detectable as a balancing bitterness on the back end. The hops balance the sweetness and corn/barley nicely. There is a slight astringency/harshness to this beer that is best masked by COLD TEMPERATURE. However overall this is a fairly well balanced, smooth, drinkable beer. Actually TASTES GOOD.

Light bodied. Carbonation is strong on the tongue.

This is a somewhat harsh, but tasty economy macro lager. Miller goes too heavy with the corn every time. That being said, I still like this beer and would drink it again. Tasty. Has potential. Good value. Not the highest quality.]

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Photo of bauerodb
3.16/5  rDev +54.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Decent. It definitely beats bud light

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Photo of legalag11
2.25/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of SIRIUS2
2.12/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of Jason
1.91/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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Photo of Rifrafboy
2.23/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of Billolick
2.35/5  rDev +15.2%
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

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Photo of TheRamie
1.25/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of magictrokini
1.88/5  rDev -7.8%
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

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Photo of NilocRellim
1/5  rDev -51%

Photo of mdtnelson
1/5  rDev -51%

Photo of Roscoe1847
1/5  rDev -51%

Photo of Cynic-ale
1.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of briandaube
1/5  rDev -51%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.55/5  rDev -24%
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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
1.28/5  rDev -37.3%
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.

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Photo of valkyre65
2/5  rDev -2%

Photo of sgttibbs
2.5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of TimMack
1/5  rDev -51%

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Milwaukee's Best Premium from Miller Brewing Co.
52 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.