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Milwaukee's Best Premium - Miller Brewing Co.

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47
awful

620 Ratings
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48
awful

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Ratings: 620
Reviews: 227
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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Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev +51.1%

t0rin0, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of djrn2
2/5  rDev +9.9%

djrn2, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of spycow
1.5/5  rDev -17.6%

spycow, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of acurtis
1.5/5  rDev -17.6%

acurtis, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of nmann08
2/5  rDev +9.9%

nmann08, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of BEERchitect
1.73/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Aah it's a beaut. A true camper's beer. Would compete for the smash-the-can-on-your-head award. Unlike most beers, you have to drink at least four of them to decern any flavors at all. A powdery corn-like flavors. Some other vegetable and grain characteristics, but in too low of detection to identify. Quite metalic in taste and feel. Overcarbonate equals sandpaper on the toung. Light hop detection aids in drying and leaves the mouth void of flavor or body. I like this beer--It makes me appreciate other beers.

BEERchitect, Sep 15, 2005
Photo of mikesgroove
2.6/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

So he goes for another mixed sixer of the best of the worst from the grocery store this weekend. I grabbed six more "gems" and did my best to get them all down. served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 08/22/2010.

a really nice pour out of the can i have to admit. really decent color here with a nice head of white that was about two inches high and really hung for a good few minutes.

aroma is starting to go own hill but maintains a small profile i have to admit. corn, bready grains, hints of wet hay. about what i expected, though it did have a little bit more then the rest of the selections i went through. same bland lager taste, with a touch of a light bitterness in the finish and a crisp, clean and even flavor.

overall it was not terrible, but i doubt i would go there again. i did not really mind it per se.

mikesgroove, Aug 23, 2010
Photo of ygtbsm94
1/5  rDev -45.1%

ygtbsm94, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of jaydoc
2/5  rDev +9.9%

jaydoc, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
2.93/5  rDev +61%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Tick #2000. What better beer to celebrate such an occasion than this?

A: A rather impressive pour. Clear golden/yellow with a finger of white head and a touch of lacing. Rather aggressive carbonation.

S: Smells sweet and full of corn. Some white grape juice and apple juice too. A little bit of grain and a touch of metal. No really off or offensive aromas, though.

T: Sweet corn and grain make up the bulk of the flavor. No real hop flavors here. There is a touch of grainy sweetness to it and perhaps some more of the grape juice sweetness as well.

M: Light in body with a moderate to high carbonation.

D: I was surprised. This is nowhere near as bad as I had remembered from many drunken nights at the fraternity house.

womencantsail, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of zeff80
2.28/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured out a very clear, straw yellow color with a good deal of fizziness. There was a very short-lived head of white foam. No lace.

S - It smelled of grains and little else. Typical of the style but still not good.

T - It had a caramel flavor with grains and a touch of bitterness.

M - It was very sharp and very light.

D - Actually, this is an okay brew depending on the situation. I works fine as a lawnmower beer.

zeff80, Aug 28, 2010
Photo of NeroFiddled
2.8/5  rDev +53.8%
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.

NeroFiddled, Jul 08, 2007
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 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 TheManiacalOne
2.68/5  rDev +47.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very pale yellow color even for the style, with a short white head that fades very quickly and leaves almost no lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light malts, adjuncts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste is starts out with the typical adjunct sweetness of most beers in the style and flavors of rice and corn which transition into a light but bready malt character. The hops presence is almost non-existent but that's to be expected in this type of beer. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Not very flavorful, goes down very easily and it's not too filling since there isn't much to it, mild kick, decent representation of an underwhelming style, for the type of beer it's made to be it isn't bad, but overall it's just another fizzy-yellow-beer.

TheManiacalOne, Jul 10, 2010
Photo of feloniousmonk
1.53/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pours out a faded, shadow of a pale, dull yellow color, head is an ordinary bit of fluff, but short lived.
Aroma, barely qualifies, devoid of any character, but a dry, corny nothingness.
As for taste, again, the word has to have a new meaning to even apply in this instance. There is no flavor, no body, no finish, naught but a rough unpleasantness, that made me do nothing but wince, grimace, and growl. The alcohol isn't strong, but there's so little else around it, that it sticks out and pounds itself into the brain. I feel a headache coming on already.
There's absolutley no pleasure to be felt in the company of this can, but there's no doubt that Miller intends it that way. Meant to tossed back swiftly, by the casefull, if possible. There's a sickly sweet & sour taste that furthers the feeling of unpleasantness that is the hallmark of this monstrosity.
I'm going to have to pour the remainder out, for it seems like forever since I've started on this can, and like to taste a happy moment again!
Time for a real beer, but before I leave the Beast behind, let us contemplate the phrase on the label, below the lie "premium beer." "Classic taste at it's Best" It brings to mind this riddle: how many un-truths can you stuff into five words?

feloniousmonk, Jan 02, 2004
Photo of drabmuh
2.55/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Best, implying better than others.

Beer poured from a can into a pint glass. Beer is yellow and completely clear. Carbonation is steady and made up of large bubbles. A thick white head forms and falls away to a thin, small head that is pretty steady. Head is made up of medium bubbles. Very uniform.

Aroma is almost apply. There is some funk in the aroma, only slightly. Not much to speak of, almost smells sweet.

Thin and watery. Almost no flavor until the aftertaste. Its not as bad as I was expecting, just nothing much at all. It has the mouthfeel of water, lots of carbonation in the mouth, no bitterness, overall I'm just really bored. I couldn't drink too many of these but one was enough.

drabmuh, Dec 25, 2009
Photo of WesWes
2.63/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours a very pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is less than average. It has a pale malt scent with the addition of adjuncts. It is dry and slightly bitter from hops and lager yeast. The taste is horrible. It is tasteless and bland. It has no character and doesn't even refresh. It has decent mouthfeel. It is a low bodied beer with a little too much carbonation. This is a less than average lager. It has little flavor and less aroma. It's one and done for me.

WesWes, Jul 26, 2004
Photo of mdfb79
2.34/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

From 03/24/14 notes. Can leftover from a month or two ago someone bringing it over. April 7, 2015 best by date on the bottle of the can. 12 oz. can into a pint glass.

a - Pours a somewhat clear golden-yellow color with inch of off white head and high carbonation evident. Looks like a typical AAL, not great.

s - Smells of corn, very skunked, bread, grains, dough, and earthy malts. Not good at all with lots of sweet corn and some skunkiness. Pretty terrible.

t - Taste is not skunked and much better than the nose, though not good. Sweet corn, bread, grains, yeast, dough, biscuit, and earthy notes. Not good, but not the worst.

m - Light body, a bit watery, and high carbonation. Too carbonated.

o - Overall not a good beer at all, though honestly not the worst of the AAL's. Nos eis terrible but the taste isn't oto bad, and same look and body as the rest. In the bottom half of the normal shelf AAL's but not the worst.

mdfb79, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev +64.8%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of kojevergas
1.66/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

32 fl oz aluminum can with well-designed label art acquired at the local 7-11 here in Richfield, Utah (I was desperate and there's nothing in this town). Reviewed live. Expectations are extremely low given the brewery. Best before September 16th, 2013. I don't see an ABV listed on the can.

Served cold. Side-poured gently as biting overcarbonation is anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger wide white colour head. No real creaminess. Thin, weak, pathetic. No lacing. Body colour is a bland water colour with a touch of diluted straw yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Straw, heavy corn adjunct, pilsner malts, and dirty stale barley. Some grains and cereals. By no means a clean or pleasant aroma. No hop character, yeast character, or alcohol is detectable. A crappy aroma of (fortunately) light strength.

T: Stale barley, straw, corn adjunct, and pilsner malts. Adjunct dominates. Heavy husks. Some middling cereals and grains. No hop character, yeast character, or alcohol comes through. Bland and boring as hell. No depth of flavour. Low intensity of flavour. Flavour duration is below average to average. Horribly imbalanced. No complexity or subtlety at all. Poor execution.

Mf: Crisp, smooth, and wet. Not oily, harsh, gushed, or boozy. Biting overcarbonation is the beer's biggest issue. Doesn't suit the flavour profile well at all. A bit thin. Lightly watery.

Dr: The dirty taste and dire overcarbonation really ruin this one. I'll kill all 32 oz with effort, but no way would I buy this again. Another garbage beer from Miller. If this is the Premium, how bad are the other Milwaukee's Best variants? I definitely wouldn't have bought this if I wasn't trapped in a crappy town in Utah. Avoid. Worse than the Busch I reviewed before it.

High F

kojevergas, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
1.95/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

CAN you believe it? My local place will sell me a single of just about anything at this point.

I bought a tall boy can which I then poured into a glass, producing two finger's worth of bone-white, foamy head which slowly reduced to about a half-a-finger's worth and then experienced decent retention. The color was a light yellow with NE-quality clarity. The nose was slightly sweet, somewhat lager-like, but underlain with a musty, metallic quality. Mouthfeel was thin and watery with only a faint sweetness on the tongue. Finish had a graininess accompanied by a metallic aftertaste. Oof. I would not recommend allow this to achieve anything close to room temperature. Heck, I would not recommend this, period.

woodychandler, May 03, 2008
Photo of corby112
1/5  rDev -45.1%

corby112, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of orangesol
1.5/5  rDev -17.6%

orangesol, Mar 08, 2013
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
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Milwaukee's Best Premium from Miller Brewing Co.
47 out of 100 based on 620 ratings.