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Milwaukee's Best Premium - Miller Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 666
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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001

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Ratings: 666 | Reviews: 242
Photo of Flightoficarus
1.96/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Serving type - can

Appearance - Straw pale, marco-lager color, white foam head.

Smell - Adjuncts, alcohol, water.

Taste - Like a stale marco-lager that's been sitting out for days. That's really the only way I can describe it. Meh.

Mouthfeel - Lots of carbonation, watery

Drinkability - If it tasted better, it might score higher.

Overall - Oh, what fond memories I have with this beer. Not because it's good, but the parties it's happened to be at. Unfortunately, this beer is terrible. And this is coming from a guy who actually likes some marco-lagers. I guess at $16 for a 30-rack, you can't beat the value, but bear in mind it's cheap for a reason. To give this beer some credit though, I think I'd still take it over Keystone or Natty Ice. But for ever so slightly more money, you're much better off with some PBR if it's marco lager you're after.

Photo of twiggamortis420
1.88/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a very clear light yellow color with an exceedingly quick fading white head. Does not leave any lacing nor much of a collar.

Has a definite metallic odor with some sweet, stale grainy malt. There is a bit of fruitiness in there as well as the smell of carbonated water. Not very good smelling beer, and faintly reminiscent of some armpit funk.

To it's credit, it does have a fair amount of flavor. It's got the three C's...unfortunately those would be corn, cardboard and carbonation in this case. Not too much trouble finishing off the tall boy, but it's not a very good beer and there are many other adjunct lagers I would rather drink.

Photo of goblue3509
1.43/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a pale pale yellow color with a slight head. The smell is of cheap alcohol and water. The taste is metalic with no hops, and barely a little grain there. The mouthfeel is fizzy and carbonated. Overall you would not want to drink many of these. It is a typical macro smell and taste of cheap corn and water.

Photo of hardy008
1.08/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance - Typical macro lager. Pale yellow color, fizzy white head.

Smell - Corn, and an unpleasant metallic smell. No hops or malt detectble.

Taste - same as the smell.

Mouthfeel - Thin and watery.

Drinkability - Drainpour. Thankfully it was free.

Photo of Bigfatbino
1.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A = Thin, pale amber in the glass,very translucent, quick carbonation and head faded quickly. Little or no lacing was left in the glass

S = has a raw grainy smell, like corn mash but less acidic. Not much else there really.

T = Confirms the smell. Corn-like overtones dominate. I couldn't detect any hops to speak of. A bit of raw alcohol in the aftertaste and an off-putting sweetness.

M = What I've come to expect from mass produced, union labor crafted brews. Lots of carbonation to cover up the flavor of the brew, the tingle on my tongue had nothing to do with the hops and by the time it was halfway down my throat it was nearly flat.

D = Throw this in the pile of miller lite, budweiser, and Natural lite....it's drinkable for "Hash Runs", "summer softball games", and drinking games where the object is to get drunk, not enjoy quality brew.

Photo of BeerisfoodLLC
1.51/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Looks like your typical cheap domestic piss beer, pale yellow.

Nothing complex to smell, hardly anything to smell but sour metallic smell.

Taste is all around bad. I know its cheap beer but geez.

Mouthfeel is watery and thin.

Drinkability - I suppose if there is nothing else to be had I could choke down a couple but its not really worth it.

Photo of WakeandBake
2.4/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A pale yellow color with a big fizzy white head that faded very quickly,no lacing. Aroma of corn,cardboard,and sweet baby vomit.Flavor at first is almost nonexistant,but as it warms a couple of degrees it takes on an odd sweet metallic taste,thin body and stinky finish. I can drink this if I am dying from thirst but save your money and buy some real beer eh.

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.25/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a glass.
2$ for a pounder at a local bar.

Appears a sickly palest of yellow bordering on green...

Smells of corn.

Taste is light cooked veggies with some corn meal. Some slight bitterness coupled with a metallic twang.

Mouthfeel is slick and gone in a flash.

I don't even know why I drank this in the first place. I disappoint myself.

Photo of biggred1
1.93/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pale yellow with a solid cap of fizzy white head that recedes quickly into a skim. Smells of grits and faintly of grain alcohol and just a whiff of used up hops. Tastes pissy and metallic, really pretty shitty even for bargain macro swill. Thin and watery, don't bother with this stuff. There are much better beers even for this price.

Photo of woodske1
1.47/5  rDev -19.2%
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 Rddymk
2.78/5  rDev +52.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is the best bad beer on the market. Got a 30 pack at Meijer for $13.69.
Immediate skunk aroma--had to turn away. Poured into a long pilsner glass and big bubbles came(not my girlfriend, the beer!) Seemed a bit too aromatic at first, then mellowed to a bitter, bitter mouthfeel with almost promoted a protein spill. Half way through it became drinkable. But, oh my God, it was tough. Finally, after seven of these monsters, I switched to bourbon and Cokes. Seemd like a good beer at the time of purchase, but it compared what I think it would be like eating sidewalk chaulk and drinking chicken broth at the same time.

Photo of Rhynes2
1.73/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Very shocked at how bad this beer is. No redeeming qualities, just a lot of bad. Pale in color and light in flavor. The fact that this is called Milwaukee's Best does not say much out the city of Milwaukee. If I lived there i would protest. Stay clear of this one. It will let you down.

Photo of matty
3.35/5  rDev +84.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Aroma and taste are your normal macro lagers.Refreshing and smooth, perfect for summer outdoor outings.This is exactly what you you expect from a macro, no more no less.I will always have room in my fridge for "beast"!!

Photo of thekanna
1.6/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours the color of a typical BMC, except somewhat even more diluted.

Smell: Yeasts and slight sourness. Very little distinguishable smell other than the overwhelming yeast sensation.

Taste: Slightly bready and buttery, with mandatory large carbonation to drown out the more esoteric flavors. The adjuncts (especially corn) can clearly be tasted from this, like filling your mouth full of horse feed. Afterward, the unmistakable metallic aftertaste of aluminum can ensues.

Overall: One of the essential college frat party keg beers. If you want to get drunk but only have $5 in your wallet, Milwaukee's best is the way to go. Speaking of which, if this is really the best Milwaukee has to offer, then I don't think I want to try any other beers from there.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
2.48/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz can served in a pilsner glass.

L - clear pale yellow color with a fizzy white head that receeded in a hurry.

S - sour, stinky, grainy, yuch.

T - at least it's not as sour as it smells.

F - thin and light bodied

D - could you drink a ton of this?... probably yes, but I wouldn't want to be your head in the morning.

You wanted cheap beer?... You got it brother!

Photo of Tone
1.92/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, pale, yellow. Little head with no retention and slight lacing. Smells of adjunct in lager. Fits the style. A crisp feel with low carbonation. Tastes of a weak lager with lots of adjunct. Overall, not worth recommending. The body is too weak for anything but drinking a lot of beer and not getting full (getting smashed).

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 berserker256
2.18/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I filled my 1 Liter Oktoberfest mug with a 40 OZ. of this stuff. Very foamy white suds like a washing machine with too much soap. Very clear yellow/gold fluid. It's stinky beer. Like chemicals, hay, and corn. Nothing pleasant. Hint of sweetness in the taste but otherwise not very good. But not much worse than Bud. Typical cheap beer. Watery and cheaply available in the college classic 40 OZ. I'd buy it again if I only had two bucks in my pocket and I was walking past the CVS. I could drink it behind the dumpster.

Photo of EatsTacos
2.23/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pretty bad. You used to be able to get this at the duty free shop for 50 cents a can. At that you gotta be a real asshole to complain about anything in the taste. But, its pretty bad. I'd love to be more specific, but if you're reading this and wondering whether to buy some Old Milwaukee tonight....go ahead

Photo of Rayek
1.93/5  rDev +6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The next stop on my cheap beer tour.

A: Fizzy corn yellow with great clarity. Fizzy head doesn't stick around long.

S: Not much. Cooked cereal grains, and that's it.

T: Drink this ice cold for best results. Once the beers warms past freezing, the taste of over cooked corn grits creeps in. There is just enough flavorless bitterness to keep the beer from being sickly sweet.

M: Light and oh so fizzy.

D: Not again, thank you very much.

Photo of Gambrinus1184
1.68/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a wide-mouth 12-ounce can into a plain pint glass.

A: Poured a clear, fizzy yellow with a thin crackle of carbonation before fading to a thin-edged ring which left zero lace.

S: Smells like a bit of tin, and some sweet rice and cereal grain.

T: Tastes like fermented canola oil, with a semisweet viscous cooked corn flavor and a slightly acrid and drying "hop" additive.

M: Mouthfeel is pretty light bodied, but still a bit heavier than you'd want from these cheap macro lager flavors.

D: This brew went along with a theme of displaying the difference between a "shitty good beer" and a "shitty beer." This is of course the latter. Keep away.

If you've got 4 bucks burning a hole in your pocket, team up with a buddy and split a 6-pack of something respectable. Unless you're a hundred year old man with fond memories for fishing the lakes of Wisconsin, you've got no business drinking this beer.

Photo of Clydesdale
2.48/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a pale golden yellow, with a bubbly white head that lingers briefly. Very active carbonation present, with large bubbles. No real head retention or lacing to speak of.

S: Lots of cooked corn, with some harsh grain and notes of alcohol.

T: Light, with weak flavors of astringent grain, malt, and corn. Hops add no flavor, just a dry bitterness near the finish. Hints of alcohol and rough grain husk as the beer warms.

M: Noticeably dry and rather astringent. Not exactly the most inviting.

D: Eh. It looks, tastes, and smells pretty blah, but it's no worse or more difficult to drink that any other adjuncty, bargain-basement macro. It is what it is - a cheap party beer.

Photo of Mike71085
4.92/5  rDev +170.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Most people feel this is not a premiun beer and perhaps it is not. I think they should charge at least $10.00 a six pack for this liquid gold. It is one of the most underestimated american lagers on the market. Let me begin by saying the nostalgia alone sets this beer apart.

Smell- At first the hint of tyne enters the olofactory glands. This is quickly followed by a warm sense of rhubarb and chickory. After the primary smells have subsided one can notive a hint of white corn torillas lingering in the air.

Taste- The taste of barley plunges my tastebuds into a sensory overload. The quenching effect of hops is blended by an ever present abundance of yeast. As the beer goes down, one no doubts notices the carbonation brining with it a classic familiarity of tap water and sub standard ingredients. But alas, after the swallow, the aftertaste leaves you feeling like this should be marketed as a mouthwash. Not a hint of cocoa lingering on the palate.

Don't be discouraged with the mainstream attitudes towards this beer. Just because a beer in inexpensive doesn't mean it cannot be a good beer. Hence, my love of this American Classic.

Photo of changeup45
1/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The Beast. This is probably one of the worst beers out there. Like many others I'm sure, I first had this in College and honestly, had trouble drinking it then. Yellow color, not much head. Malty, corn, rice taste which is watery and semi-syrupy offensive. But hey, at least it's cheap.

Photo of beerthulhu
2.41/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a...forgive me..urine yellow with a compact fizzy white head that quickly gave way to a fizzy surface covering. Visible carbonation was very strong.

S: slight corn and soft lemon hopping.

T: The initial flavor starts out sweet with some sugary notes and cereal grains. Theres a soft sour lemon bread hopping before it finishes with some malt sweetness to balance it out. Overall the flavor was not bad and moderately average.

M: light, with a buttery slick consistency with almost no carbonation detected. A light sour lemon hopping upon the swallow.

D: Do-able in a tight situation but wouldn't push it and certainly wouldn't brag about it.

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Milwaukee's Best Premium from Miller Brewing Co.
47 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.