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Milwaukee's Best Premium - Miller Brewing Co.

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620 Ratings

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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:
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Photo of cptnjck101
1.73/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Well not that it matters, but again, all the Beast products are for frat boys and getting mass amounts of people drunk. They do the job, and they do it well. For $10 a 30 pack, it gets the job done. No matter what people say, Beast will always have a place in the hearts of America's youth, and for that, I tip my hat to them.

cptnjck101, Nov 24, 2004
Photo of ccm414
2.33/5  rDev +28%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

For the price, it's not a bad buy. If you have money to spend, then stray away from this beer. It has an almost sweet taste to it. Very carbonated, but goes down pretty easy. This beer is definitely not good, but I wouldn't call this horrible. It's mostly the broke man's beer. Overall it's not too bad for the price and I would probably buy it again when my wallets looking a little thin.

ccm414, Nov 06, 2004
Photo of Dogbrick
1.25/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Canned (how appropriate): Most bad beers I try to think of something interesting or witty to make the experience worthwhile. However this beer is so worthless it is not worth the effort. Straw color with tiny bubbles and a thin white head. No lacing. Musty weak hops aroma. Thin-bodied and anemic with barely any flavor, and what is there is not pleasant. You shouldn’t even be able to make something this low quality with malt, hops and water. The fact that there is an aftertaste is distressing because it is not an appealing experience. Never again.

Dogbrick, Oct 23, 2004
Photo of TheDeuce
1.65/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3


Appearance-light brown, minimum foam that dissapears...

Smell-awful, I know it's in a can but the metallic is unbearable, no hints of any hops or anything....

Taste-lot of metal but that's to be expected, not much flavor at all, dark hops with no flavor

Mouthfeel- bitter, bad aftertaste, makes you want to drink it faster.

Drinkability- for $9.99 a thirty you can drink a lot for cheap but why would you want to.

Overall-Beast Light is better, overall this is awful. I see many people scoring it high because they have memories of it in college. Well I'm in college, and this beer still sucks, no matter how often I drink it. A cheap horrible beer to be drank in high quanities for a quick buzz. That's it.

TheDeuce, Oct 09, 2004
Photo of Redrover
2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

24 oz can with no apparent freshness dating.

Beer pours a very light yellow. Large initial head (Foaming agents at work??) that quickly collapses and disappears.

Not much aroma, just a bit of grain and some alcohol.

The taste is equally as bland, there is some corny sweetness, and something that tastes like grass smells. The taste is very watery and weak. No off-flavors, but no real falvor either.

This mouthfeel and the beer is under carbonated (that would be a good quick and cheap way to improve this beer). Drinkability is better than awful. Lots of better cheap beers to drink. In the spirit of always saying something nice, it is better than Busch.

Redrover, Sep 16, 2004
Photo of jvajda
1/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Appearance: Looks like piss. It even has the same color as corn.
Smell: Brutally pungent and musty.
Taste: Oh god, this is hands down the worst beer ever. I'm glad I grew out of this phase. Totally disgusting.
Mouthfeel: How would you like for someone to piss in your mouth?
Drinkability: If one beer makes me queezy I've either got the stomach flu or a Beast in my hand.

jvajda, Sep 14, 2004
Photo of emre007
1.4/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

God this beer sucks! I was restricted to this crap when I was part of a frat (but they're no longer in business thanks to yours truly, hehe).

But anyway, this is probably the worst beer I've ever had, and being a college boy, I've had a couple pints here and there. It tastes like dogpiss and looks like it, too. No buzz whatsoever, and after a while, it's just a chore to drink. If you want a cheap college beer, go for the Pabst or Natural/Keystone Ice. Ice's are never a bad choice, but Light's are just disgusting.

emre007, Aug 01, 2004
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 cypressbob
1.93/5  rDev +6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

330ml can
Pours with a straw yellow body, thin whispy head

Smell, nasty skunky corn aroma. Very little else, little malt

Taste, corny as f, malty body with no hop bitterness whatsoever

Overall, pretty awful, tasteless like bud, rice and corn present in the mouthfeel and a nasty greasy finish on the palette

cypressbob, Jul 12, 2004
Photo of TastyTaste
1.4/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Drank straight from the cans. From a marketing standpoint, I would guess that they are trying to impart a sense of royalty by making the cans red and gold, but it just reminds me of drinking an old man's beer. Taste is so full of adjunct and skunk that it is hard to get anything else out of it. Do not buy this stuff, get 40's instead, they are just as cheap and not as bad as this crap.

TastyTaste, Jun 12, 2004
Photo of beertaster13
2.53/5  rDev +39%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I know that Milwaukee's Best isn't the greatest thing in the world. The beer is also know as beast. It poured a putrid yellow with no foam, head whatsoever. The smell is very grainy and corny. The taste however isn't half bad. While it is nowhere near average it is better that some other more expensive macros (bud especially), in fact I find the taste to be the same as a Coors. Feels crisp but flat in the mouth but is very refreshing. Was mowing the lawn today so bought a six pack of this for 2.50 and I thought very drinkable. This is a beer for a swealtering hot day, not for sitting around a pub.

beertaster13, Apr 01, 2004
Photo of simmons
1.15/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

God my friends and I use to drink this stuff all the time. For $12.00 a 30 pack I guess you can’t go wrong. When this stuff is poured out it is a nice yellowish color to it, it has no aroma at all and as for the taste, it tastes like an aluminum can. The Hops in this beer you don’t even no exist, it is defiantly a cheap beer with no flavor or character at all. As for why they call it the beast, I guess it comes from two things first the horrible taste and the nice hangover you get after drinking this beer.

simmons, Feb 23, 2004
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 UDbeernut
1.35/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A staple at colleges, Milwaukee's Best is more affectionatly known as "Beast." The reason for this is quite simple: it sucks. The color is unimpresive, taste is ungodly when it is anything but icecold. Evenwhen it is cold, I find it difficult to drink in big gulps.

UDbeernut, Jan 20, 2004
Photo of Edwin
2.68/5  rDev +47.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - light golden in color with some white head (if you actuaklly pour it out of the can). Lots of carbonation. A true swill!

Smell - Smells like a college dorm room, ripe with that good ol' generic 'beer' smell. Corny and watery.

Taste - Actually not that bad. I have to say that it has some grainy flavor to it that isn't all that terrible. Sort of a sweetness on the end.

Mouthfeel - Bubbly and smooth. Can be a little on the harsh side for those not ready for it.

Drinkability - VERY drinkable. Use it for the tailgate or frat party, it can be consumed in mass quantities over long periods of time.

Overall - Hey, it's cheap, it's swill, and it ain't all that bad. has a surprisingly good taste to it. If you're feeling like 'slumming it', go ahead and grab a case!

Edwin, Jan 20, 2004
Photo of Maestro
1.8/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer is a very light yellow with a thin, bubbly, white head that leaves quickly. The nose is quite offensive with a grassy smell. The beer tastes very watery. The corn is prevalent throughout the entire beer. Drinkability is low for this beer. The only thing going for Milwaukee's Best is the price, but it is probably too high at 3.85 for a 6 pack of 16oz cans.

Maestro, Jan 12, 2004
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 HochFliegen
1.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

The Beast! This is by far some of the worst beer Ive ever had. It is for sure not the Best. Very faint yellowish color. Poured with a big head that was white and bitter tasting. Smell of corn mainly, couldnt detect any hop aroma at all. Taste of well nothing really stood out in the taste, but it didnt seem very fresh. No mouthfeel or very little and very easy to down since there is nothing really to enjoy.

HochFliegen, Dec 19, 2003
Photo of francisweizen
1/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This brew is almost worse in cans than it is in bottles, and that is truly an accomplishment. This brew pours a foul coloured clearish-yellow liquid with a tiny white head on top. This smells horribly of rice, corn, and other adjuncts (god knows what they put into this stuff!), with some malts, and hops in there somewhere(over the rainbow). This tastes like it smells, which is not a good thing in this case! This has a light and watery mouthfeel to it as well. All of this leads to this beers horrible drinkability factor. This is horrible stuff!
Avoid this at all costs!

francisweizen, Dec 19, 2003
Photo of Tballz420
2.15/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This is a clear light golden color brew, with a pretty nice white head on the top. The smell is a mix of grain and chemicals. The taste is gross water, with a hint of grain and hops. This isnt as bad as i was thinking it would be, but it sure fails to impress. Not a bad macro pale lager, if that makes sense.

Tballz420, Nov 19, 2003
Photo of Andreji
1.15/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pisswater all over the place. The smell, the taste, the looks, the mouthfeel all deserve more or less the same remarks to point them out: monumental crap. Much like movies like pirates of the caribbean, this beer is no fun at all, has a funky false story to it in terms of taste and makes you laugh at times. I pity the fool who prides himself on drinking this.

Andreji, Sep 12, 2003
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 putnam
1.48/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Don't look at it. Don't even smell it, though it does offer stewed fruit burp and rock fragrances.
The flavor is of doggie biscuit soaked in mineral water. Broad for its class, and showing more swaggering intensity than its AB counterpart (Busch, right?) it is poorly balanced, with soapy, wilting dullness at the end of every hint of real, living flavor. The only thing that gives it structure is an obnoxious fizz.

putnam, Aug 23, 2003
Photo of avylover
2.1/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The Beast. That says it all really. Appearance is based on the can's logo, because there's absolutely no reason to pour this in a glass. The only time I've seen the stuff out of the can is playing beer pong in college, and no beer looks good with a ping pong ball in it. Good beer for poor college kids that want a cheap buzz, as was the case for me not too many years ago. Better than some other cheap beers such as natural ice and olympia (foul!). Drinkable to get the job done

avylover, May 16, 2003
Photo of Rootdog316
1.68/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Beast isn't the worst in the world, but hey some beer is better than no beer. This certainly is not one of my first picks, but whenever I feel I need a little change, I'll pick up a 6 pack of MB. Sometimes it hits the spot, other times it tastes like motor oil. Really all depends on the mood.

Rootdog316, May 11, 2003
Milwaukee's Best Premium from Miller Brewing Co.
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