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Icehouse - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
51
awful

872 Ratings
THE BROS
62
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 872
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 2.05
pDev: 34.63%


Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2001)
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Chiefy770

Illinois

2.17/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served from a can and poured into a Pilsner glass.

A: Clean golden appearance. Long-lasting white foam tops it off. Very bubbly.

S: Fairly skunky with a good presence of that metallic scent from the can.

T: The taste is not complex. A good deal of hops but no wheat or malt flavors come through.

M: Heavy carbonation. Makes the mouth water but quickly dries up.

Overall this beer is just below mediocre. There is nothing special. It is easy to throw a handful of these back on a hot day but this is not a beer that I personally would spend money on.

Serving type: can

10-02-2011 02:19:06 | More by Chiefy770
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look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a tallboy into a shaker pint glass. A label on the can states the beer is "ice brewed below freezing". A moderate pour produce about 3/4 inch of white froth that disappears quickly enough but leaves a thin coating of lace that hangs around, slowly thinning out. The beer is a pale straw color with ample carbonation.

Adjuncty, floral hop aroma, but of course very light on the hops- but the floral hops are there and detectable. A definite cooked corn flavor is present, a rather bland presence that lingers into the aftertaste, which is otherwise pretty clean. I also get a bit of a slightly fruity alcohol flavor with some metallic tang. No musty or cardboard flavors. The body is predictably thin and somewhat oily.

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Good ole Icehouse. Due to Oklahoma's silly liquor laws, most BMC beers were brewed at 3.2 abv. Icehouse was not. I drank a lot of Icehouse my sophomore year. I do not remember it fondly.

A: Macro lager golden. Finger of bleached head. Dies immediately. Fairly well carbonated, with large bubbles rising to the surface. No lacing.

S: Corn, millet, metal. Nondescript spiciness (hops?). Some alcohol sweetness present. Not willing to let this one warm. Must consume cold, the name basically demands it.

T: That is pretty bad. Not quite as bad as I remember it, though. Lots of corn and other adjunt flavors. Missing that cornflake component I get in Miller and Bud Light. Fruity sweetness, almost like artificial white grape juice. Grainy corn comes on the finish, along with some metal astringency.

M: Light, crisp. Less carbonated than anticipated. While the bubbles are very present, they lack the overly abrasive seltzer characteristics of many AAL's and Euro Pales.

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Icehouse from Miller Brewing Co.
51 out of 100 based on 872 ratings.