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Icehouse - Miller Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
59
awful

344 Reviews
THE BROS
61
poor

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Reviews: 344
Hads: 1,147
rAvg: 2.41
pDev: 28.22%
Wants: 10
Gots: 136 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2001

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 344 | Hads: 1,147
Reviews by erz316:
Photo of erz316
1.12/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

so I tried the can version of this btich. you know what? it was exactly the same. well, it didn't smell like I was actively haivng my face farted on, but it was close enough. the qualities are the same as my bottle review, so go there for the few details I give. (262 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of DagenhamDavis
3.29/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I was surprised by this beer. I picked up a 6 pack of 12 oz cans from a gas station in Northern Vermont. It's not available where I live, so it's my first try. Not groundbreaking, but... this is by no means 'awful' beer. It's surprisingly clean, more so than your PBR or High Life, both of which I like. The flavor is smooth and pleasant, I bet it's great on a hot day. It can't really be picked apart too much though.

It's not trendy, nuanced, or lovingly crafted. Don't let it warm up and drink it from a snifter. But for what it is, I think it's great and I'll buy it again, particularly at <$5 for a sixer. If you enjoy AAL, give it a try- it's a good one.
We're here to respect beer, so let's not call things awful that are simply out of fashion. (756 characters)

Photo of Lordhelmit
1.26/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

looks like piss

Smells sweet and citrusy. Acidic.

Taste: like stale saltine crackers and bile

Feels like I threw up and havent gotten the taste out of my mouth yet (167 characters)

Photo of KtotheC123
2.29/5  rDev -5%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The appearance is just like any other tasteless Busch beer, the smell is horrible and the taste is like drinking beer that has gone bad for like ten years. overall this beer tastes like dirt mixed with carbonated water. It seems like it was only brewed for underage drinkers and homeless people who just want to get drunk. PLEASE AVOID THIS BEER. Sam Adams and Fat Tire is where it is at!!! (390 characters)

Photo of ThaCrax
1.03/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

A terrible beer. It's my Grandfather's favorite, and I've had more of these than I care to admit (97 characters)

Photo of jwc215
2.97/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Best by Sept. 28 15 stamped on the bottom of the 16 oz. can:

Pours golden with a thin fizzy head. Minimal lacing sticks.

The smell is of a cheap adjunct lager. Some husk. Some alcohol.

The taste is of sweet corn with some husk. Light touch of alcohol comes through. Not much to it, but inoffensive as far as cheap adjunct lagers go.

The feel is clean and crisp. Smooth.

Reviewed/scored for what it is, I would say it's not bad for the style. Very cheap. Clean and crisp. Easy enough to drink. It is what it is. (518 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
3.08/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer is amazingly clear with a white head. Clean aroma with a strong corn character. Some grainiess and a bit of yeast. Very simple flavor as well. No hop character or anything, but a clean flavor and moderate sweetness. Better than I had remembered. (254 characters)

Photo of jucifer1818
1/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

appearance: pale, putrid, yellow piss water. it looks like you should have chosen a glass of water instead of this stuff
1/5

smell: Remarkably it smells worse than it looks, with that terrible "cheap beer smell" that is quite hard to describe.
1/5

taste: Can I give it a 0? its aweful. they obviously did not brew this beer for taste, as "below freezing" has not given it any
1/5

mouthfeel: yea, nothing to see here folks. move along

overall: the WORST....worst...WORST beer I have ever had. this is the most sorry excuse for a beer I have ever seen since Budweiser tried to mix up clam juice, tomato's, and bud light into an atricous canned cocktail
at least that dreck had the defense of being a gimicky, bad idea

this whole beer is a bad idea, made simply to market to lowest common denominator for the cheapest price with the highest alcohol content

If you have any dignity at all, Avoid it at all costs.
Their is so much better ways to get drunk (957 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
2.73/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance – Plain, yellow body but a nice head that foamed up easily and left a touch of lacing.

Smell – Not much on the nose here. – mostly corn and vodka.

Taste – It tastes better than it smells. There’s actually some body to this brew although I’d still consider it “light.” The grain has a little malt flavor in it, and the alcohol let’s you know it’s not 3.2 beer (does that take anybody back?).

Mouthfeel – The carbonation makes this one interesting, and the slight alcohol sting on the cheek lets you know there’s an ABV over 4.

Drinkability – I was ready to gag on this one (I had never tried it prior to this tasting), but was pleasantly surprised. Nice effort for the style (American ice lager). (731 characters)

Photo of Hoppin_mad
1/5  rDev -58.5%

Photo of wesbrownyeah
2.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

IceHouse by Miller Brewing Co., 5.5% alcohol ice beer. Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a crystal clear urine yellow fluid that caps a one inch head falling to a decent froth leaving ultra light lacing not bad for a AAL.

S- Harsh cereal grains, alcohol, and tangy metallic scents are all there is.

T-M- Taste is raw with the corn adjuncts giving a hell of a bite upfront. As I begin to taste the real beer I note a faint sweet malty tinge with a dead bitter hop note. Metallic corn, cereal grain sweetness, and a mild hop bite is all i get in a meld of mess. Mouthfeel is so so with a slightly high carbonation and water like feel.

O- Good drinking beer for mass quantities but not alway tolarable. (704 characters)

Photo of tbryan5
1.5/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of Kcastr01
1.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of Dmann
2.51/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I was in a cheep beer mood tonight so I tried some "classics". Icehouse poures a little darker than straw color with a decent white head that left a little lace down my glass. The smell was quite astringent with grain and alchohol dominating the scent. The flavor was not much to brag about either. The grain was overpowering and not balanced at all, the aftertaste of alchohol was not plesent and the lack of any bittering agent was sorely missed. But what can you expect from $1.25 a 24oz can? Average for the style at best. (526 characters)

Photo of markallmon
2/5  rDev -17%

Photo of TheAdamConners
5/5  rDev +107.5%

Photo of BeerDreadz
2.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of twi1609372
3.42/5  rDev +41.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good beer overall, one of millers better. nothing amazingly special about it but it has a deep enough taste to be a beer drinkers beer, yet not quite as powerful as some other beers. Easy to drink, goes down pretty smoth, not a bad aftertaste. not as watered down as some say, not as filling as some say either, in the middle between ultra dark and ultra water, descent balance. (388 characters)

Photo of TurboChief
5/5  rDev +107.5%

Photo of generallee
3/5  rDev +24.5%

Photo of Doomcifer
1/5  rDev -58.5%

Photo of HerbMeowing
3/5  rDev +24.5%

Photo of Jason
2.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz blue lined can with a picture of an old time rural brewery. Don’t be fooled by the Plank Road Brewery bs this is a Miller product. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pale strawish golden colour with the clarity that comes with all ultra filtered American macro lagers, tight but thin white lace stays for a few minutes.

Smell: Very clean with a faint whiff of alcohol, corn and grain.

Taste: Crisp yet the brew yields a smoothness also that adds to the drinkability slightly. Perfumy alcohol rushes through the mouth and out the nose, ghost like hop profile donning a bitterness that cuts and a trace of leaf flavour middle to end. Malt is their but in a pale and thin form with several cereal grain monkeys riding its back. Some sweetness in the back but dries up in the end.

Notes: A half decent macro lager and for ice beer it is not half bad. Nothing to really talk about, just a clean ice beer to drink if you are into ice beers. No point really, you may as well drink malt liquor. (1,020 characters)

Photo of avitallo
3/5  rDev +24.5%

Photo of JC333
1.5/5  rDev -37.8%

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Icehouse from Miller Brewing Co.
59 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.