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Icehouse - Miller Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
51
awful

997 Ratings
THE BROS
62
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 997
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 2.04
pDev: 35.29%
Wants: 6
Gots: 40 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

United Kingdom (Wales)

2.63/5  rDev +28.9%

Poured into pint glass. Blue can that states: Brewed Colder, Brewed Longer.

Poured into pint glass.

Is it me or do all macro lagers look, smell, and taste the same? Pours a one finger head, no retention, no lace. Color is the same clear straw yellow.

Smell is very grainy and corn like. Taste is similar, but taste seemed a little skunky almost. Very boring taste.

Mouthfeel is not as crisp as most marcos. Ends pretty clean, which happens to be the best part of this beer. Well carbonated.

Overall, nothing I would buy. I got this from a friend, I mean it's not the worst, but it's just not craft.

02-22-2009 03:06:26 | More by mothman
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RoyalT

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev +34.8%

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).

08-19-2003 00:42:09 | More by RoyalT
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Hoppin_mad

Florida

1/5  rDev -51%

05-03-2014 18:19:08 | More by Hoppin_mad
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wesbrownyeah

Florida

2.42/5  rDev +18.6%

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.

08-10-2011 05:12:58 | More by wesbrownyeah
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tbryan5

Louisiana

1.5/5  rDev -26.5%

01-10-2013 05:19:32 | More by tbryan5
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Kcastr01

Tennessee

1.75/5  rDev -14.2%

06-29-2014 04:07:32 | More by Kcastr01
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Dmann

California

2.53/5  rDev +24%

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.

07-08-2004 10:40:07 | More by Dmann
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markallmon

Tennessee

2/5  rDev -2%

03-17-2012 10:03:38 | More by markallmon
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TheAdamConners


5/5  rDev +145.1%

08-03-2012 01:44:51 | More by TheAdamConners
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BeerDreadz

Florida

2.25/5  rDev +10.3%

08-03-2014 20:38:16 | More by BeerDreadz
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twi1609372

Florida

3.4/5  rDev +66.7%

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.

06-12-2004 05:06:53 | More by twi1609372
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TurboChief

Michigan

5/5  rDev +145.1%

08-08-2014 20:56:58 | More by TurboChief
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generallee

New York

3/5  rDev +47.1%

02-13-2012 14:47:33 | More by generallee
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

1/5  rDev -51%

08-01-2014 14:34:56 | More by Doomcifer
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HerbMeowing

Virginia

3/5  rDev +47.1%

08-04-2014 02:26:58 | More by HerbMeowing
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Jason

Massachusetts

2.6/5  rDev +27.5%

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.

03-26-2002 23:41:06 | More by Jason
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KtotheC123

North Carolina

2.33/5  rDev +14.2%

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!!!

03-14-2011 06:39:32 | More by KtotheC123
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avitallo

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +47.1%

08-08-2014 23:26:49 | More by avitallo
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JC333

New York

1.5/5  rDev -26.5%

03-09-2014 04:22:42 | More by JC333
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magictrokini

California

1.05/5  rDev -48.5%

I have never forgiven Miller for inflicting this beer upon me throughout college. Bright gold pour, oily, with a white head. Chemical sweet mix of corn, nail polish remover, and sweetener. Taste is a disaster of corny, metallic pee with some sugar mixed in to "ice" it. The only thing worse than drinking it is the hangover. WORST. BEER. EVER.

12-10-2008 19:43:38 | More by magictrokini
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jcdiflorio

West Virginia

2.98/5  rDev +46.1%

Poured into a nonic glass from a brown long neck bottle with a twist -off cap. Somebody left a sixer of this beer in my fridge don't know why. Figured I give this Marco a review,just to keep it honest.

Clear,pale golden color with a tall creamy white head falling quickly to just a coating,some bits of lacing with some large carbination bubbles rising to the surface, not flat looking like lots of Macros.

Sweet,doughy aroma,grainy/grassy some fruittyness clean and fresh has somewhat of a malt licquior aroma

Clean taste grainy/corn taste,slightly tart with some fruittyness,no offensive tastes like some AB beers. Finishes clean,tart with a light bitterness and a very slight alcohol tinge.

Tangy,grainy mouthfeel with some slight cloying. Not a beer I would buy,but no too bad for a Macro. Used to buy this a lot when it first came out,probably because of the 5.5% and the 6% limit in WV. The things we did when we were young. Still drinkable just couldn't drink lots of these. Wouldn't turn one down if I was thirsty nothing offensive here just not a beer that fits in my fridge.

05-03-2007 02:17:41 | More by jcdiflorio
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -51%

09-17-2012 21:19:50 | More by NilocRellim
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Bamabrew22

Alabama

2.8/5  rDev +37.3%

Had one of these last week. Served in a 16 ounce tallboy. Wife made me go cheap at the supermarket, so I chose this instead of the usual BMC offerings. Not much to write home about, but decent, if you gotta drink it.

Appearance: Ultra light, pale, almost platinum with a smallish head and decent retention throughout.

Smell: cooked grains, trace hoppiness.

Taste: carbonated water, with hops and light malt thrown in. unremarkable.

Mouthfeel: Light and quickly fading.

Drinkability: Decent. Nothing exciting, just an easy ultra-light American lager.

04-12-2007 19:06:36 | More by Bamabrew22
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mdtnelson

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -51%

01-24-2012 13:37:33 | More by mdtnelson
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Fast169

Georgia

1/5  rDev -51%

06-19-2014 13:41:15 | More by Fast169
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Icehouse from Miller Brewing Co.
51 out of 100 based on 997 ratings.