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Milwaukee's Best Ice - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
50
awful

516 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 2.01
pDev: 39.3%
Wants: 3
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
1/5  rDev -50.2%

JohnnyMc, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of BMMillsy
1.34/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Beast ice. Is what it is. This one pours from the frat house's keg light golden copper (darker than the light) and lots of foam on top. Aroma is heavy skunk and stale corn. Flavor goes on the pattern with solid Skunky Beast with extra skunk flavor. Blah. Not worth drinking to tick, but had to be sure to tick all my college mistakes.

BMMillsy, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of RepMichigan
2.5/5  rDev +24.4%

RepMichigan, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of yooper920
1.5/5  rDev -25.4%

yooper920, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of dugly2ugly
1/5  rDev -50.2%

dugly2ugly, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of RoryOMoore
1/5  rDev -50.2%

RoryOMoore, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of VaterRoss
1.5/5  rDev -25.4%

VaterRoss, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
2.42/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 24oz can into a Pilsner glass.

Beast Ice was my unemployment-era beer of choice many, many years ago. I'm glad to finally be revisiting it in this setting.

Appearance: like regular Beast, this beer is a plain, not particularly natural yellow color without a nice golden or straw hue. The head and effervescence are actually quite nice, though, and style-appropriate.

Smell: boring grain and a little plastic quality. Not good, but not particularly offensive either. These beers can get a lot more plastic-ey and they can certainly have the cooked corn thing going on -- which I'm glad to say Beast Ice does not. So not good, but could be a lot worse.

Taste: mildly sweet malt flavor with a tiny bit of plastic. Hops aren't evident at all. That said, this is actually tastier than regular Beast. I'm somewhat pleasantly surprised.

Mouthfeel: light body which is just heavy enough not to be watery. Mouthfeel is fizzy and refreshing. Almost insipid, but again, could be a lot worse.

Overall: this is far from a good beer, and even pretty far from a decent macro lager. That said, it's surprisingly a lot better than its brother, Milwaukee's Best Premium. And at 5.9%, I can see now why it was my unemployment beer of choice all those years ago.

flagmantho, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of seeswo
2/5  rDev -0.5%

seeswo, Jan 23, 2012
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1/5  rDev -50.2%

IdrinkGas, Jan 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev +49.3%

MaxOfMetal, Jan 15, 2012
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1/5  rDev -50.2%

Schade, Jan 13, 2012
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1/5  rDev -50.2%

mbacon3227, Jan 13, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev +24.4%

uziangis, Jan 13, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -25.4%

durwood64, Jan 10, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -25.4%

animal69, Jan 09, 2012
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2/5  rDev -0.5%

TCgoalie, Jan 08, 2012
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1/5  rDev -50.2%

bbadger, Jan 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev +24.4%

mmmaaattt, Jan 08, 2012
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1/5  rDev -50.2%

kmckinnon87, Jan 08, 2012
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1/5  rDev -50.2%

adiamant1989, Jan 06, 2012
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2/5  rDev -0.5%

livingtodie, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Antonius08
1.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Antonius08, Dec 30, 2011
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1/5  rDev -50.2%

CGMLS3, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of ChopsMeister
1/5  rDev -50.2%

ChopsMeister, Dec 20, 2011
Milwaukee's Best Ice from Miller Brewing Co.
50 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.