Milwaukee's Best Ice - Miller Brewing Co.
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2.15/5 rDev +7%
Pours a clear, pale yellow with short head and no retention or lacing. Smells of an adjunct lager. Definitely fits the style, as sad as that is. Crisp feel with low carbonation. Weak body and tastes mostly of adjunct. Overall, not a beer for anything but getting smashed.
12-14-2008 22:39:00 | More by Tone
2.38/5 rDev +18.4%
It is a bland beer as a whole. It has sweet adjunct aroma. There is a lot of malt in the aroma almost like malt liquor. It has a very watery feel to it. The flavor is also watery and sweet with virtually no bitterness at all. The can states the use of "quality hops" I just want to know what quality. There was not much for bubbles in the body but there was a lot of head and lace. It is a good party beer and that is about it.
11-22-2008 13:59:56 | More by MTNboy
1.2/5 rDev -40.3%
Though I am only a ripe 22 years of age I have probably have at least 90% of the beer types known to man. Then there was "Beast Ice" aka Milwaukee's Best Ice. Living up to it's faithful name this beer is quite a beast....and I do mean that in the worst way possible. It's so bad it doesn't even deserve a review....try one and you'll know what I mean.
11-20-2008 00:01:00 | More by VaTechHopHead
2.48/5 rDev +23.4%
Once again a bold dash down the beer cooler at the stop and rob. The beer was served cold and in a pint glass.
Appearance: The beer pour a pale yellow coloration. Tight bubbles of carbonation pitter patter off the bottom of the glass. Thin white head with very little retention. Speckles of lacing remain behind on my glass.
Smell: The beers aroma is a clean cereal aroma of corn. No off aromas noted.
Taste: A clean corny adjunct flavor hits my mouth. The malt is thin with the suggestion of hops bittering at the end of the flavor. No off flavors noted just not alot going on.
Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer has a thin body. The carbonation works well with the beer and may actually make the beer better. This is just another pound as fast as you can beer. Not a whole lot going on here.
10-17-2008 05:54:35 | More by nlmartin
1.43/5 rDev -28.9%
Another college town beer that is more of a tool for getting drunk than a real beer. Ice beer so it's high in alcohol and low in taste. Very pale and little to no head retention. The aroma is non existent. No good characteristics for this bland flavorless concoction. Stay clear of this one. -Dale
10-08-2008 02:18:47 | More by Rhynes2
3.95/5 rDev +96.5%
Why I like this...I cannot tell you. But I do. It is very drinkable for a cheap beer. Perhaps it's the 'ice brewing' (aka extra alcohol) that makes this one extra drinkable. Very sweet, very corn-tasting. Would rather drink this than other cheap brews.
09-13-2008 03:16:31 | More by joepiekarski
2.98/5 rDev +48.3%
Pours a pale straw yellow with big billowy head that dissipates into nothing almost immediately. Smell is quite non-existant, taste is actually non-offensive, very light tasting to be truthful, no personality but not god-awful. Mouthfeel is not quite as thin as I had expected, easy on the palate. Drinkability is high due to the easy going nature of this beer. It's weak, flavorless and watery but at the same time has high ABV and is non-offensive. A good broke-mans party beer.
08-30-2008 02:22:01 | More by mashedpotatoes
1.18/5 rDev -41.3%
Beast Ice! I have no clue why this is always available at parties I have to go to... probably so that I won't drink it.
Appearance is pale yellow. Nearly no head. Very clear. Not appetizing at all.
Smell is of water and alcohol. Nothing else.
Taste is almost like it's water with some rubbing alcohol and malt flavor added. Nothing that makes me want to drink it.
Mouthfeel isn't much better than taste but at least the alcohol isn't burning all the time. Sometimes it's better but sometimes it's also worse. It balances out somewhat for a 1.5.
Drinkability is very very low. I refuse to drink this beer anymore, even when it's free and in copious quantities. I'd much rather pay a bit extra and upgrade to Miller Lite or almost any of the other products that Miller brews.
08-13-2008 18:05:25 | More by xare
2.53/5 rDev +25.9%
This beer poured a translucent yellow with a lot of visible carbonation and a single-finger head that didn't last long. The smell is fairly faint with some whiffs of malt and maybe some corn adjunct. The taste is a bit of malt up front with some barely perceptible hops and a little bit of alcohol on the finish. The mouthfeel is watery with some pretty aggressive carbonation. This beer is basically made to be drank in large quantities by already inebriated college kids and hobos. I wouldn't get this beer if you can afford anything else, but if you're seriously considering buying this beer then I doubt you're really looking for something tasty. Bottoms up and hold out for your next college loan check.
08-03-2008 02:46:36 | More by TheTrevor
1.25/5 rDev -37.8%
The label states Ice brewed from th finest quality malted barley, selected grains and choicest hops. pours a honey bright golden hue with a large overly carbonated white head dwindles as quick as it rises. Lacing is left behind thin and scant. Aromatics smells like beer, grainy offness slightly metallics. A blend of pale malts and assorted grains ie corn and rice. Not much alcohol on the nose even thought it's an ice brew it comes out at 5.9% just under the legal limit of some of the archaic states with beer laws like WV. Flavor unremarkable but yet a horrible chemical metallic offness comes across the palate with DME sweetness after a few sips I'm certain I'm not going to finish off a whole 24oz can. I will not waste anymore vibrant liver cells on this beer, drain pour. Mouthfeel is thin watery textured with carbonation so high it makes it hard to swallow, shitty industrial beer at it's worst. Drinkability terrible.
08-01-2008 12:53:51 | More by WVbeergeek
2.78/5 rDev +38.3%
Poured from a 24 oz can into nonic pint glass.
A - Pale yellow, completely clear, with a finger of head that sticks around a few seconds and falls to a thin collar. Some minimal lacing.
S - Mostly DMS with some metal and alcohol.
T - Faint grainy-ness dominates early and mid palate. The brew sweetens a little near the end with a hint of malt and some vague lemon peel. Finish is fairly dry, a little sour, with cereal grain and a faint bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden.
M - High carbonation with a light body that's actually not watery.
D - This is a pretty boring beer, but it's still not that bad. Considering most macros, and further more, American "ICE" beers, this one is a notch above the rest.
07-30-2008 01:45:05 | More by PatrickJR
2.25/5 rDev +11.9%
A -Pale yellow-gold with a decent sized head that exhibits deplorable retention. Doesn't look half bad for a macro ice beer though.
S - Vague corn sweetness on the nose, with a barely-there hint of funky hops.
T - Again, sweet corn on the cob with some funky off-flavors that don't offend as much as annoy. Really, really tastes like corn...maybe even with a hint of diacetyl butter smattered on top.
M - Light bodied, highly carbonated, but not really watery like some other macros.
D - For the price ($5 for a 12 pack at the gas station), this is eminently drinkable for someone on a budget. This straddles the line between over-boozed malt liquor and watery low-abv macro brews.
04-09-2008 05:37:18 | More by pmcadamis
3.95/5 rDev +96.5%
Pours a pale golden color and has a decent head retention with a nice lace. Smell is mostly corn, but I can detect a hint of malt. Goes down pretty and is very dry with basically no bitterness. Like the smell, the taste is mostly corn, but does have that ice flavor to it. I don't care for adjunct lagers very much, but rating this with the style in mind, it is a pretty good beer.
02-13-2008 05:16:29 | More by DrainBamage
2.42/5 rDev +20.4%
Ahh...the Beast. For what it cost many a cans were devoured by myself and my roomies back in the day. Of the cheap ice beers this one isn't that bad. It has that pale yellow pee look and that bad grainy smell. But the taste improves after the first few sips (perhaps there is rubbing alcohol in there and it sterilizes the tongue) and the body is almost medium. There are some malts and sweet notes of rice and corn to taste, which is surprising for a cheap American macro ice. I wouldn't drink this again if it were offered to me (even if it made me appear rude) but it is not a horrible pickup.
02-08-2008 17:09:36 | More by clayrock81
2.15/5 rDev +7%
Milwaukee's Best Ice pours a couple fingers of
loose foam over a clear dark yellow brew. The
can states that it's been "ice brewed from the
finest quality malted barley, selected grains, and
choicest hops" for a "crisp, bold taste". Heaven in
a 24 ounce can, on sale at Essers for 99¢ apiece.
That head collapses pretty quickly, and the nose
indicates corn and rice among the selected grains.
The flavor is light and slightly sweet with a boiled
vegetal note. Mouthfeel is light and thin. This not as
quite as watery as a lot of macro lagers, but it's still
awfully thin, and awfully not there.
01-14-2008 06:29:51 | More by shadow1961
2.2/5 rDev +9.5%
twelve ounce aluminum can- color of pale yellow , with a frothy white head - nose of grass, sweet, grass, lemon, white rice, and dry taste of artificially sweet, sour, and rice- body is light, and oily, and with medium high carbonation aftertaste of sweet, and bad vegetation
01-04-2008 04:54:28 | More by stephendr
1.63/5 rDev -18.9%
The beer LOOKS ok. Dark gold with a full soapy head. But I think appearance is its only strongpoint. It smells like metal and cheap ingredients. Old musty malt and wet hay. It tastes like any cheap malt liquor to me. St. Ides or Olde English or any type of cheap higher alcohol 40oz. I used to buy when I was young and broke. Kind of heavy and not very pleasant to drink. I bought a 40oz. for $1.89 just for the hell of it. I probably won't again.
11-29-2007 21:47:27 | More by berserker256
2.63/5 rDev +30.8%
Milwaukee's Best Ice
12 oz can
Jet ink #09247 B50766
Served in a pilsner glass
Pours a mustard yellow with an orange tint. Decent head on top. Mini carbonation bubbles race to the top of the glass.
Whiffs of corn, cereal and grains.
Flavors of dry grain and corn are present with a sweet honey backdrop. Every other sip has a slight alcohol sharpness on the finish. One of those beers that is better out of the can and cold.
Clearly not the best beer option, but I can make this work. The 5.9% ABV & price tag deserve mention.
09-14-2007 00:15:08 | More by Hibernator
2.4/5 rDev +19.4%
If you buy this expecting something that will compete with the expensive beers then you are wasting your money.
That said, I recommend this beer to anyone who drinks macro brews on a regular basis. It definitely has a Miller taste to it, I can taste a faint hint of High Life in there; but this finishes much more crisp... and by the end of the night you'll finish much more lit.
There are two ways to drink beer, 1) like a fine wine and 2) over the gums and down the throat. Most people who drink macro brews (myself included) don't let the beer touch much of the mouth, it just goes straight down. If you are this type of drinker then this is a good one when you really want to get trashed- and not spend that much.
If I want something that taste good, I buy Blue Moon. Normally I buy Busch or Budweiser for a nights worth of drinking. When I'm broke, I buy Beast Ice. Less than six bucks for a 12 pack here. To tell you the truth, the reason I don't buy it more is because at 5.9% ABV I tend to regret the night before.
09-07-2007 02:28:21 | More by boxvic
1/5 rDev -50.2%
This, unfortunately, was the beer I "grew up" on. My stepdad drank this and I had more of these than I'd like to admit. Without a doubt, the worst beer I've ever had, even comparing to other cheap macros. The higher alcohol content isn't enough to make this worthwhile. The taste is just horrible...I cringe just thinking about it. The only way to even attempt to drink this is ICE cold and FAST. Even then it is quite putrid. Let it warm even a couple of degrees and you are in for a whole mouthful of funk. Avoid at all costs. There are better cheap macros to get you drunk.
08-21-2007 01:27:04 | More by elgiacomo
1.45/5 rDev -27.9%
I bought this for two reasons. One, it was $11.99 for a 30 Pack. Two, it's 5.9% ABV. If you want to get drunk and you don't care about taste, appearance, smell, having a horrible hangover and feeling like crap for 24 hours, then this is the beer for you. Otherwise, cough up a few extra dollars and get something that doesn't taste like the water that builds up at the bottom of a trash can.
08-13-2007 23:28:19 | More by nosbocaj
2.63/5 rDev +30.8%
Quaffed a few of these on the golf course recently. I guess I was drawn in by the 5.9% ABV and the price was certainly right. Pale straw in appearance. No noticeable smell. Slightly sweet in taste, not bad, but not great. Overall, not a bad macro choice on a hot day. Provided ample refreshment and booze on the golf course.
07-05-2007 14:34:02 | More by Bamabrew22
1.45/5 rDev -27.9%
Someone recently left a can of this in my fridge recently. thought it might be refreshing in the hot and humid weather we have been having lately here in Cleveland. In a way it was refreshing. On the can it says "ice brewed from the finest quality malty barley, selected grains, and choicest hops". I found that statement to be pretty laughable. Anyone here know what ice brewing is? Never heard of this type/method of brewing before. Poured into my pint glass. This beer pours a light to medium clear golden color. the head is nice and fluffy white when poured and is over an inch thick. it quickly settles to a pretty thin surface layer and leaves behind little lacing. This has sort of a musty smell. Metal and some corn maybe? The aroma was strong enough, just unrecognizable to these nostrils. Not a good thing when it comes to beer IMO. The taste is actually somewhat pleasantly sweet and had more malt presence than I would have expected. However it tastes, well, I guess the best way to put it would be artificial. The flavors do not taste natural, like most beers I am used to. It also tastes metallic. Yuck! I could maybe detect the smallest hint of hops rounding out the flavor, but that could also have been the metallic elements. Also has a crisp, metallic mouthfeel with a light to medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall the taste and mouthfeel are very artificial, metallic, and perhaps skunky. Not fresh at all. The one good thing about this beer is that it certainly is not as watered down flavor wise as some other cheap macro lagers I have had. Easy to drink because this is like drinking metallic, skunked seltzer water as opposed to drinking beer. Not easy to drink in the way beer should be IMO. And I thought MGD and Highlife were bad beers. Avoid this!
06-29-2007 01:31:02 | More by neenerzig
2.7/5 rDev +34.3%
I admit that this is the beer that I buy the most. It is cheap. It has 5.9% alcohol. So when I want three or ten of these after work they are ok. Not a bad flavor for a cheap macro. I would rather buy MGD for the taste but this is less costly.
This is another one that is good for the cookouts. Keep it really cold and it will quench the thirst on the hot sunny days. If it gets a little warm pour it into the toilet, because that is what it tastes like.
Trust me, I am highly experienced with this one.
Serve Ice cold.
06-11-2007 12:09:32 | More by giblet
2.38/5 rDev +18.4%
Its a cheap macro.
What can I say. Its got a good price, and this one actually doesnt taste half as bad as the others.
I didnt gag after taking drinks either!
Its typical color. Smell kinda like a hoppy water mixture with a good splash of alcohol. Taste isnt great but it doesnt make me feel ill either. Mouthfeel is about the same. Not somthing I wanna swish and savor.
Its great for the float trips and camping where drinkin is ESSENTIAL to surviving.
Not half bad. But not the best.
05-03-2007 06:37:45 | More by Clockwork420
Milwaukee's Best Ice from Miller Brewing Co.
50 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.