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Mickey's Ice - Miller Brewing Co.

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Mickey's IceMickey's Ice

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BA SCORE
61
poor

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 2.46
pDev: 30.89%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-14-2002)
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Reviews by Spikester:
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Spikester

Oregon

3.59/5  rDev +45.9%

Clear pale gold with a good 2 plus fingers of dense long lasting white head. Very impressive lacing.
Smell is grasses some apple peel and a slight corn aroma.
Taste is mostly biscuit malts with a pinch of corn. Slight amount of hops toward the end of the sip. Very light alcohol presence.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with average carbonation and a lightly dry somewhat sweet finish.
Overall a fine Ice beer . Much more pleasant than regular strength AAl types due to bigger flavors in almost every way. The flavor was still pretty decent after it had warmed up some.
Note: This beer still has a thin coat of white head after close to 20 minutes!
Originally reviewed in 03-15-2008. Completely rewrote my review.
Alcohol is 5.8% by volume.

03-25-2014 05:40:21 | More by Spikester
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.18/5  rDev +29.3%

Appearance – Light, hazy yellow with some good carbonation and a decent head that left a little lacing. This doesn’t look half bad.

Smell – Yes, it’s grain and alcohol, but the grain smells kind of smooth and I’d swear there was a hop or two in there.

Taste – Not bad, actually. Not good, but the grain isn’t offensive and is smooth. The finish is cheap candy sugar but it is not raunchy like most malt liquors.

Mouthfeel – I felt that this was the ale’s strong point. The overall smoothness, big(ger) body (not medium but well better than most other MLs), and somewhat dry character made this bearable.

Drinkability – One of the few MLs that will stay out of my sink. Good job, Miller.

04-08-2004 01:29:52 | More by RoyalT
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wesbrownyeah

Florida

2.13/5  rDev -13.4%

Mickey's ice? Ice brewed ale stated on label. 5.8% alcohol.

A- Poured in to a long pilsner glass that ended in a junk load of foam that was like an aggravated soda in a can. Mild straw yellow similar to others of this nature.

S- Very light corn , barley , and metal.

T- The same as smell just even more obvious metallic tastes with light corn hints, but for a ice Adjunct beer I could handle one of these on a warm day.

M-D- Mouthfeel upfront is a mildly carbonated burst with a slightly slick oil feeling on the tongue after inital drink.

So so but not the worst by far, but far from the best... cheers

rev. 07/22/11

04-19-2009 05:18:09 | More by wesbrownyeah
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Dmann

California

2.58/5  rDev +4.9%

This beer will always have a place in my heart since this is what my friends and I would pay bums outside the liquer store to get for us! My best friend and I were recently low on cash and decided to get a coulple of 40's of this swill and now I know why I stopped drinking it. It tastes allright at first, but as it rolls down your tounge it has one of the nasty-est aftertastes I have ever experienced in my life! I think next time we are going for cheep beer, we will go for regular Mickey's or Bud Ice.

09-22-2003 10:23:31 | More by Dmann
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

1.18/5  rDev -52%

The beer that got Chuck Liddell knocked out. A darker yellow than expected, no head, lacing, seriously why bother? Aroma is of alcohol and a bit of dumpster when collectors are on strike.

Hot, hot alcohol head in this one. Horrible aftertaste. I really can't hang with this one. Gets warm and gets even worse. It's cheap I guess, it has that going for it. Blech.

08-21-2010 23:37:27 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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SetarconeX

Florida

2.42/5  rDev -1.6%

Cheap and alcoholic. Exactly what I need to watch the Red Sox on TV...

Visually, it's your generic straw yellow. Remarkable number of small bubbles, and a decent head. Still, nothing too impressive.

As for the smell....this stuff reeks. Odd sort of muted skunky cheap beer smell. Hints of something that may or may not be corn. One of the more unappealing scents I've come across lately.

Luckily, it rather lacks taste altogether. A strange and unexpected creaminess adds quite a bit to the drinkability. The mouthfeel on this one is strangely pleasent, considering the scent on it.

One of the best cheap beers I've ever picked up. That's not saying much, but I think I'd take this over most of the other "beer for bums" swill out there. Shockingly drinkable.

10-15-2003 21:20:00 | More by SetarconeX
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dertyd

California

2/5  rDev -18.7%

01-18-2013 09:10:56 | More by dertyd
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +43.5%

40 oz. bottle consumed on the corner of 6th and Fairmount from within a brown paper bag. Only the top of the green glass bottle and the black screw-cap are visible.... only kidding!
It pours a clear yellow body with a rocky bright white head that holds surprisingly well, and leaves some very nice lace throughout the glass. The nose expresses a clean, lightly sweet, and somewhat grainy malt. The body is firm and it's lightly crisp upfront, but becomes creamier as it crosses the palate. The flavor is a well-balanced combination of lightly grainy semi-sweet malt and an underlying hop bitterness (no flavor or aroma is involved). The alcohol is well-cloaked throughout (of course it's only 5.8%abv), and it finishes surprisingly dry. There's obviously a good deal of adjunct involved here (noting the lack of grainy flavor), but it's smooth and refreshing. On the other hand, it doesn't deliver the richer malt taste that's expected of the style.

03-29-2003 21:58:16 | More by NeroFiddled
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bditty187

Nebraska

1.83/5  rDev -25.6%

Ultra translucent, golden hue, frothy white head, decent size and retention, did lace well. The nose is killer, sweet, husky, musty, and alcoholic, not very pleasant or inviting. Thus you regretfully take a sip… husky, grainy, sweet, the alcohol burns. There is an unpleasant rawness to it, which opposes the smooth mouthfeel. Heartburn inducing. I’ll try any beer once… one was enough. All in all, this is another bad Ice Beer. Skip it.

01-24-2003 10:05:24 | More by bditty187
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

1/5  rDev -59.3%

10-23-2012 17:54:30 | More by Eaglefan344
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev +30.1%

Poured from a green 40 oz. bottle. Has a very pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of corn and malts. Taste is just like it smells, malts and corn. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a mediocre beer.

10-21-2009 01:15:16 | More by tone77
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jeddis1

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +22%

06-29-2012 01:18:23 | More by jeddis1
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -18.7%

11-25-2011 01:50:02 | More by mdillon86
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -18.7%

11-28-2011 18:18:43 | More by FreshmanPour77
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tommy5

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-04-2013 01:36:25 | More by tommy5
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jereb83


1.5/5  rDev -39%

08-06-2012 23:56:31 | More by jereb83
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.78/5  rDev +53.7%

Mickey’s Ice Brewed Ale has a very thick, white head and a clear, yellow-golden appearance with lots of bubbles streaming up, and a good amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is faint, but one detects clean water and undifferentiated grains. Taste is a round beer flavor, with a surprisingly sharp hop bitterness at the mid to back end of the sip. Mouthfeel is medium and Mickey’s Ice Brewed Ale finishes crisp, clean, relatively crisp, and quite smooth. Overall, this is a winner for malt liquor.

RJT

07-10-2011 15:36:53 | More by RonaldTheriot
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zoso1967

Michigan

1.25/5  rDev -49.2%

03-25-2012 21:38:57 | More by zoso1967
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

2/5  rDev -18.7%

08-17-2013 19:46:13 | More by MinorThreat
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Jonathan_Philadelphia


1.2/5  rDev -51.2%

08-17-2014 00:40:22 | More by Jonathan_Philadelphia
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DookDrinkyCrow

Maryland

3.3/5  rDev +34.1%

A: Crisp Clear Amber
S: Grainy Adjunct hops
T: Light lagery
M: light with a small amount of carbonation

Mickey's Ice is okay beer. I have been drinking this 40 for years. The 40 oz has a big following and i consider myself part of it. You can grab a 32 of this for under 2 dollars, and makes a great sippin, swillin, bulls@#$tin brew.

08-04-2009 20:03:18 | More by DookDrinkyCrow
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bundy462

Texas

2.55/5  rDev +3.7%

A: Pale yellow with not much of a head.

S: Grain, slight malt, corn.

T: Boozy malt backbone with a slight hop bite that offers some bitterness as it finishes very clean.

M: Watery, hence smooth.

O: Goes down pretty easy because it's very much like drinking water with boozy hint.

06-22-2010 03:48:37 | More by bundy462
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yokken

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -39%

02-27-2012 21:21:15 | More by yokken
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KoG

Nevada

1.3/5  rDev -47.2%

Looks promising in a sort of ugly way. Not horrible, but still fizzy and yellow.

Smell is, umm... I thinnk wet barn describes it as acurately as possible. Hay and Corn mixed with horse.

Tastes like a barn too!! Put some corn syrup on a horse, lick it off, and VOILA! Mickey's Ice. Left a weird syrupy coating on my tongue. It was all I could to to choke it down, even cold it was awful...

03-27-2005 03:24:06 | More by KoG
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.13/5  rDev +27.2%

Bought in the green 22 ozer.."Ice Brewed Ale"
Not too bad of an appearance for a malt liquor ..nice solid golden honey with a nice sized white head which persists.
again I was surprised that this actually smelled acceptable..mostly sweet maltiness.
Im quite impressed by the taste of this..its like a subdued pilsner..quite malty and with a tiny hop kick..but for a Malt liquor the maltiness is tasty.
Let down in the mouthfeel however..very sticky and cloying.
This is a big surprise ..better than regular Mickeys and must be one of the best malt liquors out there.

02-20-2004 05:01:57 | More by Reidrover
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Mickey's Ice from Miller Brewing Co.
61 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.