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Mickey's Ice - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
62
poor

82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 2.49
pDev: 30.52%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | 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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2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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2/5  rDev -19.7%

09-14-2012 23:46:01 | More by JohnEricaLawson
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California

3/5  rDev +20.5%

09-01-2012 02:53:15 | More by Glopez
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beerpadawan

California

1.75/5  rDev -29.7%

08-25-2012 19:59:01 | More by beerpadawan
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Ceballonegro

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +50.6%

08-22-2012 20:20:42 | More by Ceballonegro
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North Carolina

2/5  rDev -19.7%

08-12-2012 19:36:02 | More by OldhouseRecs
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1.5/5  rDev -39.8%

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

3/5  rDev +20.5%

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


2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

05-23-2012 23:22:45 | More by Shineonsolar
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Minnesota

2/5  rDev -19.7%

05-17-2012 06:16:23 | More by Disease
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

04-07-2012 16:57:18 | More by JeffTheJuice
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zoso1967

Michigan

1.25/5  rDev -49.8%

03-25-2012 21:38:57 | More by zoso1967
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

2.63/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 40 into pint glass

Appearance - Pours a medium golden color with a billowy head that fades quite fast. With the head dissipating there is actually quite a surprising amount of lacing on this brew.

Smell - The aroma is very light. There is the slightest bit of corn with an ever so slightly caramel aroma present; very weak overall.

Taste - The taste starts out very sweet; corn and a little bit of caramel (just as the nose suggested). At the very end of the flavor there is an ever so light hoppy and sweet flavor on the tongue. They are very light (very light) and mainly toffee and citrus in nature. It would be quite pleasant, but unfortunately there is a rather unpleasant stale aftertaste that is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with a very moderate level of carbonation. It is slightly more creamy feeling then would be expected, but still very appropriate.

Overall - Slightly beer in some regards then the standard malt, but in some way worse. Not bad, but really not good either.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 01:57:10 | More by Darkmagus82
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yokken

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -39.8%

02-27-2012 21:21:15 | More by yokken
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redoak075

California

2/5  rDev -19.7%

02-04-2012 23:50:12 | More by redoak075
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OveraPint

Minnesota

2.23/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I bought a 40oz of Mickey's ICE last night. When I first opened the bottled I was over whelmed with a very strong skunky smell almost overwhelming. It poured into a nice golden color. The taste was a little less "yeasty" than the regular mickeys which was surprising to me. Overall its was ok. What I didnt like about it was it gave me the feeling of a hangover after a not drinking for about an hour.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 01:21:53 | More by OveraPint
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animal69

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -19.7%

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Huffaroma

Montana

1/5  rDev -59.8%

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gio540

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +60.6%

12-03-2011 06:01:10 | More by gio540
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -19.7%

11-28-2011 18:18:43 | More by FreshmanPour77
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -19.7%

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

Louisiana

3.78/5  rDev +51.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

2.6/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is currently on my "Wants" list and it will remain there because I want it in a CAN. I am trying to bump up my bottle numbers to (at least) 400 so that I may re-dedicate myself to The CANQuest (TM) without the feeling of guilt that I seem to be experiencing lately. Guilt, hah!

I will say this for the AALs - they are pretty. I got a solid finger of rocky, bone-white head with good retention from my pour. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-plus quality clarity. Just beautiful to look at and a razzberry to Greg Koch and his "Fizzy yellow beer is for sissies" act. I am a visual guy as evidence by my Film Studies certificate and my lifelong love of reading. I like to look and watch and I will not apologize for it. Nose smelled like the interior of a silo at the end of the season - fermented corn sweetness overlaying a grapey quality. Ooof. I wonder if high fructose corn syrup might have been one of the adjuncts used in its production. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium with a fairly innocuous lager sweetness in the mouth. It really was not as bad as the nose led me to expect. I have had MUCH worse, believe me. Finish was slightly dry and still pretty bland, overall. Call that damning with faint praise.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 17:23:26 | More by woodychandler
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

1.18/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.83/5  rDev +53.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Mickey's Ice is a much better version of Mickey's. One of the instances where the "ice" process actually improves the beer.

I'm honestly not going to pour this out of the 24 oz. can. Sorry. I've had it from 40's a few times and I can tell you that it foams up, a lot. That seems typical for SAB-Miller malt liquors as Steel Reserve does the same thing.

Smell is definitely better than regular Mickey's, which has that old man-sweat socks-PBR smell. Surprisingly boozy for only 5.8% ABV. Strong alcohol and metallic smell. While it isn't horribly inviting, it isn't off-putting either and that says a lot in this price range.

The best description I've ever encountered for the taste of Mickey's Ice is that it resembles beer mixed with salty butter. I swear that this beer will leave your lips salty. It is a slightly stronger tasting Mickey's without the sharp edges. Finishes with no aftertaste. This just dies on its way out. Seriously salty.

Mickey's Ice has an amazing mouthfeel to it, one of the best in my opinion. The carbonation comes on strong then fades to a creaminess. Chewy. Sharp, then smooth. Very enjoyable.

This is one of the most drinkable beers I've ever come across. There is a great balance between alcohol %, taste, and mouthfeel.

This beer is a favorite of mine when traveling. It is good for unwinding in the hotel room but won't leave you feeling like crap in the morning.

Serving type: can

08-13-2010 09:40:28 | More by troobie
Mickey's Ice from Miller Brewing Co.
62 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.