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Magnum - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
52
awful

137 Ratings
THE BROS
42
awful

(view ratings)
Ratings: 137
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 2
pDev: 38.5%


Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2002)
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Reviews by RonaldTheriot:
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.58/5  rDev +79%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Magnum has a fairly thick, white head and a very clear yellow-golden appearance. Aroma is skunky (at times from the clear bottle) and grainy. Carbonation is moderate to high. The taste is pretty good, for an inexpensive, mass-produced extra-strong beer. Some slight hop spice does shine through, which cuts the overly malty main taste profile. Mouth-feel is moderate and slimy on occasion (from the bottle). Magnum finishes fairly refreshing and crisp. I like to have this from time to time, and I think people unfairly give it a hard time. Hey, it's a pretty decent common beer!

RJT

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2010 16:22:29 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Magnum from Miller Brewing Co.
52 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.