Magnum - Miller Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 137 | Reviews: 57 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
1.63/5 rDev -18.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5
Presentation: 40 oz clear glass bottle, no freshness date.
Appearance: Clear pale straw colour with a pasty white lace. Bubbly carbonation shows its effervescence. Some of this sample was poured out to get a look at the head retention and true colour.
Smell: Light fusel alcohol, faint malt and a cooked corn aroma.
Taste: Vaguely crisp carbonation, moderate body with a thinnish malt palate. Well rounded carbonation fits this beer nicely. Alcohol in the breath with minor fusel alcohol flavours. Biting twang from the hops with a used up bitterness that struggles. Malt is cracker like yet thin and flimsy. Finish does not clean up, mildly astringent end.
Notes: On the bottle is says “Magnum Premium” … premium compared to what? A sub-standard Malt Liquor, lots of rough edges and tough to put down. Needless to say I had a hard time consuming all of it. One of the cheapest 40’s you can get, usually around $1.50 a pop.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2002 06:04:17 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
3.58/5 rDev +79%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
From a 40! Stamped MAY0514-CO5110027. Sampled on January 12, 2014.
One needs to look at this based on the style rather than on the reputation of American malt liquors...which among craft brew fans is about the lowest it can be.
Malt liquors are supposed to look pale yellow with a big fizzy white head. This does.
malt liquors normally smell of rancid corn, rice, grain, and other adjuncts. This one does not. Yes, those characters are there but they are far more muted. Quite frankly this smells a lot like a standard American pale lager.
Malt liquor bodies are often thin and watery. This one is smooth and about medium.
Malt liquors can make you wince with the metallic taste and overly rambunctious corn and grain characters. There is a bit of that here but this is not cloying or rancid. It is really smooth. If more malt liquors were like this one I'd be drinking a lot of them. Sorry previous raters and BA members, I have to score it much higher than you did.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2014 21:42:47 | More by puboflyons
Magnum from Miller Brewing Co.
52 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.