Magnum - Miller Brewing Co.
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1.88/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
40 oz. bottle, with the best by date reading July 15, 2013. The second malt liquor beer by Miller that I am reviewing here on BeerAdvocate. The first was Olde English 800, and I'm not really expecting this one to be any better. Acquired at the local beer store for $1.79 after trudging through snowy slush to get there.
Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.
A - Pours the typical clear yellow piss malt liquor color with a quarter inch of thin white head that fizzles away almost immediately. Looks exactly the same as how a Miller Lite or Olde English 800 or any other Miller product looks in a glass.
S - Sweet chemically treated malts and corn husks. To give it the benefit of the doubt, this beer definitely smells better than a Miller Lite at least.
T - Artificially sweet sugars and corn / grain. Moderate level of carbonation, lightly bodied. There really isn't any discernable "taste" to be had here other than a prominent taste of corn.
M - Smooth and clean, thin and light bodied. My mouth tastes like corn kernels.
Overall, this is just a plain simple alcohol delivery vehicle for people looking to get their cheap buzz on, which is exactly what I plan on doing with it considering the murk I had to hike through to get this. (In my defense, I bought some *good* beer also). Anyway, like the others have said before me, this beer isn't horrible or offensive, it's just a bland alcohol delivery vehicle. The guy two reviews below me said it best - another tick off the bottom of the barrel list with plenty more to go.
Miller Magnum ---2/5.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2013 05:54:32 | More by mfnmbvp
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3.58/5 rDev +80.8%
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.
51 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.