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Magnum - Miller Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
51
awful

159 Ratings
THE BROS
42
awful

(view ratings)
Ratings: 159
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 1.97
pDev: 39.09%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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Photo of jgunther71
1.75/5  rDev -11.2%

jgunther71, Mar 17, 2014
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2/5  rDev +1.5%

ralerwen, Mar 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +26.9%

carmike813, Mar 05, 2014
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1/5  rDev -49.2%

Knoxrb12, Mar 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +26.9%

Whiskeydeez, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of sgttibbs
2/5  rDev +1.5%

sgttibbs, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of mkf629
1.25/5  rDev -36.5%

mkf629, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of ParkbrauFan
1.5/5  rDev -23.9%

ParkbrauFan, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of BrewBros
2.25/5  rDev +14.2%

BrewBros, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of MFer
1/5  rDev -49.2%

MFer, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of CCory
1/5  rDev -49.2%

CCory, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of alcoholinside
1.5/5  rDev -23.9%

alcoholinside, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of DOCRW
1/5  rDev -49.2%

DOCRW, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.58/5  rDev +81.7%
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.

puboflyons, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of mpenske
1.25/5  rDev -36.5%

mpenske, Jan 05, 2014
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2/5  rDev +1.5%

SuperMario, Jan 04, 2014
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2/5  rDev +1.5%

mernst1030, Dec 29, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -36.5%

aqualung23, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of caverog
1/5  rDev -49.2%

caverog, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
1.75/5  rDev -11.2%

jaydoc, Nov 03, 2013
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2/5  rDev +1.5%

harpus, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of MRHviolin16
2.88/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

The true budget malt liquor for the budget minded consumer who wants the most bang for his buck but wont settle on Steel Reserve. It is just as a malt liquor should be; cheap, adjunct to hell and with just enough hops to provide a level of bitterness and contrast to the beer that its noticeable but definitely not enough to break the brewers bank. The overall result is a very sweet and enjoyable malt liquor that really finishes clean and has an enjoyable taste but really is nothing special for the price but will definitely quench your thirst and give you the budget buzz you were looking for. Wish I could rate it higher but Country Club XXX and King Cobra had more going on then this malt liquor. Would recommend if you cant afford Old E 800 or if your store doesn't have Genesee at the very least, but not bad for the price and much better then Hurricane or Steel Reserve!

MRHviolin16, Oct 02, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -23.9%

MinorThreat, Aug 17, 2013
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2/5  rDev +1.5%

mpayne5, Aug 08, 2013
Magnum from Miller Brewing Co.
51 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.