Mickey's - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
59
awful

1,142 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 1,142
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 2.48
pDev: 31.45%
Wants: 13
Gots: 150 | 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:
Beer added by: pezoids on 07-03-2001

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Ratings: 1,142 | Reviews: 328
Reviews by harleymonster1:
Photo of harleymonster1
2.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Straw yellow appearance with lots of lacey head that quickly disapates leaving little head. Smell is sweet with grain, corn and some hops and citrus, very macro so far.

Taste like to the smells, barley, corn and hops. A very grainy taste as well though with a hint of grassy earh and citrus. Overall not bad, but kind of lackluster. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is dry.

Very light for a malt liquor in both taste and Alchohol, This was the go to beer in College, Try if you want a lighter, drinkable malt liquor In a cool green barrel bottle. Love the Big Mouth

More User Reviews:
Photo of mudbug
3.68/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From the shaped like a WW2 Grenade into, well no glass needed here, lets face it, this is what you want when you sit on a curb drinking alcohol wrapped in a paper bag . No excuses and no aplologies wanted.
The smell you should just avoid, anyone sticking their nose in this and inhaling is either stupid or drunk beyond reason.
The taste is sweet oblivion, yes, there is enough booze in this to get the job done quick and it's not unpleasant, kind of like a soft drink passed though beezelbubs bladder. grainy and warming and... familiar
I like it, I don't give a flying fig about the score here, it only supports my belief that most scorers are worse than me. and sitting on a curb will get you the truth sometimes. F you snob beerhipsters.

Photo of texecutive
1.5/5  rDev -39.5%

I feel like Mickey's fools me twice when I drink it. I get fooled once by getting tricked into those dumbass riddles they put on the caps. I get fooled twice because I end up drinking the malt sludge in the grenade because I feel stupid for not figuring out the phrase "butter face." When Dave Grohl sang the line "Is someone getting the best of you?", I didn't know he was asking about my alcoholism.

Photo of shellmate
1.28/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

It's cheap and gets the job done if you want to get a buzz in the middle of the day

Photo of MoCityTxBeast
2/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reminds me of Meyer Park in Houston. My friend's older bro used to buy us 40 oz of these and we'd harass every living thing that would cross our path after downing a couple. Good times lol

Photo of DetroitWhat
3.01/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sometimes I just need a 40oz. to keep it gangster. And my 40 of choice is always Mickey's.

The key to Mickey's is to drink it really fast - it has to stay cold. If you can manage to down your entire 40oz. while it's still very cold, it almost has a Heineken skunky taste. I am not a fan of malt liquor, but a cold Mickey's really doesn't taste like a malt. If you let it get warm....prepare to pay the price. N A S T Y.

I'm finishing off a Mickey's 40 as we speak. It's just what I needed after a long day at work. The last few sips are still ice cold...and it doesn't disappoint.

Photo of fitweed
3.74/5  rDev +50.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice change of pace (from time-to-time) away from the IPA's and spiced-up stuff. I lived off Two Dolla' Foties of St. Ides, back in college, for f**** sake!!!! So Mickey's is like--Dom Perignone for me!!!

Photo of Simon_McShootys
5/5  rDev +101.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Photo of bigbadbootydaddy
3.63/5  rDev +46.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I don't know why Mickeys has such a low rating. I like it.

Photo of RoyalT
2.01/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance – Light orange in color and very clear with a lot of carbonation and a decent head.

Smell – The familiar alcohol-laced grainy mishmash of the malt liquor family is alive and kicking in this Miller offering.

Taste – This taste like The Champagne of Beers with a shot of gin. The flavor is subtle (read, “tastes like watered-down piss") and the booze is overbearing.

Mouthfeel – It looked heavily carbonated, but this ale was flat and thin.

Sinkability – This bomber bombed.

Photo of iRaven99664
1.43/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

DAFUQ! WHY? Once the alcohol destroys your palate, it allows you to get past the chemicals used to make this atrocity. Once the alcohol hits your brain you tend not to give a shit. Low 5.6% abv? I had two 8%ers yeasterday and i didntmfeel this buzzed. Must be the impurities giving me instant hangover? I Hate You Miller!

Photo of Dmann
3.1/5  rDev +25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

If I had to choose a cheep malt liquer to drink this would definantly be it. I was in need of some beer and I was way short on cash so I bought a Mickey's 40oz for the first time in a few years and let me tell you, it totally works in a pinch. The smell is your typical grain sweetness that you will find in other malt liquor's, but the taste is supprisingly smoothe and it goes down very well. Not the most complex flavors, but at 5.6 a 40 will do just fine. Of corse it does not hold a candle to the likes of Arrogant Bastard or Dead Guy Ale but when you are in a pinch, it works.

Photo of sponberg
2.5/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The offical beer of Hi-Bobbers everywhere. Ever play Hi-Bob? Watch Bob Newhart show reruns and whenever someone says "Hi Bob" you slam a Mickeymalt. Another way to get hammered for the sake of getting hammered, and Mickeymalts will get you there.

A malt liquor that wears its corn afterburner proudly. Smells like cheap beer and doesn't disappoint. Corny-alcoholic flavor, usually skunked (meaning that a hop has actually seen this brew). The bottles are a novelty - but why would you want easy access to a brew like this?

Photo of Jason
3/5  rDev +21%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 40 oz green glass bottle, no freshness date. Tough looking flexing green hornet as their mascot. Under the cap is a psuedo-word of the day, “cam’-a-flu (n) Feigned illness to get out of work or a date.” I guess real winners of the world drink this stuff.

Appearance: Pale yellow, crystal clear with a thin white lace with a decent retention. Some of this sample was poured out to get a look at the head retention and true colour.

Smell: Light lager like twang, almost import lager-like. Minimal malt in the nose, quite clean.

Taste: Touch of smoothness within the crisp light bodied mouth feel. Very slim malt character, quick bite of hop bitterness that fades just as quickly as it comes in. Seltzer water feel to this brew with a pretty clean finish though a tag a long astringent flavour stays around for a bit.

Notes: Not much to the brew for flavour, quick and clean to drink. Big time college crowd 40oz brew, a step above Magnum ... the other Miller Brewing produced Malt Liquor. Not a bad web site they put out also … http://www.mickeys.com.

Photo of mattster
1.9/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I bought this more out of novelty as I've never tried it before and there was a promotion as I was looking at other beers - Yes, the Mickey's girls influenced this sale.

I drank from the 40, but poured a small bit into glass to evaluate color and smell. Color is light straw with large head/bubbles. Smell is somewhat skunky and chemical. Not offensive, but not great.

Taste was along the same lines. Nothing that I'd drink again, but I can see the appeal of this with some people. Is a bit bitter on the finish and it tends to repeat.

Not my cup of tea, but I know people enjoy this stuff.

Photo of madeofsteel
2.69/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Generally speaking, I will never ever touch something from a green bottle. This is the exception, because Mickey's is really (in my opinion) the best malt liquor ever... which still isn't *that* good.

A - 40oz green bottle poured into a pint mug. Pours a pale straw color that rises to about two fingers of average head, leaving some spotty lacing but no retention.

S - Smells like adjunct. Hardly any smell, but what I can pick up is corn. Blech.

T - Sweetness, corn, faint alcohol. I can't really find any flavors that are present in normal beer, like hops or malt or yeast or anything like that. Mostly grain filler crap. That being said, it's worlds better than other beers that have mostly filler, like Bud, Coors, Miller, etc.

M - Watery, tingly carbonation.

O - It's cheap for a reason.

Photo of Dizzy
2.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had to review this one out of nostalgia:

Poured straw yellow with white head that dissapates quickly.

Aroma...smells like corn (adjucts) not much else

I guess what little taste it has is grainy and a lot like corn.

In spite of all this, it is drinkable and not bad for malt liquor.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.4/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Well, I doubt I'm saying anything we don't already know. This stuff is shhhiiity. Nasty yellow appearance leaving nothing in terms of head, lacing or retention. Horrible dumpster 4 day old beer smell.

Taste isn't the worst thing I've drank, but it's close. I guess it gets better the more you drink of it, and it is cheap . . . but all you can taste is the alcohol, which isn't even all that high. Brutal.

Photo of ADR
2.18/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A wide 40 oz, but not a wide mouth...oh, well. Clear pale gold, fugitive head of adjunct character and little duration. Aroma is fairly foul, very vegetal, almost cauliflower, with a pumice soap quality. Flavor is sweetish, but some apple skin qualities slightly redeem it. A little too carbonated for me, but it helps make up for missing hops and helps dry the finish. It felt a little stupid pouring this into a shake for evaluation, so it was good to pound the rest out of the bottle -- it reduces off aromas and brings back the memories, one high school party in particular.

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Mickey's hand grenades appears pale golden yellow tone with a large bright white quickly dwindling head leaves even fine lacing around my glass. Aromatics have cereal tones with corn and rice pulling up a chair, and mild herbal grass notes as well. Flavors collide upfront with cooked veggies, herbal notes, mild sweetness, and a somewhat metallic note though it finishes relatively clean after all of that. Mouthfeel is light bodied pretty thin with unnatural carbonation that tickles the throat. Drinkability is one of those ghetto college staples that will always sell with or without a marketing campaign.

Photo of rhoadsrage
2.06/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

(Served in a nonic)
A- This beer has a straw yellow crystal clear body with a big carbonation of large bubbles and a bubble white head of molten candy.
S- The soft green apple acetaldehyde grows as the beer warms with a light flinty note that is nice but soon overpowered. There is a faint field corn note in the finish.
T- The clean flavor has a slight tartness with a faint corn flavor that comes through on the exhale. The green apple flavor has a jolly rancher candy quality to it that gets stronger with each sip. M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a watery texture and a fizzy finish.
D- This beer is light but not clean. The tartness and corn and apple flavors are very pronounced and become a bit more obnoxious with each sip.

Photo of brewQ
2.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Straw yellow appearance with decent white lace on the glass but no real head.

No discernible aroma- likely a plus in malt liquor.

Grainy taste but not unpleasant.
Meager mouth feel leading to easy drinkability.

Another variation from the House of High Life beer factory in Milwaukee!

Photo of biboergosum
2.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

355ml stubbie wide-mouthed grenade bottle, which actually kind of resembles a mini beer keg - I've seen these around for ever and a day, but never got around to trying one, until now, at a trendy new Jasper Ave gastropub, for X-mas dinner pre-drinks with my gal.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden straw colour, with a fistful of puffy, frothy, and bubbly eggshell white head, which settles at due pace, leaving some unexpected tight, sudsy and webbed lace around the glass - huh.

It smells of musty, and somewhat meaty adjunct grain - corn that may have turned in the field (ok, megafarm), overripe apple skins, wet, dank straw, and some backyard weeds for shits and giggles. The taste is a hefty cloying corn syrup muck and rice husk sweetness, a tame, I suppose, musty vegetal essence, stale dried apple and pear, and some damp cardboard pithiness.

The carbonation is average, and sort of airy in its bearing, the body a so-so medium weight for the style, slick, but generally all right in terms of its banal smoothness. It finishes fairly grainy, the corn trying to desperately climb that societal ladder, yet its inherent bland sweetness and mustiness cannot avoid becoming a singular unholy duality in torturing my palate's lingering patience.

Packaging kitsch aside, this is an otherwise obvious future pass for me - and I don't even get to laugh it off as a cheap throwaway purchase - up here, this beer sells as a "premium import". Jebus, I can't wait to get to our dinner destination, where I at least get to overpay for wine, and its fringe benefits.

Photo of joeseppy
3.5/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've never poured this out into a glass but always drank from the green stumpy bottle.

Smell for me, basically, is sweet malt and lager. Nothing offensive at all considering it comes out of a green bottle. And never was.

Taste is a not overly sweet malt and maybe some corn adjunct.

Malt beverage on the heavier side of medium. Otherwise crisp and clean.

Every now and then at a summer bbq, someone pulls out a Mickey's Big Mouth from the way back machine. Had a lot of these in the 80's and have always been impressed with their "ahead of their time" innovated bigger mouth format. Hard to session this but always fun to drink and hey, @ $4 a 6pk who could go wrong.

Photo of dacrza1
1.43/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

DATE TASTED: October 10, 2014... GLASSWARE: Ommegang pokal... OCCASION: O's in the ALCS for the first time since 1997--probably the last time I drank Mickey's... APPEARANCE: brassy golden body that matches the translucence of water; snow-white sudsy head fizzles to a sickly residual; vibrant bubbles at the pour evaporate immediately... AROMA: pitchy, astringent malts; its appeal is purely in the twist cap nostalgia.. PALATE: fizzy, rather oily and sift; gassy, beefy aftertaste; thin and drinkable....TASTE: puckerishly sweet, with a water hose copper coupling overbearing flavor;; some champagne (!) notes; simply not flavorful ... OVERALL: Mickey's will always have a place in my heart--and on our college pong table--but this is a rough one to sip with any sustained interest...

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Mickey's from Miller Brewing Co.
59 out of 100 based on 1,142 ratings.