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Mickey's - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
59
awful

1,105 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 1,105
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 2.48
pDev: 31.45%
Wants: 10
Gots: 124 | FT: 1
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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Photo of WeezyBoPeep
4.12/5  rDev +66.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Look, no beer snob is gonna score a malt liquor over a C something. It's just not gonna happen. Reviewed within the STYLE by a true beer advocate, this one will fare quite well.

Consumed some grenades over the last few weeks right out of the bottles.

A:Nice looking, unique bottle. Very cool. I like the bee with the stinger out, it's for you, beer snob who is too good for this legendary beverage!

S: Nice aroma for a malt liquor. Not metallic at all. Very yeasty and pleasant with a sweet note. Light corn, cheap hops, and plenty of malt to go around.

T: Excellent malt liquor here. Mouthfeel is perfect for the style with a nice carbonation and a wonderfully refreshing finish. I get hints of sourdough, corn pops, apple juice and corn flakes.

D: I could have these until the sun comes up. Good luck taking down more than a sixer of grenades though, you'll be toasted. (Or more than 3 forties.)

Value: INCREDIBLE.

One of the best malt liquors out there. In short, House of Pain was right. But only for real men. Beer snobs need not apply here.

Photo of CowsCanBark
4.08/5  rDev +64.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 24 oz. can into a standard pint glass. Note that I am reviewing this beer based on its style, not based on every beer overall.

Appearance: Poured a nice pure golden hue with a two-finger head, albeit a bit soapy looking. The head quickly faded and surprisingly left a decent amount of lacing on the glass as I drank.

Smell: Surprising. It's really not bad; there are malts a plenty, with an almost citrusy smell. There is also just a touch of metallic smell.

Taste: Probably the best malt liquor I've had. A nice malty taste followed by corn and an almost citrus character and an immediate bitterness, with just a tad of metallic taste. The alcohol taste is non-existent.

Mouthfeel: Good mouthfeel. High carbonation and medium body with a nice, crisp finish.

Overall: Probably the best malt liquor available. If you're looking to get messed up cheap, buy this. It also isn't half bad just to drink!

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4/5  rDev +61.3%

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4/5  rDev +61.3%

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4/5  rDev +61.3%

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4/5  rDev +61.3%

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4/5  rDev +61.3%

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4/5  rDev +61.3%

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4/5  rDev +61.3%

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4/5  rDev +61.3%

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4/5  rDev +61.3%

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4/5  rDev +61.3%

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4/5  rDev +61.3%

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4/5  rDev +61.3%

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4/5  rDev +61.3%

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4/5  rDev +61.3%

Photo of wolfinthemirror
3.97/5  rDev +60.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

beautiful presentation in this big green 40 oz bottle with the classic label. I'm not pouring this one into a glass, I didn't buy it to look at it.

Smells of sweet, sweet malt liquor goodness. corn, funk, and alcohol.

Tastes great while it's ice cold...sweet malts up front, corn in the middle, slight hops in end mixed with rice crispies. One of the best malt liquors for sure. Hard to describe the taste

Very smooth, carbonation is modeate. kind of a weird after taste and it leaves my spit feeling slimey, but other than that, YUM.

Considering I drink this in 40oz bottles, I'd say it's pretty damn drinkable.

A classic right here. Drink Malt Liquor.

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.94/5  rDev +58.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12oz green short bottle from Hannaford. Pours a light yellow crystal clear body with a half inch of short-lived white head. Smells like cereal grains, a touch of butter and hints of floral hops. Slightly sweet cereal grain, hints of caramel. Finishes very clean, as expected. Very light in body with ample effervescent carbonation. Super drinkable and really nothing objectionable about it - not even skunked despite the green bottle. One of the better malt liquors I have tried

Photo of gomezc310
3.92/5  rDev +58.1%

Photo of jsisko01
3.89/5  rDev +56.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear dark golden/copper color with a thin, white frothy head. The lacing is pretty good.

Small - The malts smell really good.. Has a sweet aroma, with corn and malts being most dominant.

Taste - Mostly the same as the smell. Quite sweet, very malty and corny, and also has a buttery biscuit flavor to it. It has a weird bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium/light body with high carbonation.

Overall - This is one of the few malt liquors I've ever liked. It tends to give me heartburn though.. Not like other beers.

Photo of PBRstreetgang
3.88/5  rDev +56.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear staw hue with a frothy soap bubble head two fingers high. Good retention and a few specs of lacing. Mild Pils malt and corn aroma, with a hint of DMS scent. Sweet Pils and pale malt taste with some corny adjunct in the background. Mild apple ester in the aftertaste along with some mellow graininess, but the beer is fairy dry and the mouthfeel is mostly clean once these flavors fade. Medium-light in body, with high carbonation, and somewhat lighter than most malt liquors and much smoother. This was surprisingly good, but probably only because it fits somewhere between Malt liquor and american macro.

Photo of Brad007
3.85/5  rDev +55.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale golden color with a one finger head that quickly fades to nearly nothing.

Aroma is strong with corn/bready malt in the nose. Nothing special here and to be expected.

Taste is strong and sweet with corn, baked bread and a touch of alcohol in the middle.

Mouthfeel is full of the same flavors as above (corn, baked bread) except that they linger. Not harsh or anything. Seems average.

Not bad. I was expecting worse but this really isn't a bad example. It's drinkable for what it is.

Photo of cooch69
3.85/5  rDev +55.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a 40 oz. of this cause I have'nt tried Malt Liquor in about 6 or 7 years and had no recolection of what they actually tasted like.

Pours a clear as day light yellow with a tall foamy two-three finger head after an agressive pour.

Nose is primarily rubbing alcohol and sweet, bready pale malts.

Taste comes off as just an American Lager bumped up in alcohol. It does have that rubbing alcohol taste to it as well. With such a light beer I don't see it as much of an issue that the alcohol shines through so well.

Overall I think this tastes better than a lot of premium American Lagers I'd probably choose this for a hot muggy night on the deck.

Photo of cptnjck101
3.83/5  rDev +54.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mickey's is a classic, I love this stuff. Get's you feeling right & doesn't break the bank doing so. Smooth as silk & cheap as dirt. It's no Westy 12, but for a buck twenty, it can't be beat. The boys at Miller may not always come up with winners, but they sure as shit did here.

Photo of weizenbob
3.83/5  rDev +54.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Don't let the pissed off looking wasp frighten you; at 5.6% ABV, Mickey's is the soft and cuddly malt liquor. I picked this up in a display case full of 24 ounce $.99 cans. I opened the can and poured into a pilsner glass in hopes that glassware alone would transform this beastly brew into a beauty of an imperial pilsner.

The pour yields two fingers of foamy white head. Head retention is good. Really nice thick lacing sticks to the side of the glass. The beer is golden colored and crystal clear. A moderate amount of carbonation can be seen through the glass. It's kind of pretty looking.

The aroma reminds me of the maibocks that I've been drinking lately. It actually smells like a premium strong lager with a nice grain bill. Wet hay is forward in the nose and is accompanied by a honey-like sweetness. There is an impression of freshly cracked peppercorns. Alcohol is not so much smelled as it is felt, as the nose hairs are tickled by its presence in the aroma. This is really not smelling bad at all.

Y'know, the taste isn't all that bad either. It is not as interesting as the aroma would have me believe, but there is none of the cringe inducing harshness that I normally associate with the style (no doubt due to the below average alcohol content). There is a soft graininess that is nice. As expected, there is also a fair amount of corn adjunct flavor. The honey sweetness reaches the tongue as it did the nose. It is watered down for sure, but it finishes cleanly. I'm less impressed by the flavor than I am the by lack thereof. Regardless, I am still impressed.

This is a light bodied brew, but certainly on the heavier end of light. It is highly carbonated and as such a little tingly. Overall however Mickey's is really mellow and easy drinking.

Mickey's is a pleasant surprise. It's dirt cheap; it looks, smells and feels great, and the taste is totally inoffensive. That may not be high praise, but for a style that is often unpalatable, it's about as good as it gets. Incidentally, I could wholeheartedly recommend this over any of the proper adjunct lagers in the Miller lineup.

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The Two-Schlitz Scale: (see my profile for an explanation)
As impressive a malt liquor as this is, I still don't give a Schlitz for Mickey's.

Mickey's from Miller Brewing Co.
59 out of 100 based on 1,105 ratings.