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Mickey's - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
60
poor

835 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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Ratings: 835
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 2.52
pDev: 30.56%


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.

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Ilafan

Minnesota

2.78/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The best thing about Mickey's is its cool shaped, green bottle with the wide mouth. As for the beer ... meh. It's harmless, virtually tasteless American beer. Refreshing and light. Certainly nothing fancy. If offered one, I'd take it. Put it in a blind taste test with PBR, Coors, Red Stripe, or a half a million other similar beers, and I could not pick it out.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 18:48:20 | More by Ilafan
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.08/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz hand grenade into a pint glass.

Pours a clear pale straw yellow with a 1.5 finger head. Really good head retention and lacing for being a cheap adjunct lager. Some of the best I have seen in the style.

Aroma has tons of cooked vegetable and some Corn. There is caramel in there along with a faint hint of wet grassy hops. Not bad.

The flavor has a not so nice cardboard/plastic note but it fades the warmer the beer gets. Some caramel and creamed corn and cooked vegetables. Hop flavor is very faint and grassy with bitterness being light. Mouthfeel is more full than a typical AAL finishing slightly sticky and a little sweet.

Overall, not a great beer by any means but one of the best malt liquors out there. More flavor than many macros and cheap to boot. Worth picking up if you are drinking on a budget.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 21:31:20 | More by rangerred
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

1.35/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A - Typical see through yellow with a massive frothy white head. Leaves small lacing.

S - Corn adjunct, rice adjunct, creamed corn. No surprise there.

T - Heavy, nasty creamed corn flavor with a stale rice adjunct finish that is almost unbearable.

M - Heavily carbonated with a heavy creamy body.

O - Overall, This beer was completely one dimensional. One smell, One flavor, And a mouthfeel that follows. Oh well, I only paid $1.25 for a 24oz can and I had to eventually review such terrible brews so that I can give even greater appreciation to the better beers out there. Will I buy it again? Absolutely not. i dreaded finishing this stuff so much that I actually elected to pour the remaining 18 ounces down the sink.

Serving type: can

11-03-2012 21:30:51 | More by SometimesIfart
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michiganminer

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +66.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My Favorite Malt. Not a lot of alc. content but enough. the Grenades arent available locally (Bought in another state) but I have had the 40's and 24 OZ cans here. Tastes like Heineken. Smooth and cheap. lots of carbonation. I like Mickeys.

Note: I review for the style. I refuse to let my prejudices slant any review. Nothing worse than the typical beer snob reviewing a Malt Liquor, same for your Malt Liquor drinker reviewing a craft brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 06:55:26 | More by michiganminer
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DetroitWhat


3.08/5  rDev +22.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 22:24:06 | More by DetroitWhat
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Aforaker


2.43/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Typical for a malt liquor. Not impressive. Nothing special, unattractive yellow and unattractive haze. Small head slears quickly. Appears watery in the glass. If we were grading the bottle I'd give it a much higher score. The Mickeys hand grenade looks pretty cool.
S- smells of filler and corn syrup. BUT, it doesn't smell as offensive as some malt liquors which to me smell like they will taste like BS.
T- pretty mellow but that's not surprising in this category. Nor is it surprising of the brewery (Miller). Taste sweet but taste of corn.
M- Like water.

Overall- okay heres the kicker with this Mickeys. It's actually not bad for the price. If you want to get loaded for not a lot of money I'd probably go Mickeys. Beer pong yes. Drink with a fine meal, no. In its price bracket, this is a personal favorite. I would take this over ice house, natty, Coors, miller or any other low priced beverage.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 22:57:12 | More by Aforaker
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yemenmocha

Arizona

2.58/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours rather pale golden with thin white head of bubbles. Nose is light, clean, with a hint of citrus. More noticeable when drinking from widemouth bottle, oddly enough. Light cereal grain on nose too. On the palate there's a spritzer/sparkling water character to it with light malt flavors and slightly herbal to metallic hops. Some bitterness. Thin bodied. Goes down easier than water.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 00:49:07 | More by yemenmocha
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

2.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

24oz can to pint.

Pours a light straw color with a fluffy, but coarse, white head that lays tinsel lacing around the top of the glass as it deflates. Not a bad look. Definitely the first time I've ever poured out a Mickey's. 3.5

Musty aroma with some damp smells of wet grain and cooked corn. Light lemon/citrus note, possibly from some hops. 2.5

Some fusel alcohol, cooked vegetables, musty grains, and a minty tea-like hop. Somewhat medicinal. Band-Aid flavor is here and there. Finishes like toothpaste, with some light bitterness to follow. Watery tasting, but expected to have been cut-back. 2.0

Feels sudsy, but it has some body to it. Not terribly difficult to drink. 2.5

Rating 3.5 as a Malt Liquor. Mickey's is the way to go for cheap.

Serving type: can

09-20-2012 14:46:38 | More by thecheapies
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netrioter

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz grenade 6 pack = $7 dollars at some podunk liquor store in Argos Indiana.

Mickeys has always been the "gentleman" of malt liquors to me...it dont really taste like a traditional malt liquor...its got that slight Heineken skunk to it but its more like a regular beer.

It can be a bit unwieldy in a 40 oz and you let it get warm...it turns really gassy and sweet.

served cold in the grenade...these are extremely poundable...my record is 3 seconds.lol

tastes more like a Heineken than a malt liquor...if Heineken is your bag...you may want to give Mickey's a try...just dont let it get too warm. If youre new to or want to try your first malt liquor....i definitely recommend Mickey's

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 10:51:52 | More by netrioter
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troobie

California

1.93/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I wanted to review this beer out of the 12 oz. little 'grenade' bottles. Instead this is coming from a 24 oz. can. Mickey's is always better out of glass.

A: I poured some out but I was reluctant to do so. Mickey's is a beer that should be consumed from it's original container. Pretty much yellow, not light or dark, just yellow. Sits still in the glass. Light lacing. Head disappeared quickly which surprised me because like most Miller beers Mickey's is quite foamy.

S: Not much of anything. Metallic and bitter. The sweetness of other mass produced malts is missing. It's an inoffensive smell. Much lighter than most other mass produced products having the same ABV.

T: Boring. Inoffensive. Watery. I've had light beers more flavorful than this. Light grain. Light bitterness. Finishes with nothing but a little bitterness on your tongue.

M: The best part of Mickey's. Surprisingly thick. Medium-high carbonation that leaves a little sting. Creamy and slightly oily.

O: Mickey's is best out of glass: 12 oz. or 40 oz. I don't know what it is about cans but it seems to ruin what flavor and characteristic there is. I've had some amazing tasting Mickey's before, but not this one. Considering how mass produced this is and how cheap it is there may be some variation from batch to batch as well. Mickey's is available pretty much everywhere making it an inoffensive choice when nothing else seems appealing. In the malt liquor world the low 5.6% ABV and higher than average price make this an amateur's choice.

Serving type: can

07-20-2012 09:46:45 | More by troobie
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jsisko01

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev +52%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 05:15:20 | More by jsisko01
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intensify

Colorado

2.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Good ol Mickey's 40oz. Heard so much about it during my High School days, but this is my first one.

Golden amber colored body with plenty of carbonation bubbles. Plenty of corn on the nose, malts and thats pretty much it. Taste follows closely behind leaving a bready aftertaste. Easy to drink and plenty of a refreshing backbone.

Overall Mickey's is better then other highly advertised, watered down beers. I would bring this to a party or a nice day at the lake.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 05:52:18 | More by intensify
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Dave1999

North Carolina

2.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pours a thin amber, orange colour with a foamy white.

The smell is sweet, corn and malts.

The taste is much the same as the smell. The biggest flavour I get from this is corn. It isn't great but for the style not terrible.

The mouth fell is light with medium carbonation.

A forgettable beer but if at a party I'd take it over any of the bud or light beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 21:58:44 | More by Dave1999
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

2.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a medium golden color with a big billowy head. The head fades fast to give a light amount of lacing.

Smell – The smell is semi sweet with a mix of corn and some other malt aromas. It smells very much like a sugary breakfast cereal. Its sorta nice, but I wouldn’t really say appropriate.

Taste – The taste is of corn, but its less sweet then the nose would let on. There is a little biscuit flavor that becomes more prevalent toward the middle of the taste. The taste toward the end becomes even less sweet and actually a little bit of bitternes comes into play.

Mouthfeel – The body is rather thin with a medium level of carbonation. Average and fitting.

Overall – This is a rather middle ground malt. It doesn’t have the bad aftertaste that many malts have, but it is also lacking in some of the warming and more heavy malt liquor corn and boozy tastes that you would expect with a malt. When I am looking for a malt, I likely would not take this one, but it may be for some.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 00:16:46 | More by Darkmagus82
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

1.38/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

About time I get my malt liquor reviews in. These may be repetitive because I am not an expert in the style.

Fizzy white head. Color is a clear pale golden yellow.

Aroma: Much like the OE, malts and alcohol. Corn. Metallic flavors. Very bland. It does have some other adjunts and skunky flavor though.

Taste: Pretty much the same. Bready malts and cardboard staleness. Corn. Off flavors all around, this time being skunky.

Mouthfeel: Thin bodied, medium carbonation. Grainy and chewy. Ends bland.

Overall, not something I ever want to drink again.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 13:17:53 | More by mothman
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MirkoCroCough

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a six pack of grenades for five bucks. Best by 8/6/12.

Looks like Highlife.

Bready, sweet, with some booze lingering in the back ground.

Malts, adjuncts, mild hop bitterness and faint alcohol in the finish.

Light, crisp, just the right amount of carbonation.

Mickey's is decent and worth what you pay for. A tasty cheap lager. It is like Highlife's gnarlier brother. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 20:06:58 | More by MirkoCroCough
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz 'grenade' best by Jul 17 2012

Look is a pale yellow with a thin film that barely passes as a head. Smell is typical adjunct smell: corn and skunky grains, maybe a touch of hops. Taste is crisp grain, some corn, barley, and a slight hint of citrus. Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated, without the watery feel that you might expect.

Overall this is my preferred 'forty' and not a bad cheap brew. Give it a shot.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 09:01:03 | More by jimmah120
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Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

2/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

S: Smells like my garden pond after winter.

A: Looks like a normal golden lager. Good head and fine, intricate lacing which dries and clings to the glass.

T: A fizzy lager type drink with a strong white bread flavour. Really not all that bad though.

O: Really innofensive but not in the slightest bit moorish. Interesting lacing effect. Now I know how malt liquor tastes.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 16:17:03 | More by Hoppsbabo
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WithinTheGlass

Kansas

3.68/5  rDev +46%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thought I'd take a break from reviewing craft beers and dig into a good-old malt liqour.

A- The beer itself is nothing to look at. Light straw with lots of bubbles (think cream soda.) The bottles, however, are lots of fun. The little hand-grenade bottles feature fun riddles underneath the cap, and the 40's are.... well... 40s.

S- Not much in the way of complexity... Mickey's smells like cheap lager concentrate. Banana, rice and corn jump off of the aroma and really overpower any other scents.

T- I'll admit it... Mickey's is like beer candy. While there's no hop presence, very little depth and lots of carbonation, this beer tastes really good. It's sweet, but not too sweet. It's bready, but not at the expense of the fruitier flavors. It's malty, but still refreshing. Very easy to drink.

M- Pretty thin and lackluster. Definitely goes down easily though.

O- Sometimes you're out of money and need something to get you by. More often than not, Mickey's is my cheapest ticket to a tasty brew that really is pretty decent!

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 19:04:34 | More by WithinTheGlass
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emerge077

Illinois

2.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Can from a shady liquor store, the one time I don't check the date, the can is old. "NOV14 11" printed on the bottom. I was fooled since it wasn't dusty...

Pale straw gold, urine shade with rapid rising trails of carbonation. Compact white foam biscuit lid up top, slow to settle, leaving some lace in the glass, and an ever present veil of skim on the surface (surprisingly).

Smells like adjunct city, corn and possibly rice, rather sweet with apple notes from the yeast and some metallic, musty dishrag minerality. Wafting notes of misspent college nights and bad judgement.

Sweet taste, pretty astringent as it warms, cereal grain, wet paper, vague fleeting apple. Fizzy but relatively clean. In the malt liquor continuum, Mickey's falls a bit short of center.

Serving type: can

02-07-2012 01:52:41 | More by emerge077
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OveraPint

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I just recently purchased a 12- pack of mickeys just for the hell of it. I had never had it before so I figured I would give it a try since im a big fan of malt liquor. I was relatively please with it especially for the price. I paid about 10.99 + tax for a 12- pack so its a cheapy. The color was quite normal to any other malt liquor of its category as well as the smell. The taste how ever was very yeasty which I didn't really prefer. I don't recall any terrible after tastes. My only complaint is the over whelming flavor of yeast.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 20:03:43 | More by OveraPint
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gtermi

Texas

2.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this because I have been told by a few friends that it is the best Malt Liquor on the market. Well I didnt believe them, but decided what the hell and bought it for $1.50.

A: I am not going to lie, the appearance actually looks some what nice. It pours golden yellow with a thick white head that quickly fades.There is a lot of bubbles releasing from the bottom of the glass and forming a thin ring around the top of the glass. There isnt anything special about the look, just has a decent amount more color than your typical adjunct beer.

S: The smell is pretty weak for a malt liquor. I am getting some grain and corn. I am also getting a slight fruity smell, but I cant pin point what it is exactly.

T: The taste is actually better than your typical malt liquor and adjunct beers. I am getting some corn and malt flavors with a decent sweetness.

M: The beer isnt very crisp like I was expecting, but wasnt really much there at all. Sort of like drinking water.

O: This beer is actually pretty easy to drink. Though I don't really care for it, it's not as bad as I was expecting. If you want to have a cheap easy beer to drink, I for sure recommend this.

Serving type: can

01-03-2012 22:02:58 | More by gtermi
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.58/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

355ml Stubby Bottle

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread, corn, malts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste bread/dough mixed with lots of malts, metallic notes, and some corn. There is also a touch of citrus. It ends with a malty/corn aftertaste.

Overall – There is a lot of taste going on here, unfortunately that's not a good thing in this case. It's very malt heavy and comes across as harsh. I actually got the bottle from a few girls at at a Christmas party who were all drinking this. They said they liked the bottle and the riddles under the cap.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 13:53:07 | More by spinrsx
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J23hc

New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a forty of this, my usual budget savers, bud and yuengling, needed a rest. So here it is, poured into a pilsner glass, very pale with pee color tint. One minute one finger head, notable amt. of rising bubbles. Avg appearance for the style. Sweet smelling, malt and a hint of alcohol. Not much to say taste wise but at least it isn't unpleasing. Tastes like the first beer I sipped from my dad's can as a child. It's refreshing, and a little sharp. I'll probably make this a regular when I buy forties since it actually resembles what beer is supposed to taste like, as opposed to 90% of the bottled garbage juice in that same cooler.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 22:10:14 | More by J23hc
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madeofsteel

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 03:24:30 | More by madeofsteel
Mickey's from Miller Brewing Co.
60 out of 100 based on 835 ratings.