Mickey's - Miller Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 315
Hads: 1,160
rAvg: 2.77
pDev: 24.55%
Wants: 13
Gots: 157 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: pezoids on 07-03-2001

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Photo of thecheapies
2.56/5  rDev -7.6%
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. (749 characters)

Photo of netrioter
3.48/5  rDev +25.6%
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 (691 characters)

Photo of troobie
1.95/5  rDev -29.6%
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. (1,520 characters)

Photo of jsisko01
3.89/5  rDev +40.4%
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. (548 characters)

Photo of intensify
2.77/5  rDev 0%
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. (468 characters)

Photo of Dave1999
2.85/5  rDev +2.9%
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. (365 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
2.94/5  rDev +6.1%
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. (1,049 characters)

Photo of mothman
1.36/5  rDev -50.9%
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. (553 characters)

Photo of MirkoCroCough
3.5/5  rDev +26.4%
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. (390 characters)

Photo of jimmah120
3/5  rDev +8.3%
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. (418 characters)

Photo of Hoppsbabo
2/5  rDev -27.8%
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. (374 characters)

Photo of WithinTheGlass
3.65/5  rDev +31.8%
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! (1,038 characters)

Photo of emerge077
2.24/5  rDev -19.1%
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. (768 characters)

Photo of OveraPint
3.52/5  rDev +27.1%
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. (536 characters)

Photo of gtermi
2.91/5  rDev +5.1%
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. (1,171 characters)

Photo of spinrsx
2.58/5  rDev -6.9%
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. (805 characters)

Photo of J23hc
3.05/5  rDev +10.1%
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. (643 characters)

Photo of madeofsteel
2.69/5  rDev -2.9%
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. (798 characters)

Photo of comfortablynumb1
2.13/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 40oz bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery pint glass...

A - Pours yellow with a one finger foathy head that dissipates at quick pace...

S - Sweet malts and corn. No alcohol comes across, but it could be covered up by the abundance of sweet malts...

T - Corn, grains, and lots of sweet malts. Reminds me of apple juice. Hops make an appearance, but they are over shadowed by sweetness. Abv is well hidden...

M - Lighter bodied with a good amount of carbonation...

O - Let's face it, most people drinking swill aren't doing it for the taste. I used to drink these when I was younger, but now i'm unsure of what compelled me to buy these time and time again. The abv is low (for a malt liquor), it is overly sweet, and costs more than many other malt liquors. Also I really dislike the shape of the 40oz bottle. Awkward to hold. All, in all, not something I will be revisiting. I will take King Cobra over this any day...

Cheers... (942 characters)

Photo of TippySelenoid
2.73/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a mug.

This beer is yellow with a white head and lots of carbonation.

It smells grainy. There's a whiff of hops.

It's flavor is surprisingly mild. It's got a lot of cereal grain flavor, but it's not ever offensive.

It's watery and highly carbonated.

I was kind of afraid of this beer. But I was pleasantly surprised. I might actally get this one again. (369 characters)

Photo of CowsCanBark
4.08/5  rDev +47.3%
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! (917 characters)

Photo of match1112
3.55/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bought these because of the hand gernade style bottle and the riddles under the caps. that's the only unique thing about this beer and probably the most enjoyable. poured these into a pint glass and got what was expected. clear golden in color with a tiny white head that recedes into a cap rather quickly. tastes and smells like sweet malts and grains. no hops presence is in either. the second best part of this beer is the mouthfeel with a medium to full body and a sweet creamy feel. overall not impresed but not totally turnrd off either. (543 characters)

Photo of latackbeer
4.26/5  rDev +53.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Mickey's is the malt liquor that makes the name worth it. Granted the whole idea that you play the brown paper bag hiding game, not right way to enjoy this delicious beverage. Get the six pack and enjoy the caps. The caps have nothing to do with taste but they definitely adds to the beer. If you can't solve a Mickey's cap in under 15 seconds put it down because the puzzle and Mickey's attraction...you don't understand it.

So the taste, it's a regular beer taste. It's enjoyable and doesn't over power with a liquor sting. It's the indulgence you have to hold on to. The six pack is affordable but willing grants access to inebriation. If you're going to "roll" with a malt liquor, this is the selection for that night. (723 characters)

Photo of notchucknorris
2.73/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Very pale golden color with a very short lasting white head.

S: Lots of corn and grain with a little hint of lime.

T: If I had to describe the taste of this in two words, those two words would probably be "lime" and "metal." It's actually better than most malt liquors out there, but as it warms, it just starts to taste like piss that's been aged in a rusty metal tank. (377 characters)

Photo of harleymonster1
2.95/5  rDev +6.5%
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 (586 characters)

Mickey's from Miller Brewing Co.
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