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Mickey's - Miller Brewing Co.

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935 Ratings

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Ratings: 935
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 2.51
pDev: 30.68%
Wants: 6
Gots: 36 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 07-03-2001)
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Photo of EgadBananas


2.73/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

24oz can

Dark straw in color, with a finger and a half of stark white, pillowy, bubbly head. Spongy lacing, and Bubbles!!!

Grainy, maybe corny. Theres some sweetness on the back end; malts.

Not much on the taste really. Hint of maltiness, and some tinny grains.

It's light, bubbly, highly carbonated, and crisp.

It's chuggable...and I may just do that with the rest of the can.

Serving type: can

12-23-2010 22:19:15 | More by EgadBananas
Photo of ronniebruner


3.58/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

The best of all American malt liquors, being perhaps the only drinkable 40 oz bottle in the United States. The beer is skunky, high carbonation, has a great taste for being so skunky, and is very cheap. I think almost everyone on this site has had this beer at least once, probably as a teen or college kid.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 08:50:32 | More by ronniebruner
Photo of SamN


2.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Lively beer, pale golden color with a rough head. Smell is intense of solvent alcohol, faceless spices and low grade cereal malts. Tase is sour, grainy and slightly boozy. Some herbals and a surprising slight smoothness. Feel is a little thicker than most adjuncts, numbs your tongue and lips a lil bit.

Pretty poor quality malt liquor, nothing I would drink again.

Serving type: can

12-19-2010 02:38:19 | More by SamN
Photo of tjsdomer2


1.95/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Good foam. Very pale yellow. Thick bubbles. Kind of oily. Not terrible, but still bad.

Smell: Strong and sour corn. Not pleasant in the least.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Mouthfeel is pretty weak, but sour. Quite watery with the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Starts out ok, but gets extremely bitter at end and makes this hard to finish.

Overall: An improvement of King Cobra, but it's still not enjoyable. This was an old bottle though.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2010 05:44:02 | More by tjsdomer2
Photo of Beerbluesbiology


2.65/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured out of "grenade" bottle with a yellow-gold body, and ~3/4 inch head which dwindles to almost no head. Smells of slightly metallic, cooked vegetable with a trace of ethanol. Tastes not too special, kind of creamy in a wierd way. I pick up flavours of adjunct, corn and an alcohol. Has a dry finish. Overall, not a spectacular beer. It is kind of fun because of the bottles but really nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 00:38:25 | More by Beerbluesbiology
Photo of woodychandler


3.13/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

M-I-C-K-E-Y, Why? Because I want to bump up my bottle numbers. 'S, it's true, I'm ticking. M-A-L-T L-I-Q-U-O-R R U coming over? I have a 40! D-R-U-N-K. Woody's a fool, Woody's a fool, forever may his banner fly! No, I'm not high. M-I-C-K-E-Y-'-S!

Man, screw that "Back to the Future" action, this is more like "Peggy Sue Got Married"! This is the kind of drinking action that I did in my earliest prime as a teenager thirty years ago, asking random strangers to go into bars and take-aways to score a 40 or two (or more) of beer so that we could get wildly wasted and totally disrespect beer. I was at IHLNC today for the Winter Warmer bash and after a 5.5 hour shift, I did not need any more of that, nor did I want to give up. Queen Garden 6-Pack to the rescue! No better time than the present to get my bottle count up, up, up.

A foamy finger of bone-white head with decent retention, initially. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-plus quality clarity, allowing me to look through the walls into the neighbor's doings. Nose was comparably sweet with some of the high ABV offerings of today, but with a none-too-subtle cereal quality mixed in. Mouthfeel was effervescent and scrubbing to the point that I felt like I had a new palate. I kid you not, this was a very pleasant diversion after today's skull-ripping. It was plenty sweet with a lot of adjunct characteristics, but it was also a beer that I felt comfortable sitting with in front of the TV. There was nothing off about it, despite its being in a GREEN (oh, no!) bottle, but either pasteurization or good handling or both kept it that way. YMMV. Finish left me simply craving a Hammond's-brand hard pretzel to cut some of the cloying sweetness. Would I drink this again? Heck, yes! Would it be my first choice? Heck, no! Was it cost-effective/worthy? Yep. What would my back alley homies say? Hey, I've hung out and imbibed with them enough to the point that they call me "Pittsburgh" and don't throw their empties in my yard, instead leaving them hanging in a bag on the fence for me to collect and recycle. They'd applaud me. I applaud you.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 00:09:51 | More by woodychandler
Photo of BeerLover99


2.23/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: very pale yellow, big head that disappears quickly.

S: grain, metal, slight odd bitter smell.

T: stronger adjuct beer, less water, more bitterness.

M: too much carbonation, light/medium body.

D: Tried it in college, didn't like beer back then, and now that I love beer, this is awful. Can't believe I went back and retried this beer from the past.

Serving type: can

12-04-2010 20:58:11 | More by BeerLover99
Photo of scottfrie


2.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My first malt liquor review! Five beers from this six-pack were/will be drank straight from the green grenade. This one was poured into my Delirium Tremens glass for some reason.

A: Pours a dark golden color with a fairly substantial bubbly white head that took its time reducing into a thin film that left a surprising amount of lacing down the glass. This beer was darker than I was expecting and actually looks good.
S: Smells of water and cereal. That's pretty much it. Very similar to an American adjunct lager.
T: Malty cereal. The flavor is fairly sweet and grainy. Tastes like a really crappy lager. Aftertaste tastes lightly of olives.
M: Fizzy cold sweet water. Yep.
D: Hey it's bad, but it's not the worst. A little hard to drink, but what do you expect. This was a once in a lifetime purchase. I'd always rather spend more money or drink water.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2010 03:00:58 | More by scottfrie
Photo of womencantsail


2.58/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The pour is a crystal clear golden yellow color with a fizzy white head.

S: A fair amount of metal and vegetables. Lots of sweet corn and apple juice. There is a bit of grain and skunk in there as well.

T: This is actually quite similar (flavor-wise) to your average adjunct lager (probably why I used to drink it). Sweet grain and corn with a mild skunk.

M: Light in body with a fair amount of fizzy carbonation.

D: Eh, not as easy to drink as it used to be ("back in the day"). Still, there are definitely worse malt liquors out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 07:58:08 | More by womencantsail
Photo of beerprovedwright


2.78/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I am growing old waiting for this head to dissipate. Huge white head of ice cream like bubbles that about filled up my pub glass. Lace from the top of the glass to the head, that has still not gone down. The color on the other hand is a light amber rating a 5 on the SRM chart. Smells like malt..really, and yeast, with a little wet corn. The taste is a bland mixture of wheat, barley, corn and yeast that dries out my mouth. Most of the zing went into the head, so there is not much mouthfeel but that of flat soda water. I like the bottle which is green and looks like a barrel with a screw cap, but I would not go out of my way to get another.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2010 19:13:43 | More by beerprovedwright
Photo of TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

1.88/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Ok. Pours a yellow straw color with a thick soapy white head (don't you just love soap n' beer?) and zero lacing. Smells like booze and corn, rice, random grain they may have thrown in. Tastes malty sweet with with some odd hop undertones. Mouthfeel is pretty thin. Drinkability is not the worst.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2010 18:17:36 | More by TheKingofWichita
Photo of MeMyselfNAles7

Puerto Rico

3.73/5  rDev +48.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This is a good brew for the summer days. Everything from beach, to lakes, pool parties or BBQ's. The bottle is very deceiving, but the contents are ok. Very Good Cheap brew IMO

Pours a pale golden brew with a full white crown. No alchol taste or scent. Nice barley and sweet malts. Crisp refreshing and smooth taste. Nice aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2010 16:04:47 | More by MeMyselfNAles7
Photo of IPAescotch


3.2/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark and bubbly. Almost amber. Some light foamy head well-sustained

Alcohol scent with something akin to must

Loses flavor quickly with carbonation. Still not bad for a cheap beer. I"d say above average for the malt liquor category, and though this isn't saying much, it accomplishes fair complexity. Kinda nutty.

Creamy but light

Gets the job done, but nothing to be impressed with

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2010 21:36:45 | More by IPAescotch
Photo of billshmeinke


2.83/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Good ol' Mickey's malt liquor. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Supder duper clear body that is straw to golden in color. About a half inch of head. Some alright lacing left behind.

Smells of minerals and cereal. That's about it.

Tastes of grain, cereal, corn, and a hint of sugar. No hops. Kind of like Coors Light only a little stronger.

Quite light in body, well carbonated. Standard macro american type lager feel.

Pretty easy to drink. One of my favorites in college.

Serving type: can

09-10-2010 02:38:14 | More by billshmeinke
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

2.9/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

huge thanks to the kind trader who realized i was working on this list and sent me this as a great extra. 40oz bottle poured into a tall pilsner glass, this one was consumed on 08/24/2010.

the pour was much better then i am used to coming out of a 40 for sure, dark amber color with a nice head of a finger and a half that lay on top of the glass throughout the session, aroma of wet cardboard, earthy malts, hay, corn, lots of grain, basically the standard here that i was pretty much expecting. nice medium feel was a welcome treat as it did not come across as overally thick, but not too light either. clean taste, although terribly malt heavy with a bit of a sting in the finish. still it was easy to polish off and i would not argue it against some of the others i have had lately.

overall not bad at all, i have had much, much worse an might do this one again on a whim.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2010 10:53:39 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of uhhhaaron


3.15/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

consumed 04-22-2010, 40oz into pint glass.

Big green 40oz bottle.. Poured a serving into pint glass..typical light golden color with lots of bubbles rising up.. Frothy white head that slowly dissipates to thin film.. smelled sweet, grainy, no hop presence.. Little skunky, cooked veggies... Not amazing but not offensive.. Taste is very plain.. Cooked veggies, grain, mild to medium sweetness, kind of watery... Carbonation is at a decent level..
Easy to drink and not as foul as other malt liquors..

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 01:45:44 | More by uhhhaaron
Photo of TB2


2.78/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a half a 24 oz tallboy into glass.

A. Straw color, bubbles rise slow. No head lacing all around glass as it goes down.

S. Not much of any smell. maybe a little Malty smell but not much. Doesn't smell skunky like some malt liquors out there.

T. Cold & a little bitter. You can tase the alcohol and it lingers for several seconds.

M. Feels heavy and Crisp in the mouth.

D. Goes down good & fast.

Server EXTRA cold and drink it fast. A good beer to grab if you wanna drink a jumbo or tallboy on your way to a party or ballgame.

ps. Prob. my favorite malt liquor... used to drink alot of it back in the day!

Serving type: can

08-17-2010 21:38:34 | More by TB2
Photo of BeerFMAndy


2.1/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz grenade bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint. DEC2710 printed on the neck. No info.

A - Lots of white foam froths up from the grenade pour. Decent retention is surprising and sticky white lace coating the glass is even more so! The clear pale yellow straw color is definitely not.

S - Skunky pale malts rise to the occasion and swarm around peskily. The poor aroma soon fades into a lack of anything at all.

T - Overly sweet pale malts flood the tongue with nonsense. No hops, no body, just artificial-tasting sweetness and husky graininess.

M - Sweet but cloyingly so. No body. Thin yet somehow, medium-bodied, with lots of bloating carbonation.

D - I raise this grenade in honor of my late friend Ben who, in college, used to drink these all weekend. With no disrespect intended towards Ben, I'll gladly pour this one out for him. I won't be drinking it.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 03:22:25 | More by BeerFMAndy
Photo of rootbeerman


2.38/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

"grenade" poured into a glass for color and smell but mostly drank from the bottle.
A: straw yellow would be putting it nicely. a very short lasting soft drink like head.
S: i can only smell it out the bottle but in the glass it seems odorless. its a sweet corn and light malt and a tad bit of alcohol
T: light sweet corn at first then a mostly grainy dry malt on the back-end.
M: fizzy water, does not linger long.
D: not to over powering flavor and simple mouthfeel make for a easy drinker

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2010 08:05:22 | More by rootbeerman
Photo of Wisconsinality


2.98/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

"grenade" poured into standard pint.

A- Pours a clear gold with minimal fizzy carbonation that doesn't last long and leaves no lacing on the glass.

S- A good amount of sweet malt, a little bready and some straw.

T- Pretty much along the lines of the smell. Malt, some grains, a little bit of white bread and some straw/grass.

M- Thin to medium bodied for excess consumption. Good carbonation that bites the back of the throat.

D- Does what is intended. Put these back in mass consumption. Leaves a little sweetness on the tongue. Probably couldn't differentiate this from other malt liquors.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2010 23:33:15 | More by Wisconsinality
Photo of cmaloy


2.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden straw color. I didn't get much head from this bottle.

Smell was stink and corn.

The taste was corn, hay, and malt.

Watery thin body and major carbonation.

Reminds me of the Les Miserable song Master of the House, "Thinks he's quite a lover, but there is not much there."

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2010 23:00:33 | More by cmaloy
Photo of JoshBeer86


2.65/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I picked up a 40 ounce bottle of Mickey's at a local 7-Eleven.

Appearance was watery and yellow

Smell was not even possible

Taste was sweet with honey and good malt flavor

Mouthfeel was strange for beer. It reminded me of a Pepsi

Drinkability was great! I drank the whole 40 ounce in about twenty minutes

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2010 06:47:18 | More by JoshBeer86
Photo of samie85


3.1/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A-Pours a golden straw color with a two finger head that dissipates very quickly.

S-Smells of light pilsner malts and some floral hop notes with some sweet grains.

T-Tastes of corn and has a husky graininess to it as do many American Adjunct lagers, with a slight hop bitterness on the finish.

M-Actually pretty smooth and palatable for the style. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

D-Really easy drinking for what it is, but it's in no way complex or all that interesting. It'd be my first choice if I was looking to catch a cheap buzz, but besides that I don't think I'd buy it again.

The thing I don't really understand is what qualifies this as a malt liquor, and not an American Adjunct Lager, besides marketing. The ABV doesn't seem high enough, the carbonation level isn't high enough, and there aren't any fusel alcohol notes present.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2010 02:44:01 | More by samie85
Photo of rhoadsrage


2.05/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

Serving type: can

07-14-2010 16:48:57 | More by rhoadsrage
Photo of Lacesoutcody

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

drank from a mickey's grenade wide mouth bottle, bought in a six pack.

A: not poured, I don't believe in pouring malt liquor into a glass. I'm guessing thin yellow, with minimal head.

S: a sweet blast of sugars, and malt, a slight hint of alcohol on the back end.

T: same as the smell, simple sugars, a little alcohol, and thin supply of malts to finish it off.

M: fairly thin, but thicker than some malt liquors on the market.

D: As always, poundable, completely enjoyable, and will get you buzzed for the right price, as for something to savor, find something else. Pansy.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2010 22:22:28 | More by Lacesoutcody
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