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Mickey's - Miller Brewing Co.

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996 Ratings

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Ratings: 996
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 2.51
pDev: 30.68%
Wants: 8
Gots: 53 | 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.

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Photo of mikesgroove
2.9/5  rDev +15.5%

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.

mikesgroove, Aug 25, 2010
Photo of uhhhaaron
3.15/5  rDev +25.5%

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..

uhhhaaron, Aug 20, 2010
Photo of TB2
2.78/5  rDev +10.8%

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!

TB2, Aug 17, 2010
Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.1/5  rDev -16.3%

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.

BeerFMAndy, Aug 17, 2010
Photo of rootbeerman
2.38/5  rDev -5.2%

"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

rootbeerman, Aug 11, 2010
Photo of Wisconsinality
2.98/5  rDev +18.7%

"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.

Wisconsinality, Aug 03, 2010
Photo of cmaloy
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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."

cmaloy, Jul 28, 2010
Photo of JoshBeer86
2.65/5  rDev +5.6%

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

JoshBeer86, Jul 27, 2010
Photo of samie85
3.1/5  rDev +23.5%

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.

samie85, Jul 24, 2010
Photo of rhoadsrage
2.05/5  rDev -18.3%

(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.

rhoadsrage, Jul 14, 2010
Photo of Lacesoutcody
3.85/5  rDev +53.4%

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.

Lacesoutcody, Jul 10, 2010
Photo of wolfinthemirror
4/5  rDev +59.4%

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.

wolfinthemirror, Jul 10, 2010
Photo of bundy462
2.33/5  rDev -7.2%

A: Pale straw, clear. White head with some retention.

S: Lager like with a malty blast.

T: Some malt with a hop bite that offers some bitterness and finishes clean.

M: Somewhat smooth and crisp, light to medium bodied.

O: Slightly below average. Goes down smooth, but doesn't taste that great.

bundy462, Jun 22, 2010
Photo of JMad
2.53/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured from can into frozen pint glass..

This beer poured a nice pale yellow with a creamy, thick 1 finger head. Left some lacing on glass.
Smelled a little sweet, faint corn scent. no hop smell present, it's a little metallic. The smell turns from sweet to sour as beer warms.
Doesn't have much taste, just a little sweet, and watery.
Mickey's goes down easy and is drinkable, just try to get it down while it's cold.

Worth the $1.07 for a 24oz can.

JMad, Jun 02, 2010
Photo of colts9016
2.85/5  rDev +13.5%

Poured into a pint glass at 35 degrees

Appearance: A one finger foamy with good retention. The head left some lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is a pale straw color with yellow highlights. There is a lot of effervescence in the beer. The clarity of the beer is clear.

Nose: A mild grain aroma. There are notes of yeasty bread crust, malty sweetness, and corn. There are subtle hints of floral, and fruity esters and solvents.

Taste: A semi strong corn flavor with it's sweetness is the first thing you taste. There is notes of barley, floral, and fruity esters. There are light notes of solvents, phenols.

The mouth feel is sweet, dry, and carbonated.

Overall: The body of the beer is medium and the finish is medium too. This isn't a bad malt beer, it is slightly watery and the corn flavor is a little too much. I am glad I got to try it.

colts9016, May 18, 2010
Photo of cdizinno
1.08/5  rDev -57%

UPDATE: I honestly did not know that Miller owned Mickey's now. I started to research them after this evaluation and can not get them any information as to opinion, good OR bad. They do not allow it. They are untouchable! They are ZEN! Very scary. You probably won't see this beer in the next 5 years.

Presentation: poured into a Duvel tulip from a 12oz bottle shaped like a barrel/keg. Dated AUG3010, I am assuming the expiration date.

A: Light golden yellow(like a Miller Lite) with a nice 2 1/2 finger white head that dissolved within 50-60 seconds to less than a thin white film with minimal lacing.

S: Water.... maybe a hint of malt, grains... and maybe a hop bud or two.... in the vat of wort.. entirely.

T&M: I'm still open minded at this point...Damn, it's not as good as I had hoped. Rice, barley watered down ... I don't know. Some mild malt sweetness, buy this is the thinnest beer I've ever tasted. Water is thicker. I don't know if that is even possible!

WOW! This is close to that warm beer that you accidently picked up in the fridge instead of the cold one. It is an April fool's joke from the April beer club that I am part of with a local store, and I was hoping, and keeping an open mind, that this malt liquor might clear one hurdle. It falls face down in the race of any category in beer or brewing, bar none!

cdizinno, May 10, 2010
Photo of beerwolf77
2.38/5  rDev -5.2%

Cracked one of these with some friends for nostalgias sake.

Pours crystal clear golden yellow. About a half finger of stark white head. No lace no retention.

The aroma is pure skunky sweet corn. Maybe a hint of malt. About where I remeber it to be.

The flavor does not make any strides past the nose. Not much to this. Watery malt and corn. Hints of bitterness. Grass clippings come to mind.

Watery thin body. Lots of carbonation.

Overall I used to down 40's of this stuff like it was water. Now I'm lucky to finish the 12 oz grenade.

beerwolf77, Apr 29, 2010
Photo of aval89
3.2/5  rDev +27.5%

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 fowl as other malt liquors.. I actually drink this time to time when I'm low on funds


aval89, Apr 22, 2010
Photo of AllFineThings
3.4/5  rDev +35.5%

Not a lot of head retention, but looks decent.

Smells much better than most malt liquors-that's for sure-kinda sweet.

Taste is easy on the senses and I will always go to this if offered over any regular macro swill.

Perfect for the summer, Mickeys never really gets old to me- grew up with this.

AllFineThings, Apr 12, 2010
Photo of wordemupg
2.85/5  rDev +13.5%

wide mouth stubby green glass poured into chalice april 11 2010

A clear straw yellow with a loose two finger head that has decent retention and leaves a few patches of lace

S grassy hops, corn and a little petrol that hurts its cause

T no gas flavor thank god just the things I smell with a little peach, still pretty basic and the flavors are rather faint

M thin and watery but well carbonated

D just a basic beer other then the smell there's nothing offensive but nothing special

not quite sure why this beer has a cult following it's just another bland average lager

wordemupg, Apr 12, 2010
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.78/5  rDev +50.6%

First, let me say that Mickey's Fine Malt Liquor is a damn good beer! I have a lot of respect for this particular one. I tried this sample out of a 24 oz. can into a tall beer glass. Mickey's has a thick, white head, a yellow, exceptionally clear color, and high carbonation. Aroma was undetectable. The taste was slightly sweet, somewhat bold, and with a shade of citrus. Lacing was even throughout. This one may the the lightest malt liquor on the market. Mouth-feel was medium. This beer seems to be dry-brewed. It starts smooth and finishes such. While the alcohol level is relatively low (5.6%), I drank about 16 oz. on a pretty empty stomach and could feel the alcohol buzzing about in my head like a hornet. But, I was not stung by it. Really, this is a classic malt liquor and goes highly recommended.


RonaldTheriot, Apr 04, 2010
Photo of backfat
3.25/5  rDev +29.5%

lets get this straight. it comes in a hand grenade shaped bottle, has a wide mouth, and has puzzles underneath the cap....sold!
pours a pale straw, cold and clear, with a frothy two finger that clears out quickly. smells of strong sour grains, very unsettling, corn adjunct, hay, grass, and flowery hops. best of the worst in my opinion. tastes grainy and yeasty, again full of corn adjunct. one of my favorite summer malt beverages, designed for outdoor use. it gives me high school nostalgia. really brings a smile to my face.

backfat, Mar 31, 2010
Photo of glamphetamine
1.88/5  rDev -25.1%

A - Three finger head, bland and light yellow. I can see right through it. Leaves a fair amount of smeared and dirty lacing on the glass.

S - Very sweet, almost sickly sweet. There's a touch of grain the smell, like freshly kneaded dough.

T - Malty with just an echo of hops. There's a sweetness backing this that makes me cringe a little, but not enough to repel me.

M - Texturally it finishes clean. The carbonation is noticeable, but just shy of being totally offensive. It leaves a nearly sickening aftertaste on the sides of the tongue and roof of my mouth.

D - If you're looking to get drunk, this is where it's at. Just don't look for a lot of taste. I've had this when I felt like telling myself I'm a broke badass, but I won't pick it up on my own when I have a few bucks to spare. Mickey's is an express ticket to heartburn and a lasting hangover.

glamphetamine, Mar 26, 2010
Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev -20.3%

Pours a light yellow color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, slight hop note. Light body. Not drinkable, would not buy again.

Wasatch, Mar 16, 2010
Photo of matjack85
3.1/5  rDev +23.5%

I don't think I've had a Mickey's since college when we drank them in the wide mouth bottles. I found this one in a big 40oz green glass bottle with a screw cap, but I guess that shouldn't change the taste. It wasn't bad from what I remember, but then again I used to think Coors was good stuff back in the 70's.

Whoa, pour this one slow or at an angle or you'll end up with an entire glass full of fizzy foam. Even poured slowly this left 4 fingers worth of fizzy white head, but don't worry, it doesn't last long, lol. The beer itself was a crystal clear gold color and it left a surprisingly large amount of lacing behind.

The best word to describe the smell would be "bubblegum". No green bottle skunk, but no nice malty aroma either. If the taste is anything like the smell, this is going to be a really sweet beer.

The taste was sweet but it wasn't a sickening syrupy sweet flavor. It was mostly corn syrup with a touch of malt and that's about it. There is nothing complex here but it doesn't taste bad.

The mouthfeel is actually smooth and creamy with just enough carbonation to keep it refreshing. Medium body.

This stuff goes down easy, but after a few I got tired of the sweetness and wanted something more interesting, but if you're looking for something you can serve ice cold on a hot day, Mickey's isn't a bad choice.

matjack85, Mar 13, 2010
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