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Mickey's - Miller Brewing Co.

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1,079 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,079
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 2.49
pDev: 31.73%
Wants: 10
Gots: 87 | 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 TippySelenoid
2.78/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

Photo of CowsCanBark
4.13/5  rDev +65.9%
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!

Photo of match1112
3.55/5  rDev +42.6%
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.

Photo of latackbeer
4.35/5  rDev +74.7%
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.

Photo of notchucknorris
2.75/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Photo of harleymonster1
2.95/5  rDev +18.5%
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

Photo of jifigz
3.35/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A "hand grenade" poured into a pint glass.

A: This beer looks pretty typical and very similar to all of its mass produced American cousins. The beer actually does have a little bit of lacing which is surprising.

S: The smell is very boring, trite, and bland. It is sweet and husky grain like.

T: The taste on this beer is extremely sweet and very, very easy to drink. It is extremely better tasting than I ever actually realized. Last night this tasted awful after I was downing Victory Festbier, but today on a fresh palate its surprisingly good. The flavors are candy like with a mild hint of metallic twang.

M: The mouthfeel is standard. Watery and thin.

O: This is a smooth drinking, decent flavored product for a great price. This has to be one of the best things Miller makes, and the puzzles under the caps are always entertaining.

Photo of depechemode1983
3.05/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours out clear medium yellow. Head is white and foamy and stays around for a long time. Seeing a bit of lacing as well. Carbonation is also evident. Streams up tiny bubble can be seen. Corn and other grains are present in the nose. Also there is a mix of lemon and grass through the middle that is not half bad. Finish is clean with little lingering smells. Sweet corn and grains mainly with grassy undertones. Fairly simple. Taste a lot better cold. I'm noticing as its warming the low quality ingredients become apparent. Mouth feel is smooth enough although carbonation is lacking some. Could use a bit more bubbles. All in all this probably one of the better malt liquors Ive come across. Not offensive at all and a good representation of the style.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear light yellow with a 2 inch stark white head that fades to a small cap. Random streaks of lace form here and there on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grains and corn flakes. There is a slight buttery smell to this beer as it warms. Taste is of grains and corn flakes. Very crisp and clean with a good level of carbonation. Overall, a pretty average beer but not bad for what it is.

Photo of ElCommodoro
3.63/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a perfect straw colour with a foamy bone-white head that recedes, but only down to a few millimeters that amazingly stick around. Smell is cheap, cheap, wet grains. Nothing else really. Smells a tad rotten (as beer should). This is very much an old-man beer. Something our dads or grandpas might have drank.
The taste is not at all bad. It has a good, clean, classic malt liquor taste. I don’t know why I used to think this was overly sweet. It’s really not. It’s plenty dry. It’s got a pleasant pungent quality I like too. Still, it’s no OE. OE brings malt liquor to a whole new lever of flavor and this one is really lacking in comparison. It’s far more interesting and enjoyable than a King Cobra, though. As simple as it is, it’s got enough of that pungent cheap grain malt liquor taste to pull it a bit ahead of some other malt liquors. It’s dry enough. Really wondering why I always thought it was sweet. It’s just sorta boring. Mouthfeel is very dry and crisp for a malt liquor. Pleasant if you like that, but I’m usually looking for something danker in my malt liquor.

Photo of CrazyMike
3.1/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear straw yellow appearance with lots of bubbly head that quickly disappears leaving little lace. Smell is sweet with grain, corn and some hops and citrus; pretty generic so far.

Taste is similar to the smell, grain, corn and hops. Has a very grainy taste to it though with a hint of grass and citrus. Not bad overall, but kind of dull. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is dry and grainy with a hint of alcohol.

Very light for a malt liquor in both taste and ABV; I think of this more as a macro lager. Anyways, it's an okay beer, no outstanding features but not offensive either. Only try if you want a lighter, drinkable malt liquor.

Photo of longbongsilver
1.58/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Planned on trading some of this for something else, then realized I'd never tried it myself. What the hell, why not...

Pours a very clear and fizzy yellow. Has a surprisingly stable white head for something so cheap. No scent I could really discern.

Taste is a bit of a slap-fight between lemon and corn. Drink it quick though, because corn starts to win as it warms. Goes down as fizzy as it looks, which actually makes me appreciate the fairly average strength.

Final verdict: meh. Starts off merely inoffensive and goes downhill from there. I'm not sure whose tastes this is made for, tbh, since it appears to be a malt liquor that doesn't even signify itself as such in terms of character.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
2.63/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Continuing on my 4th of July US Adjunct lager tour...

16oz can.

Light yellow and completely clear, lots of bubbles, not a whole lot of head or lacing.

Smell is lightly grainy and lemony, it actually smells ok and just a touch like honey.

Taste is on par with the smell, sweet, almost slick like honey, with a grassy, grainy flavor, along with some corn adjuncts (but they're not bad). Feel is light, carbonated, and easy to drink, with a lightly sweet aftertaste.

Really for a very, very cheep malt liquor, this stuff ain't half bad. I haven't noticed a big difference between bottles and cans, the quality control is obviously good. An excellent beer for drunken frat boys or for when you're scrounging for quarters in the seats of your car.

Photo of PhageLab
2.63/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The old hand grenade.

A - Pale yellow coloration, clear as water, thin fizzy head.

S - Grains, corn, something sweet.

T - Apple juice with alcohol in it.

M - Light body, harsh carbonation, acrid aftertaste.

D - This stuff has one purpose and one purpose only: to destroy brain cells and get you trashed. Terrible stuff, yet highly effective. Actually probably the best of the major malt liquors.

Photo of dhannes
3.78/5  rDev +51.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 40 oz. resealable bottle 1-2 days after opening, which no doubt affected the carbonation. Poured into a SA Perfect Pint.

A=dark straw yellow, with slight head that lasted less than a minute.

S=Good...corn with hops.

T=A bit sweeter than I remember...could not really taste the alcohol..reminded me of a robust cream ale.

M=Good...especially the reduced carbonation.

O=I enjoyed this glass, but don't really see this as a session beer...just too sweet in my estimation.

Photo of Slygato
2.88/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance golden yello with a ridiculous amount of foam head with some lacing

Smell the first thing to notice is the malt smell to it other than that some light hops and corn

Taste taste the malts and some other aftertones of hops

Mouthfeel goes down smooth light body

Drinkability overall its a step above your common domestics so about an average beer

Photo of whatthehull
2.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured into a La Chouffe Tulip

A - Clear yellow/golden, two finger white head and some head lacing

S -Sour yeast, slight hops, citrus, lemon grass and tons of corn and malts

T - Slight hop note, sweet/toasty malt, a slight bitter yeast flavor, corn and maybe some citrus or fruit notes

M - Sticky, coats the mouth, low acidity, long finish but finish gets kind of sour

D - A bit heavy to drink on a warm day. But a perfect cold night beer. For almost 6% and $2 a 40oz, not bad

Final thought - For the genre I like this beer, outside of the genre, this beer is for bums

Mickey's from Miller Brewing Co.
60 out of 100 based on 1,079 ratings.