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Mickey's - Miller Brewing Co.

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929 Ratings

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Ratings: 929
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 2.51
pDev: 30.68%
Wants: 6
Gots: 33 | 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 clayrock81


2.08/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Now, even I think I'm crazy for giving a malt liquor a score over 2. But, there's two things to consider here. This malt liquor, compared to its peers, has less ABV, meaning that there is more water and less of a pungent taste. I don't really have to describe anything here, but it breaks down like this. Light gold color that you can see thru, the smell is not like paint thinner like an Old E or a Hurricane (yech!) but of a watery hop-substance, and the taste is somewhat foul but smooth. The other advantage that Mickey's has over the other malt liquors (and I am not talking about the goofy sayings on the cap) is the grenade bottle. For those who don't know, rather than the normal bottle which, on a guess, is 6 inches from bottom to start of neck and holds about 2 oz. each, this bat boy is 3 inches tall and there's 4 oz per inch. Oh, and the other reason it is called the grenade is because it's green (The bottle, not the beer). You end up drinking one in about 2 minutes, and then after about four or five a strong buzz creeps over.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2007 03:40:27 | More by clayrock81
Photo of mattster


1.93/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I bought this more out of novelty as I've never tried it before and there was a promotion as I was looking at other beers - Yes, the Mickey's girls influenced this sale.

I drank from the 40, but poured a small bit into glass to evaluate color and smell. Color is light straw with large head/bubbles. Smell is somewhat skunky and chemical. Not offensive, but not great.

Taste was along the same lines. Nothing that I'd drink again, but I can see the appeal of this with some people. Is a bit bitter on the finish and it tends to repeat.

Not my cup of tea, but I know people enjoy this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2007 07:37:52 | More by mattster
Photo of getch


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

Just finishing college and having a lot of experince of horrible beer and esp. malt beer, this is prob my favorite, still it ranks low compared of the full flavors that are out there, if one has to drink a malt beer, then this is the beer you should have, its one of my favs plus in the cool glass bottles!

Serving type: nitro-bottle

11-07-2007 04:10:47 | More by getch
Photo of SkeeterHawk


3.25/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is one of the "classic" barrel shaped bottles to make you think that you are drinking a quality beer. Boy, am I convinced. This was sampled from a Duvel glass for the sheer novelty of it as much as anything.

Appearance: The beer had a small off-gas when twisting the giganormous cap off and it poured with a small 1/8" head of small white bubbles. The head was mostly gone within about 30 seconds and ended up as a small white ring around the edge of the glass. The beer itself is a clear orangish golden with only a sparse few bubbles rising.

Aroma: I get lots of corn in the aroma. So much so that if it only had a bit of diacetyl and burton water, it would probably smell like an ear of kettle corn or some such. The corn is there. There is a slight metallic hint as wel as some skunkiness and a tad of floral from the hops.

Taste: The flavor is somewhat malty with a mild skunkiness from the hops that is less than what I anticipated from the aroma. The corn is here in the flavor as well, but again it is a little more pleasant than the aroma suggested it would be. There is a slight metallic, but overall the flavor isn't too bad...considering.

Opinion: This beer isn't too bad for the category it is in. The flavor is of course adjunct driven and is lacking in body. When compared to some other examples of malt liquor, this beer is pretty good. For that reason only, I will score this one a little higher because I would drink this malt liquor over just about any others I have tried. It is a rot-gut beer nonetheless, but it is a quality rot-gut not found in many other examples.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2007 05:22:39 | More by SkeeterHawk
Photo of Sleestak


3.05/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sometimes you just gotta go with a cheap beer. This one being some what of a staple in my leaner days. They have UFC collector cans now I see, hmm, ok. I don't think anyone would really keep a can after having drank it, but who knows. Yellow, fizzy, smells like sweet corn. Tastes like sweet corn, but finishes surprisingly clean. I don't wanna let this thing warm up much lest it start getting rank. Overall not bad for what it is - a cheap, non offensive, lower abv malt liqour.

Serving type: can

10-24-2007 04:12:22 | More by Sleestak
Photo of Pauly2X


3/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Very pale yellow one finger head faded fast. This marks the first time I have ever poured malt liqour into a glass.

S- Not much but a faint hop aroma and a hint of green bottle skunk.

T- Nothing great, but nothing really offensive either.

M- Pretty smooth and not over carbonated either.

D- This malt liqour of course its drinkable.

Hey if you wanna get drunk for $3, I can't think of a better way to do it.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2007 14:52:07 | More by Pauly2X
Photo of baos


3.05/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

12 oz Mickey's big-mouth into favorite Trappist glass.

A: Golden macro look. Nice thin blanket of head actullay stays after a 2 finger head pour, and there is some lacing.

S: American lager macro smell with a bit more maltiness. Fresh smelling with a hint of green apples.

T: Sweet at first with fresh grains and a bit of malts. Just a smidgen hops that disappears as fast as it followed the initial sweetness. A bit of kind bud flavor mixed in.

M: Lots of carbonation makes the light body fell all right, but its still kind of ginger ale-ish.

D: I've enjoyed this beer by the 40 oz. or by the big mouth 6 packs, either way, it goes down rather nicely for an American malt liquor. Bravo Miller. My dad weened me on Miller High Life. God bless Miller!

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2007 01:17:42 | More by baos
Photo of chilidog


2.42/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Found this in a large 24oz. collector can, that I didn't collect. Used 1/3 of it for a poultry dish and sampled the rest.

It poured a nice darker shade of pale. A white head that maintained ok with just alittle fizz. Carbonation was plenty but not overdone.

The aroma was abit typical. Grainny, hey like.

The taste starts with a sweet maltiness, followed by a quick hop bittering crispness. Then the grains take over as does the metallicness of the can. That mouthfeel lingers on abit after the drink.

Drinkability, so so. I don't see me rushing back for another.
By the way, the chicken liked it. It came out, pretty good.

Serving type: can

09-30-2007 14:28:31 | More by chilidog
Photo of Overlord


2.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a gold/yellow color. No lacing, strangely gigantic head that vanishes quickly.

Taste is bland malt. That's it. Just about nothing else. No real smell, no complexity. It is drinkable, and not an unpleasant beer, just not memorable.

Saw this way too many times during my college years.

Serving type: can

09-29-2007 21:02:14 | More by Overlord
Photo of happygnome


3.1/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

a: pours a golden color with about three quarters inch of head that dissapears fairly quickly no lacing
s: well for its style it isnt too bad, plenty of adjunct malts but not as bad as style would suggest
t: adjunct malt flavor, corn, although not as bad as i was expecting given that it is a malt liqour
m: light to medium bodied beer with large carbonation bubble

overall, this is a malt liqour, not high in alcohol for its style and really not that bad for its style, but im not a fan of its style

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2007 17:53:53 | More by happygnome
Photo of PBRstreetgang


3.9/5  rDev +55.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear staw hue with a frothy soap bubble head two fingers high. Good retention and a few specs of lacing. Mild Pils malt and corn aroma, with a hint of DMS scent. Sweet Pils and pale malt taste with some corny adjunct in the background. Mild apple ester in the aftertaste along with some mellow graininess, but the beer is fairy dry and the mouthfeel is mostly clean once these flavors fade. Medium-light in body, with high carbonation, and somewhat lighter than most malt liquors and much smoother. This was surprisingly good, but probably only because it fits somewhere between Malt liquor and american macro.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2007 04:21:58 | More by PBRstreetgang
Photo of Floydster


2.85/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

40 ounce bottle from a local liquor store for $2.39

Did not look bad when I was pouring it, but then realized the poor smell

Taste is okay for considering what it is, probably in the top five of well known malt liquors

Friends love this one, so I had to see what all their fuss was about

Taste lasts long and is very drinkable as well

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2007 21:47:03 | More by Floydster
Photo of matty


2.88/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It was kind of what I expected,a watery tasting domestic beer.Very little carbonation and the taste gets worse as you get down to the bottom of the bottle.It's not horrible but there's nothing really good to say about it except the price.If your low on cash I guess this would be an ok choice.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2007 04:06:50 | More by matty
Photo of Beerbuddha


1.5/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Ok so I bought a 40oz of this as a joke to bring to a party. After I poured one for my hommies I kicked back and went to town. It was not a good beer at all and it had a hint of corn and malt. The taste was very carbonated and obviously high in alcohol. Mouthfeel again carbonated and thin. I would never recommend this beer to anyone but it is fun to show up to a party with it!

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2007 18:35:13 | More by Beerbuddha
Photo of CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I really like the little bottle this comes in, known as the 'big mouthed baby'. It looks like a little green glass barrel.

It pours a clear gold color, less pale than a typical macro lager, with a thin ivory head that lasts forever and leaves a plethora of lace on the glass. The aroma is sweetish and uncomplicated. A little bit of grainy astringency lies in the background. The taste is malty with some cooked corn evident. Herbal hops are subdued but more noticeable than any other Miller product Ive tried. The mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated. The finish is rather bland.

This beer is just slightly better than the average macro lager, its still pretty insipid, just more malty. Not going to revisit, though Ill keep the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2007 01:46:40 | More by CAMRAhardliner
Photo of giblet


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

Mickey's Big Mouth baby. the big mouth bottle. poured pretty nice. nice carbonation and head. head left a lil quick. smell and taste were pretty darn good. you can taste the grains and that is the strongest flava.

decent abv and more decent price. been years since i tried it but i am glad i got some this past weekend.

a good blast from the past!

suckem up and movem out!


Serving type: bottle

07-24-2007 16:27:11 | More by giblet
Photo of bluemoonswoon


3.33/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

40oz bottle (what else) poured into pint glass, no freshness date.

A: Pours a clear yellow with a decent sized 2 finger head that fades into a very thin cap. Nice carbonation that should keep the flavors moving around the glass.

S: Big odor of sweet corn and hints of malt, pretty straightforward, but still a pretty decent scent for a malt liquor, not very appatizing but not terrible.

T/MF: Off taste of adjunct corn and rice upfront with a decent kick from the carbonation that spreads this flavor throughout the mouth. The carbonation spreads the taste off the beer evenly over the mouth but the flavor ain't that great so poo. It finishes quite sweet and clean with no traces of hot alcohol that is distinctive of this style.

D: One of the better malt liquor options out there, but it is rather pricey at 2.50 a 40oz bottle while other higher content 40s run almost a dollar or more cheaper, If you want the Cadillac of gas station malt liquor look no futher than Mickey's.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2007 01:23:15 | More by bluemoonswoon
Photo of supercolter


3.13/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ok now I can't bag on the Mickey's its not good beer but not awful either.
Appearance is not bad, it kinda looks like unfiltered wheat beer.
Smell and taste are neither strong nor complex, but they are refereshing and they don't taste like corn. So for a macro thats not half bad.
Mouthfeel is medium to light in body.
Drinkability? Have you seen the mouth hole?

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2007 02:48:26 | More by supercolter
Photo of WJVII


2.3/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

WOW! I was in the store today and said to myself, this beer use to be the best in High School...my how things have changed. It was fun to grab a sixer of the large mouth Mickeys granades though!

This beer is definitely purchased to get a buzz. The wide mouth lends itself nicely to party throwing teenagers. Now that I have grown up, a bit, it leaves much to desire in a beer.

Poured into a glass there is little to no head. It has a very light color, pale yellow. This is a malt liquor and to that affect is has a malty smell and is not very smooth. This beer has a slight bitter after taste and not much else..

Not much to it. Worth a try, or to remember days past and get a cheap buzz, but not much else.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2007 00:01:14 | More by WJVII
Photo of Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

2.08/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

the official beer of my wife's Aunts funeral...we drank at least 8 cases of this in roughly 1.5 days...back in 1998

well it certainly acts like a macro....lager amber...poor head..average lacing.

very sweet..guessing corn syrup aroma...some slight maltiness as well.

same corn sweetness on the intial swig...some slight bready malt come thru the sweetness afterward.

fine level of carbonation gives this beer a smoother mouthfeel that one would expect.

would certainly be spending my hard earned coin on Old Milwaukee at roughly 60% the price before I buy more of this. Fitting it comes in a small gernade sized bottle as i can imagine you could get bombed drinking more than 6 in a night

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2007 02:05:30 | More by Shadman
Photo of MrMcGibblets


2.88/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz big mouth bottle...for mass consumption obviously. used to love these as a teenager, these were primo to me then. typical macro lager in appearance and other respects. pale yellow but not as pale as bud, for example. some malt adjuncts in the nose- a corny, buttery sweetness which i used to find appealing. not much else. a little sweetness is present in the initial taste, creamy flavors. not much in the way of hops. balanced by the force carbonation. light in body and spritzy, although not as light bodied as most macros. drinkability is decent, i suppose the point of this beer is to drink a lot and get schlitzfaced. reminiscent of a slightly bigger version of little kings.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2007 21:44:13 | More by MrMcGibblets
Photo of afinepilsner


2.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz green widemouth bottle

Mickey's was pale yellow straw color and very clear. It had a white head that managed to hang around a little while before disappearing. There was not much to taste or smell, but was there was not bad. It was medium-light in body with fairly light carbonation. Drinkability was average. It's beer that is low on flavor but easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2007 23:32:50 | More by afinepilsner
Photo of acrawf6


2.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out a light golden with a small white head that drops to a thin, but present level.

Smell. grainy and sweet is the dominant characteristics. Smells very much like other macros, but a little bit more potent.

Taste. Tastes pretty sweet. also has a light maltiness that is half decent. But there is a metallic off flavor to it. Aftertaste has some of the alcohol coming out with a small cereal flavor to it.

Mouthfeel. body is fuller than most others. though i do like the body, the balance is off.

Overall, not too bad. The overall flavor isnt bad, but does seem very raw. the 5.6% gives it a nice fuller body that is creamy. Not a bad buy at 4 pints for $2.50, but not one i would buy often at all.

Serving type: can

04-28-2007 00:39:22 | More by acrawf6
Photo of pmcadamis


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

A - Stubby green bottle looks like a grenade. Pours a yellowish golden hue that is clear and surmounted by a thin and actively bubbly white head. Very little lace sticks to the glass, and the head is completely gone within a few minutes.

S - Grainy and cheap, but not as corny or adjunct laden as some macros, and it's not as cloyingly sweet in the nose as some other malt liquors. Pretty basic malt liquor aroma though.

T - Balanced malt liquor taste. I say balanced, because most American malt liquors are corny and extremely sweet...pure cooked corn. But this...this is much more well rounded. It's not outstanding by any means, but it's much better than the rest. I also taste some diacetyl buttery flavors...buttered popcorn.

M - Medium to full bodied and quite carbonated. Feels like a "double macro lager" if there is such a thing.

D - Pretty damn good. I could session a few of these little green bastards...no problem.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2007 06:22:49 | More by pmcadamis
Photo of Jordan1985rec


2.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is definatly not my Grandfather's Mickey's. Besides the strange new can with the weird bee (when I think beer, I think bee?) the taste seems a bit flat. I poured this brew into a standard pint glass and observed the pale yellow, almost straw color. The smell was typical and under-whelming, but really not an important aspect of this kind of beer. The taste was pretty good, much better than other malt liquors, strong sweet taste but counteracted by the bitter undercurrent. The mouth-feel was a bit more like a lager than I remembered, but ended up allowing me to enjoy it even more. All in all this beer is meant for drinking with friends on a nice summer evening while cooking up something on the grill, not for sitting in a room geeking out about. Easy to drink, easy to enjoy, but not for too steep of a critique.

Serving type: can

04-22-2007 21:46:58 | More by Jordan1985rec
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