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Mickey's - Miller Brewing Co.

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Mickey'sMickey's

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BA SCORE
60
poor

1,010 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 1,010
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 2.5
pDev: 30.8%
Wants: 8
Gots: 57 | 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 GuinnessHero
3.25/5  rDev +30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pale yellow with a one-finger head that quickly dissipates a few minutes after pouring, no signs of carbonation.

Smell - Very rank. Sour with a touch of hops on the nose.

Taste - Smell does not carry forth thank god with the taste. Mild and a slight tinge on the pallet of carbonation.

Mouthfeel - Very very very smooth. Goes down and leaves a slight cleanse to the pallet. This is a malt liquor afterall.

Drinkability - Due to its ease of drinking, it's definitley drinkable. May get old after 3 or 4, but nonetheless a decent malt liquor.

GuinnessHero, Jun 04, 2006
Photo of semihobo
3.23/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I like to use the correct glassware for the style -- the correct glass for a 40 oz. is the glass it comes in, of course! Drank this guy cold out of the bottle.

Poured a little in a champagne flute to look at it, the green bottle makes it hard to judge appearance. Clear, not even that yellow, decent head though for a malt liquor. Can't believe I just did that... what did I think I would see.

Smells a little like sewage. Very dry for a malt liquor, no sweetness on the smell. Grains, vegetables like brussel sprouts, adjuncts, some alcohol which is surprising at the low ABV.

Sweeter taste than the smell indicated. Tastes like grains, a little bit of unpleasant mustiness but could be much worse. Faint macro-euro hop taste. Very smooth finish, no yucky face for me.

Smooth mouthfeel, this is pretty undercarbonated which makes it go down fast when it's cold but I worry that it'll fail to cover up any grossness that pokes through as it warms. Slightly creamy, really very nice though.

Goes down very smoothly, quite drinkable. Loses some drinkability points for the price (not much higher than Hurricane or Magnum, but when I'm buying 40s every penny counts) and for the low-ish ABV, the other reason I drink malt liquor. Still, if you ice this, it goes down FAST -- in a contest, I watched two guys drink three 40s of this in under 7 minutes and they kept it down fine. Recommended, and just as good or better than bad macro lagers (Milwaukee's Best, etc.).

semihobo, May 24, 2006
Photo of Pegasus
3/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear medium golden color, with a small, persistent white head, and profuse carbonation. The lacing is fine, and covers most of the glass walls.

Aroma: Sweet alcohol, corn, and vegetable aromas, with little hop presence.

Taste: Opens with a mildly tart corn malt presence, this carries throughout the taste. Midway through the taste a note of mildly sweet, warming alcohol appears, as well as a metallic hop bitterness, which carries to the end of the taste and beyond.

Mouth feel: Sharp, tingling carbonation with a moderate body. The carbonation is reminiscent of champagne.

Drinkability/notes: A rather understated malt liquor, pleasant and very drinkable, although not outstanding. Still, it is inexpensive and inoffensive, so there is little reason to complain.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-four ounce aluminum can, served in a standard pint tap glass.

Pegasus, May 21, 2006
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.1/5  rDev +24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Smells like grain and alcohol with barely a suggestion of hops,
tastes like grain and alcohol with barely a suggestion of hops...
...and it's supposed to taste like that!

It pours a brilliant, crystal clear golden body beneath a pillowy bright-white head that deflates immediately and then maintains only a thin collar that leaves very little lace.

The nose expresses the sweetish adjunct-malt and alcohol that we've come to expect along with a very minor note of yeasty sulphur. It's clean though...

Its medium bodied in the mouth with a fairly crisp carbonation that gently tingles the palate.

The flavor displays a mildly-sweet maltiness upfront, backed by some very light alcohol and a low-key bitterness. If they added just a little more hop flavor to this it could easily pass as a standard mass-produced American lager.

Overall it's not as big, sweet, fruity and rough as many others, however, it's only 5.6% by volume, which is only .6% higher than Bud. In fact, it's barely a malt liquor. But it's clean, well-balanced (given the style), and fairly nice to look at despite the lack of head.

NeroFiddled, May 13, 2006
Photo of goochpunch
3.28/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours out like a typical malt liquor but less viscous than some of the high gravity ones. Has more color than the typical macro lager. Has a bit of a rough, grainy smell, which doesn't surprise me, but the flavors are very clean for a malt liquor, I find. The lingering, corny/grainy flavors are there, but, like I said, it isn't as bad as with others. All around, this is one of the better malt liquors around.

goochpunch, May 05, 2006
Photo of bignick
3.2/5  rDev +28%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Purchased a 40oz at Reservoir Wine and Spirits in Cleveland Circle in Brighton for $2.20. Drank straight from the bottle (poker night).

This is a half-decent malt liquor. Mickey's is definitely a step above the average malt liquor, in that I am able to tolerate a few consecutive sips. There is a very slight adjuncty hop bitterness to go along with the disgusting adjunct flavor. On the whole, this beer isn't preferable, but it is pretty good for the style.

bignick, Apr 12, 2006
Photo of mmmbeer
2.9/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. green grenade bottle with no freshness date - served chilled in a pilsner glass. It pours a yellow/gold color with a few big streams of carbonation and a half-inch white head that takes a minute or two to recede, and does so unevenly. As I drink it leaves a surprising amount of weblike lacing that definitely raises the appearance score. It smells rather clean with some grains and corn, and tastes about the same with a mild bitterness. It has a light and tingly body with a short finish, but it is quite drinkable. One of the best malt liquors and better than most macro lagers, especially for the price.

mmmbeer, Feb 08, 2006
Photo of DogFood11
1.88/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Fizzy white head, lacing is an afterthought, light yellow and completely filtered.

Kinda has the heineken taste to it. Thin and slightly skunked. on the heavy end of hop character for the style. Amazing high level of carbonation gives it a fizzy mouthfeel and sharp crispness. Clean.

Big mouth bottles are a selling point, the brew is not.

DogFood11, Jan 22, 2006
Photo of soulgrowl
2.1/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Golden yellow, apple juice-colored body, white, soapy head with surprisingly good retention. Really not bad-looking, has more of a presence than I'd expect.

Smell: Nutty malts act as a base, plus a light citrusy aroma. It's also somewhat vinous, in a way.

Taste: Bready, yeasty, oddly doughy. Taste of rice, cornmeal, and canned peas, especially present in the unusually dry-yet-white-grape-ish finish. Kind of funky and too sweet, but not particularly offensive. Bland indeed, but for $1.50 you could go a lot blander.

Mouthfeel: Meh. Not much going on here. Very light but not especially refreshing.

Drinkability: I certainly don't regret buying 24 ounces of this stuff (it was a buck-fifty, after all), but that should be just about enough for me.

soulgrowl, Jan 18, 2006
Photo of Tallboy
2.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thru highschool and beyond this was the 40 of choice for us hooligans on the eastside of Cincinnati,but even as times change This is still the best tasteing malt liquor around. it has a nice golden pour, a bit skunky in the scent but for the price and outcome[cheap thrills] what can you expect.

Tallboy, Jan 13, 2006
Photo of stevegamburg
1.1/5  rDev -56%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Discovered this beer in college. The liquor store had a never-ending special on six packs. Didn't mind it at first, although I didn't care for the sweet flavor and aftertaste. We drank so much of this stuff (because it was cheap, you see) that more than twelve years have gone by and I still get nauseous when I see it at the store. Nasty stuff!

stevegamburg, Nov 16, 2005
Photo of nicksta
3.25/5  rDev +30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Probably the best cheap brew I've ever had so far. It comes in a neat barrel like green bottle. It pours an impressive slightly darker gold with a big frothy head that disappears quickly and leaves a lot of lacing on my special beer glass. The smell is average, macro lagerish. The taste is pretty good. It has a very strong taste of cereal malts and little bit of adjunct sweetness, but not gross sweet like Camo. Camo, God help us all. Anyway not very much hops but enough to keep that sweet taste from getting out of control. It is isn't watery, and considering the bite the taste carries it is fairly drinkable, extremely clean, and has no aftertaste. I may have a new cheap beer.

nicksta, Nov 05, 2005
Photo of WMBierguy
2.95/5  rDev +18%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Mickey's, in the famous green grenade bottle. This isn't a quality beer by any means, nor is it to be treated as such. This is strictly a session beer, one to drink before a football game or at a frat party. It's actually a pretty good beer as far as session beers go; I'd rather have a Mickey's than a Beast (Milwaukee's Best). Though I can't give this beer a good score (it sucks compared to any decent beer), it is good for what it is intended for... it'll get you drunk, and won't make you gag while doing it.

WMBierguy, Nov 01, 2005
Photo of kbnooshay
2.93/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz short fat bottle. This pours a clear yellow color. The smell is clean and malty. The taste too is malty but overall it has this nasty sweet aftertaste. The mouthfeel is sorta sticky and watery. It is fairly drinkable, for a few at least. The taste after that sorta grinds at my patience.

kbnooshay, Oct 18, 2005
Photo of tesguino
1.6/5  rDev -36%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

An american malt liquor, only good for drink with buddies, the mexican are not goods for drink malt liquor, but is good for try with american food, its penetrate hops and malt aroma and its generous grade of alcohol, made perfect for drink slow in a glass mug; i not recommended this beer.

tesguino, Oct 13, 2005
Photo of Rootdog316
2.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This little bee/beer with give you a buzz. Do you get the pun that I put in there? This beer has a nice yellow color, a thin head, medium levels of carbonates and a sweet, barley-corn aftertaste. Just about the only reason I drink it is for a change of pace... and it is inexpensive.

This is the type of beer to drink with popcorn, chips, pizza and junk food. This is not a beer to order by name in a restaurant unless you want to raise eyebrows. This is not a woman’s beer, and it is not a sissy beer. This is the beer for guys who are in the “I want to scratch my crotch, surf 1000 channels of crap on the satellite and get stinking drunk” mood.

Not exactly recommended, but at the same time recommended if you are cheap.

Rootdog316, Oct 09, 2005
Photo of RBorsato
2.83/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The classic "Mickey's Big Mouth" ...

Clear light straw color with a large bubbled white head at first and active carbonation thruout leaves a thin white head. All adjunct aroma and flavor with nothing else to speak of but not bad compared to other Malt Liquors... Light-medium bodied for the style with a dry "husky" "malty" finish.

Per Miller website:
157 calories
11.2 g carb
1.2 g protein

($3.99 / 6-pack of short wide grenade-like green bottles with a wide opening and a large gold twist cap)

RBorsato, Sep 19, 2005
Photo of TastyTaste
3.05/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is actually a favorite malt liquor of mine. Maybe it is a combination of the cool packaging (probably the coolest label and cap combo on the planet), and the psuedo-palatable beer within the green glass 40 bottles. Bright clear gold color, head retention is pretty good. Taste is somewhat unpleasent, but is drinkable compared with other malt liquors. Decent hop finish for a malt liquor. One of my favorites, cheap and easy to drink, if that is your thing.

TastyTaste, Apr 11, 2005
Photo of cptnjck101
3.88/5  rDev +55.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mickey's is a classic, I love this stuff. Get's you feeling right & doesn't break the bank doing so. Smooth as silk & cheap as dirt. It's no Westy 12, but for a buck twenty, it can't be beat. The boys at Miller may not always come up with winners, but they sure as shit did here.

cptnjck101, Mar 03, 2005
Photo of KoG
2.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had a much better head than the coors I had. Somewhat suprising if you ask me, but still has that urine color.

Smell was urea when poured in a glass... urinal cakes anyone?

Taste wasnt so bad. Didn't taste like urine at all.

Goes down decently, but not super drinkable at all.

KoG, Jan 22, 2005
Photo of granger10
1.75/5  rDev -30%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Long night of drinking last night so I need something to help ease me in coming down. This is the only thing available. Looks yellow and fizzy with a decent head. This really shouldn't be poured into the glass, its a drink from the bottle type beer. Smell is all corn and piss. Taste brings me more corn and piss and maybe some alcohol though its not as boozy as some other malt liquors I've had. This reminds me of Miller High Life but in a bad way. Very rough, don't even think about drinking this warm. There's better malt liquors out there.

granger10, Jan 21, 2005
Photo of Kookiekwan
3.43/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours( this was the first time I had it in a glass) golden and clear has a one finger head with no retention or lacing to speak of. The aroma was of sweet malt with hints of grassy hops. The taste is malty sweet with corn syrup hiding in the background(remember this is a malt liquor). Its medium bodied moderately carbonated and quite drinkable.

Reflection: When I first tried Mickey's it was still in the 12oz, grenade shaped, wide mouthed bottles with pop tops! Even when I was in high school I thought Bud and Coors were awful so my beer of choice was Mickey's. I'm giving this beer props, thanks to Mickey's I've always gone against the grain and I've never been afraid to try something different in the beer world.

Kookiekwan, Dec 05, 2004
Photo of Delirium
3/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is better than a mass produced lager. It is cheap, thin, faintly hopped... more like some hops died and some tortured ghost was left behind, not very malty, and smooth... once upon a time. It's better than drinking... battery acid or an O'Douls.
It's a flavored malt beverage, without the flavor... and it's almost a beverage. I think I'm going to find some benedryl and take a nap, Iv'e been stung by six little mickey's... If I'm lucky, I'll dream of newport storms.

Delirium, Oct 04, 2004
Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.13/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

"one night frank was on his way home
from work, stopped at the liquor store,
picked up a couple of mickey's big mouths,
drank 'em in the car on his way to the
shell station; he got a gallon of gas in a can.

drove home, doused everything in the
the house, torched it.
parked across the street laughing,
watching it burn, all halloween
orange and chimney red".

That's from the classic song 'Frank's Wild Years' which is on the classic (aren't they all?) Tom Waits album Swordfishtrombones. It was the first time I'd ever heard of Mickey's Big Mouth Malt Liquor. My only regret is that this review will come from a 24 oz. can, not a Big Mouth bottle.

Crystal clear straw yellow beneath a voluminous cap of dirty white froth that displays impressive persistance and lays down a surprising, though still underwhelming, amount of lace. The sweet, corny, grainy nose manages to avoid offending. It ain't much, but then anyone drinking this beer is unlikely to give a shit (I'm conducting research and 'horizon expansion' and wish to be excluded from that group).

It's difficult to distinguish this beer from other macro lagers. Yeah, I know that it's a malt liquor, but it doesn't strike me as that much different from the lower octane beer; maybe because of the low ABV. It's tastes of sweet grain, bitter grain and sour grain (the trifecta!) with a light, verging on watery, body. The beer is slightly skunky, but that seems to be part of its... ahem... charm. At least there's no deterioration with warming. That's an admirable quality, right? Of course, it wouldn't have far to go in a downward direction.

Maybe Mickey's is better from a big mouth bottle (or a chalis?). Maybe it was better before Miller began brewing it. Who knows? Who cares? Don't expect much and I promise you, that's exactly what you'll get.

BuckeyeNation, Sep 24, 2004
Photo of HardTarget
3.05/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 oz. Tall boy can with no date. Billed as a “Fine Malt Liquor” and noting it was Union Made.
Aroma: Mild, with slight whiff of apples and a minor adjunct smell, maybe rice.
Appearance: Bright, clear pale yellow, with an impressive multi-sized head that slowly collapsed into a rocky moonscape. While it didn’t go the distance, it did leave some solid lace.
Flavor: Fairly clean, a solid lager taste with the apple taste coming into the front. Decent finish as well with the fruity note lingering a touch long.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, about a medium in my book, which given the clarity I found impressive. Good carbonation level.
Overall Impression: This is the first Malt Liquor review, and I feel quite the pimp just drinking it. Considering all that, and the fact this is a Miller product (DAMN YOU MILLER for Celis) I’m pleasantly surprised. No real off flavors, no harsh edges, no alcohol burn, I actually prefer this to most American Lagers. Now, let’s not go crazy, this isn’t going to win over any head to head with just about any craft brew you can name; but for what it is, it’s rather good. Given I paired it with a very good Texas chili helped, and on it’s own it just doesn’t shine, but I can see myself going pimping more often.
Respect beer beeatch.

HardTarget, Sep 18, 2004
Mickey's from Miller Brewing Co.
60 out of 100 based on 1,010 ratings.