Mickey's - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
66
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315 Reviews
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Reviews: 315
Hads: 1,160
rAvg: 2.77
pDev: 24.55%
Wants: 13
Gots: 157 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: pezoids on 07-03-2001

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Photo of tone77
3.24/5  rDev +17%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a green bottle into a weizen glass. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Has a sweet, malty smell. Taste is rather bland, not bad, but not very flavorfull. Feels watery in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall an average malt liquor. (264 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
3.6/5  rDev +30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 40oz bottle:

Bright clear yellow gold with an inch or slightly more of foam. Surprisingly good lacing and head retention.

The smell is pretty much what you'd expect from the style. Some candy sweetness, some notes of corn, and a bit of hop bitterness.

The taste has that sweetness Malt Liquors tend to have but at least in this one, it's not over done. Some grain here with a decent amount of hop bitterness to offset the sweetness. IO can't call it grassy, or floral, or citric, just plain old bitterness and it does the job for me.

Ok, I drank a lot of this stuff back in the 70s, along with a lot of imports and the few American brews that were tasty back then ie Ballantine XXX, Rainier Ale, Sierra Nevada, Anchor, New Albion(long since gone), others that escape my memory right now and I *still* like this darn Malt Liquor and I don't think it's changed much since it was a Heileman Brewing product. I like it and I'm not ashamed to admit it! (963 characters)

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.4/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Well, I doubt I'm saying anything we don't already know. This stuff is shhhiiity. Nasty yellow appearance leaving nothing in terms of head, lacing or retention. Horrible dumpster 4 day old beer smell.

Taste isn't the worst thing I've drank, but it's close. I guess it gets better the more you drink of it, and it is cheap . . . but all you can taste is the alcohol, which isn't even all that high. Brutal. (407 characters)

Photo of wordemupg
2.82/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 (578 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
2.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle marked 05189-C80820. Sampled on May 5, 2009.

Cinco de Mayo and I should have had something Mexican but instead I drank a Mickeys Fine Malt Liquor. The pour is pale yellow with a lot of bubbly carbonation and fizzy white head. The aroma has somethig slightly floral to it rather than malty. Watery mouthfeel and nothing special there. The taste has some vague hops to it but little in the way of malts as should be the case for a malt liquor. This is a get drunk beer and little more. (512 characters)

Photo of Brad007
3.85/5  rDev +39%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale golden color with a one finger head that quickly fades to nearly nothing.

Aroma is strong with corn/bready malt in the nose. Nothing special here and to be expected.

Taste is strong and sweet with corn, baked bread and a touch of alcohol in the middle.

Mouthfeel is full of the same flavors as above (corn, baked bread) except that they linger. Not harsh or anything. Seems average.

Not bad. I was expecting worse but this really isn't a bad example. It's drinkable for what it is. (498 characters)

Photo of Gagnonsux
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pale, watered down looking with weak head

Smell- Typical macro beer smell with some extra stink thrown in

Taste- Not bad for a malt liquor, sweet, but not overpoweringly so

Drinkability- For a malt liquor Mickey's is easy enough to drink quite a few of

Mickey's is a little better than the few other malt liquors I've had, but that isn't saying too much. I guess if your goal is to "get hammered" Mickey's wouldn't be a bad choice, craft beer lovers will want to pass this up. (500 characters)

Photo of spinrsx
2.58/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

355ml Stubby Bottle

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread, corn, malts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste bread/dough mixed with lots of malts, metallic notes, and some corn. There is also a touch of citrus. It ends with a malty/corn aftertaste.

Overall – There is a lot of taste going on here, unfortunately that's not a good thing in this case. It's very malt heavy and comes across as harsh. I actually got the bottle from a few girls at at a Christmas party who were all drinking this. They said they liked the bottle and the riddles under the cap. (805 characters)

Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.12/5  rDev -23.5%
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. (879 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
2.08/5  rDev -24.9%
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. (1,044 characters)

Photo of twiggamortis420
2.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

24oz can...have not seen these in a long while. Freshness stamp on the bottom of the can is 22MAR10. Pours a crystal clear medium yellow color with a thick layer of white foam on top that is continuously fed by bubbles. Retention is actually pretty decent and leaves dots of lace on the glass. Nice looking malt licka here.

Smell is very corny and sweet. Has a mild sour note to it along with a bit of cardboard and grain alcohol. Not overly appealing, but not too offensive for the style.

Pretty smooth as the alcohol level is fairly low. A bit reminiscent of a bad cream ale. Body is light, as are the sweet grainy malt flavors. Hops are on vacation here. Not very good beer, drink it cold if you must. (706 characters)

Photo of RBorsato
2.81/5  rDev +1.4%
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) (508 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
2.94/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a medium golden color with a big billowy head. The head fades fast to give a light amount of lacing.

Smell – The smell is semi sweet with a mix of corn and some other malt aromas. It smells very much like a sugary breakfast cereal. Its sorta nice, but I wouldn’t really say appropriate.

Taste – The taste is of corn, but its less sweet then the nose would let on. There is a little biscuit flavor that becomes more prevalent toward the middle of the taste. The taste toward the end becomes even less sweet and actually a little bit of bitternes comes into play.

Mouthfeel – The body is rather thin with a medium level of carbonation. Average and fitting.

Overall – This is a rather middle ground malt. It doesn’t have the bad aftertaste that many malts have, but it is also lacking in some of the warming and more heavy malt liquor corn and boozy tastes that you would expect with a malt. When I am looking for a malt, I likely would not take this one, but it may be for some. (1,049 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
2.01/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance – Light orange in color and very clear with a lot of carbonation and a decent head.

Smell – The familiar alcohol-laced grainy mishmash of the malt liquor family is alive and kicking in this Miller offering.

Taste – This taste like The Champagne of Beers with a shot of gin. The flavor is subtle (read, “tastes like watered-down piss") and the booze is overbearing.

Mouthfeel – It looked heavily carbonated, but this ale was flat and thin.

Sinkability – This bomber bombed. (501 characters)

Photo of mynie
2.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

We had a bunch of friends over to help us move. Took them to the liquor store afterward, since I'm a generous kind of host, and I told them to go nuts, this fine Indiana bounty is a marvel to us native Iowans. Two guys come back with FFF and this one guy has an armful of Mickey's cans. I tell him it's shit and he says yes, but it's the finest of shit, that canned Mickey's is the best malt liquor they make.

He--he might have been on to something.

This is really is a noticeable improvement over the 40 oz bottle. It's remarkably smooth considering its relatively elevated ABV. There are none of the off nodes you usually find in mainstream malt liquors--no batteriness nor skunk nor feet.

Instead, you get a rich profile of pleasant adjuncts with big nodes of corn and grain. This is balanced off with mundane hop essence. Nothing great but, honestly, I guess I just like the taste of beer. (898 characters)

Photo of francisweizen
3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation = a small grenade shaped 12oz green glass bottle with a wide mouth screw top cap. The liquid is plae yellow with a big fluffy, fizzy head that instantly dies. Aromas are of corn, rice, alcohol, and more adjuncts. The mouthfeel is very gluggable and for a cheap beer that is quite drinkable, this is one of your better options.

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Photo of gtermi
2.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this because I have been told by a few friends that it is the best Malt Liquor on the market. Well I didnt believe them, but decided what the hell and bought it for $1.50.

A: I am not going to lie, the appearance actually looks some what nice. It pours golden yellow with a thick white head that quickly fades.There is a lot of bubbles releasing from the bottom of the glass and forming a thin ring around the top of the glass. There isnt anything special about the look, just has a decent amount more color than your typical adjunct beer.

S: The smell is pretty weak for a malt liquor. I am getting some grain and corn. I am also getting a slight fruity smell, but I cant pin point what it is exactly.

T: The taste is actually better than your typical malt liquor and adjunct beers. I am getting some corn and malt flavors with a decent sweetness.

M: The beer isnt very crisp like I was expecting, but wasnt really much there at all. Sort of like drinking water.

O: This beer is actually pretty easy to drink. Though I don't really care for it, it's not as bad as I was expecting. If you want to have a cheap easy beer to drink, I for sure recommend this. (1,171 characters)

Photo of cokes
1.18/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12 oz. grenade.
Corn syrup sweetness on the nose, mixed with an increasing buttery sensation.
The same corn syrup shows up right away in the taste. Sticky and artificial tasting. Seltzer water-like carbonation scrapes the mouth clean of the cloying sweetness, but is annoying in its own right. Turns grainy toward the middle. Buttery and vegetal tones rise gradually throughout. Turns sweeter again at the finish with a (cheap) vodka & tonic alcohol flavor.
Artificially high carbonation, but once it begins to settle, this becomes totally undrinkable.
Unredeemable, even for malt liquor. (592 characters)

Photo of scottfrie
2.69/5  rDev -2.9%
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. (862 characters)

Photo of EgadBananas
2.75/5  rDev -0.7%
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. (383 characters)

Photo of Reidrover
2.26/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ok dokey my foray into the "cheap side" continues with Mickeys Malt Liquor in an ugly green can featuring what looks a rather upset accountant dressed as a wasp.
pretty average lager appearance..though there was some ok lacing
smell is definatlly cheap malt liquor..pretty bad it has to be said..
Taste however isnt that bad..its very sweet with some chemical like undertones..but not the worst..wouldnt want this to warm up.
Averags malt liquor mouthfeel..as if the drinkers of this cared.
Its drinkable very cold only (524 characters)

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was happy to find this beer in a 24oz can (99¢) at one of my local food stores. The last time I had one of these was 30 years ago when I was out in California from a "Grenade" wide mouth bottle.

L - clear yellow color with a thin white head that settled as a ring leaving a tiny bit of spoty lacing.

S - sweet malt, corn and a hint of alcohol.

T - not that bad, sweet malt, some grainy corn and light alcohol.

F - medium bodied with a crisply carbonated feel.

O - pretty good for the style. (499 characters)

Photo of notchucknorris
2.73/5  rDev -1.4%
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. (377 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
2.67/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

From the 24 oz can. Poured into a tulip glass. A finger of head with descent retention on a clear, golden colored body. Lots of bubbles visible.
The aroma has a grain smell, nothing else.
The taste is crisp, mild bitterness at first, then moves to a sweet and sweeter profile.
Crisp and clean texture with moderate carbonation and a lighter body.
Not a horrible beer, though the taste would be better if it maintained the crisp mild bitterness instead of letting the sweetness come in. (486 characters)

Photo of tgbljb
3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a pale yellow color wioth modest initial white puffy head that was rapidly gone. Smell is minimal with only a slight sweetness to be found. Taste is sweet and crisp, and is OK when very cold, but slowly degrades as the beer warms. Finish is really a quick vanishing of any taste. Got to dink it quick while still cold. (325 characters)

Mickey's from Miller Brewing Co.
66 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.