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Mickey's | Miller Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by pezoids on 07-03-2001

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Photo of GuinnessHero
3.18/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

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Photo of Jordan1985rec
2.76/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of Delirium
3/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

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Photo of Likeburning
2.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Tasted in the "hand grenade" bottle with the little puzzles on the cap while watching a UFC fight for the sole reason because Mickey's is one of their sponsors, and the hornet looks pissed. As far as Malt Liquors go, it could be worse and this one is surprisingly sweet. Reminds me of college.

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Photo of getch
2.2/5  rDev -18.2%
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!

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Photo of lonestar1836
2.7/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear yellow no head to speak of (it's better left in the green 40 oz bottle)

S: a bit corny a bit skunky and a little metalic in aroma

T: malty and corny bit other than that not much flavor but that of cheap beer

M: not as watery as others but more carbonation than i like

D: i think i could handle about one 40 a year, i like OE better

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Photo of uhhhaaron
3.13/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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..

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Photo of Lacesoutcody
3.8/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of RonKoch
2.82/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

As you can see from the label, Mickey’s is “Fine Malt Liquor”. So imagine a scenario where your buddy offers you a beer, while apologizing, saying something like, “Sorry. All I got is Mickey’s”. You might hesitate, knowing full well it isn’t the best tasting beer around and it will probably give you a headache before the night is over. But then, remembering the label, you can shrug your shoulders, extend your arm to grab yours and say, “It’s fine.”

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Photo of MusaJames
2.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Can't tell you what it looks like as I have never poured this Malt Liquor into a glass ever in my life. Though I can tell you that it smells fine and taste better than most of the others in its class. Won't hurt your wallet and good enough.

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Photo of AllFineThings
3.4/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of latackbeer
4.26/5  rDev +58.4%
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.

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Photo of smokinyodas
3.5/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Probably one of my favorite Miller beers that was a popular and inexpensive drink choice back in our college days. Malt Liquor is not for everyone, but when I drink these beers from the widemouth “Green Grenade" I tend to lose count. Overall Mickey's has a mild sweet taste, some mild hops, low bitterness, high carbonation, and there’s a slight graininess to the palate that lingers into the finish. On football nights when friends come over they tend to pick out these beers over the higher rated ones.

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Photo of BuffaloBilly
2.51/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a very yellow color with a thin retaining head. Immediatly smelled and tasted corn adjuncts. Tasted pretty sweet and malty. Not too bad for 1.50 a 40, definetly the better of the malt liqours. But if you were looking for a premium brew this isn't it, its just cheap beer.

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Photo of Gaben
3.72/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mickey's I cant believe this stuff isnt rated among the tops 3's in malt liquor's , one of my fav beers with or without the differnt styles.

Appearance is plain , close to all the green bottle beers because I hardly ever pour malts out of the bottle.

The taste is pretty goot , It taste's like a dirty rolling rock / not as smooth but nice to drink or even slam at times.

Drinking this stuff is pretty easy , nothing you'll wanna puke on , simple because its a fine malt liquor and I recommend it too any beer drinker.

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Photo of netrioter
3.48/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz grenade 6 pack = $7 dollars at some podunk liquor store in Argos Indiana.

Mickeys has always been the "gentleman" of malt liquors to me...it dont really taste like a traditional malt liquor...its got that slight Heineken skunk to it but its more like a regular beer.

It can be a bit unwieldy in a 40 oz and you let it get warm...it turns really gassy and sweet.

served cold in the grenade...these are extremely poundable...my record is 3 seconds.lol

tastes more like a Heineken than a malt liquor...if Heineken is your bag...you may want to give Mickey's a try...just dont let it get too warm. If youre new to or want to try your first malt liquor....i definitely recommend Mickey's

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Photo of KaaosMachine
3.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

One of the better malt liquors. It tastes like a really good adjunct lager. There's nothing to compare it to other than Private Stock and Colt 45 and it's been tee than those. I'll always enjoy a Mickey's!

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Photo of RustythePelican
2.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Mickey's . . . it is what it is. Poured with a small, thin head into a pint glass (I know, I know . . .). Smell is grain and alcohol, better than most malts, but not particularly nice. Taste is inoffensive, a little sweet, and extremely easy to drink. The wide mouth (on the grenade 12 ozers) encourages one to consume Mickey's quickly, which is recommended. I occasionally experience a metallic aftertaste after consuming Mickey's, but it was pleasantly absent from this review.

A good choice for a malt liquor, and at 5.6% ABV, it's easy to have more than one.

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Photo of glamphetamine
1.85/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of iRaven99664
1.43/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

DAFUQ! WHY? Once the alcohol destroys your palate, it allows you to get past the chemicals used to make this atrocity. Once the alcohol hits your brain you tend not to give a shit. Low 5.6% abv? I had two 8%ers yeasterday and i didntmfeel this buzzed. Must be the impurities giving me instant hangover? I Hate You Miller!

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Photo of fff
2.88/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

A: Looks like yellow, fizzy beer. No head. No lacing.

S: Low quality beer and metal smell. Not a pleasant smell, but not the worst I've experienced.

T: See above but replace "smell" with "taste." Metal taste with carbonation and not much else. Not very good at all.

M: Fizzy and watery. It doesn't stick to your tongue, though, which is a good thing.

D: Very drinkable, if you can stomach this stuff. I would only drink it if I were broke and higher gravity brews were unavailable.

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Photo of mfreire212
2.73/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

OK, is there any other way to really enjoy this offering then from a big mouth bottle? You have to like the barrel design and the puzzles on the bottom of the cap are interesting to ponder (although they get much harder the more of this you drink).

A: poured really cold (from the cooler) into a pint glass. Light yellow, almost clear color. Bright, white head which vanishes quickly. Leaves some residue on the glass as you drink your way to the bottom.

S: not much going on here, perhaps I muted things a bit with the serving temperature. After a few minutes, I detected the faint smell of sweet corn.

T: smooth, actually. I was a bit apprehensive before the first sip, since other malt liquors that I have tried are pretty harsh (talking to you King Cobra). A bit sweet at first, followed by a moderate bite on the back end.

M: pretty watery, which is enhanced by how quickly it leaves the palate.

D: you could definitely drink a few of these, especially for the price. However, I have a feeling that you would be making reservations for a pretty good headache the next day. Overall, there are worse malt liquors out there, so Mickey's gets my vote if you are in the mood for some malt.

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Photo of Deadstar
2.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I spent a few minutes at my favorite bottle shop and picked this up. I wasn't looking to buy anything expensive, so this easily fit the bill. Anyways, on to the review.

Appearance: Nothing really notable, straw yellow in color with a 2 finger fizzy head when poured into my glass. The head subsides quickly and the drink itself is quite carbonated.

Smell: Not much in the nose here, something sweet perhaps?

Taste: Sweet, but you can also taste a touch of alcohol on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Quite a bit of carbonation but not really heavy. Not unpleasant.

Drinkability: This one goes down pretty easy and doesn't feel that filling. Quite drinkable.

To be honest, I kind of like the "Crappy" malt liquors. Many come in large sizes (40oz) and I can sit and enjoy a movie or other entertainment and unwind with them on the cheap. Overall, I've had other ML's that aren't as pleasant to drink as this one. Not too bad.

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Photo of MeMyselfNAles7
3.72/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This is a good brew for the summer days. Everything from beach, to lakes, pool parties or BBQ's. The bottle is very deceiving, but the contents are ok. Very Good Cheap brew IMO

Pours a pale golden brew with a full white crown. No alchol taste or scent. Nice barley and sweet malts. Crisp refreshing and smooth taste. Nice aftertaste.

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Photo of jantonius
3.35/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Darker Golden, Champagne Look

S: Smells a little malty, nothing overwhelming

T: As far as Malt Liquor goes, incredibly refrshing - very alcohol forward

M: Slightly Carbonated, buttery feeling in your mouth

D: An amazingly drinkable Malt Liquor -- My favorite of all.

Nothing beats this classic in the Green Wide Mouth Bottle.

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Mickey's from Miller Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.