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Mickey's - Miller Brewing Co.

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1,026 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,026
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 2.5
pDev: 30.8%
Wants: 8
Gots: 66 | 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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1/5  rDev -60%

DrMindbender, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of BedetheVenerable
2.95/5  rDev +18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: 16oz green hornet can

Appearance: Light-medium golden beer with a very thin white cap

Smell: Sweet grain, a little vegetal, nothing much going on here quite honestly

Taste: Mild and sweet cereal grain with light metallic notes

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied

Drinkability: Fairly high

Conclusion: I have a soft spot in my heart for this because of SLC Punk! Um...that's about all I can say about it, it's a drinkable malt liquor...that is all

BedetheVenerable, Jul 11, 2009
Photo of IrishRedRock
3.3/5  rDev +32%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Every malt liquor I have ever had tastes terrible. However, Mickey's tastes more like a light beer and goes down like soda. My first experience with Mickey's was the stumpy wide mouth bottles, and they seem easy to chug. I think that's the whole point. Anyway, as far as malt liquor goes, this is probably the best tasting, but it also has the lowest alcohol content of a malt that I have seen.

IrishRedRock, Apr 17, 2002
Photo of cyrushire
2.5/5  rDev 0%

cyrushire, Feb 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +10%

Budinetz, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
3.05/5  rDev +22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a 40oz bottle. This is a great malt liquor but somewhat expensive for the low ABV.

A- Looks clear yellow with lots of carbonation and a foaming head

S- Smells like corn and wheat and a hint of alcohol

T- Tastes like it smells but with more of a wheat bread on the tongue and alcohol in the aftertaste.

M- Feels grainy and too alcoholic. OK carbonation covers some nasty feel

D- Drinks good enough to get me trashed very quickly

EnojysAnyBeer, Jun 07, 2008
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2.5/5  rDev 0%

kodt, Dec 13, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -30%

Knoxrb12, Mar 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +10%

EBeckett3, Aug 10, 2013
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1/5  rDev -60%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -20%

PappyVans, May 29, 2014
Photo of CalgaryFMC
2.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Enjoyed in the iconic wide-mouthed green bottle with riddle: "2 + picture of a hen + a picture of two animals that look like either cats or pigs + a picture of a winged insect" ... A fly! Got it! Extremely pale (just barely yellow) and uber-carbonated malt liquor with a sweet dank malt aroma like an old grainery full of corn husks. Ample corn on the nose is followed by the same on the palate, very sweet like old corn or corn syrup. A little fruity as well, maybe some almost vanilla-like floral notes. Extremely thin bodied and recalls soda water in this regard. Finish also pretty sweet with no discernible hop presence and a few fusel aromatics ... Not as much of the latter as higher ABV malt liquors. In all honesty this is not horrible if you realize beforehand what this beer style is supposed to embody: A sweet alcoholic tasting fizz bomb for mass consumption. I am tempted to try a Colt .45 now.

CalgaryFMC, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Shiloh
2.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Kinda brew that brings me back to my college daze, sitting around smoking something and drinking something, maybe this....
Who knows..can't remember...cheap high and economically sound.
In the grand scheme of things there is a place for this product, fortunately it is in my past...Now here it is again...anybody got a doobie? Led Zepplin...Wow...ever think about what Jason and Todd would look like with serious hair?
But seriously folks, nice light golden hue, taste is actually pretty well balanced...I enjoyed the memories, thanks Mickey's...

Shiloh, Jan 29, 2003
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3/5  rDev +20%

Giantspace, Dec 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +10%

ramrod666, Apr 29, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -10%

polopaul20, Jan 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev 0%

RDW, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of hwwty4
3.25/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

One of the biggest problems with reviewing Mickeys on a fine Beer Forward website like Beer Advocate is that to really review a beer, you have to pour it into a glass. This makes Mickeys loose a bit of its ambience. Nothings better than drinking a ice cold Mickeys tall boy or large mouth 40oz on a hot day or when you just want to get that Trailer Park feeling. So, with protest, I poured this tall boy into my Smokestack goblet and it came gushing out as a straw yellow with a big, fizzy white head. The aroma is sweet corn. The taste is a generic mild sweetness that sits easy on your tongue. I have always wished that Mickeys would come out with 12oz cans or at least 4 packs but alas, I don't think its going to happen. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated, to the point where it tickles your tongue. I think this is a very drinkable malt liquor. Unlike some of the other major Malt liquor brands, Mickeys is palatable and easy to drink. They don't try to push the envelope in terms of alcohol just to get you drunk. I'm sitting outside on a nice day, throwing some washers while sitting in a chair, watching my dogs, and smoking a Black and Mild. This friend, is Beer Nirvana.

hwwty4, Apr 28, 2008
Photo of Nerudamann
3.15/5  rDev +26%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Look - pale golden color with about half a finger's worth of almost white foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell - it smells like any malt liquor...very cereal like and a bit musky.

Taste and Mouthfeel - Also very cereal like in taste, and very light in general. Not much qualitative evidence of the taste. Texture is actually decent for a malt liquor.

Overall - definitely not the worst malt liquor I've had, but not interesting at all in taste.

Nerudamann, Apr 24, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -10%

BYOFB, Apr 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev +20%

BJasny, Jan 20, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +10%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +50%

Rihup, Jun 03, 2013
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2/5  rDev -20%

JellyJacket, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of Bookseeb
2.08/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance is a light golden yellow with a thick crisp head and fair lace for a malt liquor. Smell is slightly sweet with corn, yeasty with hops. Taste has the adjunct flavor to it, a little metallic and stale hops. Mouthfeel is is light with a good amount of carbonation. Not one I would willingly buy again, it kinda left a light bitter metallic aftertaste I didn't quite care for.

Bookseeb, Aug 22, 2009
Mickey's from Miller Brewing Co.
60 out of 100 based on 1,026 ratings.