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Mickey's - Miller Brewing Co.

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994 Ratings

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Ratings: 994
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 2.5
pDev: 30.8%
Wants: 8
Gots: 53 | 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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2.75/5  rDev +10%

Budinetz, Aug 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev +20%

Giantspace, Dec 15, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -40%

Hendrick24, Jun 27, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -30%

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

ramrod666, Apr 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +30%

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%

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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2.75/5  rDev +10%

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

Rihup, Jun 03, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -10%

BYOFB, Apr 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev 0%

RDW, Oct 19, 2013
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2/5  rDev -20%

Wobbly, Sep 07, 2014
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2.08/5  rDev -16.8%

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
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2.9/5  rDev +16%

Served in a snifter

Thanks to TMoney2591...i guess, since he made me try this for the swillfest 1.5

This beer pours a clear golden orange with a white foam that doesn't last long. The smell is pretty mellow, some concentrated malt notes of course. I really don't mind the smell it's sweet on the nostrils. The taste is bitter and rancid. Though it's not so much horrid as just not really that pleasant. The mouthfeel is decent as is the drinkability of this beer. For an AML it's pretty darn good, otherwise I wouldn't choose to drink it.

Vdubb86, Dec 24, 2010
Photo of CalgaryFMC
2.78/5  rDev +11.2%

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
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3/5  rDev +20%

fuzzcherry, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
3.05/5  rDev +22%

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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3/5  rDev +20%

BJasny, Jan 20, 2012
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2.42/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

chilidog, Sep 30, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev +40%

MaddDogg84, Oct 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev 0%

tclipse, Apr 12, 2014
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2.08/5  rDev -16.8%

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

Shadman, May 11, 2007
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2.83/5  rDev +13.2%

Good ol' Mickey's malt liquor. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Supder duper clear body that is straw to golden in color. About a half inch of head. Some alright lacing left behind.

Smells of minerals and cereal. That's about it.

Tastes of grain, cereal, corn, and a hint of sugar. No hops. Kind of like Coors Light only a little stronger.

Quite light in body, well carbonated. Standard macro american type lager feel.

Pretty easy to drink. One of my favorites in college.

billshmeinke, Sep 10, 2010
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2/5  rDev -20%

mikepcarney, Apr 08, 2012
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2/5  rDev -20%

JellyJacket, Dec 05, 2012
Mickey's from Miller Brewing Co.
60 out of 100 based on 994 ratings.