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Mickey's - Miller Brewing Co.

Not Rated.

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1,105 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,105
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 2.48
pDev: 31.45%
Wants: 10
Gots: 124 | 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:
Beer added by: pezoids on 07-03-2001

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Photo of Bunuelian
2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of KeefD
2.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Oh Mickey's, how you remind me of High School! Grenade time. Pours a crystal clear yellow color with a large white head that left decent lacing, surprisingly. Aroma is all corn and adjunct with the lightest possible amount of hops, but still somewhat noticeable. Grainy and dry on the tongue, only hints of sweetness on the back end before turning dry again. Graininess and corn is about all there is to say about this one. It's not as good out of a glass as it is directly from the grenade. Probably the only malt liquor I can handle drinking.

Photo of dagubna
2.2/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of bort11
1.98/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

My crazy Irish fried swears by Mickey's for when ever we are slumming it. Strangely enough, I've never had one until now.

12 oz stubby green bottle with a wide mouth. Poured into an oversized mug, there is an initial fizzy white head that quickly recedes to nothing. No lacing. Color is a clear straw yellow with medium amounts of carbonation.

Smell is sweet and grainy. Corn is obvious. Taste is also pretty sweet, but not overbearing. A hint of alcohol spices things up.

Mouthfeel is light in body, but harsh in texture. It's a brainless and guilty pleasure.

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1/5  rDev -59.7%

Photo of zoso1967
2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of colts9016
2.89/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass at 35 degrees

Appearance: A one finger foamy with good retention. The head left some lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is a pale straw color with yellow highlights. There is a lot of effervescence in the beer. The clarity of the beer is clear.

Nose: A mild grain aroma. There are notes of yeasty bread crust, malty sweetness, and corn. There are subtle hints of floral, and fruity esters and solvents.

Taste: A semi strong corn flavor with it's sweetness is the first thing you taste. There is notes of barley, floral, and fruity esters. There are light notes of solvents, phenols.

The mouth feel is sweet, dry, and carbonated.

Overall: The body of the beer is medium and the finish is medium too. This isn't a bad malt beer, it is slightly watery and the corn flavor is a little too much. I am glad I got to try it.

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2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -29.4%

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2/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of jimmah120
3/5  rDev +21%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz 'grenade' best by Jul 17 2012

Look is a pale yellow with a thin film that barely passes as a head. Smell is typical adjunct smell: corn and skunky grains, maybe a touch of hops. Taste is crisp grain, some corn, barley, and a slight hint of citrus. Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated, without the watery feel that you might expect.

Overall this is my preferred 'forty' and not a bad cheap brew. Give it a shot.

Photo of soulgrowl
2.13/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

Photo of Stigs
2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of cdkrenz
2.87/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Short/Long & S wheat

A - Clear orange body with fizzy head that comes quick but is gone just as fast.

S - Malt and soap scent.

T - Thick malty flavor. It seems to carry with it a sublte honey flavor.

M - It has a heavy feel to it. The flavor is felt on the very center of my tongue.

~ Great to session in my opinion. For the price you really are getting a decent beer. I'll have another.

"Short & Sweet"

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2/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

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1/5  rDev -59.7%

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2/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

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2/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +51.2%

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3/5  rDev +21%

Photo of EagleTalon
2.98/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A sweet, cooked corn-tasting concoction with a rough, alcohol-induced mouthfeel and warm-fuzzy brain feel. I drink this stuff frosty-cold from the freezer to get warmed up--how's that for irony. If I were to become a full-time alky, I'd buy this stuff by the case. Since I'm not, I'm happy stashing an occasional sixpack in the freezer for a while to share with friends at parties. The 4.0 for appearance is for the green stubby bottles which make drinking Mickeys fun.

Update: I revised the ratings. This stuff is not bad. It ain't an award winner but it is not repulsive. I'd spend my money on this before I would overpriced heineken. It won't impress anyone but it tastes OK and gets teh job done. Time to Party.

Photo of chcfan
3/5  rDev +21%

Mickey's from Miller Brewing Co.
59 out of 100 based on 1,105 ratings.