Mickey's - Miller Brewing Co.
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3.15/5 rDev +25.5%
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.
04-24-2011 17:34:37 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
2.93/5 rDev +16.7%
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.
04-04-2012 00:16:46 | More by Darkmagus82
3/5 rDev +19.5%
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.
10-01-2006 02:52:22 | More by tgbljb
2.53/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
06-16-2004 01:49:16 | More by Gagnonsux
2.3/5 rDev -8.4%
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
06-28-2003 23:28:10 | More by Reidrover
2.53/5 rDev +0.8%
24oz can to pint.
Pours a light straw color with a fluffy, but coarse, white head that lays tinsel lacing around the top of the glass as it deflates. Not a bad look. Definitely the first time I've ever poured out a Mickey's. 3.5
Musty aroma with some damp smells of wet grain and cooked corn. Light lemon/citrus note, possibly from some hops. 2.5
Some fusel alcohol, cooked vegetables, musty grains, and a minty tea-like hop. Somewhat medicinal. Band-Aid flavor is here and there. Finishes like toothpaste, with some light bitterness to follow. Watery tasting, but expected to have been cut-back. 2.0
Feels sudsy, but it has some body to it. Not terribly difficult to drink. 2.5
Rating 3.5 as a Malt Liquor. Mickey's is the way to go for cheap.
09-20-2012 14:46:38 | More by thecheapies
2.03/5 rDev -19.1%
Cap rebus - "Meat" _ y + "oar" _ "match" (matchstick)
Appearance - poured about 7 to 8 ounces into a tasting glass. A pretty good head formed up, snow white bubbles. They leave pretty fast but do leave some trace lacing about. The color is a typical macro yellow with a hefty bead. For the style it's a rather good start.
Aroma - a good start undone. A funky kind of grain/vegetal sniff. Stale corn? I never really sniffed these pre-BA so this is a new thing for a beer I had many times many moons ago. Tames down to a touch of crackery malt but the stale veggies remain.
Taste - sweet, predictably corny and grainy up front, just a bare bite of hops on the swallow. Once the palate adjusts some other things pop up. I get a whiff/taste of something metal and even a light diluted urine-like aroma hitting as I drink. All the reason you need to keep these babies in the green pineapple they are sold in. With your lips on the wide mouth and your nose against the glass, this goes down far easier. I held my breath for the last few swallows from the glass. You gotta cut out the aroma when you drink it, that's the only way this beer makes a 2. Plus it does maintain a background hop presence so I can't totally sell him out. Probably the most impressive thing I can say is that although the hops are faint, they don't skunk in the green glass, at least mine didn't.
Mouthfeel - crisp, nicely light-bodied. Not filling at all really.
Drinkability - all depends. I will probably not buy this again for myself, but I will drink all 6 without a problem, keeping expectations realistic. This is a really cheap malt liquor designed to be more of an alcohol delilvery system than an attempt at a worthy malt liquor. I wouldn't drink more than one of these a night; just so you can have something else if you decide to have another.
10-05-2006 03:35:52 | More by brewdlyhooked13
2.68/5 rDev +6.8%
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.
10-29-2010 03:00:58 | More by scottfrie
2.93/5 rDev +16.7%
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.
01-03-2012 22:02:58 | More by gtermi
2.85/5 rDev +13.5%
40 ounce bottle from a local liquor store for $2.39
Did not look bad when I was pouring it, but then realized the poor smell
Taste is okay for considering what it is, probably in the top five of well known malt liquors
Friends love this one, so I had to see what all their fuss was about
Taste lasts long and is very drinkable as well
09-11-2007 21:47:03 | More by Floydster
2.5/5 rDev -0.4%
Pours a gold/yellow color. No lacing, strangely gigantic head that vanishes quickly.
Taste is bland malt. That's it. Just about nothing else. No real smell, no complexity. It is drinkable, and not an unpleasant beer, just not memorable.
Saw this way too many times during my college years.
09-29-2007 21:02:14 | More by Overlord
2.23/5 rDev -11.2%
A wide 40 oz, but not a wide mouth...oh, well. Clear pale gold, fugitive head of adjunct character and little duration. Aroma is fairly foul, very vegetal, almost cauliflower, with a pumice soap quality. Flavor is sweetish, but some apple skin qualities slightly redeem it. A little too carbonated for me, but it helps make up for missing hops and helps dry the finish. It felt a little stupid pouring this into a shake for evaluation, so it was good to pound the rest out of the bottle -- it reduces off aromas and brings back the memories, one high school party in particular.
11-21-2003 16:46:17 | More by ADR
Mickey's from Miller Brewing Co.
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