Milwaukee's Best
Miller Brewing Co.

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Lager - Adjunct
1.81 | pDev: 40.88%
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: Formerly Milwaukee's Best Premium
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md3kcn from Ohio

1.28/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Purchased as a single 12oz can from Marathon for $.99. Poured into a pils glass.

L - Yellow and clear with a minimal bright-white head that goes away not less than five seconds after the pour.
S - Wet hay, mildew-strewn corn flakes, and metal; the latter I'll blame on the can.
T - Musky corn and mineral, but that's about it.
F - Light-bodied, but not in the way of a light beer. Very thin. Medium carbonation. Surprisingly easy to drink.
O - If this is Milwaukee's best, they should probably stop making beer. I feel ripped off paying less than a dollar for it. I won't buy this again, and I highly recommend avoiding it.

Jul 24, 2021
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DCH from New York

4.37/5  rDev +141.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a slightly darker shade of yellow, deeper than most beers for this style. Transparent and bubbly, head does not last long after the pour. Smell is of grain, barley... the adjunct smell not as noticeable as I would assume. The taste similar to the smell, body was light to medium, very pleasant in comparison to many other adjunct lagers in this style. This beer does not deserve the low ratings that it gets IMO - just because it’s cheap does not mean it’s bad. On the contrary, I’d go so far as to say this is one of the best in the style. My go to for a value beer is High Life, but Milwaukee’s best premium has a little bit more character and less of the cooked vegetable taste that High Life typically comes with. It’s an outstanding product for the style, and a great beer overall.

Apr 07, 2021
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JuliusBonsall from Pennsylvania

1.3/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

My dad used to tell me things like “I’m proud of you son” and “I love you.” It was late Summer 1982, on the eve of my 9th birthday, that I came out to him. As a Beast, that is. He tombstoned me into the dumpster of the Hardee’s we’d been squatting behind. That’s the last time I spoke to my father before a tic-tac-toe accident cut his life tragically short.

It wasn’t all bad, growing up without a dad. For one, I could drink my Milwaukee’s Best without risk of castigation. His absence forced my mom out of the competitive wombat pit-fighting world and back into something a little more suited to raising kids. Good timing – turns out wombat rings are illegal in the states. From there on, she was an assiduous home-schooler. By my 12th girthday, I’d porked up to a very loose 315 lbs and had mastered every language of Middle Earth.

It was at an LoTR convention at the local library in hot, wet Chickasaw, Alabama, that I met my soulmate. I’d been impressing the shit out of some babes with my fluent Elvish—one was definitely ready to administer the blumpkin—and from across the room comes Gordon Blevins. He’s majestic. One flowing braid like a budding Jedi, one glistening tooth, and no pants whatsoever. The babes dispersed and started barfing; I was rapt. We didn’t even speak. We just locked eyes, nodded knowingly, and rollerbladed back to my mom’s for some Beast.

Anyways, I guess it looks, smells, and tastes like somebody wizzed in your corn flakes. Cheers!

Dec 28, 2020
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jkblr from Indiana

2.86/5  rDev +58%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

16oz can stamped JAN2720 (really hoping that wasn't the BB date 9 months ago) poured into a mug at fridge temp 4.8% ABV. The beer pours bright light straw yellow with off white head. The head recedes to a fluffy ring and leaves some lacing. The aroma is yeasty, corny & grainy with moderate intensity. The taste is semisweet corn & vegetable with noticeable diacetyl leading into a lightly tangy, oily moderately bitter finish. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with above average carbonation and an undry finish. Overall, poor. Looks great in the glass and then goes down from there.

Sep 18, 2020
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Dragoncheese from Kentucky

3.35/5  rDev +85.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: golden/amber looks a lot better than most cheap beers with nice carbonation bubbles and decent lacing.

Smell: The worst thing about this beer. An almost moldy, corn, alcohol smell.

Taste: much better than the smell or look. On par with Hamms, Bud Light, etc. Very easy to drink and nothing that is off-putting, but also nothing memorable. Usually consistent but I've had some batches that we're not as fresh-tasting and too much corn/sweetness.

Feel: carbonation with a light flavor makes this one feel great, much better out of a can vs. poured.

Overall: look at this beer as the McD's dollar menu burger of beers. Taste per value is amazing. A dollar burger doesn't taste like filet mignon but hits the spot for cheap. This beer doesn't taste like a $20 IPA, but it is a great taste for the value.

Of all the Milwaukee Best beers (Light, Ice, and Premium) this is the best tasting and the most easy-drinking one. This is my go-to daily drinker, some of that has to do with the fact I can get a 6pack of pints for $4 from the convenience store next door.

Aug 18, 2020
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Eric50 from Wisconsin

2.35/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce can poured into a plastic handled souvenir mug. Golden yellow which is typical for lager. No foam to speak of. Smell is of grain and cereal. The taste is also typical but not as bad as Budweiser. There was an odd aftertaste that did go away. Mouthfeel was watery but that is to be expected. Overall not bad for a "lawnmower" beer. Perfect on a hot day.

Jul 15, 2020
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hottenot from North Carolina

1.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

The only thing this is good for is getting shitfaced on 24 cans for about $8.00.
That's it.
Tastes like putrid water with alcohol in it.
No Hops touched this vapid creation.
No Malt ever came close to the 100% corn.
However, my brother and I were once quite poor.
Got free tickets to a NASCAR race! Because I worked at precision tune at the time.
Tim Richmond was driving the Old Milwaukee car and we had about 24 each.
Good times when he won.

May 19, 2020
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.39/5  rDev +87.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Best before 2/24/20; consumed on 2/4/20

Pours a crystal clear deep golden body capped with over two fingers of tight, fluffy white foam; decent head retention yields vague chunks of cap, a frothy collar, and a layered, thin, soapy lacing.

Aromas are surprisingly blunt and verge on refined, with honeyed grain dominant upfront and followed quickly by fresh bread crust, toasted corn husk, and fresh grass subtleties with a vague metallic tinge.

Taste profile is primarily one-dimensional but steady, with grainy sweetness cut only slightly with light grassy tones; a drawn-out, dull metallic lingering persists far past the finish.

Mouthfeel offers a light body and blunt but quick higher-end carbonation while a mild grit sits steadily along the palate and provides a pleasant balancing factor into a short, briefly quenching and dry close.

For an AAL so straightforward and lacking much depth, it does well in presenting a flavorful punch in spots; add in a quenching, easy feel on the palate and it makes for a surprisingly solid overall package for the style.

Feb 05, 2020
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cardfan212 from Minnesota

2.71/5  rDev +49.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Drank from a 12 ounce can. Scores are based on the style.

Look - An instant way to improve this can: remove the diagonal blue stripe, put a thin black outline around the badge, and make the font black. Otherwise good.

Smell - Aggressively sweet and corny. After a minute with it, though, the odor is almost undetectable.

Taste - Bland and forgettable, a vague metallic sweetness. Nothing offensive, but nothing noteworthy.

Feel - A decent body with moderate carbonation. Easy going and simple.

Overall - It's lack of anything is its strongest feature. This would make a good party beer.

Jan 19, 2020
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elNopalero from California

1.33/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

The name is misleading, as this is quite possibly Milwaukee’s worst beer… There’s nothing here I can recommend, unless you want a headache after drinking. Hard pass.

Nov 29, 2019
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Tantonys from Maine

1.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Washed-out miller. Mostly corny, little or no malt, light hops. Basically only good for washing down hot dogs at a BBQ. Nothing to write home about, loaded with GMOs.

Oct 26, 2019
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.37/5  rDev +86.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

(12 oz can, NOV1819, $2 special at Dirty Frank's...requested glass and received one ... poured can into Guinness pint)

Decent head on pour, pale straw golden color, clear; head recedes slow, laces a little... bit of a dried grassy aroma, faint whiff of bready pils malt; not much in the way of ester/phenol or alcohol; pallid overall intensity... malt flavor somewhere in between water cracker and white bread; extra dry grainy malt, almost tastes unmalted; very little discernible bitterness; as it goes, the dominant flavor is that of a watered-down malt liquor... light, clean, shapeless body; refreshing; bit of mellow sizzle in the finish; little alcohol presence...

Thrill finding this for cheap and avoiding having to nab a 30 just for a review... somehow drier than most of its contemporaries; surprised this isn't a light lager... got it out of the way, and in a fun environment (1545, 50th AAL)

Oct 06, 2019
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OllieStalz from New York

1.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Honestly, it is what it is. Don't expect much when drinking it. It isn't the worst tasting beer, but it also isn't average. It's somewhere between bad and average. However, when extremely cold it isn't the worst. It does have a metallic/alcohol taste, but not as bad as steel reserve (yikes). If you're looking to get drunk without a lot of cash, get you a six-pack of these bad boys and throw them all the way in the back of the top shelf of the fridge so they get super cold (that's if you have a faulty fridge lol)

May 21, 2019
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Livyatan1996 from Missouri

1.89/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

yet another journey in cheap gas station beer runs. i knew exactly what i was getting into when i bought this and was still a bit disappointed. great. dumped part of the massive 32oz can into a pint glass to find a darker shade of gold than i expected with a head that disappeared immediately. carbonation in noticeable without ever taking a sip. smells like not much, a bit of light malt notes like the rest of these type brews and not much more. taste is a fleeting hint of sweet corn and cereal grains and fades away pretty quickly. drinks smoothly enough but at the end of the day i just can't say i'm a fan of this one despite my usual lenient approach to a beer i spent less than 2 bucks on.

May 04, 2019
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DaveyCream from Ohio

1.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Another low budget beer that we drank in college since we did not have much money at all. Never saw the look since I always drank out of a can. Aroma was fine. Taste and feel were a bit much at times, but this beer was just meant for being drunk, not for taste. Based off that description, my standards were not high, so this beer more than sufficed. If you are looking for a nice beer to have with dinner, this is not your choice.

Mar 23, 2019
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Brook82 from Ohio

2.85/5  rDev +57.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

One of my college days go to brews. There were/are plenty of bottom shelf beers, and I tried a lot of 'em when I worked at drive thrus in Ohio. There was a reason my friends and I drank this stuff, it tasted ok, similar to other AAL's, and was less expensive. Looks are average for style with faint aroma. Taste unoffensive, carbonation kinda heavy. Finish ok, tolerable with no sharp aftertaste. Considering price, a good beer if you're low on cash.

Jan 29, 2019
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Buckeye55 from North Carolina

1.75/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Another college throwback. Would run out to buy cases of this stuff before the stores closed when we ran out of decent beer and didn't have much money left.

Jan 24, 2019
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xolectic from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +134.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Purchased in a 16 oz six pack of cans.

Look: Golden, modest head retention and decent lacing.

Smell: Corn and barley malt. A little sour.

Taste: Surprisingly malty but still a little watery. A little hoppier than a lot of cheap AALs (including Best Light and Ice). I would say it's similar, but a little better than PBR and Hamm's. A little sour, but a good balance of malt, adjunct corn, and grassy hops. Does not have the metallic or excessively sour flavor of Best Ice.

Feel: Light body and very clean finish. A slightly greasy feel. One of the most refreshing beers. Somewhat watery compared to High Life.

Overall: Not too much body, but but a very refreshing and clean taste. The best beer in its ABV and price range ($3.99 a six pack of pint cans). Kind of like a mix of High Life, PBR, and Hamm's. Definitely recommended for the style.

Jan 15, 2019
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GreenBadger from Wisconsin

2.93/5  rDev +61.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Actually reviewed on 11/9/2018. BB date 2019. Poured from a standard 12 ounce can into a pint glass. Decent head of foam w/some good lacing clinging to the sides of the glass. Faint smell of grains and possible grass clippings. The taste was slightly sweet but not overwhelming. Very slight aftertaste and loads of carbonation so burps galore. There was some watery feel as to be expected with this particular style of beer. Over all very good. Milwaukee's Best was crisp and tasted best cool but not ice cold. Refreshing after yard work or other chores. Goes well with pizza, burgers, wings, etc. I must disagree with "The Bros" who rated this awful. It isn't bad and I would happily drink this over the crap that passes for beer from AB-Inbev any day.

Nov 10, 2018
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bought a 15-pack cans Don Quijote $9.49
Clear light golden color
Medium mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Malt, corn taste
Overall not that great, but is priced cheap so ok for the price. Wouldn't buy it again.

Oct 26, 2018
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dcotom from Iowa

3.06/5  rDev +69.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12-ounce can into a vintage hollow-stemmed goblet. Pale golden color, with a two-finger white head. Decent retention, not much lacing. Aromas and flavors of light bready malt and sour apple cider, with some damp-grass earthiness. Low bitterness and not overly sweet, with quite a bit of sourness lingering on a slightly astringent finish. Sampled at somewhat above fridge temperature. Colder might be better. Even so, not too bad.

Aug 26, 2018
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Foyle from North Carolina

3/5  rDev +65.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz can into shaker glass. A 2"+ bubbly white head falls at a moderate pace with some mild lacing. Color is pale straw with abundant streaming carbonation. Aroma barley malt and cereal grain. Mouthfeel is light, slightly papery with a dry finish. Flavor is mild combination of lightly toasted malt, a little corn sweetness, maybe a hint of hops. Overall: it is ok beer for having while watching a game or having a burger...and it is very inexpensive. But flavor is just lacking.

Aug 12, 2018
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gmark from Illinois

5/5  rDev +176.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

considering the low rating this beer has, I was prepared for some awful beer like steel reserve. I was quite shocked that this is a solid, refreshing beer. Maybe a little rougher, with not quite a clean a finish than Budweiser, but hey, its half the price of comparable beers, and better than a PBR or high life. Considering the price and taste, this deserves a 5 rating

Jul 10, 2018
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odannyob from Colorado

2.58/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is one of them brews one has after a hard day or night of reality work; what's left in the 'fridge after your brother left a few there, a few weeks ago; what you maybe be able to afford to buy, "when you're broke and outta work." A fair, solid, drinkable brew.

Jun 14, 2018
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superspak from North Carolina

3.21/5  rDev +77.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

24 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 7/16/2018. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread, light biscuit dough, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. A bit too fruity aromas, but not overwhelming. Okay aromas with pale malt/corn and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread, light biscuit dough, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread, light biscuit dough, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Solid robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Nicely clean on lager flavors, not overly fruity. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly bready/grainy, and lightly sticky hop mouthfeel that is good. A bit thin, but not watery finish. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a decent pale adjunct lager style. Solidly flavorful for the ABV. Nice clean malt/grains and decent earthy hop balance. Was a bit too heavy on the corn, but definitely enjoyable for the style.

May 05, 2018
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