Milwaukee's Best
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Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #459
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
47
Ranked #48,057
Avg:
1.8 | pDev: 40.56%
Reviews:
276
Ratings:
817
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Miller Brewing Co.
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
47
Awful
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Notes: Formerly Milwaukee's Best Premium
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Photo of Tantonys
1.74/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.37/5  rDev +87.2%
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)

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Photo of OllieStalz
1.99/5  rDev +10.6%
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)

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Photo of Livyatan1996
1.89/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Photo of DaveyCream
1.7/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of Brook82
2.83/5  rDev +57.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My college days go to brew. Look, 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 "The Beast.". Looks are average with faint aroma. Taste unoffensive, carbonation kinda heavy. Finish not the smoothest, but tolerable. Considering price, a good beer if you're low on cash at the end of the month.

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Photo of Buckeye55
1.75/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of xolectic
4/5  rDev +122.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Purchased in a 16 oz six pack of cans and poured into a 16 oz beer mug.

Look: Golden, modest head retention and decent lacing.

Smell: Very faint, smell a little sweet malt.

Taste: Surprisingly malty but still a little watery. More malt taste than many cheap beers, also plenty of corn. Tastes like saltine crackers. Unsurprisingly close to Milwaukee's Best Light. A hint of hops provides only the slightest bitterness.

Feel: Very light body and very clean finish. Ever so slightly greasy, but less so than many beers (the worst offender being Hamm's). One of the most refreshing beers.

Overall: A fairly bland beer but a very refreshing and clean one. One of the better sub-premium AALs from a macro brewer.

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Photo of GreenBadger
2.93/5  rDev +62.8%
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.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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Photo of dcotom
3.06/5  rDev +70%
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.

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Photo of Foyle
3/5  rDev +66.7%
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.

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Photo of gmark
5/5  rDev +177.8%
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

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Photo of odannyob
2.58/5  rDev +43.3%
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.

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Photo of superspak
3.21/5  rDev +78.3%
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.

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Photo of kboe1313
1.87/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

The beer has a noticable pungent smell to it. Drinking the beer, you can taste it as well, very off-putting. The body is light and watery, with a strong nasty after taste. You'll need to drink a few of these before you can get over the gross taste of the beer. It's a good thing this is a budget beer.

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Photo of Sam15000
2.1/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

You can get hamms or pabst for about the same price. Either of those are better than this, but if this is all that's available then at least it is drinkable.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
2.92/5  rDev +62.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from giant can into giant pils glass. Crystal-clear straw color with a fee fingers of soft, white head that dissolves quickly. No lacing. Sweet aroma, some grain, some grass. Surprisingly full flavor, not what I was expecting. Can this be the same beer I pounded as an undergrad years and years ago? Sweet bread and grain with some grassy hop notes. Thin feel. Much better than a few other cheap AALs out there in my opinion.

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Photo of guitar_vikings
2.35/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I am drinking the 3.2 abw (4.0 abv) version of Milwaukee’s best, due to Oklahoma laws. It’s a cheaper macro beer so it is, what it is. It tastes sweeter than other cheap macros. Other than that it’s just a run of the mill macro American style lager. If you are on a budget and want to try something other than Keystone or Busch, give it a drink!

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Photo of Hackattack
2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Okay this is cheap beer, but it is what it is. I got this for around 9 bucks a case. Drink it AFTER you have a few or more good beers and it's not that bad. Wait until your taste buds are insensitive. Yes, it's pretty nasty.

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Photo of jwc215
2.23/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

32 oz. can:

Pours golden with a short-lived head. Little to no lacing.

The smell is faint. Nothing really. Barely even a generic "beer" aroma.

The taste is of very light, watered down bread. Not too sweet. No bitterness. Nothing really. Abrupt watery finish.

It is as refreshing as cool, crisp water. Typical cheap beer water quality.

It's a cheap beer. There are better cheap beers. There are worse. Inoffensive as a whole.

A friend/neighbor gave this to me today. For the price I paid, not terrible. For the price it goes for...could be worse.

I really thought I had reviewed this when I lived in Milwaukee. Guess I never put the review in.

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Photo of pro45
3.1/5  rDev +72.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Light straw yellow with a billowy head. Smells is sweet corn, malts, rice, faint hops. Taste follows the nose. Very crisp and clean with good carb. Has a bite going down. Some slight alcohol presence. Definitely a solid choice for what it is. I prefer this over Bud, Miller, Pabst, Rolling Rock, Heineken. At $6.99 a 12 pack, how can you go wrong?

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Photo of daliandragon
2.34/5  rDev +30%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Okay, so this is a famously cheap, college beer. We mostly drank Beast Light in college but this is essentially the same thing. Pours too light to be called golden. There is a head but it dies to nothing quickly. Nose is grainy adjunct.

Flavor isn't anywhere near good, and is definitely sporting some corn, but doesn't make me quiver with its wretchedness, so that's a plus. Texture is thin and watery but that's really okay. This is made for keggers and tailgating, and for those purposes, it really isn't so awful.

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Photo of gandres
2.12/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle poured to pint glass very cold beer
Appearance: Light yellow, big white foam
Aroma: scent smell of malt, nothing else
Taste: not really great, watery
Mouth feel: very carbonated
Overall: good beer, repeat: no look for: no
drank:

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Photo of HopHunter19
3.15/5  rDev +75%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - they obviously redid the can and I have to say i don't like the changes all that much. It's basic, simple, looks newer i guess.
S - surprisingly big american hop presence - grassy, piney, earthy. Bready malts. Surprisingly good!
T - taste follows the nose. This is a cheap beer for those who actually like the taste of beer. Hop presence is there - mostly grassy and earthy with some piney-ness on there. Bready malt in the background.
M - light mouthfeel, alcohol covered, aftertaste is bready malts, earthy hops
O - i can see why this is popular among older guys that i know. Its a (very) cheap aal that actually tastes like beer. It's the best of the super budget aal's and possibly the best of the aal's that i've had. Side by side of this and PBR is needed.

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