Milwaukee's Best
Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
American Adjunct Lager
1.89 | pDev: 39.15%
Nov 30, 2022
Aug 18, 2001
Formerly Milwaukee's Best Premium
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Rated by rojoes from New York

2.19/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25
Cheap beer and not good.
Nov 30, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

1.25/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25
This was our lowest common denominator beer. I somehow successfully encouraged friends to drink this abysmal swill. It was saving us nickles for sure vs Bud, and got the job done. The hangovers from stuff like this and are thankfully a thing of youth, pollution only a youthful body could withstand!
Mar 31, 2022
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Reviewed by Kevinski from Ohio

3.19/5  rDev +68.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
I miss this plain but very drinkable lager. One of Miller's cheaper offerings but it was crisp, clean and consistent in taste. Similar to Genesee, it tasted of barley malt, corn and water but it was refreshing. Molsen Coors did an injustice by retiring the best of the three products. The light version is "ok" but lacks of flavor. The ice version tastes of fusel alcohol and was only kept around because it gave a quicker buzz. Honestly, Hamm's, Milwaukee's Best Premium & Banquet are the best of Molsen Coor's offerings. High Life has an off putting indescribable nasty vegetable oil flavor that is only indicative of their main cheap lager. Hopefully Molsen Coor's will see the mistake that was made and bring back this staple American college and household beer.
Feb 15, 2022
Rated: 2.01 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Dfgghjjggh

1.77/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
Not that bad for an everyday cheap pale lager . Drinkable , which beast ice of course is not and I don't do any lite beers . The problem with this shit is you don't see it everywhere and it's usually not the cheapest . I can usually get old mill or mill lowlife for less.
Nov 26, 2021
Rated: 1.08 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 23, 2021
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

1.28/5  rDev -32.3%
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
Rated: 2.63 by GRhoads from Ohio

May 29, 2021
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Reviewed by DCH from New York

4.37/5  rDev +131.2%
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
Rated: 2.5 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Feb 05, 2021
Rated: 1.74 by arini10 from Oregon

Jan 19, 2021
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Reviewed by JuliusBonsall from Pennsylvania

1.3/5  rDev -31.2%
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
Rated: 2.89 by Jocose47 from Maryland

Nov 26, 2020
Rated: 1.25 by Paddy-loves-beer from Pennsylvania

Oct 16, 2020
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

2.86/5  rDev +51.3%
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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Reviewed by Dragoncheese from Kentucky

3.35/5  rDev +77.2%
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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Reviewed by Eric50 from Wisconsin

2.35/5  rDev +24.3%
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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Reviewed by hottenot from North Carolina

1.65/5  rDev -12.7%
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
Rated: 1.28 by Seshin from California

May 13, 2020
Rated: 2 by CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

Apr 07, 2020
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