Milwaukee's Best | Miller Brewing Co.

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53
awful
766 Ratings
THE BROS
48
awful
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
millercoors.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Milwaukee's Best Premium

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
766
Reviews:
253
Avg:
2.07
pDev:
36.23%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
122
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 766 |  Reviews: 253
Photo of Nace4
1.93/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of pro45
3.1/5  rDev +49.8%
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 Thomas_Wikman
2.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.8/5  rDev +83.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jlabs
1.51/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
1/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of caburdette51
1/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of fthegiants
1/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Sexmortus
1.24/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of mattreitz49
1.58/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of daliandragon
2.34/5  rDev +13%
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 BrewNoob1
2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JLK7299
2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of SebastianMandeville
1.1/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

What is this abomination? Avoid.

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Photo of Urk1127
2.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of gandres
2.12/5  rDev +2.4%
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 bigedal60
1/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Oidmoe
2.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of LooseMoose1978
2.5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of HopHunter19
3.15/5  rDev +52.2%
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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Photo of Spikester
3.22/5  rDev +55.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear pale gold with two fingers of large bubble head that departs quickly. A few splotches of lace.
Smell is a bit of grain bin.
Taste is grainy with a detectable hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with ample carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and mildly bitter.
Overall a fine cheap AAL. Not as good as many I could name but pretty decent for this price point.
This beer was the new lager label with a 4.8% abv.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.96/5  rDev +43%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

*This is the new 4.8% version*

2.96/5: Once a beast, now a wholly acceptable adjunct lager that happens to be dirt cheap

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.82/5  rDev +84.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The look is a standard American adjunct lager pale straw golden color with a soapy white head made of large white bubbles and lots streaming bubbles.
Sweet bready smell that has a watery smell that comes across a bit metallic.
The taste is also filled with sweet notes and actually does have just a hint of a metallic taste.
Mouth feel is fairly light and finishes fairly crisp.
Not a bad beer at all. The metallic smell does not carry over as heavy into the taste as what I am picking up on the nose. The price point on this beer is really crazy as well with a 30 pack running around $15. On my can it says that the ABV is 4.3% as opposed to the 4.5% stated on BA which seems odd. I do know they are switching this out to be called Milwaukees Best Lager and it is reported to be formulated at 4.8% ABV. I look forward to seeing what will be done with the newest variant of this one.

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Photo of Schlitz74
1.67/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

This is a cheap below average beer, with very little taste or flavor, it is bland and watery, nothing special here

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Photo of Determined_021
1.32/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

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