Milwaukee's Best | Miller Brewing Co.

Milwaukee's BestMilwaukee's Best
BA SCORE
1.86/5
771 Ratings
Milwaukee's BestMilwaukee's Best
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
Ranking:
#44,208
Reviews:
255
Ratings:
771
pDev:
38.71%
Bros Score:
1.91
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
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Trade:
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1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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2/5  rDev +7.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
1.88/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of djrn2
2/5  rDev +7.5%

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2/5  rDev +7.5%

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2.75/5  rDev +47.8%

Photo of BEERchitect
1.75/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Aah it's a beaut. A true camper's beer. Would compete for the smash-the-can-on-your-head award. Unlike most beers, you have to drink at least four of them to decern any flavors at all. A powdery corn-like flavors. Some other vegetable and grain characteristics, but in too low of detection to identify. Quite metalic in taste and feel. Overcarbonate equals sandpaper on the toung. Light hop detection aids in drying and leaves the mouth void of flavor or body. I like this beer--It makes me appreciate other beers.

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Photo of kojevergas
1.65/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

32 fl oz aluminum can with well-designed label art acquired at the local 7-11 here in Richfield, Utah (I was desperate and there's nothing in this town). Reviewed live. Expectations are extremely low given the brewery. Best before September 16th, 2013. I don't see an ABV listed on the can.

Served cold. Side-poured gently as biting overcarbonation is anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger wide white colour head. No real creaminess. Thin, weak, pathetic. No lacing. Body colour is a bland water colour with a touch of diluted straw yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Straw, heavy corn adjunct, pilsner malts, and dirty stale barley. Some grains and cereals. By no means a clean or pleasant aroma. No hop character, yeast character, or alcohol is detectable. A crappy aroma of (fortunately) light strength.

T: Stale barley, straw, corn adjunct, and pilsner malts. Adjunct dominates. Heavy husks. Some middling cereals and grains. No hop character, yeast character, or alcohol comes through. Bland and boring as hell. No depth of flavour. Low intensity of flavour. Flavour duration is below average to average. Horribly imbalanced. No complexity or subtlety at all. Poor execution.

Mf: Crisp, smooth, and wet. Not oily, harsh, gushed, or boozy. Biting overcarbonation is the beer's biggest issue. Doesn't suit the flavour profile well at all. A bit thin. Lightly watery.

Dr: The dirty taste and dire overcarbonation really ruin this one. I'll kill all 32 oz with effort, but no way would I buy this again. Another garbage beer from Miller. If this is the Premium, how bad are the other Milwaukee's Best variants? I definitely wouldn't have bought this if I wasn't trapped in a crappy town in Utah. Avoid. Worse than the Busch I reviewed before it.

High F

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Photo of dmorgan310
1.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of zeff80
2.23/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured out a very clear, straw yellow color with a good deal of fizziness. There was a very short-lived head of white foam. No lace.

S - It smelled of grains and little else. Typical of the style but still not good.

T - It had a caramel flavor with grains and a touch of bitterness.

M - It was very sharp and very light.

D - Actually, this is an okay brew depending on the situation. I works fine as a lawnmower beer.

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1.75/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of NeroFiddled
2.83/5  rDev +52.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Milwaukee's Best pours a surprisingly golden body beneath a short head of creamy bright white foam that holds fairly well before dropping to a standard collar. Some minor lacing is left behind. The aroma is a fairly generic combination of malt and non-descript hops. It's medium-light in body and quite crisp in the mouth. The flavor is as the aroma suggests. It's basic but clean. There's some bitterness to it, but not much is really needed as there's not really that much malt. It finishes with a dull residue of malt left behind in the mouth.

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2.62/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very pale yellow color even for the style, with a short white head that fades very quickly and leaves almost no lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light malts, adjuncts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste is starts out with the typical adjunct sweetness of most beers in the style and flavors of rice and corn which transition into a light but bready malt character. The hops presence is almost non-existent but that's to be expected in this type of beer. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Not very flavorful, goes down very easily and it's not too filling since there isn't much to it, mild kick, decent representation of an underwhelming style, for the type of beer it's made to be it isn't bad, but overall it's just another fizzy-yellow-beer.

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1/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of Gagnonsux
2.25/5  rDev +21%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Paid $2.89 for a sixer of 16 oz. cans. I don't know if I've ever paid less for that much beer. Milwaukee's best is pale yellow in color with a small soapy head. Retention is non-existant. The aroma is typical of the average adjunct lager, however probably less sweet smelling than most. There isn't much here to talk about, this beer has all the bad tastes of adjunct lagers without some of the possible good flavors of grains or mild sweetness. This is pretty tasteless, which probably makes it easy to drink, but you can do a lot better for a lawnmower beer. Spend the extra 50 cents or dollar and get a Pabst product.

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1.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

CAN you believe it? My local place will sell me a single of just about anything at this point.

I bought a tall boy can which I then poured into a glass, producing two finger's worth of bone-white, foamy head which slowly reduced to about a half-a-finger's worth and then experienced decent retention. The color was a light yellow with NE-quality clarity. The nose was slightly sweet, somewhat lager-like, but underlain with a musty, metallic quality. Mouthfeel was thin and watery with only a faint sweetness on the tongue. Finish had a graininess accompanied by a metallic aftertaste. Oof. I would not recommend allow this to achieve anything close to room temperature. Heck, I would not recommend this, period.

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1.25/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of Jason
1.91/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Presentation: 40 oz brown bottle, no freshness date or anything else about the beer on the label.

Appearance: Pale golden straw colour, very clear and bright. Lean white lace skims on the top of the brews.

Smell: Astringent grain and cooked cereal adjuncts are all that are in the aroma. Not very appealing.

Taste: Light bodied with grain and cooked corn flavours. Thin malt flavour with a touch of sweetness, quite weak to say the least. Hops are used up and just there for a processed bitterness. Slight impression of alcohol, graininess gets husky and bitty on the palate. Somewhat dry and still grainy in the finish.

Notes: A very sub-premium lager, you know it is cheap crappy beer when they are selling it for $1.75 for a 40 oz bottle. A bit hard to put down and not very clean … a rough around the edges cheap lager.

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Photo of mdfb79
2.32/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

From 03/24/14 notes. Can leftover from a month or two ago someone bringing it over. April 7, 2015 best by date on the bottle of the can. 12 oz. can into a pint glass.

a - Pours a somewhat clear golden-yellow color with inch of off white head and high carbonation evident. Looks like a typical AAL, not great.

s - Smells of corn, very skunked, bread, grains, dough, and earthy malts. Not good at all with lots of sweet corn and some skunkiness. Pretty terrible.

t - Taste is not skunked and much better than the nose, though not good. Sweet corn, bread, grains, yeast, dough, biscuit, and earthy notes. Not good, but not the worst.

m - Light body, a bit watery, and high carbonation. Too carbonated.

o - Overall not a good beer at all, though honestly not the worst of the AAL's. Nos eis terrible but the taste isn't oto bad, and same look and body as the rest. In the bottom half of the normal shelf AAL's but not the worst.

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Photo of mikesgroove
2.61/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

So he goes for another mixed sixer of the best of the worst from the grocery store this weekend. I grabbed six more "gems" and did my best to get them all down. served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 08/22/2010.

a really nice pour out of the can i have to admit. really decent color here with a nice head of white that was about two inches high and really hung for a good few minutes.

aroma is starting to go own hill but maintains a small profile i have to admit. corn, bready grains, hints of wet hay. about what i expected, though it did have a little bit more then the rest of the selections i went through. same bland lager taste, with a touch of a light bitterness in the finish and a crisp, clean and even flavor.

overall it was not terrible, but i doubt i would go there again. i did not really mind it per se.

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1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of womencantsail
2.93/5  rDev +57.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Tick #2000. What better beer to celebrate such an occasion than this?

A: A rather impressive pour. Clear golden/yellow with a finger of white head and a touch of lacing. Rather aggressive carbonation.

S: Smells sweet and full of corn. Some white grape juice and apple juice too. A little bit of grain and a touch of metal. No really off or offensive aromas, though.

T: Sweet corn and grain make up the bulk of the flavor. No real hop flavors here. There is a touch of grainy sweetness to it and perhaps some more of the grape juice sweetness as well.

M: Light in body with a moderate to high carbonation.

D: I was surprised. This is nowhere near as bad as I had remembered from many drunken nights at the fraternity house.

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Photo of jgunther71
2.25/5  rDev +21%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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