Milwaukee's Best | Miller Brewing Co.

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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
Ranking:
#45,297
Reviews:
257
Ratings:
780
pDev:
38.71%
Bros Score:
1.91
 
 
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2/5  rDev +7.5%

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2/5  rDev +7.5%

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1/5  rDev -46.2%

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1/5  rDev -46.2%

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2.25/5  rDev +21%

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2/5  rDev +7.5%

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2/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of TEAMHOLT
2/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Sachsenfreude
1/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of Onenote81
2.7/5  rDev +45.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A 6-pack of these for $2.99? Sure, why not. Had back in June of this year.

Poured one into a glass for reviewing purposes. Pours a straw gold, with an inch of foamy white on top. The nose is cheap and weak with a metallic twang to it. Slick body that goes down easily. Mild husky flavors that are spot on for this inexpensive brew. Simple. Thirst-quenching. Cheap. Most likely won't have again, but it's not the worst thing I've ever had.

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Photo of mrfrancis
1.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A: Poured from a 40 oz. bottle into a pint glass, this beer displayed the expected clear, watery yellow hue beneath a frothy white head that stuck around a little longer than expected. Not impressive in the least.

S: There really isn't much in the way of an aroma here, but that could just be due to the seasonal allergies with which I've been dealing. I was barely able to detect hints of grain husks and an oddly metallic scent. That's pretty much it.

T: Opens slick and smooth with fleeting notes of grain husks, cooked vegetables, corn syrup, mineral water, grassy hops, and a sharp metallic tang. The finish is virtually nonexistent with that metallic taste partially obscured by unpleasant cooked vegetable notes.

M: light-bodied, slick, and a bit syrupy.

O: This stuff is even worse than I remember it being. "The Beast" deserves to be feared.

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Photo of spitInTheOcean
2.46/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

pale straw color. white frothy head. head eventually dissipates into thin practically non existent splotches of bubbles.

smells like corn. and a little like alcohol. no hop aroma. a little funk aroma, may be attributed to yeast.

taste up upfront is pretty neutral, then a little sweet, and tasting a lot like corn. no malt flavor. no hop flavor. finishes sweet. flavor dissipates quickly after finish.

very crisp. light body.

overall this beer is bad.

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Photo of lwillitz
2.46/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12-oz can into weizen glass

A - crystal-clear straw yellow body under a quickly-dissipating foamy white head; a few small rising carbonation bubbles

S - adjunct grains and alcohol

T - sweet grains, weak hops, and alcohol; dry-ish malty finish

M - light-bodied with above-average carbonation

O - You receive that for which you pay.

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Photo of BrewAskew
2.34/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Date on bottom of can is "AUG2211". Pours to a quickly dissipating head and a strange gold-straw color with a slight tint of caramel color. Smells of cooked corn and slight sulfur form the yeast. Flavor is grainy, corny with a splash of cheap Chablis in the finish. No discernible hop presence, just a nondescript bite that balances the grain. Finishes dry with lingering corn notes. Mouthfeel is thin and watery. Overall, for me today, this beer is not terrible, just not anything particularly interesting.

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Photo of JoLight
3/5  rDev +61.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Regular macro lager look. Yellow golden, clear body with a stark-white soapy head.

It mainly smells of sweet corn, generalized grain. Maybe a little hops.

There's lots of carbonation, it's very watery. Some grain, a little hop bite,

It's dry, crisp, refreshing, and a great value for the price.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
1.24/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

32oz can poured into a Harpoon IPA kolsh-style pint glass. Bottom of can stamped OCT1711.

Appearance - Large foamy white head with medium-low retention. Clear, very light gold body.

Smell - Corn. Wood. Earth. Pretty musky.

Taste - Alcoholic and corny front end. Very musky corny finish. Lingering, musky aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - No crispness, bite, or effervescence on the tongue whatsoever. Feels like drinking water. It's as if all the carbonation went directly to the head.

Overall Drinkability - This beer is a catastrophe. One of the worst beers I've ever had. I will never buy this again.

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Photo of Bartrash
2.96/5  rDev +59.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This one pours a nice golden hue with a little head that fades quick.
Smells sweet of corn and some malts not much going on here
Tastes sweet whith a hint of corn and maybe some grape juice undertones. not much in the way of mouthfeel except water with a little something extra.
Dispite the taste I could drink this crap all day. I just wish this tasted this good . . . or not so bad during my undergrad years.
Overall its a good sub when drinking with the masses who don't enjoy good beer.

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Photo of PapillonJohn
3.5/5  rDev +88.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Consumed by the can on 5/9/2011

I decided to pick of a 12 pack of this at my local 6 shop because I heard it was cheap and not too bad. Well cheap? No...I paid 8.50 for a 12 pack, not the 3 or 4 dollars people were saying on the internet. Perhaps it's because I live in Pennsylvania...Idk.

Appearance: Didn't even bother to pour from the can. So I decided just to pour a tad bit out to get color. Your standard yellow beer color. Didn't really get much of a head from it.

Smell: Pretty average. Very little malt, a lot of fresh creamed corn, and an blast of hops. Not too shabby at all.

Taste: First sip was pretty bland. After consuming it for awhile I really started to like it a lot. Nice ghosting of malts, mostly creamed corn, and what the hell is this? Hops!? Yes sirs and mams. The hops actually show up pretty well. Now this isnt that awesome, expensive, top class hops taste, no no. They are used up, but still make this a pretty decent taste for a brew as such.

Mouthfeel: Carbonated, not too much, maybe not enough? After drinking it awhile I got use to it though. Very easy to drink.

Overall this beer really isn't too bad. I really liked that I could actually taste hops in it. I would recommend this for people on a budget and to people who are sick of Budweiser and Coors. I will get this again, keep it part of my "cheap can beer" rotation.

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Photo of OrangeAmps
1.13/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Can, given to me at a social gathering of sorts.

Looks like someone pissed into the can, carbonated it to death, liquified a corn cob, and then diluted it with water.

The taste was so bad that i spit it out after my first sip. I tried to drink more of it, and eventually dumped it. It tasted like afterbirth.

Never again.

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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 HalfFull
2.68/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another can stolen from a friend's fridge, for grabbing a single of this is somewhat unlikely. Can poured into a pint glass. Just noting the subtle addition of 'Miller' on the can. Pours a classic light straw with a thin cap of white foam. Quite clear and offering a short lived head yet holding a thing film.

Nose is grainy and neutral with some barley and sweet lemon rice, perhaps some corn notes. Offers a spicy and perky carbonation. Flavor is light as expected and lightly sweet of corn syrup.

Typical for the style and yet without the shortcomings of many brews, 'Milwaukee's Best'?? holds strong amongst many BMC brews..

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Photo of esv
2.33/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A) I eased the beer into the glass because this beer needs all the carbonation it can get. Crystal clear, light light light yellow.

S) Corny, old stale beer. Smells like my teen years.

T) I just can't taste enough to give any names. A little corny. A slight sweetness. Beer gets worse as it warms and loses carbonation.

M) Light

D) Drinkable cold. This is actually the beer I buy for mindless beers with friends. Cheap, imageless, flavorless.

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Photo of samyoung
2.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Rite Aid had a SuperBowl special - $6 for a 12 pack.

A - Straw colored and pale, no sense of body whatsoever.
S - Stale, fermented.
T - Flat, skunk-y with a bit of lager hopness.
M - None - slips right down your gullet.
D - Easy to drink more than one but you'll feel it the next morning.

The Beast is even worse than I remember it being in college. I'm sticking with PBR.

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Photo of Mosstrooper
1.36/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Poured from 12oz can into 400ml Radeberger Seidel

Appearance: Very pale straw color with a large white head that dissipates very quickly and leaves a few small spots of lace.

Smell: Smells of hay and some malt.

Taste: Begins with almost no flavor at all, only a hint of sweetness with a rubbery note on the palate rounds out to absolutely nothing, before finishing with a strong rubbery flavor and alcohol. The fact that alcohol can be tasted in a beer of this ABV is a serious problem.

Mouthfeel: Light body with fizzy-but-not-overpowering carbonation and a watery finish.

Drinkability: This is the worst beer I have had, bar none. It literally is nearly flavorless, with the only flavor it does have being unpleasant and off-putting.

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Photo of ericj551
2.82/5  rDev +51.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Milwaukee's Best Premium pours a crystal clear light yellow, with a fizzy head that faded before I finished pouring. The aroma is light and grainy. More slightly sweet graininess appears in the flavor, with no hint of hop flavor or bitterness. The finish is fairly clean. Overall the only thing this beer has going for it is the price, but it's not really offensive either. It's not nearly as bad as I remember from my early college days.

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Beer rating: 1.86 out of 5 with 780 ratings
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