Milwaukee's Best | Miller Brewing Co.

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Milwaukee's BestMilwaukee's Best

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

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

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Photo of OrangeAmps
1.13/5  rDev -45.1%
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 +42.2%
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 +30.1%
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 +13.1%
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 +1%
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 -34%
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 +36.9%
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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Photo of larrytm56
1.74/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This is another beer to mow and play golf with. It is good for that at least. I usually have this in cans when i do have it and it tastes fine smells ok drinks well, and is cheap and easy to find. It is like the rest of these mass produced beers. I would not drink it again.

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Photo of pauleyh
1.1/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Possibly one of the worst beers ever invented alongside its counterparts old milwaukee, & Milwaukee's best Ice it has the same textures as any regular malt liquor. the smell is faint. when it goes down even when its cold it has a very watery but thick taste. its not a very pleasant experience. it is a very foamy one it when it is poured in a glass. i will admit it is a challenge to any beer drinker, specially ones who are in to more higher end lagers ales.

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Photo of vandemonian
2.83/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Milwaukee's Best Premium has a light orange colour, not much head but some lacing. The smell is grainy with a hint of hops. The taste is a little malty with some metallicness at the end. It's quite carbonated so it feels ok in your mouth. Quite drinkable... this isn't as bad as I expected.

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Photo of 7beerphil
3.61/5  rDev +75.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

drank straight from the 32 oz bottle. no real smell. goes down extremely easy (was in the freezer for about 45 mins so it is pretty cold). all in all, not a bad brew for something this cheap. would definitely do this one again, but i would probably stick with the bottle.

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Photo of BierFan
3.28/5  rDev +59.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pale clear yellow body. Thin white head. Good carbonation stops the head from disappearing for quite a while. Tiny spots of lacing.

Smell: Pale semi-sweet cereal grains. Nothing noteworthy about it.

Taste: Decent taste for a adjunct lager. I'd rather drink this than Budweiser. There's actually some noticeable hops.

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Photo of beersensei305
1/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

AWFUL. This 'beer' just smells from moldly boiled rice and distilled alcohol. Pale yellowish color, no head no lacing. Makes me wonder why I am drinking this, and who would buy this. The flavor is mostly of the bitter moldy rice. AVOID!!! unless your aying beer pong

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Photo of TheKingofWichita
1.8/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a nasty looking straw color with a huge white head. No lacing. Smells pretty decent for adjunct, like creamed corn and some acid. Taste like crap. Malty sweet, bitter (from what I do not know.) Mouthfeel is very thin and carbonation is extraordinarily high. Drinkability is pretty poor.

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Photo of RRoeb1123
1.4/5  rDev -32%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Appearance: Standard clear straw yellow, very quick forming head, and quick to dissipate, lots of carbonation.

Smell: Corn, and that generic macro smell. Almost a weird barnyard funk to it kind of.

Taste: Grains, Corn, a bit of hops, and a bit of malt. Very average taste, with a bit of caramel. Bit of a crisp finish, but thats about the only good thing for it.

Mouthfeel: Very watery, quite a bit of carbonation is there, almost a seltzer water feel to me.

Drinkability: goes down easy, but thats about it.

Verdict: It'll get you drunk, but thats about the only thing going for it. Doesn't really taste too great to me.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
2.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Very light yellow. Tiny bubbly head dies away.

S-Very light whiffs of the same old Macro stuff.

T-Watery taste of the same old Macro stuff.

M-Crisper than expected but very very watery and light.

D-Easy to drink. If you're trying to get drunk for cheap...Milwaukee's best?

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Photo of zeff80
2.23/5  rDev +8.3%
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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Photo of mikesgroove
2.61/5  rDev +26.7%
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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Photo of jsprain1
1.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A- Pale straw. Virtually no head on it after the quick disappation.
S- Cooked cereal. Like bizarre cream of wheat.
T- Grain, cooked corn, faint hop bitterness.
M- Light, grainy finish.
D- A below average adjunct. Nothing really to seperate it from the rest of the macro pack.

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Photo of JoshBeer86
1.25/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I picked up a 30 pack at the local grocery store for a night of beer pong. The watery taste and lack of high alcohol was perfect for the collegiate sporting event. I recommend Milwaukee's Best to anyone with beer pong on your calendar.

Yet, I will never buy this again.

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Photo of ronniebruner
1.62/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

What can you say about a beer thats $13.99 for a 30 pack? This is some seriously bad beer. But it is exactly what you would expect. This is a perfect beer for alcoholics, hobis, and poor college kids. If you know anything about beer, you already know better than to crack open one of these. But if youre desperate and broke, this is the way to go.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.62/5  rDev +27.2%
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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Photo of GNR4life2
3.04/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this in a 40oz bottle but most recent was in cans

A-Straw yellow
S-I will say it smelled cheap
T-heavy but decent for a cheap beer
M-heavy and just a swallow it quick beer with a lot of hops.
D-Pick up for memories or only when you are low on cash.

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Photo of JMad
2.2/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 32 oz can into a frozen mug.

Had a loose 2 finger head that disappeared into nothing after a few sips. Left no lacing at all.
It didn't have much off a smell. Kind of crisp.
It tastes watery and metallic. really nothing here
Drinks good, goes down easy, not very tasty, but cheap.

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Photo of puboflyons
2.51/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From the newly designed can no. SEP0610-B05072154. Sampled on June 4, 2010. Well, the new can design highlights it as a "Premium" beer. It pours straw yellow with a ton of carbonation rising to a quick burst of fizzy head that dissipates. The aroma is really nothing at all. Maybe a little bit of grains, rice, and a faint hint of hops. The mouthfeel is thin. The taste has a micro-spoon more in malts than the aroma but it is otherwise very typical of adjunct lagers. Easy to drink many but nothing to remember it by.

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