Icehouse | Miller Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
America's first domestic ice beer, Icehouse is traditionally brewed, fermented and, just before aging, its temperature is lowered to below freezing. This process imparts the beer's smoothness and an alcohol content that's slightly higher (5.5% by volume) than other regular premium beer brands. Icehouse was introduced in 1993 and has reinforced its position as the ultimate beer for wind-up and pre-game occasions. Blending humor and high-energy excitement, Icehouse marketing encourages its target consumers to take occasions to the next level with a great-tasting beer.

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Photo of WalterHeisenberg
2.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Aggressive pour into big Ol beer mug
A:Poured light straw yellow fat head no lacing. Head is gone pretty quick. Lots of carbonation looks cheap
S: corn malts grainy. Actually not so bad
T:slight bitter upfront corn grains and finally metallic malty finish Tastes Better than I assumed it would.
M:thin. But again not as watery as I assumed.
O:not bad for the style. Of course I enjoy the taste of beer period. So it's tastes like beer to me. Its got above average ABV points for that. A decent choice if you want to slum it for a day and someone else is buying!

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2/5  rDev -12.3%

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1/5  rDev -56.1%

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2/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +97.4%

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2/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of hermit990
1.88/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Best by date: 1/13/14. Review date: 12/23/13.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, pale yellow. About 1 finger of a bright white head, with tight, creamy looking bubbles. Recedes to a thinner layer, and actually sticks around quite well. Tons of carbonation bubbles floating up through the glass rapidly. Decent lacing sticks around to the glass.

Smell: Very faint. Light notes of a wet grain aroma. Bit of an artificial sweetener character.

Taste: Cereal grain, upfront. Fades into an almost sugary sweetness. Finishes into a nondescript blandness before finishing with corn flavor and a very light bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Body in the lighter side of medium. Nice creaminess from the head while it persists. Less carbonation feel along the tongue than I would have expected from the appearance. Leaves a slightly sweet, grainy aftertaste.

Overall: A decent AAL option. Ubiquitous and cheap ($6.99 for a 12 pack in my area). Easy to drink but nothing amazing. Could be refreshing on a hot day. Would not highly recommend seeking it out.

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Icehouse from Miller Brewing Co.
2.28 out of 5 based on 1,236 ratings.
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