Icehouse | Miller Brewing Co.

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2.04 w/ 1,245 ratings

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2001

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1/5  rDev -51%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

appearance: pale, putrid, yellow piss water. it looks like you should have chosen a glass of water instead of this stuff

smell: Remarkably it smells worse than it looks, with that terrible "cheap beer smell" that is quite hard to describe.

taste: Can I give it a 0? its aweful. they obviously did not brew this beer for taste, as "below freezing" has not given it any

mouthfeel: yea, nothing to see here folks. move along

overall: the WORST....worst...WORST beer I have ever had. this is the most sorry excuse for a beer I have ever seen since Budweiser tried to mix up clam juice, tomato's, and bud light into an atricous canned cocktail
at least that dreck had the defense of being a gimicky, bad idea

this whole beer is a bad idea, made simply to market to lowest common denominator for the cheapest price with the highest alcohol content

If you have any dignity at all, Avoid it at all costs.
Their is so much better ways to get drunk

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1.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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1.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Thin head on a brownish gold body which slightly hazy. Aroma of stale honey, grains and tropical fruit. This beer is just awful. It's mostly sweet and barely has any malt or grain flavor making it more like old apple juice than even just a bad beer. Moderate to high carbonation. Basically tried it for the review. I understand not all beers are good but they should at least be drinkable to some extent.

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1.62/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From the 24oz can. Almost two fingers of head. Clear, medium straw colored body.
Pretty bad smell of metal and rice.
Taste is sweet with a mix of metallic bitterness at the end. Unappealing.
Moderation carbonation, lighter body.
Well, it's Icehouse: Brewed below freezing. Is that even possible?

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1.71/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: This is just your average looking beer. Nothing special, resembles piss.

S: Sort of a sour musky smell. Not the worst smell in the world, but far from the best.

T: By far the worst aspect of this brew. I would probably rather drink a 12 ounce can of my own piss if it weren't for the buzz factor. This one is tough to get down. In comparison to Milwaukee's Best Ice, this one is noticeably worse, and has less alcohol! This could possibly be the worst tasting beer I have ever had.

M: Feels like one of your average cheap beers. Very high gravity, but most likely an attempt to hide its rotten flavor.

O: While this is probably the worst tasting beer I can think of, it does remind me of college and having a good time. It is higher in alcohol than your average beer, so I view that as a plus. This beer should only be consumed when there is nothing else left.

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Icehouse from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 1.8% out of 100 with 1,245 ratings
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