Icehouse | Miller Brewing Co.

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56
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1,233 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
millercoors.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,233
Reviews:
373
Avg:
2.28
pDev:
33.33%
 
 
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12
Gots:
195
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Light golden, clear color, with a stark-white head, which is soapy on the sides and frothy on the top. The head retains very well and leaves lots of nice lacing.

Aroma - Sweetness, and that typical and inviting beer aroma. Some grassy hops, maybe? A little corn. Breadiness.

Taste - Grainy, some white breadiness from the barley, and a little bit of corn. It finishes with some hop bitterness, and a noticeable metallic note, which, while it does not spoil the experience, is not pleasant either. The overall flavor is very bold, very rich, and full.

Finish - Very dry, crisp, and refreshing. Emphasis on the dryness.

Overall - Very, very good. Much more of a bold and flavorful brew than I suspected (it was only $1 for the bottle). The only bone with this beer I have to pick is the very noticeable metallic flavor.

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Appearance - Golden pour with a frothy white head. Nothing special.

Smell - Grassy, corny, and biscuit malty.

Taste - The biscuit malts are prevalent and the hops come afterward. Very earthy. Not in a good way...

Mouthfeel - Carbonation is strong and the brew is watered to no end. Gross...

Overall - Not sure why I bought this. I think it was to amp me up for the craft brew that followed it. Steer clear.

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Icehouse from Miller Brewing Co.
2.28 out of 5 based on 1,233 ratings.
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