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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2001

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light golden color with a thin layer of white, fizzy head. The nose is subtle and grassy. The flavor is malty and grainy but also grassy and mildly hoppy. It's smooth, very crisp, and light.

This wouldn't be ever be my first choice for a beer, but in the category in offers things other don't such no metallic off notes and not off apple-like yeast notes.

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look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Thanks to SpdKilz for sharing this one at my birthday Good Beer/Bad Beer tasting.

A - Pale yellow looking beer with a small head that didn't last long. I poured it into a glass, but it seemed like it might look more at home in a plastic cup.

S - Sweet with a bit of corn and pale malts.

T - Sweet, watered down, with a bit of corn and pale malts.

M - Light bodied with some fuzzy carbonation.

O - Not offensive, not good. It is what it is. No desire to really drink it, no real taste.

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Appearance: Pours a clear golden hue with a two-finger head that actually takes a few minutes to dissipate. Tiny spots of lacing left along the glass as I drink.

Smell: Metal and water.

Taste. Metal, water, alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Much too full-bodied for an AAL. High carbonation, and the body isn't stout-like or anything, but it's just too heavy of a body for this style of beer.

Overall: Horrible. I'd much rather have a Lionshead, Rolling Rock, or High Life.

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