Icehouse | Miller Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass.
I have only had Icehouse once before, about 8 years ago, from a keg at a Halloween party at the University of Toledo. Obviously I had come to this party armed with some Natty Light...So i really don't remember "tasting" the Icehouse. Anyways I was at Krogers today and noticed a 6pack for $4.29. Thought i might be nostalgic. To be honest....i have had worse. Its for sure got that grainy, corn taste but you could do worse. I can kick back, and drink a 6 of this, get a good buzz and thats bout it. For the price...i recommend it. Goes down pretty smooth. If you can afford need to bother.

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Photo of greenmonstah
2.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - It looks like an American Adjunct Lager. Yellow with a white head and lots of carbonation.

S - It smells like an American Adjunct Lager. Clean and sterile, with corn aroma.

T - It tastes like an American Adjunct Lager. Clean and corny with a metallic tingle.

M - It is a Light bodied Lager. Active carbonation. Finishes a bit dry, surprising me.

O - Perfect representation of the the style. On the other hand it is terrible. Considering every beer in this style is a perfect representation of this style, I'll give it a 2 and tell you to avoid it. Not bad for a cheap drunk, though!

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2.2/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served from a can and poured into a Pilsner glass.

A: Clean golden appearance. Long-lasting white foam tops it off. Very bubbly.

S: Fairly skunky with a good presence of that metallic scent from the can.

T: The taste is not complex. A good deal of hops but no wheat or malt flavors come through.

M: Heavy carbonation. Makes the mouth water but quickly dries up.

Overall this beer is just below mediocre. There is nothing special. It is easy to throw a handful of these back on a hot day but this is not a beer that I personally would spend money on.

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Icehouse from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.05 out of 5 with 1,269 ratings