Milwaukee's Best Ice
Miller Brewing Co.

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From:
Miller Brewing Co.
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #300
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
53
Ranked #31,779
Avg:
2.14 | pDev: 41.59%
Ratings:
749
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 15, 2022
Added:
Nov 29, 2001
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  146
SCORE
53
Awful
Milwaukee's Best IceMilwaukee's Best Ice
Notes: Milwaukee’s Best was first brewed by Gettelman in the 1890s, and became part of the Miller family in 1961. A refreshing, smooth, highly drinkable Ice Lager. The temperature of Milwaukee’s Best Ice is lowered to below freezing during brewing to form ice crystals that impart the beer’s smoothness and 5.9% alcohol content.

Milwaukee’s Best Ice won the bronze medal for American-Style Specialty Lager at the 2003 Great American Beer Festival and 2006 World Beer Cup.

Born in Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee's Best Ice is a refreshing, smooth, highly drinkable American-Style Ice Lager. Milwaukee's Best Ice is available in a variety of packages.
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Photo of SmallsIshere
3.62/5  rDev +69.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by SmallsIshere

For the price its a good flavored (best ice) with extra kick of alcohol.

Jan 15, 2022
 
3.69 by Echo93 on Jan 13, 2022
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3.2/5  rDev +49.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5
by jr68 from Wisconsin

Very hot day, corner store. Just wanted some cold beer to take down to the lake. Store had 3 beers to pick from. Four 16oz. Cans of Milwaukees best ice for $2.75. Why not.
Took the lawn chair out of the trunk and snapped open a cold one. I was surprised this beer was much better than I was expecting. Especially after all the negative comments I’ve heard about it prior.
Good alcohol content
Good taste
Great price
I like this beer, I’ll be keeping it in my shop beer fridge.

Jan 11, 2022
 
3.25 by Scott_45 from Ohio on Nov 05, 2021
Photo of BCole281
2.03/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by BCole281 from Texas

32oz can, best by MAR2822. Poured into a pint glass.

A - pours a brassy yellow with large soapy white head that recedes quickly and leaves slight lacing.

S - weak smell; malts and adjuncts, slight sour note.

T - Follows the nose. Malty and very slightly sour, but otherwise there isn't very much flavor.

M - light-bodied, medium carbonation. drinkability is middling.

O - Once and never again. Tick complete.

Oct 26, 2021
Photo of xmanden
1.47/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5
by xmanden

Not much here. Smell is subtle to non-existent. Color is clear gold that supports a thin white head. Not much taste here. Yeast flavored seltzer water mixed with cardboard.

Oct 21, 2021
Photo of WaterBoar
1.76/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by WaterBoar from Pennsylvania

I drank this stuff in Atlanta because, 1: I was an alcoholic, 2 Regular beer didn't cut it, 3: 6.9% ABV 4: .49¢ a can was or 14.99 for a 30 pack, get this! No TAX! it was 14.99 flat and it was in my shopping cart! The taste of this beer could be worse, but for needing to get drunk because of alcohol dependence this is the stuff! I was immature and not knowing what to drink in my crappy spot. I will never drink this beer ever again, because the smell is something that of fermentation gone wrong. This is not a sipper this is a chugger because if you buy this you are already accustomed to the taste and are drinking like a hedonist. This is get drunk beer, not for the sophistication. This Frat House white trash beer. Do not drink this.

Sep 18, 2021
 
2.58 by hybridnoisebloom from Wisconsin on Aug 14, 2021
Photo of DCH
3.62/5  rDev +69.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by DCH from New York

Pours a golden yellow, smell is faint malts, grain, slight sourness like most ice beers, just slightly harsher than the others. Taste follows the nose, the sourness is not as prominent in the taste. Overall not a bad ice beer, keystone is slightly better IMO but not terribly different.

Apr 11, 2021
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5/5  rDev +133.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Djet5233 from Mississippi

Since this my goto beer. I enjoy the smooth flavor Most. I gave a rating of all 5's and would have all 10's if rating's went up that high.

Apr 08, 2021
Photo of dannydetox
1.81/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
by dannydetox from Ohio

Well, it's happening. Beast ice poured an amber copper in the glass and left a little lacing. Nose is slightly vinous, with elements of corn syrup and cheap cereal grain with the green apple flaw also shining through. Get some corn flakes on the tongue along with low quality vodka. Carbonation falls flat in the glass,but somehow maintains slightly more fizz from the can. It's a tough drink, this one. Used to slurp em back as a teenager but doubt this 24 oz will be finished

Mar 31, 2021
 
2.41 by Metalgod666 from Michigan on Mar 07, 2021
 
3.2 by GRhoads from Ohio on Mar 02, 2021
Photo of MatthewJW
3.55/5  rDev +65.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by MatthewJW from Wisconsin

This beer was rated within the style
(Enjoyed from cans poured into pint glasses)

Excellent example of a regular beer, round mouthfeel with invitingly soft smell and look. The taste is rich, mostly corn adj. and sweetness with a slight bitterness from a nice blend of malt and hop. For the excellent price and ABV, you cannot go wrong.

Feb 22, 2021
 
2 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois on Feb 11, 2021
 
1.77 by Hazey92 from New York on Dec 30, 2020
Photo of brother_rebus
2.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25
by brother_rebus from Maine

Tastes like sweet metal / pennies like eatin a chick on the rag.

Nov 12, 2020
 
2.14 by Jarrod_LC from Louisiana on Sep 05, 2020
 
2.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 02, 2020
Photo of GreesyFizeek
1.52/5  rDev -29%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
by GreesyFizeek from New York

Absolute yuck.

This pours a dirty looking straw yellow color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

It smells like sweet corn, rainwater, and booze - certainly not the most inviting thing ever.

This is cheap dumpster juice, and you shouldn't really expect anything from it. It's too sweet and contains a weird boozy astringency, even though it's under 6%. There's absolutely nothing to recommend here.

This is light bodied, slick, and gross, with very little drinkability. I can't imagine people buy this in bulk, on purpose.

This is really quite gross, and shouldn't even be looked at in the store. Don't buy. DON'T BUY!

Jun 29, 2020
 
2.12 by Maxmiester27 from Arkansas on May 18, 2020
Photo of metter98
1.98/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down a bit, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of corn adjuncts and fusel alcohol are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell but the flavors of fusel alcohol are stronger.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The fusel alcohol in the smell and taste of this beer are somewhat detracting from the drinkability of this beer.

Serving type: can

Feb 20, 2020
Photo of Danzifer
1.19/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5
by Danzifer from Ohio

Basically, this is THE cheapest beer you can buy (16$ a 30 case/ 53 cents a can) and to no surprise it's arguably the worst. It labels itself a lager but it's pretty much malt liquor, more widespread to the public that way. The flavor can downright cause most normal people to gag. Don't get me wrong, I've shotgunned hundreds of these and the stuff will get you blackout wasted but it... tastes... terrible. Anything is better than "Beast" unless you're just that damn cheap or a flat out masochist writhing with the hatred of self and the world. Bring this stuff to a party if you don't want anyone drinking your beer except for other like-minded Beast unicorns. You might even make a friend who shares your passion for poor choices and self hatred. You never know.

Feb 07, 2020
 
3.77 by HelloImA7 from New York on Jan 13, 2020
Photo of Bouleboubier
3.88/5  rDev +81.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

(12 oz can, FEB2420; purchased cold single... poured into Stella Artois glass)

L: polished-clear, gold liquid; steady off-white foam pad on pour, tight, dimpled... eventually, just a thin collar hangs, but does leave some snotty splotches of lace

S: moist diaper, fermenting dough, soft cider and/or clove spice, light note of sweet cereal... maybe a faint whiff of booze... overall intensity mild-moderate

T: more of that cider element up front, immediate bready malt follow-through, dry malty aftertaste... subtle corn meal underbelly?... halfway through, and it's straight-up malt liquor, with a long-lasting flavor shine

F: white-caps sudsy roll to its texture, slight boozy-oily drag in the finish... that tiny touch of residual viscosity (legs?) and sedate warmth gives this a bit of substance, something to savor; back end and bottom are fairly cut dry too - lovely dynamics

O: can't recall having seen this around here, certainly no 16-25 oz'ers to be had - got this in MD, maybe find it in PA... it's a shame because this is a fine lil malt liquor - it's at least on par with some of my favorites... I could go for another right now (1556)

Oct 09, 2019
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4.36/5  rDev +103.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by gvickery from Texas

Looks medium gold with a substantial white head. Smell is slightly sweet, grain, and corn adjunct. Taste is smooth semi sweet, medium bitterness and semi dry finish. I’m at a loss to understand the low score, this is very underrated. For a value priced econo beer this is as good as it gets. Except for the slight adjunct flavor I can’t find much wrong with this. It’s not light or diet friendly but I think it tastes great. Must be kept very cold though. Cheers

UPDATE: 02/20/20
Well, sorry to disappoint but I still like this beer. $2.00 for a 32 oz. can. I still come up with the same smell/flavor profiles. It’s probably too much for you little sippers out there so I understand why you rate it so low. If your a normal manly man this beer will definitely satisfy. It’s way better than a typical malt liquor so don’t be scared to give it a shot. Make sure you get it as cold as possible, it is an “ice” beer.

11/12/21
Chasing down some little Caesars, not my favorite pizza but in Jasper, tx for a hunting trip, choices were limited. As far as the MB Ice goes, I still think it’s ok. $1.59 for a 32 oz can. It’s not great, but nowhere near awful. Drinking from the little plastic cup courtesy of Econo Lodge. I can’t drink straight from the can, I do have my pride you know.

Sep 06, 2019
 
2.75 by meanmutt from Ohio on Aug 15, 2019
 
2.02 by WiseBeyondMyBeers from Tennessee on Jul 01, 2019
 
2.25 by Velivolus from Vermont on Jun 29, 2019
 
1.84 by jmc65267 from Georgia on May 26, 2019
Photo of Buckeye55
3/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

Pours clear golden yellow with 2 fingers of white head.
Smells kind of sweet like corn
Tastes of corn and maybe some malt.
Thin mouth feel and some malt on the aftertaste.
Overall I'd rate it average, goes down smooth and easy. Good slamming beer cos it gets less enjoyable as it warms

May 04, 2019
 
2.25 by cryptichead from Illinois on May 01, 2019
 
3.06 by Bukihawk from Ohio on Apr 15, 2019
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4.69/5  rDev +119.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by dxpnthedrunk from New Jersey

its very tasty and has a high abv. made with probably sugary malts and corn.

Mar 12, 2019
Photo of greyshadow99
4.93/5  rDev +130.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by greyshadow99 from Missouri

This is better than budweiser beer, best beer i've ever drank in my whole life, and i've tried thousands of other beers. This beats all. Thank you for making great beer i love it

Mar 03, 2019
 
3.71 by StevenC from Alabama on Mar 02, 2019
 
2.61 by aatazebeats from Texas on Feb 17, 2019
Photo of ThrewRedButter
2.53/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

L - Transparent with golden yellow color and two fingers of fluffy white head

S - Bland. Nothing bad, but nothing good either.

T - Like the nose. Nothing here. Pretty remarkable for nearly 6% that there is no flavor

F - Thin and watery. Clean finish.

O - It doesn't taste bad; it just doesn't taste like anything.

Feb 11, 2019
Photo of Troy-Hawaii
1.25/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25
by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

Bought a 15-pack cans Don Quijote $9.49
Smells like corn
Clear golden color
Light mouthfeel
Medium-high carbonation
Tastes of corn and some malt. Has cornflake aftertaste
Overall a really bad beer. Would not buy again.

Feb 01, 2019
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Beer rating: 53 out of 100 with 749 ratings