Milwaukee's Best Ice | Miller Brewing Co.

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Milwaukee's Best IceMilwaukee's Best Ice
Milwaukee's Best IceMilwaukee's Best Ice

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 235 | Ratings: 721
Photo of Buckeye55
3/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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Photo of greyshadow99
4.93/5  rDev +142.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
2.53/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
1.25/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

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.

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1.86/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Drinking ice cold damn near frozen. I'm getting alot of head that fades to a thin lace on a pint glass and that leads to the rather thin layer of foam on the top. Now I get a very nasty boozy and metallic taste. To me this is worse than steel reserve and I drink steel reserve when I need to get hammered fast. It doesnt go down smooth and the next day after a 15 pack or whatever they throw in to be worth putting your money up on a budget you'll regret I got super FUCKED up and this beer gives you the worst hang over ever.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.04/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a can into a glass
Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a moderate level of retention, fading over time to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is huge of a corny and light grainy smell. Along with these aromas comes some light paper smells.
Taste – The taste begins with a corn syrup sweetness mixed with a corn grain taste. Along with these flavors comes some light hop tastes of a herbal nature as well as some hay, which are joined by some light fruit and a light paper taste to leave a slightly sweeter and crisp grainy taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the thinner side in terms of thickness and chewiness with a carbonation level that is on the average side. An OK feel overall, but nothing exceptional.
Overall – A decent ice overall. Crisp and clean (at least when drunk cold, as it warms it is another story….).

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Photo of Tantonys
1/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This was a big mistake...
Running low on cash so I bought a 30 rack for the weekend.
Very metallic, smell and taste. It was like the GMO corn was dominating everything.
Thin, no malt that I could detect.
No appreciable hops at all.
Serious GMO hangover even after drinking just two.

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Photo of Brook82
2.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Little aroma, honey leaning color with minimal head when poured in pilsner glass. Watery and what little flavor there is gets a metallic taste as it warms. Drink cold and fast for best results. Got a 24 oz can for $.99, usually $1.39 + tax. After drinking got bit of a headache.

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Photo of chitoryu12
2.6/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Look: Very clear straw yellow with lots of visible carbonation. Large two-finger white head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Corn syrup malt.

Taste: Virtually nothing. I can hardly even taste the corn malt.

Mouthfeel: Thin and highly carbonated. Slightly thicker than water.

Overall: A very boring, poor beer.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.19/5  rDev +106.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

32oz can poured into Duvel tulip. MAR1119 stamped on bottom of the can, so this should still be fresh for over 4 more months.

Appearance - Pours large loose billowy white head with decent retention and slight thick lacing. Clear gold body with lots of fine floating particulates. Lots of carbonation. Not bad for the style. 4.25

Smell - Typical musky corn, but a fine underlying delicate maltiness. A little boring but nothing off. 4

Taste - Some bitterness up front but mellows out into a fairly smooth, slightly honey sweet body. Can have a bit of a metallic taste to it but it's not lingering so it doesn't bother like that character often does in other brews. 4.25

Mouthfeel - Slightly sharp and crisp up front but a light smooth body afterward. No aftertaste except for many a faint sweetness and faint hop bitterness. Pretty clean finish. 4.25

Overall - Actually fairly bold while being light bodied, well balanced, and inoffensive. Good drinkability too. I'm not fan of the style, but in rating it in style it's pretty legit. 4.25

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Photo of Coldbeerlover
5/5  rDev +146.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Classic real American Adjunct Lagar! Union Made! USA! Delicious! I love it. It's my dad's favorite and he knows beer. Strong and smooth...Very nice! I love the taste. It's strong but tastes better than a light beer...have 3. Best ice cold served in a schooner glass. I like the branding and the can looks great. The price is amazing. Grab a 30 pack (about $16 total wine MD with high liberal MD tax included) instead of a 6 pack of overpriced microbrew....give your friend a beer (if you have friends). They'll like this beer if they actually like beer flavored beer. Cheers!

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Photo of d3333
2.64/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Way too heavy flavored and high calorie. One sip and it is obvious this is high in calories. They need to offer a light version that has the same or higher alcohol content. Like 7%, 70 calorie. If that was just alcohol, water, and a slight beer flavor, then they would have something. That strong 'beer' flavor is so NOT needed. Would PLEASE like to enjoy beer withOUT the beer belly.

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Photo of Foyle
2.48/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served from 24 oz can into shaker glass. A large frothy white head drops slowly with moderate lacing. Color is clear straw with tons of streaming carbonation. Aroma is mild -- lightly toasted malt, clean water. Mouthfeel is medium with a dry finish and noticeable alcohol. Flavor of malt sweetness and a little more hop presence than others of this style. Overall: it is average for the Ice beer category. The alcohol presence gives more of a harsh malt-liquor presence than I care for.

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Photo of depechemode1983
2.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours out a clear dark golden yellow. The head is white with nice retention. There is also a good amount of lacing.

The nose is straight up pennies and a lemon twang. If you dig deep you can pick up a cheap sweet corn scent.

Taste is of course sweet corn and a hint of grains. Also has an ugly chemical like aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is almost heavy bodied. Carbonation is alright.

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Photo of Bsimpson91
4.43/5  rDev +118.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a great beer and it's cheap too. I spent $4.07 for a 6 pack of 16oz cans. With anything that's considered economical, this beer is not going to be the absolute greatest. You should already know that. However, this Ice beer is a bang for the buck! The flavor is mild, typical for a adjunct lager. The malt character is somewhat present at the end of the sip, there is also a slight hop note. This beer along with milwaukee's best light tastes very simulator to miller high life. The beer is very crisp and smooth. A ultra drinkable beer that goes down with no fuss. I enjoy this beer as a great way to space out my more expensive beers during the week. I find the best way to enjoy this beer is to put it in the freezer for about a hour. I love when it gets a slight ice slush. It really beats the summer heat!

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Photo of Cholla
4.5/5  rDev +121.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite ice beer. Has the sweetness up front but is well rounded. I can only find these in the 24oz cans. Would like to get a 30 pack sometime as I’ve heard they come in as well. Just haven’t found them. Cheers.

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Photo of superspak
3.46/5  rDev +70.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

24 ounce can into lager glass, best before 9/17/2018. Pours crystal clear golden amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, and lightly toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of honey, nuttiness, corn, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. Bit of fruity aromas, but not too overwhelming. Okay aromas with pale malt/corn and mild earthy hop notes; with decent strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, and lightly toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of honey, nuttiness, corn, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. Very mild herbal, grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey/nutty.corn, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness of pale malt/corn and mild earthy hop flavors; with a solid malt/bitterness balance; and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with minimal fruity notes present. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Slightly increasing lingering warmth of 5.9% after the finish. Overall this is pretty good iced pale adjunct lager. All around good robustness of pale malt/corn and mild earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Very clean and nicely rich barley/grain flavors, with mild earthy hop balance. Not overdone on the corn adjuncts at all; which was not the case with the other MB versions. A nicely enjoyable offering. Very tasty and well made considering the style.

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Photo of cardfan212
1.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Drank from 24 ounce can. Ratings are done based on this style of beer.

Look - Can very prominently showed its alcohol content around the entire top. Logo is uninteresting and a little too big.

Smell - Surprisingly strong smell with a pleasant sweetness. Definitely the strong point of this beer. I wish more beers in this style could stand out this much on the nose.

Taste - Peppery alcohol bite. Strong adjunct flavors with little of the malt. No bitterness at all, completely unbalanced to the point of cloying.

Feel - The strong carbonation combined with the very forward alcohol and cloying taste makes this a pretty rough drinking experience.

Overall - As a beer, it's not very good, but considering the 24 ounce can only cost me 99 cents, it could have been much worse. This is clearly designed for effect over experience.

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Photo of BuzzOnABudget
2.57/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Let me preface by saying that I consider myself a connoisseur of "cheap" beers, and this is a very inoffensive beer to drink. It pours to a lackluster head that quickly dissipates, but let's be honest, this is the type of beer you drink if you're interested in getting a cheap buzz, so looks aren't that important. It tastes VERY strongly of corn and smells incredibly grainy. I'll be perfectly clear when I say I didn't like this beer at first, but after spending some time with it, it's not bad. That's the gist of this beer; you'll either find it a perfectly drinkable beer or you'll hate it. Generally, there's no in between for this type of beer. Drink it on a full stomach, though, because that 5.9 ABV will creep up on you if you drink it during a cut on an empty stomach out of a tallboy.

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Photo of J3553
3/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I remember drinking this with friends and having a great time. Now, ever since the craft beer "revolution", I've become an expert on what people should drink, and join in on shaming others for drinking non-craft beer. I mean, how can you even say you like beer if you aren't drinking a nitro coffee breakfast stout, or a grapefruit mango triple hopped IPA? It really rips my skinny jeans watching people have a great time drinking BMC beers. If you enjoy this beer, as other reviewers have stated, you are probably a drunk, living on the streets after getting out of prison for beating your significant other, and kicking the dog. You're definitely not someone who works 60+ hours a week, and just needs to relax with something simple.

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Photo of Lanikai352
1.66/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I drank this is college every other day. It's a bang for you buck if you wanna party. But now that I'm older I think this is a beer you drink on the curb after your girlfriend left and took the apartment.

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Photo of xolectic
4/5  rDev +97%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad for such a very cheap beer.

Poured into a 16oz pint glass.

Leaves a small head that goes quick, little lacing. Darker yellow color.

Smells like corn and booze.

Tastes like corn more than anything. Kind of a harsh aftertaste that many complain about. I honestly like it, but it's very polarizing. You will probably love or hate this beer. Not really boozy.

Went down okay even at room temperature, but not the smoothest either. Aftertaste wasn't bad.

I honestly really like this beer and the price can't be beat. Just don't bring a 30 pack to a party expecting everyone to like it.

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Photo of zdust182
2.78/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It’s an ice beer, what’d ya expect? Cheap (99¢ for a tall boy), boozy, and smooth is what you’re getting. It smells weird so drink from the can ice cold. It’s pretty carbonated as well and pours a golden color. For an ice beer, it’s pretty good.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
2.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

12 oz. can poured into a pint glass.

L---Light, clear, golden color. A bit of a white head that doesn't hang long and leaves no lacing.

S---Sweet. Maybe just corn and alcohol.

T---Sweet & clean. Corn and maybe a bit of chocolate.

F---Light. Wet & clean. Nothing really stands out.

O---It's pretty good for what it is. It's just that what it is isn't very good.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
1.86/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

holy cow, its been a really long time since i had one of these, and now i know why! truly one of the worst beers on the planet, i dont know how people slug these every day after work, different times we live in now i guess. this is almost rancid to me, metallic and watery and chemical all at once, without hardly a trace of real malt in the aroma, and more can than beer to me. i actually do get some lager yeast in the flavor, but thats really the only beer component that is on display at all here. corny watered down base, synthetic tasting to me, and with a bizarrely exposed alcohol content for a beer that really isnt that strong by craft standards. tin and paper and rubbing alcohol, barely even palatable to me, and when it warms up a little bit, oh god, its downright nasty! this beer is about getting a buzz and nothing more, i understand the necessity budget beer, but this is really rough even by those measures. i dont mind the regular best, but the best ice is about as bad as beer gets... avoid at all costs!

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