Milwaukee's Best Ice
Miller Brewing Co.

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From:
Miller Brewing Co.
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #304
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
53
Ranked #30,528
Avg:
2.15 | pDev: 41.86%
Reviews:
253
Ratings:
509
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 28, 2023
Added:
Nov 29, 2001
Wants:
  15
Gots:
  149
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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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +74.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
poured from a 16oz can into a mug. pours a fairly clear straw gold with a quick-to-fade white foam. pretty musty on the nose but a little better in the taste. it’s not the most offensive beer i’ve ever had by bar but it’s definitely a one and a done. mouthfeel is decent - fuller and actually quite smooth. been a long time since i’ve wet my whistle with this one. i’d revisit again on a regular basis. the “heavy” beers like this are just tough. more than one and you’re just asking for trouble.
Jan 28, 2023
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Reviewed by Papercut4 from Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Pours out of the can a crystal clear gold with a fizzy head with surprising lacing. Smells like malt and maybe corn. Taste follows the nose pretty much, it's really not bad. Decent carbonation and goes down pretty smooth. Cheap beer that doesn't hurt anybody
Jan 21, 2023
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Reviewed by JenaRader from Texas

5/5  rDev +132.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Best Lager in stores. The cost to buy it has tripled in last several months. I cannot afford it anymore. My neighbor and I would love to drink more of it. We are old and don't drive
Nov 29, 2022
 
Rated: 1.29 by Beergod420 from Texas

Nov 06, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

2.84/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Poured from a 32 oz can Best Buy February 13th 2023.

On the poor a threefinger 3 finger white and very fizzy head was present. Surprisingly decent retention with retention with it only dissipating to about one finger after a couple minutes.. The body is a golden a golden color a bit darker than standard AAL. Fine lively carbonation carbonation and it tries to lace

Aroma is a bit rough on this one. And. Lots of assetelda hide green Apple smell that's just a bit off mixed with a Is corny light malt. A bit chemically like Fusel alcohol like a lot of ice beers are.

The acetyl to hide comes through on the taste as well again with the light Corning malt and a bit of sweetness although it isn't overwhelming. For the most partless beer is pretty drinkable.

Feels just a bit too big to be a refreshing AAL, and a bit too syrupy to be a nice bigger lager. Still for the ABV it's easy to put down.

Overall this is just about what I expected from this beer, but honestly it exceeded my very low expectations. Not as bad smelling as a few of the other cheapos I've grabbed, and it's drinkable, if not just a bit syrupy feeling.
Oct 29, 2022
 
Rated: 2.74 by TreyJ88

Aug 15, 2022
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Rated by not2quick from Missouri

2.4/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
Tastes of mother's milk
Jul 09, 2022
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Reviewed by MarkieT from Kentucky

3/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I'll admit M'sBest may not be the BEST TASTING BEER on the planet, but it is cheap, cold and refreshing. After I've mowed the yard it damn well hits the spot, and I'll sure as heaven take M'sBest over ANY IPA or Craft beer. Drink on beer lovers!!!!
Jun 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.05 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Jun 08, 2022
 
Rated: 1.94 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Apr 23, 2022
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Reviewed by markfill from Tennessee

3.52/5  rDev +63.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Look.Its a cheap ice beer.The cheapest around.Back in the day,when the wife and I had three nickels to our name,we would go across the street to the gas station and buy a six-pack and drink it with our grilled cheap steak and onions and life was grand.It was awesome.
And,you know what?Drink this stuff ICE cold,and thirty-five years later,life is still grand.I love IPAs and Belgian anythings more than any human on earth,but a cheap,ice cold Milwaukees Best Ice or Premium still tastes like it should.
As for you nose in the air micro-snobs who wouldn't be caught near one of these...I hope I never meet you.
Mar 20, 2022
 
Rated: 1 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Feb 18, 2022
 
Rated: 2.16 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 14, 2022
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Rated by SmallsIshere

3.62/5  rDev +68.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
For the price its a good flavored (best ice) with extra kick of alcohol.
Jan 15, 2022
 
Rated: 3.69 by Echo93

Jan 13, 2022
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Reviewed by jr68 from Wisconsin

3.2/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5
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
 
Rated: 3.25 by Scott_45 from Ohio

Nov 05, 2021
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Reviewed by BCole281 from Texas

2.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
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
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Reviewed by xmanden from Michigan

1.47/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5
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
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Reviewed by WaterBoar from Pennsylvania

1.76/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
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
 
Rated: 2.58 by hybridnoisebloom from Wisconsin

Aug 14, 2021
 
Rated: 1.7 by madmax69

Jul 25, 2021
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Reviewed by DCH from New York

3.62/5  rDev +68.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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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Rated by Djet5233 from Mississippi

5/5  rDev +132.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
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
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Reviewed by dannydetox from Ohio

1.81/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
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
 
Rated: 2.41 by Metalgod666 from Michigan

Mar 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.2 by GRhoads from Ohio

Mar 02, 2021
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Reviewed by MatthewJW from Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev +66.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 2 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Feb 11, 2021
 
Rated: 1.77 by Hazey92 from New York

Dec 30, 2020
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Rated by brother_rebus from Maine

2.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25
Tastes like sweet metal / pennies like eatin a chick on the rag.
Nov 12, 2020
 
Rated: 2.14 by Jarrod_LC from Louisiana

Sep 05, 2020
 
Rated: 2.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 02, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

1.52/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
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
 
Rated: 2.12 by Maxmiester27 from Arkansas

May 18, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

1.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75
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
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Reviewed by Danzifer from Ohio

1.19/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5
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
 
Rated: 3.77 by HelloImA7 from New York

Jan 13, 2020
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +80.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
(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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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

4.36/5  rDev +102.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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
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