Milwaukee's Best Ice | Miller Brewing Co.

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-29-2001

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Photo of superspak
3.46/5  rDev +66.3%
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 paulish
2.25/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BlueTomorrow
1.59/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Dalkri
4/5  rDev +92.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cardfan212
1.95/5  rDev -6.3%
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 joeywheeler
3.96/5  rDev +90.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tripel_Threat
2.44/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BuzzOnABudget
2.57/5  rDev +23.6%
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 +44.2%
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 Foxman27
1.83/5  rDev -12%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Lanikai352
1.66/5  rDev -20.2%
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 choll
5/5  rDev +140.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very smooth. Very refreshing ice beer. Get the big can and drink on.

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Photo of xolectic
3.2/5  rDev +53.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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 +33.7%
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 -1.4%
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 -10.6%
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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Photo of Euphoria69
1/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of OldSchoolMike
1.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

What I see drunks who have lost driving privileges tote back to their residences around here by the twelve-pack. A cheap buzz is all that it is good for.

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Photo of Rindir
1/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of brewnme
2.46/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kraut6363
1.5/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BenHoppy
1.94/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of tykechandler
2.25/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of brett32768
4.77/5  rDev +129.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Back to 5.9% from 6.9%?

I've rated this beer based upon the following characteristics:

- Very economical
- Excellent value to consumer
- Miller/Coors production quality controls

I'm soooo disappointed that this has been recently lowered from 6.9% ABV back down to 5.9% ABV. However I will continue to be a fan because of its consumer value and taste.

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Photo of Krusader
2.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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