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Milwaukee's Best Ice | Miller Brewing Co.

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2.07/5
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677 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
millercoors.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV increased from 5.9 to 6.9 in 2016.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,937
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
677
pDev:
41.06%
Bros Score:
3.27
 
 
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Ratings: 677 |  Reviews: 211
Reviews by zacharius:
Photo of zacharius
2.46/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I'd like to say this beer looks like crap seeings how it is the beast and all but it actually looks fairly decent with a golden color and a white head. Smell is almost nonexistant with a faint adjunct odor detected. Taste is very faint, with a grainy adjuct flavor that builds up in the finish. Very light bodied, not much different than water. Beer is lightly carbonated. Drinkability is good but so is water's. Not much going on in this beer but it has some alcohol to it and is actually not the worst ice beer I've ever had (not that it says much).

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Ribber
4.7/5  rDev +127.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Very attrative..almost seductively inviting. Pours with a wonderful, light and creamy head. S: A hint of beer smell...probably because this is beer. T: Fantastic surprise. A truly great experience. One of the best beers ever....by anyone's standards. Creamy, smooth with fresh, crisp hops. F: Very satisfying and pure drinkability. One of the top 5 beers I have ever had....and I have been drinking many, many beers for 60 years! Overall: Craft and micro brews cannot hold a candle to this legend - plus at 5.9 ABV it ranks at the top of a truly man's beer. Pure craftmanship at its finest!

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Photo of secondtooth
1.16/5  rDev -44%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Pale golden, with a huge head.

Aroma: Corny, adjunct. Nothing more.

Taste: Watery body here, naturally, and light in flavor as well. Like beer-flavored water, maybe, with a little alcohol burn at the finish, like a shot of vodka in a shite beer. Absolutely awful. Made my tummy hurt, and with that, this is one of the worst beers I’ve ever had.

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Photo of jtyson
5/5  rDev +141.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Anybody who gives this beer less than a 4 is an asshole. It's a beer that gets you drunk at an affordable cost. They didn't brew it to compete with Duval or Chimay, it's 17 bucks a 30 pack. Drink it with your real friends and watch football or paly horseshoes don't talk about the different tasting notes.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.18/5  rDev +53.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation and faint medium golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy white head that quickly reduces to a large patch of mottled thin film surrounded by a very thin film covering the reminder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to heavy amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of grainy malt and corn adjuncts with a light aroma of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of grainy malts with corn and rice adjuncts. That is followed by light flavors of grassy hops which imparts a light amount of bitterness which fades away quickly.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp

O: This was much better than I was expecting with an easy to drink light overall flavor and aroma - alcohol was well hidden and it was more enjoyable than I remembered it from my college days. Not a beer that I will be running out to get again but not bad.

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Photo of EmeraldMist
3.44/5  rDev +66.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Look - Clear yellow, two fingers of white head, surprising amount of lacing.

Smell - Light corn, metallic, faint alcohol

Taste - Corn grits, apple like sweetness, clean alcohol throughout

Feel - Not quite medium body , loads of carbonation. Tiny bit of warmth if you pay attention. Goes down like angry water.

Overall - One of the best ice beers in my opinion. Gives a malt liquor vibe while being a few dimes cheaper. Enjoyable.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.15/5  rDev +52.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Typical clear yellow in color with a lot of carbonation and a big white fluffy head that went down in 10 seconds.

Smell – The sole aroma that I could pick out of the glass was pure American grain.

Taste – The creamed corn was in effect at the very first sip. They managed to hide the booze better than most of the other “ice” style of beers I’ve had and the dreaded Gummi-Bear sweetness was absent. Overall this wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be.

Mouthfeel – The carbonation was pretty good, actually, making the beer crisp and somewhat refreshing. I’d say that it was a shade over light-bodied, too.

Drinkability – I performed this tasting over my sink, thinking that if I passed out the giant 24 ounce can would fall down in the drain where it belonged. But, all in all, this wasn’t that bad. Hell, I might even finish this blue and silver bullet.

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Photo of Rindir
1/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of markallmon
2.75/5  rDev +32.9%

Photo of billq82
1.96/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Scott_P83
2.36/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Jason
3.27/5  rDev +58%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good clear pale apperance with some lace, clean aroma with a hint of alcohol. Quite crisp with a light body, thin on the malt with extremely faint hops. Alcohol shows that it is there as there is not much to hind behind. Not too bad for an ice beer at $5.99 at 12-pack its a bargin.

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Photo of Seanny317
1/5  rDev -51.7%

Photo of Cavanaghty
1.25/5  rDev -39.6%

Photo of TheRamie
1.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of deebo
3.08/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a bargain when you're poor and need to get a solid buzz 3 times for cheap. It's got a boozy taste and finish given its rather low alcohol which has gone back and forth from 5.5 to 5.9%. Otherwise it's your typical cheap adjunct ice lager.

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Photo of NilocRellim
1/5  rDev -51.7%

Photo of Bamabrew22
2.58/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Quaffed a few of these on the golf course recently. I guess I was drawn in by the 5.9% ABV and the price was certainly right. Pale straw in appearance. No noticeable smell. Slightly sweet in taste, not bad, but not great. Overall, not a bad macro choice on a hot day. Provided ample refreshment and booze on the golf course.

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Photo of Roscoe1847
1/5  rDev -51.7%

Photo of dogfishandi
2.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

24 oz can right out of the ICE cold fridge, poured into my giant 24 oz mug. JUN 13 11 on bottom of the can. on the side of this can it also says ALE (?)

pours out a super clear golden pale yellow color with a huge billowy pure white head that actually hung around for awhile (surprise?). bits of sticky lace as well.

the aroma is rather off putting, smells oddly enough like dryer sheets, very mettallic with some cooked corn.

the taste is dominated by cooked corn, mettallic aluminum with just a hint of dryer sheet. some slight acidity and a hint of apples towards the finish.

watery light mouthfeel. a bit over carbonated, but crisp and refreshing.

it goes down very easy, but i definatly wouldnt want another...ever. tastes so similar to practically every adjunct lager.

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Photo of tyleeis
3/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of briandaube
1.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of OldSchoolMike
1.75/5  rDev -15.5%
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 Beerandraiderfan
2.27/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Can't knock the appearance, seems almost vibrant gold with a pristine white head with little bubbles, although it does 86 itself pretty quickly. Fusel alcohol or just rubbing alcohol aroma and grainy cereal like corn chex aroma don't earn it much respect.

Hop aspect is almost nonexistant, as seems to be the desire in these ice adjuncts, keep that price down and the alcohol up. Did have a larger corn and malt profile than most, maybe the icing of the beer gets rid of enough water content to make an ice beer or two actually not like alcohol water. Don't get me wrong, its not like this is worth falling over, but it isn't watery at least. Lots of carbonation.

Can't help but feel like the metallic aftertase is imparted by the can. Probably still leans above average for an ice adjunct though.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
1.28/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

The label states Ice brewed from th finest quality malted barley, selected grains and choicest hops. pours a honey bright golden hue with a large overly carbonated white head dwindles as quick as it rises. Lacing is left behind thin and scant. Aromatics smells like beer, grainy offness slightly metallics. A blend of pale malts and assorted grains ie corn and rice. Not much alcohol on the nose even thought it's an ice brew it comes out at 5.9% just under the legal limit of some of the archaic states with beer laws like WV. Flavor unremarkable but yet a horrible chemical metallic offness comes across the palate with DME sweetness after a few sips I'm certain I'm not going to finish off a whole 24oz can. I will not waste anymore vibrant liver cells on this beer, drain pour. Mouthfeel is thin watery textured with carbonation so high it makes it hard to swallow, shitty industrial beer at it's worst. Drinkability terrible.

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