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Milwaukee's Best Ice | Miller Brewing Co.

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Milwaukee's Best IceMilwaukee's Best Ice
BA SCORE
2.07/5
Poor
671 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:
#44,563
Reviews:
209
Ratings:
671
pDev:
40.58%
Bros Score:
3.27
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
126
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 671 |  Reviews: 209
Photo of Timc32
2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BeerMan12345
4.4/5  rDev +112.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This has become my beer of choice since the 6.9% abv was put in place late last year. The price at my local store did not even go up, it still sits at $17.99 for a 30 pack which is an amazing deal. I did the math, there is 734.85mL of pure alcohol in a 30 pack of Milwaukee's Best Ice. There is only 700mL of pure alcohol in a standard 1.75L bottle of liquor at 40% abv making the beer a more economical choice especially if your spirit of choice is above $17.99 (which my go to $19.99 bacard rum is).

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

Simply a very good beer at a very good price!

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Photo of Iceman55
5/5  rDev +141.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hey, Where can you get 24 ounces of beer for 99 cents? I've been drinking this for 10 years or more.Sometimes more than I should, but it's a good buzz. With the alcohol increase, it's even better. Micro beers are overpriced and gross tasting. I'm an old time drinker,(red,white and blue,Colt 45, SML, Schmidts,Sheaffer,Old Milwaukee, damn that one cost me a divorce, oh well. Enjoy!

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Photo of token_23223
3.3/5  rDev +59.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Asics
1.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of jzeilinger
2.36/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Keyton
4.72/5  rDev +128%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The scores I gave above are for the Milwaukee's best ice 5.9, the 6.9 is absolutely terrible I sure hope it's not replacing the 5.9.!!

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Photo of ShepardCommander
2.75/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of BeerBobber
3.73/5  rDev +80.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a nice golden color with a thick soapy slightly off white head. Darker than an average macro lager in color on both the body and the head. Nice streaming bubbles.
Smell is very bready with a metallic watery smell. Maybe even a bit of sweetness on the scent. The sweet does not smell like a corn sweet.
Taste is also a touch sweet and malty. Maybe the sweet smell is coming more from the malt than the adjunct? The taste also has a slight touch of metallic water taste as well.
Mouth feel borders on the medium side with a slick wet finish.
Overall the beer really does not taste that bad. With a 5.9% ABV there is definitely more flavor than just an average macro lager. The metallic smell is more promininent on the nose than in the taste and really does not detract much. I look forward to seeing what the new recipe of this beer will offer up in addition to a higher ABV.

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Photo of RD333
4.63/5  rDev +123.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good! Flat out! Now that I've had the 6.9 alv 24 ounce it will be my beer until I find something else, and I'm not looking. Great taste, smooth going down, looks inviting, feels light but after a few it's a sledge hammer. Overall 5 star for me. I grew up drinking Old English, Schlitz Malt liquor, Colt 45. So this is in my wheelhouse

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Photo of gtn0208
3.1/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of moodyxc9
2.37/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mattsucks
2.74/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
1.84/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of AC-Mivsek
2.68/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dmorgan310
2.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Chackman151
1/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Electros
2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of dag1991
1.5/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of jbf190
1.29/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of marc956
3/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For the kind of beer it is I found this better than expected. (32 ounce can was like 1.50 at a local supermarket).

Enough alcohol for a buzz, not so much you become an obnoxious drunk. We'll see how I feel in the morning.

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Photo of williamthistle
2.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Yeldarb92
1.5/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Milwaukee's Best Ice from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.07 out of 5 with 671 ratings
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