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): 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

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Photo of BeerNoobNC
1.72/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Buy this beer all the time in 24-packs from the grocery store due to its higher alcohol content and very cheap price (usually the cheapest).

The beer is similar to any of this style by these major companies. It sucks. You have to drink it ice cold or you'll want to vomit from the horrible taste. That is, what little taste there is. It's sad when the little taste there is in a watered down beer is not even good.

My friends always give me a hard time for getting this compared to their "light" versions of beers, but in my opinion, they all suck, so I just go for the cheapest and most alcoholic, when I'm doing that kind of thing. It might take some getting used to, but it's definitely a good choice in those situations. Otherwise, there should be no reason to even consider drinking this beer. Any other style of beer is better than these American macro-brews.

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Photo of vandemonian
2.64/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Milwaukee's Best Ice is cheap, tasteless lager. It is not unpleasant and an excellent beer to buy when you want to get drunk.

A: Very clear pale straw and a good 1 cm head that lasts decently (maybe because the glass was kinda dirty). 4

S: Sour apple and grain. 2.5

T: Syruppy corn and dust. Maybe a little sour tang. No flavour, but not unpleasant either. 2.5

M: Syruppy with a little fizz. 3

O: 2.5

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2.44/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 40 ounce bottle into a 1 liter mug.

This beer has an absolutely fantastic head in a giant mug. Honey colored clear body. Head retention is decent. Adjuncts in the smell and taste derail what was shaping up to be a good experience. Smells very slightly skunked. Pale malts and an odd sweetness in the aftertaste, probably from adjuncts. Mouthfeel would be better with a little more carbonation, but that's not that big of a deal.

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2.19/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

16 oz can poured into a tulip. Which makes me laugh.

A: Crystal clear golden yellow. Huge white head nearly escapes the glass. Soapy lace left behind.

S: Sweet pale malt, corn, grass, moderate hint of alcohol. Touch of butter.

T: Not a whole lot of flavor. Skunky acrid hops, sweet corn and earthy grass.

M: Light and thin body. Loads of carbonation.

O: It is what it is.

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1.53/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pretty common beer at college parties. Bland appearance with a piss pale yellow color with little to no smell of corn.

Taste is bland as well, with a metallic carbonated feel and watery aftertaste. This is a favorite among college students because of its relatively high alcohol content that gets you drunk rather quickly. In the event that you are brave enough and decide to try this make sure you drink it cold and quickly because like other cheap beers it has an horrible taste and feel when it's warm.

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2.14/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: transluscent and golden -- typical for American macro lagers. Slightly darker than a typical AAL. Loads of carbonation.

S: nearly intolerable. Slight sweetness from the alcohol and loads of corn. I wonder if this was brewed exclusively with corn.

T: slightly sweet and extremely corny. Very metallic and bitter. I would not drink this sober.

M: somewhat thick for its style, but more watery than craft brews. The carbonation aids in choking down this brew.

This was my staple beer as an underage drinker. It was cheap and got you smashed. I guess it serves a purpose, although there are other ice beers that have a smoother, more tolerable flavor.

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2/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Straw yellow, fizzy white head, ample but short-lived.

S: Smells tinny and adjunct with corn, very little else.

T/M: Tastes like seltzer water tainted with malts. The inevitable sixth beer tastes only like seltzer water.

It is what it is and it gets the job done. The job being inebriation.

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Milwaukee's Best Ice from Miller Brewing Co.
2.29 out of 5 based on 660 ratings.
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