Magnum | Miller Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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3.59/5  rDev +61.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a 40! Stamped MAY0514-CO5110027. Sampled on January 12, 2014.

One needs to look at this based on the style rather than on the reputation of American malt liquors...which among craft brew fans is about the lowest it can be.

Malt liquors are supposed to look pale yellow with a big fizzy white head. This does.

malt liquors normally smell of rancid corn, rice, grain, and other adjuncts. This one does not. Yes, those characters are there but they are far more muted. Quite frankly this smells a lot like a standard American pale lager.

Malt liquor bodies are often thin and watery. This one is smooth and about medium.

Malt liquors can make you wince with the metallic taste and overly rambunctious corn and grain characters. There is a bit of that here but this is not cloying or rancid. It is really smooth. If more malt liquors were like this one I'd be drinking a lot of them. Sorry previous raters and BA members, I have to score it much higher than you did.

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1.25/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -9.9%

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2/5  rDev -9.9%

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1.25/5  rDev -43.7%

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1/5  rDev -55%

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1.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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2/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of MRHviolin16
2.87/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

The true budget malt liquor for the budget minded consumer who wants the most bang for his buck but wont settle on Steel Reserve. It is just as a malt liquor should be; cheap, adjunct to hell and with just enough hops to provide a level of bitterness and contrast to the beer that its noticeable but definitely not enough to break the brewers bank. The overall result is a very sweet and enjoyable malt liquor that really finishes clean and has an enjoyable taste but really is nothing special for the price but will definitely quench your thirst and give you the budget buzz you were looking for. Wish I could rate it higher but Country Club XXX and King Cobra had more going on then this malt liquor. Would recommend if you cant afford Old E 800 or if your store doesn't have Genesee at the very least, but not bad for the price and much better then Hurricane or Steel Reserve!

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1.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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2/5  rDev -9.9%

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1/5  rDev -55%

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2/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev +35.1%

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1/5  rDev -55%

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1.25/5  rDev -43.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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2/5  rDev -9.9%

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1/5  rDev -55%

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1.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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2.5/5  rDev +12.6%

Magnum from Miller Brewing Co.
2.22 out of 5 based on 195 ratings.
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