Mickey's | 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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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.47/5  rDev +66.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: One finger white head, pale yellow body.

Smell: Mild breadiness, mild sweet corn, a slight suggestion of grassy hops.

Taste: See above.

Feel: Medium-light body, medium carbonation, slightly sweet upfront with a dry finish.

Other: Almost identical to PBR (but with more flavor), making this a decent low-budget beer.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Like a lot of the previous reviews, I will mostly lean on memories with this one, although I do have a forty sitting in front of me at the moment. Freshman year if you had big mouths in your fridge, it was a blackout night. Mickey's was all about attitude to me, back in college when I thought that was cool. The pissed off green bee seems to have mellowed in recent years, but maybe that's just me.

Mellow and corny without being offensive or oversweet. I still find this quite drinkable when you want to have an uberswill evening. It doesn't look or smell good. That's not the deal. Quite good at its job.

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Photo of BeerBobber
2.33/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Light clear gold with an aggressive pour giving about three fingers of a soapy crackling head that drops quickly. Lots of visible carbonation as well.

Smells sweet, almost candy like sweet? Not much else coming through.

Not much on the taste. Seems to follow the nose with that strange sweetness.

Mouth feel is not to heavy (thankfully) and finishes fairly easy.

I can remember drinking this from the big mouth bottles during several days while me and my friend rebuilt the engine for his 1972 Javelin project. Did not seem so bad than while we were freezing our asses off in the middle of the Colorado winter attempting to build a muscle car. Nowadays as an adult fast forwarded to some 30 plus years past that date I would have to say this beer tastes like crap. I really cannot wait to finish this 24 oz. can so I can look for a real beer in the fridge. God bless Mickey's for the memories (my friend has since passed, a result of mental issues and suicide) but I think this is one worth burying.

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Photo of dcotom
3.17/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Clear, pale golden colored pour, nice three-finger fluffy head that leaves a little spotty lacing. Pretty innocuous aroma, light maltiness with a little corn. There is a lot of sweetness on the palate, with flavors of corn and light malt and a hint of tart apple as it warms. Good carbonation. This has a rather odd slightly metallic aftertaste, with some lingering sweetness and astringence. Drinkable, an okay beer.

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.81/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint bright yellow + copper highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a large patch if medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Slightly heavier than moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of cereal grain malts and corn adjuncts with a light amount of corn sweetness. Extremely light aromas of rice adjuncts and grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a slightly heavier than moderate flavor of cereal grain malts with moderate flavors of corn + rice adjuncts. There is a light to moderate amount of corn/corn syrup type sweetness and just a hint of grassy hops which contribute a light amount of bitterness to the finish which fades away pretty quickly. Taste reminds me more of a Miller Lite product than a malt liquor.

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

O: Seemed only appropriate to have a "grenade" bottle of this malt liquor to finish out 2016... Reminds me of my younger days in the 1990s drinking BMC and malt liquors because there was not a lot of craft to be had/found and for some reason I always liked the packaging of Mickey's. Doesn't taste/smell any better or worse than I remember from my younger days and I probably won't be grabbing another, but thanks for the trip down nostalgia lane. Alcohol is actually well hidden making this easier to drink than some of the other malt liquors available and the smaller size is appreciated by older me.

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Photo of Dodo2step
2.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A- clear pale gold color with a half ginger foamy head with semi-decent lacing. head runs off quickly though.

S- sweet corny malts

F- ugh...sweet stale malt with alcohol rounding it out.

M- sweet and grainy

O- well considering the style and brewery i am actually gonna say this is a decent brew. Not craft quality but surprisingly ok.

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Photo of brobbable
5/5  rDev +85.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best cheap beer. I like to rate beer not as one beer vs the thousands, but rather with the one beer vs the other beers of the same style. Haffenreffer Private Stock used to be the top dog, but they were discontinued :( The pictographs are fun too.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
1.66/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is some brutal urine looking stuff. Can't form or hold a head. Aroma is straight rubbing alcohol, I would totally guess this was 9% from the smell going on here.

Taste is more hot alcohol, and man does it really come out in the mouthfeel as it warms. Can be super fizzy. Bad gut rot. Like is this a vodka boilermaker? Tastes like almost no barley or hops were used in this. I'm all for cheap beer, but at least let it be not so harsh especially for such a low abv.

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Didn't bother to pour it, i can guess the color.

Smelled corny or sweet, but stale like alcohol.

Tastes sweet, almost dry like grass, corny.

Drank like any other cheap malt liquor. Used mine for chasing cheap vodka.

Overall, easy to drink and enjoyable enough.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
1.93/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Pours a golden yellow with fizzy head. Smells of light corn, wheat, and a little dank. Taste is ok when ice cold but very basic. Typical corn and wheat tones with a mild flavor overall and that skunk bite mixed in there. This beer is an ok cheap beer and I like the grenade bottles best, they least get points for different. If your looking for a cheap beer and keep it iced this is ok for a hot day.

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
1.47/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

The beer doesn't look great, but the grenade bottles are great. Doesn't smell or taste like other malt liquors, it's more beer like. A bad beer though. The hops additions to this actually taste pretty good, but the malt is reminiscent of any and all fermentables being tossed in the kettle.

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Photo of HopHunter19
2.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

What do you expect, it's "malt liqour", which is even questionable at 5.6%. Corn, light malts. Slight off/metallic taste.
Otherwise crushable but not that good.

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Photo of FBarber
2.08/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Pours a dehydrated straw color with no head.

Smell is a bland yet pungent aroma of corn, grain and skunk.

Taste is surprisingly ok while the beer is ice cold. Some flavors of grain and corn are noted but its really just a subdued mis of flavors. As the beer warms, even slightly, the corn starts to really come through along with a slight metallic off flavor that is quite unpleasant. Also pretty strong sweetness to the beer likely from the corn.

Feel is light and drinkable. About all this beer has going for it.

Overall. Its cheap... But at 5.6% you'd have to down a lot to get drunk on this so it isn't even that cheap.

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Photo of Hans14
4.8/5  rDev +78.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I love Mickey's it's hands down my favorite malt liquor. I've had it from the plastic 40 oz. The grenades and poured into a pilsner, a jar, and wine glasses it is a great brew.

The look is the most unappealing part its darkish sraw.

Smell is skunky malt and a bit of hops with slight corn.

Taste is about the same. Very skunky after taste.

The feel is a a decent carbonation with the slightest water.

Overall I absolutely love this beer I would choose this over any macro or any malt any day.

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Photo of KaaosMachine
3.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

One of the better malt liquors. It tastes like a really good adjunct lager. There's nothing to compare it to other than Private Stock and Colt 45 and it's been tee than those. I'll always enjoy a Mickey's!

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Photo of spamtrapmail
3.6/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

When I drink cheap beer it's usually Miller High Life because they use champagne yeast in the brewing process and the fizziness enhances the flavor. I also prefer the corn flavor of Miller products to the rice flavor of Anheuser Busch.

Mickey's tastes almost the same as Miller High Life. It's a decent cheap beer. The green color of the bottles is unappetizing but that's the only negative thing I can say. There's no pucker up weird aftertaste or any other negative effects.

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Photo of MusaJames
2.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Can't tell you what it looks like as I have never poured this Malt Liquor into a glass ever in my life. Though I can tell you that it smells fine and taste better than most of the others in its class. Won't hurt your wallet and good enough.

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Photo of ordybill
3.97/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the infamous 12 OZ big mouth bottle right into my pie hole. The appearance is a clear golden yellow with a small white head. The aroma is basic American Malt Liquor. The taste is a notch up on most malt liquors, I rate this in the same class as Colt 45 and Private Stock, I consider them uhhmm, err top shelf in the malt liquor world.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.7/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the giant 32 ounce plastic jug into a nonic pint glass. Good till July 11th 2016. Pulled from the back of the shelf booyah!

Deep clear brass body, quite shiny with minimal and slow rising carbonation. Bleach bright white solid three finger head, that settles to a big bowled puck and some nice thick coating lacing. Quite a decent looking beer.

Nice quite basic cereal grain and mild corn aroma. Some faint toast, no hop angle, but a mix of pasty sugar a bit as well. Really solid for what it is actually not boozy either. No skunking either from the plastic thin green bottle.

Palate manges no too many surprises, with the exception of tolerance. Clean first thick sip but without the big sugars or fussel alcohol burn. Corny like sweetness a bit, with some interesting sugar like aftertaste that lingers. Interesting aftertaste that seems to mix some adjunct sweetness and some decent grain quality in the mix, it just barely hints at toast.

Interesting animal in malt liquor vein, sort of in the right place between a step up from your regular adjunct lager, but not jumping into drying overly sweet or alcohol stink malt liquor excess.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
2.81/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer is clear and a straw color with a thin white fizzy head. You can see the carbonation bubbles rising. The beer has no scent. The beer taste like corn and has little to no hop flavor. You are unable to taste in alcohol. The beer coats the mouth and is easy to drink.

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Photo of MorbidPenguin
5/5  rDev +85.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is awesome. The first taste you get is just a typical light beer taste. However the after taste is really sweet. It's so good! Do not think this is bad beer because of the cheap price.

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Photo of deebo
2.88/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A 64 oz green jug of this liquor and you are in for solid hi-kinks. This is a solid drinking adjunct corny drink until it warms when it turns into straight piss. Let the lack of carbonation help you guzzle the back end of this Brew and start over from scratch.

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Photo of KACK1533
3.9/5  rDev +45%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this in a can, so it wasn't skunked. Not your typical malt liquor. Most drink it from bottles, which are a class of their own. Smell was cereal grains. Head quickly dissipated into patches. Steady stream of bubbles coming up the sides of the glass. For a ML this is the cream of the crop and that crop isn't all that great. Decent flavor. The typical "Miller taste" shines through subtly at the end.

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Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I purchased a can of Mickey's for $1.99 USD in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA/USA.

Look: Mickey's has light foam.
Smell: Mickey's has a vague smell of ammonia and rancid grain.
Taste: Mickey's has a flavour of chemicals with a bittersweet aftertaste.
Feel: Mickey's has decent amounts of carbonation.
Overall: People who enjoy the aroma of ammonia and the flavours of vague chemicals will enjoy Mickey's.

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Photo of superspak
3.53/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 12/14/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear bright golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of corn, cracker, light honey, light herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with clean and balanced notes of pale malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of corn, cracker, light honey, light herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of corn, cracker, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and solid robustness of pale malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness after the finish as well. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly grainy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good malt liquor style. All around good balance and solid robustness of pale malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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