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Mickey's | Miller Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stirgy on 07-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,868
Reviews:
349
Ratings:
1,293
pDev:
31.87%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
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Photo of OldSchoolMike
2.87/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

One of the better malt liquors, if that's saying anything. I remember when the wide-mouths had a cool pull tab, over twenty-five years ago. Still like the wide-mouths, as the cans are not available around here anymore.

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Photo of JoeyJellico
2.27/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of UnicornBrewing
2.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Mickey’s Malt Liquor Big Mouth - A surprise find at Camp Stanley PX, and at 2.80/6 pack amazing bargain. Very satisfying after a day of not so hard work but a sweaty, thirst inducing walk up the hill. The aroma, well, it’s a malt liquor. Corn adjuncts dominate, but reminds of home a bit. No sign of malt liquor in a while, and not a lot of malt in this, despite being the first word in the style description. Kind of bad tasting, like you are ok inflicting self harm. The strength quickly washes that away, and alcoholic bliss starts settling over the hunger pangs, replacing itself over the need to eat. My primary urge is now to buy another six of these and skip dinner. This is the mass produced commercial indica of beers. I should downshift back to Bud or i’m gonna be too high to play softball or call home tonight. The caps have rebus puzzles on em, and not the same ones as Lone Star or Ballantine. They are a bit easier, and I like how they are on larger caps so easy to read. I’m gonna bring em down the the ball field tonight and get everyone turned on to em. Kind of sweet like vanilla. Creamy, sugary, catchy, very smooth. Like someone in a leather sport coat selling car stereos.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
1.05/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Photo of brewnme
1.93/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Timc32
2.37/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BenHoppy
3.37/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

For malt liquor this brew nails it.

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Photo of sglooney316
2.06/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +99.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.9/5  rDev +55.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Type: 24-oz. can
Glass: Clear 15.25-oz. pilsner
From: 5 Star Market & Liquor in La Mesa, Calif..
Price: $2.10
Purchased: Sept. 26, 2017
Consumed: Sept. 26, 2017
Reviewed as: American Malt Liquor
Misc.: Best by Feb. 12, 2018

Recently was dared to review a King Cobra. Actually did not know that Malt Liquor was reviewable on Beer Advocate. Once I looked it up and saw I was, had to go with it. Once I saw that there were seven (seven!) other Malt Liquors at the next-door market, made it a point to review one each Tuesday until I run out. Typically am against all the big boy beers, but I am breaking that rule for this challenge. Next up was Mickey’s Fine Malt Liquor, which is only rated as the 68th-worst beer. Not too bad. King Cobra and Old English 800 were both in the bottom 30. Still was not expecting much.

Poured a pale-to-gold clear color with 3-to-4 fingers of off-white frothy head. Lots of fast-moving bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Outstanding sporadic foamy lacing. Decent retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smell reminded me of an American Adjunct Lager, specifically a PBR. Got corn, apple, pear, honey, grain, skunky malts, scrambled eggs, wet grass and green grape. Really smooth on the nose for a malt liquor. (Smell - 3.75)

Wow. Not too bad on the taste. Certainly not as bad as King Cobra or Old English. First taste was the best (like the others), but it did not drop off as much as the other two. Specifically got apple, pear, green grapes, corn, grain, honey, hints of scrambled eggs and grassy malts. (Taste - 4.00)

Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.75)

Pleasantly surprised overall. For sure the best American Malt Liquor I’ve reviewed. Very good. (Overall - 4.00)

3.90 | 88 | B+

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Photo of woodyswenson
5/5  rDev +99.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Its a 2.99 beer, some of you have mental issues. What do you honestly expect?

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Photo of DragonsMilk
3.01/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served cold: Transferred from the fridge and into the freezer for 30 minutes

Look: Poured into a tulip glass, clear golden color, 1/2 finger of white head and streaming carbonation that ends quickly.

Smell: Hard to describe, very light smell typical of a lager, a little bit of wang but not offensive.

Taste: Light grainy is the best I can detect, mild sweet. neutral but pleasant. Clean aftertaste. Green bottle, but no skunk.

Feel: Crisp, good carbonation, a dry bite in the finish. Body is light but not annoyingly watery as I find a light beer can be.

Pairs most excellent with Cabot's Smokey Bacon White Cheddar Cheese and Popeye's

Overall: Fine as Vida G's backside, ok maybe that's alcohol talking.

Excellent American lager, not big on flavor, but the satisfaction comes from the feel, the crisp, the dry, the carbonation, which all equals easy drinking.

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Photo of gopens44
2.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Can_if_you_can
3.32/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PvtSnowball
2.45/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Grupatre
4.06/5  rDev +61.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AmitC
3.56/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of unclekeith
3.21/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.21/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BellinghamBiker
1.82/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Stout_Scout
5/5  rDev +99.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of fthegiants
1.5/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.96/5  rDev +57.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look - Pours a crystal clear golden yellow color, a finger of rocky white head, surprisingly good retention.
Aroma - Simple syrup, maybe some corn. Not a whole lot going on.
Taste - Grainy, pale malt, not as sweet as most malt liquors, clean dry aftertaste. Starts out like a typical lager but finishes like an ice beer.
Feel - Medium bodied, dry, lots of carbonation. Not syrupy at all.

Overall - Excellent malt liquor. Reminds me of myself... cheap, full of alcohol, but smooth as hell. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go on an overnight drunk.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
1.79/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of jsbirnba
2.98/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Beer rating: 2.51 out of 5 with 1,293 ratings
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