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American Malt Liquor
Ranked #62
Ranked #47,771
2.5 | pDev: 32.4%
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
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Reviews: 375 | Ratings: 1,349
Photo of metter98
2.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that left a large patch of bubbles on the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of fusel alcohol are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has notes of corn and hints of fusel alcohol.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The aromas and flavors of fusel alcohol detract somewhat from this beer's drinkability, but overall the beer isn't horrible.

Serving type: can

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Photo of gvickery
3.76/5  rDev +50.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look, is medium gold with a moderate white head that dissipates quickly. Smell was disappointing. I mostly picked up a sulphur smell, which is indicative of a lager, was too pronounced. Taste was surprisingly full bodied, it is very much like a popular Euro-lager sold in a green can. Lol. There is a noticeable corn flavor that distinguishes it from the Euro counterparts. Overall, this is one of the best American adjunct lagers around. No, it’s not a CRAFT beer, it is well made and enjoyable. Cheers

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Photo of thw5000
3.5/5  rDev +40%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I spent most of my life drinking adjunct lagers and so so beers. Since moving to SC where its warm to the extreme most of the time, these cheaper lighter beers drink easier, esp after being outside and being soaked thru with sweat.
For me, this is the best malt liquor going. No objectionable flavors. Yeah i know its not craft like or anything special, but when your throat is parched and you mouth is dry, this stuff goes down really well. I buy 40 oz bottles at the local convenience store for $2 each. Cant beat that.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.19/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From the bottle, it pours a clear golden color with a nice head that lasts. Scents of grain in the nose. The mouth gets a light bit of sweetness with just a touch of malt.

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Photo of Mdog
3.6/5  rDev +44%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear gold, ok head.

Smell: Grainy, corn, mildly sweet.

Taste: Moderate sweetness, corn, refreshing!

Overall: Picked up a 6 pack since I had a malt liquor craving. Excellent malt liquor, not too heavy, not too sweet, easy to drink, and has a little kick. My favorite malt liquor.

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Photo of Scrapss
3.25/5  rDev +30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

ABV: 6.0-9.0% | IBU: 10-30 | Glassware: Pint Glass (or Becker, Nonic, Tumbler)

That is what the style recommends. I prefer in a brown paper bag, rolled down to halfway down to the ogive.

This is proper for the style and maintains thermal integrity...unless you're playing edward 40 hands this is a must. I did dump some into a small glass to judge, however.

A:.fizzy yellow with a huge tightly bubbled head that settles to a wispy disk and thick collar at edges. Spritely carbonation.

S: surprisingly not skunky despite dreaded green glass. Some notes of grain, grain and more graininess.

T: light cereal and grain and some grassiness. Highly attenuated as per style

M: smooth and dry yet creamy due to carbonation. Slick, then a little dry bitterness at ultimate finish makes this very pleasant.

O: some malt liquor gets a bad rap. Mickey's is not terribly undrinkable and it packs a good punch with a decent mouthfeel while keeping fusels low. Reminds me of cream ale's big brother.

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Photo of Maho6611
2.9/5  rDev +16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I have lots of early memories with this brew lol. It was always my go to back in the day because it was cheap and it gets the job done.
Smells like corn and malt, tastes like sweet corn flakes with a boozy finish Light-medium body mouthfeel
Its pretty well balanced for what it is.
Even though I’ve moved on to IPA’s, I still occasionally drink Mickeys, its damn good.

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5/5  rDev +100%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Slammed a 40 of this in less then a minute taste corn and malt but its very light. Next to colt 45 Mickey's is where I go if I can't find a 40 of colt 45 and I only drink colt 45 in a 40. I live in a rather rural community and I don't think 40s are for others if you catch my drift. I'm not being a racist. Malt liquor and card games is all I do. Mickey's fine malt liqour is where it is.

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Photo of Nicholas660
5/5  rDev +100%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The absolute perfect Malt Liquor nothing will ever top mickey's the best 40 for the money not to heavily flavored not to sweet but very little bitterness it has an amazing balance especially in the world of malt liquors a very underrated class of beers I would honstly class it as more of a golden lager just with a slightly higher alcohol content that takes it out of the aal category but definitely doesn't fit into the European countries category of a malt liquor but all in all it is a solid beer that dosen't throw any punches but it doesn't have to it is a great brew for the money.

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Photo of Buckeye55
2.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

As malt liquors go, this one is not too bad. The problem is that it's not too good either. The big mouth bottles back in the day were cool we thought. They were also a way to get this brew into your mouth quicker. 2.5 rating, below average but far from terrible.

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Photo of Drak-Nib
2.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

From the bad old days. Even then, I was trying the wonders of the average gas station. It’s not my favorite. The 24-oz. felt like forever to finish. I may have to wash it down with some Bud Light. ca. 2009

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Photo of MetalRocker94
4.85/5  rDev +94%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance- Deep Gold, Extremely Thick White Head, Very Bubbly.
Aroma- Sweet, Malty, Corny, White Breadiness, and Somewhat Hoppy.
Taste- Sweet, Malty, Very Corny, Slight Citrus, Very Bready, and Quite Hoppy.
Mouthfeel- Light-Medium and a Light-Medium Body.
Overall Conclusion- A great Malt Liquor from SAB-Miller. One of the best in the style. Goes well with any kind of food. Also a great session or relax at Malt Liquor. Would recommend.

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Photo of pat61
2.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

This had more appeal when I was underage and could drink it out of the green big mouth bottles. I have only seen it in cans recently. Sweet corn and light grain lead the flavor and the aroma and there are a handful of hops lending some bitterness. Its alcohol used to be its main selling point. The flavor is not much.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.06/5  rDev +62.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No question, Mickey's looks damn fine. Brilliantly clear brass with a sticky white foam cap. Now I'm thirsty.

Crushed cereal and corn syrup. Just as it should smell.

Corn syrup and corn syrup. Just as it should taste. Maybe a pinch of crushed grain. Wow. Really pushing the boundaries here.

Light, clean, smooth,a little slick, definitely sweet. Almost zero bitterness. Boom.

Hey, at $0.59 per 12 oz., what do you want? Stop rating beers comparing to your favorites of different styles. This is a MALT LIQUOR folks. And as a malt liquor, it's pretty damn good. Otherwise it would already be off the shelves. Cheers.

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
2.29/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Deep amber color and sudsy head. The aroma is an sweet malt-like one, but faint and off a bit. Hop bitterness is essentialy non existent and the flavor is sweet with a metallic, malt body. Carbination is low. This brew becomes less attractive as it warms.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.17/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

What the pale yellow beverage lacks in appearance, is more than made up for by the wonderful 12oz grenade that it comes in.

Smells fairly clean, a bit of corn, almost a floral characteristic.

Taste is slightly sweet corn.

Minimal carbonation, relatively crisp, and avoids the oiliness that is often found with malt beverages.

For what it is, it's pretty solid.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
2.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours a very clear, light yellowish/tan color with minimal head and almost no lacing.

The smell reminds me a slightly fresher version of the dead Bud Light cans I had to throw away from golf carts when I worked at a golf course as a kid. I'm also getting some corn and maybe a little lemon.

The taste is also very corn heavy with a hint of breadiness and brightness before quickly dying to a sweet, bland finish. The flavor goes away very quickly.

The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and slightly sticky.

Overall the flavor isn't bad but the finish is terrible. It's drinkable but not for 40oz.

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Photo of lancelovett
3.51/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A smoother tasting Malt Liquor. I do not know if it is top fermented or not, which I understand traditional malt liquors are/were.
Most times, the ABV determines whether it is a malt liquor nowadays.

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Photo of Strix
2.61/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Clear golden, initial frothy head

The nose is quite pleasant, corn, a bit of floral hop, slight grassiness

Initial sweetness quickly souring to a grassy and metallic aftertaste. On the whole, not far off many adjunct lagers.

Well carbonated.

Certainly not the bottom of this style, but In the future I'll probably save my calories for something worth drinking.

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Photo of Dewsby
2.95/5  rDev +18%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L) Pours a clear straw color with a effervescent white head. No lacing and poor retention.

S) Nothing really off-putting on the nose. Sweet and grainy.

T) Not horrid for the style. Again, sweet and grainy, with a slight grass-like bitterness on the very end of the brew.

F) Crisp with a surprisingly full body for a cheap 40. Can't complain as far as the style goes.

O) Is this a good beer? No not really, but as far as American Malt Liquor 40s go, it really isn't that stylistically punishable.

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Photo of cardfan212
4.16/5  rDev +66.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a glass 40 ounce bottle. Scores and review are based within the style.

Look - By far my favorite of the malt liquor bottles. The green glass, simple label, and hornet mascot all comes together in a quite appealing package. However, the green glass does stop the drinker from getting a good view of the liquid inside, which might be seen as a good thing to some.

Smell - No offensive notes, and even has a bit of life and character. Some hints of wet grass, fresh sweetcorn, a bit of smoked meat maybe? All the smells are fairly faint, but nonetheless, they are there.

Taste - Surprisingly good. Has the typical malt liquor sweetness, but it is cut and balanced with a healthy bit of bitterness. More in league with the adjunct lagers.

Feel - The carbonation was a bit much. It made me very burpy and left a nice tower of foam in my bottle every time I took a sip.

Overall - Much better than other malt liquors I've tried. Almost like a beer that wasn't good enough for AAL status but overshoots the malt liquor category.

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Photo of LoveGame
2.92/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Sadly I can only find the 24oz cans here in Waco, so no cool puzzles or grenades for me.

Mickey's is the one malt liquor you don't immediately associate with the dude with the revoked license toting home a case on Friday night. Something about it retains an air of class. Maybe it's the minimalistic can with almost no information on it, not even the ABV. As it's weaker than its brethren, Mickey's makes a good chill drink rather than just something to get smashed off of super fast. The taste and feel is malty and syrupy, almost as if the liquid itself feels thicker than average. This is one I still pick up every now and then as it's very cheap and has a nice taste. Overall, Mickey's is humble and doesn't oversell itself, and is worth a try.

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Photo of xolectic
3.7/5  rDev +48%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

One of the better malt liquors.

A dark yellow color, not as dark as some malt liquors. Not much head or lacing.

Not much of a smell, same as other malt liquors but not as corny.

Taste follows the smell. Not too sweet. Closer to an standard adjunct lager in taste. Some corn and malt flavor. No noticeable alcohol since it's a 5.6 ABV. Slight hop flavor.

It's still syrupy like most malt liquors but not as much as some others, especially the higher ABV ones.

Overall very good for what it is. The 12 oz bottles have an interesting shape.

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Photo of beerdrinker92532
2.96/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

45 minutes in the freezer before drinking this 40oz down, i crack the lid on this frosty baby and it's ready to drink, no fizz rises to the top it's just saying cmon drink me .
i drink it a harsh taste turns into a cold pleasant taste like coors and bud light and hits you hard like a steel reserve. feeling the buzz and drank 3 pulls and im already feeling the buzz of 3 cans of coors light. Okay! for my money $3.57 plus tax not bad. hasnt even reached the label yet. what a value!! already feeling it and not even 1 minute in!! so i set the drink down do what a want and take measured sips and increase the throttle towards the end. feeling stupid drunk but functional not sloppy but sharp and happy . it's worth the money it's worth the price. party in a bottle. the aftertaste is clean and light. the buzz is nice and elevated like i drank a shot of whiskey. music is great to listen to . this drink gives me patience, which i need in this day and age. put on some foreigner. put on some van halen. you know. im drunk already as im writing this. anyways mickeys never lets you down. mickeys forever.

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Photo of KentT
2.3/5  rDev -8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

American Malt Liquor. Corn meets apple overtones, with some slightly malty biscuit note, meets some sugary notes. Very weak head, with thin lacing and very weak retention. Competent, cheap gets you drunk in a hurry. Don't drink it when warm, gets ugly in a hurry. Good when cold for malt liquor, I rank it below Olde English 800 or Colt 45, but better than Steel Reserve or King Cobra. Reserve for when you're low on money and just want to get plastered.

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Mickey's from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 60 out of 100 with 1349 ratings