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 J23hc
3.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a forty of this, my usual budget savers, bud and yuengling, needed a rest. So here it is, poured into a pilsner glass, very pale with pee color tint. One minute one finger head, notable amt. of rising bubbles. Avg appearance for the style. Sweet smelling, malt and a hint of alcohol. Not much to say taste wise but at least it isn't unpleasing. Tastes like the first beer I sipped from my dad's can as a child. It's refreshing, and a little sharp. I'll probably make this a regular when I buy forties since it actually resembles what beer is supposed to taste like, as opposed to 90% of the bottled garbage juice in that same cooler.

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Photo of rednrag
3.7/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mickeys is one of the finest Malt Liquors in the world. The short stubby big mouth is a great container. This is a smooth, clean, Fine malt liquor.

I like it. Lots of people dis this fine Malt Liquor. I do not know . OK is it better than Colt 45 or Olde Englishe 800. I do not know.

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Photo of muldersha
2.13/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Had from a 24oz can purchased in Portland, OR

Pours a light golden color with a chunky, large bubble white head that is quick to dissipate, but leaves a decent lacing throughout.

Smell is surprisingly muted for a malt liquor. A little like someone burped in your face after eating a bowl of tortilla chips. Lots of corn aromas, a touch of bile, some chalky minerals, and some estery banana and tropical fruit notes.

Medium to medium-light bodied with plenty of apple, pear, and melon on the mid-palate. A touch papery and nondescript on the finish with a subtle note of overly sweet slightly-rotten musky cantaloupes.

Very drinkable for a malt liquor. i much prefer this to Busch or PBR. Skateboarders: 1, Hipsters: 0

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Photo of LOCAL
3.58/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lets cut to the chase, this is a freaking Mickeys Malt liquor not a Westy 12. For a malt liquor this isn't all that bad. Lets face it, if you wanted something better you wouldn't have reached for the Mickeys in the first place, but what you get is solid. Malt liquor flavor without that nasty malt liquor after taste you get with most of them. This isn't gold people, but its pretty good when its free... in a 22oz bottle... who knew.

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Photo of Beerbluesbiology
2.67/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured out of "grenade" bottle with a yellow-gold body, and ~3/4 inch head which dwindles to almost no head. Smells of slightly metallic, cooked vegetable with a trace of ethanol. Tastes not too special, kind of creamy in a wierd way. I pick up flavours of adjunct, corn and an alcohol. Has a dry finish. Overall, not a spectacular beer. It is kind of fun because of the bottles but really nothing special.

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Photo of Sleestak
3.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sometimes you just gotta go with a cheap beer. This one being some what of a staple in my leaner days. They have UFC collector cans now I see, hmm, ok. I don't think anyone would really keep a can after having drank it, but who knows. Yellow, fizzy, smells like sweet corn. Tastes like sweet corn, but finishes surprisingly clean. I don't wanna let this thing warm up much lest it start getting rank. Overall not bad for what it is - a cheap, non offensive, lower abv malt liqour.

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Photo of Duxx
2.06/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I poured it into a pint glass. Yeah I know, a glass really?! Probably shouldn't have, after all the green keg big mouth bottle was sooo coool. I remember buying these in high school back in the dark ages. Just thought I would try something different but I was at the gas station! Not much in the way of choice or selection. $5.09 a 6 pack?

what can you say even a BMC makes these seem tasty. How many ways can you spell skunked. This is January and my bottle said November 30, 2009. A green bottle and out dated to boot. Skunked! I used to think this is what beer was supposed to taste like. Just one for old times sake. Certainly not for the taste. Oh yeah, the taste, did I mention skunked BMC? Well you get the idea...

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Photo of 7beerphil
4.17/5  rDev +55%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz can poured into a pilsener glass:

A: Pours a dark yellow/light copper color, 2 finger head, mild carbonation. Head dies in about a minute, not much lacing

S: Sweet smell, some grains, not like the usual malt liquor

T: Rather sweet and malty, nothing unpleasant, can'y really detect any hops

M: Smooth and mellow, not at all harsh

D: Very drinkable, priced right for the quick buzz. I'd much rather drink a few mickeys than any ice beer for a quick buzz. Mickeys truley is Fine Malt Liquor.

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Photo of cptnjck101
3.83/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mickey's is a classic, I love this stuff. Get's you feeling right & doesn't break the bank doing so. Smooth as silk & cheap as dirt. It's no Westy 12, but for a buck twenty, it can't be beat. The boys at Miller may not always come up with winners, but they sure as shit did here.

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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 GuinnessHero
3.18/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pale yellow with a one-finger head that quickly dissipates a few minutes after pouring, no signs of carbonation.

Smell - Very rank. Sour with a touch of hops on the nose.

Taste - Smell does not carry forth thank god with the taste. Mild and a slight tinge on the pallet of carbonation.

Mouthfeel - Very very very smooth. Goes down and leaves a slight cleanse to the pallet. This is a malt liquor afterall.

Drinkability - Due to its ease of drinking, it's definitley drinkable. May get old after 3 or 4, but nonetheless a decent malt liquor.

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Photo of Jordan1985rec
2.76/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is definatly not my Grandfather's Mickey's. Besides the strange new can with the weird bee (when I think beer, I think bee?) the taste seems a bit flat. I poured this brew into a standard pint glass and observed the pale yellow, almost straw color. The smell was typical and under-whelming, but really not an important aspect of this kind of beer. The taste was pretty good, much better than other malt liquors, strong sweet taste but counteracted by the bitter undercurrent. The mouth-feel was a bit more like a lager than I remembered, but ended up allowing me to enjoy it even more. All in all this beer is meant for drinking with friends on a nice summer evening while cooking up something on the grill, not for sitting in a room geeking out about. Easy to drink, easy to enjoy, but not for too steep of a critique.

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

This is better than a mass produced lager. It is cheap, thin, faintly hopped... more like some hops died and some tortured ghost was left behind, not very malty, and smooth... once upon a time. It's better than drinking... battery acid or an O'Douls.
It's a flavored malt beverage, without the flavor... and it's almost a beverage. I think I'm going to find some benedryl and take a nap, Iv'e been stung by six little mickey's... If I'm lucky, I'll dream of newport storms.

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Photo of Likeburning
2.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Tasted in the "hand grenade" bottle with the little puzzles on the cap while watching a UFC fight for the sole reason because Mickey's is one of their sponsors, and the hornet looks pissed. As far as Malt Liquors go, it could be worse and this one is surprisingly sweet. Reminds me of college.

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Photo of getch
2.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Just finishing college and having a lot of experince of horrible beer and esp. malt beer, this is prob my favorite, still it ranks low compared of the full flavors that are out there, if one has to drink a malt beer, then this is the beer you should have, its one of my favs plus in the cool glass bottles!

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Photo of lonestar1836
2.7/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear yellow no head to speak of (it's better left in the green 40 oz bottle)

S: a bit corny a bit skunky and a little metalic in aroma

T: malty and corny bit other than that not much flavor but that of cheap beer

M: not as watery as others but more carbonation than i like

D: i think i could handle about one 40 a year, i like OE better

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Photo of uhhhaaron
3.13/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

consumed 04-22-2010, 40oz into pint glass.

Big green 40oz bottle.. Poured a serving into pint glass..typical light golden color with lots of bubbles rising up.. Frothy white head that slowly dissipates to thin film.. smelled sweet, grainy, no hop presence.. Little skunky, cooked veggies... Not amazing but not offensive.. Taste is very plain.. Cooked veggies, grain, mild to medium sweetness, kind of watery... Carbonation is at a decent level..
Easy to drink and not as foul as other malt liquors..

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Photo of Lacesoutcody
3.8/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

drank from a mickey's grenade wide mouth bottle, bought in a six pack.

A: not poured, I don't believe in pouring malt liquor into a glass. I'm guessing thin yellow, with minimal head.

S: a sweet blast of sugars, and malt, a slight hint of alcohol on the back end.

T: same as the smell, simple sugars, a little alcohol, and thin supply of malts to finish it off.

M: fairly thin, but thicker than some malt liquors on the market.

D: As always, poundable, completely enjoyable, and will get you buzzed for the right price, as for something to savor, find something else. Pansy.

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Photo of RonKoch
2.82/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

As you can see from the label, Mickey’s is “Fine Malt Liquor”. So imagine a scenario where your buddy offers you a beer, while apologizing, saying something like, “Sorry. All I got is Mickey’s”. You might hesitate, knowing full well it isn’t the best tasting beer around and it will probably give you a headache before the night is over. But then, remembering the label, you can shrug your shoulders, extend your arm to grab yours and say, “It’s fine.”

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Photo of AllFineThings
3.4/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not a lot of head retention, but looks decent.

Smells much better than most malt liquors-that's for sure-kinda sweet.

Taste is easy on the senses and I will always go to this if offered over any regular macro swill.

Perfect for the summer, Mickeys never really gets old to me- grew up with this.

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Photo of latackbeer
4.26/5  rDev +58.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Mickey's is the malt liquor that makes the name worth it. Granted the whole idea that you play the brown paper bag hiding game, not right way to enjoy this delicious beverage. Get the six pack and enjoy the caps. The caps have nothing to do with taste but they definitely adds to the beer. If you can't solve a Mickey's cap in under 15 seconds put it down because the puzzle and Mickey's attraction...you don't understand it.

So the taste, it's a regular beer taste. It's enjoyable and doesn't over power with a liquor sting. It's the indulgence you have to hold on to. The six pack is affordable but willing grants access to inebriation. If you're going to "roll" with a malt liquor, this is the selection for that night.

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Photo of smokinyodas
3.5/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Probably one of my favorite Miller beers that was a popular and inexpensive drink choice back in our college days. Malt Liquor is not for everyone, but when I drink these beers from the widemouth “Green Grenade" I tend to lose count. Overall Mickey's has a mild sweet taste, some mild hops, low bitterness, high carbonation, and there’s a slight graininess to the palate that lingers into the finish. On football nights when friends come over they tend to pick out these beers over the higher rated ones.

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Photo of BuffaloBilly
2.51/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a very yellow color with a thin retaining head. Immediatly smelled and tasted corn adjuncts. Tasted pretty sweet and malty. Not too bad for 1.50 a 40, definetly the better of the malt liqours. But if you were looking for a premium brew this isn't it, its just cheap beer.

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Photo of Gaben
3.72/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mickey's I cant believe this stuff isnt rated among the tops 3's in malt liquor's , one of my fav beers with or without the differnt styles.

Appearance is plain , close to all the green bottle beers because I hardly ever pour malts out of the bottle.

The taste is pretty goot , It taste's like a dirty rolling rock / not as smooth but nice to drink or even slam at times.

Drinking this stuff is pretty easy , nothing you'll wanna puke on , simple because its a fine malt liquor and I recommend it too any beer drinker.

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Photo of netrioter
3.48/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz grenade 6 pack = $7 dollars at some podunk liquor store in Argos Indiana.

Mickeys has always been the "gentleman" of malt liquors to me...it dont really taste like a traditional malt liquor...its got that slight Heineken skunk to it but its more like a regular beer.

It can be a bit unwieldy in a 40 oz and you let it get warm...it turns really gassy and sweet.

served cold in the grenade...these are extremely poundable...my record is 3 seconds.lol

tastes more like a Heineken than a malt liquor...if Heineken is your bag...you may want to give Mickey's a try...just dont let it get too warm. If youre new to or want to try your first malt liquor....i definitely recommend Mickey's

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Mickey's from Miller Brewing Co.
2.69 out of 5 based on 1,268 ratings.
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