Mickey's | Miller Brewing Co.

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64
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Mickey'sMickey's
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
Ratings:
1,281
Reviews:
345
Avg:
2.7
pDev:
30.37%
 
 
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16
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254
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1.74/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of t2grogan
1/5  rDev -63%

Photo of smartassboiler
1/5  rDev -63%

Photo of a77cj7
3/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light yellow color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, slight hop note. Light body. Not drinkable, would not buy again.

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Photo of tone77
3.24/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a green bottle into a weizen glass. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Has a sweet, malty smell. Taste is rather bland, not bad, but not very flavorfull. Feels watery in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall an average malt liquor.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.14/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bad beer Thursdays -- two for one edition. This is simultaneously a well known "bad beer" but also a top 5 American Malt Liquor, neat. Poured from a green 40 ounce bottle into a Paulaner 1 L dimpled stein.

Beer is yellow and clear, heavily carbonated with a thick head of large white bubbles, actually bubbles of all sizes, no staying power though. It's gone before I know it's there.

It actually smells rather pleasant. Sweet, pilsner, it has a slight odd aroma to it but it definitely doesn't smell bad.

Beer is medium in body and has an odd bitterness at the finish...and here comes the boiled corn aftertaste. Bummer, you really let me down Mickeys. I was hoping for so much more. At least the aftertaste is short lived. I can say that much for it. It's drinkable, more so than the others, just not very good tasting.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Mebuzzard
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of tempest
3.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drank straight from the wide-mouth, green stubby bottle - as it was meant to be. This beer is surprisingly not bad. I think there's some truth to the bottle's "Fine Malt Liquor" label. Because as far as malt liquor goes, this isn't that far behind Rogue fancy-pants Dad's Little Helper. In terms of flavor, this beer reminds me of a dull PBR. It just has gentle bready malts behind a vague sweetness. Completely drinkable and inoffensive. Worth a try, just because it's Mickey's.

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Photo of tommy5
2/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of DoubleJ
2.93/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Welcome to start of the Brown Paper Bag Invitational! In this short series, I will be tasting malt liquor for the next few days, and this is sure to be fun. The only other malt liquor I've ever had was Olde English, and I was greatly offended. We'll start tonight with a "light" malt liquor, the one with the stinger that looks to be on steroids...Mickey's! On to the beer:

Do you like your body pale? Very pale straw color, the carbonation bubbles providiing some attraction to the eyes, the soapy head providing a solid canopy thus far. The aroma is milled corn, maybe with a trace of the can...run-of-the-mill cheap lager smell.

Heyy....this isn't bad at all! The body is light, but the carbonation is conrolled well, it doesn't bombard your palate. This is quite sweet. Sweet corn upfront, then some mild corn syrup-llike texture and sweetness. The alcohol is there, but hidden in the background with a dull bitterness and kick to it. Semi-dry finish.

For what you get, this is a solid malt liquor without too many flaws. It's also one of the lightest on the market, so it may not be the best pick if you're looking for a quick buzz and nothing more.

I survived the first stage without any major wounds. We'll resume the Brown Paper Bag Invite tomorrow night.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
2/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of flagmantho
2.28/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from 24oz can into a pint glass. Can't wait to review Mickey's ... it's got that sting!

Appearance: light yellow color, fizzy, with two fingers of white head on it. Reviewing to style, this is pretty average. Actually, it's better than some other macros.

Smell: it smells like ... college. The aroma of grain, alcohol and carbon dioxide is all too familiar. Horrible? Far from it. Good? Not really.

Taste: grain, sweetness and ... poverty. Call me unfair, but I have decided against letting this one warm up so that I can appreciate its nuances. You know, the flavor isn't horrible, but it really induces a sickness in me.

Mouthfeel: medium-bodied with a good level of carbonation. Average.

Drinkability: hoo boy. I may or may not be able to finish this colossal can. I think I am more comfortable consuming malt liquor on a dare than with an eye toward genuine evaluation. Still, drinkability has to track flavor on this one.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
2/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of NickThePyro
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of puboflyons
2.8/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle marked 05189-C80820. Sampled on May 5, 2009.

Cinco de Mayo and I should have had something Mexican but instead I drank a Mickeys Fine Malt Liquor. The pour is pale yellow with a lot of bubbly carbonation and fizzy white head. The aroma has somethig slightly floral to it rather than malty. Watery mouthfeel and nothing special there. The taste has some vague hops to it but little in the way of malts as should be the case for a malt liquor. This is a get drunk beer and little more.

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Photo of bigred89
1.5/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of clayrock81
2.08/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Now, even I think I'm crazy for giving a malt liquor a score over 2. But, there's two things to consider here. This malt liquor, compared to its peers, has less ABV, meaning that there is more water and less of a pungent taste. I don't really have to describe anything here, but it breaks down like this. Light gold color that you can see thru, the smell is not like paint thinner like an Old E or a Hurricane (yech!) but of a watery hop-substance, and the taste is somewhat foul but smooth. The other advantage that Mickey's has over the other malt liquors (and I am not talking about the goofy sayings on the cap) is the grenade bottle. For those who don't know, rather than the normal bottle which, on a guess, is 6 inches from bottom to start of neck and holds about 2 oz. each, this bat boy is 3 inches tall and there's 4 oz per inch. Oh, and the other reason it is called the grenade is because it's green (The bottle, not the beer). You end up drinking one in about 2 minutes, and then after about four or five a strong buzz creeps over.

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Photo of wrightst
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Zorro
2.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pour a clear yellow beer, pretty much what I expected.

Smell is mildly malty and grainy, no off flavors.

Taste is slightly sweet and is mostly of grain. Not as bad as it could be.

Mouthfeel is thicker than expected.

It is as drinkable as any other macrobrew.

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Photo of Halcyondays
2.12/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12 oz. stubby green bottle,

A: Pours a very pale yellow with a large cap of foam after gushing out of the big mouth bottle into a pint glass. Surprisingly good head retention, light spotty lacing.

S: Very light, some grain malt is all I pick up from this one.

T: Very fusely with a husky grain character and a bit of wheat. Overall, the flavour is very light. Hop character is barely noticable but adds a grungy wet hay aspect to the aftertaste.

M: Low carbonation, very light-bodided, airy.

D: An average malt liquor, but too pricey for the style. I got bored with this beer far to easily. At least it doesn't become undrinkable due to an alcohol character like some others of this style are.

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Photo of KAF
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of fthegiants
1.5/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of spinrsx
2.58/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

355ml Stubby Bottle

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread, corn, malts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste bread/dough mixed with lots of malts, metallic notes, and some corn. There is also a touch of citrus. It ends with a malty/corn aftertaste.

Overall – There is a lot of taste going on here, unfortunately that's not a good thing in this case. It's very malt heavy and comes across as harsh. I actually got the bottle from a few girls at at a Christmas party who were all drinking this. They said they liked the bottle and the riddles under the cap.

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Mickey's from Miller Brewing Co.
2.7 out of 5 based on 1,281 ratings.
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