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RATINGS: 881   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Using select pale malt, cereal grains and yeast, this naturally hopped beer features premium taste, but not at a premium price.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Chudwick (2767) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2012
24oz can - pours pale gold with quickly diminishing white head and very light lacing. Nose is corn and cardboard. Aroma is a little hoppy. Taste is mildly bitter and faintly sweet. Light body and thin texture. Burpy. A very neutral beer after a few gulps. A good value.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Rodriguez (340) - Quito, ECUADOR - JAN 16, 2012
The cheapest beer I had some summers in the USA. Awful corn beer. I wll always remember a the worst beer I have ever have.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
RONCOD (236) - Uledi, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Clear yellow color with almost no head. The taste was kind of sweet and watery. Drinkable beer if nothing else is available.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Big_Pete (34) - Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2011
The beast. The beast is pretty beastly, and not in a good way either. This beer gave me nightmares, and the can was talking to me. Never will be having this again. Bottle.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2011
12oz can from Pick’s poured into a shaker. Pours a clear pale gold with about a finger of bright white head. Aroma of light hops with some metallic notes. Taste is very lightly bitter. Metal with a little bit of skunk at the end. Light bodied with a thin yet somewhat creamy texture. Fizzy carbonation and not much of a finish. Overall, it’s really not that bad. After an 11 hour workday, this kinda hits the spot. I would take this over any "light" beer any day.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
seymour (1847) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2012 Tasted from tall-boy can into standard pint glass. Poured a crystal-clear light golden color with a huge, creamy, white head and even some nice lace. Rough fermented corn aroma, virtually no hops, faint grain, mild malt, and peppery lager phenols. Flavor was grainy, a little gritty or dusty, mellow with corn-grits mouthfeel and a crisp, dry finish. Bad but surprisingly drinkable, perhaps not as purely awful as I remembered.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Elderbeerman (7) - Rockton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2011 does not count
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as the old cliche goes...and here we have the Beauty that IS the Beast! Taste is so very subjective. I like this one. I have always. It’s a great session beer, at this abv level. It’s got a rather mild flavor- that holds up, by the way, compared to any of the other pale lagers: Coor’s, Bud, PBR, Miller, etc. So much of what we "taste" is actually what we expect, in our brains. I like it. I like a lot of other brands and styles for as many different reasons as there are brands and styles of beer. (Just give me a break with all the beer snobbery. I’m just sayin’...)

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
ryanfolty (2359) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2011
When college kids know this is garbage beer, then you really know what you got.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Can. We called this "Milwaukee’s Beast" in college, for good reason. Fizzy clear yellow pour with considerable head. Aromas of skunk and stale malts, with no hop profile. If the beer is ice cold, the flavor is minimally offensive, with watery malt and alcohol. As it warms, say, during a game of beer pong, this gets pretty horrid, with a skunky stench developing and the flavor becoming adjunct-laden. Really, probably only had by college kids looking to get drunk on the cheap. [833]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChadPolenz (1656) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2011
<br clear="left">I poured a 24oz can into a 1-liter boot stein.

Appearance: Like a urine sample in a glass: pale gold, crystal clear, extremely carbonated. Forms a large, frothy, bright white head initially and then fizzles away to nothing, but does leave some lacing on the glass (likely due to hop extract).

Smell: Cheap, stale grain with a notable sour/metallic undertone.

Taste: If you were born after 1970 you’re probably hip enough to know that Milwaukee’s Best is referred to as "The Beast" and for good reason. There are plenty of cheap macro adjunct lagers out there and plenty of malt liquors, but this beer seems to be in its own class of swill. There’s just not enough hops to truly be a pale lager, but the ABV is much too low to be a malt liquor - so what is it, exactly?

Lame - that’s what it is.

I realize I’m beating a dead horse here and probably regurgitating jokes and insults that have been used to describe Milwaukee’s Best over the years, but let’s get through this. It’s a bland, neutral-tasting lager up front. More watery than beer. The second half is where all the nastiness comes from - boiled corn water with a touch of expired, cheap grain. There’s a definite metallic and cardboard taste as well. Fortunately, it finishes quite clean with little aftertaste and just a slightly pasty sensation. It’s more accurately described as tolerable than horrible, but I wouldn’t argue with anyone who called it bad.

Mouthfeel: Extremely thin, fizzy, watery texture. Not as belch-inducing as you’d think, though.

Drinkability: Right out of the fridge, Milwaukee’s Best is about as refreshing as water. I don’t think I’d want to drink this on a hot day because if it warms a little its palate completely falls apart. The blandness and thin body make it quite quaffable, and it can be gulped in bulk considering it’s very light at about 4.5% ABV.

Overall, Milwaukee’s Best is deserving of its nickname. It’s a beer people drink for performance value alone, and it’s something of a challenge to guzzle it before it turns REALLY bad. But really, what’s the point in drinking a beer if you’re trying to avoid its flaws?

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