Chad9976 (1294) - Albany, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
<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?
JoePeesie (897) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This beer tastes like someone drank and MGD, pissed it into a can and called it best. awful, just awful.
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2011
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
well this does not have a premium taste but its at least drinkable, not a bad cheap beer.
Parrothead (292) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz can. Labeled as "Milwaukee’s Best Premium". I’ve always thought of this entire product line as "Milwaukee’s Cheapest". After all, isn’t that the attraction? $13.50 for a 30-can cube. It can’t be the non-existant nose, or the almost invisable taste. It’s cheap American Lager. Problem? Nope. Just mowed the yard, and this one hits the spot.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Really? Why am I even rating this... I’m done with college, thank you very much!
Syzzer (598) - Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2011
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
milwaukee’s best. Brewed specifically for binging and the high alcohol content. "THE BEAST" as known by college students
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2011
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle a couple of times in my life. Like most macro pale lagers, this is slightly flavored water.
papsdatank (47) - Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2011
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pours with the color of overhydrated piss with a fizzy white head. Smells of skunk, metal and corn. Taste follows the nose, though it does suck a lot, I can’t really complain due to the price, it’s like complaining about the quality of a free toy you got in a box of cereal, what do you expect?
dnstone (2270) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 26, 2011
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Thank god, Ive tried Milwaukee’s best, because now I dont have to try any others. Light lager anyone?
Bierkrug (2132) - - JUL 23, 2011
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
355 ml bottle in New Jersey. I suspect someone mixed soda water with corn, shook and served ice cold. I didn’t expect anything great and it lived up to my expectations.