Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - MAY 11, 2002
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Adding a can of tomato juice, salt and lemon might make this drinkable; also it’s a nice companion while cat fishing providing you chew a little on your anchovies to clean your palate.
Frank (3261) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice, easy-drinking American lager. Smooth carbonation and a bit sweeter than average for the style. Milwaukee's Best is no masterpiece but I don't get why it gets so hammered by other raters. It's prejudice against the style rather than actual thoughtful tasting, in my opinion.
davey101 (740) - Connecticut, USA - APR 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
24 oz can into a frosty mug.
A - Very light straw yellow body. Surprisingly a large and thick super soapy head formed.
S - Corn, grain. Sweet and simple. Nothing too offensive about it. If anything its inviting for an AAL.
T - Sweet corn water with some grainy and mineral qualities on the finish. Boring yet easy drinking. Watery mouth feel with high carbonation.
O - I can’t beat up on this beer too much. For $1.20 you get an easy drinking beer thats low on flavor. Its not offensive, and its not too corny or overtly sweet. Much better than I thought it would be.
Bulk_Carrier (2538) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Almost always outa the can, but for reviewing purposes and notes from several taken into the pint glass, well here goes.
The appearance was an exceptionally light looking yellow color with a decent bubbly-ness rising to try to fill a rapidly dissipating head that left no lacing.
The smell, well, there was some cooked/burnt/roasty corn-ness going on, grassy and hay-like.
The taste, well, once again, there really wasn’t much there, maybe some light sweetness to it.
The palate, well, that was about a light trying to make me consider it sat semi-close to medium on the body, but honestly, I think I lean closer to light. Nice try, Miller, the carbonation, well, there’s some harshness, but nothing overbearing.
Overall, well, its an American Adjunct Lager, super hard to make outstanding, but I’ll say, standard AAL.
jeffwhalen (45) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2003
2.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
Smells like beer, but that might be my breath. Too afraid to pour it into a glass to see it. Tastes enough like beer to get the job done. Doesn"t understand the word palate. ’Belch’ is the convienent interpretation. I do love cheapo beers...and it"s always in my grandfather"s refrigerator.
mario (1) - yuma, Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2003 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
this beer is not really bad after all..i think it tastes better in a bottle and has to be realy cold...pretty good in price
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 6, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Come again? I had heard that this was the worst beer there is. In fact, it’s not. People who say that obviously haven’t had such things as Honu from Hawai’i. But seriously. The aroma on this one is skunky and alcoholic and unappealing. The taste is more surprising in its maltiness and smoothness and coldness it is soothing. Am I crazy? Perhaps. But I can see why my dad buys this stuff. It’s cheap and affordable and actually, not as bad as Coors Light or Miller Lite, a dubious compliment.
Chad9976 (1343) - 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?
dekester1 (336) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a basic lager transparent gold with a light bubbly head that faded to minimal lacing quickly. Aroma was malt and adjuncts with a slight pear-like hue. Taste was slightly sweet with a malt slightly predominating over grain adjuncts. Very mild/low hopping. Palate was thin. Overall, this was easy drinking and a bit better than what I was anticipating. Certainly this is a cheap, drinkable thirst quencher.
jwp216 (2) - Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I have to say that this is a OK cheap beer i have always know it as the Milwaukee’s Beast but after trying it for the first time it is not to bad i was realy schocked on how good it was for what it was not to bad. i would buy this beer to supply a large party or if on a tight budget this is a good beer for the price