American Macro Week 2: Milwaukee’s Best Ice

American Macro WeekMilwaukee’s Best is (anecdotally) a decent beer in the American Macro style, better than many of the others. Unfortunately I didn’t get a hold of any to review this week; it’s only sold (at minimum) by the half-case and I was only buying singles. On the other hand, Milwaukee’s Best Ice was available in the 24-ounce can size, so that’s what I ended up with.

It’s brewed by Miller and has the magic 5.9% alcohol content that most of these American "Ice" beers seem to have.

Milwaukee's Best IceAppearance: Amazingly dense and creamy head compared to all the rest… it sits over a clear golden color.

Smell: Very "beer"—grains, husks, a sweet note. Very mild.

Taste: Cold beer. Muted sweet corn/barley note, slightly bitter but appropriately so for the style. Probably the most on-target of the beers I’ve had this week.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, a slight bite, more body than a non-Ice but still light.

Overall: Entirely decent which is surprising—I don’t expect much from "Ice" beers. This one’s worth drinking again.

On BeerAdvocate, it scores an overall grade of D+. On RateBeer, it scores 1.22 out of 5 and is in their 0 percentile.

2 Responses to American Macro Week 2: Milwaukee’s Best Ice

  1. cq says:

    The 5.9% is probably so they can sell these beers in states that still have 6% caps on beer. West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, and South Carolina still have these laws (as of 2006). North Carolina used to, but thankfully that silly law was changed a few years back.

  2. Anonymous says:

    i think this beer is very good i drink it all the time.