Miller Fortune - Miller Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 151
Hads: 722
rAvg: 2.72
pDev: 26.47%
Wants: 18
Gots: 194 | FT: 1
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Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: RonaldTheriot on 01-15-2014

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Photo of Pjd2
2.7/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reminds me of Ying premium with a better finish. Brooklyn lager at about the same price is a much, much better value. Too many other good beers a similar price point to buy again. (179 characters)

Photo of robusn
3.61/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

I didn't really know what to expect when I opened the first bottle. The first thought that came to mind was that it is a really smooth beer. I don't think it's as bad as a lot of people are saying. It is a decent beer. (218 characters)

Photo of SometimesIfart
3.05/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Last of the stragglers!.

I've seen a lot of bashing on here.already since it is a BMC product, so let us see how it goes.

Look - Poured from a24 oz. Can into a pint glass. Copper with a large moderately paced failing head that leaves no lacing. Prettier than it sounds really.

Smell - Whew, met by the typical adjunctness up front which gets overtaken by some toasted malt that fills up the senses.

Taste - Toasted malts and candied apples on the forefront with a touch of smoke and a slighty sour finish as it heads down the throat.

Feel - Medium and dare I say...moderately creamy bodied with little to no carbonation.

O - Alrighty then. I've had worse ambers out of far more renouned breweries. Miller did something right with this one. No home-run as far as craft goes, but a solid drinker and at $1.69 for a 24 ouncer you have no reason not to try it (861 characters)

Photo of JordanSchuetz
3.03/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I enjoy this beer on a hot day. It has a high abv which will get you a decent buzz for a cheap price. Definitely a better choice than the lower shelf beers. (158 characters)

Photo of stakem
2.37/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a mug. The bottle date is exactly a year and a day old. Some smartass put this in my fridge during a bottle share and ive been neglecting/ignoring it for a year now. It pours an amber color with a white head that froths up and dies quickly. Some rising bubbles maintain a fine ring around the perimeter of the glass.

This smells like caramel candy upfront with a backing of the familiar adjunct lager corn character. A mild fruitiness rounds things out. The taste is sweet like caramel candies, a touch of sulfur, corn and mild fruity alcohol tinge. Pretty much a dull reiteration of the nose.

This is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. It feels smooth and could be easy drinking if adjunct lager is your gig. I find the combo of caramel, corn and sweetness to be terrible and not something I would want to buy...ever. (850 characters)

Photo of chewbaccaspyder
4/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer demands a frosty mug and near slush temperature to be best enjoyed. This is the kind of beer that I put in the freezer with a mug, go mow the yard for hour, sit down all hot and sweaty on back porch and pour a nice sweet aroma, golden, malty goodness Fortune. It's delicious when enjoyed in the proper context.

Trying to compare this beer with hearty winter stouts and bochs is obscene. Beer has to be appreciated for what it's for. I've tried bochs in the context described and they don't work. This is a summer beer, it's working beer, it's a get me through the yard work beer. In taste it's pretty much an alcohol boosted Miller Lite and that's perfect for me. In the right context.

I treat beer like wine, I've drank enough varieties that I know which beer would taste best for the moment. (806 characters)

Photo of Clockwork420
2.4/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Initial pour surprised me, it came out a slightly darker golden color than I had expected. Had a pretty white head that disappeared quickly. Smell was simple. It was corny, slight bready-ness and veggie. Taste was simple and sweet upfront. Had a malty bit of business to it. Steamed veggies and hardly any noticeable alcohol tinge. Feel was thin, fairly decent carbonation but didnt make me burpy. Overall its very sessionable on a hot day. With little to no alcohol presence it makes it one worthwhile if you can get it for the price I did. $5.49 a six pack.

Worth trying, share it with some friends. Higher alcohol content for the bums budget. It was actually a little bit better than I had expected. (704 characters)

Photo of ordybill
3.51/5  rDev +29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a real malty smell, OK smelling not great.
Appearance- A dark amber color with a small white head.
Taste- A corn and malt flavor that was pretty good.
Palate- A medium bodied, highly carbonated beer with a creamy texture
Overall- Not a world class brew, then again it wasn't brewed to be, it is an inexpensive session beer that has a high ABV. You get what you pay for and this is great for tailgating. (460 characters)

Photo of tootles
1.15/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Absolutely horrible beer. Bought a six pack, drank 2 and gave the rest to a homeless person. I appreciate good beer but by no means am I a beer snob. This stuff was awful. (171 characters)

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
2.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

You see the commercial, you know it's gonna be a bust. You buy it anyways. It's a bust, but then they sell tall boys 2for3 and all of a sudden you keep buying or because it has the highest abv your change from the center cOnsole can buy. (237 characters)

Photo of vikinggary28
3.07/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber colour, nothing special. Aroma has a slighty sweet corn smell. Tastes like a typical amber lager. Not bad, but has no hint of hops. High APV for a inexpensive price. (171 characters)

Photo of taters21
4.21/5  rDev +54.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Has a nice golden color to it, usual cheap grain/corn smell, but on the taste it's a rich corn and malt with a creamy mouthfeel to it, much like a good cream ale, very very good considering it's from miller, will buy again. (223 characters)

Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I purchased a can of Miller Fortune in El Monte, CA/USA for $2.29 USD.
Appearance: The appearance of Miller Fortune had a fizzy bunch of bubbles amidst a yellow puddle of beer within the can.
Colour: Miller Fortune had a vague yellow appearance.
Smell: Miller Fortune had an aroma that resembled the scent of rotten corn.
Taste: Miller Fortune had a vague taste of malts, stale/sweet corn, metal, and grain.
Mouthfeel: Miller Fortune had a light feeling of mellow but kind carbonation. Later, Miller Fortune lost its carbonation. Mellow Fortune had a slight weight within the mouth which would remind a person that time was going too fast because the beer is losing carbonation. One positive point is that Miller Fortune has decent alcohol content.
Overall: People who enjoy the aroma of rotten corn and stale malt will derive amusement from Miller Fortune. People who like a beer that reminds them of grain mixed with light metal will enjoy Miller Fortune. (969 characters)

Photo of AusenCR
2.68/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Poured a deeper Amber than most AAL offerings, which was refreshing from Miller. Nice and clear.
Color: Deeper amber, similar to that of a Vienna lager.
Smell: Hints of chocolate and caramel malts, very little hop character.
Taste: High malt character with far less cereal/biscuit tastes. Got the feeling this beer could not decide what it wanted to be. Definitely alcohol-forward, but not harsh.
Mouthfeel: Too much carbonation for my on taste, but this had much more gravity - taste settled and stayed on the palette for an extended period of time.
Overall: Not a bad addition to the Miller lineup. It is not pretending to be anything else besides a step up from High Life, MGD, etc. I would drink it again, but it is not exactly a go-to. (757 characters)

Photo of Lager_stout_87
2.31/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It's to me a poor man's flashy beer. I'll give it to miller on trying to venture out of light beers but they need alot more testing. The flavor goes from a dark lager to a burnt chocolate and hops, it to much going on and throws flavor way off and way to much carbonation . Packaging is cool though. (299 characters)

Photo of van1btz
3.86/5  rDev +41.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

There is no way to try and mask this beers intended market! This beer was made for people who like strong inexpensive beers. I happen to like all beers and depending on the mood I might want a cheap strong beer. That being said this beer is not expensive, so I will treat and rate it as so. Like other strong beers in its category, Malt liquors, High Gravity lagers, Ice beers... this beer is a cut above the rest. This kind of reminds me of a cross between Olde English and Leffe Blonde, of course it’s made at 1/4 the budget of Leffe Blonde so please don't bash it. If you want a better tasting strong beer/ale then go for something like a Leffe Blonde. If you want a six pack of strong beer for the price of two Leffe Blonde's than look no further! Miller Fortune will do the trick. (787 characters)

Photo of joe12pk
3.65/5  rDev +34.2%

If they threw in a little hoppiness, this could have been a great beer. It is sweet and malty with no malt liquor ethanol attack and is still highly drinkable even after standing for 15 minutes. A notch above your typical lager at a decent price. (246 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
3.01/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

It pours a crystal clear 24th colour with a small and quickly receding head of foam.

The smell is of sweet malt ala a malt liquor with less of a grain nose than I expected.

The taste is also malt liquor like but not offensively so. Maybe I would call this a malt liquor light? Sweet, more of a corn grain thing going on than in the smell.

Well, this isn't half bad but I reckon that I won't bother to revisit. (417 characters)

Photo of alkolarsmith
3.5/5  rDev +28.7%

I've given miller fortune a 3.5. I'm not much for talking about tastes flavors and mouthfeel. In my reality you have to take into consideration price which in this case is extremely affordable. I wish I could drink barrel aged tripels everyday but i can't afford it. This beer isn't bad tasting it's pretty strong and doesn't give me a hangover like cheap "ice" beers do. I like miller fortune! (395 characters)

Photo of KnucklesMcFisty
1/5  rDev -63.2%

Someone left this in my fridge so I decided to give it a shot...kinda wish I didn't. Taste starts off with promise and then there's the nasty aftertaste that fills you full of booze and regret. Tastes like it was filtered through a hobo's sock. (246 characters)

Photo of cambabeer
1.75/5  rDev -35.7%

This stuff was so bad it made me mad. All I could taste was the booze and some sweet maltiness but that almost just tasted like sugar. It tasted like barf and sugar combined. This was not good. I got it for free but next time I would even drink it for free... and that's saying something. (288 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.51/5  rDev +29%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, caramelized malts, some fruit and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of caramel and fruit. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s not a bad beer but there are others in the style that I would pick first. (827 characters)

Photo of oldirtycaffrey
1.25/5  rDev -54%

Think back to those first few times you drank too much beer and got sick late that night or early the next morning. Then think about that taste in your mouth. This beer is that taste. (185 characters)

Photo of psychonautica
4/5  rDev +47.1%

No one drinking Miller Fortune is drinking is for the lovely taste, but it is very tolerable when compared to other cheap 24oz beers. It will get you very drunk for cheap. It's a cool looking can too. (200 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
2.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a crystal clear brassy yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint bright yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy foamy white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Very light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet grainy malts and corn adjuncts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of light to moderately sweet grainy malts with a moderate amount of corn adjuncts. Just the slightest hint of a grassy hop in the finish lending a light amount of bitterness which lingers for only a short moment. Light amounts of alcohol booziness in the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with just shy of moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Exactly what I was expecting for a higher gravity version of a Miller product - certainly not offensive but definitely not anything special either. Decent enough that I would not refuse it in the future but I would not seek it out. (1,050 characters)

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Miller Fortune from Miller Brewing Co.
65 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.