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Miller Fortune - Miller Brewing Co.

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158 Reviews
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Reviews: 158
Hads: 747
Avg: 2.67
pDev: 59.93%
Wants: 18
Gots: 210 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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 Webby64
3.92/5  rDev +46.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This by far my favorite American brewski. Most bang for the buck. Taste is best if it is ice cold, otherwise its horrible! I like it and I have drank a lot of "great beers' from craft breweries. Be careful, it will go to your head in a hurry, heavy alcohol content.

Just drink it and shut up!

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.15/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The Fortune from Miller I think is better than the 64 rating it is currently receiving. The beer pours a golden clear with thin white head that is not lacing. The scent is faint, but average for beers of this style. The taste starts as a nice robust American pale lager then the finish is a bit medicinal as the higher abv becomes noticeable. The mouthfeel is medium in body with above average carbonation. Overall its ok.

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Photo of johnmajret
5/5  rDev +87.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great beer, similar in taste to the German Mai Bock beer. It has a smooth, malty taste (with no bitter after taste) and is an exquisite chaser to tequila. Please never stop brewing this beer. It is by far my favorite among all of the American beers.

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Photo of Nightmare-Rex
3.49/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

well since it's halloween eve i decided to get some beer but not the same crap i normaly drink. i was looking and thinking of getting some bud light platinum but when browsing saw it was 50 cents cheaper and .9% more alcohal than platinum. 7.49 for a 6 pack is quite expensive for but hey it is a holiday. it dosent have much of a smell which is a plus becuase im not a big fan of the smell of beer. i drank from bottle and it is a pop-off non twist.

considering i don't like miller high life or regular miller i had to debate weather to get it or not. it gose down quite smooth unlike most of the other beers i drink. by far this is the best "miller" beer i tried. it looks like beer, hopefully nateral colours and not toxic yellow 5 and brown coloring, i would rather drink an ugly-looking beer and knowing the fact i'm not being poisoned (exept by the alc ofcourse) overall if you want to spend a little more try a 6 pack.

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Photo of Libeertarian
2.19/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Bright reddish amber with pinkish hues. Head is off-white and retains fairly well. Bready-sweet, estery smell. In general, not too far off from any number of other Miller products, or red lagers for that matter, but sweeter. Reminds me of a malt liquor. No skunk. How could there be? That is one dark bottle that I poured this from. Very grainy, especially in aftertaste, but sweet as expected, nearly cloying. Taste is a little off perhaps, with apple and banana-like esters detectable but not intolerable, definitely not just the alcohol I'm tasting. Fuller end of light in body, watery. Medium sudsy carbonation is there, but fades fast. Fairly smooth. It's even warming, but that just doesn't work with this style unless you appreciate that as part of getting buzzed. Heaven knows, I do, from time to time,. but not when I'm trying to get to know a beer to so that I can share it with the world. Last time I purchased this it was $6.99 and I had a $2 off coupon. For someone as broke as myself, that's well worth it, but it's still a lower-tier beer.

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Photo of Im_rich91
3.19/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle. Initial response was I liked bottle, kind of odd shape. Turned off that it wasn't a twist off. Date code was listed; Oct 26, 15. I liked the color when poured, slightly darker than MGD or High Life. Smell is more hoppy, Poured nicely with nice slightly darker head, but proper. Looked good in my glass. Smell was slightly more yeasty than I prefer, but acceptable for a higher alcohol beer. Initial taste was more Miller. If you don't like Miller beers, you won't like this. I do like Millers, and I prefer the slight hint of sweetness they give in their beers. This one is obviously a little stronger than their more commercial brands, and the flavor shows. The bottle I had was not chilled properly, served at 55F. I prefer my beer slightly lower, at about 45F. This may explain the higher hops smell. Overall I do like it, and would purchase it again.

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
2.31/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours a redish amber color with a 1/2" white head. Smells kind of skunky, don't know if its the age of my bottle or not. Has good carbonation. Initial taste is actually kind of bland with an alcohol aftertaste. The more I sip on it the less I like it. If this is Miller's attempt at a craft beer they failed very badly. Taste like a macro light beer with a shot of liquor in it.

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Photo of Pjd2
2.7/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of robusn
3.61/5  rDev +35.2%
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.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
3.05/5  rDev +14.2%
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

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Photo of JordanSchuetz
3.03/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

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Photo of stakem
2.37/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

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Photo of chewbaccaspyder
4/5  rDev +49.8%
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.

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Photo of Clockwork420
2.4/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

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Photo of ordybill
3.51/5  rDev +31.5%
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.

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Photo of tootles
1.15/5  rDev -56.9%
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.

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
2.99/5  rDev +12%
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.

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Photo of vikinggary28
3.07/5  rDev +15%
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.

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Photo of taters21
4.21/5  rDev +57.7%
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.

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Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

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Photo of AusenCR
2.68/5  rDev +0.4%
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.

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Photo of Lager_stout_87
2.31/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

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Photo of van1btz
3.86/5  rDev +44.6%
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.

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Photo of joe12pk
3.65/5  rDev +36.7%

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.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.01/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

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Miller Fortune from Miller Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.