Miller Fortune - Miller Brewing Co.

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717 Ratings
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Ratings: 717
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 2.56
pDev: 28.91%
Wants: 17
Gots: 190 | FT: 1
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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Ratings: 717 | Reviews: 171
Photo of CMG-PSU
2.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Better than the classic... but still.

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
1.85/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Taste like regular miller, just more alcohol. I think having higher alcohol is just a gimmick to get people to drink it. Doesn't add any taste.

Photo of stakem
2.37/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Photo of Doonzman
2.22/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Only thing good about it is it's ABV. But better than other Miller products I've had

Photo of chewbaccaspyder
4/5  rDev +56.3%
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.

Photo of Clockwork420
2.4/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Photo of ordybill
3.51/5  rDev +37.1%
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.

Photo of tootles
1.15/5  rDev -55.1%
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.

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
2.99/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
4.38/5  rDev +71.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Great yard work beer. Pours golden blonde with a thin white head. Goes down smooth. My goto beer worth the price. Hoppy malty taste

Photo of Mone1000
1.46/5  rDev -43%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Yup. Another crap beer trying to compete. Effort noticed but keep trying. By the way. Add some hops

Photo of devin305
2.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

a cheap high abv miller

Photo of Guiltybyproxy
3.22/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not too bad when you want something cheap

Photo of Jeffrey-Pulver
1.77/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

It's Miller. Nothing special here. Taste's like cheap beer.

Photo of Rkpec12
3.14/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Great advertising bottle and good taste

Photo of vikinggary28
3.07/5  rDev +19.9%
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.

Photo of taters21
4.21/5  rDev +64.5%
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.

Photo of Knbugs
5/5  rDev +95.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a very good beer.

Photo of BB1980
4.06/5  rDev +58.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty good. Best of the Miller Beers I've had. Higher ABV and for a lower price than many others

Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Photo of AusenCR
2.68/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Photo of Sonofalime
1.64/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Blah all over. Only thing enjoyable was that it was a higher ABV than miller light.

Photo of Jcrampton94
3.82/5  rDev +49.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good, I found it the best of the Miller Beers I've had. Higher ABV got me buzzed after a few.

Photo of CMHillsy55
3.44/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good beer for Miller to do. Dark and high alc. content makes for a decent beer.

Photo of Lager_stout_87
2.31/5  rDev -9.8%
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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Miller Fortune from Miller Brewing Co.
61 out of 100 based on 717 ratings.