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Miller Fortune - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
61
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480 Ratings
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Ratings: 480
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 27.06%
Wants: 10
Gots: 46 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RonaldTheriot on 01-15-2014)
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

2.91/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Miller Fortune
12 oz. bottle, dated "JUN0914 D08081609"

Interesting beer. They've gone to a lot of trouble with the packaging, and I do have to say the shape and weight of the bottle are nice. It's a surprisingly deep amber color. Fingerprint clear through the glass. Fairly decent head retention - the lacing could be better for sure, as the spots that are left slide steadily down the glass before your eyes. The aroma is quite fruity and estery. Sweet malt is present as well, but also adjunct-like. Somewhat dextrinous in the mouth with a moderate carbonation that leaves it gently crisp. The flavor follows. Sweet with sugar and light malt flavors, some caramel but not much - adjunct-like overall. Pear, apple, and some dark skinned fruit... esters and alcohol... 6.9% shouldn't be so easily revealed, and I'm also finding what I think of as higher alcohols (in the way that it hits the back of my throat and then makes my face and ears turn red). Not much bitterness here, but balanced. It finishes drying with a bit of malt and a wash of alcohol to take it away. Some minor hop flavors may be appearing in the finish, leafy and floral. English in character, I'd think. And if I had to categorize this beer I'd probably classify it as some kind of English strong ale, but there's also a kind of malt liquor character to it that shoots that down. Brash. Alcoholic. Odd for a large brewery to allow that, especially in fancy packaging. I have to ding it on points for the flavor as it's got such a kind of "hot fermentation" aspect to it.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 15:15:10 | More by NeroFiddled
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3.38/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up because Butler's (Riverside Liquors in Frederick) was clearing a bunch out for $3.99 a six. I mean, how bad could it be at 7% for that cost. Well, not much to look at. For a, albeit slightly, bigger beer there was nothing to the appearance, maybe a little more color than a typical Miller beer. Smell, well, pretty much the same, a little better than typical Miller. However, it was not bad. Reasonably tasty and easy to drink, a little better than Miller High Life which is not horrible. Plus, at almost 7% it gets a little bonus overall, especially if you can get if for 4 buck a six. I will be stopping back by to stock up on this, it is drinkable and I can fill the fridge with it for guests who do not like beer snob stuff, and if I have to end up drinking it, or if I am having a quantity day, giddy up.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 01:47:24 | More by JamieDuncan
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Eric_Harvey


3.75/5  rDev +47.1%

07-23-2014 03:19:04 | More by Eric_Harvey
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AngusOg

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

07-21-2014 21:28:19 | More by AngusOg
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Apok23

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

07-21-2014 01:52:55 | More by Apok23
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soupieman

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

07-20-2014 19:17:38 | More by soupieman
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1PA

New York

3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

07-20-2014 12:37:30 | More by 1PA
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -2%

07-20-2014 06:03:31 | More by CraigTravor
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stevecee2003

Florida

2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

07-20-2014 00:24:59 | More by stevecee2003
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Bluegrass49

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +37.3%

07-19-2014 02:54:30 | More by Bluegrass49
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Stan47150

Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev +65.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer does not remind me of any mainstream beer. The closest I can think of is Carlsberg Elephant. If Miller would only add some more hops this beer could be a 5.0 instead of 4.5 as it is a big malty brew with a good mouth feel but without the requisite hop nose and bittering hop level to balance it. I would call it's style as Maibock if I were to give it an international style description. Miller please rethink the inadequate hop level on this beer and add an adequate hop level and you will sell more. I would still be more inclined to drink this than any of the other American Pilsner lager beers available.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 22:16:35 | More by Stan47150
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BoozySmurf

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Hefty feel to the bottle, pours amber in color and above average in appearance. Aroma is corn/vegetal and in line with other macro brew. Taste is also similar to macro. Its a little more malty, given the higher abv, but most of the sweetness is from corn. Underwhelming taste with minimal hop presence. Mouthfeel is ok, and overall this is slightly below average for style. $7.49 for a sixer with 6.9% abv - I mean, I'll probably get it again but its definitely more about the buzz than the flavor with this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 20:03:21 | More by BoozySmurf
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09dennysw

New Mexico

3/5  rDev +17.6%

07-16-2014 17:56:50 | More by 09dennysw
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MillerMan16

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +37.3%

07-15-2014 20:24:26 | More by MillerMan16
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nhjmoyer

Texas

3/5  rDev +17.6%

07-14-2014 20:49:25 | More by nhjmoyer
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Tempo1684


2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

07-13-2014 19:33:28 | More by Tempo1684
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rmercer

Florida

1.75/5  rDev -31.4%

07-13-2014 17:55:44 | More by rmercer
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kguyty

Missouri

3/5  rDev +17.6%

07-13-2014 00:45:05 | More by kguyty
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

07-12-2014 18:50:07 | More by Furley80
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McMuffin_1

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -2%

07-11-2014 19:58:37 | More by McMuffin_1
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tjb27

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -2%

07-10-2014 19:15:47 | More by tjb27
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Zesiger

Utah

3/5  rDev +17.6%

07-09-2014 23:04:39 | More by Zesiger
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Texas

1.75/5  rDev -31.4%

07-09-2014 21:30:08 | More by GoodBrews
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Texas

3/5  rDev +17.6%

07-09-2014 21:25:12 | More by phineas_gage
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Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -31.4%

07-09-2014 15:16:32 | More by Inglewood
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Miller Fortune from Miller Brewing Co.
61 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.