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Miller Fortune - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
61
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481 Ratings
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Ratings: 481
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 2.54
pDev: 27.17%
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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connecticutpoet

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bought a 24 ounce can of this at 7-Eleven, and I was a bit surprised at the price. Considering a can of Steel Reserve is $1.40 and has a higher ABV, the $3.99 price tag seemed high. But I had never seen it before and I figured you have to take the bad with the good if you want to review beer... plus at 6.9% I'd save it until I wanted a quick buzz. Like tonight.

I poured it carefully into my Woodchuck Cider pint glass, and noticed that the thin layer of head that formed fizzed quite loudly. After I put the glass down, the head completely disappeared. Got to take away for that. Color was a deep yellow, if you want to see amber you've got to look hard. Totally clear, with bubbles rising quickly.

Smell was mostly sweet corn and grains, which was NOT surprising. I expected lots of adjuncts, regardless of what the stated style is supposed to be. There was a slight estery quality, and some pepper spiciness.

The initial taste wasn't that bad. Some light malt, somewhat OK. But that was followed by some sweetness and a blast of corn that left a coating on my tongue. No pepper at all in the taste. It was a bit nasty.

Mouthfeel is nothing to write home about. As I said, initially light but then that coating. A little slimy on the tongue and cheeks. Reminds me of a Buffalo Bill Pumpkin Ale many years ago, that slick coating.

Overall this will not be a sipping experience tonight. Fortunately I can drink it quickly.

Serving type: can

03-07-2014 03:18:01 | More by connecticutpoet
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stoney1031

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -40.9%

07-24-2014 14:08:57 | More by stoney1031
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3.38/5  rDev +33.1%
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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Indiana

2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +28%

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New York

3.25/5  rDev +28%

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Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

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Florida

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +37.8%

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Stan47150

Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev +66.5%
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 +8.3%
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.

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New Mexico

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Wisconsin

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Texas

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Florida

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Missouri

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Pennsylvania

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Wisconsin

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Miller Fortune from Miller Brewing Co.
61 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.