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Miller Genuine Draft - Miller Brewing Co.

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55
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2,187 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,187
Reviews: 636
rAvg: 2.24
pDev: 30.36%
Wants: 14
Gots: 277 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.66% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2002

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Ratings: 2,187 | Reviews: 636
Photo of FrazFraz
2.94/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A - Very light in colour, reminds me of straw - a golden yellow

S - Standard lager smell. It has a bit more floral sweetness? than other lagers though

T - Crisp and clean taste, not much to it like I anticipated. A very easy drinking beer, I could easily down a lot of this with no problems. I has some weird metallic taste to it sometimes, other than that no complaints. Not an outstanding beer but not bad in my eyes either.

Photo of berkeleymaw
3.13/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Typical American adjunct, but with less bitter aftertaste. And I can actually taste a hint of hops.

Photo of JMS1512
2.75/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

a b c d e f g

Photo of Lettsgo3
1.75/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

The champagne of beers? No sir

Photo of mikemands
2.49/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.75

Outliar detected!!!

awful look, no smell, zero taste but...refreshing

I wouldn't pour it out. When your options are mgd or water and you don't want water...

Photo of sporklift87
2.2/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pours a finger of sudsy, frothy white head, fades quickly to a thin film, and decent spotty lacing. Clear and straw colored. Smells of cereal grains, slightly skunky, very straightforward. Bland taste, with a short bitter hop bite. Slight citric tartness and notes of straw/hay in aftertaste. Feels watery, with higher carbonation. Taste does not linger at all, not that I'd want it to. Overall, I simply can't bring myself to find anything really pleasing or outstanding about this macro. If nothing else, it looks good.

Photo of cryptichead
2.75/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Decent. Does the job when asked.

Photo of takusan1000
2.25/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can that had been sitting in the bottom of a fridge for half a year, into a glass 300 ml mug. I don't know what a "bad" beer is supposed to look like but this looks like a pretty standard American macro lager, which it is.

I am, however, surprised by its drinkability, having not had an American macro lager in quite some time now. To me, there is nothing unpleasant about this brew. I never thought I'd say this about a beer like this, but I honestly have tasted much worse German lagers, having lived in Germany for six months and tasted some brews that never make it to the U.S.

It is mostly grassy sweet, with some just a hint of hops bitterness that doesn't last or bite at all. In fact, none of the flavor lasts or really asserts itself in any way. No aftertaste. Smell is a bit skunky but this doesn't come through in the taste. Light mouthfeel, easy drinking, no challenge at all, the mac and cheese of beer. I wouldn't turn my nose up at this on a hot summer day at a BBQ, but I'm not going to be the one to bring it to said BBQ or buy this unless it's really the only beer in the one local store out in the middle of the wild.

Photo of elguru
4.76/5  rDev +112.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very good overall but with slightly weak smell. Great feel.

Photo of tillmac62
3.13/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A great beer, when canned, for all day ocean fishing trips. Very smooth and crisp. Several off quality batches have occurred over the years having a metallic off flavor.

Photo of SLAWLOR70244
2.95/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was the ultimate "hanging out" beer back in the day it was cheap and readily available.

Photo of priwen
3.46/5  rDev +54.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, straw color with a creamy, white head that sticks around for a while. Good lacing on the glass. Aroma of corn husk. Straight forward taste of grain with a bit of sourness in the background. Vapid expression from the hops. Watery and mouth-filling with some sweetness on the finish. Overall, a standard American-style lager. Nothing offensive. Enjoyable.

12 oz can
Best by: May 04 15
Served in a Mug

Photo of DaveBar
3/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased at the LCBO for $2.40 or so for a 473ml can. Served at 2deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a medium white head that is gone in seconds.

S- Not much at all here.

T- Not too bad. Has a decent malt base. Not much hops though but mass produced North American style beers like Bud do not anyway. It's a Bud with a bit more bite, but not much

M- A Bud clone

O- It's a Bud with a touch more flavor any my rating shows this.

Food Pairing

Yup! Yet once again with the mass produced North American bland beers it goes well with..... Anything you would pair a Bud with.

Enjoy

Photo of Boughner33
2.72/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

This one always gives me the beer farts. Otherwise harmless and not truly memorable.

Photo of BB1980
3.04/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Looks good. Stays constant. Better Taste than Miller Lite

Photo of 2beerdogs
2.78/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I remember drinking a lot f this in the 90's. Now I ask why?

Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I purchased a can of Miller Genuine Draft for $1.99 USD in Glendale, CA/USA.

Look: Miller Genuine Draft had a vague light yellow liquid appearance. Slight amounts of bubbles.

Smell: Miller Genuine Draft had a vague aroma of nothing with light airs of fermented grains.

Taste: Miller Genuine Draft had a light flavour of water mixed with grain and hints of vague bitterness.

Feel: Miller Genuine Draft had ordinary carbonation. After the can of Miller Genuine Draft was finished, there was a sensation that time had disappeared by drinking a bland beer.

Overall: People who desire an unbearable feeling of bland sensation will seek Miller Genuine Draft as a confusing compensation.

Photo of Nine_Tails
1.25/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Horrible ... you take the first sip and think because you've spent the money to buy a beer so

Photo of BryceHardiman
2.94/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Good crisp and citrus taste gives is a fresh and great paring beer.

Photo of Mnmich7662
3.23/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

It's a regular draft easy to drink

Photo of k47k
2.73/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

gets points for appearance is crystal clear,

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.44/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Refreshing & slightly boozy adjunct lager.

Photo of duey23
3.86/5  rDev +72.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice cold straight from the fridge, mainly a summer drink

Photo of CJNAPS
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

When you make Coors look good, your doing something wrong

Photo of RobWdnr9
4/5  rDev +78.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My go-to beer. I like it. It is good.

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Miller Genuine Draft from Miller Brewing Co.
55 out of 100 based on 2,187 ratings.