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Miller Genuine Draft - Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller Genuine DraftMiller Genuine Draft

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BA SCORE
55
awful

2,165 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,165
Reviews: 628
rAvg: 2.24
pDev: 30.36%
Wants: 13
Gots: 246 | 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: 2,165 | Reviews: 628
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2.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
2/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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 TBCE
1.89/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Darwin232
2/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jshusc
1.81/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
2.17/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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 5EKF
2.1/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Nolo
2.33/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

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 justincourts
1.84/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of IPA1978
2.38/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of gabepesce
2/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jaemeno3
2/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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 Winston3737
1.85/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Chris_Gannon
2.5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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 JoelClark
2/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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 Chronark
2.36/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bf_89
2.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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Miller Genuine Draft from Miller Brewing Co.
55 out of 100 based on 2,165 ratings.