Miller Genuine Draft - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
55
awful

2,215 Ratings
THE BROS
53
awful

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Ratings: 2,215
Reviews: 649
rAvg: 2.24
pDev: 30.36%
Wants: 14
Gots: 296 | 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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Photo of furballkazoo
3.5/5  rDev +56.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A standard American lager, it does not have the taste of a pilsner, but a unique character of its own.

Photo of DrainBamage
1.92/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Pours a amberish corn color with a lace of head. Smells like fermented corn. Goes down pretty harshly, quite putrid, and slightly bitter. Ones of the worst adjuncts I've hard. Was hard to finish.

Photo of chipper17257
1.77/5  rDev -21%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Had a college roommate who loved this stuff. Could never get into it...

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

Serve Ice cool on a very hot day. A neutral thirst killer without any interesting characters but if you prefer beer with less beer taste you surely like it.

Photo of xSTLxCody
1.16/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Back in the day (3 years ago) I had one friend over 21 that would buy me a 12 pack of beer and id sneak that 12 pack into my parents house and make it last a week, then after that week we'd go get another one. Well I was making my way down the line of all the Beers that I saw commercials for my entire life (thats all I knew at the time) and finally this one came.
Miller Genuine Draft.

This beer is awful. I was 18 - I'd drink Keystone all day, for all I cared. Id drink any beer I could get. Untill this one. I opened up this 12 pack chilled it and took a drink.
The look of this beer is its best feature (and thats not saying much).
It smelled exactly what it taste like- a skunky Busch Light that someone dropped a couple ounces of vegetable juice into. Honestly that is the only way I can describe this beer. Just awful. Do not buy. Do not try. Do not think about it. The only beer I have ever drank that gave me a instant headache. AWFUL.

Photo of monticristo23
3.16/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Better than most American mass-produced beers, it doesn't look all that spectacular, but it sure is darn refreshing on a hot day.

Photo of FLima
1.77/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Light golden color with a fluffy head with low retention, but leaving laces.
Aroma of lemon and cereals.
Flavor with notes of cardboard, corn, metal, mild cabbage and lemon drops. Dry aftertaste with a very low bitterness.
Watery body with good carbonation.
It has a fair share of off-flavors, at least is not too sweet. Below average for style.

Photo of W_Des
2.15/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Had this at a wedding. I try not to sound biased with this but the color really does remind me of piss. There is not much of an aroma and when you drink it really cold you don't get much to the taste. It is rather refreshing on a hot day outside. But if you don't finish it quick it warms up and it just starts to taste "off". It's hard to describe other than straw/hay like. Nothing complex or standout about this. Just chug and go.

Photo of Gemini6
2.75/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Rated this to the style.

Photo of Sixpoint
2.3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

for non-pasteurized "draft" beer you think you could get some more hop flavor and aroma in here....

Photo of NateMac13
2.75/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Better than some other adjuncts.

Photo of DanLowery
1.72/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

this is way too terrible

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

Awful, even for an AAL. I don't mind some but this is putrid.

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

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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

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Miller Genuine Draft from Miller Brewing Co.
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