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Miller Genuine Draft - Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller Genuine DraftMiller Genuine Draft

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2,122 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,122
Reviews: 607
rAvg: 2.24
pDev: 30.8%
Wants: 12
Gots: 196 | 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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2.33/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I used to drink these fairly regularly, they were a "cool" beer when I was younger, likely solely because they came in a clear bottle.

Very pale, clear yellow with soft white head that is gone quickly.

smell is sweet cereal with a lot of corn and some skunk.

taste is very grainy with some hops on the finish

light body, medium carbonation, bitter finish.

It's not bad, but not something I go for often these days.

Photo of Beejay
2.63/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: A gentle "pssst" as the cap twists off. A light pale straw color, with brilliant clarity. White head on top, but it fades into the body of the beer fairly quickly.

S: Sweet at first, then a little vegetable or possibly corn. A touch of bread and a bit of flour.

T: Fairly light, with some biscuit flavors. Light, with a little vegetable flavor, the aftertaste has perhaps a touch of tin to it.

M: Light, and bubbly.There is a bit of a carbonic bite to it, but other than that it is fairly thin. There is something weird about the mouthfeel. It almost feels like it is dissolving the enamel.

O: Overall fairly middle of the road. No major attractors or detractors. Fairly bland, but isn't that in the style description?

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1.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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1.63/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Back when I was young, I enjoyed this beer. But I had not developed any taste yet - now that I am 28, it tastes like crud.

A: Standard pale yellow lager.

S: Unattractive, malt and urine mix.

T: Quite malty for a lager, but unpleasantly bland with a sourish aftertaste.

M: Not as carbonated as other beers of its type, but pretty standard.

O: Really not a good beer - I would compare it with Corona in a sense - only good with a lime on a hot summer day at best.

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1/5  rDev -55.4%

Photo of maclean25
2.03/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I have had MDG occasionally over the years but never liked it. I remember buying it while at university, curious about what it was like because I saw it was popular – this is the only time I paid money for MGD. This one I'm reviewing is from my parent's fridge (a 6-pack of bottles which was given to them by their very elderly neighbour).

It pours with small head of soapy, white bubbles. The body is clear and straw yellow. It seems to have a constant presence of bubbles vigorously rising to the top. The aroma is strong with corn, as well as a urine and boozy wine quality. To me, this tastes like a cheap white wine. I sense an astringent cracker flavour. It has a medium body and the perfect amount of carbonation. Not as watery as Budweiser and MGD has a bigger taste (but it isn't a better taste).

Overall, it just isn't a good beer. The mouthfeel pretty good, but it tastes and smell bad. I'm constantly surprised to find people bringing it to parties or storing it in their fridge. I can see how some people may find it average (at best) but I don't. Also, it is utterly terrible if not served chilled.

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2.75/5  rDev +22.8%

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

24oz can into pilsner glass.

look is a clear golden color. smell is sickly sweet cereal, malts, and a serious amount of corn. taste is crisp and clean cereal grain, corn, with a touch of barley and a hint of hops. feel is crisp and clean with a slight astringency.

Good for the style.

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Miller Genuine Draft from Miller Brewing Co.
55 out of 100 based on 2,122 ratings.