Miller Genuine Draft - Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller Genuine DraftMiller Genuine Draft

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BA SCORE
55
awful

2,217 Ratings
THE BROS
53
awful

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Ratings: 2,217
Reviews: 651
rAvg: 2.24
pDev: 30.36%
Wants: 14
Gots: 297 | 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 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.

Photo of Quietflightxv
2.57/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

MGD has never been one of my favorites but its not bad once in a while at a party

Photo of smb
1.35/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

More watery than Coors, and that's saying a lot.

Photo of rden4654
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I wish I could rate it lower!!!

Photo of oldglory78
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Absolutely awful tasteless and one to avoid

Photo of danlib21
1.5/5  rDev -33%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

You know what your getting of you drink this.

Photo of Andrewziggy
2.56/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

dominated entirely by a strange, mouth-filling adjunct fug. Not entirely offensive, but not even so much as a touch of grain or hops. Pretty ordinary stuff.

Photo of SmashPants
2.05/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Format: a 330mL clear bottle with an okay macro label. I had one of these a few years ago and thought it was pretty ordinary. I'm trying it again so I can do a proper review of it this time, and because I made a promise to myself that I would try and review every beer I can get my hands on - whether I am looking forward to it or not. And why do Americans spell draught as draft? Very strange.

Appearance: a very light yellow in colour with pretty weak-looking carbonation. An inch of tight white head pops up and slowly drops down to a thick cap with pretty good lacing. Looks better than I expected.

Aroma: ahh, that's more like the Millers I remember. Sweet grains with an unusual and sharp off wet carpet smell. Delicious.

Taste: dominated entirely by a strange, mouth-filling adjunct fug. Not entirely offensive, but not even so much as a touch of grain or hops. Pretty ordinary stuff.

Aftertaste: not really very much on the finish either, which isn't too terrible since it's a lager. It'd be nice to have some grain or hops at all though.

Mouth feel: I don't know how this beer manages to feel both medium in body and yet completely watery, but I assume they had to work at it for a while. Moderate carbonation that fortunately doesn't bring those flavours through properly.

Overall: thank you Millers for living up to my expectations. This is a pretty nasty and boring macro lager with awkward, pungent flavours and an unsatisfying and watery feel. Worth AU$44 a case? Not nearly.

Photo of crob3888
1.75/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

It's not the worst American Adjunct Lager, but it's certainly not great either. You know what you're getting into if you are on this website and buy this beer.

Photo of DarthVorador
1.69/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

This was a staple in my partying youth, & I can still drink MGD from time to time...but not to much.

Photo of Alestorm4069
5/5  rDev +123.2%

MGD hits the spot. Good at parties. Miller is just good in general. Yeah they are big, but i enjoy miller quite a lot. Rating this against the style, this is good stuff.

Miller Genuine Draft from Miller Brewing Co.
55 out of 100 based on 2,217 ratings.