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Miller Genuine Draft - Miller Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Miller Genuine DraftMiller Genuine Draft

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2,124 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,124
Reviews: 607
rAvg: 2.24
pDev: 30.36%
Wants: 12
Gots: 201 | 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 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 gazzaboy789
2/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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 mdphill
2.5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev +33.9%

Photo of SeattleBoB76
1/5  rDev -55.4%

Photo of crob3888
1.25/5  rDev -44.2%

Photo of demonspeed
3/5  rDev +33.9%

Photo of Caillou
2.5/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Mister_Faucher
2.75/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of Spence138
2/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of DarthVorador
3/5  rDev +33.9%

Photo of d0bermaNN
4/5  rDev +78.6%

Photo of claybob43
2/5  rDev -10.7%

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.

Photo of MtOrion
1.92/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of bresnab
1.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Giesch
3/5  rDev +33.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.25/5  rDev +45.1%

Photo of TheSSG
3/5  rDev +33.9%

Pours a soft, frothy head. Grainy aroma. Crystal, clear golden color. Starts with a very mild flavor. Builds into a nice biscuit flavor. Finish is more biscuit, and as it lingers, a touch of grassy hops comes in.

Not a lot going on here, but there's a lot of maltiness, and it's surprisingly not as bad as I was fearing. Tolerable. For the style, that's like a home run!

( should not that I don't think this one has skunked yet, as I did get it in Milwaukee...and that helps make it better than I remembered).

Photo of hakaiya
2.92/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of BPMeyer27
1.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Miller Genuine Draft from Miller Brewing Co.
55 out of 100 based on 2,124 ratings.