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Miller Genuine Draft - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
55
awful

2,149 Ratings
THE BROS
53
awful

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Ratings: 2,149
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 2.24
pDev: 30.36%
Wants: 12
Gots: 228 | 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
1.75/5  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 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%

Photo of heerboth
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 2,149 ratings.