Miller High Life - Miller Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Auraan:
2.56/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Poured a clear yellow with a thin, foamy head. It looks like a bad AAL. Scents of lager yeast and maize, mostly maize. Maybe a bit of malt in there, but I couldn't really make it out. This carried over into the taste. Some yeast, a lot of maize, a hint of bready malt, but not much, a hint of hops and a hit of alcohol on the finish. Why is that in a lager? Even in an AAL? It's standard, but that alcohol hit is an unwelcome change from the overall mediocrity of the rest of the taste. Mouthfeel was light bodied, with high carbonation. Standard for the style, the same as any other. Overall it's a standard AAL, held back from mediocrity and thrust into somewhat bad territory by a weird alcohol presence and a low hop character. It's not worth going back to for sure.
Serving type: can
07-04-2013 06:38:27 | More by Auraan
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3.5/5 rDev +31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
Appearance: Pours a clear yellow with a surprisingly short white head that is gone swiftly. Lacing also less than I expected. Looks like cheap beer, which it is, as you have probably been aware for some time. (Mostly un-related footnote: this beer has one of my favorite bottle designs; classic and instantly recognizable).
Smell: Smells of cooked corn, some grass, and grain. The nose is faint and reasonably clean. It's not like Budweiser where it smells like rice cooker water.
Taste: High Life has that clean, easy American lager taste. It's mostly just inoffensive and pleasantly cold (as this is the kind of beer you have to serve at sub-Arctic temperature or you're going to regret it). There's a little corn, a tiny bit of floral hops. It's simple and refreshing.
Mouthfeel: Nice and thin and easy.
Overall: American adjunct pale lagers need to be reviewed in their own terms, similar to the way the great Roger Ebert (RIP) used to review B-movies. If you compare this beer to a Belgian lambic or a graduate-degree level IPA, you're basically comparing Evil Dead to a Polanski film or something. They don't serve the same purpose, nor should they be judged by the same measuring stick. Now that those cards are on the table, I drank this High Life with hot dogs and watermelon while watching baseball. Perfect afternoon. It's not my favorite American budget lager - I'd certainly take 'Gansett or Pabst over this - but it's certainly better than Budweiser, and it's better than a poorly executed complex beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 19:52:30 | More by illpass78
2.13/5 rDev -20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Pours a clear golden straw color with some white head that dissipates in an instant. The nose has little more than the standard AAL scent. The flavor has that typical crony sweetness to it but the sweet notes are not as heavy as the average AAL. The finish has lingering sweetness that makes one want to keep sipping.
As a bonus, this offering is proudly union-made by UAW workers.
Serving type: can
07-24-2014 03:54:24 | More by 57md
Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 2,761 ratings.