Miller High Life - Miller Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JayBeer:
2.88/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance (3)- HIGH LIFE pours a GOLDEN CLEAR color with a HEAD that dissipates fairly quickly, but leaves a LATTICE down to the last drink. Some may deem a 3 too high for a MACRO, but as far as straight APPEARANCE goes, the high carbonation gives an attractive effervescence throughout the life of the drink.
Smell (1.75)- A SWEET MALT smell is given right off the pour, with LITTLE character left afterward. Given a good, hard sniff, prevailing RICE, slightly CORNY scent is present after dissipation of the head. This isn't the beer to give you a SIDEWAYS monologue, when critiquing its taste, the character just isn’t there.
Taste (3)- As far as MACRO BREWS go, I have always found HIGH LIFE to have the CRISPEST flavor for my taste (as far as macros go!). I may, however, be slightly bias, because I have been drinking this beer for several years. The taste is, again, RICEY AND CORNY, but there isn't that METALIC CAN, taste found in BUD, OR COORS. The flavor of alcohol isn't too present, the beer finishes crisp, a reminder of a hard days work in THE SUN, or weekends MOWING THE LAWN. This isn't a rare, mouthgasm inducing taste, it's just, GOOD OLE BEER.
Mouthfeel (2.75)- Again, I rate HIGH LIFE a bit higher than I would other macros, because of its EFFERVECANCE. The bubbles taken in with every sip give you a reason of why this is labeled THE CHAMPAGNE OF BEERS. It is, again, rather delightful on a HOT, DRY day, though LACKING in any other SIGNIFICANT character.
Overal (3.75)- This rating stands ONLY when compared against other MACROS. Again, I am biased toward HIGH LIFE, I have too much experience with the brew to trash it now that I have had more experience with BETTER BEERS, WITH GREATER CHARACTER IN ALL THE ABOVE CATEGORIES. A guy has to keep his old standbys, ya know. But for me, the amounts of CARBONATION AND EFFERVECANCE are the CLINCHERS.
PS: WAS MY FIRST REVIEW ON THIS FANTASTIC FORUM, TO ALL WHO ARE CONCERNED, KEEP UP THE FANTASTIC WORK, I LOVE THIS PLACE, AND ALL THE INFO I HAVE RETRIEVED FROM IT!
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2013 02:57:10 | More by JayBeer
More User Reviews:
2.78/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
16oz can poured into a snifter. Jun 09 14 on the bottom of the can.
A: Pours a clear light golden yellow with a slightly thin white head on top. Average amount of visible carbonation.
S: Has the aroma you would anticipate from one of the mass produced adjunct lagers. A corn like sweetness with a hint of metallic booze.
T: Mild dose of malt sweetness harnessed by a bready backbone. No offensive flavors going on here. Well balanced nothingness.
M: Light to medium body with a healthy dose of carbonation. Crisp and mostly clean finish.
Overall it is what it is. Run of the mill american adjunct lager with minimal redeeming qualities. Not sure I could pick this out in a lineup.
Serving type: can
04-22-2014 20:16:45 | More by CloudStrife
3.2/5 rDev +19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured into a fluted pilsner glass.
Look: Crystal clear light straw color. A huge rocky, soapy white head hardly recedes at all. Lots of foamy white lacing sticks to the glass.
Aroma: Very grainy, some grassiness, and a little bit of sweet corn in the end.
Taste: Cereal grains and sweet corn adjuncts hold up the body. A little bit of alcohol in the semi-dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, dry.
Overall: Maybe it was because I was in a good mood, but this beer surprised me. It was clean tasting without any odd metallic elements like a lot of cheap beers.
Serving type: can
04-19-2014 16:06:41 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.25/5 rDev +21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: golden color with a medium sized head. Lots of bubbles.
Smell: small hint of corn, plus hop smells.
Taste: Very crisp and light beer, some grains, not a lot of hops taste. Sort of a sweet taste.
Overall: Pretty average beer, from a macrobrewer and for the price I will say its an OK beer and one I do drink in college because of it.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 19:14:45 | More by hoffhin2
Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
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