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Miller High Life - Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller High LifeMiller High Life

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BA SCORE
63
poor

2,774 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 2,774
Reviews: 1,018
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 28.36%
Wants: 13
Gots: 146 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-20-2000)
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jacket_fan

Georgia

2.58/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured aggressively from a clear bottle into a pint glass

A
Clear near yellow color with a long lasting head. A heavy lacing that lasted long past finishing.

T
Minimal bitter beer taste. Lets face it. This is a mass production brew. Not meant for beer snobs. To me it is satisfying for a hot day when you are doing the sort of activities you do as an excuse to drink beer outside.

M
A little thin with enough carbonation

O
What I remember from my wayward youth. Still would chose the king of beers when buying this style. But would enjoy on a hot Georgia afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 02:34:01 | More by jacket_fan
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2.95/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not much can be said about this beer. Its a cheap beer. But in my opinion it is way better than Pabst, which for some reason has become cool to drink over the last decade or so. As far as cheap beers go, this is in my opinion among the best. Not that I am saying its a spectacular beer, but if you want a cold "beer" like your grandfather drank, this is the one I would go for. You can often find a 12 pack on sale for around $6-7. It is what it is, nothing spectacular, but drinkable.

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2/5  rDev -25.4%

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Massachusetts

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Maine

3.5/5  rDev +30.6%
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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.

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Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 2,774 ratings.