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Miller High Life - Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller High LifeMiller High Life

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3,158 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,158
Reviews: 1,041
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 28.73%
Wants: 16
Gots: 297 | 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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3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The Champagne of Beers. What more is there to say? Just for the hell of it, I decided to review this beer after I had picked up a three pack of pint cans from QT for $3, which is a pretty good deal if you ask me. I wrecked two of the cans with record speed before my last softball game. There is nothing more manly or awesome than slamming beers, then slamming a softball. I then went home and poured the last can with standard speed from the can to a pint glass, so I could realistically review this strange but tasty beverage.

Appearance – Pours a nice clear yellow color standard to the style with a one finger head that bails out quick but leaves some lacing. A little carbonation action can be seen inside the glass.

Smell – Breads, corn, malts, and a little bit of sweetness mixed in there. For an American adjunct, this is probably one of the more interesting noses I have ever smelled. It’s not too bad at all!

Taste – Lots of breads, malts, and a little grain, with that sweetness from the nose making a slight but unmistakable appearance. It even has a hint of hops in there. Really good for the style!

Mouthfeel – Good carbonation level, leaves a bready aftertaste, pretty thick considering the style. A thirst quencher du jour.

Overall – This is one of the best examples that this style has to offer. MHL is a good beer at a good price. Although it puts up with a lot of slanderous comments, I don’t think there is a thing wrong with this brew when you factor in its’ limitations. And at $1 a pint? Seriously? I would buy it and I will drink it again for sure.

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3/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a 7 ounce bottle of Miller High Life into my Sam Adams Sensory Glass. The 7 ounces was poured aggressively, since I knew I had plenty of glass space, and the head touches the "Sam Adams Boston Lager" line. The appearance is average (3.0), but I guess that's good for an American Adjunct Lager with lots of tiny bubbles rising up through the yellow swill. The smell is neither good or bad, there just isn't any. The taste is what you'd expect. Average (3.0). Nothing that says, this is a great beer. Mouthful and drinkability go from average (3.0) to good (4.0) because if you're looking for an easy drinking beer for a night of socializing, I guess this would be a good choice.

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3/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a boring, (but acceptable), no frills American Macro Lager. It pours straw yellow with a fizzy white head. Its smell is hidden and subtle, but it smells like every other Macro (subtle grains). For the 'Champagne of Beers' it is above average in that I don't run away, but its nothing super special either. If you drink it ice cold, the crisp mouthfeel and the thinness make it a light and refreshing (easy drinking) brew. The taste is not exciting but not offensive either. You could say it is gentle on the palate. The bitterness is very mild and the malts are there but are hard to find. Clearly the rice and corn show through but overall there is simply not much taste, to talk about, at all. For a hot day doing physical work, this'll drink like water. For a Bar Beer, it is an acceptable choice. It is no champagne. It is nothing special, but it does have its place and time, and it is exactly what I expect and what I do not expect from a BMC beer.

Hope this is helpful.

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Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 3,158 ratings.