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Miller High Life - Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller High LifeMiller High Life

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2,962 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,962
Reviews: 1,026
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 28.46%
Wants: 13
Gots: 219 | 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 +12.4%

jaredkc889, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

355 ml can served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pale golden straw color. Close to two fingers of foamy white head was poured and had unexpectedly good retention time leaving at least a half finger of head around for a few minutes. A few bubbles rise to the top and the beer is crystal clear.

Smell - Slightly metallic, some cereal grains and general "beer" aroma. Nothing great here, but nothing off putting either.

Taste - Some adjunct sweetness, corn-like. Otherwise not a whole lot else, with a touch of underlying hops finish. Not great overall, but for the style, definitely one of the better ones.

Mouthfeel - That underlying hops finish mentioned in the taste, coalesces into a slightly dry finish. Otherwise body is medium, carbonation is medium-high (despite appearance).

Overall - On it's own, not a great beer, but as for mass produced adjuncts, this one is actually quite enjoyable and would quaff without hesitation if nothing better was offered.

DenisKolkin, Jul 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

chippo33, Mar 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

maniaczak, Apr 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

jjm2503, Jun 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

LastMalkieri, Jun 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

atrich0608, Jun 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

Los1324, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of firkinhophead
3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

7-oz "butt plug" from Green's ($3.33 for an 8-pack). Served in a snifter to really bring out its good qualities.

I have seen quite a few BAs singing the praises of High Life as a quality American micro, so thought I would give it a shot.

Pours clear and golden with a fizzy head that fades quickly to a few random bubbles and a thin ring.

Aroma of sweetish, slightly rotty malts. I'm actually getting some overripe banana!

Taste is balanced, with a mild corniness, some apple flesh, some grassy hops. Not much else. Bitterness mostly come from carbonation, which is high and a tad prickly. Dull vegetable flavors surface as it warms. No off flavors, at least when ice cold.

Mouthfeel is clean and crisp. Light body, but not watery.

Drinkability is good. Not much to excite the senses, but refreshing and non-offensive. I'll have to temper my disdain.

firkinhophead, Jun 17, 2009
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

Ewhite2121, Mar 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

WiserBud, May 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

AntG21, Aug 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

AndersonGT, Jan 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

Knoxrb12, Mar 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

parkwood, Jun 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

AmandaSchaefer, May 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

pgrow, Aug 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

GZGMX, Mar 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

SuperMario, Jan 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

Jho3325, Nov 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

Gunnar12, Jul 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

weaverd33, Dec 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

Epoch91, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of cnally
3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Nick's in Bloomington.

Bright yellow color in the beer with a slight amount of white head (not bad from a pitcher).

The adjuncts are the first aroma you get, with a hint of sweetness.

The flavor is a grainy but sweet one. Corn and wheat dominate the pallate. A slight, very slight bitterness can be detected in the back end of the flavor, but not overwhelming.

Crisp, filling feel with a good amount of carbonation.

You could do better. You could do worse. All in all, it is a beer that goes down easy and is not over filling but delivers enough flavor to make it substantially better than your average macro lager.

cnally, Jun 01, 2009
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

FritzSteinhoff, Sep 06, 2012
Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 2,962 ratings.