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Miller High Life - Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller High LifeMiller High Life

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2,949 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,949
Reviews: 1,026
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 28.46%
Wants: 13
Gots: 214 | 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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Photo of TheBeerWolf
2.48/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - A very clear brew. Bright Yellow. Not much head when poured.

S - Not much of a smell. Faint hint of malt. I don't really pick up corn as others do.

T - Let me just say the 2.5 is an average for the taste. Drunk Ice cold its actually pretty decent. No really offensive flavors and a touch of malt in the background. But let it warm a bit and ugh. Tastes like a bum's fingernails (don'r ask me how I know). I would say 3.0 ice cold and like a 1 warm.

M - Very light fizzy. Pretty standard american lager mouthfeel.

D - Once again ico cold you could probably pound these like there is no tomorrow just don't let em warm up. You will be sorry.

If you can keep it ice cold its a decent lawnmower beer as they call them. Or for me when working on the car.

TheBeerWolf, Jun 03, 2008
Photo of dagubna
2.48/5  rDev -7.1%

dagubna, Wednesday at 11:10 AM
Photo of PvtSnowball
2.48/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

32 ounce can purchased at the local quick mart.

A: Pale, translucent gold. Decent amount of head that dissipates quickly.

S: Nothing much to speak of, grain and alcohol.

T: Not awful but not exactly good either. More grain and booze.

M: Best part, better than expected. Smooth with some body.

O: Honestly what does one expect for under 2$ for 32 ounces? I have had worse.

PvtSnowball, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of gford217
2.48/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle at Holeman & Finch (served alongside a shot of Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, and together called "Buck the Recession", nice!).

The pour is yellow and bubbly with a surprisingly long-lasting white head that leaves a little bit of lacing.

The aroma is a little less impressive than the look, and is mostly corn and light sweet malts.

The taste follows the aroma and might have a little more flavor than I was expecting, with the sweetness of malts and grainy corn flavors.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and certainly better than most BMC light beers out there. It's got a decent clean finish but leaves a bit of a sour taste in the mouth.

This is a middle of the road lager for the style, certainly not terrible but not one I'd want to drink very often. It definitely tasted better after I had the shot of Old Overholt though. Nice combo!

gford217, May 03, 2009
Photo of KoolWhp
2.48/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Due to it not being payday, I picked up a six-pack of Miller High Life tall boys in cans this past Friday. Not having had any in years, I wasn't sure what to expect. Not bottom-grade like the Natty Light I savored in college nor the high-grade fancy stuff I've been drinking in my early 30s, Miller High Life, while it has excellent packaging, should be sold in plain white cans with simply the word "BEER" emblazoned on it.

Far more watery than I remember it, you certainly don't get that immediate "I know I'm going to get a hangover" feeling that you get from other cheap beers. The taste is decent -- thin, but definitely palatable. The colder this beer is, the better, because if you forget about it in the next room for 15 minutes, you'll be hit with some swill that will nearly make you faint. No hangover per se, but you certainly will have stomach...issues.

I don't feel like seeking this beer out in the future, but...who am I kidding?

KoolWhp, Sep 27, 2010
Photo of Solomonj515
2.48/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

nice golden color for an american lager. nice head too.

smells like it says on the can, champagain of beers I got that wine champaign smell.

has a bit of a floral taste a little metalic maybe from the can.

it was a little dry but a little more smooth than what i remembe from my binge drinking days.

overall not to bad for an amarican lager.

Solomonj515, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of jettjon
2.48/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 24 oz bottle with no freshness date, purchased for 99 cents at a convenience store. Into a chilled pint glass, this beer is a mid-golden transparent color with lively carbonation evident. 1-finger whitish head fades quickly leaving a thin cap and solid ring along with clingy lacing. Decent looking—for a macro. Nose is not impressive; it’s dominated by sour malts and a light malt liquor presence. Mouth is semi-sweet with a touch of grassiness, some just-at-the-edge of annoying sweet malt. Mouth is rich and smooth with good, mouth-filling yet gentle carbonation. Drinkability is below average; it’s just your average macro swill here. Price is OK for a beer of this quality.

Overall: Pretty much average macro lager, meaning pretty much a below-average beer. I wouldn’t have bothered other than for the sake of completeness.

jettjon, Mar 11, 2007
Photo of Deadstar
2.48/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 24oz can.

Look: A clear lite gold color with a two finger head that sticks around for a few minutes. While going away, the head leaves lacing all down the sides of my glass.

Smell: Clean with some malt.

Taste: It's starting to warm up a bit so it's not quite as "smooth" but there's a few flavors in there that I'm trying to describe. Can definitely taste the malt but there's a little something extra that sticks around till the end. Some people are saying corn, but I can't really say that is what I taste. (Maybe it just needs to be colder? Hehe)

Feel: Very light in the mouth and the carbonation is somewhat delicate.

Drinkability: I think I could drink a few glasses of this; it goes down pretty easy and doesn't have a very high ABV so having a couple wouldn't be a big deal.

Overall I can say that it wasn't as bad as some people might have led me to believe (my roommate). Of the things I've heard about it, none were really positive, so this made me want to try it for myself so that I could review it. Can't knock something till you've tried it, right? With that said, it wasn't really 'terrible', but not good enough to really buy again.

Deadstar, Feb 21, 2008
Photo of iman99
2.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

This stuff tastes better in the bottle as do most beer or poured into a glass for best taste.

fact is that you mostly get the 32 oz in the can at most places and for some reason i get this crap every now and then and lets just say it is not total crap because its not so bad but the truth is

it has this weird taste to it and you don't really get much of a kick from it would rather spend the same money on some steel reserve if it is around in the local area.

its just that you got to get one you can depending on where you are at

if you are gonna buy this stuff may as well get some steel reserve, or hurricane or whatever, but whatever you do please do not buy that earthquake crap that is disgusting even for heavy drinkers for real no joke

iman99, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of DanGeo
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

DanGeo, Jul 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

tbryan5, Jan 19, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

chip26, Jul 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Guden, Sep 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

livewire05, Jan 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

rhinonau, Dec 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

ChaseBacon, Aug 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Mantooth, Jun 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

HoppySeb, Jun 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

brianplatt, May 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

sgttibbs, Jan 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

MrMojoRising, May 25, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a Strange)
A- This beer has a straw yellow crystal clear body with a big bubbly carbonation like soda pop. There is an antique white head that turns to a thin dish soap before soon dissipating.
S- This beer has a dry popcorn hint with a slight musty note and it is otherwise very clean in aroma. As the beer warms there is a faint yeast and green apple note but it is still very light.
T- This beer has a watery flavor with a soft raw grain hint to it and a slight sweetness in the finish.
M- There is a medium-light mouthfeel with a soft mellow fizz that cleans up all flavors in the finish.
D- This beer is very clean but could be a bit more crisp with a little hint of hops or malt to add character.

rhoadsrage, Mar 10, 2010
Photo of ManMoosePig
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

ManMoosePig, Apr 11, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

BamfBacon, Feb 17, 2013
Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 2,949 ratings.