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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
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3,201 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,201
Reviews: 1,062
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 28.84%
Wants: 20
Gots: 345 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-20-2000

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Photo of TheQuietMan22
2.68/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving type: One 32-ounce can. “JUN1112” is the best-by date printed on the bottom of the can.

Appearance: Poured into a 200 ml sampling mug. The color is clean, clear straw yellow. Three fingers of fluffy white head dissipated to leave trails of foam along the inside of the glass, a billowy lacing, and eventually a ring around the edge.

Smell: Sweet adjunct grain. It mostly smells like corn. There is a little lemon zest, some grassiness, and maybe a few toasted grains (it is actually reminiscent of popcorn).

Taste: It has a nice beery/grassy bite to it. It reminds me of drinking my first beer. The beeriness persists along with sweet adjunct grain, some toasted grain, and a little lemon zest.

Drinkability: It is not much, but it is cheap and decent. It’s a good lawnmower or tailgating beer — something light and straightforward to provide a good buzz before a game.

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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2.6/5  rDev -2.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -34.5%

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3/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of afinepilsner
3.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

24oz can

Miller High Life was a very clear pale golden color with a white head. The head had fairly decent retention, leaving a little lace behind. The smell was grainy. The taste was lightly malty with a lightly bitter, dry finish. It is a crisp, light bodied lager with medium-high carbonation. This is a good beer if you are on a tight budget, the taste is acceptable, it's cheaper than dirt, and besides, it is the "champagne of beers".

Photo of danielharper
2.16/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

That's right, Miller Freakin' High Life. A friend left a few of these in my fridge, and I'm taking the opportunity to review one. It's not the first macro I've had, not even the first macro I've reviewed.

Poured ice cold, as is best for the style.

Appearance: Completely transparent light-yellow body, one-finger white head that dissipates quickly. Slight effervescence from the bottom of the glass. There's even a touch of lacing. I've got to say, for the style, it's not a bad appearance.

Smell: Corn, very sweet corn. Lots of adjunct malt. Almost citrusy. Is it a good aroma? Well, by craft beer standards, it's horrible, but it's reasonable for a macro. Nothing actively unpleasant, at least, which is more than I can say for a lot of beers, even a lot of craft.

Taste: Sweet up front, lots of fermented corn, dry on the finish and cloyingly sweet on the aftertaste. I always make sure I have something better to wash it down later and get the flavor out of my mouth.

Mouthfeel: It's basically water, with a very slight carbonation. It's clean, but it doesn't give you anything to hold onto.

Drinkability: Eh, I'll drink it if you set it in front of me or give it to me free. It's basically alcoholic water. You don't drink it for flavor, you drink it for the effects. Still, not actively unpleasant and there are worse macros out there.

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1.25/5  rDev -53.2%

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of cyclonece09
2.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours straw color like any other adjunct lager, with a bubbly head that dissipates quickly, but with some lacing. Smells of adjunct grain, especially corn, really sweet. Sweet malty taste dominates, probably from the corn used, but actually has taste unlike many adjuncts. This light bodied beer has full taste, can go down really easily, and is not over carbonated. Overall, an average beer, but better than most adjuncts.

Photo of Stockfan42
2.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Matthew607
3/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of rootbeerman
2.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

poured into my duvel glass

A: pours pale yellow from the 24oz can that is more needed for an engineering project. an ok finger thick frothy white head that lasted moderately long
Smells of cooked corn and light amounts of malt
Tastes of slightly sweet corn and malt, with a barely noticeable hop bitterness
M: crisp and watery
D: like water...corny fizzy water.

Photo of obrike
2.89/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 12 at Specs in Round Rock for under 7 bucks.

Pours a pale, urine-like gold, big fluffy head, receeds quickly, leaving a little ring foam throughout the drink. Acually leaves some decent lace., Better looking than I expected.

Absolutely no redeeming scent...but it doesn't stink, so that's good.

Sweet corn taste, not hops, no malt...typical bmc style, but no rancid aftertaste at least.

Quite easy to drink quickly, and not a bad idea as i'm sure it would get a bit nasty if it warmed.

Certainly not the worst ajunct lager you could choose on a hot summer day. Priced right, and no ill aftertaste, just not much taste at all.

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3/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +77.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +31.1%

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3/5  rDev +12.4%

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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2.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Atlas1
2.6/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Drinking the High Life from the can. Can I stoop any lower? Don't answer that....

Poured a little out into a glass to judge the appearance and aroma. Was not impressed. Clear straw color with lots of bubbles and a fast-receding head. Aroma is thin and malty. Do I smell corn, or rice, or both? Because I definitely do not smell any hops. Considering how many hop fields the guys at Miller have stationed all over the world, you'd think they could do something to make their beers actually smell like the darn things. The taste is bland, but crisp and clean. I have to confess that I like the High Life because it's very drinkable. But I must confess that I don't really classify it as beer so much as flavored water. And as far as flavored water goes, it's really not too bad. From the can, however, this flavored water is tinny and sharp. Not bad if you need to clean the peanut butter off the roof of your mouth, but I wouldn't pair it with a fine porterhouse steak or anything. Average drinkability, just because it does go down easily. As easy as any flavored water I've ever had.

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3/5  rDev +12.4%

Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 3,201 ratings.