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Miller High Life - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
63
poor

2,741 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 2,741
Reviews: 1,015
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 28.09%
Wants: 12
Gots: 135 | 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.

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CaptJackHarkness

New York

3.5/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The self proclaimed "Champange of Beers" for a mass brewer it may well be! This is my wife's favorite beer( she of no taste buds and no sense of exploration when it comes to food or drink!)

It is a decent, clean brew that must be drunk cold and quick! Abalanced mix of corn,malt,hops equal a neutral taste and aroma. Recommend having it when washing down a Big Mac.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 16:00:50 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev +3%

08-07-2013 16:32:53 | More by KolbMarley
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Rootdog316

Virginia

2.65/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Miller High Life is a great all around beer. However, I wouldn't necessarily call it the "Champagne of Beers." I mean its good and all, but that title is very prestigious. I like the bottle it is in, very unique look. Its got a great taste, and one of my favorite beers around right now.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2003 23:45:34 | More by Rootdog316
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depechemode1983

Texas

3.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Color is a typical straw yellow. Head seems to have decent retention. Seems to have a bit of stickiness to it. Leaves some pretty good lacing.

S - Getting some light corn and some light grains. Also a soft lemon scent. Nothing offensive and nothing really remarkable.

T - A tad sweet with lot of corn in the flavor. There is a mild hop bitterness through the middle but quickly fades into nothing.

M - Average macro lager feel. Medium to light bodied with high carbonation. Not bad not good. It is what it is.

O - Another easy drinking macro. I don't understand why people find these so offensive. If anything they are the exact opposite. Bland, low in alcohol and easy to know back and entire six pack. This is one of the better ones in my opinion. And cheaper.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 23:22:22 | More by depechemode1983
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jordanmckell

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

12-11-2011 21:08:52 | More by jordanmckell
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timjim1327

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +87.3%

08-18-2013 02:49:19 | More by timjim1327
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JALIEN

Illinois

2/5  rDev -25.1%

11-25-2012 23:34:35 | More by JALIEN
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Vengeance526

Louisiana

2.85/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

One of several "exciting" brews left over from our friends on Mardi Gras.

Pours a clear golden color with a small white head that quickly dissipates.

Smell is of sweet corn and not much else.

Taste is just corn and grain with a slight sweetness. This is actually probably one of the better tatsing macros out there but I don't think that is really saying much.

Feels like carbonated water but there's nothing really horrible about this beer. For whatever reason it seems to be the most tolerable macro I can remember but obviously I'd still avoid it if I can help it. But hell, for those guys who just drink beer for the effects, I suppose this is the best tasting thing you can get for about the cheapest price around. Is that worth anything?

Serving type: can

02-25-2009 21:09:31 | More by Vengeance526
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Jason_Quad


2.75/5  rDev +3%

07-13-2012 02:31:15 | More by Jason_Quad
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ZachRusk

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

04-17-2012 03:57:07 | More by ZachRusk
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yokken

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -25.1%

02-27-2012 21:26:53 | More by yokken
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drxandy

Michigan

3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 24oz can to 20oz(?) glass beer mug, golden hue with a 3 finger head that fades down, highly carbonated.

smells of apple/vegetableyness (corn, rice, etc), malts, sweetness

taste is straw dry, easy to drink, rice, corn, wheat, slight bitterness, crisp from high carbonation.

mouthfeel was watery, bitter, crisp

overall not the first choice one might make, but it's not the worst that could be made either.

shrug.

Serving type: can

05-21-2008 14:11:30 | More by drxandy
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev +3%

09-21-2013 04:34:39 | More by famous_mortimur
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SamN

Colorado

2.25/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Super clear and fizzy, this looks a bit darker than normal urine. Not a totally gross looking beer. Nice foamy head. Smells of adjuncts, mostly corn. No hops noticeable. Taste is the same, a little sour. Feels thin and watery, of course. A little worse than I thought it would be, but mostly just...meh.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 01:08:49 | More by SamN
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

06-16-2012 20:40:03 | More by milkbone_underwear
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dubmax

Kansas

1.25/5  rDev -53.2%

06-24-2012 19:38:32 | More by dubmax
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DioS

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev +3%

08-28-2012 19:05:16 | More by DioS
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Mudawg

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +12.4%

02-29-2012 22:57:16 | More by Mudawg
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BeerBob

Nebraska

3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Miller “High Life” pours a snow yellow from a 32oz can. Head forms like the suds in a sink full of dishes. Nose has some barley malt and damp corn.

Palate has some pleasant malt, corn, bitter hops, and that fizzy gas thing with the carbonation.

While Miller “High Life” is not on top of the mountain of Beers, its not on the bottom either.

Serving type: can

08-21-2002 20:22:17 | More by BeerBob
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mpyle

Maryland

3.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not just a bottle, but a 40 oz bottle from the local 7-11. Keeping it classy!

App - Very pale gold color, brilliantly clear. Let it warm up a bit, and it poured a monster head with surprisingly good retention.

Smell - After an initial whiff of sweetness (DMS?) it settles into a slightly earthy, possible hop aroma. Slight hints of sulfur or something similar.

Taste - A clean taste with little flavor initially, but with a hint of sweetness. Some very subtle hop bitterness that lingers into a generally clean finish.

MF - surprisingly low carbonation, and light body. No astringency or warming. Not sure if it gassed out in my pour, but the lack of carbonation hurts the experience for me.

Overall - Not a disagreeably flavored beer for me, but certainly on the bland side. As such, it probably hits the mark for an American Macro Lager.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 20:26:52 | More by mpyle
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Ewhite2121

Vermont

3/5  rDev +12.4%

03-02-2014 18:55:33 | More by Ewhite2121
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earljones199

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev +12.4%

01-21-2014 16:15:45 | More by earljones199
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devilben02

North Carolina

2.46/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale, transparent straw yellow color, with a fizzy/foamy white head. The aroma is the expected grassy, musty hops over a lightly sweet malt base. The flavor is largely driven by sweet, grainy malts and a bit of a sweet corn character, although the dull, musty hops can be identified as well. As with most in this style, the light body and fizzy carbonation help this one go down easy, but it has more substance/body than others. In this regard, this beer is not much different than the other mass-produced adjunct lagers, but it doesn't come across as so watery and bland as others. Overall, its a fine beer to wash down a hot dog or any other situation where you just need a dumb beer, but it's certainly not something to crave and savor.

Serving type: can

05-21-2014 20:32:59 | More by devilben02
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

05-04-2014 11:46:17 | More by Andrew041180
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beerbtl

California

2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

06-24-2013 01:03:29 | More by beerbtl
Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 2,741 ratings.