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Miller High Life - Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller High LifeMiller High Life

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3,231 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,231
Reviews: 1,076
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 28.73%
Wants: 20
Gots: 388 | 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 Skillz
3/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of rootbeerman
2.61/5  rDev -2.6%
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 leodarko
3.25/5  rDev +21.3%

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3/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Duesler
2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Greasy
2.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of azorie
3.5/5  rDev +30.6%

Photo of CJNAPS
2.59/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Little surprised by this one.

Photo of Mortarforker
3.75/5  rDev +39.9%

Photo of hpthebull
2/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of Cavanaghty
1.75/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of Atlas1
2.6/5  rDev -3%
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.

Photo of Bf_89
3.06/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tjsmith910
2.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The cheap alternative is my nick name for this beer. It definitely drinks easy and taste is non existent but when you want beer and you only have $4 or so. Here is your product. Are you having a party and plan on being bored, here you go. They do support the troops though and make good commercials but a beer should be more than that. How did they make this stuff, but then also make a master piece with MGD.

Photo of PBRstreetgang
3.32/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours extra pale gold with a pristine clarity. Two finger head of dense soap bubbles; not much retention but the sticky lacing is impressive. Corn and cereal nose, with some pale malt hiding in the background. Distinctly adjunct flavor, but appropriatly light and balanced. Crisp and clean mouthfeel that leaves only whispers of adjunct in the aftertaste. Not bad for a macro, and you can't beat the price!

Photo of Beerbuddha
2.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Apperance- Nice light golden coloring with a thin white head which disappears quickly.

Smell- Smells of grain and not much else

Taste- Tastes of grain and has a light metal taste to it. It also has a corn or earthy flavor to it.

Mouthfeel- Thin and very carbonated.

Drinkability- Not a horrible beer. This would be a nice beer to drink after having done strenuos work of some type such as mowing the lawn. They do a good job marketing this beer to a young, hip crowd similar to Pabst.

Photo of wahhmaster
2.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Macado's Halloween 2009 shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a translucent, pale golden color. Has a thin, fizzy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves almost no lacing.

Smell: Sweet and grainy with a metallic twinge. Pretty weak...

Taste: Very light on taste. Starts slightly bitter. Finishes bitter and sickly sweet.

Mouthfeel: Thin, watery, and way too carbonated.

Drinkability: "The Champagne of Beers?" Please. The only connection this beer has to champagne is color and carbonation level. This is a good beer for quick, repeated consumption. Nothing else. It's slightly better out of a bottle.

Photo of Barnsley
2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of 21Maestro8
3.25/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Ewhite2121
3/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of PhageLab
2.7/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The champagne of beers. I think not. So I was sitting on my couch playing Resident Evil 4 when my roommate asked me if I wanted a beer. "Sure" I said, and he then produced a high life. Now this was one of those rare gems of a moment when he actually bought beer instead of just drinking mine, so I humored him. I must admit, however, I am no stranger to the high life. The brother of a girl I dated for several years used to drink this stuff, and only out of a beer bong. So there have been many o night in which I participated in the guzzling of this brew. On we go...

A - Prett bad, looks like urine. No head, retention or lacing.

S - Like battery acid perhaps.

T - Not sure, grainy malt water perhaps. Not much to say.

M - Watery, thin, highly carbonated, you know the deal.

D - Outstanding. You could drink this for hours and hours on end. Recommended if you want a cheap buzz.

Photo of Johnroby
2.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of stevehagy
1.86/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Definitely not the champagne of beers. Carbonation a little too high for this beer, it overpowers any taste it might try to have. Aftertaste is bad but then again the true taste is nothing impressive. Decently smooth. The taste is distinct but not in the best way.. Of all the cheap beers this is one of the few distinct, with its foul aroma and bubbly taste.

Photo of sanitarium16
2.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of mpenske
2.25/5  rDev -16%

Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 3,231 ratings.