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Miller High Life - Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller High LifeMiller High Life

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3,106 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,106
Reviews: 1,037
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 28.73%
Wants: 15
Gots: 270 | 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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1/5  rDev -62.7%

KuehneBe, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of RoamingGnome
2.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed directly from a 12 oz bottle at my niece's 1st birthday party. Ah, the High Life. My privileges have not yet been revoked.

A) A very clear looking golden fleece. Ample bubbles upon opening. Unable to comment on the head, retention and lacing.

S) Deeply inhaling from the bottle, I found the aroma to be mostly grain, corn and minute rice. A little sweetness.

T) Better than the nose. Corn and grain. There is a little bit of white bread, not much malt, but some sweetness. The finish is very light hops.

M) Pretty light with a good amount of carbonation. It's actually fairly smooth, and has a refreshing quality to it.

O) For the style, this is pretty good. I don't mind a bottle or two of these. Unfortunately, whatever they put in this brew will usually lead to a headache for me, if I hit the 4-5 range.

RoamingGnome, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of DannyDan
2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

DannyDan, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of thenasty
3/5  rDev +11.9%

thenasty, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of grandimperialc
3.5/5  rDev +30.6%

grandimperialc, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of tyleeis
4.75/5  rDev +77.2%

tyleeis, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of spearmint
3/5  rDev +11.9%

spearmint, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of pirmannt1
2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

pirmannt1, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of ale207
3/5  rDev +11.9%

ale207, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of shealoftus14
1.8/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This might be a popular choise for say college students because it is cheap. By no means do I think it is that good just a less expensive knock off than miller lite. Hops are non existant faint taste of corn. Easy to drink beer. Poor choice unless you are looking for a cheap and easy drunken binge. nothing great

shealoftus14, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of mdbailey00
2/5  rDev -25.4%

mdbailey00, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of phenomenologian
3.03/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

this was poured into a wine glass. It gave a two finger head. The color of the head was white. entirely white and foamy. the head laces and dissipates into a one finger head quickly. The color of the body is a golden pale. It looks good and appetizing as bubbles rise to the top.

It smells like a lot of corn. It smells like a good amount of corn. thats all I pick up.

It tastes like a lot of corn also. Maybe a little bit of hops. Its tastes like corn and a bit of hops making a nice tasting lager. I really like this among the other adjunct lagers. It taste good and is refreshing to those that like a good lager that has corn flavor and smell.

The moutfeel is relatively good. It has some carbonation but not too much that its undrinkable. It is not extremely smooth but its good.

Overall, its great among the adjunct lagers. Its cheap for a 32 ounce container also. If you want to just get drunk but without drinking a nasty beer, this one is good. I like it but its not something that I drink all the time as I like a robust character lager. If you like any of the adjunct lager, try this one. Its a slight step above the rest.

phenomenologian, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of UnderPressure
2.05/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Extremely clear, very pale. 3/4 inch foamy head.

It has the typical "American adjunct lager" aroma. It's hard to differentiate.

The flavor is actually not as bad as I remember. A balance of malt, hops, and whatever rice or corn product they use. The flavor is not great, but I've had worse.

Thin, light bodied mouthfeel, overly carbonated (even after pouring into a glass). No surprises here.

I'm sure almost everyone knows what the American adjunct lagers are all about. This one has more to offer than some I've had. For double the price, even (e.g. Heineken).

UnderPressure, Dec 12, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -16%

jordanmckell, Dec 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev +11.9%

derricksmalls, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +49.3%

valkyre65, Dec 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev +11.9%

AggieOso, Dec 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev +11.9%

murf1087, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of shand
3.45/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I rarely drink adjunct lagers, but when I do, I prefer High Life. It's affordable and still reasonably tasty! Got some left over from a party I threw the other night, so why not throw a review up here. You know what color this is. Golden. It pours with a two finger head and has an actual reasonable amount of lacing. Smell is some harsh corn, bready notes, and that "wet dog" thing I always get from these brews. The taste is actually quite reasonable for the style, it goes down very easily with just a bit of corn mineral taste, then finishes with a bready aftertaste. Just enough taste to remind you it's a beer. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and very brisk. C'mon, it's the champagne of beers! Overall, I really like High Life, for what it is. As a cheap "staple" beer, it's really easy to do worse. It'll handily beat out most common "import" lagers (Corona, Stella, you know what kinda beers I'm talking about) at a third the price.

shand, Dec 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev +11.9%

brokentee, Dec 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev +11.9%

DakotaJim, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +49.3%

shoop12, Dec 09, 2011
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3/5  rDev +11.9%

JDWEX1117, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +49.3%

cheapswiller, Dec 08, 2011
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3/5  rDev +11.9%

ALLISON01, Dec 07, 2011
Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 3,106 ratings.