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Miller High Life - Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller High LifeMiller High Life

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3,197 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,197
Reviews: 1,059
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 28.84%
Wants: 20
Gots: 344 | 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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2.71/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Light yellow color. Fair amount of carbonation. Decent head retention

S - Not getting much here; possibly due to low serving temp.

T - Virtually no hops precesence. Very light taste. What you do taste is the adjunct

M - Very fizzy. Light bodied

O - Not bad for an adjunct lager. Nothing really bad about it but nothing really good either. Serve cold.

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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Clear and pale golden color with a really thin white head.

S: About what you'd expect from an adjunct. Lots of corn and grain with a whiff of goat piss as well.

T: While it might not be as bad as some of the adjuncts out there, it's far from being good. Has a strange breadiness towards the finish that was pretty nasty. Better than Bud Light, but doesn't top too much else.

Photo of Sorvahr
1.71/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A friend of mine had a party recently in which one of her friends brought an entire case of Miller High Life. Since there were several cans remaining at the end of the festivities I asked her for one so I could write a review on it. "The Champagne of Beers", the can says. Well, this doesn't look like champagne and certainly doesn't smell like it. With some trepidation I poured it into an old Yuengling pint glass (the better glasses don't deserve such indignity inflicted on them).

A: Pours an amber golden color (well, at least it has color), with a one-finger bubbly head that quickly dissipates into a white haze at the top. It looks vaguely like a urine sample, not particularly appetizing. The beer actually manages to have a decent amount of lacing.

S: Piss! It really does smell like urine, with a sort of sickly-sweet (corn?) smell coupled with a distinct B.O. undertone and a metallic note. Already I have a bad feeling about this.

T: Ugh! Sickly sweet is right! Cardboard, vegetables, soggy Fritos, copper, pretty much anything but malt and hops. It hits the tongue with some indescribable but distinctly unpleasant funk (is this what gym socks taste like?). As the beer warms up the funk becomes increasingly funky and nasty. Chemical finish.

M: Thin, weak, watery. There's no weight or body to this at all, it's like corn-and-B.O.-flavored soda water.

O: Well, it's not Bud Light but it's pretty bad. The smell alone makes me not want to drink it. If you want "great pilsner taste" try Warsteiner Premium Verum or Pilsner Urquell. I drank about half of it before drainpouring the rest. Even if it's cheap, I'd rather have a lower quantity of something decent than this. Not recommended.

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2.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The commercials for Miller High Life are awesome. The beer is not quite as good as the commercials, best way to describe it is servicable. The beer pours yellow/golden clear with big carbonation and bubblely head to start, then it fades. The smell and taste are common to all american adjunct lagers....wheat/barley/grain with balance of hops. The mouthfeel of this beer is fine....it beer....no out of the ordinary flavors to twangs. Overall its a good session beer.

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3.06/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can. Freshness date on bottom. the "Champagne of Beers"

A: Pours a clear light golden yellow. Large bone white head appears. Good retention with excellent lacing and plenty of carbonation.

S: Sweet with some corn and other insignificant grains.

T/M: Crisp and light bodied yet smooth at the same time. A hint of hop bitterness comes in but more of a carbonation bite than anything. Sweetness from the corny grains. The beer is watery but not in a horrible way. The finish is pretty clean on the sweet side.

O: One of the better American Adjuncts around IMO. Drink cold and drink many.


Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 3,197 ratings.