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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
poor

2,694 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 2,694
Reviews: 1,013
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 28.09%
Wants: 11
Gots: 115 | 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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Premo88

Texas

2.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.75

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener

L -- clear pale yellow, 1/2 to 3/4-inch pure white head that dissapears quickly. looks like water with yellow food coloring in it. maybe a hint of gold. very little lacing.

S -- sour-spoiled corn

T -- like it smells. weak, sour corn and not much else. very little hop bite, no great taste on the back end. just sour corn.

F -- fine carbonation, nothing fancy

0 -- four months ago, I would've given this thing higher ratings probably by 1 point on average across the board, but after experiencing the Chimays, Rochefort 6, Stone's Enjoy By and Arrogant Bastard and IPA, not to mention some decent local brews, this fizzy yellow corn water just doesn't hold up. Not by comparison.

I hate scoring it so low, though, because I've always considered it a better choice than most American macro-brewery beers. Much better than any of the "lights" for sure. And when you factor in price, it used to seem like the best beer going for my tastes.

I'll come back to it in 6 months or a year and give it another shot ... maybe not drink beer for a week or more then open one of these. They used to hit the spot.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 11:46:24 | More by Premo88
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marct

Nevada

2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-02-2013 16:03:10 | More by marct
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EUFTG

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +87.3%

02-26-2013 02:21:37 | More by EUFTG
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.09/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a pale yellow color with a half finger of quickly fizzling head

S: Quite bready, with a hint of adjuncts and sweetness. Not bad at all

T: Follows the nose. Malty and bready with a definite adjunct sweetness. Simple. Nothing off-putting or offensive

M: Light bodied with moderate-high carbonation

O: An enjoyable, sessionable, cheap AAL that has nothing wrong with it. It's not great, but it's not bad either. I could see myself drinking quite a few of these during a football game or sporting event

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 22:46:21 | More by BEERMILER12
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Stevotex

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -34.5%

02-25-2013 03:49:05 | More by Stevotex
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CountryRock2001

New York

3/5  rDev +12.4%

02-24-2013 22:06:47 | More by CountryRock2001
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brandoman63

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +3%

02-24-2013 01:45:48 | More by brandoman63
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VDODSON

North Dakota

2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

02-24-2013 00:58:23 | More by VDODSON
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DeekNayvuz

Montana

3.5/5  rDev +31.1%

02-23-2013 22:35:36 | More by DeekNayvuz
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

2/5  rDev -25.1%

02-23-2013 03:32:06 | More by JohnnieNepal
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GRFounder

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -43.8%

02-21-2013 18:52:25 | More by GRFounder
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RyanLaCount03

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I thought this beer was fairly decent, but nothing that I would drink all of the time. It had a good taste and ok smell to it. On a hot summers day while cooking on the grill, i thought it really hit the spot, but most anything probably would. The mouthfeel of the beer was also average for a lager. This is the type of beer that my dad and grandpa would drink, but not really my favorite.

Serving type: can

02-21-2013 04:02:50 | More by RyanLaCount03
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ifixufly

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-20-2013 16:58:10 | More by ifixufly
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EdgeT


2.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Lets all be honest here, there is nothing special about this beer. This is as average as a beer gets. This beer isnt great/ideal but its not a bad beer either. The flavor of this beer is very simple as well, nothing that makes it stand out with any particular flavor in my mind. The can can use work as well as it could be more attractive.

Serving type: can

02-20-2013 03:51:17 | More by EdgeT
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MikePrice1976

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -25.1%

02-19-2013 16:33:38 | More by MikePrice1976
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teraflx

Arizona

2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

02-18-2013 18:01:38 | More by teraflx
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

02-18-2013 06:01:46 | More by LampertLand
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BamfBacon

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-17-2013 16:46:17 | More by BamfBacon
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Alek

California

2/5  rDev -25.1%

02-17-2013 03:27:40 | More by Alek
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JayBeer

Texas

2.88/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance (3)- HIGH LIFE pours a GOLDEN CLEAR color with a HEAD that dissipates fairly quickly, but leaves a LATTICE down to the last drink. Some may deem a 3 too high for a MACRO, but as far as straight APPEARANCE goes, the high carbonation gives an attractive effervescence throughout the life of the drink.

Smell (1.75)- A SWEET MALT smell is given right off the pour, with LITTLE character left afterward. Given a good, hard sniff, prevailing RICE, slightly CORNY scent is present after dissipation of the head. This isn't the beer to give you a SIDEWAYS monologue, when critiquing its taste, the character just isn’t there.

Taste (3)- As far as MACRO BREWS go, I have always found HIGH LIFE to have the CRISPEST flavor for my taste (as far as macros go!). I may, however, be slightly bias, because I have been drinking this beer for several years. The taste is, again, RICEY AND CORNY, but there isn't that METALIC CAN, taste found in BUD, OR COORS. The flavor of alcohol isn't too present, the beer finishes crisp, a reminder of a hard days work in THE SUN, or weekends MOWING THE LAWN. This isn't a rare, mouthgasm inducing taste, it's just, GOOD OLE BEER.

Mouthfeel (2.75)- Again, I rate HIGH LIFE a bit higher than I would other macros, because of its EFFERVECANCE. The bubbles taken in with every sip give you a reason of why this is labeled THE CHAMPAGNE OF BEERS. It is, again, rather delightful on a HOT, DRY day, though LACKING in any other SIGNIFICANT character.

Overal (3.75)- This rating stands ONLY when compared against other MACROS. Again, I am biased toward HIGH LIFE, I have too much experience with the brew to trash it now that I have had more experience with BETTER BEERS, WITH GREATER CHARACTER IN ALL THE ABOVE CATEGORIES. A guy has to keep his old standbys, ya know. But for me, the amounts of CARBONATION AND EFFERVECANCE are the CLINCHERS.

THANKS ALL,
PS: WAS MY FIRST REVIEW ON THIS FANTASTIC FORUM, TO ALL WHO ARE CONCERNED, KEEP UP THE FANTASTIC WORK, I LOVE THIS PLACE, AND ALL THE INFO I HAVE RETRIEVED FROM IT!

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 02:57:10 | More by JayBeer
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Kuongming

California

3.5/5  rDev +31.1%

02-17-2013 00:40:43 | More by Kuongming
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bsopko

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -62.5%

02-16-2013 17:46:47 | More by bsopko
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acsprouse

South Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -53.2%

02-15-2013 06:43:43 | More by acsprouse
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Lazaro

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

02-14-2013 06:14:09 | More by Lazaro
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thomscottson

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +12.4%

02-13-2013 02:16:15 | More by thomscottson
Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 2,694 ratings.