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Miller High Life - Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller High LifeMiller High Life

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2,953 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,953
Reviews: 1,026
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 28.46%
Wants: 13
Gots: 216 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +31.1%

CaverDave, Jul 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

Anacross, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of brett606
1/5  rDev -62.5%

brett606, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of aranamo
3.38/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok so yeah, it's High Life. Personally, I sincerely enjoy this beer. I won't go so far to say it's fantastic but as far as adjunct beers go, it's at the top of the pyramid for me. Atlanta's hipster/rock scene is obviously deep under the spell of PBR's marketing machine, and I can't tell you how many gigs I play offer drink tickets that only get you a tall-boy PBR...but I've, many times, traded my drink tickets away for a High Life, tall-boy or not. It goes great sitting on the couch on a weekend and equally well outside on a hot day in a grassy field. Diss it if you will, but would you really rather have a Bud or <anything>-li(gh)t(e)?

This 4th of July, I salute the nation with a solid union-made brew: Miller High Life. Cheers.

aranamo, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Jacob007
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Jacob007, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of erialbill
2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

erialbill, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Anonymous1
4/5  rDev +49.8%

Anonymous1, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Auraan
2.56/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a clear yellow with a thin, foamy head. It looks like a bad AAL. Scents of lager yeast and maize, mostly maize. Maybe a bit of malt in there, but I couldn't really make it out. This carried over into the taste. Some yeast, a lot of maize, a hint of bready malt, but not much, a hint of hops and a hit of alcohol on the finish. Why is that in a lager? Even in an AAL? It's standard, but that alcohol hit is an unwelcome change from the overall mediocrity of the rest of the taste. Mouthfeel was light bodied, with high carbonation. Standard for the style, the same as any other. Overall it's a standard AAL, held back from mediocrity and thrust into somewhat bad territory by a weird alcohol presence and a low hop character. It's not worth going back to for sure.

Auraan, Jul 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +31.1%

shacawgo24, Jul 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Michael_DaBeers_IV, Jul 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +3%

brandon911, Jul 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

100200300, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of ahommell
3.59/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best of the cheap beers. By far.

A: No need to pour this beauty. Just look at that clear bottle full of cold refreshing goodness. Honestly... you can see why it has the moniker it does.

S: Smells watery, but how cheap beer always smells. crisp.

T: Watery. Can taste very light hops. Clean. Crisp. Sometimes if you squint real hard, you can almost get an apple taste to it. Great for hot day.

M: Bland at best. Beer flavored water.

O: Again, one of the best cheap beers there is.

ahommell, Jul 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

BeerForMuscle, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of Pinepoint
2.85/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

I became very familiar with this 20 years ago as it was / is my wife's families goto beer for any group get together. It is just good enough (in bottles) for me to shlep around. The long neck 24 case boxes go on sale here so it is a lower cost beverage. The taste comes across as slightly burned corn. You must drink it quick, as it turns quickly if left alone. Best served very cold, by a campfire.

Pinepoint, Jul 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +3%

JordanHageman, Jul 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

nitter, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of indiana
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

indiana, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of cornpone
3/5  rDev +12.4%

cornpone, Jun 29, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

Segelstrom, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of BlackCell89
3.54/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is the first beer I ever drank with my dad. I remember sitting on the river bank catching trout all day, and drinking this golden beauty while grilling steaks that night. If this brew is still around when my son comes of age, it will by his first drink with his dad too.

Other than the nestalgic priciple of it, this is my go to cheap beer. To tired from a hard day of work to grab a glass and pour? Simply grab a piece of the High Life. Now excuse me while I crack one open and relax :D

BlackCell89, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of 420Rick
1/5  rDev -62.5%

420Rick, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Damian
2.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Drank from a 12 fluid ounces (.355 liters) bottle purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits, Somerville, MA
Served in a pint glass

You gotta love the classic bottle that "The Champagne of Beers" comes in. As for the beer, it started out with a very impressive appearance. The crystal clear, pale gold liquid was topped by a tight, cottony, bright white, one-finger crown. The head slowly faded to a thin film. Thick, clingy rings of lacing coated the entire glass.

Initially, the nose was respectable. Grainy malts and sweet corn notes were noticeable. Some dry, powdery, lager-like yeastiness. Semi-sweet. Touch of grassy hops. As the beer sat, the nose became much more muted. All I picked up were generic adjunct notes.

The flavor profile had more going on than did the nose. Raw, grainy, husky malts came through on the front end. Touch of grassy hops and corn. Crisp, bright and mildly lemony in the center. The husky grains made an appearance again in the finish. Touch of noble hops as well.

The liquid was super light and spritzy on the palate. Crisp and bubbly. Slightly creamy.

Miller High Life is an unoffensive and refreshing American adjunct lager that would be perfect at a summer cookout. Overall, a fairly decent beer.

Damian, Jun 28, 2013
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2/5  rDev -25.1%

SuomiHobbit, Jun 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Kmac77, Jun 28, 2013
Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 2,953 ratings.