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Miller High Life - Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller High LifeMiller High Life

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2,769 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,769
Reviews: 1,018
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 28.46%
Wants: 13
Gots: 146 | 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  rDev +12.4%

03-13-2013 10:09:28 | More by roondog3
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Rhode Island

3.58/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Haters gonna hate, but in my humble opinion, this is the only mass produced American beer worth drinking. I wouldn't pair it with food, and in fact, I wouldn't want to be stuck drinking this except on special occasions. Those occasions are this: when you are really hot and just finished mowing the grass. When you go to the beach with a couple of friends and light a bonfire. And on those occasions, trust me, it's a winner. Feel free to ban me from ever writing another review now...

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 05:59:07 | More by Pluffmud
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-11-2013 03:26:04 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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2.68/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Gotta give my thoughts on one of my father's favorite beers. It pours a clear pale straw topped by over a finger of white froth. The nose comprises wispy lemon peel, lightly-funky wheat, wild rice, and hard water. The taste goes straight for hard water diluted with musty grain and the lightest bit of brown grass possible. The body is pretty light, with a moderate carbonation, a watery feel, and a crisp finish. Overall, a decidedly meek little beer, one that makes me wonder why straight tap water wouldn't be a better (and more thirst-quenching) option.

Serving type: can

03-10-2013 03:15:29 | More by TMoney2591
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1.59/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Poured this in a mug.

A: Poured a clear light yellow color with a short white head with medium amounts of lacing.

S: Smells like grain, corn, grass

T: Like I was expecting, not so good, tastes of corn, grains, and some weird mystery flavor in the backdrop

M: Watery consistency, medium carbonation, easy to chug, you just have to get passed the strange flavors

O: Should be called low life or no life, a cheap beer such as this is a depressing and ironic interpretation of the " high life", why get the hopes up of the people that have to drink cheap beer. Wouldn't have this again

Serving type: can

03-09-2013 22:21:41 | More by Mavigo
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3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

03-09-2013 11:17:51 | More by Peanut2074
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

03-09-2013 03:32:49 | More by Poupae
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2.1/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 32 oz. can into a dimpled beer mug. This is the 8th beer in my hunt to find America's great adjunct lager.

A-Yellow, straw, and hints of gold. It pours a thin white bubbly and sudsy head that leaves some sticky lace, believe it or not.

S-Corn, malt, rice, a slight grainy smell.

T-sweet corn and a grainy taste. There are hints of malt in the aftertaste, perhaps even a metallic taste, mixed with some soda cracker crunch, too. It's not bad and not good.

M-Wet with a moderate body. It is a great thirst quencher when it's hot outside. Crisp and refreshing. I can drink a bunch and feel fine.

Overall, my great American adjunct lager hunt is almost finished. I have a couple more on my radar. This one rates up there with Bud and PBR. This brew is not great, it's just an adjunct. I can't say anything more about it.

Serving type: can

03-09-2013 02:24:21 | More by Jsteez
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-08-2013 05:31:22 | More by allbrigs
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-08-2013 00:14:51 | More by orangesol
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District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev +3%

03-07-2013 21:11:54 | More by alysmith4
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-07-2013 20:21:53 | More by splendidsplinter
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

03-07-2013 09:36:02 | More by ChugMan
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3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

03-06-2013 06:37:01 | More by shawnohall
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5/5  rDev +87.3%

03-05-2013 15:44:56 | More by mpbrady320
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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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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-02-2013 16:03:10 | More by marct
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Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +87.3%

02-26-2013 02:21:37 | More by EUFTG
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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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1.75/5  rDev -34.5%

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

3/5  rDev +12.4%

02-24-2013 22:06:47 | More by CountryRock2001
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2.75/5  rDev +3%

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

2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

02-24-2013 00:58:23 | More by VDODSON
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3.5/5  rDev +31.1%

02-23-2013 22:35:36 | More by DeekNayvuz
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2/5  rDev -25.1%

02-23-2013 03:32:06 | More by JohnnieNepal
Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 2,769 ratings.