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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

2,742 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 2,742
Reviews: 1,015
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 28.09%
Wants: 12
Gots: 135 | 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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twillingthenoz

New York

2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-26-2013 01:07:51 | More by twillingthenoz
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brheuer

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +12.4%

03-24-2013 15:33:44 | More by brheuer
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spencerg293

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

03-22-2013 01:10:02 | More by spencerg293
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Miami66

Nebraska

2/5  rDev -25.1%

03-19-2013 03:14:15 | More by Miami66
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wendymerissa

Florida

5/5  rDev +87.3%

03-18-2013 04:19:02 | More by wendymerissa
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nzerbe

New York

3/5  rDev +12.4%

03-18-2013 00:57:21 | More by nzerbe
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timothybarney

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +40.4%

03-15-2013 03:25:33 | More by timothybarney
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev +12.4%

03-13-2013 23:48:25 | More by chippo33
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roondog3

Arizona

3/5  rDev +12.4%

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

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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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-11-2013 03:26:04 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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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Mavigo

Michigan

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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Peanut2074

Michigan

3/5  rDev +12.4%

03-09-2013 11:17:51 | More by Peanut2074
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Poupae

Thailand

3/5  rDev +12.4%

03-09-2013 03:32:49 | More by Poupae
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Jsteez

China

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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allbrigs

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-08-2013 05:31:22 | More by allbrigs
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-08-2013 00:14:51 | More by orangesol
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev +3%

03-07-2013 21:11:54 | More by alysmith4
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-07-2013 20:21:53 | More by splendidsplinter
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ChugMan

Washington

3/5  rDev +12.4%

03-07-2013 09:36:02 | More by ChugMan
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shawnohall

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

03-06-2013 06:37:01 | More by shawnohall
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mpbrady320

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +87.3%

03-05-2013 15:44:56 | More by mpbrady320
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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
Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 2,742 ratings.