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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

2,858 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 2,858
Reviews: 1,022
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 28.46%
Wants: 13
Gots: 175 | 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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SamN

Colorado

2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

Super clear and fizzy, this looks a bit darker than normal urine. Not a totally gross looking beer. Nice foamy head. Smells of adjuncts, mostly corn. No hops noticeable. Taste is the same, a little sour. Feels thin and watery, of course. A little worse than I thought it would be, but mostly just...meh.

01-10-2011 01:08:49 | More by SamN
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Jason_Quad


2.75/5  rDev +3%

07-13-2012 02:31:15 | More by Jason_Quad
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sebaastionb

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

05-24-2014 15:16:02 | More by sebaastionb
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mpyle

Maryland

3.03/5  rDev +13.5%

Not just a bottle, but a 40 oz bottle from the local 7-11. Keeping it classy!

App - Very pale gold color, brilliantly clear. Let it warm up a bit, and it poured a monster head with surprisingly good retention.

Smell - After an initial whiff of sweetness (DMS?) it settles into a slightly earthy, possible hop aroma. Slight hints of sulfur or something similar.

Taste - A clean taste with little flavor initially, but with a hint of sweetness. Some very subtle hop bitterness that lingers into a generally clean finish.

MF - surprisingly low carbonation, and light body. No astringency or warming. Not sure if it gassed out in my pour, but the lack of carbonation hurts the experience for me.

Overall - Not a disagreeably flavored beer for me, but certainly on the bland side. As such, it probably hits the mark for an American Macro Lager.

12-31-2011 20:26:52 | More by mpyle
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drxandy

Michigan

3/5  rDev +12.4%

Poured from 24oz can to 20oz(?) glass beer mug, golden hue with a 3 finger head that fades down, highly carbonated.

smells of apple/vegetableyness (corn, rice, etc), malts, sweetness

taste is straw dry, easy to drink, rice, corn, wheat, slight bitterness, crisp from high carbonation.

mouthfeel was watery, bitter, crisp

overall not the first choice one might make, but it's not the worst that could be made either.

shrug.

05-21-2008 14:11:30 | More by drxandy
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frosted33

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -25.1%

06-09-2012 04:52:29 | More by frosted33
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev +3%

09-21-2013 04:34:39 | More by famous_mortimur
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DioS

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev +3%

08-28-2012 19:05:16 | More by DioS
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devilben02

North Carolina

2.46/5  rDev -7.9%

Pours a pale, transparent straw yellow color, with a fizzy/foamy white head. The aroma is the expected grassy, musty hops over a lightly sweet malt base. The flavor is largely driven by sweet, grainy malts and a bit of a sweet corn character, although the dull, musty hops can be identified as well. As with most in this style, the light body and fizzy carbonation help this one go down easy, but it has more substance/body than others. In this regard, this beer is not much different than the other mass-produced adjunct lagers, but it doesn't come across as so watery and bland as others. Overall, its a fine beer to wash down a hot dog or any other situation where you just need a dumb beer, but it's certainly not something to crave and savor.

05-21-2014 20:32:59 | More by devilben02
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stella77artois

New York

1.75/5  rDev -34.5%

05-22-2013 17:20:09 | More by stella77artois
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Mudawg

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +12.4%

02-29-2012 22:57:16 | More by Mudawg
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BeerBob

Nebraska

3/5  rDev +12.4%

Miller “High Life” pours a snow yellow from a 32oz can. Head forms like the suds in a sink full of dishes. Nose has some barley malt and damp corn.

Palate has some pleasant malt, corn, bitter hops, and that fizzy gas thing with the carbonation.

While Miller “High Life” is not on top of the mountain of Beers, its not on the bottom either.

08-21-2002 20:22:17 | More by BeerBob
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

3.54/5  rDev +32.6%

I can't believe I never rated this. Alright, this is the low brow class of beers, but I tend to make this my 'go-to' water beer. However I do enjoy the maltiness and carbonation of this beer. There is a consistency for this beer that makes me think it is very good value for the money. Now am I a sucker for the marketing and schtick of the 'champagne' ads? Oh hell yeah. I like it a lot, but also think this is a good beer, that shouldn't be the ugly sister of their Bud Lite and Coors Lite competition.

09-23-2013 01:33:40 | More by BradMacMullin
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alostplot

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-26-2014 05:12:03 | More by alostplot
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Tuck_leepulin

Texas

3/5  rDev +12.4%

08-06-2014 21:02:51 | More by Tuck_leepulin
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beerbtl

California

2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

06-24-2013 01:03:29 | More by beerbtl
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green_plastic

Wisconsin

1.75/5  rDev -34.5%

07-22-2014 21:04:42 | More by green_plastic
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jar2574

Missouri

3.05/5  rDev +14.2%

Decent white foamy head when poured from a big-ass 16 ounce can into a pint glass. Actually dissapates pretty slowly. Standard macro-brew see-through yellow beer though.

Not good in the smell department. Watered down, malty smell that is a bit metallic.

Taste is surprisingly smooth and full bodied for a macro-lager. Does not make me wince at all. No bitterness or skunkiness. A "3.5" rating might be pushing it, because it really doesn't distinguish itself. It is very bland. But I think it deserves a "3.5" on taste for being much better than most beers of this style.

I could drink this all day. It's like water. Nothing terrible, nothing interesting, instead it's simply quite drinkable. And if you're in a pinch in a shitty bar in the middle of nowhere, this beer might become your best friend.

11-03-2007 21:23:10 | More by jar2574
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mnrider

Connecticut

3.08/5  rDev +15.4%

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.

Cheers!

10-21-2011 22:01:25 | More by mnrider
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ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -34.5%

10-02-2013 03:55:30 | More by ThisMoonlife
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

3/5  rDev +12.4%

05-23-2014 13:39:02 | More by SD-Alefan
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mempath

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev +10.5%

pony size bottle...

ok, for what it is, it looks like what it's supposed to be...yep, flaming, average 3.

smell is (after all these years) a bit sweet, grainy corn/rice sweet...not sure what the grain 'bill' is...

used to taste sort of good....at least compared to bud and other macroCrap...but this seems just too sweet. mouthfeel is plenty carbonation...if not so sweet, it would be perfect (for a macro...).

still, damn drinkable! good ole union made champagne of beers....but the nostalgia of a former know-nothing isn't enough to make this one to return to, esp. in late 2009...!

09-09-2009 23:35:37 | More by mempath
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caverog

California

1.25/5  rDev -53.2%

11-30-2013 01:04:22 | More by caverog
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SpongeRuiner

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -43.8%

01-28-2013 00:38:57 | More by SpongeRuiner
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -25.1%

01-20-2013 02:54:40 | More by LooseMoose1978
Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 2,858 ratings.