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Miller High Life - Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller High LifeMiller High Life

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2,940 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,940
Reviews: 1,026
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 28.46%
Wants: 13
Gots: 208 | 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%

Huffaroma, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3/5  rDev +12.4%

Tuck_leepulin, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of Beerbuddha
2.9/5  rDev +8.6%

Apperance- Nice light golden coloring with a thin white head which disappears quickly.

Smell- Smells of grain and not much else

Taste- Tastes of grain and has a light metal taste to it. It also has a corn or earthy flavor to it.

Mouthfeel- Thin and very carbonated.

Drinkability- Not a horrible beer. This would be a nice beer to drink after having done strenuos work of some type such as mowing the lawn. They do a good job marketing this beer to a young, hip crowd similar to Pabst.

Beerbuddha, Oct 04, 2007
Photo of Wisconsinality
2.6/5  rDev -2.6%

A- Pours a clear golden head with minimal head,
S- Not really much to the smell of this one, a bit of corn and malt but that is stretching it.
T- I don't taste much except maybe some corn and a little bit of malt if that. This is made to be drank and not tasted.
M- Very light bodied and highly carbonated, I do find myself enjoying the carbonation, bascially the only thing keeps me drinking this beer.
D- A macro session beer that I drink a lot of when I have nothing else to drink, literally, like in certain parts of Iowa and Oklahoma.

Wisconsinality, Sep 07, 2009
Photo of greenmonstah
2.42/5  rDev -9.4%

12 oz bottle from a pack I bought for cooking brats.

A - Pours an ugly clear bright yellow with a short little head. Lacing is average

S - Skunky, sweet corn and a tiny touch of hop. Not a lot here.

T - Very very light malt and sweetcorn. A little bit bready, which is nice. Really it's just a carbonated corn water, and the only reason it scores a C is that the American Adjunct Lager is a shit style and this is slightly less shitty than most of them.

M - Body is thin as water. Average carbonation.

D - Very easy to down, which I suppose is the best quality of this beer. It's a fairly typical adjunct, but better than all the Lite crap.

greenmonstah, Oct 22, 2010
Photo of CrazyMike
3.18/5  rDev +19.1%

Appearance wise, a very average yellow beer. Smell is almost non existant, not to impressive at first glance.

The taste is light and malty. A bit bitter with good hops. Not very complicated but not overly watered down. Actually very refreshing, would be ideal to drink on a hot day.

One of it's biggest flaws is a long lasting dry aftertaste. Not really a beer to savor, more of a beer to chug down.

CrazyMike, Jun 12, 2006
Photo of alkemy
3.43/5  rDev +28.5%

Poured out of a shiny gold 24oz. can. The beer was gold but rather pale in comparison. Fluffy white head left a surprising amount of lacing. "The champagne of beers" is really not too bad for the style. There's a wet grass that accompanies the adjunct sweetness. The grassy scent seems to show itself slightly in the taste. There's also a very slight hint of wheat. I have to admit that this would be my macro of choice at the current time.

alkemy, Jan 22, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev +3%

dbarny76, Mar 10, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

Dapper_Dan_Man, Aug 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

durwood64, Jan 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

ZachRusk, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3/5  rDev +12.4%

cmbeddoe7997, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of bewareOFpenguin
2.53/5  rDev -5.2%

I used to work on boiler rooms in ships. That is how hot it has to be to truelly enjoy this beverage. The commercials about "living the high life" usually spotlight some mook who appears: a) only to live on a diet of beef, b) no wife or girlfriend and c) has a weight problem. Who is the target audience?

bewareOFpenguin, Oct 02, 2002
Photo of jasonpeckins32
1.25/5  rDev -53.2%

Not a very good beer here. It pours a golden yellow color and actually has a nice foamy head, but other than that, there's not too much to excite about. It smells like grains and bread and it tastes like pure bread. I guess there's a little grain and ass flavor in there too, but I really dont understand why it tastes and smells so much like bread. A lethal amount of yeast or something? I guess this one might be okay if you want to tip back 30 of 'em and get hammered all day, but dont count on it tasting very good.

jasonpeckins32, Apr 09, 2005
5/5  rDev +87.3%

TEAMHOLT, Nov 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

SpasmWaiter, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of Chickenhawk9932
2.9/5  rDev +8.6%

Pours a shade paler than straw with a foamy white head.

Smells slightly astringent with a sting of carbonation. There is very little aroma.

Tastes of corn with a slight citrus ting in the carbonation ( maybe a hint of lemon) then gives way to sweet bread, with a metallic aftertaste. Mass produced adjunct - slightly better than the others.

Chickenhawk9932, Sep 05, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

jordanmckell, Dec 11, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev +3%

MaxOhle, Nov 10, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -34.5%

green_plastic, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of John_Beeryman
1.25/5  rDev -53.2%

John_Beeryman, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of gkunkle
2.55/5  rDev -4.5%

Pours a clear golden color with surprising, which unfortunately quickly dissipated. not a lot of smell to it, but I can sniff a little bit of hops. it has a clean taste of grain and corn. Feels mike a medium/light body with a good bit of carbonation. I only had this at a party, didn't do much for me. I have found that in general, when things come out of camouflaged can, they don't taste super great. Although I am sure i could, this isn't something I would like to spend my evening drinking.

gkunkle, Jul 26, 2010
Photo of yokken
2/5  rDev -25.1%

yokken, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of jsisko01
2.68/5  rDev +0.4%

Appearance - Pours a clear golden color with a centimeter thick, frothy head that dissipates instantly. Has nice lacing.

Smell - I detect corn and grains. A subtle sweetness and a weird spicy scent I can't describe.

Taste - Corn with light hops and grains. Has a mild bitterness in the finish and somewhat of a metallic flavor.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with high carbonation.

Overall - I'm not too fond of this beer.. lol

jsisko01, May 12, 2012
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2/5  rDev -25.1%

frosted33, Jun 09, 2012
Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 2,940 ratings.