Miller Fortune | Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller FortuneMiller Fortune

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Spirited Golden Lager. Open Pandora's Bottle."

Added by RonaldTheriot on 01-15-2014

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Reviews by constantine_272:
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Photo of van1btz
3.86/5  rDev +44.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

There is no way to try and mask this beers intended market! This beer was made for people who like strong inexpensive beers. I happen to like all beers and depending on the mood I might want a cheap strong beer. That being said this beer is not expensive, so I will treat and rate it as so. Like other strong beers in its category, Malt liquors, High Gravity lagers, Ice beers... this beer is a cut above the rest. This kind of reminds me of a cross between Olde English and Leffe Blonde, of course it’s made at 1/4 the budget of Leffe Blonde so please don't bash it. If you want a better tasting strong beer/ale then go for something like a Leffe Blonde. If you want a six pack of strong beer for the price of two Leffe Blonde's than look no further! Miller Fortune will do the trick.

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Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I purchased a can of Miller Fortune in El Monte, CA/USA for $2.29 USD.
Appearance: The appearance of Miller Fortune had a fizzy bunch of bubbles amidst a yellow puddle of beer within the can.
Colour: Miller Fortune had a vague yellow appearance.
Smell: Miller Fortune had an aroma that resembled the scent of rotten corn.
Taste: Miller Fortune had a vague taste of malts, stale/sweet corn, metal, and grain.
Mouthfeel: Miller Fortune had a light feeling of mellow but kind carbonation. Later, Miller Fortune lost its carbonation. Mellow Fortune had a slight weight within the mouth which would remind a person that time was going too fast because the beer is losing carbonation. One positive point is that Miller Fortune has decent alcohol content.
Overall: People who enjoy the aroma of rotten corn and stale malt will derive amusement from Miller Fortune. People who like a beer that reminds them of grain mixed with light metal will enjoy Miller Fortune.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.15/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The Fortune from Miller I think is better than the 64 rating it is currently receiving. The beer pours a golden clear with thin white head that is not lacing. The scent is faint, but average for beers of this style. The taste starts as a nice robust American pale lager then the finish is a bit medicinal as the higher abv becomes noticeable. The mouthfeel is medium in body with above average carbonation. Overall its ok.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.51/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, caramelized malts, some fruit and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of caramel and fruit. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s not a bad beer but there are others in the style that I would pick first.

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Photo of BcCraft710
2/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Kind of bias due to my dislike of reds and Miller, but a passable beer for sure

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Photo of Im_rich91
3.19/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle. Initial response was I liked bottle, kind of odd shape. Turned off that it wasn't a twist off. Date code was listed; Oct 26, 15. I liked the color when poured, slightly darker than MGD or High Life. Smell is more hoppy, Poured nicely with nice slightly darker head, but proper. Looked good in my glass. Smell was slightly more yeasty than I prefer, but acceptable for a higher alcohol beer. Initial taste was more Miller. If you don't like Miller beers, you won't like this. I do like Millers, and I prefer the slight hint of sweetness they give in their beers. This one is obviously a little stronger than their more commercial brands, and the flavor shows. The bottle I had was not chilled properly, served at 55F. I prefer my beer slightly lower, at about 45F. This may explain the higher hops smell. Overall I do like it, and would purchase it again.

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Photo of BB1980
4.06/5  rDev +52.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty good. Best of the Miller Beers I've had. Higher ABV and for a lower price than many others

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Photo of CMHillsy55
3.44/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good beer for Miller to do. Dark and high alc. content makes for a decent beer.

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Photo of johnmajret
5/5  rDev +87.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great beer, similar in taste to the German Mai Bock beer. It has a smooth, malty taste (with no bitter after taste) and is an exquisite chaser to tequila. Please never stop brewing this beer. It is by far my favorite among all of the American beers.

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Photo of Knbugs
5/5  rDev +87.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a very good beer.

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Photo of TheOpinionatedScoundrel
4.05/5  rDev +51.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Miller Fortune is the best economic equation of price vs. taste vs. ABV. It defies your natural expectations for a beer that has 6.9% alcohol by volume. It's ethanol taste is remarkably subtle, the liquid has a light crisp feel. It's light on spice and flavor, but it delivers what it promises which is a higher than mainstream ABV that is potable for the masses. I don't perceive it as insulting. Personally, It's one of my new guilty pleasure beers.

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Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
4.38/5  rDev +64%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Great yard work beer. Pours golden blonde with a thin white head. Goes down smooth. My goto beer worth the price. Hoppy malty taste

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Photo of chewbaccaspyder
4/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer demands a frosty mug and near slush temperature to be best enjoyed. This is the kind of beer that I put in the freezer with a mug, go mow the yard for hour, sit down all hot and sweaty on back porch and pour a nice sweet aroma, golden, malty goodness Fortune. It's delicious when enjoyed in the proper context.

Trying to compare this beer with hearty winter stouts and bochs is obscene. Beer has to be appreciated for what it's for. I've tried bochs in the context described and they don't work. This is a summer beer, it's working beer, it's a get me through the yard work beer. In taste it's pretty much an alcohol boosted Miller Lite and that's perfect for me. In the right context.

I treat beer like wine, I've drank enough varieties that I know which beer would taste best for the moment.

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Photo of Andypowpow
4.42/5  rDev +65.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer great price! Gets you drunk pretty quick

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Photo of RoyalT
3.2/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This is bright yellow mixed with a light orange and modest head.

Smell – The American grain is more refined at the nose than with other offerings from the Miller line.

Taste – This actually tastes like an Amber Ale, which surprises me greatly. It’s incredibly light of course for the style but there’s a nice malt flavor with some authentic sweetness that doesn’t taste like rotten Gummi Bears like I was expecting.

Mouthfeel – I really don’t mind the lightness of body but it is a style faux paux. Looking past that though it has a good mouthfeel and again not overly effervescent like you find in a lot of macros.

Drinkability – This was much better than I thought it would be. It’s a smooth drinker, nothing offensive, and makes a laudable effort at following the style guidelines. My only criticism is that it was light in the ass but that didn’t take away from the drinkability of the beer.

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Photo of MrHoonlee
2.82/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of GameOfBeers
3/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of markallmon
2.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass. I'm normally a big fan of Miller Lite as a cheap, everyday beer and expected the best with this.
Comes off as a attempt to compete with Bud Light Platinum, which I also dislike. Very cheap tasting and boozie. I'd actually much rather have a Colt 45 than this. Hits the palate weird and has a sour, bad-breath like aftertaste that honestly makes me want to brush my teeth.
Honestly, if the higher alcohol content is what you're after, just get some malt liqour, because that's basically what this tastes like.

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Photo of TurboChief
1.25/5  rDev -53.2%

Photo of generallee
3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: It was poured from a big 24 oz can into a tall mug glass. The label lists the abv at 6.9%.

Appearance: It has a fairly deep golden color body with very good clarity and some carbonation streaming up though it's self. An aggressive pour makes for a big soapy head which settles out quickly leaving no lacing.

Smell: The aroma is pretty much your basic cheap adjunct style beer. There is a sweet corny grain like maltiness with notes of grassy hops.

Taste / Palate: It's flavor has a firm grainy presence with notes of corn husk and cereal grain with light grassy hop backing it up. It also has a little sweet malty boozy character as well. It feels slick and full with some fizzy carbonation trying to give to some lift off the palate.

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Photo of ValpoExpo
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of BeerIsland
3.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

24 ozzer for $2.50 at the Lititz Weis is a fast way to get there if you're OK with BMC adjunct lagers. It's definitely reddish without a lasting head. This isn't a fashion plate beer anyway. Flavor is getting better with that corny thing at mid taste pretty much going away. You can pick up the extra body but the 6.9% is pretty much in the background. An OK beer.

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Photo of tigg924
3.05/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, gold in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: toasted malt and sugar

Taste: toasted malt, corn, adjunct, and sugar

Mouthfeel: moderate-light carbonation, light bodied, sweet start with light bitterness

Overall: Not really getting red ale here. More of an amped up adjunct lager. The extra alcohol was not overly noticeable. If you like adjunct products, this falls right in the middle--only with an extra kick.

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