Miller Genuine Draft
Miller Brewing Co.

Miller Genuine DraftMiller Genuine Draft
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #294
Ranked #30,661
2.3 | pDev: 31.3%
Nov 06, 2022
Feb 12, 2002
Miller Genuine DraftMiller Genuine Draft
Notes: Miller Genuine Draft delivers a fresh from the tap taste through its proprietary "cold-filtered four times" brewing process. Introduced nationally in 1986, Miller Genuine Draft was born as the original cold-filtered packaged draft beer. Today, Miller Genuine Draft is reinforcing its status as the best draft beer in a bottle.
View: More Beers
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Rated: 1.15 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Nov 06, 2022
Rated: 3.16 by DannyBaldoni from Canada (QC)

Oct 30, 2022
Rated: 2.89 by Chainsaw227 from Wisconsin

Oct 22, 2022
Photo of MrJones07
Rated by MrJones07 from Spain

2.01/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
Be water my friend
Oct 19, 2022
Rated: 3.04 by Vapory

Oct 11, 2022
Rated: 2.83 by Overtonjd from New Jersey

Sep 25, 2022
Photo of BeerGutBluntLung
Reviewed by BeerGutBluntLung from Colorado

5/5  rDev +117.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I've finished three 18 packs and a 12 pack of this 'MGD' beer in the past month, so I think it's time I tell you how I feel about it. It's incredible, the smoothest beer I can find at the moment. About a dollar per beer, it's affordable. Big foamy white head every time, the feel of it going down is almost like the addictive bite of soda pop. The new redesign was apparently done to attract younger customers and at age 29, I can tell you it worked on me, I love the new black and red logo. Not too strong, never left me hungover, overall just the perfect domestic brewskie in my complete and 100% honest opinion.
Sep 03, 2022
Rated: 1.99 by Icka31 from Ohio

Aug 28, 2022
Photo of DrOfGolf
Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

2.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25
This beer was one of the big boys on the block when I was going to high school and then when I went into the service. Drank a lot of this at that time and liked it. Now, not so much. Definitely a disappointment.
Aug 20, 2022
Photo of Chipr62
Rated by Chipr62

4.93/5  rDev +114.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
MGD is my go to beer.
Jul 22, 2022
Rated: 3.19 by Houborg1 from Denmark

Jul 19, 2022
Photo of aleigator
Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

3.13/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Yields a crystal clear, pale golden color with a gigantic, foamy head atop.

Smells of dried wheat, matured noble hops and fresh stirred bread dough.

Mouthfeel of this is light, well carbonated and quite refreshing with a pleasant softness to it.

Tastes of caramel accompanied wheat and white bread rind, together with a well nuanced initial hop dryness, getting wrapped up by more pronounced toffee later on. Offers a creamy graininess then, with a faint herbal undertone to it and more caramel wheat. Finishes with a great softness, crackers and a rock sugar highlighted maltiness.

This is quite interesting as far as its creamy mouthfeel goes, while the beer offers a simplistic, well working flavor approach with well pronounced malts and lighter, nuancing hops.
Jul 08, 2022
Photo of lagrluvr
Reviewed by lagrluvr

2.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
This used to be my jam, when it first came out in 86, but I haven't had this since 87 or 88 until today.
10 bucks for a 12 pack, alright! Golden corn-enhanced(yuk) clear body, nice head and lacing if you pour into a glass. Very little aroma, and very little flavor. Just a mild sweet cornflake note, slight winey tartness from yeast/hop, and it's gone in a flash. Best enjoyed at 33-39 F on a hot day. Good for a cheap near-buzz and trip down memory lane, otherwise - nah. It will be another 35 years or more before I buy this again. Corn swill.
May 25, 2022
Rated: 1.76 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic

May 17, 2022
Rated: 3.34 by soarinsteven from Illinois

May 17, 2022
Photo of defunksta
Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

3.79/5  rDev +64.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a completely clear, light, vibrant golden color with a moderate and clean white head. SRM of 6. (4.00)

Aroma: Mild aromas of pale malts, adjuncts, corn, some yeast before more corn adjuncts linger on the finish.

Flavor: Moderate flavors of pale malts, corn adjuncts. Strong yeast in the middle before the corn adjuncts follow through to the finish.

Feel: Medium-bodied. Strong carbonation, to finish clean and dry. Slightly astringent from the yeast and corn.

Compared to Budweiser 5/10/22: Pours a similar, slightly lighter color. Stronger aromas. More corn adjuncts. Less pale cracker malts and bread. More astringent on the finish.

Overall: Drinks pretty much how I would expect a Miller Draft to drink. Similar to their Miller light but with a stronger malt body. Has the same corn adjunct flavors and strong carbonation here for finish slightly astrigent. Packs a bigger punch than others within the style. Drinks very nice here. (Rating within the style: 3.79)
May 10, 2022
Rated: 2.75 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Apr 23, 2022
Rated: 3 by GClarkage from California

Apr 15, 2022
Photo of JZH1000
Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.14/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Fresh Can Edited review

Unfortunately just drinking it out of the can so no look update but I'm sure it's still good these are gushers when you crack em

Smell is not disgusting this time. Not fantastic but an actually passing grade. The average American lager smell with a nice dose of sweet malt behind it. Still some skunk and in the can a bit Metallic as well, but nowhere near as bad as an old bottle of this stuff damned clear bottles.

Taste is essentially a malt bomb but still crisp with most of the sweetness showing up in the aftertaste. Slight bitterness that goes away as you drink but no hop character. Very bready but smooth.

Feel is actually quite nice not the best part of the beer anymore but it's more impressive than I made it out to be in my other review. Head makes it creamy, but co2 bite isn't a big part of this beer the head just takes over.

Overall better than the beer I got a while ago the can protects it pretty well and it tastes like it's pretty fresh too. It's a malty sweet refreshing treat that's easy to put down and cheap. Tastes pretty good too when it hasn't gone bad.

~~~~~~~~~~OLD REVIEW~~~~~~~~~~~
Poured from a presumably old clear 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

The look is an average adjunct with a surprisingly good head going for it and lively carbonation. A golden straw color with no haze. Somehow the head that sticks around for the whole drink and actually forms a lot of lacing here.

Smell is bad. Very UV struck and skunky as fuck pardon my french. So skunked it's almost like dog shit it's bad. I dont know how old it is, but jeez. They need to start putting this in brown bottles cause around here it seems like it sits. Just lager skunk and a bit of shit.

If I dont breathe through my nose it's much better than the smell and actually drinkable maybe even better than a bud. I'm sure if somehow I got a better bottle it would be better but I'm not sure if that's possible around here so the smell score stays, but the taste is actually quite nice. A sweet malty lager. No hop really to speak of, that probably all got destroyed by the stupid branding desicion to put a slow mover in a clear bottle.
Malt is actually malty and if I couldnt smell my breath I'd call it drinkable, until I catch a whiff of my breath.

Feel is dead average for the style. Not watery, but not dense or think in any strech of the imagination. Definitely one of the better parts of this beer, other than all that lacing, like damn.

Overall I'm sure this has more potential than the bottle I got, but this was rough. The smell of skunk almost made this a bottle pour. At least this actually has lacing.
Apr 11, 2022
Rated: 3.18 by Danzifer from Ohio

Apr 08, 2022
Rated: 1.35 by Spark420

Mar 18, 2022
Rated: 3.63 by JFlowers

Mar 06, 2022
Photo of datstankadank
Reviewed by datstankadank from New Jersey

3.57/5  rDev +55.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
MGD, high life, lite. all these beers look fantastic poured out. You can't get the same looking beer from any other macro that the miller line has, very german like frothy head you'd also find in other euro beers. This is the best of the adjuncts imo, wish they didn't change to the stupid red circle eagle looking logo's, the other logo's fit in with the line. But, maybe that's the point. But this logo just sucks big time. Great beer though. Put it in the high life bottles though, if possible. Please.
Feb 21, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by superwho24 from Arkansas

Feb 04, 2022
Photo of CaledoniaBeer
Rated by CaledoniaBeer from Scotland

3.12/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Nice beer I had back in the day. Not available in the UK anymore. A simple nice standard beer taste.
Jan 04, 2022
Rated: 1.75 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Jan 03, 2022
Rated: 1.82 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 23, 2021
Rated: 2.87 by Daneve76 from Australia

Nov 19, 2021
Photo of ZebulonXZogg
Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

2.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Pours a clear pissy yellow with a small head that was gone in a flash, surprisingly it left so lacing on the glass. Aroma of corn, cracker and mild hops. Taste is corn and grain, thin bodied, lotsa carbonation. This was something I drank back iin the day. Most will be used for brats.
Oct 31, 2021
Rated: 2.4 by samEBC from Belgium

Sep 20, 2021
Rated: 3.64 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

Jul 24, 2021
Rated: 2.75 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 18, 2021
Photo of Yuppie_Fuggstick
Rated by Yuppie_Fuggstick from Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +117.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
The best beer, period.
Jul 08, 2021
Rated: 2.8 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin

Jun 30, 2021
Photo of TonyKaz
Reviewed by TonyKaz

3.14/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Bought this beer because I was looking for something cheap and refreshing on a hot day. Pounded the first one straight from the bottle and felt nothing. Thought I'd look to see how much alcohol was in this stuff and landed here. Poured my second into the closest thing i have to a pilsner glass and began my review. I got a thick head over an inch which lasted about 2 minutes. Color is pale with a lively effervescence and very clear. This beer looks great. Disappearing head left a nice lacing of froth on the sides of my glass. Not much smell. Maybe a little metallic with a slight earthy aroma. Definitely has a metallic aftertaste with a little bit of bitter. Not much taste at all while its going down. This is not a very exciting beer and you'll have to drink it very quickly if you want a buzz from it. This is a good beer to enjoy cold with some BBQ and friends before undertaking some sort of summertime activity that requires you to not be overly sedated. I don't recommend drinking more than 2 per sitting. Afterwards go do something to work off that 144 calories per bottle. On sale for 18 bucks for 20, I'd just as soon drink PBR which is a little less expensive and probably a little more flavorful. Still, I think this beer deserves better than it seems to get around here. It has it's time and place. I'm glad we drank this stuff as teenagers because if we had stronger beers like are common now, we might not have survived.
Jun 28, 2021
Rated: 2.44 by Hopweiser from Korea (South)

Jun 19, 2021
Rated: 2.75 by paulish from New York

Jun 16, 2021
Rated: 2 by BEZMEZ

May 29, 2021
Photo of Tony787
Reviewed by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

2.85/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
had this beer from the USA when I was younger 25 years ago.
I bought a can at the lcbo in Ontario they now brew it here in Canada by Molson Coors just like the Coors banquet they call it Coors original now here in Canada .
473ml at 4.7%.
poured a 1finger head into glass that quickly disappeared. but left a lace as I was drinking it
again they brew it better in The USA not a fan of this MGD beer in Canada a little better in The USA i think
overall another crap beer from Molson Coors trying to copy the original MGD from the USA. would have gave the original MGD from the USA a 3.08
May 19, 2021
Photo of TheOccasionalBeer
Reviewed by TheOccasionalBeer from Wisconsin

3.54/5  rDev +53.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Macrobrews don't come by this way often, but when it does it's usually MGD. Say what you will, but I find it easy to drink (out of a bottle... no cans, here) and reminiscent of rural weddings where - while they did have champagne - this champagne of beers was probably almost as good, and it went with everything there as it does on a hot Wisconsin day. Maybe it is nostalgia, but this slightly honey-colored brew that smells of little and has just a bit of effervescence is a simple beer for a simple man.
May 10, 2021
Miller Genuine Draft from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 56 out of 100 with 2666 ratings