Miller Genuine Draft | Miller Brewing Co.

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2.27/5
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2,499 Ratings
Miller Genuine DraftMiller Genuine Draft
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
millercoors.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.66%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,623
Reviews:
663
Ratings:
2,499
pDev:
30.84%
Bros Score:
2.19
 
 
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Photo of BuckyNBeer
2.9/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Foxman27
2.58/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of GreenBayBA
1.5/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of marcrech
2.88/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KMillard
3.08/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I can taste the relation to High Life, but where it differs from High Life it suffers. While supposedly mimicking High Life on draft, or as it was known then "Miller", to me it's sweeter and blander. Drink one next to an actual High Life draft and the difference is discernable. I think that in the 80s, they came out w this to challenge the popularity of Bud. So, to me it's a version of High Life, that accentuates the lighter body and sweetness characteristic of Bud. But, they can't advertise it that way. Hey, you like Miller? & you also like Bud? Well, we got their bastard child for you and it's just as delicious as it sounds! Instead they say it's so and so brewed to taste like draft High Life ( which is a pleasant memory, especially in those days). Hey, it ain't bad, but High Life is cheaper and better, so what's the point.? Also, the clear glass bottle seems to be more detrimental to freshness than it is to High Life, so you often get a sweet nasty batch. In my area, this is only available in bottles. When it was in cans I bought it more often as it's a good fishing beer, beach beer, oh it's Saturday so one more beer. Ah, dispense with the window dressing, all cans or brown bottles. I understand the history of clear bottles with High Life, but w mgd it's unnecessary. It has it's fans and it matches Harley colors, and more fams and those folks shouldn't have to suffer sweet nastys.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
2.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jsnouffer
3.35/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Psquared93
2/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Danmullens1
1.09/5  rDev -52%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of dandy14
2.54/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mojohawk21
1.5/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Jim67
3.02/5  rDev +33%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nick_01
3.86/5  rDev +70%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pegelstrand
2.3/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.58/5  rDev +57.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Definitely better than High Life. How much better, and does it justify the difference in price? That's a matter of opinion.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
1/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Shafaegalo
2.79/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NC_Daniel
2.63/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This is supposed to be like a highlife on draft. It most definitely is not. That distinctive head and mouthfeel of highlife is not present. The flavor is similarish but not quite right. Vast flavor difference between can and bottle. Probably due to light pollution with the clear bottle, the beer seems to develop a slightly fruity taste. It's a decent beer in its own right, drinks well cold, nothing awful about it. However it's really just a bad highlife knock off thats $3 more per 12pack so I fail to see the point.

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Photo of luigi700
3.36/5  rDev +48%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
1.5/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is one of the worst macro lagers to me. Tastes like puke. Oddly, it's supposed to taste like High Life on draught and High Life is one of my fav macros. When this came out, everyone was drinking it. Ugh. I never liked it.

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Photo of kraut6363
2/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bought a 12-pack bottles from Walgreens $10.49
Clear, light golden color
Light mouthfeel
High carbonation
Light malt taste
Overall typical domestic macrobrew. Cheap and made to drink a lot for times when you're going for quantity and not quality.

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Photo of gardner254
1.66/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BenHoppy
4.03/5  rDev +77.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For what it is, not bad. Very crisp and malty, what a beer should be for commercial macros. One of only a few macro brews I wouldn't mind seeking out again from time to time. Best drunk from a can or poured from can to glass. Bottle of this though is horrible.

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2.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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Miller Genuine Draft from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.27 out of 5 with 2,499 ratings