Miller Genuine Draft | Miller Brewing Co.

Miller Genuine DraftMiller Genuine Draft
BA SCORE
2.27/5
2,469 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,206
Reviews:
657
Ratings:
2,469
pDev:
30.84%
Bros Score:
2.19
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
522
Trade:
0
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Photo of tpeters
2.73/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dainbramage637
2.28/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jDaft
2.94/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer isn't nearly as bad as most of these reviewers make it out to be. As a casual summer beer on the patio you can't go wrong with MGD. If you have tasted many premium lagers you probably won't be too impressed. It smells and looks rather ordinary but it goes down smooth. I'd buy it regularly

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Photo of OriginalWayOut
2.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.02/5  rDev +33%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pat61
2.9/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: brilliant straw with a hint of gold filled with streams of rapidly rising bubbles, 1" white cap with fair retention.

S: aromas are low with smells of light grain, cracker, bread dough, a hint of hops, and a trace of sulfur.

T: flavor is low to medium low. The beer starts with a neutral, low grainy flavor with just a trace of corn and light cracker, very low herbal hop flavors, and low hop bitterness

F: highly carbonated with a light body and a low level of creaminess

O: Not much here.

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Photo of choll
3.75/5  rDev +65.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smooth and easy drinking. Has made it into my regular rotation.

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Photo of rbswrds
4.88/5  rDev +115%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nace4
2.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.22/5  rDev +41.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Tstromer
2.6/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AlabamaDarren
4.78/5  rDev +110.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of StormAles
2.81/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
2.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Lower than a 1 all round. An absolute, sweet, syrupy mess.

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Photo of NWHopinator
2.87/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nasty15108
3.35/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank ice cold strife from the bottle. This beer is getting a little tough to find in my neck of the woods, I guess it's just not very popular in the NY Metro Area. If you don't expect much from this beer you won't be disappointed. It basically is what it is, a good thirst quencher for a hot summer day. Better then just about it the big Macro Brewery. I'll take an MGD or High Life over anything by Bud or Coors any day of the week.

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Photo of Albertdidz
2.28/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of pkalix
3.46/5  rDev +52.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcbeers
1.89/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.73/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75

HEY!! I just realized I've never given this beer a proper review!

MGD pours a bronze-gold color (or horse pee, whichever is more eloquent to you); distorted slightly by the violent migration of tiny bubbles to the top like a champagne. The head is stable, very stable, and sticks around at a creamy pinky finger's height. I'm actually very impressed at the head retention on this mass produced lager. It leaves lace, too.

Aroma is perfumey, but only slightly, with hints of orange pith, banana, dried corn, pool shock, and hay.

Flavor is purely chemical to start, then the fruity esters arrive with banana and blueberry; sweet corn, bready pilsner malts, and finally a grassy, bready finish.

Feel is the best part. It's so quenching, so carbonated, and leaves a slightly resinous feel on the teeth. I like it.

Overall, it's a pretty solid AAL, and if you can't find Pabst, Old Style, or Rolling Rock, this will do the trick nicely and when you're all done, the glass smells like bread.

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Photo of Utkarsh
4/5  rDev +76.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregaroo
3.54/5  rDev +55.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a fresh six-pack to drink like the locals while in Milwaukee for the 2017 U.S. Open. Tastes just as I remembered from my college days. The colder the better. The fresher the better. Drank right from the bottle. A good beer that I'll choose over Bud every single time. #MGD.

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Photo of BellinghamBiker
1.9/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of UPMD_Bill
2.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not as terrible as I expected. Same one-dimensional taste for macro-lager, with only a little skunk.
Would be tolerable to drink cold on a hot day.

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Beer rating: 2.27 out of 5 with 2,469 ratings
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