Miller Genuine Draft | Miller Brewing Co.

Miller Genuine DraftMiller Genuine Draft
BA SCORE
3.1%
Liked This Beer
2.27 w/ 2,466 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:
#43,704
Reviews:
656
Ratings:
2,466
Liked:
76
Avg:
2.27/5
pDev:
30.84%
Alströms:
2.19
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
518
Trade:
0
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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
3.5/5  rDev +54.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of Dbrown144
2.82/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

These kind of beers (bud lite, coors lite, corona etc.) can't be rated on the same scale as badass IPAs and the like. It's apples to oranges and these should be rated based on what they're supposed to be. One isn't meant to sit down and savor the taste of a can of MGD. It's a casual drink for a hot day to go down quickly, smoothly and lightly (which it does).

Having a summer pool party with the friends? I'll take this over a stout any day.
Winter night after work and want to watch a movie or read a book? I'll take a Ballast Point stout.

Nice and fizzy, not much of any initial taste but goes down nicely with a bready and sweet corn aftertaste. It's quite light and is great for any hot day barbecue.

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Photo of Spoda1983
1.65/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Nolster
2.24/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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Beer rating: 3.1% out of 100 with 2,466 ratings
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