Miller Genuine Draft | Miller Brewing Co.

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57
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2,457 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
2,457
Reviews:
655
Avg:
2.37
pDev:
29.54%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
512
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
2.38/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of davidward
1/5  rDev -57.8%
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 +21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nasty15108
3.35/5  rDev +41.4%
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 -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of pkalix
3.46/5  rDev +46%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcbeers
1.89/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.73/5  rDev +15.2%
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 +68.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregaroo
3.54/5  rDev +49.4%
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 -19.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of UPMD_Bill
2.5/5  rDev +5.5%
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 +19%
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 -30.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Nolster
2.24/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MichaelGennings
4.19/5  rDev +76.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Miller Genuine Draft. 473 ml can. 4.7% alc.

The beer has a light golden colour and a fluffy white head. There are lots of ascending bubbles.


Miller Genuine Draft has a very light grain smell, and there are also white bread notes. There is the faintest hint of hops, too.

In terms of taste, there is sweet grain, white bread, and an extremely small touch of hop bitterness toward the end.

Miller is light bodied, which is consistent with the style.

The finish is clean, crisp, and refreshing. This beer is very well done.

Still, I have to say that for an American-style Lager I prefer Pabst Blue Ribbon. I think it's superior.

But if you are buying strictly based on price, and this is cheaper, go with MGD.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
1.34/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz can. Initial taste is of corn and a bit fruity. Weird...wasn’t expecting that. There’s a flavor in here that I can’t quite place. Different than the majority of macros. That doesn’t mean it’s good, though. It’s still very much a bland mass-produced lager. Started with a thick head which quickly dissipated into a thin head which lasted to the end.

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Photo of mishi_d
2.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of FBarber
2.8/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TCP2017
3.17/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NickFry9
1.53/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of TerryMills
2.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not terrible but has a metallic aftertaste I don't like , would rather have high life honestly and high life is cheaper.

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Photo of rocketcat
2.49/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Miller Genuine Draft is abit bubbling and easy drinkable. The beer is quick tasting, almost no aftertaste. Maybe okay for casual drinking, but quite basic I say.
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FINNISH Miller Genuine Draft on melko kupliva ja helposti juotava. Olut on nopea makuinen, melkein kaikki maku tulee heti ja jälkimaku on lähes olematon. Saattaa sopi parhaiten silloin tällöin juojille.

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Photo of BlackVeg
2.16/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of IBUBrew
1.91/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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Miller Genuine Draft from Miller Brewing Co.
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