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Miller Genuine Draft | Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller Genuine DraftMiller Genuine Draft

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.66%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2002

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look: 4.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Drank from a 12 fl. oz./355ml bottle purchased at Contan Discount Liquors, Somerville, MA
Served in a pint glass

Surprisingly impressive appearance. The liquid poured a crystal clear, pale straw yellow color and was topped by an inch tall, bubbly, foamy, bright white head. Excellent retention. The head slowly faded to a thin film and deposited thick, drippy blankets of lacing all down the glass.

The aroma was incredibly subtle. Some dry, powdery, lager yeast notes were detectible. Faint grains. Touch of skunkiness. Very adjunct ridden and watered down.

Like the aroma, the flavor profile was exceedingly nondescript. Somewhat grainy with adjunct notes. Slightly chemical-like. Bitter-ish finish. Super watery.

The mouthfeel was very light and over carbonated. Prickly, bubbly and rather distracting. Then again, maybe distracting is a good thing here.

Of all the American macro lagers I have tried, Miller Genuine Draft was one of the lightest on flavor, aroma and mouthfeel. This is truly carbonated water disguised as beer.

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473 ml can served cold, in a pint glass. Purchased from the beer store for $2.15 CDN. In my mind this has long been one of my more enjoyed adjunct lagers, although doing a full review I'm curious to see how it stands up.

Appearance - crystal clear sparkling gold color. Capped by over a finger of white head that had respectable retention time. Lots of bubbles make a quick ascent to the surface. Even some lacing left behind.

Smell - a faint corn sweetness, some straw and other grains and not much else. Unimpressive.

Taste - some adjunct sweetness in the middle, faint bit of well chewed bubblegum. Very clean tasting. The sweetness breaks away into nothing to prevent any cloying flavours. It's not really that bad.

Mouthfeel - smooth and crisp, albeit a little on the thin side. Somewhat dry finish.

Overall - not as bad as some people say, I'd rather have this than Bud or Coors and probably even Molson Canadian. Highly drinkable and easy to put a few away.

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Miller Genuine Draft from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.27 out of 5 with 2,476 ratings
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