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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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A guilty pleasure. Sometimes You just need a light heavy beer, and this one fits the bill nicely. Pours a dark golden color. A solid head that condensed quickly. It drinks easily, and is quite carbonated. The taste dissipated quickly. Quite refreshing.

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2.46/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Aug2613 on the bottom of the can... WOW! This beer is "good" for another 600 years!

Appearance: Actually looks... very good. A creamy looking head. A nice pale golden color. Nice lacing ... and this is just what I saw when looking down into my can. This may have actually been worth pouring. MEH.

Smell: Sweet corn... what a shock. Not overly corny, though. Nothing metallic.

Taste/feel: Taste is pretty subtle... almost drinks like a light beer. Almost nothing there. Creamed corn would describe this best. Maybe some grain, but yeah. Not much. Not bad though. The feel is actually REALLY creamy to me, which is a bit weird for this beer... or any lager. It gets kind of foamy in my mouth. Eh.

Another AAL that I like more than the majority. Not a good beer by any means, but it doesn't taste bad. The mouth feel was a surprise, though with the name "Genuine DRAFT" I should have actually expected it.

One of the better examples of the style.

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2.46/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer brings back memories of my parents BBQ'ing and there was always this one family friend - a pretty funny middle aged guy, can't remember his name at the moment (this was almost 20 years ago) - who was always drinking this stuff. I literally don't recall anybody in those 20 years who has touted this as anything, or even given it basic respect. "Garbage beer" seems to be the consensus with everyone I know...I'm here to make some counterpoints:

Appearance: 12oz can with the "Punch Top" gimmick. Didn't bother with that. Crack this thing open and CRRRRSHSHSHHH - a solid amount of frothy head comes bursting from the top, then drizzling down the side of the can...very commercial-like...Plain enough golden can. Not gonna pour it, because to me this is a beer you just drink from the can. It is what it is. So far so good.

Smell: Rice, alcohol, a gallon of tap water that has baked in the sun for an indeterminable length of time. Not good.

Taste: white rice. Stale housebrand corn flakes. Watered down apple juice. Not good.

Mouthfeel: Watery, but very carbonated, with a sharp crisp finish. The frothiest, smoothest, most easy-drinking macro IN TERMS OF MOUTHFEEL. The way this beer drinks is spot on for the style, and blows the other brands out of the water.

Overall: This is what I thought all beer tasted like when I was a kid. The quintessential "EW, GROSS!" taste that everyone is familiar with back when you were ~6 years old and dad let you get a sip - a fond memory, looking back on it... back to the beer itself: i'd never go out of my way for it, and 9 times out of 10 i'd pass up buying it if i saw it. never turn down a free one though, and this would be great while doing some charcoal grilling, gritty yard work, car maintenance, or after a rough shift. there's a grit to it that is kind of charming, but also kind of gross.

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look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Very clear pale straw color very little lacing.

S: Not much on the aroma.

T: watery. .Taste is watery sweet iron / well water

M: watery..Pours a light amber with no head

O: it’s not that great, a cheap ok beer for Kayak It does not have the intensity of my usual beer a IPA. No hops some malt I feel like its missing something and that would probably be the lack of intensity of the hop flavors’ that I come to expect from my IPAs.
Serving type: Can

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Miller Genuine Draft from Miller Brewing Co.
2.37 out of 5 based on 2,463 ratings.
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