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: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear pale yellow with a soapy head that does not last very long. A lot of carbonation. No lacing on the glass to speak of. Aroma is corn and cereal with a faint hop smell. Taste is pretty much a match of the aroma. Very watery and thin bodied. Overall it is not offensive, but not something I would drink.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A can poured into a pint glass.

A: The beer has the typical adjunct lager color: pale, fizzy (extremely fizzy, actually) stale straw/semi dehydrated urine color. The amazing part about this beer is that the head actually lingers for a while and, dare I say, do I actually see some lacing from the head sticking to the side of the glass? That is amazing.

S: Sweet, husky, blah, blah, blah.

T: This beer tastes...sweet. That is about the only flavor I am picking up from this-a grainy sweetness.

MF: Too much carbonation. However, the beer does feel smooth and creamy in my mouth.

O: Mainstream adjunct lager. They are all about the same, but all a tad different, too. It is what it is.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Light clear yellow, a finger of bumpy clean white head that leaves fine lacing. Strangely no rising bubbles.

S: Corn malts, a little grassy. Clean.

T: Corn, mostly. Sweet corn. Not bad, for what it is.

M: Very light bodied, but nice carbonation despite its appearance. Still tastes a little watery because it's so thin.

O: A very drinkable adjunct. I like this for casual laid back drinking.

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Miller Genuine Draft -- MGD.

Looks OK, like most beer.

It has Miller High Life's unique "cooked vegetable smell" (for want of a better phrase) without the sweet corn-like aroma.

Taste seems much more bitter and sour than High Life.

Mouthfeel is fizzy, but without High Life's tingly bubbles.

Overall, I don't like this beer very much, and I can't understand why the Miller company once tried to make this their flagship beer.

My guess is, the good people at Miller will eventually phase out MGD and focus on High Life (a far superior product, in my opinion) and Milwaukee's Best (which tastes exactly like MGD, for a fraction of the price).

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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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