Miller High Life | Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller High LifeMiller High Life
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
millercoors.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Miller High Life, also known as the Champagne of Beers, is a quintessentially classic, American-style lager. In 1903, Frederick Miller created Miller High Life because he believed that the good life, the High Life, should be accessible to everyone, not just the upper crust. To this day, Miller High Life continues to be faithfully brewed as a golden pilsner, utilizing light-stable galena hops from the Pacific Northwest and a select combination of malted barley.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-20-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,791
Reviews:
1,178
Ratings:
3,861
pDev:
29%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
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2.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of matcris
3.74/5  rDev +39%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

For the style:
LOOKS: A crystal clear, light golden with massive amounts of bubbles rising, and a 3 finger white foam that sticks around. Pretty nice lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Grass and grain, sweet creamed corn. Crackers/biscuits.
TASTE: Like the nose. It's just that sweet creamy corn vibe that I find really obnoxious. Crackers/biscuits.
FEEL: Light body, average carbonation, slightly drying on finish.
OVERALL: I'll take a free one if it is ICE cold.

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Photo of TangoJuliet
2.17/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MEEK6382
2.13/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of IronLover
3.95/5  rDev +46.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Straw yellow in color with excellebt clarity. Following an aggressive pour, tall, soapy, bright white foam with very good retention. Medium light malty aroma with light, swee corn cereal. Medium light bodied with medium high carbonation. Light malt and sweet corn cereal flavors. Medium light acidic bitterness through the middle followed by grainy malt and sweet corn cereal to the end. Finished cleanly with a light, crisp, dryness and lingering grainy malt aftertaste. One of the better adjunct lagers. Refreshing and clean with no off flavors. Great for hot days, tail gates, long picnics, etc.

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Photo of Ixchel
3.21/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cheap, decent beer. It isn't very skunky in a bottle, but the skunk comes out of a can for some reason.

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1.53/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of tbarrow
2.44/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of dimwit_flathead
3.01/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a thin Peroni glass. Three inches of nice foamy head.

Despite having been a Miller Genuine Draft fan in my youth, I had always shied away from the High Life-- until now. I used to associate it with old guys coming back home from a hard day's work. Now that I'm one of them, I decided to try the stuff. It's actually quite drinkable; somewhat sweet with a bready smell, it's more enjoyable than most American lagers. Genuine Draft has a crisp, clean taste but no flavor (Miller Lite has even less). I can see why they call it "the champagne of beers." It does have a chamagne-like quality.

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3.21/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dalkri
5/5  rDev +85.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bsimpson91
3.6/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Out of all the American macro lagers, miller high life is one of the better ones. Very smooth and easy to drink with no harshness what so ever. Some yeast notes but not as much as I like. The over all taste is bread/cracker like. There is some old Apple juice like flavor that i get with all American lagers. Very little bitterness and mildly sweet. Faint canned vegetable flavor but its very unoticable. Overall very drinkable and smooth. You could easily drink this at a family bbq or gathering without worry of offending your daughters wimpy boy friend, oh wait he only drinks jucy juice. I think this is a good afterwork beer. This is a beer I would drink every day if I was a everyday drinker. Its not my first choice for a beer to savor because there is not much to taste to it at all. No matter, this is a good mild beer I would take this over budweiser any day!

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Photo of dctarga
2.44/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Chilmer
1.3/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Humbolt9
3.44/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerded-one
2.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mr-Beer
1.9/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A light crisp golden beer. Not much for Taste or flavor

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Photo of SunshineBrewDrinker44
3.72/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kootenays88
3.5/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fairly typical mass produced beer. However it brings back memories of travelling to the USA with my father and this is his beer of choice to buy down there as its not sold in Canada. Great refreshing "chugging" beer

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2.52/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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1.75/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of patre_tim
3.35/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Golden filtered with a little carbonation and 4 fingers of off white head.

Smells of pale malts, honey, grass, and aspirin.

Tastes like pale malts, and pizza dough with very little hops on the end.

Light, smooth body, with little carbonation.

Got at LCBO, drinking on Lake Muskoka, May 4th, 2018. Better than Labatt Blue.

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Photo of Ptarmandilbex
3.48/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I drank this beer back in college in the 1960's. It was decent then, and it is decent now. I know it is fashionable to bash American Lager, and rightfully so. However, I can pick up a 30 pack at the liquor store two blocks from my house for $17.99 American. For a lawn-mower, mass quantity beer for a professional alcoholic, it's hard to beat for the taste and the price.

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Photo of Lagerquestrian
3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Half-full
2.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.69 out of 5 with 3,861 ratings