Miller High Life
Miller Brewing Co.

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From:
Miller Brewing Co.
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #175
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
64
Ranked #29,885
Avg:
2.72 | pDev: 29.04%
Ratings:
4,231
Status:
Active
Rated:
Today at 06:19 AM
Added:
Sep 20, 2000
Wants:
  66
Gots:
  1,099
SCORE
64
Poor
Miller High LifeMiller High Life
Notes: 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.
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Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
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