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:
#47,398
Reviews:
1,185
Ratings:
3,880
pDev:
29%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
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Photo of Ozzie68
3.63/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Photo of peterpunk15
3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Futbolmanby
1.98/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of jkblr
3.31/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

16oz can bb 10/15/18 poured into a shaker pint at fridge temp 4.6% ABV. The beer pours bright golden straw yellow with nearly white head. The head recedes to a cap and leaves some lacing. The aroma is faint with a little yeast and corny sweetness. The taste is barely perceptible grain with some minimal tartness and sweetness intermixed. There is a slight metallic or vegetable aftertaste that is not all that great. The mouthfeel is thin bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. The lagering is average as there is some buttery taste/feel.
Overall, ok. Not anything to fuss over, but ok for food or company.

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Photo of pat61
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

L: brilliant yellow permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a 1" frothy foam cap with fair to poor retention

S: A light corn sweetness starts the aroma with faint sulfur, white flour, cracker, and faint hops

T: Light grainy corn sweetness leads balanced by a light carbonic bite.

F: The body is light and carbonation is high.

O: This moderately low flavored beer is clean but uninspiring

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Photo of Dakota93
1.75/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

If you look up mediocre in the dictionary you will see Miller High Life as an example.

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Photo of Spaten454
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beer_garden_mama
4.14/5  rDev +53.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Timeless. Classic.
Smell: Inviting, and not abrasive.
Taste: Simple yet different from its competition. It has a distinctive after-taste. Brought fourth a few solid burps, but they were pleasant burps.
Feel: It feels as if I got dragged to a fancy cocktail party, when I really wanted to stay home and watch the football game.
Overall: I would consider this to be the “champagne of beers” simply because of its “old soul” like essence & ability to be yet comfy and classy. A true balance. Hats off.

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Photo of beerfam205
3.42/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.53/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tonyf315
4.48/5  rDev +66.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Damilton5
3.11/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of xolectic
3.26/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Look - Medium straw yellow, VERY long lasting, thick head, medium lacing.

Smell - Apple, sweet malts. Very subdued.

Taste - The head has this weird chemical bitterness, almost like Lysol. The beer itself tastes great, corn and malts, pleasant graininess, not sour like Hamm's.

Feel - Medium body, just the right finish. Not too harsh. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Not bad. Grainy tasting, classic Miller flavor profile. A solid beer for relaxed drinking.

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Photo of Connor_Freader
2.79/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of gmark
1.26/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I really wanted to like this beer considering the price, but had to reconsider. Smell was somewhat off-putting with that green apple smell, but I could live with that part of it. The initial taste was ok, but the finish with its weird, chemical, strange bitter taste that lingers, made me want to dump the rest out. How in the world is this stuff rated higher than Busch? Even though Busch doesnt have much flavor, it at least it doesnt have a bad finish like Miller does. Miller lite is much better than High Life. Sure glad I didnt buy a case of this stuff.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.17/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jocose47
3.28/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Decent beer that I pick up every now and then. I prefer Miller Genuine Draft. But I do get a taste for High Life sometimes. Overall not a bad beer. Good for bbqs. Cheers.

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Photo of chiefz1
1.35/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of jschott75
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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Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.69 out of 5 with 3,880 ratings