Miller High Life
Miller Brewing Co.

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American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #368
Ranked #48,537
2.7 | pDev: 28.89%
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
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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Photo of metter98
2.71/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: Light aromas of corn adjuncts are present in the nose along with notes of grainy malts.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the corn adjuncts aren't nearly as prominent.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: For an adjunct lager, I thought this beer wasn't that bad because it wasn't super adjuncty and it had a nice and clean mouthfeel. This would make for a good lawnmower beer, especially if it was served ice cold.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Davidstan
2.98/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I drink AAL a few times a week and prefer Hamms and Schlitz the most but this MHL pounder was tasty. It’s funny years ago it was awful IMHO. Usual corn and bready but not off putting.

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Photo of Kenny_Gage2
3.41/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed ice cold, straight from a 12oz bottle, Miller High Life is really the Champagne of beers. With a faint skunky/corn smell, golden yellow color, light mouth feel, and crisp tasty finish, this beer is simple and enjoyable A clear bottle, golden color and dancing bubbles make for an aesthetically pleasing looking beer with a cheap price tag.

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Photo of LongIslandBrews
3.07/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I was surprised at the refreshing taste of High Life. This is not a beer you commonly see in people’s fridge, despite the decent taste and very cheap price tag. Easy to down a few of these after work. Taste is sweet and corn forward and best drank ice cold.

Definitely the Champagne of Beers of yesteryear and a total classic. Just look at the old school labeling!

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Photo of Singlefinpin
2.39/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Drinking this out a bottle at a friend's house.
Looks clear gold.
Smells lightly malty.
Tastes clean, smooth, light malt.
Water flavored beer? Better than a Corona, not as good as a Dos Equis Amber, or even a Tecate.
Mouth feel is light.
Overall, I would Drink one again if that was all I had, and not as bad as I remembered.

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Photo of Evan_Bb
1.44/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Miller High Life is an abhorrent domestic lager. The smell is closer to vomit than anything else I can think to relate it to. The taste, like a failed attempt at savory grains, as if the corn had gone rotten and calcified. I’d recommend almost any other lager at the store over this. Try a Bud, Coors, anything over this rushed lame excuse for a beer!

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Photo of Harrison8
3.59/5  rDev +33%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent golden-honey with two fingers of dense, snow white foam. Head retention is good. Aroma is spicy, zesty, herbal hops with dry wafery, crackery malts for support. Flavor profile is lightly dry, hitting notes of bready, wafery, crackery malts and herbal, spicy hops. There is a kiss of bready yeast. Mouth feel is medium-thin with a strong crispness. Overall, crisp and refreshing with a dry, but firm, flavor profile.

Served in a 15.5oz Spiegalau tulip from a 12oz can.

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Photo of Beer_tasting_by_marco
3.9/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really like this lager, is super soft, light flavor and smooth. Nice golden color, good smell, affordable; for me this kind of beer is to enjoying in a long party with friends, because it’s light flavor and smoothie. You could easily have more than one.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
1.54/5  rDev -43%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

If beer were brewed in armpits, Miller High Life would have captured the smell. Bubbly slightly bitter water, is minimized by the offputting smell. If this had electrolytes, it might make a great post-exercise drink. It would also be practical if you did not want the taste of a beer to overshadow the taste of your food. Like Fabreeze, it may also be good for covering up more offensive smells.

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Photo of Beertsipper
2.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Light gold color. Small white head. Nose is mostly corn, rice, grainy. Taste follows the aroma. Very smooth and crisp. Has a good malt sweetness as well. Not too bad for what it is. A cheap AAL that is easy to drink and not offensive in any way.

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Photo of UristMcBrewer
1.54/5  rDev -43%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The beer is straw with some goldenrod and is very transparent. The head is white a frothy. The nose is off-putting and kinda solventy. The taste isn't much better. It is very sweet; cloying. The feel is light but with stimulating bubbles. Overall, I do not like this beer.

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Photo of Curtis
3.74/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The best of the cheap domestics. It is what it is, expect no more and get no less -no frills, no fancy labels or strange ingredients because the brewer wanted to be "different". It's simply beer: Drink it, burp, drink another and then get back to finishing the concrete job, mowing the lawn or casting that lake. If you are comparing it to Pliny or some other well-crafted micro, then no, it is not even close. Compared to the other domestic gas station 12 packs, this one really is "The Champagne of beers".

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Photo of Dougthemillwright
5/5  rDev +85.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Since the introduction of craft beers in America the Miller High Life everyday beer drinker has dimmed unfortunately. What was the #2 beer in America in the 80's is now sometimes hard to find. But for me, Miller High Life Will always be my #1 choice for everyday beer drinking, it's taste when ice cold on hot California day is unbeatable. I just wish the girl on the bottle would return. I'll be buried with a Miller High Life bottle.

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Photo of GreggFWTX
2.94/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The beer isn't as bad as some of the ratings on here. Not at all. By no means a craft beer, or close to it, but High Life can get the job done if given a chance. Decent smell and taste. Actually pours nicely into a pint glass and retains a nice head to it with some carbonation. A little bit of a swill to it. Taste isn't bad all. People are too harsh with High Life.

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Photo of gatornation
3.68/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden yellow with a fresh white head. ,Smell is corn,grain and lemon grass. Taste had light grassy hops with cereal,malts,grain . A crisp and sweet mouth feel very quenchable. Thia is an AAL and is rated as one Hamms and Pabst being my favorites this one in right behind.

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Photo of Sip_n_Slam
2.68/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

First impression is grains and a winey, grapey, dare I say Champagney vibe (I'm on my first beer, I swear). but really, the carbonation hits well at moderate+, I'd say. Really not TOO malty, like a Pabst or Hamm's but definitely not hop driven either. Quite a sour, somewhat acrid corny finish that stays around too long. Probably the only detractor for a cheapie like this but it can be momentarily relieved by another swig, so keep swigging. Honestly I like this flavor wise more than any of the bud products but would probably take Miller Lite over it if i had to choose between the two. Will revisit when funds are low again. Cheers.

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Photo of Wattie83
2.51/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Cleaning out fridge and found one from a recent gathering! Look is clear, bright yellow, white head that fell to nothing. Lots of carbonation rising up. Pretty much how it should look. Smell is corn, grains, grass, husks. Taste is corn and grain, sweeter than some other aal's, hop presence, but its low key and almost stale/old in its taste. Not good if allowed to warm. Feel is light and bubbly! Not much else. Overall, nothing that will light the world on fire. You know what you're getting and as long as it's cold the beer won't be terribly bad.

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Photo of HaroldVonRonaldson
4.8/5  rDev +77.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Some may find this review as a shock but I believe that my favorite looking beer is and always will be a Kolsch style beer. So with that being said, I am very fond of the appearance of MHL especially when she loses her cap...beautiful! Look, hop's put my butt to sleep fast, so I appreciate a great tasting beer after a long day that doesn't make me feel like a toddler about to pass the hell out. Perfect for working individuals who arent looking to get wasted because, let's face it, our parents aren't paying our way and we have responsibilities, lol! Not to be a turd but really, if you love craft beers dont drink MHL because shes a low key gal who isnt here for a long time, but rather a good time!

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Photo of Melovebeerbecaisritisgood
3.14/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Consumed from a bottle tight after It was bought.

Look:very pale

Smell: very hoppy.

Taste: The taste is okay. Can taste hops. Not to much to say.

Feel: Just okay.

Overall: not bad

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Photo of RaulMondesi
2.45/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Out of a bottle in hell. Or close, Blondies bikini bar Saloon in Orange, CA.

I don’t need to pour the damn thing out, because it’s transparent through the beautiful clear bottle. Yeah, aroma? Think like Pepe Le Peu’s ass meets Pluto’s toilet after a bender. This thang is rank. Taste actually isn’t all that bad. I mean, if you like beer that tastes like cardboard. It’s like, stale like the granny that served you breakfast at Denny’s. I’m not hurting, you know? Who wants to hurt? Not Raul. It’s ok. Like a walk in the shade. Yeah, I like that.

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Photo of Wigglejig
2.69/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Only had a 30 pack of this once in my life. I was fishing on an excellent fishing lake. Lake Ouachita in Arkansas. Split it with my brother-in-law and we had a great day. The beer was not the best, but you know what to expect when you pick up a Miller, it is going to get the job done, at the conservative 4.6% rate. Have some of these as a working/recreation beer, it is not a sit-down and enjoy one after a day beer unless you plan on drinking a few.

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Photo of XSF
4.27/5  rDev +58.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Florida is hot, and MHL goes down smooth and tastes great; especially after mowing the lawn. And if you don't mow your own lawn you won't like Miller High Life, so go get yourself an expensive heavy beer and save yourself the appearance of being a working man. If you, like me, work for a living, MHL is great choice after a hard days work. That's all I have to say about that!

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.42/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours an an incredibly clear dehydrated piss yellow with ample effervescence streaming. The pour produces a four finger, white, soap bubble froth which recedes to a nice surface cap with a central dense island leaving behind a thick frosty lacing. Aroma is light, white bread and a nice floral hoppiness. Hints of egg white backing up corn. Taste bread and cereal, honey and light lemon. Distinctively "corny" and pleasantly sweet. Nice and clean. Aftertaste is a lingering cereal, honey and hints of lemon and bitterness. Mouthfeel is moderate bodied with moderate carbonation, clean and cridp. A good example of an American adjunct lager. A nice, simple and unsophisticated brew for days end when you are hot and tired and don't want to have to think.

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Photo of Roger_Thatcher
4.32/5  rDev +60%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Miller High Life is a delicious "factory" lager. Light in color and taste, it truly is an easy drinking beer. Classic American beer in all ways, and not deserving of the criticism and snobbery of some reviewers / beer drinkers. You could do a lot worse when it comes to economy beer, and MHL fits any occasion. Best served icy cold, it goes great with any type of food, and it's tasty just on its own! Unlike some other more expensive beers, you can actually drink a few High Lifes and still remain upright LOL The taste is like most people describe: corn and bread. The mouth feel is smooth yet satisfyingly effervescent. As I write this review, I'm into bottle #3 and I find that is when the tasty character of Miller High Life starts to shine. It's a damn fine beer, priced for the working man and suitable to serve to anyone and everyone. Om Nom Nom.

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Photo of That_Mohawk_Dude
2.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

One of my preferred beers when I want something easy and cheap. A go to for drinking with friends and just all around what a basic beer should be. Extremely bubbly mouth feel with a sweet corn forward flavor.

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