Miller High Life | Miller Brewing Co.

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3,837 Ratings
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:
#46,221
Reviews:
1,168
Ratings:
3,837
pDev:
29%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
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49
Gots:
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Ratings: 3,837 |  Reviews: 1,168
Photo of JLaw55
2/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mattsander
3.69/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cloco
1.45/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Monk287
1.68/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of superspak
3.61/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

24 ounce can into lager glass, best before 5/14/2018. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malt/corn and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.6%. Overall this is a good pale adjunct lager style. All around good robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Flavorful and never watery feeling for the ABV. Despite having corn there isn't a ton in there, plenty of barley character. Clean malt/grain flavors and solid earthy hop presence. A nicely enjoyable offering, and great style example.

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Photo of LoveGame
2.68/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

The legendary weeb "Digibro" once described Miller High Life as "the meme beer".

I don't drink this one often anymore, but back in my earlier drinking days, it's something I'd pick up here and there, usually from my dad.

Drank straight from the bottle. For what it is, it's all right. Much better than other mainstream stuff honestly, not nearly as watery. Decent flavor, easy to drink, fair priced. Wouldn't rule out picking up another one one of these days.

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Photo of entenduintransit
1.56/5  rDev -42%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Bridgtd
2.9/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

First beer I ever had. Very easy to drink, very refreshing. If I'm really thirsty and want to chug some beers, this is it. Go to beer when I want something quick and cheap.

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Photo of BlueTomorrow
1.5/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Photo of ToadMaster
3.84/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JasonLWest
4.13/5  rDev +53.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BuckyNBeer
4.38/5  rDev +62.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TomTrocc
1.97/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

The “I have a lot of bills life!”

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Photo of beergoot
3.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Crystal-clear yellow body; decent carbonation; thick, sticky white head. Mild, sweet cereal grain aroma. Taste combines elements of light cereal flavors and a vegetable-like quality; low hop bitterness; a bit of metallic flavor develops in the aftertaste. Medium-light body; soft and a bit weak.

Looks good, tastes so-so.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.08/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zyzz
3.86/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

great light lager serve ice cold pairs well with burgers,hot dogs,BBQ,deviled eggs, ect

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Photo of Warren2621
2/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of samz0rp
2.31/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

you get what you pay

looks great in a stein but is mediocre in every other department. very drinkable and is a bit better than budwiser in my books.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Psychromatic
2.46/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

You get what you pay for. I actually rather like this beer for a cheap option, and drink it semi-regularly, but I'm giving it an honest 2.5 overall rating here. It's not awful. It's not great. The taste and aroma are fairly mild and inoffensive. There's a little heft to the mouthfeel, but not much. It does look nice, which is probably the best thing going for it.

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Photo of HotOpinions
1.24/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

This is one of the worst beers I’ve ever had the displeasure of drinking. It smells awful, it tastes like sewer water, and it looks just as bad(but if you actually drink it out of a bottle you’re a sucker). The only thing I give it points for is the feel not being too miserably thin, and the obvious low price. If this didn’t have the miller name attached though they’d mark probably 2 dollars off an already disturbingly cheap case at least.

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Photo of Foxman27
2.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SB2017
1.12/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Kill me. This beer is a hangover after one sip. No idea what god awful nonsense they fill this with, but WOW it's terrible. There's somehow both not enough and too much flavor. Too sweet. Not enough dark tones. No balance. Garbage. Scrap this brand and sell it for parts.

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Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.69 out of 5 with 3,837 ratings