Miller High Life | Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller High LifeMiller High Life

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-20-2000

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1/5  rDev -64.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

40 oz. bottle given to me by my roommate along with a bottle of champagne to celebrate my promotion ("a bottle of champagne... and the 'Champagne of beers'", woohoo!).

Clear yellow color with a finger of so of white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is fairly typical of of AML, some corn and very little else. Some corn flavor, a bit of bitterness, standard AML flavor. Crisp, relatively dry. Mouthfeel is, well, ehh... light- body with very high carbonation. Some"bite" from the carbonation, dry. Drinkability is, well, rather good, considering. This is unoffensive, in a way, as intentioned and easily (only if quite inebriated) drunk. I'll admit that the the High Life played a formative role in my college years (though not as much as Kesystone light or my personal "favorite" Busch Light") but I'm really can't give this a good review when I look at it critically.

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1.64/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

I agree that the label is the only thing that saves this beer

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2.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 16 ounce can of Miller High Life, "The Champagne of Beers". Beer pours light straw color with not much head. An unpleasant aroma dominated by corn and more corn, maybe even some cooked veggie. Light and slightly carbonated on the palate. The flavor is more cooked sweet corn with a little bit of bite from the hops at the end.

This is not a beer that particularly agrees with me. More malt, less corn.

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2.34/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.31/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First off, I should admit that High Life has always been a go to beer for me.

A- Clean crisp yellow with a small white head that has surprisingly sticky lacing.

S- Lots of corn without many other strong scents.

T- Lots of corn and grain flavor with some hops and maybe the slightest hint of citrus.

M- Good carbonation and the alcohol bitterness is hid well.

D- Probably one of the easiest American macros to drink.

Overall this beer is what it is; a decent beer at a cheap price. It's not a beer that is going to wow anybody or make someone tell all of their friends about it. But, if you are short on cash and need some beer, this by far the best bet for your money.

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2.78/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

When I open this beer, it just smells like a wet dog. Every one I had smelled the same. And while I know it's probably just from adjuncts or grain, that's what I'm getting.

Taste....mostly of corn in the body. You don't expect much flavor out of this beer and you won't get it, but the predominant flavor seems to be corn. There's a small hop bite at the finish with at least gives it a bit of crispness. Some cracker is also perceptible.

It's a cheap beer, so you can't expect a lot. It's probably better than other macros, but not by too far. Honestly, I'd hoped for more.

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3.8/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is light golden in color with a very thin head and lace. Smell has a very light sweet adjunct aroma. Taste is a light, but well balanced between the sweet and the hop with good carbonation. Mouthfeel is crisp and light making it overall one of the best American (adjunct) lagers that I do enjoy drinking.

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Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
2.82 out of 5 based on 3,732 ratings.
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