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:
#47,066
Reviews:
1,182
Ratings:
3,869
pDev:
29%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
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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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Photo of Ixchel
3.21/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cheap, decent beer. It isn't very skunky in a bottle, but the skunk comes out of a can for some reason.

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Photo of npdevil27
1.53/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of tbarrow
2.44/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of dimwit_flathead
3.01/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a thin Peroni glass. Three inches of nice foamy head.

Despite having been a Miller Genuine Draft fan in my youth, I had always shied away from the High Life-- until now. I used to associate it with old guys coming back home from a hard day's work. Now that I'm one of them, I decided to try the stuff. It's actually quite drinkable; somewhat sweet with a bready smell, it's more enjoyable than most American lagers. Genuine Draft has a crisp, clean taste but no flavor (Miller Lite has even less). I can see why they call it "the champagne of beers." It does have a chamagne-like quality.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.21/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Bsimpson91
3.6/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Out of all the American macro lagers, miller high life is one of the better ones. Very smooth and easy to drink with no harshness what so ever. Some yeast notes but not as much as I like. The over all taste is bread/cracker like. There is some old Apple juice like flavor that i get with all American lagers. Very little bitterness and mildly sweet. Faint canned vegetable flavor but its very unoticable. Overall very drinkable and smooth. You could easily drink this at a family bbq or gathering without worry of offending your daughters wimpy boy friend, oh wait he only drinks jucy juice. I think this is a good afterwork beer. This is a beer I would drink every day if I was a everyday drinker. Its not my first choice for a beer to savor because there is not much to taste to it at all. No matter, this is a good mild beer I would take this over budweiser any day!

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Photo of dctarga
2.44/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Chilmer
1.3/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Humbolt9
3.44/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerded-one
2.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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Beer rating: 2.69 out of 5 with 3,869 ratings