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Miller High Life | Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller High LifeMiller High Life
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3,783 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-20-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,755
Reviews:
1,157
Ratings:
3,783
pDev:
28.62%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
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47
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Photo of BeckDeanAmbrose
2.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Usually don't see these in cans at all. The service station where I bought these had one sixer on the shelf and for a very affordable price. The clerk behind the counter seemed indifferent. I got home and popped the top. The first few sips made me chuckle. I smiled as I poured the contents into a clean glass. The appearance was typical of Miller products. A golden yellow. The beer smelled of grains and a very faint smell of what I could only imagine corn. The taste was there but very faint until I started getting to about the middle. Typical mouth feel. Over all crisp, clean, and refreshing.

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Photo of Exeter
2.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BenHoppy
1.74/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Redneckwine
2.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

24oz tallboy into tulip

Look - Your typical AAL: bright yellow, a little wispy foam sticks around after the pour, not too different in any way from others in-style.

Smell - Reminds me of MGD with a unique aroma of musty earth or paper pulp, must be a Miller thing. Perhaps also a whiff off grassy hops and cooked veg is present. Slightly grainy with a whiff of apple.

Taste - Not much going on, typical of AAL, but nothing terribly offensive either: mild, musty corn graininess up front, slight cooked veg, restrained sweetness, slightly grainy in finish with a touch of dry hop bitterness to balance.

Feel - Effervescent carb helps this beer go down smooth with a crisp medium-light body, unfortunately it's oddly slick feeling on the finish, then turns watery.

Overall - One of the most average AALs I've had so far, everything about it says "just ok" yet nothing about it is too offensive either. Nice price for a decent beer though.

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Photo of mpolewan
2.79/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of huthuty
3.94/5  rDev +46.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from tank can into weizen glass, gold color with high carbonation and a small but actual head
isnt very aromatic but has a sweet smell
the lager taste is adjunct but you can taste some real malt in there, similar to pbr etc.
the mouth feel is the impressive thing about this beer, lots of carbonation tingles the mouth
overall a really good beer for the price range

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Photo of brewnme
2.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tbone2131
2.37/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DrewTheBrew
2.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Khaack
3.43/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ltdsaint
1.94/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of paresis
2.68/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nmurta88
3.85/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

You can’t really beat this for the price. Classic American beer, very drinkable. My go-to beer when I want something simple.

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Photo of Pmicdee
2.25/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Look - Looks like a typical beer. Nothing else.
Smell - Weak apple juice.
Taste - Watery not much taste but what there is its Apple juice.
Feel - Just like your typical macro.
Overall - Not good.

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Photo of thampel09
1.74/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of TBDave
2.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A decent everyday beer. Looks appealing with a very clear and golden appearance. Not much flavor. Tastes light, smooth and very easy to drink. Excellent price ($3.50 for 4x16oz cans).

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Photo of pkalix
3.74/5  rDev +39%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Bocifius
3.13/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A very drinkable beer. I went with the big 32oz can on this one, I a afraid of beer in clear bottles. Poured into pint glass it has a tall foamy head that goes away in a few minutes and leaves just a little lacing. Golden in color with a few white bubbles hanging around. Smells like beer, American beer. Taste better than I expected. I would say it is better than Budweiser, Coors, and PBR . Very similar to MGD but not as good as Michelob. It is smooth and does not offend with corn and rice flavor. Overall a good offering if you want a cheap beer in a big ass can.

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Photo of davisrs
3.67/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

NOTE: I compare all other beers to Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale; there may be better out there, but many that are worse.
This gives a 2 finger head.
The color is a light straw.
The aroma is a nice malt with a touch of hops.
The taste is sweet but mild like a rice malt up front with a slight citrus/pine toward the back of the palate.
I detect a slight sourness, but no Bitterness mid palate with a hint of malt flavor.
Overall, this is NOT the Miller High Life my wife and I used to drink in college. This is not quite as crisp and refreshing as Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of chinchill
3.06/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz clear bottle. Pale golden body with excellent clarity.
Medium - high carbonation.
Clean mild aroma and flavor. Malt forward flavor with more hops in the aroma.

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Photo of sagefool
3.38/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had my first High Life with some friends on a front porch.

It's a "front porch beer"... complete with the smell of a bit of cigarette smoke and old wood. PBR is far too metallic in the aftertaste for me. I know it's the hipster-go-to, but honestly, a ton of the session-go-to-day-drinkers fail by being way too heavy on the sugar, and far too heavy on the hops.

High Life is a great, simple beer. Nothing complicated about it. For me, it's the best of the macros, and a ton of craft brewers could learn from its low hop bitterness, and refreshing taste.

I say this as a guy who's been drinking "craft" since Blue Moon was the closest thing to "craft" in my area.

Craft needs to go in a more refreshing direction, but until they do, High Life is my go-to.

Edit: This applies to bottles, only. For some reason, High Life is not that great from a can. Not sure why. Bottles.

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Photo of Zopiac
2.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Qu1nt0n
2.37/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.69 out of 5 with 3,783 ratings
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