Miller High Life | Miller Brewing Co.

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66
poor
3,732 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-20-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,732
Reviews:
1,141
Avg:
2.82
pDev:
27.66%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
892
For Trade:
1
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Photo of mpt2222
2.65/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of YumaLaowai
3.88/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I am a fan of the champagne of beer

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Photo of meanmutt
3.05/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Holderness
3.09/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L -- Pale straw color with an intense effervescence. Clear. Huge head quickly dissipates, minimal lacing. 3.25
A -- corn, grain,mild fruity aromas 3
T -- Bland, generic mass market lager taste 2.5
F -- The selling point of this beer. Lively carbonation and a light but not watery mouthfeel combine to make a very refreshing beer, that remains drinkable hours after opening. 4.25
O -- Tied with pbr for best widely available cheap beer 3.75

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

Photo of DRRSTAR
2.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Schlitz74
1.55/5  rDev -45%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

This beer is neither good or bad, it is the better of the miller products, there is nothing special here.

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Photo of Determined_021
2.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of beerfan4545
2.68/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Straight out of the can from a 12-pack.

L- Extremely pale straw color. I normally don't like beers with this coloration, but I found this beer to be very visually appealing.

S- Unfortunately, it starts to fall off here. It smells better than coors, bud and Pabst, but unfortunately it still maintains the gross metallic grainy smell of cheap lagers.

T- It's neither good nor bad. Certainly not offensive, but not quite good either. Tastes like seltzer water flavored with grains and a very light bitterness on the back of the palette.

F- Very high in carbonation. I prefer it to the above mentioned alternatives.

O- It's very cheap, and beats most of the other beers in the price range. Overall, it just makes me wish I was drinking a better beer.

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Photo of Bru-ster
3.73/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It's Miller as I remember it. A great American Pilsner . Excellent with brea and cheese or a sub sandwich. I first drank this in 1973. The champagne of beers! Crisp clean flavor. A bargain retro beer. I actually liked genuine draft better but they don't make it anymore

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Photo of Lucia_A_Waddell
1.22/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

If you have any sort of gag reflex at all, I suggest you pass on this beer.

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Photo of Jacob17
2.01/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of McBraniel
3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
1.64/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tucson_brewson
3.01/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

16 oz tall boy poured into English pint glass (need to invest in proper Pilsner glass)

L - Clear, golden straw color, nice inch of head that slowly dissolves and leaves a fairly thick lacing, for what it is. The "Champagne of Beers" indeed.

S - Compared to Bud, Coors, other AALs, High Life manages to smell the least offensive. It smells very heavily of cereal grain, corn and bready malt, also a little metallic.

T - Miller manages to put out a couple of the best cheap beers on the market, based on taste. It's not like drinking seltzer or a mouth full of syrup. A good balance of malt, corn, grass, and a surprising citrus hop finish (just not after every sip).

F - Clean, crisp, highly carbonated. Goes down smooth and drinks like a light beer. Keep these extra cold (in the freezer for a bit) so the "mouthfeel" stays tolerable.

O - Much like Rolling Rock, Miller Lite, PBR, I give High Life a lot of credit for all the low-end beers. Pretty ballsy to call yourself "The Champagne of Beers" but they at least back it up in the design and, for what it's worth, the overall drinking experience. Just stay away from the light version of this, not worth paying for sparkling water with a tiny bit of alcohol. It's cheap, it's drinkable, and it hits the spot on a hot summer day. Just going to drink my next one out of the can because it's meant to be drank out of its original packaging.

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Photo of Shane-L-Waddell
1.78/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of acmurphy696
1.85/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I like to pick up a mainstream beer every once and a while just to calibrate my taste buds.
This is not a bad beer (heck, it's better than Budweiser), but like many American adjuncts, it simply lacks character.
The beer does not taste bad, it simply has little taste at all.

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Photo of Grupatre
3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HalMS
4.05/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Of all the mass produced American lagers, this is by far my favorite. Nothing fancy, but it's just so refreshing, pleasant, drinkable and not Budweiser like. Love it!

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
2.27/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.49/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

The appearance is probably this beer's worst attribute, its that macro yellow you've often come to fear, placed a in a clear glass bottle. Aroma is big time adjunct Midwestern corn and stuff. Retro.

Taste, they drop excessive carbonation in this one to get away from the lack of an all barley base, the lack of anything but long boil high alpha non proprietary hops, and hey that makes sense, they're going for mass appeal low cost high output stuff.

There's no real off flavors, but the 'flavors' are difficult to praise at the same time. I can drink these just fine, there's a tiny hop bite paired with the excessive carbonation, and that is its real offset, after 2 or 3 of these, my gut is just full of gas and drinking becomes a chore in that way. Some metallic mouthfeel, I dunno pair this with chips and salsa or a hot dog. Serviceable enough when you don't want to think about beer.

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Photo of taospowder
2.52/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dasotelo50
1/5  rDev -64.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Badgersfan72
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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