Miller High Life | Miller Brewing Co.

Miller High LifeMiller High Life
BA SCORE
8.3%
Liked This Beer
2.69 w/ 3,758 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-20-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,696
Reviews:
1,152
Ratings:
3,758
Liked:
311
Avg:
2.69/5
pDev:
28.62%
Alströms:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
46
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912
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Photo of humuloner22
2.94/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not much can be said about this beer. Its a cheap beer. But in my opinion it is way better than Pabst, which for some reason has become cool to drink over the last decade or so. As far as cheap beers go, this is in my opinion among the best. Not that I am saying its a spectacular beer, but if you want a cold "beer" like your grandfather drank, this is the one I would go for. You can often find a 12 pack on sale for around $6-7. It is what it is, nothing spectacular, but drinkable.

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1.25/5  rDev -53.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +39.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

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2/5  rDev -25.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +20.8%

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3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of crownrl28
3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of illpass78
3.5/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear yellow with a surprisingly short white head that is gone swiftly. Lacing also less than I expected. Looks like cheap beer, which it is, as you have probably been aware for some time. (Mostly un-related footnote: this beer has one of my favorite bottle designs; classic and instantly recognizable).

Smell: Smells of cooked corn, some grass, and grain. The nose is faint and reasonably clean. It's not like Budweiser where it smells like rice cooker water.

Taste: High Life has that clean, easy American lager taste. It's mostly just inoffensive and pleasantly cold (as this is the kind of beer you have to serve at sub-Arctic temperature or you're going to regret it). There's a little corn, a tiny bit of floral hops. It's simple and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Nice and thin and easy.

Overall: American adjunct pale lagers need to be reviewed in their own terms, similar to the way the great Roger Ebert (RIP) used to review B-movies. If you compare this beer to a Belgian lambic or a graduate-degree level IPA, you're basically comparing Evil Dead to a Polanski film or something. They don't serve the same purpose, nor should they be judged by the same measuring stick. Now that those cards are on the table, I drank this High Life with hot dogs and watermelon while watching baseball. Perfect afternoon. It's not my favorite American budget lager - I'd certainly take 'Gansett or Pabst over this - but it's certainly better than Budweiser, and it's better than a poorly executed complex beer.

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2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +39.4%

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2/5  rDev -25.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

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2/5  rDev -25.7%

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5/5  rDev +85.9%

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2/5  rDev -25.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -53.5%

Photo of 57md
2.13/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear golden straw color with some white head that dissipates in an instant. The nose has little more than the standard AAL scent. The flavor has that typical crony sweetness to it but the sweet notes are not as heavy as the average AAL. The finish has lingering sweetness that makes one want to keep sipping.

As a bonus, this offering is proudly union-made by UAW workers.

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2/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev +11.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -53.5%

Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 8.3% out of 100 with 3,758 ratings
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