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Miller High Life | Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller High LifeMiller High Life
3,783 Ratings
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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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Haters gonna hate, but in my humble opinion, this is the only mass produced American beer worth drinking. I wouldn't pair it with food, and in fact, I wouldn't want to be stuck drinking this except on special occasions. Those occasions are this: when you are really hot and just finished mowing the grass. When you go to the beach with a couple of friends and light a bonfire. And on those occasions, trust me, it's a winner. Feel free to ban me from ever writing another review now...

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Gotta give my thoughts on one of my father's favorite beers. It pours a clear pale straw topped by over a finger of white froth. The nose comprises wispy lemon peel, lightly-funky wheat, wild rice, and hard water. The taste goes straight for hard water diluted with musty grain and the lightest bit of brown grass possible. The body is pretty light, with a moderate carbonation, a watery feel, and a crisp finish. Overall, a decidedly meek little beer, one that makes me wonder why straight tap water wouldn't be a better (and more thirst-quenching) option.

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look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Poured this in a mug.

A: Poured a clear light yellow color with a short white head with medium amounts of lacing.

S: Smells like grain, corn, grass

T: Like I was expecting, not so good, tastes of corn, grains, and some weird mystery flavor in the backdrop

M: Watery consistency, medium carbonation, easy to chug, you just have to get passed the strange flavors

O: Should be called low life or no life, a cheap beer such as this is a depressing and ironic interpretation of the " high life", why get the hopes up of the people that have to drink cheap beer. Wouldn't have this again

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 32 oz. can into a dimpled beer mug. This is beer #8 in my hunt to find America's great adjunct lager/pils.

A-Yellow, straw, and hints of gold. It pours a thin white bubbly and sudsy head that leaves some sticky lace, believe it or not.

S-Corn, malt, clean water, and a slight grainy smell.

T-sweet corn and a grainy taste. There are hints of malt/biscuit in the aftertaste, mixed with some soda cracker crunch, too. It's not bad and not good.

M-Wet with a moderate/light body. It is a great thirst quencher when it's hot outside. Crisp and refreshing. I can drink a bunch and feel fine.

Overall, I have a couple more on my radar. This one rates up there with Bud and PBR. This brew is not great, it's not terrible. I can't say anything more about it. Decent, cheap, summer beer!
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L: pale yellow, crystal clear, pushes up white head of foam about 1.5 inches tall and is super sticky; loads of activity in the glass leads to thick collar and skin ... skin's almost 1/4-inch thick and constant; laces a little on the way down, but the pour and stick off the head combined with the bubbles flying up the column are the show

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O: I originally reviewed this beer in early 2013 as I was getting back into beer, and back then this one didn't make a lot of sense to me ... all I could taste was the corn tortilla chip; three-plus years of trying new beers has led me back to trying more adjuncts, and now I can taste so much more than the grain; there's still plenty of corn/grain flavor, but the light bit of lemon and thin layer of cracker flavor is nice as is the level of sweetness that hits you right away; simple but good, and for the price, you can't beat it

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M: Light bodied with moderate-high carbonation

O: An enjoyable, sessionable, cheap AAL that has nothing wrong with it. It's not great, but it's not bad either. I could see myself drinking quite a few of these during a football game or sporting event

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