Miller High Life | Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller High LifeMiller High Life
3,850 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

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

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Ratings: 3,850 |  Reviews: 1,172
Photo of Brenden
2.73/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

For the sake of experimentation, I'm holding a little tasting of beers I happened to have but would never purchase myself. Here's the fifth and final beer. I like drinking beer for the enjoyment it brings, so I'm glad this is almost over, but it was worth it in its own way.

This one, a pale yellow that's a bit more than "straw," actually manages to develop a fluffy white head that manages to stick. It stays at about half a finger but it stays for a long time, and even manages a reasonably thick ring of lacing at the top and, dare I say it, a pretty good amount of lacing beside.
Creamed corn. I wouldn't exactly call it "clean," although I guess it is besides that. There's a bit of malts presence. I just don't like that cooked corn thing in my beer.
There's a ghost of hops in the flavor along with a bit of astringency behind the corn and grains.
The feel...isn't bad. Light for what I like but not terribly light, even almost verging toward medium in the light body. Crispness is there but not overly spritzy. There's even a little smoothness.

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Photo of Celtics76
2.88/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear yellow gold in color, interesting patchy head, mild carbonation. It's Miller High Life! I love the red, white and blue retro-style can.

This is better than most macro brews - no skunky or urine-like taste. Light, goes down smooth with a mild corn/grain flavor. This is a "play it safe" type of beer - I would have this available were I to host a cookout of some sort. But I would also keep a 6 pack of a Stone or Victory brew in the fridge for the beer connoisseur. Also recommended for Mad Men parties, due to the retro cans and bottles offered.

Overall, recommended if you're on a budget or hosting a party that may consist of folks that are simply not on your level of sophistication.

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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -44.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

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1/5  rDev -62.8%

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1/5  rDev -62.8%

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3/5  rDev +11.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -44.2%

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3/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +20.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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3/5  rDev +11.5%

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2/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +20.8%

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2/5  rDev -25.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of JoLight
4/5  rDev +48.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Same as out of the can: gold, clear, carbonated, and a stark-white head that leaves some lacing in the bottle. (I'm reviewing it from the bottle, because the bottle is clear.)

Aroma - Smells sweet, grainy, creamed-corn, a little bready. It smells like High Life from a can, but a little more subdued.

Taste - Some slight bitterness, grainy, a little sweet corn adjunct, and some white bread.

Finish - dry, crisp, refreshing, smooth.

Overall - A solid go-to beer.

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3/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +58%

Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.69 out of 5 with 3,850 ratings