Miller High Life | Miller Brewing Co.

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66
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3,708 Ratings
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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:
3,708
Reviews:
1,135
Avg:
2.82
pDev:
27.66%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
870
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 3,708 |  Reviews: 1,135
Photo of jibrahim414
3.11/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HighLifeMan11
5/5  rDev +77.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

By far the best beer on the market.

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Photo of bigedal60
1.5/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of nbaker290
3.44/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Box says drink by April 17th, must be fresh, most of the time I get this the date is 2-3 months away. Farily consistent beer.
Poured a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass, though this is a beer you drink from the bottle, 40, 32, can, tall boy, whatever vessel you bought it in.
It pours a pale yellow color, very bubbly, forms a 1" white head that summers down to a film and leaves a bit of lacing behind, and continues to do so as you drink the brew.
Smell: Smells sweet. Grainy, like cereal and grass. There is corn in this, but what'd you expect? You bought a $7 12 pack of beer, of course it's gonna have corn! But...
The taste: pretty sweet, then turns a little tart and you get a hint of a clean, inoffensive, quick wet finish. A pretty nice tasting and simple brew, and one that I have fairly often because it is so simple and easy-drinking.
Feel: not too thick, not too light, it is a medium-light mouthfeel and pretty fizzy. You can drink a case in a night no problem, no bloat or whatever.
Overall: It is surprising these guys sell a 12 pack for $7.49, or 4 tall boys for $3.29-3.69... and it's not bad tasting beer. I'll take it over a Heineken or Rolling Rock, which some people consider to be "good beer." It's not skunky, not rotten smelling, doesn't look or feel or taste watered down. There's a reason this beer is still alive: it is cheap, it is a good tasting beer, and it is readily available in all forms of can and bottles. You can kill care after care and no puke or get the shits. This is a good beer for several reasons: it is cheap. It is simple. It gets job done. You can drink a ton of them. You can drink a ton of them quickly.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
2.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KevBot89
4.23/5  rDev +50%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadhiker
3.15/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of damndirtyape
3.03/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz can served in a shaker pint glass. Date stamp on can: Dec 05 16 F08071724.

Appearance: Bright pale yellow. 1/4" initial foam slowly died back to a thin skin across the top. Persistent foam sticking to the glass. I hesitate to call it lacing - there is some aspect of lacing to it, but there is also a lot of a foam "smear" sticking to the glass as well.

Smell: Little aroma. A bit of corn and grass.

Taste: Little flavor as well. A bit sweet with corn and a very light bitter finish. Otherwise clean.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation with a crisp and dry finish. Good thickness.

Overall / Drinkability: A nothing special beer. Worked well to wash down a pinto bean burrito, but nothing I would go out of my way for. A mostly boring beer. Not bad, just not very interesting or flavorful.

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Photo of VicVector
2.58/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mostlit
4.43/5  rDev +57.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

People hate on American Lagers, but for the price of this one it is fantastic!

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Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of pabstsmear
2.99/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

First beer I ever drank and my grandpa's favorite from WW II . I am home brewer and craft brew fanatic, but I still enjoy the High Life!

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Photo of nickapvikes
2.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
2.39/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DesertFox24
1.77/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of PatrickCT
3.15/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce can poured in to a pint glass.
Vibrant yellow/gold body with perfect clarity. A two finger white foamy head that dissipated quickly.
Husky, corny aroma. Faint grain.
Corn and grain in the taste. A little heavy with the sweetness for me. Touch of hops in the end.
Medium body. Surprisingly full for the style, or heavy, depending on how one looks at it. Fizzy carbonation. Semi-dry finish.
It has been a while since I have had Miller. It would suit me better if it wasn't so heavy handed with the corn but overall it is very nice for the style. And cheap!

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

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
1.43/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of JLK7299
2/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of blissfulNemo
2.92/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ErikFort
3.41/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Look - economical.

Smell - college.

Taste - tolerable.

Feel - could be worse.

Overall - 'Merica.

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

Photo of Caj1
2.44/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

I'm reaching for the low hanging fruit here. Bear with me.

A: pale gold, crystal clear, effervescent head that fizzes similarly to soda but not quite as intense. Very, very little lacing.
S: Kind fruity and a tiny whiff of greenish hops, but this beer often has a skunky aroma, even when canned (which is what I drank). Not great.
T: Corny. Kind of has a wet newspaper flavor in the back. Metallic. A little bit bitter and tiny hop taste.
F: Goes down smooth. A little bit foamy but it's easy to slam, so I guess that's a plus.

Overall: beer made for chugging. Champagne of beers maybe in the sense that it's fizzy as all get-out. Don't get hung up in the subtle aromas and complex flavors, because they ain't here. It's easy to buy a couple tall boys and get buzzed, though. Honestly, I'd prefer Miller Genuine Draft or Budweiser to this, but I have good memories associated with this beer from when I was a kid coming up and drinking anything available.

To good health and good beer.

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

Photo of KensWorld
3.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From oil can. Actually tasted better then expected. Still hard to finish

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Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
2.82 out of 5 based on 3,708 ratings.
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