Miller High Life | Miller Brewing Co.

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66
poor
3,753 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:
3,753
Reviews:
1,150
Avg:
2.82
pDev:
28.01%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
906
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 3,753 |  Reviews: 1,150
Photo of Ashtonfratelli
3.99/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChopperSmith
3.44/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I had a chance to try one of these again at a party, and it's the first time in years. I was fully prepared to hate it, but...

Appearance: Pours a pale yellow color with a white head that actually retained for a while and left some lacing.

Smell: Sweet, slightly hoppy (to my surprise) and the usual adjunct corn and grain. But not horrible.

Taste: Sweet, crisp and smooth. Better than I remember. It's definitely lighter and sweeter than the newer craft beers I'm used to, BUT...this isn't a horrible beer for the style at all. I can see why we drank this often in my younger days. It's just a light, slightly sweet, lager style...and VERY easy to drink.

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery, but also crisp and sweet on the finish. A slight creaminess when swirled in the mouth before the swallow.

Overall: Much better than I remember. I wanted to hate it for being an America macro brew, but I was pleasantly surprised that I still liked it. I wasn't crazy all those years ago when this was my main "go to" beer in the late 70's and early 80's. I would actually have one again, especially ice cold in the summer. I might even grab a six pack now and then, for nostalgia's sake.

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Photo of nater919
2.33/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Wizzman
3.29/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCrimsonChaos
3.09/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm just going to be honest here. It's cheap. But it doesn't taste quite as cheap as it actually is. If I'm having a few beers in the evening, I drink one of these between more expensive, better quality brews or homebrews. Makes the "good brews" last longer. Hell, most of us can't afford filet mignon every day.

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Photo of Timc32
2/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of DavidST
2.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
2.72/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

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

Photo of whattheshelley
2.26/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of blackmagik2272
4.06/5  rDev +44%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Those that rate this poor should obviously had their taste buds doused in acid. This is a rock solid and go to session beer. Great taste and flavor without weighing you down. Its clearly better than the rainbow lager you're drinking now. Act like you knew \m/

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Photo of Switz160
3.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wattstriker
3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of LAp
1.25/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

I would say that this beer was distinguishable, if not a little better than the Coors, Natty, etc competition, had a blind taste test not shown me that I cannot distinguish it from them. Hardly champagne.

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Photo of akolb
2.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of eldoctorador
4.25/5  rDev +50.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
2.82 out of 5 based on 3,753 ratings.
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