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Miller High Life | Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
66
poor
1,111 Reviews
THE BROS
80
good
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Miller High LifeMiller High Life
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States | website

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
Reviews:
1,111
Ratings:
3,601
Avg:
2.81
pDev:
50.18%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
781
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 1,111 | Ratings: 3,601
Photo of RonJensen
2.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

From a bottle
This lager is not too sweet, as some critics say it is, the corn sweetness is not too bad and it's well balanced with the rest of the ingredients. Forget about the stupid beer logo and slogan "the champaign of beer" I wish MBC would get rid of that slogan already. This is just a good tasting AAL and very low priced.

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Photo of JobiWanKenob
3.8/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Has craft brewing ruined the party? Check out the legendary "Bros" rating. 80. Yup 80. Why? How could they? Is it because Miller High Life is, was, and always will be the best party beer on the market? You can bet your only can of "Heady Topper" it is. Try drinking 12 cans of Heady Topper. I guarantee you will puke. Not so with High Life. Light, crisp, slight hop taste with a wet finish. Easily put away 12 of these babies with no sickness or bloated feeling. No headache. High Life deserves more credit. It taught us all how to drink beers.

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Photo of ruckus232
3.5/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have always liked Miller High Life. It is pretty refreshing and crisp but not completely tasteless. It is nothing special but pretty good for an adjunct lager.

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.07/5  rDev +44.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

High Life is for the everyday drinker who enjoys a clean, crisp, quantity - emphasized taste. A man drinks High Life to escape. A man drinks High Life because he's content. A man drinks High Life because he's a dreamer. A man drinks High Life because he's not quite sure of who he is. A man drinks High Life because he knows exactly who he is. Men drink High Life for many reasons, but the take away is that men drink High Life. So keep on moving, keep on drinking, and keep on living the high life.

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Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: pale straw yellow, not necessarily appetizing but it's appropriate for the style.
Smell: Faint hay and grassy smell.
Taste: Corn, hay, grass, husk.
Feel: Fizzy, smooth. Makes you want to take another sip.
Overall: It would not be hard to drink a 6 pack of these. One of my preferred AALs and one of the best quality beers for the price.

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Photo of AfricanPete14
2.67/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A very decent beer, it's relatively cheap for a case of bottles and it pours a medium yellow with a very foamy head. It has a high level of carbonation. It tastes like a slightly watered-down Olde English with a bit less of a malt flavor. Still a good beer to have around whether just to relax or party with.

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Photo of Dawgpound215
4.08/5  rDev +45.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Has maybe the best head and lacing of an American Lager I've tasted. A quality beer especially considering the value price point. Not fancy but solid.

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Photo of Bill4515
4.77/5  rDev +69.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The champagne of beers. Only drink these in the bottles, I would never buy them in cans. I consider this beer as a treat You cant go wrong with this beer, its cheap and good.

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Photo of gomezc310
1.06/5  rDev -62.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This honestly has to be one of da nastyes beer I ever tasted,
It smells like metal , dead skunk with a chemical taste to it... man color like piss....flat taste like water, no wonder its so cheap

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Photo of tradster
3.74/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A golden oldie. Grew up in the 70's and every other beer is compared to it. Nothing special or pretentious about but takes you back like you are meeting an old friend. Would say probably the best value beer or the one I want on a hot summer day.

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Photo of 31Sam13
3.5/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have enjoyed this for too long, as in it was frequently stolen from my dad. I think that it is very refreshing, has a cool look to the bottle and is carbonated well enough so it doesn't seem to go skunky and flat as many others in it's class do. I have outgrown it, but will take one without hesitating if you hand it to me, unless there are roofiies in it or LSD or urine. Anything else is cool..

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Photo of brianwsnyder
3.42/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

The look and feel scores apply to the bottled. I always pour my beer into a glass but for Miller High Life I drink straight from the bottle and it's the only exception I make. Tastes the same now as it did when I was a kid. Retro look. Retro feel. So-so taste but on hot summer days this is a five straight across the board.

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Photo of TheChinBurglar
3.65/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Good beer to have a couple, but more than that usually leaves me much more bloated than with other beers. Must be all the carbonation, definitely the Champagne of Beers.

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Photo of Wer34truh
2.68/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A typical yellow lager look, with a small head and rapidly ascending bubbles. Quite clear opacity.

Has a sweet malt flavor, with some bananas present.

Stale taste, with the carbonation dominating. Sweet aftertaste, but otherwise this is very bland - yet inoffensive.

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Photo of tkdchampxi
1.48/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

The mouthfeel is the best part about this beer - because when it's cold, you can practically drink it without noticing...

Problem is, it is watery, and swill-y, and has a metallic taste to it. Also some dirty corn/ grain flavors.

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Photo of dikebrewery
3.99/5  rDev +42%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

So at +42 this beer has my highest positive rDev of any beer I have had so I decided to back it up with a short explanation not so much a review. Plain and simple this is my favorite macro and a favorite beer of mine when I am just wanting something light and easy. Take my high rating with a grain of salt, I am comparing this beer to other macros, buds, coors, corona etc etc and in my opinion this beer blows them away and it's cheap. Just because it has a higher rating than something from stone etc etc doesn't mean I think it's a better beer than that. It is simply a reflection of my opinion of this beer vs other beers in its class. It blows the competition away IMO. Cheers and we all need to be living the High Life a little more.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.32/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Note: review #900

Consumed 1/20/15

A: Pours absolutely crystal clear, as any self-respecting American adjunct lager should be - pale gold - moderate, but not high carbonation yields a big, fizzy, white head, fades to a nearly solid cap, and actually leaves lacing

S: Cooked grains, cereal, hints of corn, and some sweetness - not much to report here, not surprisingly, basically smells like lightly sweet water with a touch of corn - not exactly the highlight of this beer

T: Mild, with minimal flavor, but what's here is not bad - lightly grainy, with some cereal, some faint hints of white bread - vegetal, sweet corn, and some light sweetness - almost could pass for a light lager, almost could pass for sweetened water - appropriate for the style, and actually less offensive than many others

M: Light body, with some prickly, crisp carbonation - perhaps one of the most memorable things about this beer, the odd dry/bubbly mouthfeel that makes you need, not want, to drink multiple in one sitting

O: Champagne for the classiest of gatherings

I drank a lot of this back in 2007. Because I just turned 21. And college. And it cost about five cents for a 30-rack. It's not my favorite dirt-cheap lager any more, but it still holds a place in my heart. It tastes like sweet corn and nostalgia.

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Photo of CayseyW
3.22/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

This is the best beer in its class in my opinion. For the price this beer punches above its weight. It's not great, but it's a solid beer that I'd drink over several other more popular macro beers.

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Photo of bullwinkle88
4.7/5  rDev +67.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer. I'll never understand the negative stigma this beer gets or how Miller Lite (which is LESS of a beer) COSTS MORE?!

The carbonation is the real gimmick of this beer, which just makes it extra easy to chug. When this beer is ice cold there are few better. Very pleasing to the palette, but its GOTTA BE BOTTLED! When you have it canned, you miss a little of the effervescence. This is right up there with Grain Belt Nordeast as the best AAL. Nothing that will blow you away but you could have 20 of these at a cookout and not feel full. I'm craving one right now.

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Photo of AmericanMechanic
1.32/5  rDev -53%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.25

Look is typical of American adjacent lagers. Smell is if metallic copper and iron with hits of stale grain. Taste is even worse at first you get dank grains then taken by overpowered metallic funk. This stuff tastes like a result of a bar fight, just metallic blood and left over beer. Feel is very much like champagne like the name suggests. Overall is terrible. I would have to be very sloshed to drink this and not want to punch a stranger from the funky twang it leaves in your mouth.

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Photo of Beerdanza
2.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Of course this doesn't stand with expensive craft beers. It's a mass-produced American beer. But it is not offensive, and it goes down easy, and it tastes like being young.

Obviously you don't want to buy this if your looking for a beer drinking experience, but for an inexpensive brew that is a known quantity, you can do worse.

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Photo of CIBoy10
3.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

For the price, this is a solid beer. A little over-carbonated and skunky, but what you are paying for is what you get in this instance. It is really not a bad deal.

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Photo of hoppy13
3.4/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Middle of the road for AAL. Head dissipated to an ugly river foam like quality, while the Pabst I had poured next to it retained a creamy dense head. I also chose Pabst 3 for 3 blind taste testing the two. High Life was not bad, just not great.

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Photo of Alestorm4069
5/5  rDev +77.9%

Good Beer for a beginning beer drinker. Cheap but you really can't compare this to craft offerings. For a BBQ or football night, this is perfect. Had some of these while watching the Kansas City Chiefs. I like a lot of football teams. Not really for one in particular. i do like the seattle seahawks.
Usually i crack open a pack of beer on the Uconn huskies games. Also UL and UK for basketball As well as the Boston Celtics. Watch nascar too. This beer goes well with all of those things. Also, goes good with my wings that i put in ghost pepper sauce.

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Photo of Ag-Hag
2/5  rDev -28.8%

One of the Big Three in sales and availability, Miller has been a solid presence in the beer shelf for as long as I've been around. I've drunk enough of these to have the flavor profile etched into my taste buds. Ubiquitous presence at parties, events, and weekenders.

I don't much like it. It's got decent body and flavor, but it has a sweetness aftertaste I really don't like. Fruity palate, that's for sure. Perhaps drinkable by you, I will give it a pass every time. Do not care for Miller's flavor choices.

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Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
66 out of 100 based on 1,111 ratings.
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