Miller High Life | Miller Brewing Co.

Miller High LifeMiller High Life
BA SCORE
2.69/5
3,762 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#44,089
Reviews:
1,153
Ratings:
3,762
pDev:
28.62%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
915
Trade:
1
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3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of largadeer
1.88/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance - Pale straw with surprisingly good head retention and tons of sticky lace. Not bad.

Smell - Cooked corn and a bit of sulfur. That's honestly about it. Pretty foul.

Taste - Mild pale malts and a distinct creamed corn-like sweetness. No hops or bitterness to be found. Fairly clean; judging by the aroma, I was expecting worse. Very light-bodied and crisp, high carbonation. Not the worst macro lager out there, but certainly not good.

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Photo of zestar
3/5  rDev +11.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Kurmaraja
2.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.18/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear straw gold with a full head of bright white foam. It's retention is surprisingly good. It maintains a creamy collar and light surface covering throughout the glass, and leaves some very nice lace. The nose expresses a sweet malt with a very light touch of sulphur (but no more than should be expected of any lager). The body is medium/light. It's bubbles appear to be standard-sized and the carbonation level is median. The mouthfeel starts crisp but becomes lightly creamy as it crosses the palate. The flavor is as the aroma indicates with a clean, sweet-malt (obvious use of adjunct due to it's lack of graininess) dominating over whatever bitterness is present. It finishes dry with some lingering maltiness (but it never builds on the palate). Well done and enjoyable, although a touch sweet.

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Photo of chinchill
3.06/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz clear bottle. Pale golden body with excellent clarity.
Medium - high carbonation.
Clean mild aroma and flavor. Malt forward flavor with more hops in the aroma.

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with heavy amounts of active visible carbonation and some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a pillowy thick film covering the suface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of slightly sweet grainy adjunct malts with some very light hints of musty corn.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of grainy adjunct malts with a lighter note of corn. Slightly sweeter than the other AAL that I have reviewed (not sure about all since I drank some I barely remember during college). Minimal hints of bitterness in the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. The carbonation is rather effervescent and it is very crisp.

O: I love the fact that I found this one in a 32 oz. can... Actually this is not as offensive as some of the other BMC offerings as it actually has some flavor and is drinkable. Best served ice cold and it is a great outdoor grilling beer (when you are the guy manning the grill) on a hot summer afternoon.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.18/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a pale yellow with a foamy white head that fades quickly and leaves some decent lace on the glass.

S: The smell is of malt, corn, grain and a faint whiff of hops.

T: The taste is much the same as the smell, with the malt, corn, grain and hops and none of them really dominating.

M: Crisp and smooth, with a light body, high carbonation and a clean finish.

D: It’s a macro, so it’s definitely “poundable” and as I’ve found with most Miller products, it has a bit more flavor than you get from Bud or Coors. This is definitely one of the better cheaper out there.

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Photo of Thorpe429
1.38/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A: Slightly golden with an okay white head and some carbonation.

S: Some hints of grain in addition to the smell of adjuncts.

T: Not at all good. Almost tastes like fake beer with metal in it.

M: Too much carbonation and a weird metallic vibe to it. Feels and tastes like I bit my tongue.

D: Same as the mouthfeel. Absolutely stay away from this one. As far as I'm concerned, the worst of the macros.

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Photo of nickfl
3.37/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - One half finger of frothy, white head on a clear, light yellow body. The head settles quickly and leaves a soapy ring of lace.

S - Grainy, sweet aroma of corn and weak malt. Light aroma of herbal hops balances.

T - Sweet, grain husk and malt. Moderate herbal hop flavor in the middle, finishes with a clean, grainy flavor.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a very dry finish.

D - Well, what do you expect from a value priced light lager? I personally have a soft spot for high life; it has more flavor than some other, more expensive macro lagers and it is very easy to drink way too many of these. Not a great beer, but again... what do you expect from the Champagne of Beers?

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2.8/5  rDev +4.1%

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1/5  rDev -62.8%

Photo of Gagnonsux
2.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Miller High Life is definently better than I remember most of the other Miller brands being (It beats Miller Lite any day). Still, High Life is only a slightly better than average micro. It is the type of beer than is sweet for its price range and good in a cold mug on a hot day, but its not a beer I'll be clamoring for again. I would recommend this beer for friends as a means of taking baby steps away from Coors and Miller Lite or as a cheap session beer.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Rifugium
1.03/5  rDev -61.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

First had: bottle at ?

Pours a clear straw color with pleasant bubbles and a delicate, tiny white head. Nice, right? Weak aroma of grains and skunk. Thin tasting, with minerals and stale grains, metallic, and a skunky aftertaste. Light, fizzy, and a very weak drinkability. To be avoided.

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Photo of smithj4
2.7/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of atrocity
1.75/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of XmnwildX12
1.5/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
2.45/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulish
3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a bright, clear yellow body with a full, sudsy white head.

Smell: Very, very faint of aroma of DMS with a touch of graininess.

Taste: Cereal sweetness with an overbearing, ever-present adjunct corn flavor. No hops to speak of. Finishes sweet and decidely watery with a slight solventy hint to it.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Moderate carbonation. Suspiciously smooth mouthfeel.

Drinkability: While it's not one of the worst fluids that mankind has ever developed or encountered, it's still swill. Swell swill, sure, but still swill.

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Photo of woodychandler
2.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

How long CAN it go on?

An aggro pour resulted in 1.5 finger's worth of rocky, bone-white head with low retention. Color was a pale yellow with a clarity that would be the standard-bearer for NE-quality. The nose was somewhat sweetish with an underlying graininess. Mouthfeel was thin to medium with a decent sweetness on the tongue. Finish was unobtrusive, at best. I remember as a young man, I really enjoyed this beer, but now, it was ho-hum at best. Too bad.

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Photo of ZEB89
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.69 out of 5 with 3,762 ratings
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