Miller High Life | Miller Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
66
poor
3,721 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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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:
3,721
Reviews:
1,136
Avg:
2.82
pDev:
27.66%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
880
For Trade:
1
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Photo of valianes
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

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

I guess it is what it is

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Photo of cmwilliq
1.75/5  rDev -37.9%

Photo of Strix
3.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear yellow.

Grainy smell, some corn.

Lots of corn in the flavor, grain, a sweet note. Free of any skunky notes. No real sign of any hops.

Mouthfeel crisp, when cold at least.

Sort of plain, but really better than I expected. Nothing particularly interesting about it, but nothing to truly hate -unless you don't like corn. Or you're looking for flavor.

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Photo of tjsdomer2
2.81/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Kind of cool-looking. Bright golden-yellow with a ton of carbonation and loads of foam. Looks a bit artificial but definitely stands out.

Smell: Corn, mostly stale corn. A bit of maltiness gives it some character though.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Mine was kind of metallic, and also taste like corn. The main thing with High Life is that the bubbles are everywhere, but they aren't very smooth.

Drinkability: The carbonation takes away from the drinkability as I said.

Overall: High Life is nothing more than a more carbonated version of MGD.

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Photo of Botulizard
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of theminutemen
3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of MrDave
2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of Sanchezrox23
2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of WickedBeer
3.07/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of IrishRedRock
3.33/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ah, the high life. I've been drinking this stuff for years and never got around to reviewing it. As far as cheap macros go, this is one of the better ones. Normally I just suck this straight from the can, but for the review the pour is necessary. The huge fluffy head actually retains very well, leaving sticky froth everywhere as it recedes. It is of course, completely translucent. Nose has some grass and sweet malt in it.

This beer lacks the typical metallic taste that many of its kind have, especially as they warm. It also has some flavor, aside from dirty water, and no harsh astringent alcohol, most likely because the ABV is quite low. Sweet malt and a touch of wheat round out the flavor, and the mouthfeel is surprisingly not as carbonated as you would think, making it pretty damn smooth. This certainly is not what I would call a good beer, but it stands up very well against American lagers.

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Photo of Reaper16
2.44/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz. can served into a pint glass
Day three of the cheap beers leftover from a party experiment. Many claim that Miller High Life is a contender to PBR, my personal vote for best bad beer. Let's see how the contender fares.

Pours a piss-yellow pale pathetic looking color. The body looks terrible. It looks as attractive as the High Life commercial guy's body size looks healthy. The head though... wow. What a thing of beauty. Three fingers of fluffy, dynamic pillows of froth and angel poop. Lacing sticks to the glass like a puppy to a marrow bone.

I hate this aroma. It doesn't smell like anything. PBR had some tin and lots of corn. Hell, the Coors Light that I had yesterday had a lot more going on in the nose. This has some grass and some sweetish malt lingering somewhere like a shy ghost. I'll give it this: the smell has integrity to it. It smells an awful lot like a proper maibock. That is, when it smells at all, which is not often and not very much.

Lots of icky rice flavors characterize the grain taste of this beer. Some corn on the finish, but mostly rice. A slightly floral bit of hops underscores the whole thing. But this is really, truly, Godawful. Man, fuck this beer. Watery, nasty. Swill. This is just a flat-out shitty beer. I can appreciate adjunct lagers like PBR or Schlitz for embracing their corn side of things. High Life seems to embrace nothing; it tries to taste like nothing.

Too much carbonation for too little body. It feels like drinking a pop. Blech. Drinkability is pretty great. I mean, this goes down like water. It is barely a step up from from light lager.

In fact, it is a step down in quality from the Coors Light I had yesterday. I'd reach for a Coors Light one hundred times out of one hundred if forced to choose between it and Miller High Life. This sucks.

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Photo of DuffDaddy
3/5  rDev +6.4%

enjoyed some while watching the vintage moto races at barber motorsports park in Birmingham, Alabama

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Photo of badmotorgrunge
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of IDABEERGUY
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

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

Nose is grainy and slightly sweet-smelling/fruity. Smells so-so.

Pours a pale yellow, good clarity, moderate head with some nice lacing. Looks okay.

Grainy and thin with notes of honey and apple. A mild raw astringentness throughout. Dry, crisp, toasty. Moderate carbonation. Finishes with a taste of fruit and grain. Tastes so-so. Feels okay.

Decent drinkability. There's not much to fend me away, but then there's also not much to draw me in.

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Photo of MaxOhle
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

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

Photo of nitter
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of mitch3114
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of clager
1.25/5  rDev -55.7%

Photo of billybob
3.7/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

another beer from my younger days. we used to go to a bar in ny state for steamers 3.95 a doz. that was a saturday ritual along with miller beer. pours light yellow color with a one to two finger head with some lacing. smell, slight corn, veggie. taste same. mouthfeel light crisp lots of carbonation. very drinkable best served nice and cold.

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Photo of hayesjw
3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of CloudStrife
2.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

16oz can poured into a snifter. Jun 09 14 on the bottom of the can.

A: Pours a clear light golden yellow with a slightly thin white head on top. Average amount of visible carbonation.

S: Has the aroma you would anticipate from one of the mass produced adjunct lagers. A corn like sweetness with a hint of metallic booze.

T: Mild dose of malt sweetness harnessed by a bready backbone. No offensive flavors going on here. Well balanced nothingness.

M: Light to medium body with a healthy dose of carbonation. Crisp and mostly clean finish.

Overall it is what it is. Run of the mill american adjunct lager with minimal redeeming qualities. Not sure I could pick this out in a lineup.

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Photo of Goldfishman
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

Miller High Life from Miller Brewing Co.
2.82 out of 5 based on 3,721 ratings.
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