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Dear Miller Brewing Company,

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Lifeofbrian, Oct 4, 2012.

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  1. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Never trust a beer in a clear bottle ...
     
  2. TMoney2591

    TMoney2591 Apr 21, 2009 Illinois

  3. olympicgatorade

    olympicgatorade Aug 16, 2011 New Jersey

    High life is my favorite macro behind Piels. Feels good man
     
  4. Goldfishman

    Goldfishman Jan 29, 2012 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    I actually like to drink high life with my dad every now and then when working on house projects .
     
  5. hardy008

    hardy008 Jan 12, 2008 Minnesota
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    Of all the macro lagers, anything Miller has always been my least favorite.
     
  6. Duff27

    Duff27 Feb 10, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Yes. And Deus is the champagne of the champagne of beers.
     
  7. Azzy

    Azzy Jul 16, 2012 Texas

    The champagne of beers lol
     
  8. 5thOhio

    5thOhio May 13, 2007 South Carolina

  9. TMoney2591

    TMoney2591 Apr 21, 2009 Illinois

    Try an Innis and Gunn some time: You might get a quick whiff of mild skunking on the nose, but it's fleeting, and there's none of it on the tongue. Damn fine beers. The British have found a way to get away with clear bottles in many cases...
     
  10. 5thOhio

    5thOhio May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    No offense, but I'm highly skeptical that they've fixed the clear glass problem. Do you have any references that indicate a new glass formula or some other technique to avoid skunking?

    And if you're getting a "whiff of mild skunking" then it's in the beer, and it might show up more or less depending on one's palate sensitivity. No thanks. Too many good beers out there to spend my money on "a mild whiff of skunking."
     
  11. TMoney2591

    TMoney2591 Apr 21, 2009 Illinois

    It's nothing like a scientific breakthrough involving UV-filtering clear glass or anything...just personal experience and outside anecdotes about how quite a few British beers come in clear bottles and turn out to smell and taste just fine. In terms of I&G, their beers are some of the most simply complex beverages I've ever tasted, and I've yet to have anything beyond a hint in the background of the nose in terms of skunking.

    All that said, I continue to push for darker bottles across the board and lambast those breweries that don't. It just so happens that things like Yuengling, Heineken, Corona, and the like tend to become a skunked-up mess, whereaas the Brits come out generally smelling and tasting great. I don't understand it, but, so long as the product remains quality, I'm also not gonna argue...
     
  12. crossovert

    crossovert Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    i have had skunky i&g, and imo the ones I have had that werent all had the same overbearing vanilla/pear flavor.
     
  13. BigCheese

    BigCheese Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    High life tastes much sweeter and has higher carbonation from my expirience. Highlife tastes more like corn, MGD tastes more like cereal/grain.

    High life is my favorite cheap beer/ go to BMC. I love the bottle design and price. Its much better than PBR IMO which tastes like metal.

    I can get 18 packs (aka treasure chests) for 10-11$. A 12pack of Bud/Coorsligh/Miller Light is like 12 or 13. Easy decision.
     
  14. Beertsipper

    Beertsipper Nov 18, 2008 New York

    If you have access, get Schaefer. Cheaper and tastier than High Life with more of a bite going down
     
  15. MLucky

    MLucky Jul 31, 2010 California

    Reminds me of those people who campaign to get McDonalds to bring back the McRib sandwich. I wouldn't touch that stuff with someone else's mouth, but if that's what you like...
     
  16. 5thOhio

    5thOhio May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    Now that's what I'm looking for! An American Adjunct Lager that will change itself to "premium" and raise its price!

    Yeah baby! Charge me more for a mediocre beer with a name change!
     
  17. BasterdInABasket

    BasterdInABasket Nov 8, 2010 Wisconsin

    Pretty easy. There's alcohol in Miller lite, alcohol gets people drunk. Nobody has ever gotten drunk from a light beer before?
     
  18. Dools9

    Dools9 Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Ask college kids, it gets them drunk while allowing them to drink in excessive amounts, add bud, natty, busch and coors light to the list as well. All popular cheap "session beers" with undergrads.
     
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