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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 146   ABV: 4.85%
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A special beer created for the 150th anniversary of Miller Brewing Co.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
CanIHave4Beers (2897) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle From Rafters
Pours a golden color, a little more golden than say your typical pale lager, itís got a wispy bu twell retained head.

The aroma is cidery, cardbordy, itís got some paper, itís also got some sweetness... particularly a well defined honey note.

The flavor still has some zippiness to it, itís a touch sweet, itís malty & corny and does taste oxidized but not as much so as the aroma lets on.

Iíd say for a 9 year old Macro Pale lager this baby is a survivor.
I do not suppose that this is a shelf beer any longer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2216) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2012
12oz bottle found in my moms basement poured into a shaker. Pours a clear pale yellow with about a finger of white head. Aroma of corn, grains and a little apple with some hops in the finish. Taste is about the same with some more caramel. Medium bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Fizzy carbonation and not much of a finish. Overall, not that bad really...especially for a 5 year old beer.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
MadIndian (2305) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle from SJ. I see this is retired, I wonder if it sat too long because I didnít find this beer enjoyable at all. However, one of the firs millers that had a hop presence.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2011
12oz bottle from Skyview, thanks! Golden yellow with some floaties and a thin white head. Sweet aroma of honey, malt, light bread and mild fruit. Taste of honey, sweet malt, mild grains and a mildly astringent finish. Amazingly better than I expected, perhaps it got better as it aged though that wouldnít make much sense

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2010
1855 Celebration Lager--150 Years--2005 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV?--25 IBUís.? 4.0 / 5.0) Pilsner--Mild lacy head. Clear bright thin light straw yellow color. Mild Saaz hop front. Crisp CO2 tangy mild adjunct true Pils malt body. Tangy hop spice end. Mild clean and refreshing. Well done true brew. Sampled 1/10/2006. 1855 Celebration Lager--150 Years--2007 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV?--25 IBUís.? (4.0 / 5.0) Pale Lager. 6-Pack $5.99. Mild lace light head. Hazy straw color. Mild Pils hop front. Crisp refreshing mild sweet caramel malt body. Mild hop clean rich Pale Lager end. Tangy crisp rich flavor. Sampled 1/26/2008.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mallons72 (149) - livonia, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2010
I wish they still made this beer. Much better than any other Miller product. Quite refreshing for a pale lager.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (792) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JAN 23, 2010
12 ounce bottle from 2005. Pours a murky golden yolk color with a thin white head that slowly fades. Aroma is of yeast, fruit and some malt. Similar taste. Smooth, creamy body. Easy to drink and rather enjoyable. A shame that they donít still produce this, as it would be worth getting again.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (7926) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Skyview. Is this really a four year old bottle? Hopefully they made more than one batch and its a little fresher than that. Pours a hazy straw color with an anemic soda-like head. Aroma is toasted grain, bread and apples. Taste is apples and toasted grain. Lightly tart note in the end. Thin-medium bodied and a bit syrupy. Different. Not really good, but different.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arventresca (537) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Not gonna get my panties in a wad and say that this was the greatest thing ever, but it wasnít half bad. It actually had a deflection from the metallic macro shit you usually get from these big brewers. I commed Miller for doing something like this, BRAVO!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Bottle. An exceptionally good retro-brew. Had alot of the characteristics of of early american brew. Would like to try this one again because its been a wile since i had thai last.


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