Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - OCT 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
To me this tastes almost exactly like pbr, maybe a little cleaner finish though. I have never and will never buy stuff like this but, if someone gives it to you for free at a social event why not? There is nothing good about it, but there is nothing terrible either. Its a step up from bud lite, coors, nat ice, or icehouse. I just feel bad for people that think ’high life’ is actually ’high end’...
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - OCT 23, 2013
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
I find this beer from a clear bottle to be just as good as water for clearing the palate. Makes me want to through an old lady around the double-wide, except I don’t have a double-wide.... or an old lady....
Aurora21 (24) - - OCT 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can poured into a Pint glass, Best By: 11/25/13 Pours a light yellowy color, with almost no opacity. Fizzy, with a MASSIVE (overflowing) white head that lasts. The aroma is of grass and corn. Very light on taste, as is the goal. A hint of corn, medium sweetness, absolutely no bitterness or hops. Water like body, the mouthfeel is... water. It does it’s job perfectly, it’s an incredibly drinkable light beer that won’t overpower any other tastes you pair with it. You could drink a six pack in an hour if that’s what you were going for. My go to "in between" beer, for cleansing your palate, immediately after work, or for when you don’t want to go broke. It strikes me that those who say it offends them are TRYING to be "snobs".
SpongeRuiner (568) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A pretty pathetic beer. Taste resembles dirty water. The "champagne of beer" does not deliver here.
blackisle (460) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2013 Sweet nose, bread, grassy notes, touch of lemon, clear pale golden, small white head, slightly sweet, hint of bitterness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, dry watery finish, rather smooth but watery finish
madvike (2583) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle - Finally got my hands on this bad boy. Big thanks to the dude that left it at my house after poker night. Pours pale clear gold with a thin foamy white head. Nose is corn, honey, a touch of dusty yeast, and no hopping to speak of. Taste is about the same--watery, real heavy on the honey, with some corny, lightly grainy malt. Fizzy and biting in the mouth. Great if you’re playing whiffleball in 90 degree weather--not so great if you’re not.
Ed5388 (1730) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
12oz can. Pours a clear light yellow piss color with a pretty thick white foamy head. Aroma of yeast and grain. Taste is yeasty, grainy, and light notes of sour lemon. High life is right! You have to be "High" to enjoy this beer!
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sure, most of the time, I like to drink a fine craft beer, but the reality of life is that something I need to think with my wallet a little. Plus, I don’t typically find adjunct lagers necessarily offensive; while there are certainly some terrible ones, sometimes I just want to have a nice cold one. Today, I cooked southwest chicken and wanted something that would get out of the way and refresh me while the spice took over.
High Life looks like “beer.” It is perfectly clear, sports a shock white head and fades away quickly, and it is a typical light golden color.
The aroma is fairly sweet, with corn and honey dominating the nose. There might be a faint touch of spice in there somewhere, but it’s hidden. While it isn’t inspiring, I have to compare it to others of a similar ilk, and it stands up in that comparison. It doesn’t smell nearly as “cheap” as some other adjunct lagers.
This stuff is lauded as the “champagne of beers,” but does it have the high quality taste to back up the high quality slogan? Alas, it does not. It is a fairly standard sweet adjunct lager, with corn and pale malt comprising almost all of the taste. There is no discernable hop presence. And there is actually a bit of a bread flavor in the aftertaste, which is fairly pleasant. Overall, it goes down smooth but doesn’t inspire.
Where High Life exceeds is in drinkability. This stuff is smooth, doesn’t have any major harsh off flavors, and has a body and carbonation that is made for drinking (which isn’t surprising, considering the fact that this beer clearly wasn’t designed to overwhelm the taste buds). With my spicy chicken and rice, this worked very well.
Miller High Life isn’t a great beer. Hell, it really isn’t even a good beer. But you know what? It’s pretty good for what it is. That said, there’s nothing here that is going to blow you away, and it’s relatively low alcohol, so you need to drink a lot of it to get where you’re going. Then again, it’s like $5 for a six pack of pints at my local grocery store.
Squizzle (134) - Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a typical American lager. Its better than Coors and Budweiser but not as good as Pabst. It makes for decent river beer.
Geokkjer (5385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with an off white head. Aroma is fairly bland with malt and dms . Flavor is sweet and fruity with some malt and dms . Medium to thin body, average carbonation.