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Miller Chill?

I know it's only available in Florida, Texas, Arizona, NM and San Diego -- anyone tried it yet before I pony up at the local Hess?

Interesting how they call this beer-with-lime-and-salt a variation of the "chelada." I had thought it was (and it's called on Chow) a "michelada." Does Miller think this makes it sound too much like Michelob?

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  1. Maybe Miller's lawyers think A-B lawyers may think it sounds too much like "Michelob"?

    Altho', I thought "micheladas" included tomato/clamato juice or at least a red hot sauce? A-B's new version does- http://home.comcast.net/~nriech/No-Fk...

    1. Or maybe it would sound to "ethnic" for the average Miller drinker. Sounds like repackaged Tequiza.

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      1. re: Scott V

        Tequiza was made with agave nectar, and was trying to give a beer/tequila flavor.

        1. re: Josh

          I know what it was meant to be. Did you ever taste it?

          I took a sip of one out of morbid curiosity. It tasted like bad beer with stale lime juice in it.

          1. re: Scott V

            Yeah I tried it once. The light version was better, mainly because it had less flavor. Kind of a disgusting beverage, though I imagine it would be possible to make a good version of it.

        2. re: Scott V

          That's like calling a new york strip "repackaged sirloin". This stuff puts Tequiza to shame. I originally avoided it specifically because Tequiza tasted like bottled burro urine, but my wife's uncle brought a 6 pack to her family reunion last week. I think we bought the store out of it by the time the week was over. Some will like it, some will think it's disgusting. We will have to agree to disagree.

        3. Don't do it! Salt, lime, juice, and season your beer with fresh things...don't trust the man...noooooooooooo!!!!

          1. I tried it the other day, against my better judgment, and because it was free. I'll say this: it's better than Tequiza.

            Obviously, that's not saying much. OK, it was light, a bit citrusy, and not altogether unpleasant. There would be worse things to drink around the pool (Corona, f'rinstance)...but still nothing I feel the need to try again.

            1. micheladas are actually a pretty decent way to use up a crappy lager - i use buds to make them on occasion. tomato juice, lime, seasonings, wooshtishire (seriously, who can spell that without looking it up?!) hot sauce, etc --- nice and spicy. it's like a bloody mary with beer instead of vodka. they're not bad.

              although as with a bloody mary, i can only drink a couple or three before i get tired of the taste. something about the acid in tomato juice i guess.

              1. Living here in the desert sun in PHX, I can probably say that this will be popular in my area. Miller Chill is a sweet, fruity watery mess that leaves you licking the salt off your lips. This will be good at a barbecue in the dead of summer or as a lawnmower beer, but don't expect a full flavored beer.

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                1. re: ThirstyThursday

                  Nice description -- thanks TT, I think I might skip it this Cinco de Mayo. . .

                  1. re: ThirstyThursday

                    Lawnmower beer! I love this expression. Vivid.

                  2. I tried the beer and it's great! I'm not a fan of a whole beer sometimes, just like the first initial taste of most of them and really prefer micro brewed beer overall. The best of course is Fat Tire which is only sold in the opposite direction from where I live! But the new Miller Chill is a good tasting "drink", rather than a "beer" and so far everyone who has tried it at our house has finished it off pronto! Can't keep it in the fridge!

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                    1. re: ifly4life

                      Just had it this weekend in Vegas. Shockingly, I thought it was actually pretty good. definitely different but a good change of pace in stimey hot weather, beats a corona at least although that doesnt say a lot.

                      1. re: yankeefan

                        IMHO, about the only semi-good thing you can say for Miller Chill is that at least it's green boottle is better storage for beer than Landshark or Cornoa's clear bottles.
                        RE: the beer itsself? Pour it down the drain, unless you're greening, then call the toxic waste squad to come to despose of it when they cart away your CFL bulbs.

                    2. I can't recommend it, but I can't say the experience was entirely bad either. I blogged it (which was my excuse for buying a 12 pack in the first place...)

                      1. I tried one when I was in the US last weekend and was surprised that I liked it. Its not yet available in Canada, but when it is, I'll keep a few cold in the fridge for a change.

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                        1. re: Kikki66

                          We love microbeers the best and are always trying different brews . This is a nice refreshing light beer- without tasting watered down like Bud, Coors AND Miller light-which are all disgusting to me. I was surprised Miller made this. I like a beer with taste and this is nice in the 100 degree heat. So call me a girly girl if you want but Newcastle is my fave.

                          1. re: chocchipcookie

                            I'm no fan of Bud, Coors or Miller light but what makes them "disgusting" to you? I'd understand you calling them uninteresting or bland but disgusting puzzles me since there is nothing pronounced in flavor about any of them.

                            1. re: Chinon00

                              I guess I just get bad high school taste memories when I drink them. I never knew a good beer until my early 30's. I just thought all beer was gross because I was not educated. You are right, they are tasteless and bland and I don't like to waste any calories on them. :)

                        2. I think it tastes like Ecto Cooler

                          1. Absolutely awful! My son-in-law gave me one a couple weeks ago . . . to get rid of his inventory, I suppose. Couldn't drink more than a couple sips.

                            Chill is to beer what Boone's Farm is to wine.

                            1. I think that it's available in more places now because I've seen it all over Chicagoland. I haven't actually tried it myself but I've been intrigued. Some friends tell me it's no good though.

                              1. Miller Chill needs to chill out. This stuff sucks. I asked the gas station attendant if it was any good, he said it's pretty good. So I bought a 6-pack, drank 2 of them and threw the other 4 over the side of the boat—in the recycling bin. I don't know how they get away with calling it a beervesa, a beer/cervesa hybrid, because it tastes nothing like any kind of beer. It truly is unique though. The last time I tasted anything close was when somebody pissed in my zima (never really happened, I dont drink zima either) Now Anheiser has came out with one of their own chelada style brews. I never thought they would go there. I am disappointed in them.