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Jul 16, 2007 12:20 PM

Miller Chill

Has anybody tried this new beer?

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  1. I have had maybe a case of this over the past few weeks at restaurants, and at home. I think it is decent, a light beer I will actually drink. It goes well when sipping tequilla, and it is the only beer my wife actually asks for, she usually does not drink.

    I think the price is out of line though. I saw it for $ 6 for 6 bottles. Whereas I can get my staple Miller High Life, 12 bottles for the same price.

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    1. re: swsidejim

      So how is it different from ABs Tequiza that has been around for almost 10 years?

      1. re: Mr Lee Ho

        I have never tried Tequiza, so I have nothing to compare it to. To me it tastes alot like Corona Light with alot of lime flavoring.

        1. re: Mr Lee Ho

          I can't believe that Tequiza is still out there...yuck!

          1. re: Papa Kip Chee

            I agree - Yuck Tequiza -
            I thought the price of the chill was also high in my area $7 for a 6-pack

            1. re: tuxedo

              $ 7.00 for some flavored malt beverage? WOW! You can buy some nicely crafted micros for that price...ones that aren't mixed up with natural and artificial colors and flavors. These malt beverages shouldn't be confused with the beverage known as beer.

              1. re: Papa Kip Chee

                Yeah, exactly. Except...its not a malt beverage. Its regular old beer. Don't believe there are any artificial colors either. According to the label, the flavors added are natural flavors.

                1. re: ccbweb

                  Uh- Beer is a "malt beverage" (sometimes called "alcoholic malt beverage")- as defined by the US Gov't and other state government agencies-

                  "Malt beverage. A beverage made by the alcoholic fermentation of an infusion or decoction, or combination of both, in potable brewing water, of malted barley with hops, or their parts, or their products, and with or without other malted cereals, and with or without the addition of unmalted or prepared cereals, other carbohydrates or products prepared therefrom, and with or without the addition of carbon dioxide, and with or without other wholesome products suitable for human food consumption. Standards applying to the use of processing methods and flavors in malt beverage production appear in ยง7.11."


                  1. re: JessKidden

                    Ah that's embarrassing by me. My bad; I read it as "malt liquor beverage" a la Zima. All caught up now.

                    1. re: JessKidden

                      That's true, but when I think of a "malt beverage," I always think of one of those alcopop drinks such as Mike's Hard Lemonade, etc. They're actually pretty tasty, especially on a hot summer day.

        2. No, I haven't tried it and I don't think I will. There are too many other good beers out there to waste my time on this. I really disliked Tequiza too, and this is reminiscent of that.

          1. In a word, eew.

            Maybe it would pair well with KFC's "Mexi bowl"

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            1. re: Diana

              Going down or coming back up?

              Call me ghetto, but I'll stick with regular old Miller High Life: The Champagne of Beers! Union made, too! And I understand all the Brit hepcats are drinking the stuff while they smoke their Marlboros.

              1. re: monkeyrotica

                According to the owner of Naja's Place in Redondo Beach (famous for it's huge fabulous tap line-draught, not dance)-Germans come in all the time and oreder nothing but Budweiser and Miller. They love it.

                1. re: Diana

                  Maybe at home they have bad water.

                  1. re: Bobfrmia

                    I know you must be joking!

                    The Germans are the ones who came up the Reinheitsgebot- the beer purity law.

                    now I can't vouch for the water where these German tourists come from, but one would assume they know good beer.

                    Then again, sometimes I just want syrupy, gooey Shirley temple. Maybe they were after a good soft drink.

                    1. re: Diana

                      When I was in Dublin, it seemed like all the locals were drinking Budweiser, brewed under contract at the Guinness plant. I think it's more about the "cachet" associated with foreign brands than the quality of the product itself. There's an old story about French and American intel operatives in post-WWII Paris: the French agents all smoked Marlboros and the Americans all smoked Galois.

                      Maybe the German tourists just wanted to get hammered on the cheap and didn't like malt liquor?

                      1. re: monkeyrotica

                        Could be.

                        The impression I got from the owner was that this was something he'd seen often. He said that pretty much most of the German toursits got cheap american beer. Then again, coming from Europe, it's easier for them to get some of the stuff we have to scrounge for.

                        I'm just amazed that they don't try some of our fine microbrews!

            2. I tried it this weekend, and it reminds me of a wine cooler. Nothing worth repeating. Someone gave me a couple of bottles, had I known the price I would have been REALLY disapointed!

              1. It's really gross. Tried it with my friends on a business trip in Arizona, took two swigs and gave it to a friend.

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                1. re: SmrtBloned

                  Recently tried this stuff and it was just awful. I poured it into a glass and hid the bottle and had my beer loving buddy try what I just ordered. He spit it out back in the glass!