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Apr 2, 2009 07:19 PM

Miller High Life...

In my opinion totally underrated. I am not a hipster. I have a well paying job and an AOS from the Culinary Institute of America. I drink many beers, but High Life is the best. Don't be fooled by the low price point. The beer is surprisingly complex and well balanced. It gets a poor rap but 50 years ago this was a premium beer. I encourage everyone to go out and get a 6 pack. If it is a hot day, I suggest cans. It will change your life.

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  1. Miller High Life is what it claims to be...The Champagne of Beers!
    Long Neck beauties...

    This beer IMO, is so underated, so cheap and so damn good!

    I've been drinking it since the early 70's and I still will kick anyone's ass if they disrespect the beer..
    Love the commercials too!

    1. I see High Life is up almost 3 percentage points YTD in food/drug/convenience channels, probably due to the surge of subpremium brands in this dicey economic environment.

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      1. re: Jim Dorsch

        Their massive marketing campaign hasnt hurt either Im sure. Hard to miss those commercials coming down on exclusiveness and celebrating Miller High Life as some kind of common man's beer that doesnt require a pedigree or lots of cash to drink. Anyone see the one second ad they bought for the Super Bowl? Classic.

        And to be honest Ill buy a six pack every once in a while (meaning maybe three times a year) because of the nostalgia appeal, the price and the fact that as far as bad beers go its not so agonizingly awful if you drink it fast enough. When I was in Wisconsin a couple years ago I went to a small town dive bar that was serving pitchers of Miller High Life for $3.50... I told them you realize you couldnt get a PINT of beer for this price where I come from!

      2. I think the key phrase was " 50 years ago this was a premium beer".
        Sell the stock, buy some biotechs, drink better beer.

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        1. re: Bobfrmia

          I guess it was about 50 years ago that my dad used to drink quarts of MHL. A few years later I bought quarts of Stroh's.

          1. re: Jim Dorsch

            It was about 40 years ago that I would hear my dad and his brother argue over what was better, Bud or PBR. His brother worked for PBR, so that's what was in the fridge when we visited. I was 12, and was quite sure my dad was right. I think now, if I sampled both, I'd think different.

            1. re: Bobfrmia

              The bottle is a thing of beauty. Glad they brought back the old bottle. Why would I drink it when there are so many other good beers out there for not much more$?

        2. While I respect the ability to mass produce a beer with consistency I think MHL lacks depth. There are many wonderful domestic lagers I'd rather drink. I'll take a MHL over some beers but I don't seek it out. If you can find it in your area check out Session from Full Sail. It's a great lager that is cheap when compared to other micro brews. If I'm out in a bar I can get a bottle of Session for $2.50.

          1. When I'm looking for cheap beer, this is the one I always reach for. I like me a good Delerium Tremens, but if I'm going to be drinking 15 beers or something like that, it ain't so good on my wallet :) But MHL is definitely my favorite among the econo-beers, by a wide margin.