Crafted by Miller Brewing Company, Miller High Life (5 cents/ounce) has been a mainstay of the market for American lagers since 1903. Formerly known as the "Champagne of beers" for its level of carbonation, it used to be packaged in small Champagne-style bottles.
As with some other American lagers, we could not find this product in a six-pack at our local beer outlets. We paid $13.99 for a 24-pack of 12-ounce bottles, which is the equivalent of 58 cents a bottle, or 5 cents an ounce.
During our Miller High Life review, our 13 taste-testing participants took a marked dislike to this brew. They described it variously as "soapy" and "flat," as well as "unpleasant and frothy." On the other hand, reviews posted by consumers at the review site Beer Advocate assigned this brew an "average" rating of 2.72 out of 5. The site owners bumped the rating up a notch to "good," and used descriptors such as "crisp" and "smooth" while noting that it imparted a sweetness that was reminiscent of creamed corn. Another review by a connoisseur blogger at Pintlog decided it merited a solid "C" grade, justifying the call on the strength of the beer being inoffensive and clean, albeit thin.
Given the easy availability of cheap brews that garnered stronger support from both our panel of tasters and expert bloggers, you might not want to bother with this one.