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Miller Genuine Draft
I am also over 18 years of age, shocked? .....
Who doesn't like lager? Show of hands please! ...Well to be honest, I usually restrict myself to certain brands when it comes to consuming beer or lager, only because I cannot reach the ones on the top shelf, or those magazines. Anyway, most favourable to my palette would be Stella Artois, Kronenbourg or Grolsch, what taste this young man has you all gasp, whilst supping Carling from a tin can. Upon shopping in my local Morrison's, I followed this lovely store assistant up the store, no, not because her skirt was so short, but she was dragging a pallet of discounted bottles of lager, with her teeth, no that was a lie. Although not as tight fisted as a Yorkshire man, I decided to have a browse and purchase four single bottles of Miller Genuine Draft, at a bargain price of just 49p each.....
Introducing the Brand
Founded in 1855 Miller is the second largest brand in the US accounting for approximately 20% of sales. Miller Brands (UK) claim they are responsible for the development of SABMiller's international premium brands across Britain and Ireland, of which include five different bottled lager's, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell, Lech, Tyskie and Miller Genuine Draft are on offer.
Peroni Nastro Azzurro - Brewed in Italy since 1963, Peroni is one of Italy's finest and best-selling lagers with its distinctive, refreshing flavour. It's supposed to encapsulate the Italian lust for life and fine things with its intense flavour.
Pilsner Urquell - One of the finest golden beers brewed from the Czech Republic, Pilsner Urquell, or 'Pilsner from the original source' is still made from the very same hops, utilising the softened local conditions to create such a full bodies flavour, mixed with a bitter, sweet taste.
Lech - Introduced through the Miller brand in 2007, Lech, has become a firm favourite with Brits and Poles alike, with it's thick, full bodied, refreshing taste.
Tyskie - Award winning brand Tyskie, has a long tradition, dating back to the 17th century. Originally brewed in the Polish hills before Miller brought the brand to the UK in 2007, using the same methods in keeping with it's traditional thick, rich taste.
MILLER GENUINE DRAFT
Country of origin: United States
Beer type: Lager
Alcohol content by volume: 4.7% ABV
Alcohol units per 330ml bottle: 1.7
Fat: 0 (nought) grams per 100ml
Grain/starches: Barley, malt and corn
Carbohydrates: 4.7 grams per 100ml
Calories: 42 kcals per 100ml
Looks to kill? - Miller is a bottled lager, a clear bottle, so you can sense the gorgeous golden colour the lager represents. The label is fairly attractive if I'm honest, with its angled black strip across the middle, embossed with golden writing and outlining. The Miller logo has a red background, with what looks like an eagle perched on the top of the brand name. It all looks very stylish, almost military, something a serviceman would wear on his arm. You're supposedly able to twist the cap off, which idiot here could not do, thank heavens for a bottle opener, so unless you've manly hands, or strong teeth be warned.
Taste - Served chilled and upon discarded the bottle top, the smell that peeked out was rather lacklustre, no distinctive smell of beer or larger was present. In fact it offered very little in the way of a malt presence. To be honest, who cares, it's all about the taste, right? The larger is quite sprightly, but exceptionally light and subtle, it offers a very refreshing, crisp taste, but lacks any bite or aftertaste.
It's certainly not strong enough to get you drunk, and I could indeed drink it like pop. Personally I find it very nice because of how light it is, and I'd definitely recommend drinking 2 to 3 bottles at a time. However the problem came with drinking more the taste started to become a little dry and not so appealing. Therefore in this case I found less is more.
Bottle bank - Use them, it's good for the environment.
Price, size, and availability - Originally I brought individual bottles for 49p but that was on discount. After disposing of those I brought a case of 12x 330ml for £9, which was also on offer.
It's available from Tesco's & Morrison's, I'm not sure where else, but it generally sells for around £4.10 for 4x330ml. So you are roughly talking on average about £1 per 330ml bottle.
Overall - I think it's a really nice little larger, but if you like your beer, or strong lager then this isn't your kind of drink I wouldn't think. It's the type of lager you would find in one of those posh bars, rather than an old fashioned pub, which kind of sums it up. It's a nice alternative, or good as an appetiser before the hard stuff, but not the finished article, but I'd still recommend this if you like a light lager.
LEGALLY UNDER 18'S ARE INELIGIBLE TO PURCHASE ALCOHOL, FURTHERMORE DRINKING IS PROHIBITED FOR MOTHERS OUT TRYING TO EMBARRASS THEIR CHILDREN!!
Miller is brewed in the U.S.A. and is one of my faveroute beers of choice along with Budweiser when choosing to drink beer otherwise I'd choose lager.
In my opinion, it does have a very smooth malty taste and is very refreshing especially when straight out of the fridge. It isn't too bitter or sweet and goes well when socialising or just chilling out in front of the TV with some nachos while watching football.
It's also quite a trendy drink to be seen drinking in a pub or club in the evening and equally trendy to offer to friends who come to visit you in your house.
Miller's also do a good lager and it is another faveroute choice of mines when choosing a pint.
Miller Genuine Draft has a slightly lower alcohol content than some other beers but I wouldn't recommend mixing it with lager though because it isn't a good combination. If I'm out with friends on a night out I'll tend to choose to drink Miller Genuine draft's all night and stick to that.
Miller is one of the few beers that comes in a clear glass bottle (as the beers can be given a malty taste if left in sun light, as can also be seen in Corona extra), Miller is an American 4.7% import from apparently America's second top company. Which they claim as being "America's quality beer", personally I'd agree.
Now onto the actual review...well actually it wasn't, the review was started like 2 weeks ago but I never actualy got round to finishing it as my flat mate drank the one I saved so here's the review as I've got one with me.
As soon as the bottle opens the liquid makes a head inside te bottle neck, just like any draught/draft beer should, so theres a kudos for millers to begin. For those wondering why this review seems weird, I've just finished off a bottle of wine before hand.
Right onto the beer then, smelling the top of the bottle doesn't give anything but a nice feeling that makes you want it more and more, a bit like sex with your neighbours wife, who you shouldn't like but do.
The orange/bown colour just sreams "drink me, you alccy" and I think for once I'll listen and will drink the thing (again Im "drink reviewing", it's legal even if a bad idea).
The first thing you notice when the liquid hits your mouth is just how fresh and chilled it feels. It kinda feels like an orgasm in your mouth, with a taste to match. This isn't just a great beer, but it's a beer that sticks two fingers up at "San Awful" and says, "Us americans beat you there..wheres Kronenbourg, so I can hide".
The taste is sensational maybe third or fourth on my all time favourite beers (Kronenburg an Okocim Mocne being outirght first and second). The fizz hits your mouth before leaving a slight (very slight) malty taste then down it goes before you know it. This is what none european beers should be (bar the "citrus lagers like Sol/ Brahma/Corona), it literally is the best none EU lager I've had the pleasure of tasting.
I cant explain in words how good this stuff is, I had my flat mates pal around the other day and before I noticed anything 10 bottles were all sat around me, it's that easy to drink. Just one of the easiest alcoholi drinks to take down, puts even alcopops to shame on that front.
The least I can say it BUY IT NOW, unless you can find cheaper Kronenbourg.
There's a wonderful, wonderland of different, exotic beers out there. Beers to suit all occasions, beers to suit all tastes. Sometimes I like to indulge in a beer that is rich, dark and complex. At other times a simple, thirst quenching combination of hops and malt is all that is needed to hit the spot. I'm not demanding, all that I require is a basic semblance of beeriness. Is that too much to ask? MILLER is the second largest brewer in the USA and has over 20% of that market. It was founded in 1855 in Milwaukee, by a German immigrant who, by an amazing coincidence, was called Frederick Miller. The company was taken over in 1970 by Philip Morris, the tobacco company (no ethical issues there, then). http:www.millerbrewing.com MILLER GENUINE DRAFT was launched in 1986 using a 'special' cold-filtering process which means that the beer does not need to be pasteurized. They don't tell us what is so 'special' about their process but I'm sure calling it 'special' is not just a marketing ploy. It comes in a clear bottle which could lead to the beer being spoiled by exposure to light, or 'skunking', never a promising sign. _____________________Laughter Line____________________ A guy walks into a bar with a giraffe and says, "A beer an' a whisky for me, and the same for my pal, please." So they proceed to drink and they keep drinking all evening. Finally the giraffe passes out on the floor of the bar. The guy pays the tab and gets up to leave. The bartender shouts out, "Hey! You're not going to leave that lying on the floor, are you?" The guy replies "That's not a lion... it's a giraffe." ______________________________________________________ * THE POUR * I can't say I've ever seen anyone pour this into a glass but in the interests of opinionating accuracy let's give it
a bash. It pour's very clear and is a pale, watery yellow colour (so it's the same colour going in as coming out!) with a big, white head which soon diminishes. It tries to leave a lace on the glass, bless it, but to no avail. The aroma is that of boiled rice with very little hop or malt presence and in general, not much of a beer smell. * THE TASTE * It's medium bodied and has a thin malt sweetness with a grainy, cereal flavour rather like bran, and again some boiled rice 'flavour'. There are hops in there too, I know because they state that on their website, but search as I might I can't find them. The finish, if one can call it that, is rather dry and woody. There's no real aftertaste - which seems about right as there was no real taste in the first place. Firkin ale! I've had tastier soda water. * THE VERDICT * At 4.7% ABV, I would suggest serving this ice-cold. That way it will only be bland and tasteless, I shudder to think what it might be like when warm. As for food pairings, something incredibly salty would be best, or perhaps a fiery chilli or vindaloo - anything that gets you thirsty enough to not care what you pour down your throat. Incidentally, isn't the name Genuine Draft a bit misleading. I'm no beer expert, but surely bottled beer is just ever so slightly different from draft beer? (draft is the American way of spelling draught, I assume.) One possible explanation is Miller's apparent pride in the fact that MGD, because of the 'special' cold-filtration, is the same as keg beer. I'd be keeping that quiet myself! Would I drink it again? - Did Cherie Blair fool anybody with the waterworks? Would I buy it again? - It depends on the weather....if hell freezes over, then yes. Thanks for reading, Sláinte ©proxam2002
Americans are usually stereotypical and everything we associate with them comes down to one thing, they have to be different. This lager is no exception and to me that isnt such a bad thing. The taste of this one is hard to describe in detail although I can say that its very light in both colour and taste. Some lagers have the texture of milk when they slide down your throat but this one is more like water. The lager taste is still there though, and the texture means it can be drunk at quite a rate. The lack of gas in this one always means you are less likely to get bloated, a very important point when you are on a long hard night out and need to drink fast. The one I am consuming right now is in a 330ml bottle and cost me the princely sum of £3.79 for 4 although the cans are slightly cheaper at £3.49 for 4 (440ml that is). Once again the Americans have to be different though and they provide us with a lager that tastes better from the can. This caught me somewhat offguard as I had already purchased a quantity of the bottles prior to finding this out, please dont make the same mistake. The cans are cheaper, you get more and it tastes nicer.... dont be a dummy!! So theres my major advice with this product over with but what about the alcohol? Nobody wants to walk out and have a drink and not feel drunk. Those who know their stuff will therefore be glad to know that this one weighs in at a heady 4.7% and can easily knock you off that pedestal after 7 pints. You might be pushed to find it on tap in any bar though, so 7 pints is going to work out expensive. Compared to other lagers it isnt bad and if you drink it in cans then its probably worth a purchase once in a while, to try if nothing else. I would probably wait until it is on offer though as there are better lagers out there for that price and there's nothing special about it to make us Brits want it. Not a bad lager but you sho
uld look around for better ones if you are paying full price and in a pub its a rip off....
Lately i visited Menorca where there are several pubs and clubs which i occasionaly dipped into. and everytime i found myself ordering another MILLER from my good pall pedro. He served me one after another. it was great. Everynight when i went out i enjoyed a cool frosty one. I felt great apart from the hangovers i suffered. But that was not problem for me as i knew the night would bring me another session with the miller and session a being RAT-ARSED. All other beers have that same on taste but MILLER has an exiting twang to it i just simply love it.
Premium, 4.9 percent Alcohol. Brewed in U.S.A. since 1855.