About ten or fifteen years ago it seemed to me like Miller Genuine Draft was everywhere. It might have just been that people stopped buying it for my family parties, but lately I haven’t seen MGD around nearly as much. I don’t know it’s just that Miller is spending all of their advertising dollars trying to convince everyone that Miller Lite is masculine and something that straight guys should, nay must, drink, but I can’t remember the last time I saw an for MGD during a football game. They certainly still sell the stuff, so I guess I’m going to have to drink it.
The first thing I noticed was that MGD has a ton of flavor. It tastes kind of like a more full bodied Miller High Life, which makes sense because MGD was originally called “Miller High Life Genuine Draft” when it was released in 1985 (Bears!) It tastes pretty good at first, great even. Honestly after the first sip I thought I was going to have to reevaluate my stance on MGD then the aftertaste hit: textbook poo aftertaste. There are plenty of bottomshelf beers with aftertastes that are far worse, but MGD’s really has that unique “poo-ness,”
When I complain about a poo aftertaste the most common question I get asked is, “how do you know what poo tastes like?” Well, funny story. When we moved into the house I lived in for the majority of my formative years we inherited an old clubhouse in the backyard. It would have been cool but it was completely unusable. Even new, the clubhouse would have been full of exposed nails, and not even the great Lionel Richie himself could have danced on that ceiling without a tetanus shot. As it was when we acquired it, the clubhouse had turned rotten and it was full of goddamned hornets.
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Miller Genuine Draft may have kind of a fecal aftertaste, and it may not confer all of the totally-hetero-super-powers that Miller Lite does. It’s still a hell of a lot better than Miller Lite, and you can do a lot worse as far as bottomshelf beers go, and that’s the Genuine truth! (I’ve been waiting the entire post to say that. Now that I’ve done it I feel kind of empty. This is an existential crisis. Let’s end this.)
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