Miller Chill

This has officially been a crap week. After dealing with a family death, yesterday, my cat gets sick and he has never, ever, been sick. For those of you who don’t personally know me, my cat (who has made some guest appearances on the blog) is my boy. I got him as a stray and since I was afraid of cats at the time (one of my exes wanted him). I trained him like a dog. He has the best personality of any cat that I’ve ever met. He’s the type of cat that will sit there and meow like a dog and beg for scraps. I put him on a leash and he hangs out while I barbecue. So, I came home yesterday after a rough day at work and I went to clean his box, like I do every day. Then, I noticed that he wasn’t going to the bathroom like he should be, so I started thinking that he had a UTI. In male cats, this is incredibly dangerous and if left untreated, could be fatal. So, I spent last night in the animal ER with him (and my girlfriend). He ended up getting admitted and I had them run every test possible. Well, I got a call this afternoon that he’s doing much better and he can come home tonight, albeit with some meds and slight changes to his diet and that it was crystals in his bladder, nothing like stones or a tumor. Luckily, this is fixed by the diet change. So, after this ordeal, a beer is definitely necessary. This was the next beer in the fridge…no high hopes for this one.

ABV: 4.1%

Style: Light Lager

Trivia: According to wikipedia, “Miller Chill – A chelada-style 4.1% abv pale lager brewed with lime and salt. Introduced successfully in 2007, sales dropped in 2008 after the launch of the rival Bud Light Lime. In response, MillerCoors revamped their recipe from a ‘chelada’ style brew to a light beer with lime, created new packaging which included switching from a green to a clear bottle, and launched a new advertising campaign centered around the slogan ‘How a Light Beer with a Taste of Lime Should Taste.'”

Random: I used to drink this beer constantly when I was about 22 or 23. This was obviously before I had gotten introduced to craft beer.

This would be one of those beers that you have to drink out of the bottle, so no comments on the head. The body of the brew was a clear straw yellow with some visible carbonation. The nose presented only with lime…lots of lime. Although, unlike other lime beers, it didn’t smell like artificial lime. On the taste, it was completely different. It was incredibly carbonated with lots of artificial lime and not much else. The finish was quick with some lime. This is what I would call a simple, one-dimensional brew. This is pretty bad. I really don’t know how I drank it when I was younger. For a lime macro, it wasn’t horrible. But, I wouldn’t have this again.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0

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