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Miller High Life Light - Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller High Life LightMiller High Life Light

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BA SCORE
54
awful

639 Ratings
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Ratings: 639
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 2.2
pDev: 33.64%
Wants: 6
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2001)
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Photo of ryanpack87
5/5  rDev +127.3%

ryanpack87, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of jnelson7
5/5  rDev +127.3%

jnelson7, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of hncowden50
5/5  rDev +127.3%

hncowden50, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Dapperticus
4.25/5  rDev +93.2%

Dapperticus, May 13, 2012
Photo of sonofabeach
4.2/5  rDev +90.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

In the cheap beer for summer time chugging category, this is a sure thing. It goes down so smooth, it's scary.

There are no "off" flavors. It's one of the few cheap beers that doesn't give you a gag reflex.

Regular Miller High Life is good too, but the Miller High Life Light is even better for thirst quenching.

I hear that Miller puts something in the beer to keep it from "skunking" up. Still, I have had some in the clear bottles that have slight skunk. So I always go for the cans and pour in a glass.

This is the only cheap light beer worth drinking.

sonofabeach, Mar 21, 2010
Photo of jasonjlewis
4.1/5  rDev +86.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

What do you look for in an american macro lager. You look for something that's crisp, refreshing, smooth, and mildly bitter. Check check check check. This beer is what one would look for in a light lager. Has a faint smell, but at least i smell something. I can't smell anything in a lot of light lagers. Great head retention and a nice pale yellow. Taste is remarkably smooth. Mouthfeel is amazing just so well carbonated its crazy. I could pound these all night.
So what if it's not some bitter harsh beer that you have to acquire a taste for over time. This beer is what it is. It wasn't made to be anything else. It was made to have low calories and still be refreshing with not too much of a watered down taste. That's exactly what it is. Don't let your arrogance get in the way of having a beer you can just pound down and be refreshed by.

Good job Miller High Life Light

jasonjlewis, Jul 01, 2006
Photo of vader64
4.1/5  rDev +86.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Gold in color, white head. Obviously a light beer due to its transparency.

Taste: Not a bitter beer, some sweetness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Feels like water, no real volume to the beer

Drinkability: Superb, drinking this fast or slow is easy as anything

Overall I enjoy this beer, while it is not the best tasting, when comparing it to other similarly priced beers, it excels. Bang for buck, this is my light beer of choice. Especially if you are in college and tired of Natty, or Milwaukee's Best, or Keystone, this is your saving grace.

vader64, Dec 11, 2008
Photo of rednrag
4.08/5  rDev +85.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I think High Life original is possibly my favorite American Lager. Thought this would just be a watered-down version of that.
It is not. Man I don't want to admit it, but I like this as much as my beloved High Life.
Or do I?
I cannot make up my mind. I do not want to like this as well, but...
Light beer has never been my favorite style, but this may be my favorite of them all.
@$.50 a can this is a bargain. And I like finding good bargains.

rednrag, Mar 18, 2010
Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +81.8%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of rttheteacher
4/5  rDev +81.8%

Lots of haters on this one bringing the score down. However, I'm a firm believer in rating things based on what they are. I appreciate a great craft beer, and have often been called a beer snob. But this is not a craft beer. Therefore, it should not be rated like a craft beer.

So, of all the cheap beers out there (including MGD, Bud, Coors, High Life, Pabst, etc., etc., etc.), High Life and High Life Light are my go-tos. They have more flavor than most, go down smooth, and taste reasonably good (and refreshing) when really cold.

At room temperature, I'll pass. But throw one in the freezer for awhile, and you will take out a decent tasting beer for those weeks when money's tight. Founders it ain't. But it is one of the better BudMilloors products.

rttheteacher, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of dubljj
4/5  rDev +81.8%

dubljj, May 20, 2012
Photo of drpgville
4/5  rDev +81.8%

drpgville, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of GrumpyDave
4/5  rDev +81.8%

GrumpyDave, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Rhen19
4/5  rDev +81.8%

Rhen19, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Peg2009
4/5  rDev +81.8%

Peg2009, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of adamboeckman
3.95/5  rDev +79.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What can I say, this beer gets a lot of bad reviews, but I was impressed. Kinda of a drinkable, cornish flavor. Went down smooth. Like I said, hints of corn all over it, almost too much, but besides that, a really decent beer. I would reccomend this beer to the people that are curious to try new beers, but to a veteran, this beer could be bad.

adamboeckman, Jun 08, 2003
Photo of Nickyb567
3.9/5  rDev +77.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

It is what it is and that's a light beer, probably the best for the money. Miller got it right for this one. It's got a sweet taste with the perfect amount carbonation. Very refreshing even when at room temperature but much better cold (obviously).

Nickyb567, Nov 17, 2009
Photo of Dodt
3.78/5  rDev +71.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

decide to try a case of highlife light since a rarely drink light beers.
pours a light golden color , the head stays for a good bit. crisp taste and very drinkable ( good beer for a hot summer day after mowing the lawn.
i am usually a bit hesitant towards light/ lite beer ,but so far in my adventure in the world of beer i find this to be a good example of light beer.

Dodt, Oct 19, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +70.5%

BK2084, Aug 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +70.5%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of tempo013
3.75/5  rDev +70.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Purchased at Holiday beverage in Indiana University of Pennsylvania. It was a case (24) bottles which were bought cold.
Apperance- a typacle beer with a basic amber color with little carbonation
Smell- a weak smell that has no real aroma
Taste- I like the taste when i'm just sitting around drinking but does not compare to fine beers
Mouthful- weak taste so no real specifics
Drinkability- this is the only reason why I drink it, I can drink them all night long

tempo013, Sep 18, 2006
Photo of Cody552
3.75/5  rDev +70.5%

Cody552, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of ironchefchris
3.75/5  rDev +70.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

yes, i gave it high marks...but that's because this beer is what it's supposed to be, and then some. it destroys bud lite, coors light, and miller lite. you cannot beat this as far as a cheap, pound em down, refreshing beer. drink one after cutting the grass and you'll see what i mean. taste is a watery beer, great cold. smell is the usual from these kinds, drinkability is through the roof great. awesome beer...for what it is...a super cheap, super drinkable, average joe beer. and i hate this style, so that should tell you something.

ironchefchris, Oct 14, 2009
Photo of grandimperialc
3.75/5  rDev +70.5%

grandimperialc, Dec 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +70.5%

Mortarforker, Sep 08, 2012
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Miller High Life Light from Miller Brewing Co.
54 out of 100 based on 639 ratings.