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Miller High Life Light - Miller Brewing Co.

Miller High Life LightMiller High Life Light

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545 Ratings
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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 33.48%

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2001)
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Photo of RonaldTheriot


3.1/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Miller High Life Light has an incredibly thick, white head and a clear, straw color, with lots of carbonation and a surprisingly high amount of lacing. The aroma is breadier than other light beers, but the taste is as dull and watery as the rest, yet without that unpleasant mineral water aspect. A decent hop bitterness shows up, mainly in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Miller High Life Light finishes crisp, refreshing, and dry. Overall, this is a little better than the average light beer. RJT

Serving type: can

06-27-2011 15:54:38 | More by RonaldTheriot
Photo of ZenAgnostic


2.8/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

32 oz can poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Fluffy white head with medium-low retention and seafoam lacing. Clear pale straw body with light carbonation.

Smell - Light, crisp corn. Very subdued.

Taste - Dry wood and corn. Very very slight astringency.

Mouthfeel - Light and almost refreshing. Crisp body. Slight metallic finish.

Overall - For the price, you can't beat it. As a beer, it's horrible. As a light lager, it's about average -- which isn't really a good thing.

Serving type: can

06-01-2011 18:26:47 | More by ZenAgnostic
Photo of iSip


2.53/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I was visiting my parents in Arizona, and all they had in the fridge was a Miller High Life Light.

It is definitely a "light" beer in all aspects of the word light. At first I though plain water would be better. Hey, a few days without beer will let me drink a few extra later on, when better options are at my disposal. But the next few nights I popped the top off of another Miller High Life Light rather than going for that tall, cool glass of water.

So I guess that proves that there is a place in the world for "light" beers. I did try to find out how much of the stuff Miller brews. No luck, but it is probably on par with all of the beer brewed in Belgium.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 19:32:27 | More by iSip
Photo of MirkoCroCough

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.2/5  rDev +44.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle into pint glass.

Light golden color, not a weird yellow.

Faint bready smell

Not bad for a light beer. Muted frosted flakes, but not syrupy or sickenly sweet.

Good crispness with a refreshing finish. No hangover what so ever.

LOL at all the pompous beer snobs on here crying and giving this an F. What did you think this beer was going to be? It is a cheap light beer for when you feel like getting mashed. Go back to jacking off over your overpriced and over rated belgians. Nerds.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 22:53:25 | More by MirkoCroCough
Photo of Haybeerman


3.18/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale yellow color. Poured a 2 finger white head with fair retention. Decanted continually. Laced in thin rings.

S: Wet grain, bread and cooked corn, a bit of grain; overall sweet and subdued.

T: Consistent with nose. Hint of hop bitterness though not much to balance. Crisp, light and refreshing.

M: Light body. Ample carbonation. The level of carbonation makes in crisp, clean and refreshing.

D: Good representation of a popular style. The carbonation hurts the drinkability a bit, but body and ABV make this a chugger.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2011 19:43:38 | More by Haybeerman
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


1.27/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Comes off super light, like someone spilled cheap yellow beer into water. No head. No lace. Aroma was metallic earthy. Off putting.

Taste, not much there, carbonation, water and aluminum, have to wonder what this tastes like out of the can. Hops = nonexistant. Any flavor notes are all a turn off. Even regular high life seems miles superior to this. The only saving grace is that the actual flavor is so minimal, the negative aspects are at least diluted with lots of water.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 21:21:13 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of Knapp85


1.68/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

After trying one of these with some friends I made the joke that this should be called Miller Low Life because there is nothing about this brew. There is virtually no flavor at all it's almost clear in color with a slight tinge of yellow. Mouthfeel is far too light. This really shouldn't be a beer. It's sad that people enjoy these.

Serving type: can

03-20-2011 15:16:55 | More by Knapp85
Photo of DerekP


3.08/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Out of the can pours a tarnished yellow-golden hue. Soft white head sits atop for a minute or two, ultimately settling down to an oddly messy, thin, splattered head. Notably carbonated.

Smells as expected. Faint example of sweet malts; Pilsner-esque; near-muted, but rounded grassiness. Very mild.

Tastes of slight oxidation with a tangy metallic character. Thin, but rounded out with sweet malts (again, faint), and balanced with just a touch of hops. Predominately wet; hardly dry at all until the finish. Apparent adjuncts like rice and/or corn utilized in the wort/brewing process. Corn husk starts to build up in the aftertaste, but nothing too bad.

Not as thin as some light beers, and that I like. Suggestions of a syrupy body, but enough hops to counteract the entrance to that avenue.

A worthy change-up brew for the light-beer-inclined; the folks that refuse to step away from the American Adjunct Lager style.

Serving type: can

03-11-2011 01:18:01 | More by DerekP
Photo of keeganfrank


2.58/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours with about one finger of head, which didn't stick around for long. It took longer than I expected to dissolve, though. The odor is your average ambiguously sweet, faint light beer aroma. The flavor is not very sweet at all, it's starchy and dry. High Life Light is thin and heavily carbonated; it won't impress anybody, but it's a good fit when you want one after another after another on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 22:01:32 | More by keeganfrank
Photo of womencantsail


3.18/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a perfect yellow color with a big white head that has surprising retention.

S: Smells pretty bland. Definitely some cooked corn, a bit of grain, and sweetness. Sort of watered down. Maybe a touch of rice on the nose.

T: Things are pretty much the same on the flavor. Corn and grain provide the flavor and there's really no hops or anything else. A lot of carbonation, though.

M: Light in body with a very high carbonation. It's sort of pleasing at first, but it makes the beer hard to drink in larger quantities.

D: This is a pretty innocuous light lager. It tastes okay and there's nothing really wrong with it other than a lack of real substantial flavors.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 19:49:15 | More by womencantsail
Photo of JohnFatAss

New Jersey

3.18/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

What we have here is an inexpensive American light beer.

I thought I would give High Life Light a try because I really enjoyed the regular High Life.

This is just a typical light beer. Weak, watery and not much taste. Nothing bad about it, but nothing to get excited about either.

When poured into a pint glass, it formed a thin head that stayed around a while. It has a faint, sweet smell.

Not much taste, very watery. Slight taste of malt and hops.

This beer goes down smooth and easy. I could drink a lot of these.

Actually, this would be a great beer to have when watching a game on TV and you need something to wash down the junk food.

This would be a great summer time beer too.
Very crisp and refreshing.
Even non beer drinkers will like this.

Not a bad choice, if you want an inexpensive, very drinkable light beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 02:57:26 | More by JohnFatAss
Photo of Wasatch


2.35/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clean/clear pale yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger plus white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is slightly malty, with some corn notes. The taste is slightly sweet, malty/corny/ricy, a slight hint of hops. Light body. Not Drinkable, a nice little thirst quencher though.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 01:41:05 | More by Wasatch
Photo of SouthernBeerGuy

North Carolina

2.65/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Got a couple free cases of this, otherwise wouldn't have tried it.

A: It's light beer in a can. Looks like it belongs on the floor of a pickup.

S: Barley a scent until you find a half drunk one the next day and it smells like urine.

T: For a light beer, its average taste is better than bud/lite. If you like original High Life and want water added to your beer, this is it.

M: Like cold water.

D: If youre on a diet its drinkable.

Serving type: can

01-26-2011 01:26:48 | More by SouthernBeerGuy
Photo of JayS2629


1.73/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A- Pale golden yellow with a frothy head that fades fast and leaves little soapy lace.

S- Not much going on here. Faint malt, corn and muted lemon with a hint of skunk.

T- Musty, bland and skunky. Faint malt and hint of lemon.

M- Crisp, clean, watery, bland

D- Like carbonated water with skunk.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 20:54:01 | More by JayS2629
Photo of southsider


2.45/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass.

A-Bright straw yellow and crystal clear.
pure white foamy head with slight lacing.

S-Hint of malt and slightly skunky.

T-Touch of malt,touch of corn. Finishes dry with a hint of hops and lemon. Alcohol has nowhere to hide.

M-Highly carbonated,watery and alcoholic.

D-I've had tonic water that had more going on than this insipid brew. I'ts filtered and pasteurized beyond recognition as beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2011 21:16:53 | More by southsider
Photo of wmtxbb


1.68/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Can poured into pint glass

Appearance: Clear-straw colored liquid with no lacing. Very sad looking.

Smell: Light malt scent... almost non-existant.

Taste: Sort of "zings" on the mouth. Not sure where that zing effect comes from, but it doesn't enhance the flavor. There is a light presence of malt and something resembling hops. Way too much carbonation.

Drinkability: I only drink good beer and that does not include this brew.

Serving type: can

01-08-2011 00:55:39 | More by wmtxbb
Photo of AllFineThings


3.15/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Basically an everyday summer beer for me like PBR is.

It pours a decent inch head that quickly settles down to a wisp or nothing, depending on the pour.

Smell and taste of adjuncts, but for some reason I don't mind it every now and then.

A good working in the yard on the car, cutting grass or hanging by the pool beer.

Serving type: can

12-27-2010 14:34:44 | More by AllFineThings
Photo of nniicckkww


3/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Screw off cap and drank straight from the bottle. Clear yellow appearance. Lighter in color than the High Life original. Not much aroma to speak of. Very fizzy mouthfeel and light body. Very drinkable when you want a thirst quenching lawnmower beer. Me, I enjoy this at my desk after a hard day at work. No "off" flavors noticeable. At $5.99 a twelve pack in glass bottles, it's a steal.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 22:13:22 | More by nniicckkww
Photo of hardy008


1.1/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Reviewed from notes.

Straw yellow with a white head which vanishes quickly. I wish I could describe the aroma, but there is not much. Just a whiff of corn.

This taste has some corn, a bit of skunk, and also a bit of a metallic taste. Light bodied, thin and watery, and too much carbonation. This is just nasty. Thankfully I did not have to pay for this, it was offered to me at a get together.

Serving type: can

11-20-2010 03:12:14 | More by hardy008
Photo of adam42381


2.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Best before Jan 17 11 printed on bottom of can.

Appearance: Pours a clear pale straw yellow with a 3 finger foamy snow white head. Surprisingly good lacing.

Smell: Mildly sweet corn and adjuncts. Not a lot going on here.

Taste: Very light flavor typical of adjunct lagers. Mostly light grains with a faint hint of hops in the background. Almost no aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Very watery consistency. Goes down very smooth, which is to be expected.

Drinkability: Very good drinkability. You could drink a bunch of these without much difficulty.

Overall: Nothing to write home about here. I like the Champagne of Beers but it's lighter counterpart is lacking. It's still better than Bud or Miller light though.

Serving type: can

10-28-2010 17:35:11 | More by adam42381
Photo of JMad


2.7/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From a can to a glass mug...
Smells like sour bread, it's a little sweet and metallic.
Tastes watery and sweet, hints of bread and corn.
It's pretty light, not much carbonation.
Drinks good as long as it's cold, it's pretty watery. Really it's not bad, I was pretty surprised.

Serving type: can

09-26-2010 01:04:24 | More by JMad
Photo of tone77


2.7/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a clear 12 oz. bottle. Has a very pale yellow color with a small head. Smell is mild, some notes of corn. Taste is also very mild, some hints of malts and corn, not much going on here. Feels light in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overall there is nothing special about this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2010 16:47:28 | More by tone77
Photo of Metuo


3.18/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours straw yellow with a nice fluffy white head that actually laces quite well.

S: Adjuncts with a hint of sweetness.

T: Watery of course, with a little sweetness that was present in the smell creeping through at the end. Not bad.

M: Very carbonated and watery.

D: My go to cheap/party beer. Could drink these all night long.

My favorite cheap beer. Light but with a slight complexity of flavor.

Serving type: can

09-21-2010 01:42:00 | More by Metuo
Photo of Nerudamann


3.1/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look - Very light straw color, almost clear. Good inch or so of foam that dissipates somewhat quickly. Good carbonation.

Smell - To be honest, the smell is more complex than many of the light lagers like these that I've tried. Although it still has a watered down type of smell, you can still tell that some hops are there.

Taste - Less hoppy than the smell. Taste is more like most light lagers that I've tried. Mostly watery, no much taste or complexity. Doesn't taste bad at least. Not very strong on the palate.

Mouthfeel - watery in texture.

Drinkability - It would be very easy to drink several of these due to their lightness in texture/filling. Although, not a complex beer at all.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2010 05:47:29 | More by Nerudamann
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

1.55/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

They actually made a light version of one of the lightest beers I had ever had, now this I just had to try. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, I finished the night off with this one on 8/16/2010.

The pour was your classic light golden hay color with lots of carbonation and a decent head of white that had it stayed around longer then five seconds might have actually worked a little bit. Aroma is non existent, all I smell was air, maybe light corn in there and a touch of grain, but seriously this had to be the lightest example of anything I had come across. Skunked flavor that really just had nothing going for it other then the fact I could notice it. Clean, with ample carbonation it was gone from the palate as soon as it entered. Not something I could really recommend to anyone, anytime soon.

Overall I will have to give it a pass, not worth the time on this one, things can get too light people.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2010 00:42:22 | More by mikesgroove
Miller High Life Light from Miller Brewing Co.
54 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.