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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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606 Ratings
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Ratings: 606
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 33.94%
Wants: 6
Gots: 32 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2001)
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Photo of morimech


2.88/5  rDev +30.3%

It pours straw colored with a white head that quickly goes away. Little lacing is left behind.

The smell is heavy adjuncts. You would be better off keeping it in the bottle or can so you can't smell this beer.

This is Corona at half the price. Not much else to say about the beer as you know what to expect. Nothing really stands out. It is definately a light beer with heavy carbonation. If you were to swill a beer this would be a good candidate at its price point. In fact this is my swill beer of choice, just don't pour it into a glass.

11-20-2007 02:15:21 | More by morimech
Photo of armock

New York

1.1/5  rDev -50.2%

A - Poured a straw color with a bubbly white head that goes away very fast

S - Hops and nastyness be careful

T - Oh wow! I can say that I never had a beer that tasted like this ever.

M - Theres a lot of carbonation in this one

D - I don't know how people drink this I have this bottle leftover from having a bunch of people over last night I hope one never gets left in my fridge again.

11-10-2007 19:26:44 | More by armock
Photo of DoubleJ


2.23/5  rDev +0.9%

Miller High Life Light represents the second entry here in this, the College Light Invitational. The short description of the invite can be seen in my Natty Light review, the one that started it all. Again, I will attempt the "7 ounce shot". MHL Light doesn't need much to outscore Natty Light, but it must remain on top after the four entries are completed. On to the beer:

Twist off the top, pour into a flute, and we get a pale yellow, clear body, topped by a fuzzy head. Head retention is surprisingly strong, and leaves many white rings inside my glass. Moderate cooked corn aroma in the smell is dominant, not terribly pleasing. We move on to the taste, and get a dry grainy flavor and cooked corn. Bitterness is club soda-like. Mouthfeel is light, but not watery, and well carbonated. It's palatable, but has a couple sharp edges. You know, it's time to for a shot...

I didn't spit my sample tonight, but I did gag a few times. The flavor from the adjuncts were not pleasant, forcing me to stop at a few points.
Chuggability gets a "2" rating.

Is it possible Corona's recipe is really High Life Light with Mexican hype surrounding it? The two are pretty similar in many aspects. Next time when you go to the beach, save yourself some cash and get this instead.

High Life Light provides the light beer drinker with a little bit of flavor instead of colored seltzer water. With that said, of the quart I bought, I only consumed half of it tonight, and I don't know whether to consume the other half or use it to cook with in the future. Good thing for soda-like twist-on cap. Will the score of this brew be enough to hold off Tecate Light and Keystone Light? Tecate Light is next in line, happening tomorrow night.

11-10-2007 04:02:31 | More by DoubleJ
Photo of MMAJYK


2.33/5  rDev +5.4%

A- Pale in color with head that evaporates quickly.

S- Smells of wheat and hops, but not very good or strong.

T- Taste of light grass and wheat. Mostly water though.

M- Mouthfeel is artifical carbonation and that is about it. Very watered down beer. That is about all you can say.

D- Drinkable if you are extremely hot or broke.

10-29-2007 00:46:23 | More by MMAJYK
Photo of beerphan


3.15/5  rDev +42.5%

12oz can -> pint

Pours a clear yellow with a small fluffy pure white head. Some sheets of lace are deposited but don't stick very long. Carbonation appears below average, not really living up to the champagne of beers tag that the regular high life is known for.

Nose: Sour, corn,

Light quick crisp mouth. Flavoring is pale malts with the slightest of bitterness. Finishes relatively clean. Pretty easy drinking.

I usually stick with the regular high life when buying cheap. The light is a good alternative, when the distributor is out of High Life, but I'd stick to the real thing when buying the schwagg.

10-21-2007 21:07:29 | More by beerphan
Photo of Floydster


2.9/5  rDev +31.2%

32 ounce bottle from CVS in Manhattan Beach

Poured into a pint glass with a golden color and a small white head that did not stick around for long

Smell was pretty rancid, cannot explain it, but some stale scent

Taste was decent for a light beer and had a good bite

Could drink several of these

09-21-2007 03:50:40 | More by Floydster
Photo of crazybrody06


2.7/5  rDev +22.2%

Wow this is not a good beer. But if you just want to drink and not spend a lot of money this beer is for you. At 6 dollars for a 12 pack of bottles its does the job its intended to do. Its also pretty good for quenching thirst after mowing the grass or working in the garage.

09-06-2007 20:35:37 | More by crazybrody06
Photo of witster18


2.2/5  rDev -0.5%

Being a fan of High Life....this must once and for all prove that there is no 'good' light beer....not anywhere! Similiar to High Life only watered down. The adjuncts(corn mainly) bring the alcohol to the forefront...especially compared to reg High life. This is just a watered down version of High Life where the negatives get much worse and fast. Skunks easy...has to be cold...and you have to be thirsty. actually has some detectable hops...doesn't help it's detestable taste. Stick with High Life...it's in another ballpark. Skip a meal...whatever you have to do ...do not make this sacrifice...

08-04-2007 17:05:54 | More by witster18
Photo of Drew966


2.63/5  rDev +19%

Miller High Life Light pours a golden yellow with a thick head that leaves a nice lace as it falls. A little bit of sweet malt in the very mild aroma. Cooked corn and metallic hop flavors are most noticeable in the taste. Not as bad as that sounds though, pretty watery for the most part and the flavor isn't objectionable, so not too bad for the category.

08-01-2007 23:54:42 | More by Drew966
Photo of hylton44


1.63/5  rDev -26.2%

I drank this during a vacation to my parents' house.

Acrid, stanky odor of adjunct-laden tripe, this carbonation fest hissed and fizzed in my mug like an Alka-Seltzer dumpted in an angry bowl of Rice Krispies. Where were are all those bubbles going? Surely not to the head, which was nothing more than a flat roof of transluscent white after two minutes' time. Taste was bitter, but not hoppy-bitter. Reminiscent of an sour aged stew of Minute Rice and foot. Not as sweet as I expected. Not "Milwaukee's Best-bad," but bad enough.

07-28-2007 00:15:39 | More by hylton44
Photo of tempest


2.78/5  rDev +25.8%

Opened this up after cleaning the apartment on a hot day, and for the lawnmower style, it did the job. It was inoffensive, kind of reminded me of beer, and quenched my thirst. The aroma was a little grainy, and adjunct filled. Drank cold, it tasted of very pale malts, but without any nasty fusel alcohol flavors. I wouldn't buy this, but I wouldn't refuse a free can on a sweaty day.

07-23-2007 02:11:00 | More by tempest
Photo of robocrouch


1.6/5  rDev -27.6%

A: Can't say much as I drank it from the can, but I am sure I can take a wild guess and say it looked like piss with no head.

S: Zero

T: Just like every other macro but it isn't the worst of them all. As far as a macro goes it isn't half bad if you wanna play beer pong, do a keg stand, or shotgun one of these.

D: A good beer to chug and quickly move on.

06-25-2007 03:39:15 | More by robocrouch
Photo of csteeves


3.38/5  rDev +52.9%

Pretty highly carbonated, but easy to drink. The poor man's Corona. For 6.99 a 12 pack, you can't beat it as a college student. Its better than any of the more expensive macros such budweiser, miller lite, and coors, and is much cheaper. Not recommended as a beer to enjoy with dinner or anything like that, except maybe at a BBQ. For beer snobs that review this w/ all the ASTMD standards, come off it. I enjoy quadrupels, tripels, brown ales and many other nice styles of beer, but this is a good beer to have a good time with and little else.

05-18-2007 20:42:11 | More by csteeves
Photo of MrMcGibblets


2/5  rDev -9.5%

when i didn't know any better about good food, beer, or health i used to get the cheap 30 packs of this crap to save calories...not much different than any other macro light. better than bud light as i used to prefer the corn adjuncts to the rice adjuncts. if you don't already know this is pale fizzy tasteless crap then you need to get out more often.

05-15-2007 04:45:11 | More by MrMcGibblets
Photo of pumarocks


3.48/5  rDev +57.5%

This in one of my essential "garage" or "lawnmover" beers that I keep around the house. It has a straw almost see-through color. It pours watery thin with a very white head. Some hop flavor but not much. it is 5.99/12 pack! u cannot go wrong with that.

05-09-2007 20:37:44 | More by pumarocks
Photo of zdk9


2.15/5  rDev -2.7%

Poured out with a head that reminded me of overwhipped egg whites, over a very very pale yellow. Smell and taste are pretty neutral, there's some sulferous notes in the nose and a touch of grainy malt in the mouth but nothing which could be offensive (not to mention flavorful) Carbination was just right with a clean finish.

04-19-2007 03:39:20 | More by zdk9
Photo of rekiwi


2.78/5  rDev +25.8%

Nothing poetic here out of a 24 oz can. Decent light straw/gold color. Not much head to speak of, but I'm a contrarian and hate to drink beer through foam. Grainy and sweet on the nose. Thin, simple, and clean on the tongue with again more grain than anything. Only the barest hint of hop, which is fine by me. Coarse carbonation detracts from the quaff. Overall, my favorite of the plain, industrial, light lagers. Great with various ethnic soul foods/fast food. Can be hard to find in the SF Bay Area. Easier to find around Tacoma, WA, but then I'd be drinking Rainier instead.

04-17-2007 06:48:50 | More by rekiwi
Photo of happygnome


1.63/5  rDev -26.2%

a: kind of a golden color with about a quarter inch worth of white head that dissapears fast leaving no lacing
s: kind of a grain aroma, adjunct deffinatly also watery
t: adjuncts and a grainy flavor, kinda strange watery not good
m: light bodied beer with a lot of carbonation sharp

overall this is not a very good brew, kinda of makes me feel sick, too much carbonation

03-21-2007 23:23:11 | More by happygnome
Photo of tesguino


1.8/5  rDev -18.6%

good over the average of light beers for me; but its taste let me many to desire; i read about the reviews from this beer and is poor in general their impression; i try direct from the bottle: a blonde and deepy color; poor head; good for women; mi wife try with tamales; i recommend 55%.

02-21-2007 21:13:05 | More by tesguino
Photo of a10t2


2.38/5  rDev +7.7%

A: Nearly transparent pale yellow. Vigorous pour rouses a thin white head that dissipates almost immediately, leaving no lacing to speak of. Heavy carbonation is evident.

S: Smells of corn and cardboard, with some kind of extremely unpleasant chemical (formaldehyde?) in the background.

T: Fairly standard light lager flavor, very clean with some graininess. Hard to distinguish flavors around the carbonation.

M: Lots of carbonation keeps it light over the tongue.

D: Certainly can be put away in rapid succession, which I suppose is the point.

02-17-2007 22:42:01 | More by a10t2
Photo of WVbeergeek

West Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

Appears...after pouring from a 24oz can into my 1/2 liter mug the pale golden body flourishes to arise with large bubbled thick bright white head textured cloudily with fluff, dwindling rather quickly and leaving behind scant lacing. Aroma has a light cooked vegetable sweetness with grainy offness and sadly no real hop note to be found like other mass produced American Light Lagers. Flavors, more cooked veggies corn and rice with a pretty rough grainy offness mild sweetness and minimal bittering from hop flavor. Mouthfeel thin watery texture with high un-natural carbonation please steer away from this brew, regular High Life is much better in terms of style. Drinkability, yes you can drink alot of it but don't do it to yourself.

02-08-2007 22:06:09 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of goochpunch


3.53/5  rDev +59.7%

Pours out a pale golden/straw color with a lively carbonation, a thick head that stays around as you drink, and incredible lacing patterns. A true pilsner should strive to look this good. Smells grainy and a little grapey and not much else. Watery smelling. A bit of a malty flavor with some corny grain husk and a light fruitiness. Finishes kind of thinned out and really dry. I quite enjoy the dryness of this. Carbonation is rather mellow for a light lager and it has a bit more body than usual. This is totally inoffensive, but I'd rather be having regular High Life, honestly.

Really the best of the typical light beers I've ever had (barring things like Shiner Light which is a totally different take).

12-19-2006 05:49:52 | More by goochpunch
Photo of NeroFiddled


3/5  rDev +35.7%

Love the packaging! Really nice. Of course I've always liked the packaging for the regualr High Life. Anyway, it pours the expected crystal-clear straw-gold body beneath a short head of bright-white foam. The retention and lacing are average. The nose is clean, and limited to some mild malt with an edge of hops. I'd say that it's a "generic" beer aroma, but it's actually better than that. The flavor is, again, clean, and it expresses the same malt and hops that the aroma does without any change. The fact that you can clearly taste the malt and then the hops is nice though, all too often in light beers they meld into one. Well balanced. I'm not sure you can ask too much more of an American light lager. Better than Miller Lite in my opinion.

12-14-2006 22:03:42 | More by NeroFiddled
Photo of xav33


2.05/5  rDev -7.2%

Miller High Life Light
24 oz can
Medium pour in a shaker
Recent brewing, shot for the moon 11/06

Poured a clear pale yellow with a fizzy white mostly diminishing head.

Smelt of lotsa corn.

Taste was upfront light corn bread followed by metal taste. Palate was light bodied, watery, fizzy and metallic.

Overall, it’s like refreshing sparkling water in a can!

11-25-2006 06:34:08 | More by xav33
Photo of Adamthome1


2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Poors a very light straw color with much carbonation from a 12 oz. can. Has some head retention and a small amount of lace remains throughout. Little grainy smell, the taste is mostly corny and underpowering, the alcohol taste is rather faint also. Feels like water on the mouth and little or no aftertaste.

All and all not a whole lot here, compared to High Life it is more carbonated, has less substance and taste and simply doesn't stack up. The extra 35 calories in a High Life are well worth it for the taste that is sacraficed in High Life Light.

11-01-2006 18:12:32 | More by Adamthome1
Miller High Life Light from Miller Brewing Co.
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