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Milwaukee's Best Light - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
46
awful

542 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 542
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 1.78
pDev: 38.2%
Wants: 3
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-23-2002)
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

1.88/5  rDev +5.6%

I was known in the past, on occasion, to purchase Cheap Beer for a couple (very few) reasons. My choice on these occasions is MBL (The Beast Light). Here were my reasons:

o Less calories
o Indistinguishable by me from any other Cheap Beer
o Pretty can
o Cheapest

My roommate has an extra can he's willingly donating for this review. Thanks Paul! So generous!

Appearance: Faint straw-like hues crowned with a cap of starch white foam. Plenty of bubbles! Enough sightseeing, let's try have a sniff.

Aroma: And what a sniff it was. Corny, to say the least. There's also some grains to be found in the nose, but it mostly reminds me of the cereal aisle at the grocery store. Not much in the way of hops here at all.

Taste: Weak. However, its not very offensive, and easily forgettable. Clean and easy drinking, if that's what you go for.

Mouthfeel: n/a

Drinkability: Extremely light on the palate, so I could see someone going through several of these with ease. I find most of these macro lagers to be pretty indistinguishable. I'm glad I found a world of far better beers to enjoy. So long, Beast!

10-31-2005 05:25:21 | More by ChainGangGuy
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RyanLaCount03

Wisconsin

2.33/5  rDev +30.9%

For a really cheap beer, I thought it was actually better than I thought it was going to be. The first time I tried this was on a hot summers day after work in 2012. The special at the bar was " short pitcher of "the beast" for 3 dollars. The flavor of the beer was ok, but nothing special. The look of the beer actually varied from a dark brownish color to a light yellowish color. For a daily special at a bar it wasn't a terrible bargain or price, but as of rating it was.

02-20-2013 19:25:58 | More by RyanLaCount03
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grynder33

Wisconsin

1.55/5  rDev -12.9%

Very clear light gold color, looked flat,few bubbles no head,a little whiff of malt and hop at the beginning, turned to a sour corn smell quickly.Thin adjunct malt taste,just a hint of sweetness all which evaporate quickly. Gave it a couple points because it had no aftertaste rather than a bad aftertaste. it sure says a lot about this nation that this beer is so popular

11-13-2003 19:09:05 | More by grynder33
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev +12.4%

11-25-2011 07:08:24 | More by TimoP
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Jason

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev +64.6%

Presentation: 12 oz sliver, white and blue can with no freshness date.

Appearance: Perfect ultra-filtered clarity in an extremely pale yellow brew, the white lace clings to the glass for a bit.

Smell: Odd twang from the cereal grains and minute use of hops. Smells of cooked corn grits.

Taste: Very light bodied with an upfront and quick crispness that is aimed to quench. Little malt flavour, its hard to find. Cereal grains are more abundant with a cooked veggie flavour. Mild yet growing astringency, hops are faint and difficult to pinpoint. Odd feeling in the mouth as it dry and leaves a grain husk that is bone dry.

Notes: At $7.99 a 30 pack what do you expect, cured my thrist on a hot day but then I had to switch to an other beer.

07-14-2003 18:30:43 | More by Jason
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SDbeerguy

California

3.13/5  rDev +75.8%

Maybe it's "The Beast" marketing slogan. Maybe it's the insanely cheap price tag. Whatever it is, this beer tends to be met with a reaction of surprise if you buy it, or say you enjoy it. Let's be real though, this is the king of the bottom of the line beers.

It does taste very carbonated in the can, but not to a point where it's unbearable. Poured into a pint glass, the flavor disappears which is disappointing. The color is a poor urinary yellow and the head doesn't linger more than anyone would expect.

The drinkability is what gets me and many others...out of the can anyway. It's not bitter as many of the bad cheapos are. It's even borderline refreshing. The Milwaukee's Best brand seems to be a cult following and its drinkers are almost proud to be so. Count me in as a follower.

12-08-2009 00:34:36 | More by SDbeerguy
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AstroMike

Texas

1.65/5  rDev -7.3%

This generic American beer by Miller is terrible!! And this is coming from a Natty Light fan! I decided to give this beer a try as it's in the same price range as Natural Light... and it SUCKED!!! I got a 24 pack box of cans as I didn't have a whole lot of money but wanted a couple days worth of beer, big mistake!! This beer is SWILL! It tastes like beer flavored water! Even for a cheap beer I was expecting better. The buzz even after 4-5 beers was really weak! I will never again buy this brand of beer EVER!

02-03-2012 06:15:21 | More by AstroMike
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magictrokini

California

1.95/5  rDev +9.6%

This one blows its bigger brother away, probably because the rank taste and odor is supplanted by water. Lighter yellow pour, bubbly white head. Sweeter, beer-like aroma. Malt? Hops? Really? taste is not awful, kind of crisp and mineral water, but with actual beer taste. And its not ass!

12-10-2008 19:48:05 | More by magictrokini
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dankjohn

Georgia

2/5  rDev +12.4%

08-17-2013 04:44:02 | More by dankjohn
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -43.8%

09-17-2012 21:42:53 | More by NilocRellim
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Roscoe1847

South Carolina

1/5  rDev -43.8%

05-22-2014 19:06:18 | More by Roscoe1847
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Mantooth

North Carolina

1.75/5  rDev -1.7%

06-02-2014 20:49:21 | More by Mantooth
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -1.7%

08-04-2013 08:54:16 | More by Cynic-ale
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

1.6/5  rDev -10.1%

Not exactly pouring out like Dark Lord, this one is a flimsy water that looks like someone spilled a little bit of a yellow beer into it.

Aroma, lacks in every department, but hey, there's nothing offputting about it, there's just no substance to the aroma. If you cooked canned corn in the can, this is kind of what the aroma leads you to think.

Mild sweetness, no hop taste, not really any bitterness, the massive water addition really smoothes the beer out, but even with that, there is still a weird metallic note to it.
Man back in the day you could score these so cheap, like $29.99 a keg at Discount Liquors in Milwaukee. Mouthfeel is just some sweetness, metallic corn insides. Probably ok for beer pong if you're young and dumb. I've had worse beers, but not too many. This beers main sin is that it lacks any substance. I'd recommend only if you need a palate cleanser. Even on a hot day, there's plenty of flavorful yet light options out there.

07-11-2012 17:15:46 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

1.88/5  rDev +5.6%

Appearance: Fizzy yellow with a big overcarbonated white head dwindles quickly leaves behind specks of lacing. Aroma: Mild sweetness predominantly corn in there with a touch of grassiness possibly hops. Taste: A bit harsh offness grainy and not appetising in anyway, mild sweetness astringent corn adjuncts and weird grassy bitterness. Mouthfeel: Light bodied meant for chugging contests. Drinkability: Yes you can drink a case if you really wanted one of the worst hangovers of your life, and besides it looks the same on the way in as does going out.

05-01-2004 01:44:29 | More by WVbeergeek
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valkyre65

Texas

2/5  rDev +12.4%

12-11-2011 12:14:46 | More by valkyre65
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Ice_cyclops86

Alabama

1.75/5  rDev -1.7%

05-16-2014 15:39:49 | More by Ice_cyclops86
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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -15.7%

09-22-2013 18:09:08 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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cmwilliq

Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-23-2014 03:24:08 | More by cmwilliq
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

1.75/5  rDev -1.7%

07-31-2013 12:23:54 | More by sgttibbs
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TimMack

California

1/5  rDev -43.8%

03-02-2012 08:42:46 | More by TimMack
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Auraan

Arizona

1.25/5  rDev -29.8%

01-29-2013 03:47:42 | More by Auraan
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acurtis

New Jersey

1.25/5  rDev -29.8%

10-22-2013 19:42:08 | More by acurtis
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RDW

Nebraska

1.5/5  rDev -15.7%

10-19-2013 03:41:27 | More by RDW
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

2/5  rDev +12.4%

05-27-2013 23:50:43 | More by JamesStreet
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Milwaukee's Best Light from Miller Brewing Co.
46 out of 100 based on 542 ratings.