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Milwaukee's Best Light | Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
52
awful
161 Reviews
THE BROS
68
poor
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
651
Avg:
2.02
pDev:
72.77%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
104
For Trade:
0
BEER INFO

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

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-23-2002

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Reviews: 161 | Ratings: 651
Reviews by Strix:
Photo of Strix
2.7/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Not much smell. Heck, not much taste either. While I can say the taste that this beer does has is not really objectionable, there's really not much there. It's just this side of water. Although I suppose it's drinkable if you were thirsty, but you could do much better.

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Photo of TasteThePainbow88
3.44/5  rDev +70.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm pleasantly surprised!

When I picked up this cheap, bottom-line, economy beer, I was expecting little more than yellow soda water with a buzz. I poured a can into a pint glass, and to my surprise I found myself breathing in some honest-to-goodness grassy, citrussy hops. This hop character extends to the taste, combined with a noticeable taste of carbonation, finishing with the very faintest of grain.

All-in-all, this cheap light beer has some character! Not outstanding by any means, but given the price I'd say this is one the greatest values the beer aisle has to offer.

Citrussy, watery, refreshing, and an absolute bargain. This may be my new go-to summertime brew.

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Photo of DHmtber687
4.74/5  rDev +134.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I recently enjoyed copious amounts of Milwaukee's Best Light with an expiration date of Feb-04-13.

Poured into a pilsner pint glass, nice foamy head.

Smells of rich hops and mahogany, and tastes as smooth as its name. For the price it's the most flavorful light beer a sensible man can buy.

I would much rather choose a Milwaukee's Best Light out of my cooler than a Bud Light.

If you're looking for a cheap beer which and you will be consuming large amounts of said beer, this is the one for you.

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Photo of RyanLaCount03
2.32/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of legalag11
2.5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of grynder33
1.55/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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

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Photo of TimoP
2/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Jason
2.91/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of SDbeerguy
3.05/5  rDev +51%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of AstroMike
1.67/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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!

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Photo of magictrokini
1.95/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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!

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Photo of dankjohn
2/5  rDev -1%

Photo of deebo
3.15/5  rDev +55.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I grew up on this mess. More flavor than most light beers. Not much else to report. Standard light junk with local love. Lots of carbonation and hints of bittering hops.

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Photo of NilocRellim
1/5  rDev -50.5%

Photo of Roscoe1847
1/5  rDev -50.5%

Photo of Mantooth
1.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Cynic-ale
1.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of briandaube
1/5  rDev -50.5%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.62/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
1.9/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of valkyre65
2/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Ice_cyclops86
1.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
1.5/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of Beer21
2.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of cmwilliq
1.5/5  rDev -25.7%

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Milwaukee's Best Light from Miller Brewing Co.
52 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.