Milwaukee's Best Light - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
46
awful

621 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 621
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 1.79
pDev: 39.11%
Wants: 7
Gots: 75 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-23-2002

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Ratings: 621 | Reviews: 163
Reviews by tgbljb:
Photo of tgbljb
2.68/5  rDev +49.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a pale yellow colow with large white puffy head that rapidly disappeared. Smell is slight anf barely noticeable, with maybe a slight sweetness and light beer aroma present. Taste follows through with a very light flavor, with little malt or hops present. Finishes refreshing, but little else. OK as a spacer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of RyanLaCount03
2.32/5  rDev +29.6%
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.

Photo of grynder33
1.55/5  rDev -13.4%
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

Photo of Jason
2.91/5  rDev +62.6%
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.

Photo of SDbeerguy
3.05/5  rDev +70.4%
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.

Photo of AstroMike
1.67/5  rDev -6.7%
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!

Photo of magictrokini
1.95/5  rDev +8.9%
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!

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.62/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Photo of WVbeergeek
1.9/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
2.05/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

There is a serius lack of coloration here, it's a pale yellow-gold, pretty standard fair. The head is thin and lacy, bubbly, goes away fast.

The scent is water, tangy-metallic yeast(?) rice and bitterness. Very underwheling.

The flavor is a bland, watery rice and sour yeast effect, mild sweet malt provides the usually balance. Pretty low in the "off" flavor's except for a sour bitter finish that lingers on.

Be kind to yourself, drink somethin' else!

Photo of pmcadamis
1.45/5  rDev -19%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A - Pale yellow, clear, finely bubbled artificial ephemeral head. Whats new? This is a boring looking American light lager. Ho hum.

S - None really. Light hints of rice water.

T - Again, rice water is the big flavor component here. This is nearly tasteless.

M - Prickly super-carbonation attempts to compensate for a complete lack of body. Raspy...like soda-pop.

D - Poor. This is watery as hell, and flavorless to boot. Shame...I like the Ice version of Milwaukee's Best.

Photo of tdm168
1.64/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a pale golden color with loose, dish soap-like bubbly head that has little retention. The nose is metallic, grainy, and sweet. The taste is sweet and apple-like, grainy, and simple. The mouthfeel is heavily carbonated, dry, and light.

The metallic and apple-like sweetness of this gave it no chance. The flavor profile was so mild as to be almost nonexistent. I'm not a fan no matter how cheap it is.

Photo of tjsdomer2
2.57/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very watery and flat looking. Looks pale yellow, almost like murky water.

Smell: No real smell here...a bit of sourness I suppose.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Tastes and feel exactly like water. I kind of like this sweetness, but I'm not sure why. Also tastes a bit like sour corn, but again, it's mostly water.

Drinkability: Considering that water is the world's average drinkable beverage, this fits right into that category.

Overall: Honestly, this is not offensive. It's just very...tame. Will continue to give you gas the morning after...

Photo of NeroFiddled
2.29/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a very pale straw gold body beneath a full head of bright white foam that holds surprisingly well for the style and leaves some very nice, thin lace about the glass. Plumes of tiny bubbles race towards the surface indicating that it's fairly well carbonated. A generic beer aroma greets you in the nose with some mild, sweetish adjunct-laden malt, a spritz of hops, and a delicate waft of yeasty sulphur. The body is light and its fine-bubbled carbonation lends a gentle zest to the tongue. The flavor is limited, even for a light beer, but it's very well-balanced. It finishes almost without notice, leaving behind a trace amount of generic beer flavor that fades quickly. It's refreshing, but not very satisfying, and there are much better light beers available.

Photo of Rootdog316
2.07/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is a beer for college students or raging alcholics that cannot differentiate between Beast Light and Iodine. Probably one of the worst, yet cheapest beers out there. The only good use this beer can be put to is drinking games like beer pong or flipcup, and to be honest even that is an overstatement. It has a very stale taste. I really do not even know how else to describe it other then awful.

Photo of bditty187
1.34/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer is one of those that need to be avoided at all costs, all the time (as does regular Best). Why drink it? It’s cheap? So what! Pour a little bit of rubbing alcohol into a class of cold water and abracadabra: Milwaukee's Best Light!

Two Thumbs down!!

Photo of Backer2004
1.58/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Okay, this one never should have been consumed, especially in large quantities. After enjoying some nice IPAs and pilsners, the guys got together to start playing beer pong with the Beast. Man, this may one the worst tasting beers at the time. All corn and grains with the tastes and smell, very overwhelming. Do not mix this after just finishing an IPA, it's like toothpaste and orange juice mix. I'm not dogging this because it's so cheap, it's just terrible. Drink Natty Light instead for the price.

Photo of nicholas2121
3.06/5  rDev +70.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Milwaukee's Best Light brewed by Miller Brewing Co.,this brew has an ABV of 4.20% This brew pours out a nice golden amber color, with a small white head. The smell is sweet, with grains and malts. Nothing bad so far, now for the the taste. The taste is mild with flavor, and taste. You pick up on grains and some malts. There is also a watery taste in this brew. Not much in the taste of this brew, but it is ok. There is nothing overpowering about Milwaukee's Best Light, this is a nice drinking light brew. The mouthfeel of Milwaukee's Best Light is smooth and crisp. Nothing bad about this brew. It is what it is a light brew. This is a a brew that would go down nice and smooth on a hot summer day. Overall I'm giving Milwaukee's Best Light a 3.25 out of 5.

Photo of hdofu
2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It looks like nasty, tastes nasty, but has alot of memories as it was what I drank at parties in college. This is you standard light lager, it tastes like lightly watered hops, medium carbonation. Overall I won't be drinking this again, however I can't say it was any worse then any other light beer.

Photo of EagleTalon
2.4/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Economical, readily available, very fizzy, beerish-tasting soda pop. Keep the expectations low and the serving temps even lower. I'm happy just to slake my thirst with ice cold Beast Light on a hot day when a real beer is too "busy". For what it is, it ain't bad and It has a more satisfying flavor than hyped-up Bud, in my opinion. It has no "beechwood aging" or the "finest rice" to nasty it up. It helps that it has no stupid marketing campaign to insult me, either.
Update: This beer has been bumped by Icehouse as my cheap beer-of-choice. For 15 to 20 cents more I can buy a more flavorful 6 or 12 pk of Icehouse in bottles at the grocery store.

Update 11/2005: Uh, there is now an ad campaign for Beast Light. It's kind of entertaining, but it does push a misguided macho agenda, IMO. So, if you live in the universe of this commercial, you'd better have quick reflexes as you pour yourself a Duvel or Chimay at your buddy's Super Bowl party lest you be crushed by a giant can of the Beast for being less than a "real man".

Photo of tone77
2.67/5  rDev +49.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a small head. Smell is of corn, some malts. Taste is basically missing in action. Beer flavored water. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall not the worst light beer I have had, but nothing special.

Photo of BierFan
2.83/5  rDev +58.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poued from a 12 ounce can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Very thin white head on a clear pale yellow body. Very average for the style.

Smell: Extremely light use of hops. Cereal grains. The smell is barely there, which is kinda the point of light beers.

Taste: What I said of the smell is also true of the taste. Sweet cereal grains, almost nonexistent hops.

Photo of tempo013
3.1/5  rDev +73.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

not the greatest beer ever and probably not in the top 1000 but it is a beer with exceptional drinkability. The appearance and smell are pretty poor but the mouthfeel and drinkability help a little. its a very cheap beer usually costing about 14-15 bucks. not good for sipping, only for college parties where you wanna get a cheap buzz.

Photo of Caveworm
3/5  rDev +67.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Milwaukee's Best Light - Miller Brewing Co. Poured from the can into a pint glass, this beer's head is 0 fingers thick with no lacing,and a clear golden body.

I smell faint corn and funk notes.

Tastes like pretty much the same elements as described above, but even more faint.

This brew's mouthfeel is clean and smooth.

Overall, I'll give Milwaukee's Best Light - Miller Brewing Co. a solid 3.

Photo of SPLITGRIN
2.18/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear golden green yellow body that has lots of bubbles from the carbonation. Head is short and white and has faded by the end of this sentence. Stinky wheat on the nose. Very clean and crisp as it enters the mouth. Super east to drink but lacks any flavor points that make it stand out from any other bmc product. Actually stands up well to slightly more costly mainstream bmc products for the price.

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Milwaukee's Best Light from Miller Brewing Co.
46 out of 100 based on 621 ratings.