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Milwaukee's Best Light - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
46
awful

526 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 526
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 1.78
pDev: 38.2%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | 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.

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pmcadamis

Illinois

1.45/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

Serving type: can

10-06-2008 21:46:33 | More by pmcadamis
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jaytwo

New York

3.5/5  rDev +96.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Well this is my standard 30 rack beer. When I go to the store trying to pick up a lot of cheep beer to get drunk with the roomates, if they are out of pabst blue ribbon, this is my second choice. I find it better than busch light and keystone light, and a few other random cheap 30 rack beers.

The appearance, pours that delicious pale yellow color. The head will stick for about a minute and leave some lacing. Not that with a beer like this im expecting a beautiful appearance, you get what you pay for, lol.

Smell, yeah smells like most cheap beers ya know.

taste, has some taste not much really, pleasant for a cheep bear though.

mouthfeel- whatever.

drinkability, I can put away 20 of these in a night.... so thats that.


Serving type: can

09-26-2008 05:09:32 | More by jaytwo
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changeup45

Florida

1.05/5  rDev -41%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

The college kids beer of choice! A cheap source of beer but this hovers somewhere between a foul beer and a glass of water. Very pale, corn, grain, musty dirty malty taste... there really isn't much else to say. I think everyone knows what this beer tastes like. Or has a pretty good idea.

Serving type: can

08-24-2008 18:56:20 | More by changeup45
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mashedpotatoes

Ohio

2.73/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance is watered down tinkle yellow. The head pillows up real big and nice then dies off almost as fast. The smell is nearly non-existant, taste is surprisingly less offensive than the other ultra-cheap beers. I found this much more tolerable than that of Natural Light and Busch Light and even PBR! (back off fanboys, that trash is uber-swill!!). There is a tad of metallic aftertaste but it doesn't last long enough to bother. Mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth given the overall lack of flavor. Drinkability seems a bit high as it's so watered down and non-offensive. I could probably crush a 6-pack of tallboys and then get started on some real beer with no problem.

Serving type: can

08-12-2008 01:14:42 | More by mashedpotatoes
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1099

Texas

1.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is one of the many cheap beers I have tried in an effort to see which one would be better for my budget (as far as taste vs price) is concerned. I bought an 18 pack for $9 and figured I would give it a try.

A: Poured into a hefe glass, it poured a very clear yellow. What little head there was didnt last for long, and there was no lacing

S: What smell? I had to struggle to even smell a little malt. Other than that, its pretty much scent-free

T: Can, a very little bit of malt, and something funky...maybe corn? Not a very good taste at all

M: Much like all of the light lagers I have tried, the mouthfeel is very thin...water is more filling

D: Fairly low. Due to the funky taste, I dont think I can drink too many of these at once

This isnt terrible, it just isnt good. I'll be spending my money on something else from now on!

Serving type: can

06-24-2008 09:00:59 | More by 1099
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daliandragon

North Carolina

2.58/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I am fairly certain that I've never actually poured one of these into a glass before. Usually, a big red plastic cup is the way to go, or the can, obviously. This was basically all I drank my first two years of college, because it was so cheap, and I didn't care one iota how it tasted. I prefer the old white cans that didn't have poker players ' pictures on the side.

Pale straw color and crystal clear body with a tiny glaze of cap. Smell is sweet and corny. Taste is similar but fairly weak and easy to ignore. Mouthfeel is likewise unmemorable. It is clean and relatively smooth. Good in hot weather or if you want to tie one on at a frat party.

Serving type: can

06-19-2008 02:52:53 | More by daliandragon
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BigMike

Pennsylvania

1.73/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

I'm a little embarrassed to actually be reviewing this beer, but since its my granddads favorite (and i feel obligated to drink it with him when he offers) i figured i would go ahead with it.

I usually just drink it out of the can but for reviews sake, i poured one out into a pint glass.

This beer is better off not being seen.

Typical cheap beer straw, piss yellow coloring. Absolutely no head or lacing to speak of.

Smells of corn and an almost sulfur like smell.

Taste is almost non existent. I must say, you could conceivably drink a few of these as they go down like water.

Serving type: can

06-01-2008 00:24:31 | More by BigMike
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hwwty4

Missouri

1.83/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured a 12oz can into my "United We Stand" pint glass. This is my standard go to glass for really cheap beer. The appearance is definitely off for the style. While its the normal straw yellow, there is absolutely no head. Even with a vigorous pour, I couldn't get much more than just a thin layer of white bubbles at the top that quickly disappeared. The aroma is a bit sour. There is a odd off smell to it that is kind of muddled with a bit off corn aroma with what reminds me of soy sauce. The taste is bland. There is really nothing over or under whelming in the flavor profile. The mouthfeel is really thin for the style with no hint of sharp carbonation. This beer is really just nothing, which is the worst part about it. I would rather have a beer that is just flat out horrible than this. I can honestly say that I will never drink another.

Serving type: can

05-29-2008 05:27:07 | More by hwwty4
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rye726

Colorado

1.2/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I thought the beast was bad, but Milwaukee's Best takes the cake. A very pale yellow with a poor white head. The nose is of corn, rice and a few other things tht don't belong in beer. Taste is really bitter for a light beer. At least make you beer tasteless guys. The body is watery and I will probably never drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2008 03:45:02 | More by rye726
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pb9613

Michigan

2.53/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

This is a beer for an extremely hot summer day. It is difficult to drink if the temperature outside is less than 80°F and the beer is warmer than 32°F.

There is not color or head to this beer.

It lacks any real smell.

There is no ditinctive taste to this beer.

This beer is just a little thicker than water so it does not hang around the mouth.

There is nothing better than mowing the lawn on the hottest summber day and then slamming an ice cold MBL. There is nothing worse than snowblowing the driveway and having to choke down a MBL at any temperature. Don't ask me why it tase good in hot weather but that is the nature of the beast.

Serving type: can

02-28-2008 01:44:14 | More by pb9613
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Deadstar

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked up this 24oz can while at the bottle shop (along with a 24oz of the High Life, I felt obligated hehe).

Look: It poured a straw-yellow color with a finger thick head that cleared away quickly, leaving almost no lacing.

Smell: Not a whole lot of nose on this one, a little grain or something sweet?

Taste: Pretty watery, a steely kind of taste lingers on after it goes down.

Mouthfeel: Mildly carbonated, very light, goes down pretty easy.

Like others have said before me, this isn't a beer that was meant to be savored. It's a beer to drink to get smashed. Immediately after tasting this memories of keg parties from my college years came back...yes, it was exactly the same stuff. It's cheap, doesn't really taste great, but if someone was going to have 50+ friends and strangers in their house, would they spend major bucks for craft beer in a keg? (That would be pretty cool though)

Serving type: can

02-22-2008 00:11:30 | More by Deadstar
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hdofu

Maryland

2/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Serving type: can

02-14-2008 00:20:42 | More by hdofu
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beanbagg

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +109.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Let me start of by saying this review won't help anybody. The "Beast" is what it is. This isn't the beer you bring to your girlfriends parents house to impress her dad. This beer requires everyone to turn of the beer snob and get blacked out, try to hook-up and then try to piece it all together the next morning. If you have to drink a light beer, this is as good as any. I am a little older and pretty much only drink dank beers now but I am not above drinking Beast in July with my old buddies. Go Flyers

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2008 04:14:22 | More by beanbagg
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armock

New York

1.2/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A - Poured a light straw color with white head

S - Smell is horrible

T - Very very bad

M - There is a whole lot of carbonation in this stuff

D - Yet again I'm drinking this only because of beer pong this weekend and unless your playing drinking games its not worth it

Serving type: can

11-10-2007 01:35:28 | More by armock
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zeff80

Missouri

1.73/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A - Poured out a pale yellow color with a bubbly, white, one-finger head that did not last long nor leave any lace.

S - It smelled of corn and grain adjuncts. Also, slightly metallic.

T - It tasted very bitter, but not a good bitter. It mostly tasted of corn and some very weak hops.

M - It was fairly crisp and dry. A very light-bodied beer.

D - This is not a good beer, even for a session or lawnmower beer. Drinking a couple one night did not make me feel good.

Serving type: can

11-05-2007 01:48:47 | More by zeff80
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wheelinshirt

Pennsylvania

2.23/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Two ice cold cans poured into a small pitcher for an "Anything but a cup" themed party. Crystal clear light golden color, 3 fingers of fluffy white head that actually lasted a good while and left some good lacing--very surprised actually. Basically no smell or taste, very unoffensive which is generally what these beers aim for. Mouthfeel is very light and dry, good drinkability for those that, like me, are willing to lower their standards in the name of inebriation. Good for getting you drunk, not really anything to savor (except the surprisingly nice appearance), but it certainly gets the job done.

Serving type: can

11-04-2007 18:24:44 | More by wheelinshirt
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berserker256

Michigan

2.63/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Pale gold and stinky. Right off the bat we must mention that this beer has only one purpose. Drinking mass quantities at extremely low prices. This is the ultimate college campus beer. And considering its purpose it's not that bad. It's pale, no head, doesn't smell good, watery, tastes like nothing with a touch of maltyness, blah blah blah. That doesn't matter. It's ten bucks a 30 pack. 98 calories and 3.5 carbs a piece. with a decent 4.5% alcohol. It's tolerable enough. 18-23 years-olds across America Should love this beer. I did a dozen years ago. I miss those days.

Serving type: can

10-26-2007 21:35:48 | More by berserker256
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zdk9

Texas

2/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Pours a crystal clear goldenrod with a thin veil of white head. There is suprisingly the lightest pocadots of lacing.

S- A light cereal touch.

T- Bits of grain, again in a cereally tone. Faint earthy hops. Sweet, not overly so, but more a lack of anything else caressing my taste buds.

M- Light, evervesant carbonation. Leaves not taste whatsoever to enjoy after the sips.

D- Drinkable as water- nothing bad, but nothing good to this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2007 03:54:27 | More by zdk9
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Strix

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev +54.5%
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.

Serving type: can

10-07-2007 04:40:19 | More by Strix
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tempo013

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev +77%
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.

Serving type: can

09-30-2007 19:41:38 | More by tempo013
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Floydster

California

2.05/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 5

12 ounce can from a six pack purchased from Vons

Poured into a pint glass with a very light golden color

Small head that faded fast

No smell what so ever

Taste was a little dry with small amount of hops

Went down really easy, could easily drink a 12 pack if somebody wanted to

Serving type: can

09-30-2007 06:40:13 | More by Floydster
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ghostmech007

Virginia

1.23/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A can poured into a pint glass. Why the hell did I drink this piece of crap.

Crystal clear, very light golden piss color. There is no head to speak of. Nothing appealing to this beer by the looks.

Nothing in the nose except... nothing. Even if I strain my nostrils into trying to find something to smell I wouldn't find anything.

Now believe it or not but Best Light has a very diactyle taste to it. Lousy beer taste none the less but still it has a sweet taste. It has no other taste to it... no malts... no hops... and no finish. This beer is so damn light I don't know what they were thinking.

I would never drink this beer again. The only reason why I have to is because my roommate looked at my profile on this site and saw that I haven't review Milwaukee's Best Light. There is a reason why I waited almost 2 years to drink this beer. It's shit. One of the shittest out there.

Serving type: can

09-26-2007 22:43:56 | More by ghostmech007
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plaid75

New York

2.4/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a light straw hue with a one and a half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and no lacing.

The smell featured a faint corn sweetness and a light hop.

The taste was started lightly sweet, slowly dried and actually finished with a slight doughiness. However, there was a wet cardboard element aftertaste.

The moiuthfeel was light and carbonated.

Overall a lower-tiered light macro.

Serving type: can

08-04-2007 01:01:06 | More by plaid75
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giblet

Ohio

1.45/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

i did not like it. can we be certain that this is even beer? i honestly did not pour this one but its regular label has not color so i suspect this does not either. like MB regular this is not very good. it is a watered down ultra light beer. very little smell some corn and metal. add to that the strong false carbonation and lack of flavor...

i prolly can go on but you get the pic. i did not expect anything good and it did not even live up to those. it was offered by father in law, so in that case you almost have to accept...yuck

suckem up and movem out.

giblet

Serving type: can

07-22-2007 10:28:53 | More by giblet
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happygnome

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

a: pale golden, white head around an eigth inch, no retention time, very little lacing
s: corn, adjuncts, not much going on other than those
t: corn bitter....adjunct hops??? bitter in a not good way hard to describe
m: watery, smooth

overall this is an ok beer, decent drinkability because its so cheap and ice cold its dulled so much that its drinkable, maybe a lawn mowing beer

Serving type: can

03-21-2007 21:51:11 | More by happygnome
Milwaukee's Best Light from Miller Brewing Co.
46 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.