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Milwaukee's Best Light - Miller Brewing Co.

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561 Ratings

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Ratings: 561
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 1.78
pDev: 38.76%
Wants: 5
Gots: 31 | 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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Photo of wheelinshirt
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.

wheelinshirt, Nov 04, 2007
Photo of berserker256
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.

berserker256, Oct 26, 2007
Photo of zdk9
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.

zdk9, Oct 24, 2007
Photo of Strix
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.

Strix, Oct 07, 2007
Photo of tempo013
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.

tempo013, Sep 30, 2007
Photo of Floydster
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

Floydster, Sep 30, 2007
Photo of ghostmech007
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.

ghostmech007, Sep 26, 2007
Photo of plaid75
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.

plaid75, Aug 04, 2007
Photo of giblet
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, Jul 22, 2007
Photo of happygnome
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

happygnome, Mar 21, 2007
Photo of BadRockBeer
2.9/5  rDev +62.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light straw, Crystal clear. One finger head that diminished quickly leaving little to no lace.

Smell: Lightly hop kind of lacking strength.

Taste: Bitter, acidic, light hops. Defiantly has a hint of corn. Clean finish with little after taste.

Mouthfeel: Watery, Light extremely carbonated.

Drinkability: One could drink many of these if he did not desire flavor and complexity. I found it rather tasteless and boring.

BadRockBeer, Jan 22, 2007
Photo of mnesporov
2.53/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 12 oz can with no freshness date.

Appearance: Very clean watery look to it with a pale yellow hue and thin white lacing that doesn’t last to long.

Smell: A cereal smell to it with very little hops or malts; I also noted hints of corn and artificial starches.

Taste: Little malt flavor with grains and a abundant amount of fillers such as vegetables and corn starch.

Mouth-Feel: A very light bodied feel with crispiness and a finish that is bone dry.

Drink-Ability: One of those cheap beers that has no purpose except to get you Crunk.

mnesporov, Nov 14, 2006
Photo of Adamthome1
2.28/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours thick, dark yellow/gold mildly carbonated into glass. Foams up a bit and quickyl disappears and a very small ring of lace remains for a few minutes. Smells cerealy, corn/corn grit taste that really clings to the back of the mouth and leaves a very gritty taste in the mouth.

Ya know overall I'd say one of the better cheap light's, I would still say suck up the extra 35 calories and go with regular Mil's Best.

Adamthome1, Nov 03, 2006
2.17/5  rDev +21.9%
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.

SPLITGRIN, Nov 01, 2006
Photo of xav33
1/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Milwaukee's Best Light
24 oz can
Recent bottling, endured 10/06
One oz pour in a shot glass, rest drank from the can.

Poured light yellow with quickly diminishing white fizzy carbonation.

Smelt of moderate fruity cardboard and grain.

Taste was upfront light bubble gum grain sweetness followed by an awkward metallic twang on a curt finish. Mouthfeel was light, watery, fizzy and moderately metallic.

Overall, this beer is a joke. The awful taste trumps any average appearance. No taste here, just swill, and not even refreshing at that. I'd rather drink Mich Ultra, at least it tastes like clean water instead of lead infested water. This beer almost makes me like poker less. Almost. Yet I know if anybody drinks this stuff at the table, they might as well hand me their wallet.

xav33, Oct 18, 2006
Photo of Drew966
1.9/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Milwaukee's Best Light pours a typical macro yellow with a white head from a sixteen ounce can. Smells like cooked vegetables and corn. Taste is surprisingly sweet up front fading into corn. Not very good by any standard. I would rather pay a little more and get a decent lawnmower beer. This is really beer for frat boys only.

Drew966, Jul 22, 2006
Photo of jasonjlewis
2.83/5  rDev +59%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this cause I was about to leave my hometown back home and only needed an 18 pack. I was like eh I used to drink beast all the time, tried beast light once, but don't remember it. I'll try it again. All i remembered was that I liked beast like better. My friends who accept my miller lite were like nah man that shit is nasty the beast oh my god. I laughed cause this has less flavor than miller light.
smell average
appearance very nice color for a light beer, but a lot of freaking head.
taste was watered down and sort of dry aftertaste. Not good but not bad. EH
mouthfeel was average, nothing too great, nothing too bad
i could drink this if i wanted to be cheap and get drunk.

jasonjlewis, Jun 08, 2006
Photo of ski271
2/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

One of my what-the-hell beers I bought just to review. Hey I’m in search of the best bargains as well as the best beers. So here’s another one for the ultra-cheapo category.
Clear medium straw with a medium, white, quickly diminishing head. Smells of corn and weak grain. Tastes like fizzy water with some adjunct beer flavor and a metallic finish. It has a thin body, watery texture and soda-like carbonation. It’s really cheap and tastes it, but at least it wasn’t that offensive... well, other than that they try to pass this off as beer.

ski271, May 24, 2006
Photo of rustymoore
1.35/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Beast light....what can you say? Pours a golden yellow with a medium sized head. Smells like cool urine with a hint of sweat. Taste almost instantly induces vomiting. Typical pilsner beer but worse. Doesn't go down smoothly at all. But is the most affordable beer out there and by that token it has some merit. Only drink this if you hate yourself and you want to stop enjoying the beer drinking experience.

rustymoore, Apr 04, 2006
Photo of granger10
2.65/5  rDev +48.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beast lite is obviously not going to be to great of a beer. And it really looks like carbonated water. But once you move past that you realize that this isn't the worst beer in the world. Quite crisp with a smooth carbonation level. Won't fill you up at all. A slight sweetness comes and goes rather quickly. Refreshing but boring. Not terrible.

granger10, Feb 28, 2006
Photo of tgbljb
2.68/5  rDev +50.6%
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.

tgbljb, Feb 17, 2006
Photo of sockeye101
2.23/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Wow! What could be better than a Milwaukee's Best? How about a Milwaukee's Best with water! Rock on MBL!.

Now let's all remember what this beer is and what it is aspiring to be. That being said it's not all bad, just mostly. Color is expected, pale and yellow and fizzy....head is white and very small and poof! it's gone. Lacing is....umm there is none. Smell is horrid...vegtables and corn and, is that a hint of broccoli? eeesh. Put that all together and what do you get? Not that bad of a taste actually, all things considered of course.

This is definitely one of those beers that is best very cold and out of the can. When you pour it into a glass and release it's "bouquet" it just messes it all up.

Note to Miller: Just because it's "Brewed for a Refreshing, Smooth Taste" does not mean that it is actually refreshing and/or smooth.

sockeye101, Jan 11, 2006
Photo of hylton44
1.27/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I had a can of this while visiting my parents for Christmas. My dad is from a generation of beer drinkers (and coffee drinkers, for that matter) that really are in a different plane of existence in terms of their expectation of a beverage. He has a nice set of beer mugs, so I actually poured the can in, determined to give it a chance. It sat there, pale yellow with a frail head, smelling from a foot away rather like the can it came out of.

It tasted like the can, too. Very watery. Weak malt(?) taste, and no vibrancy in the feel, whatsoever. My wife, who has tasted my mid-range bottled selections for the past five years, always with the comment "it's good" took one sample sip and remarked, "that's really bad."

It gains a point for drinkability only because it IS so easy to drink, and as a nod of respect to legions of college students that may subsist on this beer and others of a similar ilk. Though, to them I say: "For God's sake, your metabolism is running high at this point in your life. Live a little and at least opt for the non-lite version!"

hylton44, Dec 28, 2005
Photo of akajimmyd
1.63/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - Minimal head, looks a little like apple juice
Smel/Taste – Smells stale. Nothing there. Bitter/sour fruit? Grain. Water.
Mouthfeel – Doesn’t even have the nice masking big carbonation standard to the style.
Drinkability – Not pleasant. So thin…
Notes – Make to be drunk quickly and from the can while not filling you up. It works, I used to drink a lot but its just not worth it. There are better light lagers, even the cheap stuff. Good only for drinking games.

akajimmyd, Dec 19, 2005
Photo of dlcunionmo
3.55/5  rDev +99.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

What can I say, for the price, $8/case this is not a bad beer. It tastes best in the summertime after working in the yard but overall it's not as bad as some of the other reviews. The color is a light gold with a mild smell and not much of a head when poured into a glass. I prefer the darker micro brews but when drinking the lighter lower cal beers the biggest difference between the hometown Bud Light and this beer is price, about half as much as Bud Light.

dlcunionmo, Dec 04, 2005
Milwaukee's Best Light from Miller Brewing Co.
46 out of 100 based on 561 ratings.