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Milwaukee's Best Light - Miller Brewing Co.

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507 Ratings

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Ratings: 507
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 1.8
pDev: 37.78%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of TMoney2591


2.1/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Spelunky. Spelunky. Spelunky. Spelunky. God, am I garbage here... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear pale sallow topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises light flowers, mild grass, and a decent amount of soap. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some decidedly funky wheat. The end result is an odd melange of metallic, sour, and bitter. Suffice it to say, it doesn't taste good at all. The body is pretty light, with a moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, a depressing offering, one I don't hope to tangle with again any time soon.

Serving type: can

12-27-2012 18:11:10 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of Stinkypuss


2.1/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours a light clear yellow, fizzy head dies down to nothing. Very light pale grain/malt flavor, just a flash of ghost hop bitterness. When ice cold, it goes down fairly fast though the flavor is almost nonexistant. Mouthfeel is light bodied, crisp, soda water like. Overall, good beer if you don't like beer.

Serving type: can

04-25-2011 05:57:04 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of PBRstreetgang


2.1/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a crystal clear, extra pale straw. Three finger head that winds down in about two minutes. Good lacing and retention for a light lager. Grainy alcohol and tonic water smell. This beer tastes like club soda and rubbing alcohol, with weak pale malt in the background. Mild astringent aftertaste, but finishes mostly clean. No detectable hop taste or aroma. The lack of flavor leaves nothing to mask the alcohol, so it is made highly carbonated and light in body in an attempt to smoothen the mouthfeel. But flavor should never take a backseat to drinkability, even in a lighter style,

Serving type: can

09-06-2005 04:20:02 | More by PBRstreetgang
Photo of Applesauce1


2.1/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I had this beer at a party on campus at Ohio University. Go Bobcats!!!
Anyways, this beer is not very good. I got it out of the keg. It's a really cheap beer that us college students can afford. Nonetheless, it poured a little darker than most light macro lagers. The smell was the same though. A little skunky, a little bit of that typical macro lager smell. The taste was pretty bad. I couldn't taste any hops or any barley. It just had that typical macro lager taste. I'll drink more of these in the future at parties I'm sure of, but I would not recommend buying this beer at a bar or at the store to sit down and enjoy.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2005 07:41:52 | More by Applesauce1
Photo of budgood1


2.1/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

back in my youthful days this was the swill of choice because it was cheap and went down like silk and got us where we wanted to go. of course now, i don't drink it. but i picked up a single to review and can honestly say this one of the few lagers where the light version is much better than the "heavy" version. smells pretty disgusting (adjuncts) but the taste is pretty tame and really doesn't offend too much. pretty watered down but i'd say it's a better light beer than most others.

Serving type: can

03-26-2002 16:18:02 | More by budgood1
Photo of Rootdog316


2.08/5  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.

Serving type: can

06-13-2005 07:46:24 | More by Rootdog316
Photo of projectflam86


2.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A- Poured a clear yellow color with a thin white head that quickly dissipated.

S- No strong scents coming through but if there is anything it would be adjunct and grain with the slightest bit of yeast and malt. No hops evident.

T- Malty adjunct flavor with grains and a slight bread taste.

M- Light (a good word for watery) and fairly smooth. No weird aftertaste (but it didn't have alot of taste to begin with).

D- It IS better than some of the other ultra cheap macros out there, but lets be serious, I wouldn't buy it again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2009 22:02:26 | More by projectflam86
Photo of afinepilsner


2.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

24oz can

Milwaukee's Best light was light golden color with good clarity. It had a bubbly white head that somehow managed to stick around a little while and left a little lacing behind. The smell was light and a little grainy. The taste was very light and with a dry, sort of grainy finish. The mouthfeel was light and watery with plenty of carbonation. Drinkabity was below average. It's just another tasteless light beer. The only thing it has going for it is the price.

Serving type: can

08-14-2009 22:29:35 | More by afinepilsner
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

2.05/5  rDev +13.9%
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!

Serving type: can

11-29-2008 23:37:12 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
Photo of Tone


2.05/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, pale, yellow with little head and no retention - slight lacing. Smells of an adjunct lager. Fits the style. Slightly sweeter than Milwaukee's Best Ice. Low carbonation and tastes mostly of adjunct in a weak lager. Overall, not worth recommending.

Serving type: can

12-14-2008 22:43:39 | More by Tone
Photo of Beastdog75

New Jersey

2.05/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

This stuff is a lot better than regular Beast. It's a lot less harsh i.e. it doesn't have that poisonous metal taste to it that regular Beast has. Its a cheap beer and it does taste that way.

Beast Light pours a straw color that is lighter than regular Milwaukee's Best. It actually formed a decent head, but it not surprisingly disappeared rather quick. For a light beer, the smell is actually stronger than its standard counterpart. Light adjunct grain smell with some alcohol, and a tiny bit of a soapy smell. Mouthfeel? Watery. For the taste, it started off a little bitter on the tip of the tongue, and some light grain tastes followed that. Elsewhere, it was as watery as you would expect a light beer to be. Very little aftertaste save for some light grain/adjuncts. No alcoholic warmth, either.

The stuff is drinkable and can be refreshing I suppose, but there are better light beers out there (if you have to drink a light). I'm a college guy, and even I won't make a regular habit out of this stuff.

Serving type: can

10-24-2002 22:16:37 | More by Beastdog75
Photo of Floydster


2.05/5  rDev +13.9%
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
Photo of AlCaponeJunior


2.03/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Wrote notes for a review at a BBQ where they had this on ice.

Light yellow and super fizzy, the head goes away quick and leaves little lacing.

Smells lightly of grains and perhaps corn.

It's hardly got any taste, what there is consists of grains and adjuncts.

Light and well carbonated, goes down easy I'll give it that.

For the price I suppose it serves a purpose, but it's certainly not a craft beer, nor would it have much appeal to those with a refined beer palate. A frathouse special to be sure.

Serving type: can

06-15-2011 08:14:55 | More by AlCaponeJunior
Photo of pentathlete


2.03/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Popped the can and poured into a 22 oz burgundy glass. Not the right thing for a lager, but I wanted to see if it would doll this beer up some. And it did. Clear dark straw color. White foamy head, but it didn't last long. Though there was some wet lacing, not too sticky, left on the glass. Smell is a little musty, slightly corny, maybe I have some brett residue in my nose.

Taste was slightly malty. Couldn't locate the hops. Tastes like lightly-corn-flavored soda water. Bitterness comes from the carbonation. Mouthfeel suffers greatly from this aspect.

Not much to distinguish it. Watery enough to quench a thirst. Not enough character to enhance a meal. Best left in the can and used (judiciously) when doing yard work or when that brother-in-law you hate stops by for a cold one.

Serving type: can

02-17-2005 01:53:49 | More by pentathlete
Photo of TimoP


2/5  rDev +11.1%

11-25-2011 07:08:24 | More by TimoP
Photo of dankjohn


2/5  rDev +11.1%

08-17-2013 04:44:02 | More by dankjohn
Photo of valkyre65


2/5  rDev +11.1%

12-11-2011 12:14:46 | More by valkyre65
Photo of JamesStreet


2/5  rDev +11.1%

05-27-2013 23:50:43 | More by JamesStreet
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2/5  rDev +11.1%

12-03-2011 19:47:24 | More by kristenrae8
Photo of hdofu


2/5  rDev +11.1%
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
Photo of birchholz


2/5  rDev +11.1%

12-11-2011 03:38:17 | More by birchholz
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2/5  rDev +11.1%

06-27-2014 17:10:35 | More by Hendrick24
Photo of mdillon86


2/5  rDev +11.1%

11-25-2011 02:03:37 | More by mdillon86
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2/5  rDev +11.1%

07-14-2012 01:37:51 | More by Jman_01
Photo of tommy5


2/5  rDev +11.1%

09-04-2013 01:39:55 | More by tommy5
Milwaukee's Best Light from Miller Brewing Co.
46 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.