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Miller Lite - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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1,128 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,128
Hads: 4,260
Avg: 2.27
pDev: 64.76%
Wants: 40
Gots: 897 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style | ABV
Light Lager | 4.17% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 10-03-1999

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Reviews: 1,128 | Hads: 4,260
Photo of Alpar
1.71/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Unfortunately had to drink one of these at a cook out yesterday...
Review is from memory although I wish I couldn't remember it.

A: Diluted apple juice with an odd level of carbonation.

S: ... I don't believe there is any, maybe some barley and the tears of the brewer who was forced to make such an awful "beer"

T: Yup that is disgusting, moving on.

M: Thin and lacking.

O: This is terrible and I only consumed it in order to not offend my buddy. Please avoid and try not to get trapped into this one.

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Photo of thekanna
1.7/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: Pale, clear off-yellow with a medium white head.

S: Adjunct malts; I detect mostly corn. Not much else.

T/M: This has probably the most off-putting steamed-in-the-bag frozen vegetable taste I have ever encountered in a beer. This is followed by corn malts and just the slightest astringent hop bite, with a watery texture and way too much carbonation for its own good.

D: A BMC, and a low-end one at that. Why do people drink this?

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Photo of Portertime
1.7/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Light beer, what's the point? It seems to be the in thing now adays. The quest for the fewest calories and even less taste. Miller Lite has held its own for quite a while now but if you are using it in a cup you are throwing ping pong balls into then you might as well save the good beer for drinking. I am not being a snob, there is nothing wrong with Miller High Life, especially for making beer brats but if you are going to drink a beer you may as well drink a full calorie brew and hold that nine month pregnant beer belly high!

Appearance: pours a very pale, pathetic yellow color. Yes, I poured it into a glass because I want to do it right!

Smell: thoughts of the cereal Kix comes to mind soaked in celery juice.

Taste: faint malts and more cereal grains, over cooked corn and maybe one hop leaf drowning in a pool of seltzer water.

Sure, it's easy drinking if you want to drink 37 beers before you feel anything. Maybe this is like those electric cigarettes smokers use to ween themselves. This beer lets alcoholics go through the motion without totally falling off the wagon.

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Photo of VictorEHuskie
1.7/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is the epitome of piss beer. I absolutely hate it. It is terrible from bottles, cans, and kegs. While it is a part of many good memories I wish I could forget this beer. It is cheap for a reason. I won't even call it drinkable because I hate it so much.

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Photo of DUBinMIA
1.7/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Served in a pub glass from a bottle.

Very pale straw yellow color, very clear filtered look

no aroma noted

water like very light bodied

taste and looks like water.... no aroma... no head... i hear its very hard to make though and they get it the same every time... i guess that is one positive... oh and they do have good commercials!!!

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Photo of Jra1985
1.7/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a bottle to a glass.

A-Light golden look. Very little head.

S-No real distinct smell other than some grains and hops.

T- Very light and Watery. Some grains and hops.

M-High Carbonation and very light.

O-Overall this is your average macro light lager. Not a beer to enjoy for taste. It is better than some of the cheaper bmcs but nothing special.

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Photo of ElCommodoro
1.7/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured a straw colour. Head disappeared too fast for me to really notice anything about it. It had almost no smell. What was there was a hint of cheap malt. The carbonation is high and it seems to be a predominant part of the taste. It's extremely watery, but the little taste that is there is just plain bad. It's like a nasty cracker taste. I'm not sure how else to describe it. Really really bad bread or crackers is all I can come up with. Don't drink this beer. It doesn't taste like beer.

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Photo of jdhilt
1.69/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a three finger, white head that quickly fades leaving some lacing. Insipid pale yellow color. Very light carbonation and very light bodied. Faint skunky nose. Has a tinny watery flavor, faint hops in the background, good lawnmower beer if you can stand the tinny flavor. $4.99 for a 6-pack from Market Basket Concord, NH. Needed to buy this stuff for a party, amazing how quick it goes!!

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Photo of civilizedpsycho
1.69/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Clear and a pale gold. It looks like your typical Light Lager. Small head that dissipates quick.

Smell: I noticed virtually no aroma with this beer. Maybe some small sweet smells, but not much.

Taste: Same with the smell, there simply isn't much there.

Mouthfeel: Very thin and watery, with a little bit of carbonation to fill it out very slightly.

Drinkability: Not very good. Not something I would get again.

This beer, while it didn't offend me or anything, it did nothing to impress me. It's just kind of...there.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
1.68/5  rDev -26%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This one is a deeper yellow/gold than some other light macro lager's with a medium carboantion, a bit relaxed and a fine-white foamy head appears and dissapears fast.

The aroma has a sour-doug bread, sweet scented malt with a bitter-hop(?) edge at the end. but that's about it.

The flavor is a mild and weak, but sweet corn malt flavor, slightly dry but crisp and light and only a slight metallic bitterness at the end and a slightly skunked hop to finish.

This beer is like a horse with a broken leg.

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Photo of neenerzig
1.68/5  rDev -26%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

The worst American macro light lager I have ever had. Got a can of this for free. A friend was over my house a few days ago and left a can in the fridge so I figured I'd review it. I had Coors light recently and it was better than this crap of a can of Miller Lite. That's not saying too much though. Pours a clear yellow color with a decent sized head that all but totally dissappears very quickly, leaving very little lacing. Smell... what smell? I certainly didn't smell anything at all, except a sort of skunky aroma with perhaps a very, very faint trace of something that might resemble some very mild hops, corn, or malt. Extremely mild and bland tastes of hops, corn and malt in a very thin and watery sort of manner. Mouthfeel is also extremely thin and water like with mild to moderate carbonation. I suppose the one decent thing that this beer has going for it is that it is indeed very easy to drink, but not in a good way per se when it comes to beer. With this beer you might as well be drinking water and it wouldn't taste any different, but water may be a little better and more refreshing, than this beer. I'm not even sure if I think this is worth drinking for free, even when no other beer is available. Avoid! Avoid! Avoid!

Eric

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Photo of altctrlsdelete
1.68/5  rDev -26%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A friend left a couple of bottles in my fridge, so what the hell. The bottle actually says "355 mL" -- they don't export this crap, do they?

Pours a dehydrated piss yellow with a fluffy white head that quickly fades to white patchiness in the center of my glass. Poured into an Arrogant Bastard shaker to try to scare it into tasting like something.

Smells like water. Honestly, I smell nothing.

Has some taste though. By some, I mean hardly any. If you soaked some corn in some vodka and boiled off most of the alcohol, I think you'd be pretty close to this recipe. I used to think that this stuff tasted terrible when I drank it in high school; now I don't think it tastes like much of anything, good or overly bad.

Mouthfeel? Ha, sure. Nope.

Unfortunately, there's one more of these in my fridge. Hopefully someone will come over soon and discard it for me. Probably tastes good if poured into a funnel.

I have fond memories of trying this in high school, proclaiming, "I hate beer," and promptly swilling a liter or so of Jim Beam. Ah, how I've grown.

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Photo of AfricanPete14
1.67/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

This beer is a very light brown color with almost no smell, it is very tasteless as well, so the taste could best be described as if you took a Miller High Life, poured out half of it and replaced it with water. This beer is pretty much only good for drinking fast in order to get drunk.

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Photo of jakester
1.66/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Pours a very light straw yellow with a fizzy, one finger head of white bubbles. Head quickly drops to just a ring, with no lacing. Carbonation is very effervescent.

Aroma, such as it is, is DMS (cooked corn), light pils malt, and no detectable hops. The smell actually vanishes after 5 minutes.

First flavor is very thin pils malt, cooked corn, kind of chalky, watery, and really flavorless. Aftertaste is very short and empty.

Mouthfeel is watery thin with sharp carbonation, not very pleasant.

This is just a mess. Even for style, it's pretty bad. The main character is DMS, sulphury and thin. Insipid, vapid, and anorexic describe this "beer" very well.

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Photo of tobymugg
1.66/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A- More colour than you would expect - probably due to the carmel colouring it undoubtedly contains. Looks like a decent beer.

S- Dosn't smell. Just enough smell to tell it's a beer and not a club soda.

T- If you are out doors, skateboarding or mowing the lawn or enjoying another activity that would mellow you enough and not allow room to contemplate what you are drinking, it's tolerable. Much like a club soda with a bit of skunked light beer added. Horrible with food. To try and pair this with food would be futile. Tastes of watery must.

M- Club soda.

D- Decent if your mindless. But why would you want to get drunk on something like this?

Serving type: can

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Photo of pavyaz19
1.66/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Gross. Down with BMC and their phony "vortex bottles". How many more ridiculous container designs are you going to come up with? Each day I hate you more and more as you push craft brews off the shelf with your bastardized product and unethical practices.

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Photo of Captain_Komamura
1.65/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Appearance - It is a very light yellow color, with zero head.

Smell - It has the usual adjunct smell to it.

Taste - Not much in the way of taste, but it doesn't have a weird aftertaste like some AAL.

Mouthfeel - Light beer, with decent carbonation.

Overall - Its not the best AAL.

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Photo of Thorpe429
1.65/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

A: Very pale yellow/straw color with almost no head and absolutely zero head retention/lacing.

S: Not much there. Some grains and certainly none of the "triple hop addition."

T: Again, not too much. There are some grainy/grassy tastes from the adjuncts, and the tiniest bit of pale malt flavor, but a zero on the hops, and no complexity.

M: Quite watery. Very, very light. Carbonation is okay, but that really doesn't save it.

D: Less drinkable than Bud Light, unfortunately. I guess it goes down fairly easy, it just hardly resembles beer.

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Photo of Wildman
1.65/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Of the megabrewers, this has to be the light beer that makes the worst impression on me. Granted all aren't a good color or smell, but the taste of this one is just rather odd.

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Photo of yelterdow
1.65/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

11276 lasered on the bottle. Served cold in a pilsener glass, the label proclaims this is a "true pilsner beer". Let's drink.

Appearance- Flaccid and wimpy, the beer pours a pale straw with a lighter-than-water look and consistency. The fizzy, white head is quick to diminish and leaves no lacing behind.

Smell- Corny, vegetal, cereal aromas that really have no place in real beer... I'm not getting hops or malt, this just smells like cheap adjuncts.

Taste- Why bother pouring this into a glass? It tastes like water and fake grains... better suited for shooting straight down the gullet from the bottle. Refreshing, but certainly not anything to speak of tastewise.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Razor sharp carbonation harshly envelops the mouth and tongue, becoming less prickly but still grating overall. There is a dry finish which I find positive, but that's all. This type of beer is the reason that people say "I hate the taste of beer"... there's nothing but cheap filler to taste, and it's all that most people know exists.

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Photo of akronzipfan
1.65/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bought a case for a party, and against my better judgement I decided to try one (after not having had one in YEARS) for a change.

a - extremely tepid body and color

s - not particularly offensive, but there's just not much there but a very faint odor of hops

t - little flavor whatsoever but it does have a fairly crisp and clean finish

m - barely noticeable

d - will be another few years, if ever, before I drink another

It's amazing that people put up with this, that's about all I can say.

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Photo of q33jeff
1.64/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

**FROM OLD NOTES, 01/3/12:
Best of the crappy lite beers, probably because it's watered down so much. Sitting here drinking it by itself trying to intelligently assess the attributes of Miller Lite seems kind of silly. It's good to drink a lot of these with a good thin crust pizza. Must be the vortex bottle.**

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Photo of jwweaver77
1.64/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

appearance: yellow, pale gold color

smell: somewhat stale aroma

taste: kind of a mild hoppiness, weird grainy flavor

mouthfeel: alot of carbonation

drinkability: ok, I suppose, for the budget nights or frat parties. About what you'd expect from an American Lite beer. Nothing to drink on a regular basis.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
1.63/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Leftovers...gotta love em.
Drank straight from the bottle cause...well, we all know what it looks like.

Nose is muted because it is very cold, but mildly offensive corn and light malt notes. Smells worse the warmer it gets.

I think it has slightly more beer flavor than a bud light, but is that really a good thing? Carbonation and corn are about the only things I can taste in here. It only makes me grimace when it gets above 40 degrees.

There are plenty worse bargain macros out there, I waffle between this or bud light as the #2 and #3 macro lights, both are pretty bad. I recommend coors light if you have to drink one of the three.

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Photo of gunnerman
1.63/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pourded into a wheat glass, color is a light yellow gold with alot of carbination and little head that recedes in a few seconds, no lacing. Taste is of watered corn with a slight hind of oats, not very impressive taste more like water than anything. I'm not impressed by this lite lager no taste I guess it would be good for a cheap alternative, but I would pass.

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Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
55 out of 100 based on 1,128 ratings.