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Reviews: 1,099
Hads: 4,105
rAvg: 2.32
pDev: 29.31%
Wants: 35
Gots: 744 | FT: 1
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Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.17% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 10-03-1999

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Photo of FrankULovejoy
3/5  rDev +29.3%

Decent cheap AAL. Good for BBQs, as good as PBR or stag. Taste is not the deciding factor but screw Bud light. Grandpa and old man's go to beer, so I got a nostalgic feeling about it. I would rather have Hamm's though! (218 characters)

Photo of BeerSox
3/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Out of a can into glass.

Clear light yellow, watered down. Spotty lacing.

Very light grain scents.

Mostly water, some huskyness. Light bodied clean finish with a little grain. Highly carbonated.

It is what it is, goodfor someone watching their calories and doesn't like a lot of flavor. (290 characters)

Photo of dickieb
3/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I grew up on this one, its my sesion beer, and my dad typicaly has a keg of it out in the garage. That being said this is the best of the lite or "light" macros. It flows like water because lets face it, it smells and taste much like water. For me it hits the spot on a hot day better then any craft brew, and i would recomend pairing it with mowing a lawn or something. (370 characters)

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a fluted pilsner glass.

Look: Light golden color. Foamy white head that hangs around for a while, surprisingly. Light foamy lacing initially.

Aroma: Metallic, grain, corn, rice adjuncts? Faint sweetness.

Taste: Initial sweetness gives way to a very beery taste. Metallic notes blend with corn husk, faint alcohol, and a watery, slightly sour finish.

Mouthfeel: Light, thin, carbonated.

Overall: Average across the board. (437 characters)

Photo of SaltofOH
3/5  rDev +29.3%

8-31-14. Can. Plastic cup.

A: Pours a 1/8" fizzy head which dissipates to nothing. Ample, abundant carbonation. Clear.

S: Beer. Clean, grainy, bittering hop aroma is very mild. Something spicy.

T: Dry arrival yields to slightly sweet on mid-palate; very little flavor, but what is there is not unpleasant . Crackery. Corny. Seltzer water.

M: Whoa, carbonation! Very light bodied. Feels like seltzer water, too.

O: Pretty decent lawnmower beer. Good for when you just want "a beer" but want to neither think about it, nor get intoxicated (work social functions). For flavor buy something else; for what it is, it's okay. (624 characters)

Photo of larrytm56
3/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I drink this in cans on the golf course, and bottles at home. It is easy to find and cost effective. It tastes good, goes down good. It kills the thirst after mowing, and while playing golf.

It is an ok tasting beer, rather drink something else.

The riffled neck does not help. (279 characters)

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
3/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought cans with friends in order to get drunk. I don't like light beer but whatever.

A- Looks like a basic can

S- Smells ok with a bit of wheat

T- Tastes ok with not much flavor but some sweetness

M- Feels good with extra-light body

D- Drinks easy like a light beer should (278 characters)

Photo of mhsmall84
3/5  rDev +29.3%

One of my original favorite beers. While my tastes have evolved , and I now much rather prefer beers with more taste, I still have a part of me loyal to this old beer. I've many memories through college and at Miller Park! (225 characters)

Photo of ZAP
3/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of the better light beers made....a great post workout beer...better than water for sure...then again not as good as a hefe....anyhow this is a well made American Light Lager...pours clean with a crisp white head every time...more body than most lights....a nice grainy nose when drunk from a big pilsner glass....taste is grainy...moderately sweet....finished with a very slight kiss of hops....

If you're gonna drink a light beer there aren't many better than's decent enough for what it is...

Re-Rate 9-13-04

Scores remain the same as do my opinions....for a light beer it has a nice little hit of maltiness and some subtle hop flavors....IN RELATION to other light of the better light beers out there...considerably better than Bud Light (777 characters)

Photo of pkalix
3/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

depends on the occasion, ambiance, situation, etc... mowing the lawn- it's a darned fine beer... ordering it draught at the local squeeze bar where the girls are letting it all hang out for a bigger tip- it's a darned fine beer....bringing a couple cases of it home for numerous neighbors after your next door neighbor has just returned home after a 10 month stay away from home due to a divorce- yep, still a darned fine beer. lookin' for an easy evening in front of TV sports with some fine grub... yeah, it'll work. but sitting home sampling beers and pretending you're michael jackson critiquing world class brews from around the world- yeah, right. this was my dad's beer (RIP old man). when i took his keg/frig out of his apartment when he was locked up, and brought it home to my barracks at nellis afb, it had miller lite in it. we all went crazy with it. not because it was good beer, but because it was a STINKIN' KEG!!! and then we bought ANOTHER ONE!!!
well, tonight finds me cracking open a bottle of $100, 18 year old, single malt scotch (just wanted to see what all the fuss is about, ya know?) and after the first petite pour was down, i popped open a can of this glorious brew as a chaser for the next pour. plus, i need to get really buzzed before the girlfriend gets home for reasons i can explain later....
so, without further ado . . . .
A- typicaL, generic, american, commercial pi$$ color . . . .
S- typical, generic, american, commercial pi$$ smell (but still better than buttwiper)
T- typical generic, american, commercial pi$$ taste (but still WAY BETTER than buttwiper)
M- typical generic, american, commercial pi$$ taste (trust me, it was more difficult and annoying to cut n paste this than it would have been to simply write it)
O- come on. this stuff is WAY easier to session (if you really have to) than those other typical, generic, american, commercial pi$$ beers on tap at the local skank bar. WAY EASIER to continue drinking throughout the night although at such a low ABV you'll need to mix in a few whiskeys to get to your 'happy' place.
there's a place in costa mesa, ca, called the goat hill tavern. about 20 years ago it featured a $100 lunch special of Dom Perignon and hot dogs. i feel like that lunch special tonight.
so anyway . . . . . the miller lite is okay. the good whiskey made it pale, but it was a good side note.
thank god for belgium and germany.
update- forgot to mention the hilarious review (and call name) of LACQUEREDMOUSE earlier. dude, if i had thought of that name i would have been bummed to find out it was already taken. but it was also right on the mark.... (2,626 characters)

Photo of BeerWithMike
3/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampling right now on 5/2/14. Been forever since I had one of these and bought this old 'throw back' logo 16 ounce can about 2 weeks ago for $1.00. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a vintage 1990's Miller Lite football pint glass. made a awesome photo. :)

Pours a straw-yellow in color with a good 1+ finger white fizzy head that settles down to a thin layer on top and sides of the glass. Some spotty lacing is seen. The aroma is of some light grains, nothing else really. The taste is the same that is on the 'watered down' side but goes down easy with no harsh or bitter aftertaste. A classic cheap beer when you don't have much money for a good craft brew. LOL! (700 characters)

Photo of akajimmyd
3/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – golden and lively
Smell – floral hint? Grains mostly.
Taste – grainy and sweet but very refreshing
Mouthfeel – even and lively carbonation. smooth
Drinkability/notes – you can have quite a few of these. Not gonna blow you away of course but it is what it is. One of the best for the style. (311 characters)

Photo of Nerudamann
3/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a can into a Stein.

Look - very light golden color, clear, with about a finger or two of close to white-colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell - it smells typical of that of a light lager. Very grainy and cereal like.

Taste and Mouthfeel - still very cereal-tasting, but has a bit more malt bite than expected, but only a very little bit. There's not much to the taste at all, and so hard to ID anything more. Texture is very watery, but not as bad as it could be.

Overall - not bad tasting, but very very plain and uninteresting. (552 characters)

Photo of taters21
3/5  rDev +29.3%

Overall, good when compared to other macrobrews in its' class, your typical small head pale yellow beer, smelling ever so slightly of hops but mostly just grain, slight lemony grain flavor, with a crisp finish, not what I normally drink but a decent buy compared to Budweiser, Coors, Busch, Natty Light, etc. Just know the limitations of this beer before buying. (363 characters)

Photo of rjs246
3/5  rDev +29.3%

Why the hate, haters? When I want to sit down and drink 11 cans of tasteless corporate america-juice, this swill gets sessioned and sessioned HARD. No hangover, no headache. Just hours of upright drunken delightfulness. (219 characters)

Photo of Floydster
3.01/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 5

Pint from Sinbad's in Pacific Beach

Pour was golden yellow with a brown hint

Small, 1/2 inch head that faded fast

Not much to the smell at all

Taste was nice and crisp for a light beer

Supposedly one of the best beers for you because of the low carbs, making it extremely light and amazingly easy to drink lots (315 characters)

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.02/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz can into 16oz glass mug.

Appearance: Clear, pale straw color with a large white head that dissipates quickly and leaves behind a little bit of spotty lace.

Smell: Sweet pale malt with a touch of grassiness.

Taste: Begins sweet and stays that way throughout. There is more hoppiness evident than most light beers, but that really is not saying much. There's a slight metallic flavor in the finish that detracts a bit.

Mouthfeel: Thin and fairly heavily carbonated, with a watery finish.

Overall: This is not really a good beer, and I doubt that comes to a shock to anybody. Still, out of the big three of light beers, it is probably the best. Not something I have regularly, but a good standby for drinking lots of beer with groups of friends. (774 characters)

Photo of Rhynes2
3.02/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

More flavor than Bud Light but that does not say a lot considering the style here. Quickly dissipating head and little aroma. The color also does not add to the overall experience here, very light. A great party beer but not good for too much else. -Dale (254 characters)

Photo of generallee
3.03/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: It was poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: It has a very light straw yellow color with an extremely clear body. There is lively Champaign like carbonation that quickly makes its way up to the head. The head is bright white in color and fades out quickly.

Smell: The aroma is faint. Only a very slight grainy malt.

Taste/Mouth feel: Its flavor is very light and clean. This is probably the cleanest beer that I have tasted. There is only a light, slightly sweet grainy malt with very mild grassy hops. The palate is light bodied, easy drinking with active carbonation and a very clean finish.

Notes: Very basic. (646 characters)

Photo of bgreg3
3.03/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

From the 40oz.!

app.- very clear light golden with foam that disipates quickly, but thats what they were aiming for.

smell- corn smell that does not inundate the nostrils and some malt , nothing really stands out , but not awful

Taste- Corn , some yeast malt and just a tony bit of hops in the flavor, again not awful

Mouthfeel- Very light although not as light as other light lagers.

Drink- very easy to slam them at partys.

Straight up if I'm going to drink 12 beers its going to be 12 of these, easy to drink low in calories and pretty cheap without being complete shit.

I would not have just one though because nothing stands out in this brew. But I think it's the best of the empire light beers. (707 characters)

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.03/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pretty good light beer but I prefer Bud Light if I am going to drink a light beer.

A: Light golden color.
S: Nothing strong but I guess I would say grains. malts, and corn.
T: Very light, watery
M: Light bodied, medium carbonation

Not bad for a light beer but certainly nothing worth bragging about in terms of creativity and taste. (337 characters)

Photo of dawg
3.03/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Had this one right out of the can as one should. Can appeared as you see on the billboards for the macro.

Smelled mostly like can, with a subtle woft of corn. Nothing much more. No floral scent, no malt, no hops, no fruit, mostly can. OK, perhaps a bit of cardboard from the case.

Tasted like what one would expect from a standard american style light. Not much flavor besides some corn and can. However this beer is very, very consistent.

Mouthfeel was as expected. Nothing to talk about but one again consistent.

This beer, at least for me, is rather drinkable. Compliments chips and salsa. Or maybe the chips and salsa were very good at covering the beer. (674 characters)

Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.05/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Piss appearance. Slight bubble gum and wheat scent. Tastes like a mildly spicy wheat. Better than most of the other American Adjunct Lagers. Easy drinking all night. No harsh flavors whatsoever. Enough flavor to keep you satisfied, perhaps the best taste of the AALs, but nothing worth mentioning as a beer in general. (318 characters)

Photo of bradb717
3.05/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

You can't go into this expecting a micro brew with a complex flavor and alot of body
and feel, or you will be heavily disappointed.
Honestly though, for a mainstream light beer though I don't find this very bad, but I am a big fan of pilsners in general (labatt etc)
So I mean it serves its purpose and goes down easy. (319 characters)

Photo of nicholas2121
3.06/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Miller Lite is brewed by Miller. Been around since 1975. One of the first light Beers on the market. Now, first off, they can't even spell Light right, so you all know how this is going to turn out. Pours out a Light Amber Color. The Smell is that of an american style light beer. The taste is nothing special it is light almost like water. Nothing bad, but nothing good. Overall, I give this a 3- not good ,but not bad. I may get this brew to switch it up from the Budweiser products every once in awhile. (506 characters)

Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
56 out of 100 based on 1,099 ratings.