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Miller Lite - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
53
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3,727 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,727
Reviews: 1,059
rAvg: 2.16
pDev: 34.72%
Wants: 20
Gots: 364 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.17% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 10-03-1999)
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Photo of VictorEHuskie
1.65/5  rDev -23.6%
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.

VictorEHuskie, Jul 19, 2009
Photo of chatham7
1.65/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Awful. This is a beer for poor college students, nothing more. I don't understand how people drink this. But, you probably didn't need an official review to tell you this. I'd rather drink tap water with a lime than drink this stuff. There are better beers for the same cost.

chatham7, Oct 21, 2010
Photo of yelterdow
1.65/5  rDev -23.6%
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.

yelterdow, Sep 14, 2006
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
1.68/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

GratefulBeerGuy, Nov 29, 2008
Photo of thekanna
1.68/5  rDev -22.2%
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?

thekanna, Feb 26, 2010
Photo of jdhilt
1.68/5  rDev -22.2%
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!!

jdhilt, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of ManekiNeko
1.68/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Served in the can. Why taint the glassware?

Appearance: I've seen Miller Light poured out before, as have we all. Straw yellow with a short-lived white head. Looks like a "beer."

Smell: Light grassy aromas. Overall, very much a mild smell.

Taste: Faint malty sweetness, slightly grassy short aftertaste. Nothing to get excited over.

Mouthfeel: Just a little heavier than carbonated water, but not much more.

Drinkability: I had this out of solidarity with my family, but only because the HopDevil and Yuengling hadn't been chilled yet.

ManekiNeko, Nov 27, 2003
Photo of civilizedpsycho
1.68/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

civilizedpsycho, Jun 11, 2009
Photo of palffyfan
1.68/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance - Pale yellow with about an inch of foam, along with carbonation bubbles. Foam was gone pretty quickly.

Smell - Nothing special, but a tad malty.

Taste - Watered down, skunky and not what a macro-beer should taste like.

Drinkability - 3rd tier of cheap macro-beers. I would get a Bud/Natty Light instead.

palffyfan, Feb 03, 2006
Photo of DUBinMIA
1.68/5  rDev -22.2%
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!!!

DUBinMIA, Aug 01, 2011
Photo of akronzipfan
1.68/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

akronzipfan, Aug 28, 2008
Photo of ElCommodoro
1.68/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

ElCommodoro, Apr 11, 2011
Photo of jakester
1.7/5  rDev -21.3%
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.

jakester, Oct 30, 2005
Photo of bwigginton
1.7/5  rDev -21.3%

bwigginton, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of atigerlife
1.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured a light golden with a small head that dissipated quickly. Small amounts of carbonation can be seen rising.

Not much aroma. Some sweet corn, adjuncts and light citrus at the end.

Taste was not good. Sweet malts and again some very light citrus. Some light bitterness. The biggest taste impression was that it was fake or "off."

Mouthfeel was light, not cleansing.

Overall, this is not drinkable. The bad taste just wouldn't get me to try more. There are better light lagers out there.

atigerlife, Sep 16, 2006
Photo of bk3nj
1.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Mmm.. slumming...

bk3nj, Jul 06, 2001
Photo of BierStein711
1.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This is the worst beer I have ever had.

Only a half finger head, and light yellow in color

Smells like Rice and corn.

Only tastes are of corn and booze

Mouthfeel: feels like a beer flavored soda

This is not at all a pilsner beer; use this to cook brats.

BierStein711, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of altctrlsdelete
1.7/5  rDev -21.3%
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.

altctrlsdelete, Sep 18, 2004
Photo of Maxb611
1.7/5  rDev -21.3%

Maxb611, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of Tartarus
1.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A&S: Pours golden, very clear and with about two fingers worth of head with pretty good retention. Smells like corn.

T&M: Zero taste as it hits the tongue. Flavor comes on later, tastes like barely anything and not much else with a kind of gross aftertaste. Mouthfeel is like bubbly water.

D: I think the drinkability they advertise refers to the fact that you have to drink it quickly to avoid the bad taste. Also, as it warms the taste gets worse and worse until it tastes sort of like vomit. Only reason I'm drinking this one because I'm all out of my tasty IPAs and these are left over from when I had friends over ages ago.

Tartarus, Mar 25, 2011
Photo of joedon
1.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had a few cans left over from a recent party. [No matter how sophisticated you and your friends might be, somebody always asks for a "lite beer" when we throw a party; so I oblige them].

This beer is little more than carbonated water. Nice appearance in a glass but no taste to speak of. Not difficult to drink but not a substitute for real beer.

joedon, Sep 13, 2005
Photo of yesyouam
1.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

[Rerate, Jul 15, 2008, 24oz. can, 47F]
Miller Lite is a very sparkling, clear, straw colored lager with a small off-white head that leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma is slightly sweet with very light malt and corn. There is a slight medicinal note. It is light bodied and refreshingly smooth with a crisp, dry finish. It's a little sudsy. There is hardly any flavor here: just light, anonymous grain and no hops to speak of. At least the chemical aftertaste is quick.
[First rating: 1.4] (bottle)
Miller Lite is a light golden lager with a foamy white. It is shockingly sparkling. The aroma is very slight and of corn, citrus, perhaps some hops and butane. It is more faint than the High Life aroma. The palate is that of sparkling water and a dash of creaminess from the head. Not much flavor here. It's a little acidic and kind of tastes like cardboard. It is simpler than High Life. I think maybe it's watered-down High Life... which makes it ever-so-slightly better.

yesyouam, Dec 15, 2008
Photo of Jsteez
1.71/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a dimpled beer mug from a 24 oz. can.

This is the 4th beer in my hunt for America's great American adjunct style lagers, or piss beers.

A-Pure straw yellow in color. actually, the appearance was about the best thing this beer had going on. It poured a 1/2 inch bubbly head that dissipated into a thin bubbly surface, which left some lace on the glass. I was surprised for a light beer!

S-some grain, some malt, some piss.

T-Some piss, some tap water, some soda water. Perhaps some grainy-sweetish-malt in the aftertaste.

M-very wet and it felt like carbonated water. High carbonation.

Overall, I buy this when I want to save a little cash or if I am experimenting, for example: trying to find a great American Adjunct lager. This is definitely on the low end, but I would buy on occasion during the summer.

Jsteez, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of BFunk013
1.72/5  rDev -20.4%

BFunk013, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of Andyyyyyy
1.73/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

The beer looks good as in there is nothing floating in the beer such as a dead squirrel or an employees toenail clippings so that's a win. The rest is pretty self explanatory. Cheap beer, cheap taste, on a high note, you do get the feeling of drinking water when it hits your palate. I am pretty sure this tricks your mind into thinking your rehydrating. There's the silver lining !

Andyyyyyy, Jul 16, 2014
Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
53 out of 100 based on 3,727 ratings.