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Miller Lite - Miller Brewing Co.

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1,128 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,128
Hads: 4,259
Avg: 2.27
pDev: 64.76%
Wants: 40
Gots: 896 | FT: 1
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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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Photo of Gobzilla
2.9/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Poured a see thru piss yellow with a finger of head that dissapated quickly and left some decent lacing on the glass. I definitely get aromas of various grains and water off the bat but also get faint malt and wheat notes. This a very thin and watery beer with grains as the dominate factor on the taste which has a little malt but that's about it; very bland flavor. The beer was super thin in body with a good amount of carbonation that had a grainy watery and slight crisp finish. The beer drinks very good because its so damn watery which makes for a great session beer and also a brew you can have lots of in the hot summer day. Oh....and the only reason I'm reviewing this beer is to gain beer style points cause I need to review a light lager.

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Photo of Bockrules
2.91/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from the can into a pilsner glass

A - Pours a perfectly transparent light straw with tons of carbonation rushing to the frothy, three-finger, white head. Head is reduced to a ring of bubbles about half way down the glass. Leaves behind several substantial splotches of lacing.

S - Just a hint of slightly stale corn adjusts upon opening the can, otherwise it may as well be sparkling water. In the glass, just a hint of cereal adjuncts.

T - A bit of cereal malt upfront. The body is exceptionally clean with just a light happiness to balance out the subdued cereal grain notes. A bit more hop flavor as the beer passes over the back of the tongue leads to dry cereal adjunct and light hop finish.

M - Light bodied and highly carbonated. An iota thicker than soda water, but with a rather pleasant dryness.

The second of the big three I've reviewed. As with any cheap macro, my scores are scaled to reflect how well the beer achieves its intended style/objective. I must say that although appearance and aroma is somewhat lacking compared to bud light, the flavor is much cleaner and the mouthfeel benefits from an added dryness. This beer does a better job of hiding that it is based on cheap adjuncts and beats out Bud Light in my opinion. Overall, a middle-of-the-road Light American Lager.

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Photo of Mdog
2.91/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pale yellow, decent head.

Smell: Not appealing, wet hay. Good thing I normally drink this straight from the bottle or can!

Taste: Light sweet bread flavor. Similar to MGD but less of it.

Drinkability: This is the tailgate beer, the keg party beer, etc. Drinkable by the gallon with few ill effects if you have prepared correctly.

Miller Lite, my secret shame, the beer I have probably had more of than any other since every tailgate, 75% of post-softball drinking, and most parties I go to serve this. It is pretty much water, but it is my favorite light beer.

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Photo of SDbeerguy
2.92/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

As far as most people are concerned, there are three 'big name' domestic lights: Bud Light, Coors Light, and Miller Lite. I think Miller comes out on top of the others but that doesn't make it a great beer. We picked up a 20 pack of bottles for a tailgate yesterday and it did the job just fine. As one poster recently mentioned, it is a pretty clean beer. It has much more flavor than Coors Light and is smoother than Bud Light (in my taste anyway). The drinkability is pretty good. I'm able to put away quite a few if I want to because of how smooth it is for a cheap domestic. To put it simply, it's an average beer.

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Photo of Dodt
2.92/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

decide to give this beer a whirl since a family member left behind a couple at christmas.
poured from a can into a pilsner glass . a translucent color with a head that sticks to the glass when it fades. grainy smell when it comes to taste first comes the corn then not much of a after taste .

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Photo of
2.92/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Looks a pale golden color. Little bit of head if poured straight down center of glass.

Smells like corn.

Taste is on the light side (it is a light beer) and is a bit watered down but does have some malty flavor and corn aroma.

Mouthfeel is light and carbonated. It is not particulary strong in taste but is consumable.

The drinkability is easy when it comes to doing projects around the house and you need a cold one. Not necessarily one you would impress friends with but easy to drink on summer days.

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Photo of SDWNDR
2.92/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

I give Miller Lite a slightly higher overall score because it accomplishes its objective well; it's a cheap, ubiquitous macro beer that doesn't completely offend the palate. There are beers a whole lot worse than that.

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Photo of ChiSox05
2.93/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Straw yellow. Bubbles rises slowly to surface, nice white pillowy head upon pour dissipates to a ring of foam with dotted lacing.

The smell of malt without much profile, hops? maaaybe, only for spice. more of a soggy barley and grain smell. cereal with malt smell. on the other hand, nothing offbase either
not much taste to speak of, watery, light pale malt, hint of corn

Carbonation is somewhat overbearing for a beer with practically no flavor whatsoever, but it does the best with what it has to work with. crisp finish

had this on-tap, bottle, kegs, 40's, can and so on. on drinkability, i'm going on two things. 1) for a light beer, i don't think it gets much better, which is saying a lot and a little at once 2) i could put many down with no complaint if that's the only brew on hand, best straight out the can or bottle, covers smell, eases drinkability

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Photo of SteveJeremy
2.94/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this by a buddy's house while we watched some of the USA vs. Ghana World Cup game. First time having this beer in months. I like this more than I like to admit; it's desperately inoffensive, goes down easy, you can drink it with dinner, and it isn't supposed to compete with other, more elaborate beers. Furthermore, it's a gateway beer to other, better offerings, and for that matter, is something I can session in between better beers.

And those who say this is worse than Coors, Coors Light, and Bud Light are outlandish.

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Photo of Chrissythebeerlover
2.94/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not bad but not good. I taste a lot of oats but not in a good way. It has no complexities and tastes just like weird flavored water. Couldn't tell you anything it tastes or smells like because it tastes that bad.

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Photo of PsychoJedi
2.95/5  rDev +30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well, this is graded apples to apples since it is a domestic light. Many do not grade that way, but I do. This beer pours a light golden color in a pilsner glass with average head. The smell is a bit dull. It has smell, but nothing interesting. The taste is a little salty. Not smooth and I would not drink this beer for mass consumption compared to other lights I have drank. Has a little after taste.

Verdict: Drink another light beer.

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Photo of BEERchitect
2.95/5  rDev +30%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From the can, it tastes much like the bottle. Typical of American Pilsners, the brew is flavored with adjunct grains, but that's what makes it taste better than weaker lagers. Still quite malty sweet for the style with a rice or corn flavor and texture. Lightly vegetal. Hopped for earthiness and a bitter balance. The can seemed to give up a light metalic flavor that I found distracting. Though not very good, this is my usual 'ball-game' beer.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
2.95/5  rDev +30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had a few cans left over after a party at my place, figured its a beer(ish) might as well review it.

A: pours a crystal clear golden color with a giant white head that reduces to absolutely nothing. not a bad looking lager, but nothing spectacular.

S: smells a lot like metal, not much else, corn, not much else. typical light lager.

T: really watery, there is a faint taste of barely, mostly corn, but really this isn't that offensive of a beer, and for a the price i can see why a lot of people drink it.

M: thin, crisp, watery, bubbly, clean finish, pretty typical, begs for another drink with how crisp it finishes

D: i can drink a lot of this beer, its not the best tasting thing in the world, but it isn't that bad. definitely a bar beer when nothing else is available.

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Photo of thebeerman25
2.95/5  rDev +30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

appearance-i drank a tall boy of it and i drank it out of hte can so i dont know what it looks like but its a light beer so im assuming its very clear, very carbonated, and very golden.

smell-smells like beer. noticable adjuct in the smell though

taste-tastes like beer. no hop flavors which doesnt suprise me since there arnt even real hops in here. the corn gives it a nice taste in my opinion

feel-very fizzy

overall-the best light beer ive had but ive only had bud light,busch light, miller lite, and heineken light. if your drinkin on a budget and trying to be healthy id go for a miller lite.

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Photo of SargeC
2.95/5  rDev +30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very pale yellow color with a fizzy white head.

Smell: Almost smells like a beer.

Taste: Kind of like a beer. This has decent flavor in the light beer world. Nothing really stands out, but the beer is refreshing and consumable.

Mouthfeel: Very light body that leaves me hanging.

Drinkability: Decent brew when the goal is to pound down a bunch of them. Good beer to slam down in the parking lot with the boys after work.

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Photo of BillCheck
2.98/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It's the perfect BBQ beer for me. It is crisp and refreshing in an ice cold bottle. Adversely, as this beer gets warm I tend to think it gets less appealing.

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Photo of veech
2.98/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Considering the beer style and the other macro lights, Miller lite wins hands down(except when compared to SA light).A: Light yellow with little carbonation, head or lacing. S: Corn, grain and other adjuncts with maybe the slightest trace of mild hops T: This has more taste than Coors, and esp Bud but that's about it. A little body with the mildest of grain and corn taste, but not too bad considering. I drank half of a Bud light just prior to this and had I reviewed it then I probably would have given 4's across the board by comparison. M: thin and watery D: Pretty darn good esp. in hot weather and as a palate cleanser from Bud light. Miller Lite was the good stuff in high school and college. Thank God I'm not in high school and college anymore.

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Photo of AgentMunky
2.98/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a BrewDog cervoise glass.

A: Perfectly clear yellow. Nice stark white head.

S: Lagery sweet, but not oppressively so.

T/M: You know, this isn't bad. This is kind of good. It's too sweet, to be sure. But it's real cold, it's quite refreshing, it's...flavorful. By far the best of the BMCs. I don't know about all this triple-hopped propaganda, but it DOES have a hop-like bite at the end. I would drink this. I am drinking this, and I'll finish it, and I'll (mostly kinda sorta) like it.

O: An average beer all things considered. Not just average for the big beers, but average for any pils of any stripe.

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Photo of bceaglejoe
2.98/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Poured a dark gold with amber hints into a traditional pint glass. A half-finger thick head dissipated rather quickly. A closer look revealed that this beer had a high level of carbonation. The scent gave off significant adjunct (corn / rice / cereal) character. It certainly had a "macro" smell to it.

Tasting: I believe that this is the best of the Big Three macro light lagers. It went down smooth and easy. Corn and rice were the major tastes on the tongue. It had a little more bitterness and carbonation than I like. As a macro beer, this is brewed for consumption, so it's quite easy to drink.

Overall, it's not as bad as people seem to think. If left to choose between the three big American macro beers, I will pick this one.

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Photo of treehugger02010
2.98/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A solid macro. I split a pitcher with two buddies. For a macro it wasn't bad. There wasn't much head from the pour, but it actually looked like it had a fair about of head in the pitcher, with a very good amount of retention (meaning that if I order a macro). No lace at all. Don't drink and review.

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Photo of fryder10477
2.99/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The fact is, it is cheap beer. If you are wanting a beer and not wanting to spend money, this and Corona Extra are going to be your best bets. If this is your first time drinking, Miller may be a good choice simply because it is pretty easy to drink and doesn't overwhelm you with the "beer flavor" which you may not like at first, but will crave eventually.

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Photo of BigBen61
2.99/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

While this beer is no where near my favorite it easily outperforms it's brother (Bud Light).

A- Macro Lager gold(almost clear) with very little head that dissipates quickly.

S- Cereal Grains, lighter and slightly sweeter smelling than other "ultra-popular" macro brews.

T- Very light, crisp, and refreshing like they would have you believe. Barely any taste to speak of, maybe a hint of malt and barely any detectable hoppiness.

M- Heavily carbonated with a medium light body.

D- Easy to drink with a better flavor than Budweiser.

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Photo of FrankULovejoy
3/5  rDev +32.2%

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!

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Photo of BeerSox
3/5  rDev +32.2%
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.

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Photo of dickieb
3/5  rDev +32.2%
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.

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