Miller Lite - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
53
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4,082 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,082
Reviews: 1,213
rAvg: 2.17
pDev: 34.56%
Wants: 36
Gots: 728 | 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:
Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 10-03-1999

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Ratings: 4,082 | Reviews: 1,213
Photo of pat61
2.75/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Aroma: slight corn with light malt sweetness, no hops, no esters, clean, rainy, green apple. Appearance: Brilliantly clear light straw, off-white multi-sized bubbled head, head retention low, very light lacing. Flavor: slight astringency – probably from the carbonation, light sweetness finishes dry, the taste is partially coming from the carbonation, grainy, slight green apple, crisp, no hop, corn sweetness. Mouthfeel: light body, highly carbonated, slightly astringent, slight bight on the tongue from the carbonation. Overall Impression: Refreshing, thirst quenching, nothing to offend, bland

Photo of Tsar_Riga
2.36/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A - Drank from a can. Miller Lite pours yellow, with carbonation visible. Retro can refers to itself as a pilsner.

S - First big hit is of corn, but that fades as the beer warms, giving way to more typical grain notes, sour, with a strong metallic line and a bit of bile. Not good.

T - Contrasts with the smell, this is not horrid, and I can actually taste the pilsner legacy with both malts and hops that remind me slightly of a traditional, if neutered, pilsner.

M - Perhaps the greatest strength of this beer is that it is, as promised, light and easy.

O - If only it were more tasty. My problem here is two-fold. The nose makes this hard to bring up to my mouth, but if I get it there, I am rewarded with something that is a flawed imitation of a traditional beer designed to be an easy drinker. Really, if the nose were better, this would be a painless experience, but it would not be a worthwhile one.

Photo of 8632dom
1.69/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

This 'beer' is just plain awful. Virtually no redeeming attributes.

Photo of Luckydob
2.82/5  rDev +30%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Meh...not bad for a light lager, I guess.

Photo of Carrier4
1.52/5  rDev -30%
look: 4 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

its cheap binge drinking beer

Photo of bradrupp
3.07/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My go to lite beer.

Photo of harrisonpainter
2.5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

My favorite Macro. I grew up with this beer and still enjoy it today. This is the beer you drink when you want to drink a lot of beer.

Photo of BillCheck
2.98/5  rDev +37.3%
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.

Photo of biegaman
1.27/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Given how little malt goes into a "lite" recipe it's amazing the beer has any colour at all. Lo and behold, Miller Lite is golden enough to pass for a standard mass-market brand lager. And it's got the same bubbles and hollow white head too. It looks, by all accounts, just like it does in the commercials.

With regards to flavour the progression of Miller Lite goes as follows: undetectable, unoffensive, undesirable, undrinkable. Low temperature did a fine job at hiding this beer's faults but could only do so for so long - once it warms, look out! (and try to hold your breath).

The aroma becomes nothing short of repulsive - and no, this is not an exaggeration. It is so foul as to beg the question: what exactly is in this? My guess is a little barley and probably a lot of other things. Something we can say with certainty is that the grain used was of the lowest, most inferior quality possible. Their buyers must scour the planet to find the cheapest possible ingredients.

We know this because, instead of wholesome and bready cereal grain flavours, Miller Lite tastes like corn syrup and potato starch. It's almost like the crumbs of a Pringles can in liquid form (and without the saltiness to hide the distasteful by-products of the industrial manufacturing process).

It's incredible to think that despite all their billions of dollars, high-tech lab equipment, PhD chemists, intensive market research, and state-of-the-art quality control that they still can't manage to make a clean and flavorful lager! With those resources at their disposal it's mind-boggling and simply unacceptable. If anyone took the time to sincerely taste Miller Lite they'd find that it's truly awful stuff.

Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
1.33/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

I read on a post below that having a beer like this, makes us appreciate a good beer. I drink this beer on a hot Lake Havasu summer as I am watching the madness at the channel. Good to hydrate with.

Photo of lemmy187
1.42/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

One of my all-time least favorite beers.

Photo of stakem
2.23/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to my brother for graciously sharing this gem with me over Memorial Day weekend. Its been such a long time since ive tried any of this swill that it felt good to take a step back, reset the palate and just appreciate the glory of craft beer which I have been spoiled with all these years. My review may be biased because I was in a good mood while my team was crushing the opponent during a fierce bout of backyard horseshoes.

Decanted from a half barrel into a oversized clear plastic picture and then again finally into my red solo cup. The brew is a pristine piss yellow with a sudsy white froth that lasts atop. The smell is slightly corn-like and nothing else. The taste has mild sweetness, corn again, mild sulfur/carbonics and water. The feel is light, super cold (which I hear is indicadive of the style) and moderately carbonated from the double decanting. If I was forced to drink macro crap, I could tolerate this but im not drinking it if there are other choices available...like water.

Photo of DocHopiday
2.22/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Good poundability. Tastes better than the other big beer company light beers (Coors, Bud). Not terrible, not good.

Photo of BayernMunchen3113
1.66/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Favorite out of the BMC family. Still a bad beer though. Just way too many better options out there to sample.

Photo of simplejj81
2.38/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

of the macro light beers this one is better than most. I don't like this style, but it is fine with a fish fry or pizza.

Photo of dbakondi
4/5  rDev +84.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My go to cheap domestic light beer.

Photo of DanielCrow
2.78/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Not the worst piss beer.

Photo of DannyP35
1.69/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

It's like drinking water. Taste and smell is atrocious.

Photo of LeonardFournette
3.6/5  rDev +65.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Color, appearance, smell is fine. Taste is nasty..just do not like it...except when it is extremely cold to the point of almost freezing....Have had it in bottle, can, etc and still the same nasty taste unless freezing.

Photo of ricoslim
1.29/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

A friendly reminder of why I have hated this my whole life

Photo of Atom_Bomb
1.62/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A a a a a a a

Photo of baconfromwalmart
2.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I feel kind of bad for rating this beer so high (almost a 3), but it's really not that bad. Probably because I've had 3 IPAs...

Photo of Plissken
2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

drank a few last night. though atrocious, Bud products have surpassed it in foulness.

Photo of Nikolai070
2.81/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Really a great refresher at the end of the day. This beer is easy to drink, and doesn't come with a heavy price tag. That said there's not much going on in the way of flavors, or aromas. Definitely get a yeast and off corn taste to it, and it comes with a short finish without much of a lingering aftertaste. One of my personal go to's, and as an added bonus is only 96 calories per serving, which makes this a perfect backyard bbq brew.

Photo of berkeleymaw
3.58/5  rDev +65%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

C'mon. How can something with ZERO flavor have bad flavor?

Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
53 out of 100 based on 4,082 ratings.