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Miller Lite - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
53
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3,744 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,744
Reviews: 1,060
rAvg: 2.16
pDev: 34.72%
Wants: 20
Gots: 376 | 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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2.25/5  rDev +4.2%

t0rin0, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of spycow
2.8/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very light clear pale blonde color. Head goes away quickly.

S: Nothing really stands out but a dank smell of beer.

T: Taste like a light beer. Hints of some hops and slight bitter flavor. No noticeable distinct flavors, fruitiness or herbals. Aftertaste stays with you but not bitter goes away clean.

M&D: Feels carbonated in your mouth but light as well. The best of the light american lagers to drink on a hot summer day when you need something really light from a beer perspective.

I drink periodically and if the only thing at a party for a beer. Will not drink bud light regardless.

spycow, Apr 05, 2009
Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On tap at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear light yellow color with a 1 inch white head that fades to nothing. No lacing whatsoever. Smell is of watery grains and corn flakes. Taste is also of watery grains and corn flakes. Isn't this beer supposed to be triple hops brewed? I get no hop aromas or flavors at all. This beer has decent carbonation that makes for a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer but not as bad as some other light beers out there.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 06, 2011
Photo of djrn2
2/5  rDev -7.4%

djrn2, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of zestar
2/5  rDev -7.4%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of acurtis
1.25/5  rDev -42.1%

acurtis, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
1.65/5  rDev -23.6%
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.

Thorpe429, Apr 21, 2009
Photo of nmann08
2/5  rDev -7.4%

nmann08, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
2/5  rDev -7.4%

Texasfan549, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of metter98
2.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that quickly died down and left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of adjunct malts in the nose—corn and rice seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and also has some hints of grainy malts and a faint amount of bitterness.
M: It feels quite light-bodied and somewhat watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink. There’s nothing special about the taste, but it’s not offensive and the mouthfeel isn’t as watery compared to other light lagers.

metter98, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
1.5/5  rDev -30.6%

kjkinsey, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of BEERchitect
2.95/5  rDev +36.6%
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.

BEERchitect, Aug 01, 2006
Photo of Phyl21ca
1.1/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Draft: Poured a pale yellow color lager with a small foamy head with minimal retention and no lacing. Aroma of corn and other adjunct is dominating. Taste is a mix between some light corn with a sweet finish. Body is very light with OK carbonation. Just like most other North American macro beer out there.

Phyl21ca, Aug 16, 2010
Photo of BuckeyeNation
1.95/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

There are several Big Questions for many Americans: Ford vs. Chevy, apple pie vs. cherry pie, Betty vs. Veronica, Red Sox vs. Yankees and McDonald's vs. Burger King. Where one sits on these most important questions of our times speaks volumes about one's character and good sense. Loyalty to one or the other often runs strong and deep with many a long night in a dimly lit bar spent arguing the merits of one particular side.

With that in mind, I decided to answer, for myself, another of the Big Questions, namely Bud Light vs. Miller Lite. Neither has much to recommend it, but one has to be better, er... less bad... doesn't it? My Bud Light review is already 'in the can' so to speak, so here we go with the Miller.

Absolutely clear, pale straw. The head is very nearly cotton white and actually seems to have some substance to it. It's not that impressive, but it is more dense than I expected. A little lace is actually beginning to stick to the upper reaches of the glass. The smell isn't impressive, but neither is it offensive. Mildly toasted grain is about it. The taste is sub-par, but isn't as nasty tasting as the Bud Light was. Slightly sour grain with a mild bitter bite is about all that I can appreciate.

The mouthfeel is thin, watery and overly fizzy. In other words, it's a lite/light version of a macro lager. I will never buy this beer again and would have second thoughts about drinking it if nothing else was available. That said, I'd at least be able to get it down and keep it down, unlike Bud Light. So there you have it. Miller wins the battle of the lightweights, although that isn't saying a whole helluva lot.

Oh yeah, the answers to the questions posed above are: neither one, cherry, Veronica, ML baseball can kiss my fed up, disillusioned ass, and Wendy's.

BuckeyeNation, May 24, 2004
Photo of kylehay2004
2.05/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Obviously had this one many times and was surprised I hadn't reviewed it.

Single finger white head on a clear straw colored body. Musty and bitter pale malts with light sweet corn on the nose. Flavor is actually plain and not terrible. There is little flavor with grain and sweet corn but there is very little there. Light body and high carbonation. Flavorless really. These get worse as you drink more. Out if coors bud and miller, I still think coors makes te better adjunct lager.

kylehay2004, Aug 17, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -19%

jaydoc, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
1/5  rDev -53.7%

ygtbsm94, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
2.03/5  rDev -6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Well because you have to I am gonna try some macros and just put my thoughts out there. Here is the first. Poured a pale yellow, with tons of visible carbonation, big frothy head faded instantly revealing a clear bubbly liquid. No smell, maybe a bit musty but really nothing. Taste was so watered down and bland. Light grain taste, but drink it cold because once it warms its done. Smooth and deeply carbonated, drinks like a soda. The only reasonable points it gets are for drinkibility, if it is ice cold goes down well, if its warm, watch out!

mikesgroove, Mar 06, 2007
Photo of womencantsail
2.63/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A cheap beer consumed in "honor" of a friend's birthday, as we didn't have anything else around.

A: I poured it into a glass just because I hadn't examined the looks of Miller Lite in quite some time. I was astonished at how absolutely close to being clear this beer is. Just the slightest touch of yellow, and no head.

S: So much for that "triple hops" brewing technique, as all there is to the aroma is some grain and corn. Alright, maybe an ever so slight hint of hops.

T: The taste is a bit more "robust" than other BMC products (especially of the "lite" variety), but that's not saying much. There is some actual grain taste and sweetness. Again, that "triple hops" brewing system must have been out of commission the day this batch was brewed...

M: Thin, light, and watery in terms of the body, and quite fizzy on the tongue.

D: This is drinkable in the way that water is drinkable (because that's mostly what it tastes like). I gave it the rating I did for drinkability because while you can certainly consume a lot of them due to their rather neutral flavor, I just wouldn't want to. At this point in my beer drinking life, anyway.

womencantsail, Oct 23, 2009
Photo of Knapp85
2/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer is much too overrated. It's better than most cheap beers out there but it's still nothing like the commercials make it out to be. What can said about Miller Lite in a positive manner? It pours nicely but it but the head dissipates into nothing which is rather boring. Not much else to say, It's yellow, a few bubbles from the bottom of the glass every few seconds. In all honesty the only use I have for this beer is to mix some Amaretto with it and have Dr. Pepper shots.

Knapp85, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear, yellow body with a thin, fizzy, white head.

Smell: Very minor notes of pale malts and yellow corn.

Taste: Faint pale maltiness, a touch of corn, and a light sweetness. Exceptionally mild bitterness. Abrupt, thin finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: It's fine for what it is, I guess. And so poundable! You can down a pint before you say "I'll meet you at the bottom!" I'll take Remarkably Bland over Questionably Foul-Tasting any damn day of the week.

ChainGangGuy, Jan 18, 2009
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2/5  rDev -7.4%

SocalKicks, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of largadeer
2/5  rDev -7.4%

largadeer, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
2.35/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Somehow this bottle (plastic with a soda-style twist-off top, by the by) escaped the Swill Tour 2010. Well, don't you worry, it's meeting its destiny now. It pours a clear sallow topped by less than a finger of white foam. The nose comprises funked wheat, hard water, corn syrup, and vegetable oil. Not much difference in the taste, though the corn syrup is trying really hard to add some bland sweetness. Vanity. The body is quite light, with a moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, just a crappy beer in general. But something tells me you already knew this. I mean, they couldn't even spell "Light" correctly...

TMoney2591, Oct 06, 2010
Photo of emerge077
1.75/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

One of those beers that is always around at family gatherings but rarely drank, and even then never contemplated. It pours an extremely pale sickly yellow color, with a decent level of lasting surface coverage at least. Feeble head of loosely textured foam that resembles a scouring pad in density. Some wispy lace around the edges of the glass, and rapidly rising trails of champagne carbonation visible.

Basic soggy grain aroma, minerally wet dishrag, nondescript to the point of nonexistence.

Taste is dull and flat, ghostly pilsner malt and corn with a faint hint of apple from the lager yeast in the aftertaste. Watery and overly gassy with co2. Finishes very clean, like nothing almost. An ubiquitous macro, just one of those things that blends into the landscape, like stale pretzels and dirty ashtrays. Unexciting and bland from all angles.

Pairs well with reruns of BBQ Pitmasters and United States of Bacon.

emerge077, Dec 31, 2012
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Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
53 out of 100 based on 3,744 ratings.