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Miller Lite - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
53
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3,816 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,816
Reviews: 1,066
rAvg: 2.16
pDev: 35.19%
Wants: 24
Gots: 407 | 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 t0rin0
2.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

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.

Photo of djrn2
2/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of zestar
2/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of acurtis
1.25/5  rDev -42.1%

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.

Photo of nmann08
2/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
2/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
1/5  rDev -53.7%

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.

Photo of kjkinsey
1.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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.

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.

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.

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.

Photo of jaydoc
1.75/5  rDev -19%

Photo of ygtbsm94
1/5  rDev -53.7%

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!

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.

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.

Photo of SocalKicks
2/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

Photo of largadeer
2/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of biboergosum
2.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Out for a chicken wings experience in Idaho Falls, and the 'craft beer' menu on the patio table sure seemed anything but...

This beer appears a clear, pale straw colour, with a thin cap of anemic white head, which leaves a bit of sparse streaked lace around the glass as things are glugged away. It smells faintly of sweet, almost sugary, rice grain, and a bit of dull acetone. The taste is more thin, sweet husky rice, oily, non-warming alcohol, and a bit of spectral skunky hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body thin and watery, the smoothness bang-on for the marketing committee. It finishes clean, a hollow airiness washing away any (albeit mild) remnant of what I just swallowed.

Not bad, it's pretty much spot-on for the style, an acceptable enough accompaniment to the boneless hot wings special, here in 'mehrca...

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Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
53 out of 100 based on 3,816 ratings.