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Miller Lite - Miller Brewing Co.

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52
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3,264 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,264
Reviews: 1,025
rAvg: 2.14
pDev: 34.11%
Wants: 11
Gots: 182 | 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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womencantsail

California

2.63/5  rDev +22.9%
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.

Serving type: can

10-23-2009 07:44:41 | More by womencantsail
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acurtis

New Jersey

1.25/5  rDev -41.6%

01-22-2012 01:03:33 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -29.9%

12-19-2011 21:05:42 | More by kjkinsey
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.53/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2009 19:44:38 | More by ChainGangGuy
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

1/5  rDev -53.3%

01-15-2012 07:50:54 | More by ygtbsm94
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jaydoc

Kansas

1.75/5  rDev -18.2%

10-26-2013 21:41:01 | More by jaydoc
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Texasfan549

Texas

2/5  rDev -6.5%

12-21-2011 19:46:10 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

2.8/5  rDev +30.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2009 01:03:46 | More by spycow
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kylehay2004

Florida

2.05/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: can

08-16-2012 23:04:08 | More by kylehay2004
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 19:46:23 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.35/5  rDev +9.8%
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...

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 17:42:02 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 03:24:59 | More by emerge077
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zeff80

Missouri

2.4/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I had several free Miller Lites, recently, at a wedding reception. The appearance is not great. It is pale yellow, with next to nothing for a head. The smell is fairly standard for a mass-produced domestic lite beer, that is to say, it doesn't wow you with a great aroma. It smells like a college party. The taste is okay. It is very light. It can be very drinkable, especially when its free.

I will say this about Miller Lite, compared to Bud Light and Coors Light, I think it is far superior.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2006 03:53:15 | More by zeff80
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largadeer

California

2/5  rDev -6.5%

11-25-2013 08:08:50 | More by largadeer
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +16.8%
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...

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2011 20:10:07 | More by biboergosum
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

2.63/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly deep gold compared to most light beers. White head vanishes. The aroma is limited and gives an odd malt note - maybe there are some hops twisted in here. Not offensive, but not really inviting. Of course, the Lite beer drinker isn't looking for aroma. The body is thin - basically a requirement to obtain a lower caloric count through complete fermentation. Always a problematic beer for bartenders because there's no body to hold the carbonation in, thus quite a bit of foaming. The carbonation doesn't help to give any mouthfeel, leaving it "watery" (no joking). The flavor is extremely light with just a swirl of malt and no hop. There's no real finish, just a light coating in the mouth. I'm not sure about "tastes great", but it's definitely "less filling". Very drinkable because each mouthfull leaves you empty. There are no flaws to it. A POUNDABLE beer if that's what you're interested in. Also probably very refreshing when lost at sea.

Serving type: can

08-07-2002 07:43:29 | More by NeroFiddled
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

2.55/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is a very light gold color, with a short white head that fades very quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of macro adjuncts, light malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste is pretty much corn and grain. There’s very little hops presence or malt backbone, but that’s expected in a light beer. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: A little tasty, goes down easy, not filling at all, it’s better than its piers (Bud Light, Coors Light, Corona Light, Amstel Light, etc.) and even before I started drinking craft beer, I knew that this one tasted better than most mass-produced beers. However, now this beer has become a desperation choice for me. In fact, there are places that I avoid because I know they don’t have anything better than this.

Serving type: on-tap

01-11-2008 16:16:56 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Jason

Massachusetts

2.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This the usual light brewski, same as the rest ... one of the better light beers out there for sure if you are a stickiler to styles. Light bodied, thin lace and minimal head retention. Lots of corn in the aroma and flavor, finishes pretty damn dry. More or less a sad excuse for beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2001 00:58:04 | More by Jason
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

2.73/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Continuing my survey of light beer, onward, and....upward?

Tremendously transparent, pale golden hue, slim slab of froth that disappers assuredly, while bubble float up from below. "Looks like a beer."

Aroma: wispy corny sweetness, and little else.

Taste: soft, then crisp, then gone. Lightness is indeed represented in full here, and any flavor that is present is absent before you notice. Doesn"t taste "bad" mind you, and there"s a brief bit of malt and grainy, enough thatI'd say it lives up to it's advertising. (Not that says much, being better tasting than Bud Light doesn't say I've sampled.

Dry, lightly citric finish, intensely carbonated, faint body. It does what it's supposed to....

Could it actually be happening that i"m saying good things about miller lite? What's next, I'll join the Garth Brooks fan club? Eat all my meals at Hardee's? Throw out my book collection and spend all my time in front of the Tee Vee?

Well, if that's all you want from a beer, lightness, wetness, a modicum of flavor, and the usual amount of booze, here it is, enjoy.

I'll still opt for more hops, more malt, more actual taste, and count us all lucky that such things are indeed in plentiful supply.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2005 05:31:47 | More by feloniousmonk
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drabmuh

Maryland

2.88/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Matt's afternoon of free American Adjunct lager beers continues. Served in a can.

Beer is clear and yellow, large bubbles make up the steady carbonation, no real head at all, no lacing.

Aroma is barely there at all. Some grains....maybe.

Beer is thin but has some flavor to it. No alcohol but some grain and the carbonation fill it out slightly. I'm not going to say its a great beer but I've had worse. I've had worse craft beer honestly. Its just boring and simple and bland.

Serving type: can

05-01-2010 23:56:09 | More by drabmuh
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

1.85/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appears a fizzy yellow tone with a large bubbled white head leaves thin fine lacing. Aroma is full of cereal grains straight from the corn, rice, and barley categories some light hop character thrown in but overall uninteresting to me. Taste at least attempts to have a hop profile as the "true pilsner" this beer claims to be great for mass consumption low sweetness very light bitterness pretty clean overall. Mouthfeel is light carbonated water esque with a carbonation factor that tickles the throat. Drinkability hot summer cookout with friends it's safe other than that steer away from this one, if your looking for a great taste. Good commercials at times...hand me a Sunshine Pils.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2006 21:58:10 | More by WVbeergeek
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

2.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I saw a sign that said 'free beer' when I purchased my wild boar burger at Fuddruckers so I took the chance to review a beer I would not pay for. served chilled in a clear plastic cup.

The color is golden, darker than I would have imagined, very clear with a thin white cap and fast moving bubbles. The smell is pretty tame, not really offensive as much as just faint. The smell does come off as slightly metallic as it gets beyond chilled closer to room temp. The feel is very light, so watery it is very carbonated and airy like corn-pops in the malt texture, just kind of a seltzery feel.

This taste is again as the smell promised, not much of anything - nothing terrible except the fact that it seems almost flavorless, gentle adjunct-type sweetness and slight hint of spice which could just be the high carbonation tricking my tastebuds. Overall I can't imagine a beer I would like to drink less of -just seems like the only thing it was good for was cleansing my palate after an order of chili-cheese fries.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2011 17:02:20 | More by Slatetank
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WesWes

New York

3.18/5  rDev +48.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent, for a light beer that is. It has a light malt scent with little or no hops. The is a small amount of lager yeast aroma. The taste is average. It has a watered down malt flavor with a bitter skunky finish. It refreshes on the way down, but this beer is for amatuers. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with lots of carbonation. This beer is about average as far as these types of beers go. It one and done for me. I prefer Michelob light to this.

Serving type: can

03-19-2004 22:58:02 | More by WesWes
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Mora2000

Texas

2.73/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer of my college years.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is corn with some other grains. Very simple. The flavor is corn, grassy hops and grain. Not much going on, but nothing too terribly offensive. Light bodied and medium mouthfeel. A decent drinker.

Serving type: can

07-20-2010 02:34:37 | More by Mora2000
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

First had: ?

After years of abstaining from nasty fake beer, I imbibed heavily on this at a house-warming party last year. I still can't get the taste out of my mouth.

Pours a pale golden color with moderate carbonation and a finger or two of frothy white head that dissipates quickly. Weak aroma with notes of skunk, old grains, and bathwater. Tastes about the same: Pale malts, sickeningly sweet, gray water. Very light body, and goes down "oh so smooth." To be avoided.

Serving type: can

05-22-2011 02:54:13 | More by Rifugium
Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
52 out of 100 based on 3,264 ratings.