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Miller Lite - Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller LiteMiller Lite

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3,867 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,867
Reviews: 1,100
rAvg: 2.16
pDev: 35.19%
Wants: 28
Gots: 478 | 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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Photo of Dithyramb
1.91/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Offered free, two at a time, ice cold at a bullpen party at Camden Yards.
Poured into a semi-clear plastic cup. This one had actually a better color and appearance than the Bud that was going around. Faint yellow, with a little bit of carbonation and a slight head.
Aroma of plastic, alien sugar and funk. You know, the smell at the bottom of a keg holder the next morning when the ice has melted and the ugly girls have left the dorm room.
Carbonation was moderate on the tongue. Light sweetness to the malts, with an embarassing absense of anything closely resembling hops.

Again, this would be very useful, during a drought, to water my tomatoes. I also hear it is useful for slugs, how appropriate.

Photo of atigerlife
1.73/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured a light golden with a small head that dissipated quickly. Small amounts of carbonation can be seen rising.

Not much aroma. Some sweet corn, adjuncts and light citrus at the end.

Taste was not good. Sweet malts and again some very light citrus. Some light bitterness. The biggest taste impression was that it was fake or "off."

Mouthfeel was light, not cleansing.

Overall, this is not drinkable. The bad taste just wouldn't get me to try more. There are better light lagers out there.

Photo of JLapadura
2/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Tracker83
2.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of spedprof
3/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of hockeypuck
2/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ski271
2.77/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear, medium-light straw with a large, white, foamy head that quickly diminished. Only a little lacing early.

Smell: Very mild lemon and grass… not much else.

Taste: Hay, white bread and corn. A little sweet with a short but pleasantly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin body, watery texture, lively carbonation

Drinkability: Nothing great but not horrible either. Probably above average for a macro light beer… not that that really means anything.

Photo of bluehende
1.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of Washuffizi98
2.88/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of athomasPSU
2/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of vwbus7
1/5  rDev -53.7%

Photo of SargeC
2.95/5  rDev +36.6%
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.

Photo of cfrobrew
1.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of BabaBeer
2.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of EricCioe
2.05/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

This pours an unappetizing yellow with a little wispy head that doesn't stick long, with no lace. On the nose there is wet grass, corn, and maybe just a hint of some spice from the hops. In the mouth there is a graininess that comes through and mixes with the corn. What hop presence there is is abrasive, and not in an artful way. The body is light, the finish is pretty short, and overall this is not a beer I was wild about. It would have been a little better if it wasn't so carbonated. Great taste, less filling? I felt like my stomach was full after two. Such a gas-inducing beer. Review 100 was KBS, and 101 was my first BMC review, so it was quite a step down.

Photo of frank4sail
1.41/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 Oz bottle. Very pale yellow color. Extreamly carbonated but, bubbles are large(sign of forced carbonation to the max). No smell to write about. Slight malt flavor, no bitterness at all.. lacks any sign of hops. Slight skunk taste finish.

Photo of TheDeuce
3.18/5  rDev +47.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

PLAY BEER!!! (from the football commercials)

Appearance-pale golden color, sort of dirty, medium head that sticks to the glass which surprises me.

Smell- Faint alcohol is present, corn, maybe a little cabbage, it will do.

Taste-smooth, easy to put down, pretty flavorful, aftertaste could be better but for a light beer not bad at all.

Mouthfeel-aftertaste needs work, while its in your mouth though its enjoyable.

Drinkability-its a light beer, and a good one at that, you should have no problem drinking another, and another, and another.

Overall-this beer works, not a bad light beer in any regard. I think it's better than Coors Light, which I found ok so I would have no problem drinking this anytime. Not quite up to my favorite light lager Michelob Light but solid nonetheless. PLAY BEER!

Photo of bigdeuce
1.88/5  rDev -13%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

One thing I will give Miller with their light beer, you can drink the hell out of it. Pours an oft white fuzzy head, loads of overcarbonation, and a "bright" color. Very watery. Smells of corn and has very little more taste than water. A good hot day beer or a good beer to not get whacked on before a football game, other than that, avoid it if possible.

Photo of changeup45
1.5/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Miller Lite has always been considered low end light swill to me. Golden color, not much head or lacing. Grainy, hay taste with some corn and malt. Thin and watery and a bit foul tasting. Not completely undrinkable but there are better light beer swill options.

Photo of NWer
1/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Served into a Coors Lite plastic glass at hotel. A managers reception with free beer, wine, brats, potato salad.
For free, I thought "what the hell"? Can't be that bad. After all, I'm thirsty and it tastes at least as good as water.
Took a sip and I thought my God! this is really bad!
I don't get it. Even if all you want is something to drink a lot of how can someone drink this??
Drain pour.
The brats and potato salad were great though.

Photo of mitch3114
2.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Photo of BreweryRun
2/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of beachbum1975
3.08/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Good before 10-05-09 per the bottom of the can.

Pours a clear, rich brass with a 1/2 inch bright white pancake bubbled head. Head retention is low, leaving a slight hazy of head after about 5 minutes in my pint glass.

Smells of light grains, a touch of bakers yeast and super mild earthy hops. Rather simple nose...

A sea of bubbles hits my palate at first. After a couple seconds I get the grain, corn and yeast combination in the middle and finishes quickly leaving a mildly hoppy aftertaste.

Light bodied with a lingering grainy aftertaste in my mouth.

Photo of Greggy
3.12/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- thin 1 finger head that quickly recedes into a thin cap, then nothing. Totally clear straw color.

S- mostly graininess with a touch of skunky hops. Nothing willd...

T- Initially, cloying carbonation but gives way to a dryer grainy finish with a touch of residual yeasty character (banana?). A bit reminiscent of a kolsch, oddly.

M- Carb ins a little cloying but refreshing. A little plain on the finish.

D- I have always turned my nose up to miller lite, but served in a pils glass, at proper temp, this wasn't terrible at all. Easily Sessionable.

Photo of BigCheese
2.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
53 out of 100 based on 3,867 ratings.