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Miller Lite - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
55
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1,129 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,129
Hads: 4,265
Avg: 2.27
pDev: 64.76%
Wants: 40
Gots: 904 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States | website

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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Reviews: 1,129 | Hads: 4,265
Photo of bradb717
3.05/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

You can't go into this expecting a micro brew with a complex flavor and alot of body
and feel, or you will be heavily disappointed.
Honestly though, for a mainstream light beer though I don't find this very bad, but I am a big fan of pilsners in general (labatt etc)
So I mean it serves its purpose and goes down easy.

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Photo of mhsmall84
3/5  rDev +32.2%

One of my original favorite beers. While my tastes have evolved , and I now much rather prefer beers with more taste, I still have a part of me loyal to this old beer. I've many memories through college and at Miller Park!

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Photo of hurleymanvw
1.58/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Miller light is the heaviest of the light beers.

Light (very light) copper color with no head to talk about.

Taste of grain and alcohol. Not much of either.

Heavier body than most light beers but that isn't saying too much.

Would drink it if i am doing hard manual labor or just want to chug 13 beer in an afternoon.

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Photo of Popkorn615
3.06/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours an apple juice color with a two-fingered head slowly dissipating to a transparent malty glaze less than 1mm thick. Decently carbonated - a plethora of bubbles were quickly floating to the top for a good five minutes after I began drinking the beer.

S - Malty. Couldn't really smell many other flavors.

T - Not much bite to it. Just some maltiness and carbonation. Very watery. Almost tastes like you're drinking liquefied corn.

M - Just because it looks like sparkling apple juice doesn't mean it will have the same consistency in thickness. It not only tastes, but also feels, watery, which adds to the "lite-ness" of the beer.

D - The only reason I gave drinkability a 5 is because I consider Miller Lite to be in the "party beer" category (like Yuengling, in my opinion). It's a decent beer to stock up on when having millions of people over to drink (much better than Coors Light or Bud Light). And I could have dozens and dozens and dozens of these without getting full. Well, maybe just one dozen, at most, before passing out in a puddle of my own drunken drool. When I want to get shitfaced with a bunch of friends for an affordable price, I usually pick up a few 18 packs of Miller Lite.

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Photo of cjl1209
2.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

"Four Time World Beer Cup Gold Award Winner. Best American Style Light Lager."

A - Pours a clear light gold with a bubbly white head.

S - In one word? Offensive. Strong corn, veggies, and grains too.

T - You guys add hops three times? Fooled me. There's a major grain impression that dominates the flavor profile. No wait, make that hay. Bale after bale of hay is what this tastes like.

M - Extremely thin, light as water. Excessive carbonation.

D - Being the son of water surely helps this beer go down one after another but the taste is sure to turn you away.

Final Thoughts: Blah

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Photo of westonhood
1/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Well, i guess you could say this beer is bad. Your drinking this because you stole it or your from Ohio. I am not even going to describe the smell and taste because there isn't any. If you thought coors light was bad, this is that but watered down.

One time me and my friend decided to mix kool aid packets with the beer and it helped, it just tasted like carbonated kool aid

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Photo of seedee17
2.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had a can of this left over from a rafting trip since everyone drank the good stuff first, so I figured I'd review it!
Looks pretty decent in the glass. Actually has some color to it, and a big foamy head. Smells like...beer, kind of grainy, a little musty, kind of like a keg party. Not too much flavor to describe really, a little bit of malt, and a little bit metallic, but nothing totally offensive. A whisper of aftertaste. The mouthfeel is fizzy and...fizzy. Overally drinkability is not horrible, probably due to the fact that the beer is engineered to be minimally offensive to any of your senses. As far as light beer goes, this one isn't horrible.

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Photo of Milchad
2.35/5  rDev +3.5%

This is my go to "we're going to drink all day long" beer... Quantity rather than quality. Of the top 3 selling light beers, (Bud Light, Coors Light and this) This on is better than the other 2 options.

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Photo of beershrine
3.5/5  rDev +54.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I laugh at 90% of these reviews who think they know beer. This is the American light lager beer catagory. I actually prefer this brand over the others bud,coors, etc.
It has the best corn smell and has more hops Like I remember back in the 70's

Without all the drama a solid 3.5

Cheers

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Photo of BuffaloBilly
2.88/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big name american light beer. That's what it is. Not worth the price for me. watered down high life pretty much, hell I don't think its a bad beer at all, I just don't see the attraction. Pretty average light beer. Thin, light body, dry after taste.

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Photo of iLovehops23
2.2/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Millier Lite looks good enough: clear light yellow color with a very small head. The carbonation is very active, the head disappears quickly leaving no lacing. I didn't notice any distinguishing aroma. The taste is mostly water, with all flavor surfacing after the beer has been on your tongue for a while. What you do taste isn't bad, but it isn't anything exciting either. Swallowing is easy and enjoyable enough. Better than most light beers.

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Photo of Mszwejb
3.83/5  rDev +68.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My rating is purely from the perspective of AALs. This is my go-to volume-drinking beer when quantity is the name of the game. Calorically-low, decent enough taste to bang down in between higher quality beers also. A mainstay in my beer fridge.

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Photo of Walsar
3.4/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

I think to be fair - you have to take into account you are reviewing a lite beer and that it is supposed be like it is....

As a light beer this is my favorite with Amstel a second - and Coors Light a distant third.

No head --- pale yellow color - not a lot of taste (more than coors light or bud lite) blah blah blah

Take it for what it is a beer to eat buffalo wings with or to wash down that bacon cheeseburger.

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Photo of mattjv
1.96/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Took the opportunity to give Miller Lite a proper review after being offered one by visiting family, here goes-

Pours with pale straw color, frothy head crackles like a soda and quickly recedes to a thin skim of bubbles.

Minimal aroma. Grain with a musty hint is the backbone, slight smell of grass clippings. So clean the 4.17% alcohol comes through in the background.

Taste starts with fleeting hint of a bready grain flavor, vaguely corny. Mildly sour, astringent character. finishes with a musty overcooked vegetable character reminiscent of canned broccoli and grass clippings steamed for hours. Leaves behind a faintly yeasty/vegetable aftertaste. Light bodied, goes down like water. Carbonation is high but easy on the tongue, avoiding the stinging seltzer water character of many similar brews.

Overall: A true testament to the power of mass-marketing. There is nothing really offensive about this beer's attributes but not much good either, except for the thirst-quenching properties in blazing summer heat. However, even for filling that niche there are better options.

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Photo of brunrn1
3.98/5  rDev +75.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is probably the best light beer I have ever had. So far at least. On tap, comes out with a nice amount of foam. goes down easy and does not have a watered down taste.
Tastes liek your alsmost drinking a regular beer. If your watching calories, which im not i suggest this one.

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Photo of RyanLaCount03
4.59/5  rDev +102.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I thought Miller Lite was actually a very good beer the first time I tried it in a small bar in Menominee, Michigan.It was served in a standard 12 ounce beer glass. I really liked the taste of the beer. I was able to notice the flavor of the hops within the Lite beer. The mouthfeel and texture were very smooth. I will have this beer again in the future.

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Photo of JAL67
2.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ok...so it is what it is. I have to say for a lite beer it is one of the better beers. I will give it some props that it isn't just water like Coors Lite.

Pours a pale yellow and the smell is just that. Throw it down watching football if you must but if drinking a lite beer stick to something respectable like SA Light please.

It is what it is and ain't what it ain't...more ain't if you know what I mean.

Cheers...there are worse beers out there.

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Photo of robmorris31
1.29/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Sorry Miller fans, but this was by far one of the worst beers I have ever had. I know I am not supposed to slam a beer but it is hard to find some good qualities about this. Here is one good quality, it is cheaper than Bud Light. That's not really a good quality because Bud Light is so much more drinkable than Mille Lite.

The absolute worst taste is by far from the can! Yuck!

Miller Lite is even worse in the bottle. If you absolutely have to drink this beer make sure it's on Draft!

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Photo of BoozySmurf
3.65/5  rDev +60.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the Bros description for Light Lager category: "very low in malt flavor with a light and dry body. The hop character is low and should only balance with no signs of flavor or aroma."

Look: clear, light golden color; thin white head dissipates quickly and with no lacing
Smell: faint cooked vegetal aroma, like mixed vegetables boiling on the stove top
Taste: watery for sure; mildly sweet malt/cereal graininess
Feel: crisp mouthfeel; finishes clean rather than dry and no hop essence detected in nose, taste or finish

Overall: not my favorite lite beer (that would be Sam Adams Light) but this does hit most of the beer's category marks. Points deducted a bit since finish isn't dry, but maybe I'm spoiled by all the IPA/DIPA's I've consumed in the recent past.

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Photo of cervezale
1.08/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Miller Lite is an american macrobrew from SAB Miller Company. It is the light version of Miller High Life.

Appearance: Light straw yellow. Almost no head formation and no lace retention.

Smell: Very little malt aromas, with no hops detected.

Taste: Some maltiness with little bitterness. Some metallic notes.

Mouthfeel: Light and simple. No hop profile, although good carbonation is detectable.

Drinkability: Typical of an american macro. Good for the beach or hot summer days as simple refreshment.

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Photo of netrioter
2.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

you can put this in fancy bottles with vortex necks and give it away for free....you can put it in fancy aluminum bottles...

its still Miller Lite and its an insult to lagers...how they get away with selling it for so much is mindboggling

Miller Lite was much better 15+ years ago....then they reformulated it to maximize profits by using cheaper grains.

this costs more than Miller High Life....and High Life blows this stuff away.

It is however, not bad on tap...i will say that.

a marshy rotten smell on the first pull...no aftertaste. causes me to vomit after a session...i cant explain why...one of the only beers that do this to me so i stay away

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Photo of Musky
2.71/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer pours a golden color that has a nice head with tight beaded bubbles that are quick to recede. Not much a hop aroma nor does it have much malt character which is within style. Has a watered down taste, but all in all if you are looking for a cheap beer for a hot summer day it will do in a pinch.

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Photo of Dougal
4.7/5  rDev +107%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A hot day and a cold beer...it doesn't get much better than miller lite...very refreshingly lite without feeling watery. Miller lite and it's cousins get very harsh opinions from beer reviewers but these brewers have spent enormous amounts of money to brew enjoyable, marketable and sellable beer and they have accomplished their goals. It is also a beer that is universal, there are many a lady who will have no problem having a few millers lites with you but ask her to have a few anchor steam porters with you? (I do not mean that women do not enjoy complex beers but as a whole there are some patterns)
It has very very light malty and hoppy flavors...a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of mattwjones
3.2/5  rDev +41%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another Light Lager, ahem, excuse me, "Lite" Lager.

All aspects of this beer are to be as expected from the style. It is called a Light Lager because the drinker wishes to sacrifice flavor and alcohol content for fewer calories/carbs. Miller Lite tastes ever so slightly better than its B and C opponents but not making it justifiable to purchase Miller Lite if it was any more expensive than BL or CL.

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Photo of MaltyHoppyGood
2.57/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light light yellow.

Smell: Smells like straw and beer. Generic beer smell associated with light American lagers.

Taste: Not much going on here. I can drink these given I'm at a party playing flippy cup, or there is no other option given. It has a distinct taste, compared to other light American lagers. It is uniquely Miller's flavor. Probably the corn.

Mouthfeel: Somewhere between a regular and a diet soda. Can actually be quite refreshing on a hot day, again, given there isn't an alternative. I'd go for a Sierra Nevada Summerfest lager.

Drinkability: Again, quite good. These are easy to drink beers either by the can, bottle, tap or pitcher. This is assuming you can get past the taste.

Overall, this is the probably the beer that gives beer a bad rep. Many would suggest this beer looks, smells and tastes like piss water... It's not quite that bad.

I'll drink these in group settings, say with a pitcher. That's about all it's good for.

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Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
55 out of 100 based on 1,129 ratings.