Miller Lite - Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller LiteMiller Lite

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3,831 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,831
Reviews: 1,074
rAvg: 2.16
pDev: 35.19%
Wants: 25
Gots: 425 | 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:
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(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 10-03-1999)
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Photo of Lukebell15
3/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
1/5  rDev -53.7%

Photo of kegger22
2.88/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

I was a Budweiser drinker for many years before getting into craft beers. I hadn't had a Bud in several months before buying a 24 oz bottle for rating purposes. At the same time, I also bought a 24 oz Miller Lite even though I did not care for Lite when I was drinking BMC. A couple of days ago I had and rated the Budweiser. Tonight, I rated the Lite.

Its funny, after several months of nothing but good microbrewery beers, you'd think your taste buds would have developed and you would notice a huge difference between Bud and Miller Lite. Nope, they tasted identical, like they came out of the same vat. I won't bore you with the details, read the Bud review if you are interested, they're the same down to the aroma. Neither beer is a bad beer, there are just a lot better out there. And I have to give some props to Miller Lite after all these years of neglecting it in favor of Budweiser.

Photo of Crimsontider22
2/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of spedprof
3/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of matty
3.38/5  rDev +56.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light yellow colored beer with rapidly fading head.This is an easy drinking smooth light beer which goes well with a family bbq or on a football Sunday.It might not taste as good as some of the micros but some days you gotta go back to where you started.

Photo of tmars13
2/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of TaylorK
1.75/5  rDev -19%

Photo of mpenning13
1/5  rDev -53.7%

Photo of weaselchew
2/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of LukeGude
2.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of beerme626
2/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Tracker83
2.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of PassMeAZima
2.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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

[Appearance]: Very pale straw color, clear, lots of carbonation, soapy head that disappear really quick. Looks like a typical Adjunct Lager.
[Smell]: Roasted corn aroma, hint of skunky.
[Taste]: Corn, maybe some little grainy from the malts, I could detect some slight of bitterness from the hops. Has a weird aftertaste that lingers in my mouth.
[Mouthfeel]: Light bodied, carbonation is pretty strong.
[Drinkability]: I couldn't drink the rest.

I'm surprise they call this a "True Pilsner", more like "True Adjunct Piss".

Photo of Naugros
2.03/5  rDev -6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I've only commented on the color because I've seen this poured into a glass from a tap, so I know it's that color piss attains after you've had 4 or 5 beers...which means just the barest hint of yellow.

The smell might be the best part of the beer, full of sweet, roasted corn and the pale malts strike a balance with the grain that should not be in beer (the corn, in case you're not following along well).

Taste? Is that the point of this beer? I don't think so. Taste rarely enters into a light American macro-lager. What taste there is smacks of pureed corn watered down to the point where you can barely taste the corn. I had this in that stupid-ass vortex bottle. Since the swirling of the beer helps force it down your throat I wasn't sure if my gag reflex was triggered from the beer hitting my uvula first or the horrible off-flavors that develop as this beer gets warm.

Water seems to enter into my review a lot as I'm sure it does many others. The body is extremely light and almost as thins as water. When seriously cold the beer manages to be refreshing, which is not a horrible thing after mowing the lawn or working the grill. I've had worse (Bud Light and Coors Light), but not much worse.

So I recommend that you drink this ice cold and from the vortex bottle. That way the bottle can help force this down your throat before it warms to the point where you can taste all the horribleness inside.

Photo of kirkse
2.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of jp312
1.75/5  rDev -19%

Photo of hockeypuck
2/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BeerWithMike
3/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampling right now on 5/2/14. Been forever since I had one of these and bought this old 'throw back' logo 16 ounce can about 2 weeks ago for $1.00. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a vintage 1990's Miller Lite football pint glass. made a awesome photo. :)

Pours a straw-yellow in color with a good 1+ finger white fizzy head that settles down to a thin layer on top and sides of the glass. Some spotty lacing is seen. The aroma is of some light grains, nothing else really. The taste is the same that is on the 'watered down' side but goes down easy with no harsh or bitter aftertaste. A classic cheap beer when you don't have much money for a good craft brew. LOL!

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2/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jucifer1818
1.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of warpedrevolution
2.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of mdwalsh
3.43/5  rDev +58.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is ok to drink if your un-beer-loving family has to get something, or if you've had several real beers and your taste is shot, or if you go to the bar and someone else is willing to pay.

I find Miller Lite to be much more drinkable than Bud Light, wwwaaayyy less carbonation. There is actually some taste and smell and it isn't wholly offensive. Mouthfeel I would compare more to gatorade or lemonade than water. It basically feels like water with something in it.

Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
53 out of 100 based on 3,831 ratings.