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Miller Lite - Miller Brewing Co.

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1,119 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,119
Hads: 4,212
Avg: 2.27
pDev: 64.76%
Wants: 37
Gots: 849 | 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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Reviews: 1,119 | Hads: 4,212
Photo of pat61
2.75/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Aroma: slight corn with light malt sweetness, no hops, no esters, clean, rainy, green apple. Appearance: Brilliantly clear light straw, off-white multi-sized bubbled head, head retention low, very light lacing. Flavor: slight astringency – probably from the carbonation, light sweetness finishes dry, the taste is partially coming from the carbonation, grainy, slight green apple, crisp, no hop, corn sweetness. Mouthfeel: light body, highly carbonated, slightly astringent, slight bight on the tongue from the carbonation. Overall Impression: Refreshing, thirst quenching, nothing to offend, bland

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
2.36/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A - Drank from a can. Miller Lite pours yellow, with carbonation visible. Retro can refers to itself as a pilsner.

S - First big hit is of corn, but that fades as the beer warms, giving way to more typical grain notes, sour, with a strong metallic line and a bit of bile. Not good.

T - Contrasts with the smell, this is not horrid, and I can actually taste the pilsner legacy with both malts and hops that remind me slightly of a traditional, if neutered, pilsner.

M - Perhaps the greatest strength of this beer is that it is, as promised, light and easy.

O - If only it were more tasty. My problem here is two-fold. The nose makes this hard to bring up to my mouth, but if I get it there, I am rewarded with something that is a flawed imitation of a traditional beer designed to be an easy drinker. Really, if the nose were better, this would be a painless experience, but it would not be a worthwhile one.

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Photo of BillCheck
2.98/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It's the perfect BBQ beer for me. It is crisp and refreshing in an ice cold bottle. Adversely, as this beer gets warm I tend to think it gets less appealing.

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Photo of biegaman
1.27/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Given how little malt goes into a "lite" recipe it's amazing the beer has any colour at all. Lo and behold, Miller Lite is golden enough to pass for a standard mass-market brand lager. And it's got the same bubbles and hollow white head too. It looks, by all accounts, just like it does in the commercials.

With regards to flavour the progression of Miller Lite goes as follows: undetectable, unoffensive, undesirable, undrinkable. Low temperature did a fine job at hiding this beer's faults but could only do so for so long - once it warms, look out! (and try to hold your breath).

The aroma becomes nothing short of repulsive - and no, this is not an exaggeration. It is so foul as to beg the question: what exactly is in this? My guess is a little barley and probably a lot of other things. Something we can say with certainty is that the grain used was of the lowest, most inferior quality possible. Their buyers must scour the planet to find the cheapest possible ingredients.

We know this because, instead of wholesome and bready cereal grain flavours, Miller Lite tastes like corn syrup and potato starch. It's almost like the crumbs of a Pringles can in liquid form (and without the saltiness to hide the distasteful by-products of the industrial manufacturing process).

It's incredible to think that despite all their billions of dollars, high-tech lab equipment, PhD chemists, intensive market research, and state-of-the-art quality control that they still can't manage to make a clean and flavorful lager! With those resources at their disposal it's mind-boggling and simply unacceptable. If anyone took the time to sincerely taste Miller Lite they'd find that it's truly awful stuff.

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Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
1.33/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

I read on a post below that having a beer like this, makes us appreciate a good beer. I drink this beer on a hot Lake Havasu summer as I am watching the madness at the channel. Good to hydrate with.

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Photo of stakem
2.23/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to my brother for graciously sharing this gem with me over Memorial Day weekend. Its been such a long time since ive tried any of this swill that it felt good to take a step back, reset the palate and just appreciate the glory of craft beer which I have been spoiled with all these years. My review may be biased because I was in a good mood while my team was crushing the opponent during a fierce bout of backyard horseshoes.

Decanted from a half barrel into a oversized clear plastic picture and then again finally into my red solo cup. The brew is a pristine piss yellow with a sudsy white froth that lasts atop. The smell is slightly corn-like and nothing else. The taste has mild sweetness, corn again, mild sulfur/carbonics and water. The feel is light, super cold (which I hear is indicadive of the style) and moderately carbonated from the double decanting. If I was forced to drink macro crap, I could tolerate this but im not drinking it if there are other choices available...like water.

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Photo of LeonardFournette
3.6/5  rDev +58.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Color, appearance, smell is fine. Taste is nasty..just do not like it...except when it is extremely cold to the point of almost freezing....Have had it in bottle, can, etc and still the same nasty taste unless freezing.

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Photo of Nikolai070
2.81/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Really a great refresher at the end of the day. This beer is easy to drink, and doesn't come with a heavy price tag. That said there's not much going on in the way of flavors, or aromas. Definitely get a yeast and off corn taste to it, and it comes with a short finish without much of a lingering aftertaste. One of my personal go to's, and as an added bonus is only 96 calories per serving, which makes this a perfect backyard bbq brew.

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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 Chrissythebeerlover
2.94/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not bad but not good. I taste a lot of oats but not in a good way. It has no complexities and tastes just like weird flavored water. Couldn't tell you anything it tastes or smells like because it tastes that bad.

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Photo of DevAJ
2/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

As stated in my Bud Light and Coors Light reviews, I did a side by side by side review of the American "Big Three" light beers and how anyone can say Miller Lite (or Coors Light for that matter) is the best of the three is beyond me. Miller Lite essentially tastes like cornflake water. Coors Light isn't bad compared to Miller Lite, but Bud Light wins hands down with the "Big Three" as it has the most malt and hops flavor. That doesn't mean Bud Light is the best, Heineken and Amstel are the kings of the light beer style, but Miller is definitely the worst from my perspective so far.

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Photo of leantom
1.78/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Wow, just a terrible beer. I enjoyed Bud and Coors far more than this one. Here goes:

A: Piss-yellow. No head or lacing. Surprisingly, VERY LITTLE carbonation, which was the only good point of Bud. and Coors in terms of appearance.

S: Corn. Tons of corn. While I smelled some barley and hops in Bud. and Coors, this one just has corn. Terrible.

T: Tons of corn. That's it.

F: Very little carbonation for an AAL. Makes the whole experience rather bland.

O: Will not have again. Much rather have Bud, Coors or even Corona.

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Photo of dukeandduke
2.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

4/2/15 (Draft - Finley Dunnes Chicago) - Pale pour, no noticeable aroma. Minimal taste and feel, smooth and clean taste and feel. Overall poor offering.

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Photo of bigzack420
2.62/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Very pale yellow with a bright white head just your average lite beer nothing special or amazing nice refreshing summer drink and not too bad of a price definitely not terrible but not extremely good either

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Photo of TheHammer
2.84/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Make this short a sweet. It's a typically light beer, meaning it is easy to drink and refreshing but there is nothing exceptional about it. It's a good easy summer drinker, and it's decent as far as many beers of this style go, but exceptional it is not.

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Photo of SenorElRaz
3.26/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is not a great beer, but it's the best of the light macros. Way better than Coors or Bud. This is the only light beer that I can truly enjoy casually drinking besides Sam Adams Light.

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Photo of dbnarley
3.26/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is my go to everyday beer. Light refreshing. Going to a football game. Shotguning a beer. Golfing or just hanging out, this is my beer of choice.

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Photo of CraigP83
3.3/5  rDev +45.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Looks pale yellow, medium carbonation. The taste is not bad at all but it is lacking in flavor. Comes across watery with a little bit of hop flavor at the end. Extremely sessionable and also affordable.

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Photo of MTYBTY5000
2.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.25

Miller lite always tastes like "beer". Not sure if that makes sense but it seems that every time I have one I think to myself this is exactly how beer is supposed to taste.

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Photo of Jgoth34
1.06/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Appearance: Very light, little to no head retention in glass.
Smell: The smell is of carbonated water and nothing else.
Taste: Taste is exactly how it smells like carbonated water.

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Photo of IPAinthebutt
2.28/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Surprised at reviewers here saying "don't feel hungover after drinking" etc etc ... er, it's an EXTREMELY light beer, like water with a beer crayon dipped in it. Of course you won't feel hungover, unless you drink a case.

Meh quality meh taste meh look. Cheap. Get what you pay for.

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Photo of baw185
3.98/5  rDev +75.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the best tasting lawnmower beer and everyday drinker. Gives least amount of hangover and has best taste for any American style lite beer. Best beer for a night out drinking 4+ beers and not feeling bloated and sick that night or next day. If you are in a situation where you are drinking for a long period of time, there is simply no better choice.

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Photo of CIBoy10
3.78/5  rDev +66.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Out of the AAL category, this isn't too bad (especially compared to light beers). At least has a good amount flavor compared to the other light beers. I'm reaching for this over Corona, Dos Equis, Heineken, Coors Light, and Bud every single day if that's what's available. By far the best light beer.

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Photo of Beer_Drinking_Jim
2/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Miller Lite, one sip and you'll know it's Miller Lite. Pretty distinctive taste, you can taste the watered down feeling of the beverage. Here in the Midwest (Chicago/Milwaukee area) it's quite popular and served at virtually every bar in the area.

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Photo of illpass78
2.79/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pint on tap at Howie's in Portland, Maine.

Appearance: Clear yellow with a slight white head that is gone quickly. Very carbonated.

Aroma: Not much. Some cooked corn, some very faint hops and grass.

Taste: Not much in the way of flavor, but not offensive. Some grassy hints along with mostly water.

Mouthfeel: Quite watery.

Overall: It's better than Bud Light. So is most stuff.

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Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
55 out of 100 based on 1,119 ratings.