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Miller Lite - Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller LiteMiller Lite

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3,911 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,911
Reviews: 1,128
rAvg: 2.16
pDev: 35.19%
Wants: 30
Gots: 540 | 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 Beer_Drinking_Jim
2/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Photo of BryceHardiman
1.96/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Exceptional at the very best

Photo of illpass78
2.79/5  rDev +29.2%
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.

Photo of Mnmich7662
2.93/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good look light taste but a little different

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

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

It's a light beer and it's not good

Photo of nigeldazooman
2.35/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of k47k
2.3/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of sbanacho
2.22/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of archyquaffer
2.68/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Continuing with the light beer redux. I think this one is the grand daddy of them all, and I've always liked this one a little better than other light beers. A moderate pour from a tallboy can into a shaker pint produces a one inch head that dissipates rapidly, but leaves a ring of lace along the edge and an island in the middle. The beer is a pale straw color and highly carbonated.

Plenty of adjunct aroma which tones down as the beer progresses. The taste is rather sweet, with a faint touch of caramel. A touch of wet cardboard at first, but this also mellows out. The mouth feel is thin and watery, but with a little spritz on the tongue. Clean finish.

I can remember buying this brand when they came in eight packs of the little bottles. When I was a kid, these little bottles were popular for cruising down the road because of course you could drink them fast, but they also fit in your hand really well and were the best for throwing at road signs and mailboxes. I think Schmidt big mouth barrels were the best for this, or Mickey's grenades. Hitting one of those signs is harder than you might think because you have to take into account the speed of the vehicle, etc. So don't knock it.

Photo of Bshaw22
2.06/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of a_f7
1.85/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of nw14122
3.52/5  rDev +63%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best Beer I have ever had

Photo of gordonj
3.14/5  rDev +45.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A very light beer with a decent taste. Good for summer.

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
1.68/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Average light beer and my favorite of all the macro lights. A little cleaner than the rest.

Photo of TheBrewo
2.29/5  rDev +6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer was poured from the bottle (new white vintage throwback label) at the Andiamo banquet hall in Warren, Michigan into a generic stange. It showed a shimmering bright yellow coloring and produced a stark white head of quickly thinning foam. This stood a finger and a half tall at its conception, but quickly faded into a film across the top of the liquid. Lacing was globular and sparse. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared to be highly active. The aroma was simple and straightforward, offering biscuity pale and harsh adjuncty grain, dried wheat and straw, unsalted table crackers, basic lager yeast metallics, glass, stamp adhesive, burlap and gauze, skunky and old grassy hop airs, dried twigs and leafs, and heaps upon heaps of cheap and generic cereal grain grit and toast. The flavoring, too, followed suit as expected. Notes of bland adjuncty and Pilsner grain, toasted almonds, white printer paper, cleaner wheaty maltiness, dust, harsh yeasty metallics, foil, lemon rind, sweat, burlap, light green grassy hops, pound cake sweetness, straw, and dried mushrooms flood the palate. The body is light and washes the flavoring out, and carbonation is high, bubbling actively on the palate. Each sip gives lightly appropriate slurp, smack, cream, froth, and crisp finishing pop. The foam around the mouth was robust, leaving the palate prickled, dried, and somewhat puckered. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank like water.

Overall, what really is there to discuss about this beer?! It is simple. It is light. It is intently mild in flavoring. Obviously a popular beer for the masses, we've had this one countless times before. The occasion for rating came at a friend's wedding, and it was used mainly as a palate cleanser between much more satisfying nips of delicious bourbon.

Photo of Scott-craft
2.43/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ovaltine
2.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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

trying to have a accurate list of beers ive had, and it sucks that this is on it

Photo of Pete_IV
2.51/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of americanbeer_guy96
2.59/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

although it isn't my first choice anymore, I still don't mind drinking it. It was my go to in high school and is easy to drink in large quantities. Not a beer to really enjoy

Photo of ronricorossi
2.7/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Wow, finally getting a chance to tick a major box with this one, can't believe I'm actually drinking a Miller Lite. No, seriously - I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M ACTUALLY DRINKING A MILLER LITE. (How did this happen?)

Wanna thank my drinking buddies for all going with a classic "beer and a shot" tonight. Can't imagine another scenario by which I actually end up drinking this beer, so, thanks guys.

Classic white can, says "a fine pilsner beer". Guess we'll see?

It's a frothy pour. It's clean, and yeah, bland. It's not so bad, I guess. If I was drinking a beer just to drink a beer, and I didn't care a whit about flavor, if I just wanted something to back my whiskey, then okay, this isn't a terrible option, you're not a bad person for drinking it. Maybe with a crazy spicy meal.

Use it like the pink, pickled ginger you get with sushi - as a palate cleanser - and you're on defensible ground. But in any other situation, if you order this over other craft options, then yeah, maybe you ARE a bad person...

Photo of ruzzal
2.75/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

There is a time and place for it.

Photo of GoNoles
1.65/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

The old school logo tricks me into buying this every now and then in the summer. I'd put it a bit higher than Bud Light.

Photo of Foyle
2.11/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: pours a 1" white head that drops rapidly with very faint lacing. Color is clear pale straw with plenty of streaming carbonation.
Aroma: mild corn sweetness and water.
Mouthfeel: light and fairly crisp.
Flavor: some corn sweetness, a bit of lightly toasted barley, no hops discernible.
Overall: it is what it is. No off flavors and not offensive but not much different from mineral water either.

Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
53 out of 100 based on 3,911 ratings.