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Miller Lite - Miller Brewing Co.

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3,873 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,873
Reviews: 1,104
rAvg: 2.16
pDev: 35.19%
Wants: 29
Gots: 482 | 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 tyhillman
4.03/5  rDev +86.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite beers. Sure it's a macro so it's not exceptional but is definitely my choice to take fishing or tailgating. Of course there is better beer, but for an American lager it's one of the elites. Much better than Bud Light and the silver bullet.

Photo of goblue3509
1.76/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a golden color with visible carbonation, and little head. The aroma is well missing. Nothing but a musty water smell. The taste is of a slight hop bitterness yet with a bite of skunky beer to it. The mouthfeel is okay not overly carbonated. The drinkability is low, you could have one or two and no more. It is a simplistic beer, instead of triple hop brewing their one hop they could add some citrus notes or some other more flavorful hops.

Photo of VictorEHuskie
1.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is the epitome of piss beer. I absolutely hate it. It is terrible from bottles, cans, and kegs. While it is a part of many good memories I wish I could forget this beer. It is cheap for a reason. I won't even call it drinkable because I hate it so much.

Photo of tobymugg
1.66/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A- More colour than you would expect - probably due to the carmel colouring it undoubtedly contains. Looks like a decent beer.

S- Dosn't smell. Just enough smell to tell it's a beer and not a club soda.

T- If you are out doors, skateboarding or mowing the lawn or enjoying another activity that would mellow you enough and not allow room to contemplate what you are drinking, it's tolerable. Much like a club soda with a bit of skunked light beer added. Horrible with food. To try and pair this with food would be futile. Tastes of watery must.

M- Club soda.

D- Decent if your mindless. But why would you want to get drunk on something like this?

Serving type: can

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 LordAdmNelson
2.56/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Similar to the adjunct lagers--straw colored with some decent head on this one (the result of the most forceful pour ever).

S- Doesn't smell so good--some corn, some bread, some skunk (this one isn't skunked though--I think it's just supposed to be this way...).

T- Oh yes, triple hop brewed... light malt--not too bad. Little or no hops to speak of.

M- Soda, goddammit I want more.

D- Good for getting drunk. Honestly, though, not bad for BBQ/summertime.

Photo of y2jrock60
2.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Very light and pale in color

Smell- Aroma similar to most macros, no hop aroma (must be triple hoped brewed with left over hops)

T- Combination of water and urine

M- Light-bodied, highly carbonated, better than other light macros

Drinkability- Highly drinkable, too bad that's not the only thing I'm concerned about in my beer

I prefer this over CoorsLight and BudLight, but I'd rather drink a non-light beer any day

Photo of OtherShoe2
2/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours very pale yellow with a white foamy head that is gone soon to a skim. No lacing.

Light (Lite!) sour beer aromas with a boiled grain/corn element. No skunk, but not alot that is enticing.

Thin, very watery, with some fair hop bitterness and boiled corn. Good luck finding much else. Finshes clean, as water usually does, on the palate.

Light, decently carbonated, and quenching for the desert dweller.

Overall, I was handed this shit at a family party and had to choke it down. No off flavors, but that's because there aren't any flavors. Why even bother? I see people buy this stuff by the case(S), and it just flat out baffles me.

Photo of bgreg3
3.03/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

From the 40oz.!

app.- very clear light golden with foam that disipates quickly, but thats what they were aiming for.

smell- corn smell that does not inundate the nostrils and some malt , nothing really stands out , but not awful

Taste- Corn , some yeast malt and just a tony bit of hops in the flavor, again not awful

Mouthfeel- Very light although not as light as other light lagers.

Drink- very easy to slam them at partys.

Straight up if I'm going to drink 12 beers its going to be 12 of these, easy to drink low in calories and pretty cheap without being complete shit.

I would not have just one though because nothing stands out in this brew. But I think it's the best of the empire light beers.

Photo of donmonkey1
2.69/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light yellow, bubbly white head with decent lacing, exceptional carbonation that makes me want to dive into the glass.

Smell: A bit on the spoiled corn side.

Taste: Better than it smells. A bit corny/grainy.

Mouthfeel: Watery, a bit of alcoholy stinginess.

Drinkability: Excellent. It's a run of the mill beer, not good but not bad. And it's really mild (weak).

Photo of woodychandler
1.62/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I CANnot believe either their current marketing campaign OR the gullibility of the drinking populace. "Locks In Great Pilsner Taste", "Taste Protector Lid", "Great Pilsner Taste ... Triple Hops Brewed" are all followed on their imprint by "TM" in the teeny-tiniest, sub-agate font allowed by law! Why, you might ask is that important? Because, by law, you CAN and MAY trademark any meaningless slogan that passes across your synapses. That would be like me advertising "Woody Chandler - interchangeable with Hercules, Adonis, and/or Superman!" (TM). Rubbish!

On to the beer: I hoped, for a fleeting millisecond, that I might have actually poured a beer today with some head. Whoops, was I wrong! It started out with a nice, bone-white head, but the fizzy carbonic nature of the beer just erupted right through any head that may have had a chance. Even H. C. Andersen's mermaid had a better chance of becoming foam. I really had to sniff to get the cereal-grain (think Cheerios) smell that so many others have alluded to. It was a weakling at a sand-kicking contest (thx, Charles Atlas). Color was a straw-yellow with a brightness approaching water or glass. Mouthfeel was light and airy, allowing me to drift away on its billowy, puffy feel and forget, blissfully, that I was supposed to be drinking BEER! The taste, thankfully protected by the lid and with a "great pilsner taste" (TM), reminded me that it was "triple hops brewed" (TM). Rubbish! I've had tap water with a better taste and mouthfeel. Utter garbage foisted upon an unsuspecting public by lawyers in cahoots with brewers who should know better. The finish left me wishing for beer.

When the bottom line ($) is the bottom line, spend your money elsewhere.

Photo of Blakaeris
2.47/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours pale yellow with a surprisingly thick soapy head for the style.

Aroma is sweet with a funky vegetal adjunct funkiness.

Taste is initially slightly sour, then a pale, toasted maltiness shines through. Minerally fiinish has a touch of grassy hop.

Mouthfeel is light bodied.

Worth a try if you like a light lager.

Photo of bashiba
2.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The third in a taste off of the 3 big american lights. Bud light, Coors Light, & Miller Lite.

Definitly darker and more yellow than both bud light and coors light. Still a very pale yellow with the typical white head.

The Fullest flavor of the 3 with a bit of corn and light malt with an almost detectable hop presence. Must be the triple hopping.

The mouthfeel is typical watery macro.

Poor drinkablility, so boring.

Photo of againes
2.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A sweeter version of the American adjunct light lager. Whereas Bud is drier, Miller is a little sweeter with more corn/husk flavors. A definite beer for long chugging sessions. Buzz is guaranteed. So is an overflowing bladder and numbed taste buds, forgotten nights, discarded clothing, etc. A beer for long parties where sustainability is key and drunkeness is the goal. Taste? Seriously, WTF? Are we drinking this style for our dedication to craftmanship here? Cheers!

Photo of vishneda
2.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Poured to a glass from a 16 oz. can that seems to trying very hard to convince me this is quality stuff.

Obviously this stuff is as good as trash if you are looking for a quality drink. One plastic cup of this stuff gives me a headache every time.

But that's pretty much what Miller Lite is trying to be. It's easy to find and easy to drink. As far as light macros go, it's probably the best. It's certainly one of the least offensive.

Photo of DoctorStrangiato
2.06/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a beer glass.

Appearance - pale yellow colour with fast disappearing head, thin layer of surface bubbles. Highly carbonated.

Smell - very little aroma with only adjunct corn scent with a minimal hop extract smell.

Taste - taste matches the smell. Watery, lacking in any form of flavour, save the thin corn-herb flavour. Short aftertaste of watery, thin, tinny bitterness.

Mouthfeel - while lacking in taste and character the beer is reasonably smooth. Lack of taste is offensive to the palate but the smoothness gets it by.

Drinkability - easy drinking product, but not very good. If it's cold, it borderlines acceptability for a filler product. Not great though.

Photo of ruckus232
2.33/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 Ounce brown bottle

Appearance: Light straw color with little to no head

Smell: Sweet corn smell, but stronger then some light beers

Taste: It has more flavors then some light beers but I don't really care for it. It is almost like they tried really hard to have it be a more flavorful beer but the taste is nothing all that great.

Photo of philbe311
2.33/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - Pale copper color... An ever so slight pure white head quickly dissapates... Lots of moderate paced carbonation...

S - Almost none existent... Just the slight hint of toasted malt... Possibly a tinge of mild weak hops... Not bad or off-putting, but completely boring and bland...

T - Mild malt... Sour dough... Some bready characteristics... Not much else...

M - Slightly fizzy... Light bodied... Thin... Cotton mouth feel after each sip...

D - Overall, just a little more color, flavor, and drinkability than other BMC light beers... Ever beer has its time and place and this is a tolerable stand-in for times when there are limited choices (ball games, bachelor parties, etc...)

Photo of MadTown1000
3.13/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light, almost transparent yellow with a high-foaming, quick-dissipating sudsy white head. Does leave some lace along the glass. Just a bit of corn-and-hop aroma out of the can, slightly wet-cornier out of the glass.

I may lose my membership for this, but in the annals of how things can taste, Miller Lite really isn't that bad. Obviously it's completely lacking in any sort of character or complexity. As their ad once put it, it's brewed in vats the size of Rhode Island. But considering the style, it's smooth, refreshing, unobjectionable, and basically how I'd expect a light beer to taste. I won't be running out to buy it, but I won't turn it down either.

Photo of TLove
1.5/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

(From notes)

Grainy and unsatisfying. The quintessential watered-down beer.
Crisp and often cold, but never refreshing or worthwhile.

Pours clear yellow with an immediately-dissipating froth head.

Taste and smell are indistinct and muddled. Too grainy and hard on the palate.

Poor finish and leaves a touch of runny malt on the back end. Too dry to finish well.

Photo of merryjoulton
1.87/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear pale light yellow with a foamy head that has zero lacing. Smells like a frat party... ok I'll give it a little more credit and say a college bar on a Monday night with $1 drafts. Taste is basically nothing, I think I had some corn stuck in my teeth though. Mouthfeel is horrible, not even comparable to sparkling water... just plain water. Drinkability is fine I guess... if you can drink water you can drink Miller Lite.

Photo of civilizedpsycho
1.69/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Clear and a pale gold. It looks like your typical Light Lager. Small head that dissipates quick.

Smell: I noticed virtually no aroma with this beer. Maybe some small sweet smells, but not much.

Taste: Same with the smell, there simply isn't much there.

Mouthfeel: Very thin and watery, with a little bit of carbonation to fill it out very slightly.

Drinkability: Not very good. Not something I would get again.

This beer, while it didn't offend me or anything, it did nothing to impress me. It's just kind of...there.

Photo of cnally
2.3/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drinkability, baby.

Pours with a one finger white head that dies down very quickly. Pale yellow color with few carbonation bubbles.

Scent is a sweet grainy aroma. Wheaty, slightly sour...your typical cheap light lager.

Slightly sweet flavor. Is that some type of malty aspect? Nah, couldn't be. Very grainy flavor like bread and saltine crackers. No real quality of hops or anything decent like that.

Crisp, light feel with enough carbonation to go around. Not so bad.

Drinkability. It is their catch phrase. And I get it, in a way...this beer can appeal to the masses and they make no joke about appealing to the lowest common demoninator. So there you are. You could easily drink this at a cookout. You just may not enjoy it.

Photo of br3wmeister
2.03/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Medium sized whit head with fair retention and no lacing. Bright gold colored beer.

S- Corn, Copper and two row malts, there was a hint of hops as well.

T- Corn, slight metallic flavor, light malt and a hint of bittering hops.

M- Light and watery, not much to talk about here.

The best part about this beer is that it was free. For a style that is (maybe falsely) associated with "drinkability" it took me quite some time to finish a pint, and I did not want another. It is not the worst beer I have had but i would not spend money on it.

Photo of pmccallum86
2.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A thin watery beer with very high levels of carbonation.

Pours a very big thin head. This beer is bland watery and terrible.

The taste is very bland and thin, there is a slight beer taste there, but it's had to find.

Do yourself a favor and get a real beer, not this watery yellow fizzy crap.

Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
53 out of 100 based on 3,873 ratings.