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Miller Lite - Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller LiteMiller Lite

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3,715 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,715
Reviews: 1,057
rAvg: 2.16
pDev: 34.72%
Wants: 19
Gots: 361 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 10-03-1999)
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5/5  rDev +131.5%

RobbieD, Jun 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +131.5%

cfoley, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of alalvarez75
4.78/5  rDev +121.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had in a bottle, delivered in a bucket. No Glassware needed!
Cost, $1
Neck - VORTEX!

A:Hazy Straw Yellow

S:Light Hop notes

T:Light and refreshing, slight taste of hops with a crisp clean finish

M:Wow it is nearly as refreshing as water which is what the style is going for.

O:This is the best of the Light Lagers that I have from any of the big guys. As stated, if rating to style, this is one of the top beers in this category... if I want to kick a midget then yes, I'd rate all of the big guys beers with a 1.5... but this one doesn't deserve it.

alalvarez75, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of Joefred
4.76/5  rDev +120.4%

Joefred, Friday at 12:41 AM
Photo of Dougal
4.75/5  rDev +119.9%
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.

Dougal, Nov 06, 2007
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4.75/5  rDev +119.9%

cjnuxoll, Apr 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +119.9%

pbrplease, Jul 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +119.9%

Martok812, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Silvertrees
4.75/5  rDev +119.9%

Amongst macro light beers, this is one of the very few (if not only) that somehow manages to squeeze in a pinch of pilsener/helles-like flavor. Since I appear to alone in rating ML based on the fact that it is light, I proudly recommend this as one of the best in the category. While I've had an occasional micro light lager that surpasses Miller, these have been rare and hard to come by. Obviously, this is not a style commonly braved by craft brewers. Personally, I think this is a pity, as there remains so much unexplored potential... That's right, believe it or not, light beer can actually be good and I challenge any brewers reading this to see if they.have what it takes to manifest such a brew! As it stands, this is pretty much as good as light lagers get. Minus .25 for ad execs spelling like Toys-R-Us kids.

Silvertrees, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of RyanLaCount03
4.61/5  rDev +113.4%
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.

RyanLaCount03, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of Treath
4.58/5  rDev +112%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a football textured 24oz can into a glass mug. First time tasting it.

A- A nice clear yellow color. Lots of bubbles streaming up. A finger of head that dissipates into a thin frothy ring. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

S- Very faint corn smell. Maybe a tiny hops. Water. Not offensive

T- Fresh clean watery taste. Water, Corn, Hops, slight metallic taste. Not much malts. Not offensive. A nice light grassy aftertaste.

M- Highly carbonated. Crisp. The bubbles tickle the mouth. Refreshing.

Drinkability- Very smooth and goes down easy. Awesome drinkability.

O- Overall, I think this is an awesomely refreshing light beer for a hot day.
It really quenches the thirst without any bad off tastes. Way better than most other light beers.

Treath, Sep 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +108.3%

AlexaBlevins, Jul 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +108.3%

liq, Jan 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +108.3%

Richie23, Apr 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +108.3%

buckfever5, Jul 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +108.3%

TxMdScotty298, Oct 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +108.3%

Sean305, Jul 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +108.3%

jeffyboy65, Jul 27, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +107.9%

Captain3612, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of Adam2200
4.47/5  rDev +106.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

this is a classic lager with a very high drinkability anfd a good taste. the beer is very generic but flavor is nice. this i one of choice for my wife and most of the community and I think is because of the less filling part of the beer. the phrase drink more and feel less full is the term well said. This beer i like but I don't buy too much of.

Adam2200, Feb 27, 2008
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4.36/5  rDev +101.9%

Dansparks, Oct 23, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +101.9%

Grunella, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of deebo
4.33/5  rDev +100.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

One of the best light lagers in the US market, much better overall then other mass produced beers.

A=A yellowish-brown color with a frothy head that dissipates quickly (much darker than the other big American brewers light beers-coors, bud)

S=Decent barley aroma with a touch of hops, aroma volatiles are a little stronger then most light lagers

T=For a light beer it has a good "beer" flavor, not a watered down taste at all, very consistent taste

M=High levels of carbonation, very low viscosity

D=This is a beer you can drink all night without getting sick of it.

deebo, Oct 13, 2006
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4.33/5  rDev +100.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Well now, let me preface this by saying that this is not a good beer. It is good for the style, hence the numbers, but it is not good if taken out of that particular arena.
Having said that, this is the most beer-tasting lite beer I've ever had. Slight malt and corn presence with a crisp, bubbly (very thin) body and a sweet aftertaste. I wouldn't mind knocking a few of these back. Heck, I might even buy a pitcher of it if I were out with a crowd that didn't dig real beers.
Overall: It is drinkable, which for a lite beer, is a huge accomplishment.
I didn't hate it.

shbobdb, Jan 16, 2006
Photo of kdawg105
4.3/5  rDev +99.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great light beer! I think it has a very distinct smell and taste. It is a balanced light beer which I am starting to think I like more than bud light. It seems to have much more flavor and body. Overall for a light beer would surely recommend! Enjoy all Advocates!!

kdawg105, Jul 14, 2011
Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
53 out of 100 based on 3,715 ratings.