Miller Lite - Miller Brewing Co.

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3,834 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,834
Reviews: 1,076
rAvg: 2.16
pDev: 35.19%
Wants: 26
Gots: 429 | FT: 1
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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 elgiacomo
2.55/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

OK, going to TRY to review this to style, and yeah, it's a tick, but whatever...

10oz can, best by Aug 9, 2010.

Pours VERY light yellow with a 1 1/2 finger white head that quickly reduces to a faint cap. Lacing? Maybe for a half-second or so.

Aroma is the best part of the beer, and it ain't saying much. Corn, sweet grain, and that's about it. But the aroma is of moderate can actually smell it which is a plus for the style.

Flavor is incredibly weak, a touch of corn and grain. Very faint.

Mouthfeel is thin, medium carbonation.

Thank god this can had a Taste Protector Lid™, otherwise it may have tasted even worse. For a light adjunct lager it is OK...I guess, but if I want a light beer I'll go for a Guinness every time over swill like this.

Photo of 4amepiphany
2.55/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

This beer has nothing but nostalgia of long drunken nights growing up. The memories of the people and the times we shared is the only reason I am writing this. This beer is pretty much water, water that gets you a little tipsy and sick in the morning, but the conversations, jam sessions, belligerence and total fun had on this beer.. makes it somewhat important.

Photo of afinepilsner
2.55/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12oz can

Miller Lite was a very clear light golden color with a short white head the managed to skick around for about a minute. The smell was very light. There in not much in the wayof taste either, but there is a little something there. The mouthfeel is very light with plenty of carbonation. It's not too bad once you get through two or three cans.

Photo of Lauthaha
2.55/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 24 ounce tallboy into a half-liter beer glass.

Appearance: Pale golden color, not very appealing. Thin, foamy head which left moderate lacing as the head receded. Active carbonation in the glass. Looks okay.

Smell: Gentle dirty hop aroma accented with a rice or corn vibe. Leaning towards the former. Maybe just a touch of an apple scent as well.

Taste: Where? It's really not there. A touch of rice with barely any hop flavor. However, the fact that it doesn't taste "bad" is saving it from an awful rating.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, it never really mellows down. The fizz is almost uncomfortable and makes you want to swallow the beer as quickly as possible.

Drinkability: You can drink it...but it's not necessary. Even as far as "light" beers go, this one is pretty rough.

The first "light" beer to go pro, and it shows. No innovation since it was first introduced, I'm sure. Eh, oh well.

Photo of Contagion
2.55/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

In the glass it's a light straw yellow color. Light passes through it easily; there isn't a hint of cloudiness or impurities to it. When it was poured it formed an inch thick white head that faded quickly to a patching film on top. There was some lacing, but really not much to speak of.

The aroma has a slight metallic hint to it. It's not because it came from a can. I've drunk enough of this to know that it's like this from a bottle too. The main sent is a mix of grains and bread. The taste is Mild and unoffending. You can taste some malts, but not much. It's pretty watery. There really is no after taste, in fact if you eat anything while drinking this beer that pretty much becomes the flavor and aftertaste of it.

This is a light bodied beer. There isn't much to it. The mouthfeel is like you are drinking a glass of carbonated water.

This is my favorite lite/light beer. I can find it just about anywhere and the flavor is so unobtrusive that I can drink it with anything and not ruin the taste. It's usually my go to beer when I'm in a bar that doesn't have a wide tap selection.

Photo of xtremejammn
2.55/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An ok light beer, way overrated in my opinion.

A: A light yellow with a quickly fading heading, very unimpressive.

S: Average hop smell, nothing special, smells of cheap malts.

T: Very watery, average hop pressence, and a slight grainy taste.

M: Decent mouthfeel, not too bubbly, hey I mean it's Miller Light.

D: Decent drinkability, goes down smooth but a little acidy.

Pretty good for a light beer, nothing special, nothing too terrible. Ta Ta.

Photo of EwaldEichstaett
2.55/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Haha, I can't believe some people rate this an A... Even I, being very generous am far from that. Here is my attempt to rate to style:

light golden color with a fizzy head. Smells like a little bit of grain. Nothing else is discernible. Triple Hops Brewed my Ass! I think I even smell a bit of booze! probably because there is nothing at all to cover it up :)

Has a fizzy kind of nothing flavour, a little grain and perhaps a slight sourness. Boring.... The body is quite light and the mouthfeel is rather poor.

Drinkability depends on who you ask... If you ask me, its not.

Photo of xodin
2.55/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Good choice for a low calorie daily alcoholic beverage, but nothing special when it comes to real beer. Clear and smooth, but somewhat watered-down.

Don't get me wrong, though, I consider it among the best of the low calorie mass-produced American brews.

Photo of MMAJYK
2.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pale yellow/gold color. Head is thin and fizzy then goes away quickly.

S- Smells of wheat and hops, but not very good or strong. Also, I catch a little bit of cut-grass.

T- Taste of light grass and wheat. Mostly water though.

M- Mouthfeel is artifical carbonation and that is about it. Very watered down beer. That is about all you can say.

D- Drinkable, but not a beer of choice for me. Only if it is the last beer in the fridge (hopefully that will not happen)

Photo of tone77
2.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is missing for the most part, beer flavored water with a hint of bitterness. Feels light in the mouth and has average drinkability. If only the product could match the advertising, this one is not good.

Photo of witster18
2.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

this beer is not good but far from horrible for the style..
It does have some descent characteristics.
It has a flavor unlike any other light macro. One of the few distictive beers of its style. It is very light on carbs and calories and does have much more flavor than most. Unfortunately that flavor comes off as bitter and corn filled. Very Cold I might accept one if its' A. free B. extremely cold and C. I'm on a 'serious' diet.
Not much good to say other than its better than every other huge player-but unfortunately not worth the 4.99 a six-pack. Not with PBR and definately not if you have Schlitz as an inexpensive option. Utterly distinctive yet utterly forgettable. There is a pleasant sweetness early that hints of hellas style which is kinda nice...

if you have someone who is truly in-the-know on macro's they will attest that this is one of the most 'natural', if not least adjunct ridden brews in the catagory. The brewing process of this one is really held at a little higher standard than some of the others in the catagory, and the result is a notch above for that reason. Not good... but better than BudLt, Michlt, Bud, or any other masspro AB product for sho.

Photo of StevieW
2.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The dummies in the next building over were making steaks and offered me one of these to go with it. It's not as bad as I had convinced myself it was. Clear yellow color, fluffy white head, lots of bubbles. Smell was really bitter and metallic. Taste was mostly bitter, some beerness to it, but had a really thin watery finish, and a sour aftertaste. Light, thin, and easy to drink. The first 2-3 ounces, when cold are pleasant and tolerable. I see why people drink these fast, the longer it sits after 5 minutes, the harsher it gets.

Photo of JayS2629
2.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I can't figure out why this one is so popular.

A- Thin, pale yellow with foamy white head that quickly fades and leaves creamy lace that also disappears quick.

S- Water, corn and grains

T- Water, corn, grains, and metallic tones

M- Crisp, water, refreshing

D- Easy to down, flavorless

Photo of meechum
2.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Went to a hockey game the other day and my friend supplied some beers. I drank them because man law states you don't turn down beer generosity.

It's a macro light lager..out of the can...we all know what it looks like and pretty much what it tastes like.

The Good:

The taste is clean and crisp and when cold does quench the thrist and hit the spot

The Bad:

There is absolutly no hop taste in there at all

The Ugly:

It this stuff warms up..God help you it's like sipping from a urinal..drink them fast

Overall obviously I don't seek this could have been worse and been a Coors which to me is the worst beer I think I've ever had

Photo of slow3v
2.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Nothing special, but better than your average consumer beer. Good on a hot day, always refreshing, etc.

Photo of MerkinMan
2.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

It is hard to be objective with this ubiquitous American brew. How do I eschew my preconceptions and experiences with this one?

A: Super pale, but clear. Very light color -- "straw" would be giving it too much,

S: Not too good. Kind of an acidic smell, that I might call crispy if it were a bit more pronounced.

T: Corn. Not much in the way of hops. Bland.

MF: There really is not one

D: Easy to drink, but hey. I have to say this is better than other light beers, though I usually avoid them altogether.

Photo of againes
2.53/5  rDev +17.1%
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 Duhast500
2.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass from 12oz can.

The color is pale yellow. Is a bit fizzy with a dark white head.

The smell is of light malt and hops but not very strong.

The taste is a bit watered down but is crisp. Has a malty flavor but very subtle.

This beer is good beer for going to a race since only cans are allowed. Also good for camping. This brew is available everywhere and is usually at a low price. Good for a low budget.

Photo of irishman06
2.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

What is there to say really? Another mass produced light beer. While it may not be as horrible as most light beers, it is still nothing special. Watery mouthfeel with lots of carbonation. Smells a little better than soap mixed with urine. My choice hands down out of the big three (Bud, Miller, Coors) however.

Photo of lawman834
2.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear, Pale and Watery. Foamy head.

S: Weak. Kinda corny.

T: Real weak. Why bother? What little taste there is, taste like corn, not beer.

M: Watery. No character at all. Kinda fizzy.

D: Everyone else says that drinkability is the only strong suit in a Domestic Macro. I don't even find this stuff very drinkable. I always end up feeling crummy, especially the next day (do they put laxative in this stuff?).

Overall: Seriously, why bother? I'm not just being mean. If your just trying to get hammered, drink a few shots or something. Maybe drink one of those flavored malt beverages, at least it has some flavor.

Photo of dragonWhale
2.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

What's so special about this beer? It has a Taste Protector LidTM, which I'm pretty sure means that the can is sealed on its top. Pretty impressive shit. I'm digging it.
Poured some into a snifter, some into a tumbler. How is this beer best presented? I can't tell you. It looks pale and watery, barely registering a color. Perfect. Smells like corn, tastes like grains and corn, a little bit of grassy hop. Easy to drink, not particularly enjoyable. At least the entire can is covered in trademarks.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear, yellow body with a thin, fizzy, white head.

Smell: Very minor notes of pale malts and yellow corn.

Taste: Faint pale maltiness, a touch of corn, and a light sweetness. Exceptionally mild bitterness. Abrupt, thin finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: It's fine for what it is, I guess. And so poundable! You can down a pint before you say "I'll meet you at the bottom!" I'll take Remarkably Bland over Questionably Foul-Tasting any damn day of the week.

Photo of Offa
2.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This is ok for a "light" beer and it's certianly better than some things (for example, the 3 Horses Dutch Lager I just tried), but it is, predictably, not very good.

Pale gold (not straw or the sickly pale colour of Coors), it has a thin, airy white head that promptly avanishes to a thin ring and wisps.

The aroma is perfumy, basic lager, strong corn with some hay and grain, thin but ok.

The taste is minerally, thin grain - corn with light old sweetness, soda water quality, light grass-hay bitterness which is exceedingly faint. It has a sweet corn aftertatse but the character persists and does not degrade.

Photo of Algar11
2.52/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of corywalston
2.52/5  rDev +16.7%

Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
53 out of 100 based on 3,834 ratings.