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Miller Lite - Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller LiteMiller Lite

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3,284 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,284
Reviews: 1,025
rAvg: 2.15
pDev: 33.95%
Wants: 11
Gots: 192 | 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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Photo of DrunkMcDermott


1.35/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Aroma? None. Flavor? Can't call it _bad,_ cause there is no flavor at all. I have to give it points for looking like a beer. Was served this by someone who still thinks beer tastes best in a glass that's been in the freezer. Tried to get him interested in a Yuengling I'd brought, but no dice. (Oh, well, more for me!)

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2003 19:08:03 | More by DrunkMcDermott
Photo of euskera

North Carolina

1.83/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Had this out of a keg at a party last weekend...

Look is what you'd expect from a light beer. Smell is grain, corn, and rice..

Taste is the epitome of bland; there's just nothing there..

Mouthfeel is undiscernable, you have to drink this stuff ICE COLD or it'll hurt your stomach. Out of a keg, it's drinkable, but only because you're drinking for volume.

I avoid this stuff like the plague. But, every now and then, it's like going on a junk food binge. Then you wake up with that crap beer headache the next morning...


Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2003 15:13:16 | More by euskera
Photo of ADR


1.88/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Out of a plastic bottle...

Pale, pale yellow, clear as a bell with nothing but a ten second head and no lacing qualities. Aroma is almost non-existant. This is a truly weakly malty beer, vague confectioner's sugar powderiness but not even a sense of light colored corn syrup. Carbonation is adequate but appears too strongly near the close. Obviously poor mouthfeel, the finish is strange -- a mixture of clove, phenolics, and a gassy assertion of raw bran up the back of the nasal passages. Not a macro I'd choose before others.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2003 18:45:57 | More by ADR
Photo of Tballz420


1.4/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Good God this beer is just plain bogus. True Pilsner? Truly horrific. There are a bunch of commercials on tv right now claiming that this has half the carbs, calories, etc as bud light, and coors light. Man it has half the flavor too, and theres not much to work with there. Basically water, not even good for getting wasted.

Serving type: can

09-14-2003 00:20:27 | More by Tballz420
Photo of Ellbert


1.73/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I didn't really enjoy this beer at all. It was watery like most other lite beers i have had. Definitely nothing much to this beer. If i am going to have a light beer from any of the macros i would pass this up and go to a bud light, however I would pass that up and go for a Sam Adams light.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2003 04:51:43 | More by Ellbert
Photo of pezoids


1.83/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Pissy yellow and no head whatsoever. Served close to freezing temperature. Very light – probably the lightest beer I’ve had in a long while. Slight aroma of rice or corn or whatever, hard to tell. No malt or hop presence. I think what I have here in front of me is yellow sea water. The only thing that I’m really detecting is a saltiness. Goes down easy because it’s so light (and cold). Weak in character, weak in substance, overall weak. I can just imagine Ben Franklin or one of our country’s forefathers walking into a pub, asking for an ale and getting served one of these. Heresy!

I can’t wait to try Michelob ultra!

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2003 12:10:09 | More by pezoids
Photo of UncleAl


2.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours to a thick head which quickly dissappears, leaving behind a thin froth with lacing. Somewhat darker in color than Michelob Light, but still a pale urine yellow with good clarity. Light, active carbonation consistent with other light macrobrews. Mettallic, hoppy aroma with a quick afterbite and a trace of hop bitterness on the tongue.

Miller Lite, like Michelob Lite and the hundreds of other nameless, faceless light beers, accomplishes what it sets out to do -- appeal to the masses, and provide ample refreshment. A good thirst quencher, but I wouldn't drink it as a habit.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2003 21:06:44 | More by UncleAl
Photo of SilentSabre

North Dakota

3.53/5  rDev +64.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is probably my favourite American beer, even though I'm not a big fan of the "yellow stuff". I once heard a friend of mine from the United Kingdom say that American beer is for children, and I think that pretty much sums it right up. Anyway, Miller Lite is easily the least awful American beer. It is still quite literally urine yellow and has the typical yeasty, bread smell of all other American beer. The taste, however, at least in my opinion, is pretty good for what it is. A decent, light-weight mouthfeel with a watery finish with alot of carbonation (almost like Sprite in the carbonation dept.). For a near thirst quenching beer on a hot summer day after labouring outdoors, you can't beat Miller Lite: Inexpensive, clean and crisp, little or no after taste, and just a damn good beer to be an American mainsteam beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2003 13:38:07 | More by SilentSabre
Photo of clvand0


2.33/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Well, I probably shouldn't review this because it's so boring. But I will. Pours yellow and boring with very little white head that dies out quickly. Smells kinda skunky. Tastes kinda skunky - but that's all you pay for because it is a fairly cheap beer that is mass produced. This is one of the few that it doesn't matter if you have it out of the can or off the tap, it still tastes the same (a little skunky and cheap).

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2003 20:17:50 | More by clvand0
Photo of marburg


1.33/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

*Fade in to a guy throwing a strike*
*Cut to hot chick staring at said guy*
*Cut back to guy's enormous beer gut*
*Cut back to hot chick sucking on her finger*
*Cut back to guy taking a sip of Miller Lite*
*Cut back to hot chick giving him a freebie*
*Fade out to Miller Lite logo*

At least the commerical would be interesting.

The head looks fake, the aroma is non-existant, the flavor is nothing when cold and ass when warm, it sticks to the mouth, and it's undrinkable at anything above freezing.

Bowling alley beer defined.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2003 02:04:44 | More by marburg
Photo of granger10


2.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

This is definitely better than many other light beers. However that does not make it good. This one actually has a head to it when I did pour it in a glass. But if I drink macros it's usually straight from the container, I don't want to put the effort in. So this had a little metalic taste to it. Very generic beer taste to it, but atleast it's not as watery as other macro lights. Not the worst beer I've ever had.

Serving type: can

07-27-2003 19:50:33 | More by granger10
Photo of Andreji


2.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Phew glad to get this one out of the way. Pours an almost generic golden tone similar to most american macros. No head. Little carbonation. The smell, clearly not worth much to say, is somewhat malty and there it ends.

The taste, terribly soft, has just a bit of bitterness mixed with a bit of sweetness from the maltyness. No carbonation, like chugging down bad water. terribly light body. This is a tasteless waste of time.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2003 22:15:06 | More by Andreji
Photo of Mustard

District of Columbia

1.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12oz. brown bottle; can't find a "bottled on" or "best by" date. Do like the nutritional break down (96 cals., 3.2 carbs, etc.).

Appearance: Sadly, a fairly pretty golden hue accompanied by a snow white one-fingered head which is quick to dissipate. Crystal clear with essentially no lacing.

Aroma: Slightly hoppy grass; faint vegetal notes.

Taste: Mild grain and hop notes; a faint touch of spice. Heavy on a flavor I call "macro-skunk" -- not skunk, per se, but abhorrent nonetheless.

Mouthfeel: Clean, thin and watery; oh so watery.

Notes: There is no reason to drink this. If your goal is to just get buzzed -- and not put on weight -- just smoke marijuana.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2003 05:35:57 | More by Mustard
Photo of Boilermaker88


1.4/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I can only now bring myself to rate this beer after having one at a party last weekend. It was a very weak-looking straw-yellow with little head but a ton of carbonation. Smelled vaguely like cereal with faint metallic undertones.
The taste was, well, unpleasant, thanks to the blast of carbonation and the metallic taste which stomped my tastebuds. I thought my tongue was going to jump out of my mouth in rebellion
Mouthfeel was thin, weak, and watery.
Overall, this reaffirmed the reason why I avoid lite beer in general and mass-marketed stuff from Miller and AB in particular. Next time I'll just politely refuse.....

Serving type: can

07-02-2003 09:15:45 | More by Boilermaker88
Photo of elmocoso


2.38/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

mmmmm... miller light...excuse me, LITE.

Mother n law left a few here, figured i'd review one just for the sake of numbers.

This beer is a very light gold with average carbonation. No head - not even a ring around the edge.

Smell is adjunct, mostly corn with a little malt.

taste is about par for its class, but slightly more bitter than its cohorts.

skip it.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2003 19:41:00 | More by elmocoso
Photo of Redrover


2.1/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pale yellow pour. Chemical head that faded fast.

Not much aroma, perhaps a litle corn and adjuncts.

Taste is bland, but perhaps a bit better than Corrs Light or Bud Light. Some sweetness and lots of carbonation to hide the flaws. Thin mouthfeel. You could pound a lot, but why??

Serving type: can

06-06-2003 18:59:07 | More by Redrover
Photo of Gusler


2.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Last sample 9/7/2000
The after its release from the 12-ounce brown bottle sets in the glass an unbemused gold color with a smallish frothy bright white head and after its erosion, the lace forms a thin but concealing sheet upon the glass. Nose is malt, sweet and fresh with the start lightly sweet, fair malt presence and the top cadaverous in feel. Finish is brisk in carbonation, the hops meek and the aftertaste dry.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2003 16:36:32 | More by Gusler
Photo of yen157

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Brilliant white head on top of a very pale, overly carbonated body. Head comprised of coarse bubbles underneath a medium-fine cap. After a few moments, all that is left was a heterogeneous surface layer. Nose was something like sweet plastic with something reminiscent of herbaceous hops. Very crisp in the mouth once the overzealous carbonation tires a bit. Sweetness was very light and quickly washed away by Rice Crispy graininess. The breakfast cereal carried long into the finish. Yum! A mineral astringency is also mixed in from hard water or carbonic acid or some sperm count reducing chemical they add for one reason or another.

Serving type: can

05-28-2003 05:43:16 | More by yen157
Photo of kindestcut

North Carolina

1.45/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

So, I went to a party and I put a few Murphy's Stouts in the fridge with the confidence that it would be only good beer for the party. And it was. When I had finished my beer, I was forced to scavenge. There was nothing left but Miller Lite...and I thought I'd take the plunge.

Of course the results are predictable. This is a light beer. Nothing else really needs to be said. The color is light...the aroma is light...the taste (what there is of it) is light...this is a beer that nearly doesn't exist. Oh well, I'll try to give some specifics.

The color is a very pale gold, kind of like a glass of mountain dew that has been diluted by melted ice. The head is slight and white.

The aroma, again, is very light but I can detect some hops (waaay off in the distance). Maybe a few were lying in the corner and they decided to sprinkle them in the vat. The taste is extremely distant, very crisp with little to no aftertaste. The one good thing I can say about this beer is that it is a good one for drinking a lot of if you like it, which I don't.

Never again...never again.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2003 10:56:54 | More by kindestcut
Photo of Rootdog316


2.13/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Miller Lite is pretty decent, but can be very inconsistent. It really yet again depends on the mood. Usually after the 3rd or 4th Coors Light and Miller Lite tastes pretty good. One of the better light beers available today, but still cannot top the Silver Bullet.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2003 01:19:29 | More by Rootdog316
Photo of 86MonteSS


2.42/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This is the first cheap beer I've reviewed and definitely one of the better American macro-swills out there. It's not just alcoholic Perrier like many of it's peers. Instead, Miller Lite actually has a little flavor to it. I've always thought it was best out of the can. How the aluminum actually enhances the flavor is beyond me, but I'll just go with it.

Serving type: can

04-28-2003 23:57:36 | More by 86MonteSS
Photo of AtLagerHeads


2.58/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The prototypical light lager beer, this is one that stand outs from the crowd since it makes an effort to keep the flavor while losing the calories. Lightly carbonated clear yellow with a white head and a little lacing effect. Hops are noted in the flavor to balance the grain maltiness. Somewhat watery and thin mouthfeel is improved by not being too fizzy. Not a bad light beer and one is OK in a pinch.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2003 11:27:42 | More by AtLagerHeads
Photo of BeerResearcher


1.35/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Miller Lite's clever and comical TV ads belie the fact that this is one very weak beer. Pale straw in color and flavor. Not too much aroma. Seltzer like effervescence. Here’s my recipe for beer success: Over-boil some rice, let it sit in the water a couple days, remove the rice, add an Alka Seltzer, drop in a penny (for flavoring...and color), wave a hop pellet over the concoction and ferment for two whole days...top it off with a witty advertising campaign…Success!

Serving type: can

03-11-2003 05:38:51 | More by BeerResearcher
Photo of texascarl


2.73/5  rDev +27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Counting carbs? Miller Lite has ~ 3 carbs and you can drink it. You may not like it, but you can drink it. I can't say that about the other low-carb beer(s).

Appearance = pale gold, light to medium carbonation
Aroma = not much, sweet
Taste = sweet but thin, it's not filling. Tastes better than the competition. Daming it with faint praise, I know. I drink it when I'm on a diet, remembering that soon I'll lose enough lard to enjoy real beer again.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2003 16:53:20 | More by texascarl
Photo of Frozensoul327


2.75/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I like this stuff. It's for those of us who drink in larger quantities, and don't want it to show on our stomachs. It's just as the others have put it, not much on color, taste or head, but the high carbonation is where it's at for me. Either way you cut it, there are worse beers out there, and there are certainly better ones too.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2003 13:04:29 | More by Frozensoul327
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