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Miller Lite - Miller Brewing Co.

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2,908 Ratings
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Ratings: 2908
Reviews: 1007
rAvg: 2.15
pDev: 33.95%


Brewed by:
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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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

1.96/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Poured into a fluted pilsner glass.

Look: Light golden color. Foamy white head that hangs around for a while, surprisingly. Light foamy lacing initially.

Aroma: Metallic, grain, corn, rice adjuncts? Faint sweetness.

Taste: Initial sweetness gives way to a very beery taste. Metallic notes blend with corn husk, faint alcohol, and a watery, slightly sour finish.

Mouthfeel: Light, thin, carbonated.

Overall: Just not any real ingredients to identify in this.

Serving type: can

04-12-2013 21:27:31 | More by JuicesFlowing
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Bockrules

New Mexico

2.93/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from the can into a pilsner glass

A - Pours a perfectly transparent light straw with tons of carbonation rushing to the frothy, three-finger, white head. Head is reduced to a ring of bubbles about half way down the glass. Leaves behind several substantial splotches of lacing.

S - Just a hint of slightly stale corn adjusts upon opening the can, otherwise it may as well be sparkling water. In the glass, just a hint of cereal adjuncts.

T - A bit of cereal malt upfront. The body is exceptionally clean with just a light happiness to balance out the subdued cereal grain notes. A bit more hop flavor as the beer passes over the back of the tongue leads to dry cereal adjunct and light hop finish.

M - Light bodied and highly carbonated. An iota thicker than soda water, but with a rather pleasant dryness.

The second of the big three I've reviewed. As with any cheap macro, my scores are scaled to reflect how well the beer achieves its intended style/objective. I must say that although appearance and aroma is somewhat lacking compared to bud light, the flavor is much cleaner and the mouthfeel benefits from an added dryness. This beer does a better job of hiding that it is based on cheap adjuncts and beats out Bud Light in my opinion. Overall, a middle-of-the-road Light American Lager.

Serving type: can

04-04-2013 04:24:48 | More by Bockrules
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Badger72

Louisiana

1.48/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Forced to drink this because my father-in-law swears by it and it is one of the only beers available at football/baseball games. The smell is a very weak one and you can smell the corn and rice they use to brew it. The color is pale golden and it just looks watered down. Tastes very coppery,like I'm drinking the can and not the beer. Overall I really don't like this beer at all and kind of hate myself after drinking one, but sometimes it is either this or don't drink beer at all. Obviously my choice is beer.

Serving type: can

04-03-2013 14:26:59 | More by Badger72
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.05/5  rDev +41.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pretty good light beer but I prefer Bud Light if I am going to drink a light beer.

A: Light golden color.
S: Nothing strong but I guess I would say grains. malts, and corn.
T: Very light, watery
M: Light bodied, medium carbonation

Not bad for a light beer but certainly nothing worth bragging about in terms of creativity and taste.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 04:07:34 | More by BlueMoon10
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hermit990

Illinois

1.89/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Review date: 10/8/2013. Best before 12/23/2013.

Appearance: Extremely clear, golden color. Tons of carbonation streaming up the glass. Pours about two fingers worth of a bright, white head that quickly recedes. Minimal lacing left upon the glass.

Smell: Nothing much to describe. Some very faint notes of sweetness, light corn aroma. Passing notes of cereal grain. Very hard to pick out at first, but they intensify as the beer warms.

Taste: Very light. Some more sweet corn character at the front of the tongue. A bit of an artificial sweetener taste, fading into some light cereal grain. Just a touch of bitterness at the end, but very faint. As it warms, more of that artificial sweetener finish.

Mouthfeel: Very little body to this one, much like drinking water. The carbonation does scrub over the tongue aggressively at first, backing off as the beer warms up. Very easy to drink.

Overall: Well, the "Lite" is certainly accurate, very light on aroma and taste before it warms up, and when they do emerge from blandness, they're not a pleasant change. Very easy to drink, and can be enjoyed in an appropriate atmosphere, but overall it's a very unremarkable and forgettable beer. Drinkable, but not really worth picking up.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 02:44:49 | More by hermit990
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

1.36/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.25

A - Pours a dark golden-bronze with a very thin white head that disappates quickly and leaves no lacing.

S - Smells pretty much like a box of cheerios. No adjuncts, just grains.

T - Follows the nose. This is the grainiest tasting beer that I have ever had. It's blander than cheerios ( If that is even possible ).

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Leaves a funky aftertaste.

O - Overall, If I had a choice between this and Bud Light, I would take Bud Light anyday. This is one of the most unpleasant beers I have ever had. A wee bit of creamed corn may have saved it ( Now that's saying something! ) But it never comes and stays all grain.

Serving type: can

03-05-2013 06:06:20 | More by SometimesIfart
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Jsteez

China

1.71/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a dimpled beer mug from a 24 oz. can.

This is the 4th beer in my hunt for America's great American adjunct style lagers, or piss beers.

A-Pure straw yellow in color. actually, the appearance was about the best thing this beer had going on. It poured a 1/2 inch bubbly head that dissipated into a thin bubbly surface, which left some lace on the glass. I was surprised for a light beer!

S-some grain, some malt, some piss.

T-Some piss, some tap water, some soda water. Perhaps some grainy-sweetish-malt in the aftertaste.

M-very wet and it felt like carbonated water. High carbonation.

Overall, I buy this when I want to save a little cash or if I am experimenting, for example: trying to find a great American Adjunct lager. This is definitely on the low end, but I would buy on occasion during the summer.

Serving type: can

02-26-2013 14:22:15 | More by Jsteez
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Wrigfen

South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +73.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

If you are going to drink a light beer then this is the best one I found so far based on calories per alcholol content and overall taste. Let's face it a light beer will never compete with most good regular beers but if you want a few and are counting calories this is my number 1 in the low calorie category. My regular staple.

Serving type: can

02-23-2013 19:10:38 | More by Wrigfen
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RyanLaCount03

Wisconsin

4.61/5  rDev +114.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2013 18:55:07 | More by RyanLaCount03
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tubeyes

Texas

2.13/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A clear sickly copper, soapy white head was gone after a few blinks, no lacing
S some breadiness and sweetness.
T more sweet breadiness, cheap maltyness.
M heavy carbonation, watery bubbly mouthfeel, bready aftertaste.
O cheap bready sweet throughout as expected. Thanks Kam!

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 04:34:12 | More by tubeyes
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Alextricity

Michigan

2.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Decided to have this for the first time after I was already tipsy off of a number of craft beers. It was two bucks for a bottle, so I wanted to just try it for once.

I don't even need to specifically rate this beer for appearance, taste, etc ... it's an effing adjunct. When put alongside something like a Bud Light, I'd say this tastes better than that for a light beer. It has more flavor. The thing about that is, it's still an adjunct lager, and being that, it doesn't exactly taste that great.

I'd drink this to get a buzz or get drunk, but it's not a beer I'd ever care to drink when I'm just chilling out. As expected, an unimpressive beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 04:25:39 | More by Alextricity
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Mavigo

Michigan

1.16/5  rDev -46%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Surprisingly enough, I've never had this before, well actually it's not surprisng but I would've imagined I had at least tried this once before, but I guess not. Feedback from my friends had been mostly negative so that's probably what kept me from trying this.

A: Pours a clear yellow with not head or lacing to speak of.

S: Very faint. Smells like corn, rice, grass, and funk.

T: Tastes like nothing almost, bit grassy, rice and corn with a strange after taste, probably alot of artificial ingredients in this as well.

M: Very carbonated, unbalanced.

O: Meh, just meh, cheap beer for cheap thrills, would not have this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 01:45:25 | More by Mavigo
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dhannes

Wisconsin

1.79/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Poured chilled from a 7 oz. shorty (that I bought for my sister-in-law who only drank one of the 8 bottles) into a Perfect Pint. Paired with chicken pot stickers.

A=Well, it is a shade of yellow...greenish tint makes it rather unappealing. Head reached about two fingers for about a half a minute.

S=Faint whiff of hops and sweet corn.

T=After the first sip, I decide to pour another 7 oz. bottle into the glass to get the full benefit of a full glass and then let it warm up to about 45º. First 1/4 of the glass--nothing...like food coloring and a bit of sugar in water. As the beer warmed up, a faint flavor emerged...more maltiness than hops, surprisingly. Still, very faint flavor overall and overpowered by the pot stickers.

M=Very light body and above average carbonation.

O=I used to drink Lite a lot when I was younger, mostly with friends and larger quantities, so I was hoping that the reason I drank this so frequently was that it tasted good. I was wrong. Again, this is nowhere near as flavorful as Busch Light, and I will not buy this again...not even for my sister-in-law. I will pair will pizza next time and report any changes.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 00:34:11 | More by dhannes
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sDon


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

I remember drinking this beer in college to get drunk at clubs. After living in Munich for awhile and returning to the USA and drinking this beer in a bar, I am glad that the main Bavarian breweries still honor the purity laws for beer.

It tastes like water from an impure well, but it is also alcoholic and you will start to feel dizzy when you drink enough of it. Its virtue is that it is more palatable than some other domestic beers sold in the USA. That is about the end of it...

Serving type: on-tap

01-11-2013 23:39:24 | More by sDon
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Amalak

New York

1.1/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A. It pours with an ever-so-slight yellow hue. Basically looks like water with a dab of food coloring. Clear. No head or lacing. Some bubbles.

S. A malty and slight sour scent.

T/M. It has a metallic malt taste, but mostly flavorless at first. As it washes down, though, it leaves a sour lemon taste underneath. Light bodied, as you would expect.

O. Just like any macro Lite beer, this is just terrible. No flavor except for a skunked-like aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 01:03:10 | More by Amalak
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slow3v

New York

2.53/5  rDev +17.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 21:50:29 | More by slow3v
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emerge077

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

One of those beers that is always around at family gatherings but rarely drank, and even then never contemplated. It pours an extremely pale sickly yellow color, with a decent level of lasting surface coverage at least. Some wispy lace around the edges of the glass, and rapidly rising trails of champagne carbonation visible.

Basic soggy grain aroma, minerally dishrag, nondescript to the point of nonexistence.

Taste is dull and flat, ghostly pilsner malt with hint of apple from the lager yeast in the aftertaste. Watery and overly gassy with co2. Finishes very clean, like nothing almost. An ubiquitous macro, just one of those things that blends into the landscape, like stale pretzels and dirty ashtrays. Unexciting and bland from all angles.

Pairs well with reruns of BBQ Pitmasters and United States of Bacon.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 03:24:59 | More by emerge077
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barczar

Kentucky

2.73/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a brilliant golden straw with a solid one inch eggy head that slowly dissipates, leaving sheets of holy lacing.

Lightly skunky, grainy sweet malt and a touch of floral hops form the initial aroma. A background of lager yeast esters are present, along with corn.

Flavor is less sweet, with a biscuity malt backbone and an underpinning of floral hops. There's a funky tang, not nearly as noticeable as in bud light, but it's there. Slightly metallic, as well. The finish is a touch dry

Body is light, with moderate carbonation.

Sweeter than I remember, fairly clean minus that tangy note.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 07:13:05 | More by barczar
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Fatehunter

Oregon

1.43/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

From the 32 oz can into a tulip glass. Three fingers of head with a low retention rate on an almost clear golden colored body.
Smell is grain with a bit of last night's breath.
The taste is not offensive, but it is flavorless... except for the odd sweet finish. Actually, the sweetness starts in the middle and does not help.
Sticky texture with moderate carbonation and medium body.
Nothing to offer and tough to like. 29 oz down the drain.

Serving type: can

12-11-2012 03:51:37 | More by Fatehunter
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aibkstaff

New York

4.18/5  rDev +94.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful crystal clear yellow.

The aroma is kinda lagery and corny.

Tastes of water corn and rice with a touch of skunk.

Mouthfeel is quite nice. It's smooth light and crisp.

For what it is I think it's a great easy drinking beach beer.

Serving type: can

12-03-2012 17:40:39 | More by aibkstaff
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jjamadorphd

Florida

1.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This was my first foray in quite sometime trying a mass-marketed beer - wow, how surprised I was to find it disappointing.

It was a punch-top Miller Lite with your average appearance out of the can. The smell was barely there and the stuff sloshed around in my mouth with so much carbonation, which I have really begun to accept i just don't like. The taste was very watered down - it was like drinking barley flavored water, and i gave it an overall rating at a two only because the appearance and smell to me was about as good as what I've been trying lately. Again, overall, it's something i'll only drink if there's nothing else to partake of and it's free.

Serving type: can

11-25-2012 05:02:49 | More by jjamadorphd
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Cavanaghty

Maine

2.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear yellow, with about 2 fingers of white head, little bit of lacing.

Smell: Sugar, alcohol, corn, rice, malts. Nothing really sticks out.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Sweet corn and rice, with alcohol.

Overall: For a light lager it is not bad, but far from my first choice for beer.

Serving type: can

10-26-2012 22:17:21 | More by Cavanaghty
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funkyaudio

Illinois

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

ou can really taste the triple hops brewing in this beer. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.resin, floral, citrus, dough, barnyard, leaves, alcohol, banana, rotten eggs, pale, clear, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, umami, light body, thin feel, fizzy, astringent,

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 04:57:07 | More by funkyaudio
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pkalix

California

3/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

depends on the occasion, ambiance, situation, etc... mowing the lawn- it's a darned fine beer... ordering it draught at the local squeeze bar where the girls are letting it all hang out for a bigger tip- it's a darned fine beer....bringing a couple cases of it home for numerous neighbors after your next door neighbor has just returned home after a 10 month stay away from home due to a divorce- yep, still a darned fine beer. lookin' for an easy evening in front of TV sports with some fine grub... yeah, it'll work. but sitting home sampling beers and pretending you're michael jackson critiquing world class brews from around the world- yeah, right. this was my dad's beer (RIP old man). when i took his keg/frig out of his apartment when he was locked up, and brought it home to my barracks at nellis afb, it had miller lite in it. we all went crazy with it. not because it was good beer, but because it was a STINKIN' KEG!!! and then we bought ANOTHER ONE!!!
well, tonight finds me cracking open a bottle of $100, 18 year old, single malt scotch (just wanted to see what all the fuss is about, ya know?) and after the first petite pour was down, i popped open a can of this glorious brew as a chaser for the next pour. plus, i need to get really buzzed before the girlfriend gets home for reasons i can explain later....
so, without further ado . . . .
A- typicaL, generic, american, commercial pi$$ color . . . .
S- typical, generic, american, commercial pi$$ smell (but still better than buttwiper)
T- typical generic, american, commercial pi$$ taste (but still WAY BETTER than buttwiper)
M- typical generic, american, commercial pi$$ taste (trust me, it was more difficult and annoying to cut n paste this than it would have been to simply write it)
O- come on. this stuff is WAY easier to session (if you really have to) than those other typical, generic, american, commercial pi$$ beers on tap at the local skank bar. WAY EASIER to continue drinking throughout the night although at such a low ABV you'll need to mix in a few whiskeys to get to your 'happy' place.
there's a place in costa mesa, ca, called the goat hill tavern. about 20 years ago it featured a $100 lunch special of Dom Perignon and hot dogs. i feel like that lunch special tonight.
so anyway . . . . . the miller lite is okay. the good whiskey made it pale, but it was a good side note.
thank god for belgium and germany.
update- forgot to mention the hilarious review (and call name) of LACQUEREDMOUSE earlier. dude, if i had thought of that name i would have been bummed to find out it was already taken. but it was also right on the mark....

Serving type: can

09-15-2012 01:34:22 | More by pkalix
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ubenumber2

Arkansas

2.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Mowing the yard , dont care what the neighbors think kind of beer. Ive had 3 great beers and just want to binge drink kind of beer. You get the picture , put it up against , Bud Light , and any other American beer and it would be hard to pick out in a blind taste test

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 15:31:24 | More by ubenumber2
Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
53 out of 100 based on 2,908 ratings.