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Miller Lite - Miller Brewing Co.

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1,119 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,119
Hads: 4,210
Avg: 2.27
pDev: 64.76%
Wants: 37
Gots: 850 | 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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Reviews: 1,119 | Hads: 4,210
Photo of BigBry
2.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Wide mouth aluminum bottle, with the new, retro label.
Very pale yellow in color, fizzy foam that quickly disappears.
Smells a bit grainy and sweet.
Taste is light grain with maybe a bit of a lemony finish.
Lots of carbonation, sharp on the tongue, a bit bloating.
Its a light beer, it is what it is.

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Photo of ttroha
1/5  rDev -55.9%

Bottle at Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta. My friends (who have no taste) ordered a large bucket of this beer at the bar while watching the Steelers game. Has the appearance and taste of brown water. Hints of corn and malts. Very light bodied. I didn’t want to drink it, but I had to help them finish the bucket. On the plus side, I didn’t have to pay for it.

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Photo of icefisherman
2.63/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 4

Wow can't believe that I never reviewed this back in the day when I drank it like it was water. To be fair it is pretty close to water. Looks like beer not nearly as impressive as the tv commercials make it out to look but still not bad. Taste not much there in the way of anything. Still will drink this over most other light beers. And in the right company it taste pretty good.

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Photo of stratusjeans
1.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Definitely the worst beer I've ever had. Some beers thankfully have no flavor (Bud Lite) but this tastes like ash to me. If you have to drink one please drink it cold, very cold. Heaven help you if you drink it warm.

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Photo of WestmontStorm
2.3/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

A lot of beer snobs out there hate light beer and especially Miller Lite. It seems to be ground zero for the haters. I have made this beer my choice for years. It is highly drinkable and refreshing. You can go all day on this stuff. Have a couple of craft beers then switch to this brew and never leave the party. Maybe get lucky.

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Photo of rjs246
3/5  rDev +32.2%

Why the hate, haters? When I want to sit down and drink 11 cans of tasteless corporate america-juice, this swill gets sessioned and sessioned HARD. No hangover, no headache. Just hours of upright drunken delightfulness.

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Photo of SaltofOH
3/5  rDev +32.2%

8-31-14. Can. Plastic cup.

A: Pours a 1/8" fizzy head which dissipates to nothing. Ample, abundant carbonation. Clear.

S: Beer. Clean, grainy, bittering hop aroma is very mild. Something spicy.

T: Dry arrival yields to slightly sweet on mid-palate; very little flavor, but what is there is not unpleasant . Crackery. Corny. Seltzer water.

M: Whoa, carbonation! Very light bodied. Feels like seltzer water, too.

O: Pretty decent lawnmower beer. Good for when you just want "a beer" but want to neither think about it, nor get intoxicated (work social functions). For flavor buy something else; for what it is, it's okay.

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Photo of kkleu357
3.36/5  rDev +48%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

This is my go to beer when I’m out partying and not looking to be a beer snob. Miller Lite is what I grew up on. I actually like the smell of it. No real tasting notes to say other than what you would already know. Just an easy drinking beer to have in the clubs.

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Photo of TheLibertyFlamesTaster
2.5/5  rDev +10.1%

It's a Clean beer. It's easy to drink. That's all it is good for really. So many adjunct and light lagers taste just like carbonation to me with like a added sulfury taste.

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Photo of Graham_D_Dillon
4/5  rDev +76.2%

This is now my daily driver. It's really smooth and goes down easy and tastes like beer. There's some corn taste to it which I like but it's basically like every other beer. It doesn't give me a lot of horrible poops and farts; just some poops and farts.

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Photo of Milchad
2.35/5  rDev +3.5%

This is my go to "we're going to drink all day long" beer... Quantity rather than quality. Of the top 3 selling light beers, (Bud Light, Coors Light and this) This on is better than the other 2 options.

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Photo of John9059
5/5  rDev +120.3%

Worlds first light beer. Still the best one on the market Wins several gold medals Miller is the best light beer period from america. It was the first, and does its job better than any other light beer. less calories and lower abv than all other american light lagers. and retains some of the flavor.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.32/5  rDev +2.2%

Had to get one for the throwback bottle. I always did like the "Lite" logo, reminds me of growing up, those neon signs, the hanging rockers outside of taverns...just for old times' sake.

I'm not promising this is gonna be good, but what the hay, right?

Serving style : 12 oz glass bottle, throwback "Lite" style. Poured into a glass.

Appearance (2.5) : Just for kicks I will pour this one. Fluffy foamy white two finger head, bubbly champagne-like appearance, with a pale transparent yellow body. The golden color is actually pretty, I won't lie. You can however, read a novel through it if you feel so inclined.

Smell (2) : Musty and/or rotted corn, mixed with some fresh corn; a little piss (sorry, it's true), day old wheat, a sour pilsner type of smell. A cloying sour sweetness that doesn't really attract points. Better smell than some odd beers I've nosed, but Bud Light actually wins the smell category for this type of beer.

Taste (2.75) : A bit more flavorful than your typical Bud/Coors Light beers, etc. I like the aftertaste, a lot. Still not a great beer per se, but let me get into some adjectives. The musty, pissy, rotten corn is there, but the carbonation seems to tame it. Again, I say, a lot of corn. Miller really likes to get heavy with corn flavors and corn adjuncts in their beers (just taste High Life, you'll see what I mean). A slight fruity white raisin/sour pilsner flavor touches up on the rotten corn's departure and then after the swallow it's pleasantly yeasty - a positive in this case. Again, I won't say this tastes great. In its target demographic however it is above average.

Mouthfeel (2) : Carbonated and kind of rough. Prickly and painful carbonation. Sandpapery. Ends slightly dry but not in a crafty way. I don't know how to explain this one, so I'll just give it a 2.

Overall (2.32) : Miller Lite is one of those beers you choose only if your other options are worse than Miller Lite. You do NOT choose Miller Lite as your main beer. To do so is shameful and you should be whipped with wheat and corn shucks. Maybe even a branch or two. For what it is, "a fine pilsner" it is not, however a "decent light pilsner" would be more appropriate. This has more flavor than the ever popular Bud Light, but BL has the jump on smell and drinkability. Keystone/Coors Light has the jump on drinkability, it is the king of smooth in the light category. Now what Miller has is the flavor. The flavor, baby. That's the only thing saving it. So if you want a "dash" more flavor in your light beer and don't mind chucking the nose and mouthfeel out the window, you may have found your (light) white buffalo.

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Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
2.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A tasteless beer that will bloat you up. I bought a tall can and poured into a glass. Pours golden piss yellow with a white cloud top that don't last long. Tastes like metal and processed corn/malt. Metallic smell of a can. Would make a good lake beer when your broke. Personally this stuff is shit

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Photo of bwood06
2.85/5  rDev +25.6%

Bottle, served in a pilsner glass.

A - Light straw in color with a light, bubbly head. Head dissipates extremely quickly to a very thin lacing. Beer is ultra clear. 3/5

S - Notes of corn, base/sweeter maltiness and a very light, grassy hop. Maybe a hint of spice. 2.75/5

T - Weak maltiness. A bit of corn. Slight hop bitterness on the back end with a hint of pepper. Hint of grass. Very clean tasting. 2.75/5

M - Kind of a scrubbing bubbles sensation on the tongue. Feels like a palate cleanser. Very light and crisp with a dry feel. 3/5

O - Fits the style that it is. Ultra light beer that is nice for hot days in the sun. Very refreshing. Not a beer that will fill you up. If you're not into big flavors, or complexity of flavors, this is a great beer for you. 2.75/5

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Photo of Silvertrees
4.75/5  rDev +109.3%

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.

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Photo of mhsmall84
3/5  rDev +32.2%

One of my original favorite beers. While my tastes have evolved , and I now much rather prefer beers with more taste, I still have a part of me loyal to this old beer. I've many memories through college and at Miller Park!

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Photo of McAfee85
1.37/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Great taste!...if you do not want to taste your beer. Less filling!...like drinking water. Mass produced and cheap. There are much better options for cheap beer.

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Photo of mpipe
2.85/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

A: Light yellow

S: Smells like watered down beer.

T: Not bad, but very watered down. This is like a middle reliever; comes in when the game is out of control.

M: Dry, watery and boring

O: I keep this on the shelf to carry me through the rough times. Start off top shelf, hit the well and the closer comes in the shut it down. Much better tasting than a AB serving. This beer is the guy that bounces between triple A and the Biggs without ever making it into the rotation.

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Photo of rockidr4
2.89/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

What is there to say about Miller Lite? Nothing, really. It's just so bland. Which is okay in certain situations. But, most of the time you would be better served by something else. If nothing else though, it can say that it's better than Bud Light... which... doesn't say much.

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Photo of snitsky
3.35/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Its a light beer and very light in color. Tastes like any light beer which tastes watered down. This light beer tastes better than most other light beers such as Coors Light, Bud Light, etc.. because it has a thicker taste and tastes more like regular beer. However the label lies saying its a Fine Pilsner Beer and its anything but fine. For light beer its drinkable but not something I would prefer to drink or enjoy drinking. Great for parties or events to bring beer to share since its pretty cheap.

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Photo of umustdrink
3.46/5  rDev +52.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed to style, per BJCP category 1A guidelines. I found this in my in-laws fridge, it's not something I would normally drink, but I'm not going to slam it because it doesn't taste like an IPA.

A - Poured a pale yellow color, aggressively poured to get a 1/2" head which faded to just a ring around the outside. No lacing.

S - Sweet corn, a light green apple sourness. Little to no bitterness. I'm not getting any hop character.

T - Light corn sweetness, maybe a slight peppery note. Lingering light spicy flavor.

M - The carbonation provides a nice bite, it's somewhat creamy. It's very light but not quite watery.

O - This is really what a baseline light lager is supposed to taste like. It's clean and light, there are no weird off flavors.

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Photo of Andyyyyyy
1.76/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

The beer looks good as in there is nothing floating in the beer such as a dead squirrel or an employees toenail clippings so that's a win. The rest is pretty self explanatory. Cheap beer, cheap taste, on a high note, you do get the feeling of drinking water when it hits your palate. I am pretty sure this tricks your mind into thinking your rehydrating. There's the silver lining !

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Photo of ryan1788a5
2.56/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Dull straw yellow. Great clarity. The rocky white head actually retains fairly well, but it does settle into a thin cap after a good while. Lacing clings in thin sticky webs.

S: Sweet corn, dried hay, biscuity malt, slight sulfur.

T: Corn, biscuit, hay, ghostly hints of grassy and spicy hops. Sulfur/metallic taste is barely there. Corn and grassy hop on a very abrupt finish. The flavor profile as a whole is very weak and doesn't leave much of an impression.

M: Very light body. A little bit of corny body and creaminess, though it is very thin. Strong scrubbing, seltzery carbonation.

O: If I had to choose one of the BMC beers to drink, this would be it. The lesser evil, if you will. There is actually some hop flavor, and I much prefer the use of corn to some of the more rice-laden adjunct lagers. Still, this is a very uninspiring beer and it has little to offer. It's the sort of beer I'd drink if options were slim to none, but that's it.

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Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
2.31/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Best commercially available crap beer. Lesser of the evils. Good for day drinking. I wouldn't recommend pairing this with real craft beers because it will completely throw off the taste. It definitely tastes better than your typical bottom of the list bud light and coors light.

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Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
55 out of 100 based on 1,119 ratings.