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Miller Lite | Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller LiteMiller Lite

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.17%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 10-03-1999

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Photo of SMark
1.98/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce can dated 12256

Poured at 43 degrees with slight head that did not have much retention. Clear, pale and watery with a few small bubbles.

Unable to detect any malt or hops. Clean

Watered down taste of a cold lager.

Nothing off but not able to describe anything exciting.

This is more drinkable in the summer when a good light thirst quencher might be needed.

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Photo of jasonjlewis
1.96/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Holy shit. I used to drink this beer non stop before I got into craft beer. WHAT THE FUCK happened to me? This beer was HORRIBLE. I had to drink keystone light this weekend which I hated as well, but it had no flavor at all so I didn't care that much. This has a gross adjunct and cheap malt flavor. Oh my god, it was gross. I can't believe that I used to like this beer.

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Photo of tvercil2
2.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass.

A - Pale yellow in color with a fast receding white head. Lots of carbonation.

S - Some grains, mostly corn, and not much else.

T - Nothing much here. Very watery with a small hint of grain. Virtually no bitterness.

M - Feels very much like sparkling water, only slightly less carbonated.

D - It goes down easy, but only because theres not much to it. This is basically for people who want something cheap to drink all night, but don't want the beer flavor.

In its defense, I would choose this every time over bud or Coors light, but thats not saying much.

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Photo of DoubleJ
2.07/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Miller's lightweight family member was also sampled tonight, as part of a sampling splurge I did at Vendome earlier today when some beer bottles were reduced to 99 cents. On to the beer:

Well, it's better than Bud Light. There's actually some kind of flavor to this one, mainly of corn husks and sweetness, a lesser extent of hops, and a seltzer-like feeling that finishes dry. I couldn't believe this unitl I tasted it, but after I finished a third of the serving, I started to taste a dose of alcohol reminiscent to cheap vodka. That can't be good. This brew packs an underwhelming 4% ABV, and I'm tasting alcohol? I tried to go on, but I couldn't finish the whole thing.

On the bright side, it has fewest calories of the Big 3 (for what that's worth) and only has a whisker more carbs than Michelob Ultra (also for what that's worth). Ironically, part of my Vendome run involved purchasing a bottle of the latter, which I may soon regret. We'll find out tomorrow.

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Photo of clemtig76
2.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 brown bottle with pull date of 04/09/07. Pours out a pale, light golden yellow. Artifical fizzy white head that doesn’t last long with minimal lacing. The smell is of cereal grains, mostly corn. Light corn taste with a very little in the way of hop bitterness. Off flavors develop as the beer warms. This beer was made to be pounded down quick, not savored.

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

Miller Lite
12 oz brown bottle
Jet ink # on the bottle - 03267 050103
Served in a pilsner glass

Pours a light golden yellow with mini carbonation bubbles that race to the top of the glass. A sudsy bone-white head forms on top and then transforms to a thin lacing.

As with most other beers in the style, the nose is lacking. Whiffs of corn sweetness.

Light & fizzy come to mind after my first sip. Hints of grains and corn nibblets. Flavors of cereal grains and bran with just a touch of honey sweetness.

Nothing special here, as most already know by now. Probably one of the better light macro lagers. There is a semblence of pilsner characteristics, but hardly a "true pilsner beer". For what it's worth, I'd take this over a Bud Light if those were the only two options.

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Photo of kimcgolf
2.4/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This was the same as all other highly advertised BMC’s. Aroma is grainy, flavor is bland and palate is stale. Cheap and tolerable when it’s served very cold, and there is nothing else available, but needs to be avoided if other decent, non-BMC choices,. If I I have to drink a hgihly marketed "light" beer, I’ll stick with Amstel.

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Photo of cameraman
1.11/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A friend of mine drinks this constantly, and wanted me to review it, he was not to happy what he read. It is a pale yellow color with a pillowy white head an inch and a half high, that disappates quickly away. A light floral aroma can be smelt, but nothing else is very present in the scent. The taste, what taste, there has to be more flavor in a bottle of water than this, wait there is some bitterness. No, its gone, no wait its back, now its gone, okay the flavor is schizaphranic. A very thin and watery mouthfeel, with alot of carbonation, I mean alot. Man, my friend drinks alot of this stuff, is almost afraid to try a beer I want him to try. This must be security blanket or something for him, because I can't get one bottle down and somtimes I wonder how he does.

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Photo of Musky
2.71/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer pours a golden color that has a nice head with tight beaded bubbles that are quick to recede. Not much a hop aroma nor does it have much malt character which is within style. Has a watered down taste, but all in all if you are looking for a cheap beer for a hot summer day it will do in a pinch.

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Photo of BeerSox
3/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Out of a can into glass.

Clear light yellow, watered down. Spotty lacing.

Very light grain scents.

Mostly water, some huskyness. Light bodied clean finish with a little grain. Highly carbonated.

It is what it is, goodfor someone watching their calories and doesn't like a lot of flavor.

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Photo of JohnnyM2002
2.2/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Sampled from a 12 oz can, poured into a pint glass right out of the fridge.

OK to start - I'm not going to give it all 1's just because it's a macro..that gets old. I'm reviewing it because I was talking about BA to a friend of mine and he asked me to drink one and review it aloud to him, the same way I would any other beer. Just wanted to get that out of my system.

A - Poured a clear pale yellow that almost looked like it had green highlights along the sides of the glass. A medium head that quickly vanished. A good amount of carbonation.

S - A little grain in the background, but mostly a sour smell. Not overly pungent or anything, just a little musty.

T - It's not necessarily terrible...I don't think I've ever described Taste like that before! A bit on the sour side, and no real flavors jump out. Some pale yeast/grain in the background, but that's about it.

M - Not as bubbly as it appeared in the pour, but a little carbonation left. Definitely goes down easily.

D - Drinkable for me as a session beer? No. But for the person who enjoys light lagers, this would probably fit right in. Definitely goes down like soda, but I suppose that would qualify as a drinkable beer for the category. So I can't really attack SABMiller because they're putting out what their customers want.

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Photo of Daytripper42
1/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I had one of these for the first time in years the other day. Now I remember how bad it is.

I wouldn't drink this swill again if it was the only thing available. I can't even think about drinking this without getting a headache, especially on draft.

It's like three quarters water, one quarter beer. It smells almost as bad as it tastes. I have a friend who drinks this stuff religiously. Every time I go to his house, he offers me one, and every time he does, I politely refuse it.

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Photo of Risser09
1.09/5  rDev -52%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ice cold, 12 oz bottle poured into an American Pint glass

Appearance: 1 Inch head with mild retention. Very small bubbles, completely transparent. Some lace left on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Barely any. Some alcohol and sweetness. Small amounts of malt.

Taste: Ugly. Worse than the Coors Lite I just reviewed. Completely flavorless with an awful bitter taste. Another swallow reveals...NOTHING. No flavor at all. are my tastebuds dead?

Mouthfeel: Carbonation attacks the mouth and dies immediately. Watery. Desolate.

Drinkability: If watery beer is your thing, have at this one. If you want to drink 15 to get buzzed and have to piss every 5 minutes, drink on. Not worth buying.

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Photo of tempest
2.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

One of the better macro light beers, but that isn't saying much. All Miller Lite really has going for it is that it's easy to pound and the taste is inoffensive. Has almost no smell or taste except for that of grainy sugar water. I really couldn't muster more than a glass of this.

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Photo of ewurm
1/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

OK, go ahead and pour it in a glass. I poured pure terror. I am terrified by urine. Head gone instantly. Smells like a corn field, and a hangover. Taste is like corn mixed with water, alcohol, and carbon dioxide. Feels like water in your mouth, maybe a bubble will sneek up on you. Finish makes you want scope. Drinkability is less than zero. If I come to your house and you offer me this, don't let the screen door hit me in the ass on the way out.

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Photo of jmbranum
1.56/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

16 oz. can bought while in San Antonio

Pours a very pale yellow with a small white head.

Flavor is pretty macro. Some malt flavor, but not much. The beer would be much better if they had included a bit of a hop bite. Funky aftertaste.

Drinkable only if very cold or at the end of the night if you are wanting to stay drunk.

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Photo of mnesporov
2.6/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 24oz can with no freshness date to be found.

Appearance: Pale straw yellow with a fine marble white head with little to no lacing that dissipated quit quickly.

Smell: A hint of grain’s and a very clean aroma to it.

Taste: A little bit lemony with a hoppy bitterness that balances each other out. But the taste of processed corn and grains isn’t appealing at all.

Mouth-Feel: Light crisp feeling that leaves a dry mouth-feel.

Drink-Ability: A very light beer that I do not recommend on drinking when there are so many great beers to drink other than this.

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Photo of Byeast
2.26/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This ole brew pours a fizzy yellow , bit of lacin , and head comprised of large white bubbles. The smell is very thin and , some hints of grain, adjunct. Taste is also a watery , light corny/ ghost grain flavor. Crisp carbonation and a clean (but boring) profile make it easy drinking under the sun at a nascar race , but its just a below average light swill beer. It is better than mich ultra , but thats not saying much.

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Photo of maddogruss
2.53/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Good switch off from Coors Light in case you want to switch it up during you're drinking. If out with friends at a local bar where this is served, will go for it sometimes. When poured, develops a decent head without a too impressive smell. Tastes slightly sweeter than Coors Light and very watery. Very carbonated so harder to drink, but still an overall decent beer.

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Photo of Adamthome1
2.42/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poors from a wide mouth 16 oz can a pale, watered down yellow. I can hardly detect the kind of smell typical of light macro, but it's grainy and doesn't really get me excited about what I'm going to shortly taste. Taste hits the back of the mouth quick and is mostly corny and as I look down at the glass I can't help but imaginaing a corn cobb based on taste and appearance. All an all a lack of lingering aftertaste makes it superior than most of it's peers.

I chose over bud light any day, and Coors Light above Miller Lite.

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Photo of KFaulkner
1.83/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

It's Miller Lite; what do you think?

Had one at a friend's house; my first Miller Lite in over a year. I drank this beer quite a bit in college and chose it at the bar when my only other choices were Bud and Coors. Now, I don't go unless there's other choices.

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Photo of Schwarzbart
2.41/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Appearance: Light yellow and very clear with a small amount of lacing.

Smell: The typical lite lager smell with a popcorn note.

Taste: Not much more taste than the typical lite lager, but there is a popcorn note. Unfortunately, the beers aftertaste got worse as I finished the beer or else it wouldn't have been too bad.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and light finish.

Drinkability: I usually end up drinking these when I'm on vacation with friends for the purpose of getting drunk and only after my beer is all gone. This is actually where this beer came from.

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Photo of treehugger02010
2.98/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A solid macro. I split a pitcher with two buddies. For a macro it wasn't bad. There wasn't much head from the pour, but it actually looked like it had a fair about of head in the pitcher, with a very good amount of retention (meaning that if I order a macro). No lace at all. Don't drink and review.

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Photo of deebo
4.28/5  rDev +88.5%
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.

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

Well, this has been in my fridge for a while after a party I had - so I figured what the hell....let's see how it rates. It poured a very clear pale yellow with a thick head that fell quickly. The smell is faint and slightly skunky. The taste is very mild and a bit uninteresting. The mouthfeel is very thin. The drinkability of this is fair, not exciting, but it does go down.

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Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
55 out of 100 based on 1,146 ratings.