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Miller Lite - Miller Brewing Co.

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53
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3,302 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,302
Reviews: 1,025
rAvg: 2.15
pDev: 34.42%
Wants: 11
Gots: 198 | 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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lacqueredmouse

Australia

1.43/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tried from a can on board a United Airlines flight from Seattle to San Francisco.

Pours a lurid pale yellow, straddling the line between fluorescent and colorless. Head is a filmy, insubstantial ring of grey-white. Such a light body. So poor.

Nose lightly sweet, with corn syrup aromas dominant, but surprisingly, not much cooked corn veggie characters. Slight stale pee character to it, along with some almost hints of sweet pepper. No, it's not good, but it's neither actively offensive nor characterless.

Flavour is worse, however. Grainy corn husks, light pastry characters, bran mush and a lingering sweetness which cloys at the end. Feel gives the effect of seltzer water. Less filling? Gimme a break! Its gassy and bloating.

Yep, actively bad brew. Of the 3 options on the plane, this was the one I'd yet to review, and given it was free I thought it was worth doing. But even now I'm done I'm having second thoughts.

Serving type: can

07-18-2012 09:06:19 | More by lacqueredmouse
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.13/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2006 16:17:45 | More by tempest
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

2.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

In my opinion, this is much better than Coors or AB in terms of a nice, tasty, drinkable light beer. On the bottle it says its a true pilsener.. which I don't really taste or believe, but that's besides the point. Basically its extremely drinkable and has a decent amount of flavor which puts it ahead of the other big guys... it's Miller Time.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2008 19:23:22 | More by oriolesfan4
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

1.58/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I CANnot believe either their current marketing campaign OR the gullibility of the drinking populace. "Locks In Great Pilsner Taste", "Taste Protector Lid", "Great Pilsner Taste ... Triple Hops Brewed" are all followed on their imprint by "TM" in the teeny-tiniest, sub-agate font allowed by law! Why, you might ask is that important? Because, by law, you CAN and MAY trademark any meaningless slogan that passes across your synapses. That would be like me advertising "Woody Chandler - interchangeable with Hercules, Adonis, and/or Superman!" (TM). Rubbish!

On to the beer: I hoped, for a fleeting millisecond, that I might have actually poured a beer today with some head. Whoops, was I wrong! It started out with a nice, bone-white head, but the fizzy carbonic nature of the beer just erupted right through any head that may have had a chance. Even H. C. Andersen's mermaid had a better chance of becoming foam. I really had to sniff to get the cereal-grain (think Cheerios) smell that so many others have alluded to. It was a weakling at a sand-kicking contest (thx, Charles Atlas). Color was a straw-yellow with a brightness approaching water or glass. Mouthfeel was light and airy, allowing me to drift away on its billowy, puffy feel and forget, blissfully, that I was supposed to be drinking BEER! The taste, thankfully protected by the lid and with a "great pilsner taste" (TM), reminded me that it was "triple hops brewed" (TM). Rubbish! I've had tap water with a better taste and mouthfeel. Utter garbage foisted upon an unsuspecting public by lawyers in cahoots with brewers who should know better. The finish left me wishing for beer.

When the bottom line ($) is the bottom line, spend your money elsewhere.

Serving type: can

06-30-2009 21:56:44 | More by woodychandler
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -7%

03-08-2013 00:14:40 | More by orangesol
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -7%

11-29-2011 21:03:38 | More by InspectorBob
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

2.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Pours a crystal clear pale golden yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall fizzy bright white head that quickly reduces to nothing but a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal lacing is observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of musty grains, rice, and corn.

T: Light flavored, not a lot to the taste at all - there are hints of adjunct malts (grain and corn). Very faint bit of bitterness in the finish but it does not linger.

M: Light bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Thin and watery.

O: Easy to drink and sessionable but that is likely due to the fact that the smell and taste are just about absent (and the low ABV). I will likely be avoiding this one (even at the free conference bars) in the future.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 17:59:04 | More by dbrauneis
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

1.68/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a three finger, white head that quickly fades leaving some lacing. Insipid pale yellow color. Very light carbonation and very light bodied. Faint skunky nose. Has a tinny watery flavor, faint hops in the background, good lawnmower beer if you can stand the tinny flavor. $4.99 for a 6-pack from Market Basket Concord, NH. Needed to buy this stuff for a party, amazing how quick it goes!!

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2006 21:47:05 | More by jdhilt
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Zorro

California

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

Pours a standard Macrobrew yellow.

Smell is sweet with some malt smell. Mild grain and a whiff of flowers maybe?

Taste is actually present! Tastes mildly sweet with some grain and earthy flavors.

Mouthfeel is present, not great but it beats the last 4 Light beers I tasted.

Drinkable, It is not GREAT but it beats everything I have tasted except Sam Adams Light.

Serving type: can

03-10-2004 03:59:29 | More by Zorro
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

1/5  rDev -53.5%

05-12-2014 01:19:29 | More by Georgiabeer
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DoubleJ

California

2.05/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2007 04:54:29 | More by DoubleJ
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Wasatch

Utah

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

Pours a light yellow color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, slight hop note. Light body. Not drinkable, would not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2010 00:46:50 | More by Wasatch
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

2.45/5  rDev +14%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can poured into pint glass.

Pours a one finger bright white head. Head fizzles down quickly. Color is a clear straw yellow.

The aroma is kind of grassy and grainy. There is also a slight corn smell. Taste is basically the same. Very bland, can't get to much out of it.

Mouthfeel is very crisp, but then mellows down. Goes down easy with a dry aftertaste. This beer seems undercarbonated.

Overall, this is nothing stunning or good. I received this at a party and thought I would give it a shot and throw a review up on it. Nothing I would every buy.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 01:44:05 | More by mothman
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duceswild

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-15-2012 01:53:44 | More by duceswild
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

2.28/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed on tap at Piccadilly Pub, Worcester, MA.

Shaker glass presentation. No head over the light straw brew, and no lacing either. Gets any points at all here because light beers are supposed to be light colored. Aroma is well, not offensive, because there isn't really one. Taste is lightly of sweet pale malts, and then all flavor is washed away by water, which there seems to be plenty of, leaving a bland bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is pretty neutral, gets dinged for lack of activity, and drinkability is high for volume, but low for desire to do so. It is what it is.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2005 21:39:45 | More by ppoitras
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

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

12oz bottle, wait a second they make plastic bottles now. I thought that was stadium only. Ok, plastic bottle into a pint glass.

A- Miller Light pours out of the plastic bottle a pale yellow to golden color with minimum to no head, kind of looks like urine. I'm sorry, but that's what it looks like. Some fizz and bubbles emerge on the top. No lace.

S- The smell is light including very minimal grassy hops and processed corn. I can say that there is some skunkiness going on. no more, no less.

T- Very one sided with the corn and mild hop presense fighting to come through but barely making a wimper. I get more malts than hops but overall this tastes like carbonated water. There is no depth to this at all.

M- Very thin on the mouth and goes down like water with no dominate flavors causing any traffic. Kind of like sparkling water only worse. Miller light leaves a nasty taste in my mouth.

D- Those commercials are lying cause i cant drink much of this. I see this as a gulping/ chugging beer because of it's light nature but i can't take more than a big gulp without cringing at the overall affect of this beer.

This beer is an easy out if your going to a party or social event as it's appreciated and won't go to waste, so i guess that ML has this going for it. Money well spent!!

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2009 06:01:18 | More by BARFLYB
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-19-2013 20:18:03 | More by ejimhof
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

1.15/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A. Served on tap at a local sports game. Appeared straw yellow with some head.

S. Smells like corn, thats about it.

T. Once again a slight corny twang with subtle notes of vomit. Pretty awful.

M. Watery all the way through.

D. Some people pound these, but personally, one was more than enough for me.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2008 16:01:07 | More by Stinkypuss
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

2.2/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The beer is completely clear with a thin white collar that leaves minimal lacing. The aroma is typical of a macro lager, with sweet grain and corn. The flavor is fairly sweet, with a mediocre grainy taste. One of these is more than enough. Uninteresting and oddly sweet. The body is thin with a solid carbonation level. The finish brings more sweet grain, with a total lack of hop presence. Overall, I will never understand why the masses continually buy this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 21:30:15 | More by Huhzubendah
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brandoman63

Illinois

2/5  rDev -7%

11-22-2011 03:36:08 | More by brandoman63
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rab53

Washington

1/5  rDev -53.5%

12-02-2011 04:36:03 | More by rab53
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-04-2014 18:28:39 | More by Mebuzzard
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plaid75

New York

2.85/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured a very light straw hue with a three finger pillowy bleach white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light cooked corn element with a smattering of hop.

The taste consisted of a seltzery nearly flavorless malt with a touch of drying utilitarian hop. Slight doughy finish.

The mouthfeel was extremely light and very clean.

Overall a very light light beer. Very drinkable for what it is however.

Serving type: can

07-14-2007 02:50:33 | More by plaid75
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

1.83/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A: Poured a clear, bright gold with a quickly diminishing white fizzy head that left no traces behind. Visible carbonation was light.

S: The nose was quite strange, lemon pledge is the best way to describe it with some sour wet grains.

T: light wet grains with a sour muskiness and sour broccoli taste. Leaves a sour lemony broccoli fade. yeah it was pretty much as bad as it sounds. Overall just plain bad, musty, sour with some metallic nature adding insult to injury.

M: watery while leaving a sour vegetable lacing.

D: Drinkability, if you decide to accept is unimpressive and horrible. How people can stomach the taste of this is beyond me. A dumper.

Serving type: can

07-29-2008 23:29:50 | More by beerthulhu
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Latarnik

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -7%

05-25-2014 02:05:48 | More by Latarnik
Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
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