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Miller Lite - Miller Brewing Co.

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3,269 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,269
Reviews: 1,025
rAvg: 2.14
pDev: 34.11%
Wants: 11
Gots: 184 | 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:
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2.42/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Miller Lite is probably the best of the Lite beers, but that is not saying much. The appearance is a straw yellow with a smell sorta fruity. The taste is not bad actually, tastes like apricot sort of. I could drink a lot of these on a hot sticky summer day, not bad as far as the cheap beers are concerned.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2004 01:38:16 | More by beertaster13
Photo of agreenman19


1.5/5  rDev -29.9%

09-01-2012 15:52:34 | More by agreenman19
Photo of unclejimbay


2.45/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Miller Lite
Miller Brewing Co. / SABMiller
Style: Light Lager
ABV: 4.17 %

Reviewed 10/1/08 @ home, bottle>pilsner glass
A 2.0 - very light golden color, 1 finger head - gone quick, noticeable carbonation
S 1.5 - noticeable skunky aroma - this is the Miller Lit trademark in my book! Smells like stale water!
T 3.0 - tastes okay, better than I remember as the smell always turns me off. Tase aloen - mild hoppy-ness, good clean aftertaste
MF 2.0 - crisp, but mainly watery carbonation
D - 2.5 smell is a big turn off for me. Taste is okay, I would drink it for free or if it's the only option.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2009 23:16:39 | More by unclejimbay
Photo of cyclonece09


2.2/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a 9 oz sampling glass from the Miller Brewery. Pours a straw color. Has a white head of nice size, but this disappears quite quickly. Smells of sweet grains, probably from the corn being used in the brewing, but not that strong. Almost no taste at all. Mainly water, but has a slight taste of beer. Goes down smooth, but again, it is like carbonated water with a little beer taste, but definitely drinkable for long periods. Overall, not that great of a beer, but ok considering the style.

Serving type: can

02-02-2012 05:00:21 | More by cyclonece09
Photo of SonOfKyuss


1.75/5  rDev -18.2%

05-05-2013 13:02:41 | More by SonOfKyuss
Photo of Cavanaghty


2.25/5  rDev +5.1%
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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2/5  rDev -6.5%

12-16-2011 00:22:03 | More by tyleeis
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1/5  rDev -53.3%

03-12-2012 23:05:24 | More by Kornoms
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2.5/5  rDev +16.8%

06-19-2014 13:44:19 | More by Iamjeff6
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2.5/5  rDev +16.8%

01-17-2014 12:05:22 | More by SoCaliC8
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1/5  rDev -53.3%

11-19-2011 16:55:10 | More by UncleAddie
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2.5/5  rDev +16.8%

02-12-2012 01:35:44 | More by dugly2ugly
Photo of ngandhi


1.93/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

24 oz. bottle.

Grainy and thin with little to no characteristics of beer. This is the only macro I'll drink draughts of besides Bass, but the bottle is far too thin -- even for this beer -- in body, smell, and flavor. Hints of graininess touched with a digested hoppiness. This is the trendsetter for swill.

Relax, relax.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2004 13:55:02 | More by ngandhi
Photo of UDbeernut

New York

3.48/5  rDev +62.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Miller Lite is at its greatest from the tap. Nice golden yellow with small white head. It does taste a bit watery, but not to the extent of other light beers. Taste does not change much as it warms either. This is deffiantly a beer that you could through back and not really have to think of it.

Best with a burger and fries.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2004 02:36:26 | More by UDbeernut
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3.68/5  rDev +72%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Review to style as they say and for a mass produced macro swill this is my favorite for just chillin and enjoying some beer thats not gonna get me too wasted.

The appearance on all of em (macro swills) is pretty nice gold straw with continued effervescence throughout and a good carbonation level. Extremely drinkable and the flavor is a very mellow german or czech type hops. They arent making it strong but it still tastes like one of the beers I grew up with. To hell with beer snobbishness. Sometimes the truth might not be what you want to hear or believe.

I will happily drink miller lite anytime unless I'm really in the mood for something stronger & that might not even be a beer.

Serving type: can

03-08-2011 03:12:32 | More by rousee
Photo of FightingEntropy


3.33/5  rDev +55.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: draft on tour at Miller in Milwaukee

A: straw gold, clear, white head with very tight white bubbles that didn't last long

S: grainy nose, a little hops and light green apple, a bit floral

T: carbonic bite, sweet light malt, no hop flavor to speak off, but very fresh and clean compared to any ML I've had before. No aftertaste, semi-dry finish, nothing negative and some light postives

M: watery with just a hint of body, excessively smooth

D: not bad. Bet ML I've ever had, very smooth, and nonoffensively refreshing with a nice sweet malt and floral taste. Rating is for within it's style and the freshness on site. Won't drink it if I have any other reasonable option.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2007 17:30:43 | More by FightingEntropy
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2/5  rDev -6.5%

02-15-2013 12:06:13 | More by Bobhoya
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2.75/5  rDev +28.5%

03-02-2014 08:21:38 | More by T_Hass
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New York

1/5  rDev -53.3%

05-27-2014 13:45:31 | More by AMCimpi
Photo of brewerburgundy


2.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz can, Pilsener glass, stamped 'AUG0111' on the bottom.

Oh, just look at the brilliant clarity! This is the predictable light yellow gold beer, sterilely clear, with a short-lived white fizz on top. A small ring of white remains.

The smell is metallic with hints of corn. A bit of dirty dishwater, or steamed cabbage, or dms keeps things interesting, but not in a good way.

The flavor, if it can be called that, is not quite so bad as the smell. Crispness is what does it, dryness. Overall it's rather flavorless, with some gritty green hop and corn.

It's dry and fizzy as one would expect.

Miller Lite is the BMC I'd never had before coming to Arkansas. It's very popular here and much less so in California. It's as bad as any other light beer and I only drink it at parties.

Serving type: can

05-16-2011 23:17:14 | More by brewerburgundy
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1.5/5  rDev -29.9%

01-01-2012 02:11:26 | More by AlexM
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2/5  rDev -6.5%

02-09-2012 17:28:41 | More by rusty3335
Photo of Pauly2X


2.33/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A- Golden straw color with a one finger head which faded fast.

S- Slight ester with some malty/fruity smells.

T- It as though the taste of a good beer is locked up buried underwater. Sadly enough this is as good as bmc light beers get. Although watered down as hell, you tell that it at least trys to ressemble beer.

M- Very thin and bubbly.

D- Good for beer pong I guess.

I'd give it a gold medal in the light macro swill category

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2007 17:26:40 | More by Pauly2X
Photo of KillaB


1.75/5  rDev -18.2%

01-29-2013 08:17:58 | More by KillaB
Photo of thegodfather2701

North Carolina

2.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A-Clear yellow with a billowy head that dissipates down to a tiny layer of foam that actually lasts for a decent amount of time.

S-Very musty/grainy with no hop presence.

T-Malty, grains are very prominent throughout. Very watery with no real hop presence despite being triple hopped.

M-Thin, carbonated, and watery.

D-It would be easy to down a few of these in a sitting due to the lack of flavor, its light body, and low alcohol content.

The only good thing I can say about this beer is that it does have more beer flavor than other light beers.

Serving type: can

08-26-2010 01:26:28 | More by thegodfather2701
Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
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