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Miller Chill - Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller ChillMiller Chill

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BA SCORE
49
awful

725 Ratings
THE BROS
43
awful

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Ratings: 725
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 1.94
pDev: 37.63%
Wants: 4
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Chelada-style light lager beeer with a hint of lime and salt added.

(Beer added by: Frozensoul327 on 03-07-2007)
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Photo of Blupoet03
1.9/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This beer tasted like a Miller Lite with some lime flavoring added, so, not very good. Appearance was to be expected, and it smelled almost completely of lime. Mouthfeel was just fizzy, and a little prickly from the limes.

For drinkability, I cannot see following this beer with another one.

To be fair, I've never liked to add a lime to Corona, so maybe some personal taste bias is coming in here. However, it is a mass-produced macro with very little personality no matter how you look at it. It unfortunately lacks anything to distinguish itself.

Blupoet03, Jul 29, 2007
Photo of Halcyondays
2.9/5  rDev +49.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. green, somewhat novelty looking bottle,

A: Very clear yellow, with a good head, looks like a standard macro lager.

S: Not really much of anything, air smell, with a hint of lime.

T: Basically just the lime flavoring, not really beer-like, but I found it to be somewhat tasty.

M: Thin, watery, not really much to talk about, but not horrible either.

D: Seems like an alcoholic version of a limeade, interesting and easy to drink, it was quite refreshing, but weird. It was certainly better than Miller's regular products.

Halcyondays, Jul 29, 2007
Photo of riversider76
3.25/5  rDev +67.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow. Fluffy white head, with some retention,and a bit of lacing. Aroma is weak lime. Body is light and carbionated. Taste is a light ale flavored with lime,and citrus. Crisp, and refreshing, very drinkable on a hot day! I'd have it again.

riversider76, Jul 28, 2007
Photo of billybob
2.73/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a clear pale yellow with a two finger frothy white head that fades quickly to to just cover the beer and minimal lacing. the smell of lime was weak and candy like. taste is same, weak flavor, grainy, very dry, mouthfeel light, crisp, lots of carbonation. the citrus tartness is not there i would rather add fresh lime to my own beer of choice. don't think i would buy this beer again.

billybob, Jul 28, 2007
Photo of merlin48
1.65/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pours a clear pale yellow with a white head that is initially impressive but completely vanishes without lacing in about a minute. Aroma of lime soda atop rice husks. Faint fizzy light beer taste dominated by artificial lime soda notes. Fortunately, there is not enough taste for it to be truly horrid. Strong selzer water feel makes for about as much drinkability as most common light lagers but the lime spike doesn't justify the premium price.

merlin48, Jul 28, 2007
Photo of jcdiflorio
2.08/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

poured into a mug from a 12oz clear greenish tinted bottle with a twist-off cap.

Clear,yellow with a greenish hue. Tall creamy, slightly sudsy, white head with a bit of retention. Very active carbination and lasting,lively looking beer,leaves some sticky lace coating down the glass.

Clean aroma with subtle lime not as much lime as I would has suspected,at least it's not overdone. Also has a slight grainy aroma. Not much aroma,but nothing offensive.

Clean tasting, lime tastes not overbearing,tastes like a light lime soda. No salt tastes as stated on the label,nothing i could really detect. A dry,light grainy aftertaste. Overall the beer was just too sweet for me.

Very light,watery with a fizzy tang. Drinkable like a glass of water or soda. Not drinkable as far as beer goes. Ordered this at the Mexician restaraunt thougt it might go with the food there, was wrong, wish i ordered a Bohemia instead. Had to order a Bohemia to get the taste of the Chill out of my mouth. Did nothing with the food didn't even help to wash it down. Just another gimmick beer even the wife said it tasted nasty. Not a beer i would drink again just wanted to see what all the hype was about. As usual a big dissapointment. Drink this beer at you own risk.

jcdiflorio, Jul 28, 2007
Photo of jettjon
2.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From a 12 oz bottle with no discernable freshness date. No ABV, but it’s clear that this beer contains 110 calories…. Into a cold pint glass, a hard pour yields only a wispy white “spit” head, more of a thin cap and thick ring than anything. Very pale yellowish color with no carbonation visible. Nose of sweet, sugary—something? Not really malt, more like weak lime Kool-Aid or melted lime Jell-O. Tastes like a Zima with a splash of lime juice. No beer like traits whatsoever. Calling this beer is like calling a golf cart a car. Sure, it has four wheels…. Moving on. Mouth is thin and watery with an explosion of hyperactive carbonation that quickly races away, leaving a clean palate declaring “WTF?” A crisp rush that is neither thirst-quenching nor memorable. Drinkability is ho-hum; it’s an unassuming “chick beer” to be sure, but otherwise completely un-beer-like. May as well be drinking watery carbonated Kool-Aid with a splash of vodka.

Overall: This one is supposed to be like a Corona with a twist of lime? Laughable. A complete waste, OK as far as “malt beverages” like Zima or Smirnoff Ice go, but an utter failure as a beer. Avoid.

jettjon, Jul 27, 2007
Photo of BEERchitect
2.08/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

So much talk about this beer, I had to see for myself what to make of it. I don't usually dislike American macro-beers the way many BA's do, but this one proves to be a challenge to the taste. Aromas start off with a very standard Miller-ish aroma, but quickly release moderate citrus notes and cereal-grain aroma swirled around light maltiness. looks very pale golden, with brilliant clarity, fizzy head retention, and brilliant clarify. Tastes do the same thing as aromas--start off very Miller-ish, leaving a little longer lag into a sweet Sprite / 7up taste with even sweeter adjuncts and cereal grains. The sweetness seems to be more overpowering than even the lime flavor additions or salt additions. In fact, the salt character would go largely unnoticed if not for the lable. The texture really suffers with a water, sugar-water feel, prickly carbonation and flat texture. Finishes with an emphasis on the sweet grains and fading lime flavor. I would like to say that this experiment was welcomed and an introductory to a little-known style, however I don't feel that this beer represents the style or beer community best. I don't see this one staying on the shelves long.

BEERchitect, Jul 25, 2007
Photo of MTNboy
1.5/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Appearance- A transparent yellow with a tiny head and a little lace.

Smell- A very overwhelming fake lime odor as soon as the bottle opened.

Taste- I know I should not attack a beer but this one was gross. Nauseating lime taste very much over flavored. It was kind of like green gelatin that never set and someone threw some beer in it. An obvious adjunct corn like aftertaste followed.

Mouthfeel- A little syrupy maybe. I can not but my finger on it.

Drinkability- I am drinking this beer never again.

MTNboy, Jul 24, 2007
Photo of afinepilsner
2.38/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz green bottle

Miller Chill was a pale yellow color with good clarity. It had a white head that had decent retention and managed to leave a little lacing behind. The aroma was lime and some grain. The taste was mostly lime with a dry somewhat salty finish. It was light bodied and fairly high carbonation. Drinkability was below average. It is something interesting to try, but one of these was enough for me.

afinepilsner, Jul 23, 2007
Photo of HardTarget
2.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Aroma: Lime and bile. Sticky sweet, lime is artificial and there is a chemical food additive aspect that is straight up nasty.

Appearance: Pale yellow with good clarity. Holds a respectable head and laces nicely.

Flavor: Better than I expected given the nose. It just seems like a weak beer mixed with weak limeade.

Mouthfeel: Light body, firm carbonation, fairly dry and clean finish.

Overall Impression: Why? Just not enough here to say much about.

Thanks to Pegasus for the karma point.

HardTarget, Jul 22, 2007
Photo of BeerAndBourbon
1.23/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Served in a pint glass.

A. Pale yellow with small head that fades quickly.

S. Lime and citrus notes.

T. I think they actually did what they set out to do: they created a macro beer that uses artificial flavor (lime and salt) to cover up the original flavor of the beer. However, I find the artificial tasting lime flavor to be as off-putting as the beer is without it.

M. Thin and watery, with a refreshing carbonation level.

D. Not a beer to drink. I don't even think most macro lovers will enjoy this brew.

BeerAndBourbon, Jul 22, 2007
Photo of RJLarse
3.45/5  rDev +77.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought a six pack of Miller Chill to go with some tacos on a camping trip. A lot of people won't like this beer, but for what it's supposed to be it's not bad. Poured in to a pilsner glass.

Pours a very pale yellow color and is crystal clear. Many bubbles are rising through the beer. A foamy white head forms and is fairly resilient, lacing the sides of the glass.

Smell is fruity and candy like. Smells like a lime Starburst candy.

Taste is sweet and fruity. Lime flavor dominates, with a mild bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Soda like. A little bubble gum texture maybe?

A drinkable beer, but not great. Paired with average American-Mexican food it's good. If you like Corona with lime but don;t like packing or cutting the limes, this one might be for you.

RJLarse, Jul 22, 2007
Photo of sloejams
1.4/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

This is basically a hatecrime in a bottle.

For whatever reason this seems to be the rage. The lime flavoring taste is very artificial. Almost like someone dropped green Skittles in my beer. My very bad beer. Oh and there's salt flavoring too. Surprisingly, the salt taste was actually not terrible.

Anyhow. Avoid this.

sloejams, Jul 22, 2007
Photo of CharlesDarwin
1.63/5  rDev -16%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Originally reviewed May 1, 2007. From a 12 Oz Bottle. A sniff from the neck yields a saccharin rotting corn and lime rinds. Appears to be a rather clear pour. Flavor begins with stale corn and swiftly slides into a repugnant fake lime juice. I think the salt provides illusion of body for a beer that would typical come across as water. Tastes like I put a lime in a Corona and let it sit in the hot sun for an afternoon. Skanky, sleazy and over-advertised.

CharlesDarwin, Jul 21, 2007
Photo of mnapier
2.98/5  rDev +53.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Service Temperature, 35 degrees. 8 ounce glass.

On the surface the beer appears a light gold with some clarity.
Overall head retention is mild with light head, coursing ascross the glass is a small amount of lace.
Allowing a waft of the beer into my nose followed with lemon zest & a slight sparkling.
Sipping the beer, I detect some biscuit, a mild hoppiness, and a malt backend, and something lemony and "tortilla chips"
Overall mouthfeel is medium

I think that Miller has achieved their goal of being compared to some of the Mexican imports, but overall I am unimpressed.

mnapier, Jul 21, 2007
Photo of giblet
2.2/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

cold - not too bad. no color and little smell. some faint beer type smell with lemon. taste was not too bad kind of refreshing on a hot summer day when your mouth and throat feel like the have been stuffed with cotton and talcum powder for 2 days.

not cold - chill rhymes with swill. nuff said.

suckem up and movem out!

giblet

giblet, Jul 20, 2007
Photo of bditty187
1.5/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Clear, pale gold in hue with a steady stream of bubbles racing to the frothy white head; at the apex the head was almost three fingers tall. This beer does look striking in my Pilsner glass. Head retention was very good (but aren’t all Miller beers?). Subsequent lacing was widespread. For a pale lager, this is a good looking beer.

The nose smells like faint lime cleaning solution, not really natural. I was expecting it to smell somewhat like a lime corn chip, it doesn’t. It is not very beery. No malt. No hops. No cereal. No salt. All I get is lime. The nose is odd… very odd. I don’t like it. Not inviting on any level.

WOW! It is like drinking a lime corn chip soaked in Tequiza. I am burping it after two sips. Yikes! Funky lime flavors, salty corny twang, some rice-like tackiness (like rice cooked with too much water and then drained). I don’t think rice was used in the brewing process but I can’t explain what I taste any better. Awful aftertaste… I am cringing with every swallow. It is somewhat sweet and yet kind of dry. This tastes more like a shitty, cheap margarita then it does a beer with salt and lime. Yuck.

Light in body, fairly firm carbonation, the mouthfeel is respectable for the style.

Truly awful. I can’t believe there is a market for this beer. A year from now will Miller Chill be on the market? I’ll bet it is not. This is much worse than I ever thought it could be. I almost sprang for a six-pack a few weeks ago… thank god I didn’t. One bottle is way more than I can handle. Avoid.

bditty187, Jul 20, 2007
Photo of whynot44
3/5  rDev +54.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Clear light golden color with a fizzy head that disappears quickly. The aroma is pretty much lime with just the barest hint of light malt, but pleasant all the same. The taste is light lime, just a bit of bready malt, a touch of salt and maybe just a touch of hops in the finish. Altogether, not really much like beer, but not sweet either, the touch of salt is interesting and not overdone to give a bit of a margarita flavor. It is not a margarita, however - much lighter and a bit watered down. It is not corona and lime either regardless of the ads, but altogether it could be very refreshing on a hot summer day and it would be easy to get several of these down ice cold.

whynot44, Jul 19, 2007
Photo of BMoney575
3.15/5  rDev +62.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on 7-18-07

Pours a crystal clear pale yellow, super clean, no head, no lacing.

Smell is light and limey, adjuncty beer underneath.

Taste is, not that bad. Lime at first, followed by a decent breadiness. You can taste the salt a little on the way out, but it gives this beer a balanced, less-sweet character.

Mouthfeel is good, lighter on the carbonation than you might expect.

Drinkability is very good, this is the definition of refreshing.

Overall, a very interesting beer, head-and-shoulders better than Miller Lite, on which I'm assuming it's based. Make it cheaper, put it in a can, and you'd have a winner.

BMoney575, Jul 19, 2007
Photo of jmp491
3.68/5  rDev +89.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was quite hesistant when I tried this, because it is a Miller product and was warned that it wasn't great. However, I was pleasantly surprised. I drank out of the bottle because all the cups were used, so I couldn't get a good grasp on the appearance. Not a very noticable smell either, sort of lime, but not strong. The taste was very refreshing on a warm summer afternoon though. It quenched my thirst, but it didn't taste quite like beer. It sort of is a non-sweet, not-too-salty, limey but not quite, margarita flavored water. Went down smooth and I was actually impressed.

jmp491, Jul 18, 2007
Photo of zeff80
1.45/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Bought only one in a mixer.

A - Poured out a straw yellow color with a small, short-lived, white head. Highly carbonated and left no lace.

S - It smelled of lime and grain adjuncts.

T - It tasted of lime and salt, kind of like a margarita but slightly beer-like.

M - It was a little thin and watery. A very light bodied beer.

D - It really tasted like a Corona with a couple limes in it. Too much lime though.

zeff80, Jul 18, 2007
Photo of mikesgroove
2.65/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not sure why I ordered this tonight, probably because I had been bombarded like everyone else with the adds for it and had to at least give it a try. I figured it to be in the same vane as the Tequiza of the world, and I ended up being not that far off, however it does get points for the bottle which did look pretty cool, anyway...

A - Pale golden yellow, with a big fizzy white head that dropped down to nothing. Lots of carbonation, and no lace.

S - Overwhelmed by the smell of lime in this one. It almost smelled like a weak margarita which is where I think they were trying to go with this. No real detectable smell of the beer..

T - Wow, it is totally a margarita rip off. Lots of lime and salt like flavors. Some small hint of a grainy macro lager that had an entire lime squeezed into it, with maybe a touch of some kind of hybrid non alcoholic taquilla. Not impressed.'

M - Very crisp, no really linger ing feel. Clean with alot of carbonation.

Overall this was a decent novelty beer and went well with the chips at the bar but I would not bring home a six pack of this, nor buy another bottle anytime soon. give it a try if its around just for giggles.

mikesgroove, Jul 18, 2007
Photo of AustinBeerLvr
3.05/5  rDev +57.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12 ounce green bottle w/no freshness date into a pilser glass.

Surprisingly, the beer has a good amount of head and lacing on the glass. A little thin looking in the body, but pretty damn good keeping the style in mind as far as appearence goes.

There is one way to describe this brew....Fresca tasting. I was the designated driver last night at a party, and was drinking Fresca, and I swear, this brew almost doesn't taste like beer at all and tastes much more like a Fresca than it does a beer. Not a bad thing; hell, I like the taste of Fresca! The sip starts off w/the citrus Fresca flavors and then a fairly nice little carbonation like hop bite (surprise surprise) cleans things up at the end.
Mouthfeel is actually pretty good for the style of beer as well.

I must admit, I normally not a Miller drinker, but as a true BA, I feel it's important to forget the brewer and evaluate the beer for what it is. This is truly a non-beer drinkers brew. The verdict here is that this brew is noting bad, and if you want something that tastes more like a refreshing drink like Fresca, this is your brew. I prefer a brew that tastes more like "beer", but that's just me.

AustinBeerLvr, Jul 16, 2007
Photo of Enola
2.83/5  rDev +45.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Reveiwed straight outta the green bottle. The beer looks like water. If there was water in the bottle it would look exactly the same with the exception of a very light head. The smell is like most other light beers with just a hint of citrus. The taste is sorta like hard lemonade with a pinch of salt. The mouthfeel though is light and refreshing. A very easy drinking brew. A sixer of these should be pretty easy to put away. Drinkability is high.

I bought these expecting the worse but I can actually say this is drinkable if you look at it for what it is. On hot summer days this really hits the spot.

Enola, Jul 15, 2007
Miller Chill from Miller Brewing Co.
49 out of 100 based on 725 ratings.