Miller 64 - Miller Brewing Co.

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713 Ratings
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Ratings: 713
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 1.79
pDev: 35.75%
Wants: 3
Gots: 77 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  2.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: ZAP on 06-04-2008

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Ratings: 713 | Reviews: 226
Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
2.74/5  rDev +53.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Diet Beer. Doesn't bloat you up and goes down smooth. It's the color of piss when you are dehydrated. Smells like sweet corn but the taste is very faint. What can you expect for 64 calories. Low carbonation. Takes 8-9 to get a small buzz. I'd recommend drinking something tastey first and then switch to this tasteless brew to avoid dreaded beer bloat

Photo of Tone
2.38/5  rDev +33%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours a clear, pale straw color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Poor retention and slight lacing. Smells of pale malt, hint of hop, and metallic/grain. Fits the style of a Light Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, strong grain, slight metallic, and a hint of hops. Overall, about what one would expect, sharp, metallic, and weak body/blend.

Photo of CTJman
1/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

a little to watered down for my liking

Photo of Amstaffs
2.5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Category is American light. When judging by bjcp style guidelines color and smell are rated high. I would never drink this beer by choice but when judged by style and not taste alone it scores a respectable score. These bring the total score up. Again do not mistake a high score for a good beer. Two categories scored high by style does not a good beer make.

Photo of DrainBamage
2.44/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light golden color with a very thin lace of head. Smells like the standard adjunct lager with fermented corn. Pretty smooth going down, mainly because the lack of carbonation. Not much flavor here, but more than Bud Select 55. There's a little corny aftertaste but doesn't last long. For a super light lager it's not too bad.

Photo of SteveJeremy
1.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

When did beer try to market itself as a health drink? This is so empty and flavorless it's not even worth existing; drink beer or drink water.

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.27/5  rDev +26.8%

Serving style : 12 oz bottle, poured into glass.

Appearance (3.25) : Pours a foamy, white sudsy head at about 2 fingers. It stays in place longer than I thought it would but eventually evaporates into a styrofoam type appearance, and finally - a ring. Lacing is left ringing around the glass. The body is a pale, golden straw color with about 10% opacity. This appearance is 10x better than the comparable Budweiser Select 55.

Aroma (2) : Let's see, we have sweet corn, rotten corn, musty corn, grain, some vegetable smells, and then more rotten corn...all trademark of Miller. This is 100% Miller in all of its corny glory. Much like High Life, but less fresh and less diacetyl. Bouquet is medium strength, if you can even call it a bouquet.

Taste (3) : It's got that Genuine Draft/High Life type of flavor, only it explodes with h2o right in the middle of the tasting. It seems to come back again after you swallow, leaving you with the (good) trademark Miller/Miller Lite dry pilsner taste. Out of the bottle it's a whole lot of nothing, except for the dry pilsner finish. Out of a glass it tastes better (but who's gonna pour it anyhow).

For those of you who don't know what any of the Miller products taste like, I'll break this beer down : corn on the cob, some musty barley, followed by a lightly dry roasted finish.

Mouthfeel (2) : Light bodied, carbonated, absent.

Overall (2.27) : Miles better than Budweiser Select 55. I was waiting to find a single of this so I could try it to decide which was better. The nine extra calories are worth it.

Now, this really doesn't matter to me anyways, as I spend most of my nights reviewing crafts...BUT, it's nice to know if I ever go to super low-cal beers again, this one is a better choice than the seltzer water 55. Drink it fast though - - if it warms up you're drinking stale cornbread!


Update a month later : I decided to buy a 24 pack case of this beer because it's easy to drink and when I feel like a beer but don't want to pack on calories, this one is about my best bet. It won't replace my crafts but it will give me something to guzzle after a bike ride or while making dinner. 64 Calories is asking a lot out of a beer, and for something to be drinkable at 64 calories it's gotta get some cred.

By the way, out of the can it's pretty nasty but if you pour it into a glass (or a mason jar) some esters are released and you get a nice almost wit-smelling aroma and a better overall flavor profile. I assume most folks are drinking this straight from the bottle/can. Try pouring it for better results.

Photo of misternebbie
1.12/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Just way to watered down to consider an enjoyable beer, something to drink to get drunk and stay thin

Photo of Milchad
1.25/5  rDev -30.2%

If you like water with a hint of coloring, this "beer" is for you. If you'd like to get drunk off of this "beer" be prepared to drink a case and hit the head often.

Photo of matjack85
2.1/5  rDev +17.3%

The Foremost Liquor Store in Glendale Heights, IL had a shopping cart full of these 12oz silver cans for just 50¢ each, so I picked up a few and took them home to try.
The 64 is for the number of calories it has and it also claims to have just 2.4 grams of carbs.

The beer poured a completely clear golden color that made a 1½ finger white head that didn't last very long and left zero lacing on the glass.

There isn't much smell to this - just a whiff of cooked corn and not much else.

When you see the ingredient list includes corn syrup and hop extract, that doesn't bode well for the taste department. By taking all the calories out they pretty much left this beer devoid of any flavor as well. It isn't much more than carbonated water with some corn syrup added. If you really search for it I guess you can find just a touch of pale malt and an even fainter hop bitterness, but basically it's just water.

Thin, watery mouthfeel with a medium carbonation level - just enough to give it some crispness.

It's so watery and unflavorful that I wouldn't recommend it to anybody. If you want a decent light beer, try a Sam Adams Light and leave this stuff in the discount cart for people who don't care how a beer tastes.

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
1.25/5  rDev -30.2%

Pours an almost clear yellow with no head. The smell was very metallic even though it was from a bottle. The taste was a lot of rice and some metal. Not very appetizing.

Photo of cbutova
1.59/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Starting to review some of the "Bottom of the List" beers. This is a loon as it is in the top 15.

A- Poured from the clear 12oz bottle to a pint glass with a crystal clear, pale golden body. A small white, fizzy cap begins to form as I pour but dies down just as fast as it rises. Tiny ring remains for sometime depositing not a single spot of lace. Eventually takes on an apple juice appearance.

S- I would be lying if I said this was putrid because it lacks so much strength that I pick up almost nothing. What I do get is some indescribable aroma that I have never experienced. Corny strangeness. It is slightly fruity and grainy but there is something spoiled about it, not skunk though. Never opens up.

T- Take a bottle of plain seltzer and soak about two kernels of cracked grain in it and this would be a close representation of this beer's flavor. The spoiled/adjunct/BMC light beer (egg-area but not pungent, strange) signature carries over but once again there is almost nothing to work with. Tastes mostly like seltzer to me with the high carbonation. Corn comes on hard towards the bottom half. Of course with warming, the flaws of the flavor and aroma strengthen. Slight malts, fruits and bread with time.

MF- Seltzer with the ever so slightest bit of malt-driven texture. Carbonation is super high and you can even taste that carbonic edge, fizzy.

I guess this is what happens when you strip a beer down to 64 calories and carbonate the hell out of it. Most of the flavor to me honestly is seltzer carbonation and the rest is as if you diluted another light beer half and half with water and added corn. This beer lacks flavor like nothing I have experienced so far, but then again I also got a single of Bud-55. The thing that makes no sense to me is I don't think many people would drink this without getting buzzed in mind. At 2.8% you would consume many of these to get a buzz and the calorie drop is cancelled out, do people forget how to do math after seeing the excessive marketing for such beers.

Photo of alphagnome
1.77/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance:
Incredibly clear, pale gold body crowned with a surprisingly thick, white head that disappeared to nothing quickly but left plenty of lacing behind in the process. Light trails of carbonation. Looks good, oddly enough.

Aroma:
Here is where it takes a turn... Damp grains and light traces of corn. Light sweetness. Nothing else.

Taste:
Follows the taste.. Dull grains and faint corn. Rubbery aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
Lifeless in pretty much all aspects. Thin and watery. Little to no carbonation.

Overall:
This, surprisingly, isn't horrible... BUT pretty damn close. And, unlike a few other beers I've had recently this is drinkable if only just. Not refreshing by any stretch of the imagination as I found myself yearning for the bottom of the glass to approach. I'll sum this up with this: Sometimes you have to have a bad beer to enjoy a the good ones. That's exactly what this experiment was for me, I will spend the rest of my days ensuring I never drink this one again. It's really the only reason you should have for consuming this as well.

Photo of DrCDPriest
3.34/5  rDev +86.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Opinions vary, but this is the best light beer I have tasted (my wife has bought them all, Bud55, Miller Lite [my old favorite light], Mic Ultra [ok, I do love Mic Ultra Amber - but hard to find in MN], etc.) and Miller 64 has become a staple in our refrigerator). It is light, fresh, crisp, and tastes like, well, it tastes like beer. It has a low alcohol content, so is refreshing on a hot day, or out on a bike ride, tastes great with pizza.

Photo of BeerLab45
2.71/5  rDev +51.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I give this a 3/5 for hitting it's mark.

Is it an awesome craft brew that will leave you wanting to wake up under an empty tap hose?
Uh, no.

But for those trying to manage obesity, have a light refreshing low alcohol beverage it
definitely has a place in the world. Considering that this is very light, very low Alcohol, only 2 weight watchers points..it's an outstanding beer for it's category.

Don't confuse yourself. I am NOT comparing to Zombie Dust, Green Flash, or craft beers.
I'm comparing to Coors Light, Bud 55, etc..

Photo of ValpoExpo
2.41/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Obviously this beer is intended to be something to down on a hot summer day or for someone who is perhaps trying to cut down their drinking without switching to NA beer. Miller 64 is what it is - It possesses good carbonation, a fine straw color when poured and holds it own against the other macro brands.

Photo of Uniobrew31
1.56/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Beer flavored water. Not bad, just not worth writing home about. If there is no flavor then it can't be bad. I keep this around for my light beer visitors and decided to crack a few. Haven't had aal light in a long time, now I remember why. Also it provides no buzz after five cans. 2.8 abv "lager" ??? At least it's union made which is the only sociallly redeaming thing this about this fizzy yellow water sort of kind of beer like beverage.

Photo of Libationguy
1.6/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Brilliant light straw color. Thin, bright white foamy head with short retention.

Cereal, corn, saltine crackers, powdered milk.

Literally no flavor. None. Had two other people taste just to make sure I was not being biased.

Light bodied and watery. Moderate carbonation. Thin, clean and crisp with no finish.

It's technically well made, there is just nothing to work with. It's like the beer version of the fat-free muffin. You're just taking away the whole point by insisting on a product with next to no calories.

Photo of Hulk_Beer
2.36/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

app- Head pours big, fizzes pathetically like all light AALs. Slightly darker than expected, but no lacing to speak of. Crystal clear with slightly champagne-like bubbling.

sml- Rice, dirty grain. But maybe a hint of lemony hop? Hulk would have investigated further but Hulk was sick of smelling it.

tst- Cooked corn and plain rice. Also malty sweetness but nothing special. One of those beers that taste foul.

mf- Club soda thin. That lemon Hulk smelled came back here and gives some kind of odd tang that isn't flavor. Slightly interesting.

Hulk doesn't mean to always hate on light lagers. Hulk really mean that. If you like Miller 64, please drink it. Hulk just doesn't want to drink it ever again. Hulk couldn't bear it again. Interesting notes of something lemony keep it from flat-out "poor" rating.

HULK

p.s. follow Hulk on Instagram @hulk_beer !!!!

Photo of harpo111
1.95/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Someone gave me a couple of these "low calorie" beers...
A: pale yellow...head was ok..but lasted no time at all
S: a little corn...a wee bit of malt...not much else
T: a little corn...but overall weak..period
m: carbonated...watery
O: Ok if you just want something beer like to drink..but it just has no body, mouth feel and hardly any flavor at all..

would not buy...I would go to gym and get some exercise and drink something better

Photo of Hermanater
1.22/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I wish you could give this less than 1. I understand that we are to keep in mind the style when rating but this tastes like the brewery workers drank some Miller Light, filtered it through their own kidneys, stored it in their bladders for a while, then...well you get the picture. Seriously, this is bad beer.

Photo of Darkmagus82
1.44/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a medium straw colored brew with a two finger pure white head. The head has big carbonation bubblers that pop over about a two minute time period to actually leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is pretty much non-existent. I maybe pick up a tiny bit of a corny and grainy smell as was as a bit of paper, but overall it is very light.

Taste – Initially it tastes almost exactly like water. There is a tiny bit of a grainy taste up front. As the flavor advances it goes way down hill from there. A paper and metallic flavor mixed with a bit of bitterness comes to the tongue. The paper grows quite strong and mixes with an astringent and horribly papery taste to leave one quite unpleasant taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body while quite thin, is not thin enough to hide all the very off flavors of the brew with a carbonation level that is actually more average. This brew should have been as light and highly carbonated as possible, so nothing would get a chance to be sensed by the tongue.

Overall – Well, it looked OK. Unless you just want to look at it, this beer is one to definitely avoid, as its taste was pretty atrocious.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.31/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Well, swimsuit season's coming up, so we've gotta watch those calories, eh, guys? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of white froth. The nose comprises sweet corn, light funky wheat, and a touch of hard water. The taste brings in more of the same, with more hardness to the water and a slightly sharper funkiness from the now-grassier wheat. The body is rather light, with a light moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, a pretty limp, sad beer, one that certainly isn't much of a poster child for the "fewer calories but all the flavor" camp. Give me the calories...

Photo of Suds
1.34/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Okay, this is a light beer, and I suppose that I should review it in that light. However, it is also nearly tasteless. It is watery, pale yellow in color...moderately carbonated, and nearly completely devoid of any smell or flavor. Some spritzy carbonic bite, but nothing that tastes like beer. Not worth drinking if you want to taste your beverage.

Photo of orcsinspace
1/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is the worst beer I have ever had. Miller took their concocted piss water and added even more water to it. Stale flavor and smell, mouthfeel of lukewarm water, and a miserable sickly pale color. The only reason I could imagine drinking this is because of the low calories, but if that is the issue, eat a salad once in a while. Weighing in at 2.8 ABV, you'd have to bong a case of these things just to get a slight buzz, which would offset the low calories. As will everything under the Miller label, this is just downright awful. I actually heard there was a scene in the movie Zero Dark Thirty when they interrogated a guy by making him drink one of these. After one sip, he begged to be water boarded. This beer is pure torture.

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Miller 64 from Miller Brewing Co.
46 out of 100 based on 713 ratings.