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Miller 64 - Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller 64
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BA SCORE
46
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707 Ratings
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Ratings: 707
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 1.79
pDev: 35.75%
Wants: 4
Gots: 71 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  2.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ZAP on 06-04-2008

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Ratings: 707 | Reviews: 226
Reviews by Hermanater:
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
2.18/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance - This is a very light straw color with a pure white head that actually came up quite nicely.

Smell - The grain aroma is extremely faint so is hard to get a good nose full but it doesn't have that putrid rotting gum smell that a lot of American LLs have.

Taste - The flavor doesn't live up to the aroma if that's possible. There's really no grain here on the tongue which I guess is better than a horrible grain flavor, but this beer is just plain boring.

Mouthfeel - This light-bodied ale has the typical champagne-like carbonation of other Miller beers.

Drinkability - I wouldn't say that this is a good beer by any means but it doesn't suck so I guess that's something.

Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.45/5  rDev +92.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

For a light beer, this isn’t too bad. Clear morning urine color with plenty of carbonation and a thin white film. Mild aroma of sweet grain and corn. Tastes slightly of corn and cereal grains with a minimal amount of hop bittering. Mouthfeel is light and sweet. Finish is crisp from the carbonation and mildly acidic. Drinkability is better than most in the category. Not repulsive in any way some many macro lights are. Just not much going on.

Photo of tectactoe
1.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

What to say about this? Pale straw, clean as a whistle, not much of a head at all, just some puffy white foam that settles in a matter of seconds. There isn't much of an aroma at all, some corn and grains with a weird metallic smell in the background. Taste isn't much different - actually, there isn't much of a taste at all. Some light grain, minimal hop flavor. The thing you taste the most is the water and the carbonation. And there is a LOT of carbonation. Body is as thin as tap water.

Yeah, needless to say, I won't be having this one again. It's just so flavorless and empty. If you're going to drink a beer, then drink a beer. With this stuff, what's the point?

Photo of wesbrownyeah
1.83/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A- pours a super pale piss yellow fluid with a frothy quarter inch head that to my suprise had decent for such a ultralight beer.

S- smells like miller high life light that's been stripped of it beer characteristics . Extra light corn, grains and slight metallic scents
next to nothing.

T-M- Light grainy corn flavor with a hint of malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated water that rolls over the tongue with ease.

D- Drinkable but nothing special.

Photo of newcastleme
2.8/5  rDev +56.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This is not a personal favorite but it works well if you're on a budget. Also, being a low calorie beer, it can be nice if you're trying to lose weight by cutting cals or carbs. Ultimately, this really isn't a good choice. There are plenty of other alternatives if you're just looking for a beer with a low calorie count.

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 Jason
2.26/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 12 oz can, no freshness date. "Brewed by our genuine cold-filtered trademarked method", what does it say in a beer when you worry about trademarking "cold-filtered"? Hmmm ... draft beer in a can, go figure?

Appearance: Very pale golden yellow with exceptional clarity, a thin webish white lace is what is leftover from a quickly disappearing white head.

Smell: Clean aroma mostly ... a little musty, clean higher alcohols and cooked corn are noticeable.

Taste: Obvious light body, quick aggressive crispness from a moderate level of carbonation that is leftover. Right away are issues of cooked cereal grains and astringent grains, not harsh ones but rather small hurdles. Hops double with the malt issues and make things more intricate. Bitterness is sharp with a thin twang. Cereal grains seem more dominant that the malt leaving a cooked corn grit flavour in the finish.

Notes: A little better in the bottle than the can, either way it is about them same. A beer that must beer served cold. Not a beer to brag about drinking the night before.

Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev +95.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, moderate to high carbonation, straw color, clear

Smell: light grass and a touch of honey

Taste: light grass, grain, some honey

Mouthfeel: light body, sweet, high carbonation borderline watery.

Drinkability: For the style this is above average and I have graded to that standard. It is nice, light, and sweet. A good beer to drink with activities especially on a hot day. It certainly will not get you drunk. Surprisingly good for what it is.

Photo of magictrokini
1.89/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Its like a light beer in a can, but it tastes like its straight from the tap! True, but only if the tap is connected to the urinal in the men's room. Pours very light yellow with the same big head. Faint aroma, more metal and corn than the corn syrup nightmare of the regular MGD. Corn-syrup flavor, but with lots of mineral water. Yum.

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 rhoadsrage
2.15/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a crystal clear pale yellow body that is very thin with a strong carbonation of big bubbles. There is a snow white head that fades pretty quickly.

S- The soft sulfur note has a faint sweetness to it followed by a soft white bread note.

T- The flavor of dry club soda has a bite to it with a soft bitterness in the finish that doesn't have any hop taste. There is a note of dry field corn that hangs on after each sip.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a fizz finish.

D- There is no malt flavor and no real hop flavor. It is not to interesting and I would rather drink water.

Photo of wmtxbb
3.09/5  rDev +72.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: Pale yellow with a little lacing.

Smell: Cooked corn malts. I'm actually excited that this beer even has a smell.

Taste: Really crisp, a little too much so. A little bit of malt character, mainly corn. That's about it for this beer. Can't detect much in the way of alcohol, but at 2.8% that isn't surprising.

Drinkability: I can stomach this beer because it has some flavor; it is still a boring beer, though. In the realm of light beer's though, this brew is better than most.

Photo of biboergosum
2.27/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, my final stop on the beer menu of a self-proclaimed craft beer friendly, chicken wings crazy, restaurant in Idaho Falls.

This beer pours a crystal clear, pale straw colour, with tons of thin puffy, foamy white head, which leaves a fair bit of stringy cotton ball lace around the glass in its hasty wake. It smells of very faint, indistinguishable sweet grain, and hard water. The taste is thin doughy malt, adrift in mineral water. The carbonation is very soft (low-carb, get it?), the body very light, and of course smooth. It finishes a bit surprisingly, the ghost of a sourdough loaf wafting about.

These types of further dumbed-down beers remind me of one thing - when you pour too much water into a cask-strength whiskey. At least then, you could fix it by just topping up with more whiskey. No such luck here, I'm afraid.

Photo of dacrza1
1.88/5  rDev +5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Ah, a new classic... mega-bubbly, thinly yellow body that reminds me of liquid corn... head dissolves to soapsuds almost immediately... malty, almost with the sweetness of malt liquor--lacking in substance... thin, fuzzy palate... approximates water in its consistency--drinkable, yes.... watery cornflake and thinning malt leaves the tastebudswanting of flavor... MGD brags of its 64 calories--and rightfully so--but that would be the ONLY benefit to fisting this thin, whistle-wetting too-easy-drinking lawn mower companion... this review could be subttitled "Ballad of a Thin Beer," in honor of Bob....

Photo of cokes
2.53/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

I am only reviewing this because it is all I had available all weekend. (at my girlfriend's relatives...the horror...the horror).
Quite honesty, as far as light beers go, this one is close to top-of-the-line, which is not saying much. But in a pinch....well, it is a toss up between this and water, but at least it is not Bud Light.

Taste...there is a taste, but just barely. Imagine leaving the oat pieces from Lucky Charms cereal in a glass of water overnight. Faint grainy taste, not much of a smell, but somewhat of beer.

Basically, if someone has a gun at your head forcing you to choose a light beer....this should be your choice. Otherwise...you should know better.

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 tdm168
2.48/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - golden yellow with a soft, fizzy, bubbly white that fades quickly

S - grainy and a bit sweet

T - grains, corn, a bit sweet, mild bitter finish

M - very crisp, over carbonated, very light bodied

I will say this. It's not as bad as I thought it would be. It didn't have those awful apple-like or metallic notes that often accompany macro lagers. It is a bit sweet and it is way over carbonated, but otherwise it's just a very thinned out version of MGD. I picked this up on a day that I had to drive and was attending a cook out. It was good to swig in the hot sun and I was able to drive home.

Photo of tjsdomer2
1.78/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Flat pale yellow. There's actually some nice head retention though, so I give MGD 64 some points for that.

Smell: Sour and spoiled veggies. Smells almost like vinegar. Not a pleasant smell one bit.

Taste/Mouthfeel: More sour veggies, with some corn syrupy sweetness. Surprisingly thick considering there are only 64 calories. Again, not pleasant.

Drinkability: It's essentially water, but really not pleasant.

Overall: I really don't see the point to this low-calorie beer craze. People! It's only beer! Treat yourself to something nice! You deserve it! Don't feel guilty!

Photo of NeroFiddled
2.14/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Miller's Genuine Draft 64 looks like a standard American light lager with a crystal-clear straw-gold body and a bright-white head. The thin,creamy head drops shortly but maintains a solid surface covering. Surprisingly for a light beer, it has some very good lacing.

The aroma is limited, barely offering a generic beer aroma.

The flavor follows the aroma, and although there's a minor bit of malt smudged with hop flavor, it's really the mild hint of bitterness that lets you know it's beer you're drinking. Still, the minor hops that are there tend to stick around a bit in the finish, and there's even a minor resemblance of something once malty there as well.

As might be expected, the body is paper-thin and crisp with carbonation.

I'd originally avoided this beer because I couldn't put 2 and 2 together to make 4. Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram, which is approximately 150 calories per ounce. MGD Light 64 has less than half of that. The rest of the calories in beer (or any other alcoholic drink, with vodka being the leanest) is made up of carbs (residual sugars... flavor!). MGD Light 64 has only 2.4 carbs, which is .2 carbs less than Michelob Ultra, which barely tastes like beer. So, what it all adds up to is...

30% less calories.
30% less alcohol (2.8% abv).
30% less flavor.
10% less drinkability.

Photo of Rootdog316
2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

MGD 64 has a slight corn malt smell to it. The pour results in a vigorous head that dissipates to a thin film. It is a pale yellow. The mouthfeel is very light bodied and a big, lively carbonation. It has a corny sweetness to it, but no big "beer forward" attributes. It does, however, have more flavor to it than Michelob Ultra. That really isn't saying too much though. Not recommended.

Photo of WoodBrew
2.21/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Miller 64 is a lawnmower beer for sure. Obviously for those who are conscious about their carb intake but still have a hankerin for beer. I say....quality over quantity. Anyway...the beer pours yellow clear with good carbonation that forms a head...which dissipates over time. The smell and taste are typical...grain slight hop. Mouthfeel is nothing to describe really...more like water than beer. Overall its water with beer flavoring.

Photo of cjgator3
1.94/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A- Pours a very light straw yellow color with a thin fizzy white head.

S- The aroma is pretty non-existent. There are just hints of beer flavors in the aroma, but it pretty hard to pick up on them at times.

T- The best way I can describe the taste is a water downed Miller Light. I never though I could taste a beer with less flavor than some of the ultra-light lagers, but this one takes the cake. I guess the good thing about this beer is that there really aren't any offensive or off-flavors, but that is probably because it is about the closest beer that I have tried to water.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied and highly carbonated with a sharp prickly feel.

D- I will give it a high score on drinkability because I could easily consume a high quantity of these without getting the least bit drunk. However, I don't think I really would want to as I think I would just rather either a water or a beer with a little more flavor.

I am not lying when I say that MGD 64 resembles bottled water. Not a horrible beer in the sense of tasting bad, but definitely a bad beer in terms of lack of taste. I will pass on this offering in the future.

Photo of JohnFatAss
3.03/5  rDev +69.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I already had a couple of beers and did not want to get loaded but still felt like drinking. So I opted for the MGD 64.
Pretty much as expected.
A weak, watery light beer, but I knew that going in.

It is weak on flavor, but I think it tastes better than the regular MGD.

Needless to say this is easy to drink. Goes down like Gatorade.

For what it is, its not half bad.

Give it a try if you want a low alcohol, low calorie, light beer that is refreshing and easy to drink.

Photo of Fatehunter
1.82/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Finger of head, big bubbles. Clear, golden colored body. A fair number of bubbles coming up. Decent looking.
Smell is metallic and grainy. There's a subtle unpleasant smell that I cannot place.
Amazingly tasteless. The mildest bitter in the middle with the faintest sweetness at the end.
Crisp body with moderate carbonation.
I'm actually impressed by the almost total lack of flavor.

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Miller 64 from Miller Brewing Co.
46 out of 100 based on 707 ratings.