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Miller 64 - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
47
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561 Ratings
THE BROS
55
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Ratings: 561
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 1.82
pDev: 35.71%


Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  2.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ZAP on 06-04-2008)
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alphagnome

Iowa

1.73/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 01:33:11 | More by alphagnome
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DrCDPriest

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev +84.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 02:39:44 | More by DrCDPriest
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BeerLab45

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev +51.1%
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..

Serving type: can

02-01-2014 17:42:04 | More by BeerLab45
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ValpoExpo

Ohio

2.43/5  rDev +33.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 21:29:50 | More by ValpoExpo
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Uniobrew31

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

Serving type: can

08-27-2013 01:25:05 | More by Uniobrew31
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Libationguy

Nevada

1.55/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 04:41:39 | More by Libationguy
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Hulk_Beer

Texas

2.33/5  rDev +28%
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 !!!!

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 04:56:44 | More by Hulk_Beer
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harpo111

Georgia

1.94/5  rDev +6.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 02:54:18 | More by harpo111
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Hermanater

Pennsylvania

1.2/5  rDev -34.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 23:28:39 | More by Hermanater
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

1.39/5  rDev -23.6%
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.

Serving type: can

04-13-2013 01:35:48 | More by Darkmagus82
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.28/5  rDev +25.3%
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...

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 17:21:40 | More by TMoney2591
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Suds

Pennsylvania

1.33/5  rDev -26.9%
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.

Serving type: can

03-17-2013 19:42:45 | More by Suds
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orcsinspace

Virginia

1/5  rDev -45.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 20:29:44 | More by orcsinspace
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silverking

Florida

1.8/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- Very pale straw with a white head. head retention is good, but the lacing is spotty.

S- Very faint. Maybe some grains?

T- Seltzer with some faint grainy tastes. No detectable hops.

M- Ultra light, crisp, and refreshing. Nice for the pool or the beach.

O- Not good. It scored some refreshment points, But It's lack of taste or flavor can't be overlooked.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 18:59:50 | More by silverking
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tectactoe

Michigan

1.64/5  rDev -9.9%
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?

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 01:00:21 | More by tectactoe
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Fatehunter

Oregon

1.8/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 21:36:46 | More by Fatehunter
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tobelerone

Connecticut

2.2/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Shared with a dieting friend; pours pale yellow, fairly sizeable head with decent retention, some lacing sticking to the glass; doesn’t look half bad.

Very, very mild aroma. All I get is a little grain and maybe some honey sweetness, but that’s about it. Straining and there’s nothing there. This experience continues into the taste; hints of grain and perhaps corn; a trace of sweet honey, but overall fairly dry. Very low bitterness.

Effervescent carbonation, moderately light in body; extremely watery overall. I won’t say this is the worst light beer I’ve had, because it wasn’t. It wasn’t unpleasant, it just wasn’t there at all, really, and I had a hard time seeing the point of drinking something like this. The ABV is so low it won’t have an intoxicating effect, if that’s what’s desired, and by the time it does you’d have drunk enough of these that you could have had a better beer. Certainly not my thing; I’d rather not drink anything and save the calories altogether.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 02:40:09 | More by tobelerone
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1234Jack


3.5/5  rDev +92.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad looking bottle. Decent label, I like clear glass. Clean, light golden color.

Out of the bottle smell: Very light beer smell.

Out of the bottle taste: Light but not bad. Flavor doesn't last long, which is to be expected.

Out of the bottle feel: Carbonation.

In glass look: Very light yellow. More of a sustained head than I thought there would be, which was none. Not like this is a comparable head to other beers, but in this category I think it lasted a few seconds longer than others.

In glass taste: Not much.

In glass feel: Watery, carbonation.

This is beer in my opinion tastes better out of their bottle.

Compared to other beers in this category, I think it's decent. There's no point in comparing this to a craft IPA, for instance, that's not the goal of the beer. When compared to other major "diet" beers, I have to say this ranks high because it achieves a goal of not offending me. Other diet beer, or non-diet beers even such as Budweiser Platinum and Rolling Rock offend me and they're not even trying to go lo-cal. There is no reason to drink those beers. This on the other hand serves a purpose and doesn't give me a sour face, so I'm rating this with that in mind.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 06:15:11 | More by 1234Jack
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rfgetz

New Jersey

2.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale, fizzy straw yellow in look. Scent is pale, watery with only a faint whiff of stale light beer. Taste is again very light, somewhat undiscernable from a regular light beer once youve had 1 or 2, stale tasting, light corn. Thin and watery. Compared to Bud 55, this atleast tastes like light beer, and still, thats not a great thing.

Serving type: can

07-16-2012 16:54:39 | More by rfgetz
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TheRougeBastard

North Carolina

1.28/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I actually have a hard time thinking of this beverage as "beer"! Typical "Light" beer look and scent. Very little taste to speak of...beer-flavored water??? One possible use would be as a spacer for a night a tasting higher ABV selections!

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 05:09:37 | More by TheRougeBastard
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alexgash

Connecticut

1.98/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz. clear bottle.

Light lemon straw body. Clean and clear. Finger of loose, frothy, off-white head. Some lacing. Mild cereal malt aromas. Maybe a little sweet corn. Slightly off skunkish hop whiffs as well. Meh.

Seltzer water/CO2 bitter tang up front. Light corny maltiness follows. Hint of honey sweetness. Not much there. Slight cardboard bite as mineral water bitterness takes over the finish. Light bodied, with a fizzy, seltzery feel. Not much taste in this! Not offensive, but not worth drinking.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 22:37:29 | More by alexgash
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tdm168

North Carolina

2.48/5  rDev +36.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 21:33:50 | More by tdm168
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garymuchow

Minnesota

2.1/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Looks as style should, although mine had a virtually no head. Rather light pale ale.
Very light malt character. Rather tight beer overall.
Very light on flavor too. Slight malt. Hard to pick up much for hops. No particular sourness or tartness.
Fully carbonated and decently smooth and soft, but not overly so.
This is what is suppose to be a very lightly flavored low calorie beer. Nothing I'd seek out, but could put one away if thirsty enough - just wouldn't spend my own money on it.

Serving type: can

06-17-2012 01:48:47 | More by garymuchow
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ThomasMetal75

Massachusetts

1.38/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A- Piss yellow with little foam or lacing in bottle. VERY CARBONATED!

S- Grainy and skunky! Corn husks maybe?

T- Oh my God! This is so nasty!!!! It was very sour and skunky, mixed with a sickly tasting sweetness! Heineken may taste somewhat skunky, but never this sour! Very carbonated. My throat almost didn't want to swallow it. This doesn't even classify as something a hobo should buy as a cheap beer!

M- Almost no mouthfeel. It's basically water with a tinge of beer flavoring. Like a drop of flavor. Not hard to drink, but the carbination is almost to much!

GROSS! This is the worst beer I've ever had in my life. Even Corona Light is miles ahead of Miller 64 in taste. My favorite thing Miller has even done is Pabst Blue Ribbon, but this sir is a poor ripoff of what a beer should be! For cheap beers, I'll stick to Pabst Blue Ribbon, Miller Light, Coors, Coors Light, and Narraganset. Miller 64 will never touch my lips again! NEVER!!!

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 04:41:21 | More by ThomasMetal75
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Bierwolf

Missouri

1.43/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pilsener glass. "Best By" date of 06/18/2012.

Appearance: Clear pale yellow. White fizzy head with short retention. Amazing thing was it left some lacing all the way down. Actually best part of this experience.

Smell: Mainly cold, wet grain.

Taste: Very little taste. Anything there was grainy.

Mouth Feel: Thin and watery. Slight carbonic bite and semi dry finish.

Overall: Compared to the other light lagers that i have had this was the least appealing. I had several before reviewing so as to give it a fair chance but this is not a satisfying drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 16:49:10 | More by Bierwolf
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Miller 64 from Miller Brewing Co.
47 out of 100 based on 561 ratings.