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Meister Bräu Light - Miller Brewing Co.

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Meister Bräu Light
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BA SCORE
58
awful

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 1.33
pDev: 30.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beastdog75 on 05-22-2003)
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1.8/5  rDev +35.3%

misternebbie, Sep 08, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev +31.6%

probert, Sep 05, 2014
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1/5  rDev -24.8%

Furley80, Jan 30, 2014
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1/5  rDev -24.8%

caverog, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.64/5  rDev +23.3%

Poured out of a blue and white can, to differentiate it from the regular Meister Brau which is red and white. Poured out a barely perceptible yellow, mostly water, large bubbled white head which vanishes in about 15 seconds.

Aroma was a little more watery, less alcohol burn than regular MB. Still had that bitter sugar aroma, but less pungent.

Taste, less burn again, more water. I guess this is an improvement over the regular MB flavor, which was horrible. I mean, they're just diluting the crap at this point. Excuse me, not crap: water, corn, sugar. Even with all the water added, it still has that nasty metallic bitterness though, that is definitely not hop derived. And of course, that same vegetal metallic bitterness is all throughout the mouthfeel and aftertaste.

Beerandraiderfan, Mar 13, 2013
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1/5  rDev -24.8%

dvmin98, Feb 14, 2013
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1/5  rDev -24.8%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
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1/5  rDev -24.8%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 07, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -6%

bilbo2012, Apr 04, 2012
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1/5  rDev -24.8%

buckyp, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of bundy462
2.2/5  rDev +65.4%

A: Thin and pale yellow, clear and clean. Hardly a head.

S: Corn syrup, overly sweet, not very beer like.

T: Corn taste with some cereal grains. Very basic and unoffensive.

M: Light and watery with high carbonation.

O: Goes down pretty easy because it's pretty basic.

bundy462, Jun 22, 2010
Photo of Beastdog75
1.35/5  rDev +1.5%

Yes, Miller does indeed make a light version of the Eddie Griswold's favorite beer. "From master brewers a master beer" reads the can. This is the cheapest beer I've ever seen, and as a kick I thought I would review it. I have never had the full-calorie version of this beer, so I won't be able to compare the two, but I think I can take a stab at where regular Meister Brau falls along the line.

Meister Brau Light pours a medium straw color which has a somewhat decent foamy white head which lasts around 20 seconds. The smell is quite cheap: very sugary and adjuncty (corn sugar I would say) mixed with a hint of wet cardboard smell. The mouthfeel is so fizzy that it left a stinging sensation on my tongue. In the first taste I noticed some basic adjuncty sweet/cheap beer taste, but this beer is almost flavorless. Mix in some hints of paper and urine, add the stinging mouthfeel, and you have one very difficult beer to drink. There is some medicine-like bitterness in the finish which carries over to the almost clean aftertaste. There is no alcoholic warmth here either.

In summary: pretty bad stuff. Why this beer is made is a deep philisophical question in itself. The can is almost scary to look at. This is up there with Natty Ice among my worst beers ever sampled.

Beastdog75, May 22, 2003
Meister Bräu Light from Miller Brewing Co.
58 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.