Milwaukee's Best Light
Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
Light Lager
Ranked #163
Ranked #30,287
1.83 | pDev: 40.44%
Friday at 07:24 PM
Mar 23, 2002
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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

1.9/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Gold, clear, loose white head, no retention.
Smells like mineral water. No malt or hops present.
The initial flavor is ok, halfway through before you swallow, there’s a stale popcorn flavor that lingers on your palate. There’s better budget beers out there. Not for me.
Friday at 07:24 PM
Rated: 1.79 by Lucnifter from California

May 09, 2023
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Reviewed by Papercut4 from Wisconsin

2.07/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2
Out of can it pours a bright, crystal clear gold with a fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Lazy bubbles run up my glass edge, telling the tale of its minimal carbonation mouthfeel. Smells a little grainy, a tiny bit malty. Tastes follows the nose fairly well. I was expecting this beer to be on the fizzy side and double checked the date on the can and was as fresh as can be, just seemed kind of flat compared to say, Miller Lite. I think I like this more than that despite that difference.
Jan 20, 2023
Rated: 1.03 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Nov 06, 2022
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.38/5  rDev +84.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
16oz can stamped DEC0522 32 poured into a pilsner glass at fridge temp 4.1% ABV. The beer pours extremely bright, very pale gold with nearly white head. The head recedes to an uneven ring and leaves a web of lacing. The aroma is on the strong side for the style with stale grain and corn syrup. The taste is very light with a hint of corny malt, vegetable oil and a slightly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with above average carbonation and a semi dry finish. Overall, mediocre light AAL. Better in the looks and drinkability categories than taste. Could definitely use a few more days in the tank to clean up.
Sep 28, 2022
Rated: 1.8 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 09, 2022
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Reviewed by MarkieT from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +132.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Looks like a beer, smells like a beer, taste like a beer, feels like a beer, and overall I'd say it's a pretty darn good beer for after mowing the yard on a hot day like I just did. And the price is pretty darn good for a six-pack of 16oz.
Don't need no "fu-fu' beer just a real cold REAL BEER. Bottoms up!!
Jun 18, 2022
Rated: 2 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Apr 23, 2022
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Rated by BMBCLT from South Carolina

1/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Feb 18, 2022
Rated: 2.21 by BCole281 from Texas

Nov 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Caldwan123 from Iowa

2.44/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75
Look of golden straw.
smell very fine stale open can from the night before smell.
tastes faintly stale. Not undrinkable just somewhat off.
Feels great. It is not overly carbonated feels light.
In Iowa and Illinois is 12-13 a 30 pack. Extremely cheap. It is a great party supply beer. In the same vein Keystone light is the same if not a little cheaper beer that is a far superior beer (all things considered). I can see why some people get used to it cause the cost and beer flavor but I cannot get past the stale after taste.
Jul 19, 2021
Rated: 3.02 by GRhoads from Ohio

Mar 05, 2021
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Rated by Jordan529 from Tennessee

5/5  rDev +173.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Overall,it's a really good cheap beer!!!
Jan 28, 2021
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Rated by BourbonForBeer from Illinois

1.87/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Not good, drink if there’s literally nothing else. Better than mikes hard lemonade.

It is smooth though
Jan 18, 2021
Rated: 2 by edthehead from Maryland

Oct 06, 2020
Rated: 2.88 by beersampler6 from Michigan

Sep 06, 2020
Rated: 2.01 by Zigzach from Florida

Jul 11, 2020
Rated: 2.62 by markallmon from Tennessee

Jun 11, 2020
Rated: 4.45 by kableb from West Virginia

May 29, 2020
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Reviewed by fluxcore from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +135%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
All I can say is smooooth. If you want a beer you don’t wanna think about and sip on a hot day after working outside: here you go. Overall it’s a solid light beer you can have more than a few of.
May 16, 2020
Rated: 1.47 by mamaraza from Texas

Jan 05, 2020
Rated: 1.6 by craigbelly from Iowa

Nov 20, 2019
Rated: 1.26 by BlueTomorrow from Michigan

Sep 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Labattfan from Ohio

4.68/5  rDev +155.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
This light beer for the money pretty good easy to drink taste like Miller lite and very easy on the wallet only other beer I rate close to this is genny light hands down better than Natural light
Aug 05, 2019
Rated: 2.34 by sherrymj from Ohio

Jun 25, 2019
Rated: 1.9 by jmc65267 from Georgia

May 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

1.91/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
Just like with the original, I am not a fan of this one. I do like mb ice, but not this. A little too sweet, goes go down easy though. Sweetness aside, there is not much in the way of memorable flavor
May 08, 2019
Rated: 2.04 by meanmutt from Ohio

Mar 09, 2019
Rated: 2.17 by Ryan_Hosford from Illinois

Mar 01, 2019
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Reviewed by beckandkat21 from Wisconsin

3.05/5  rDev +66.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz aluminum can into a plastic 16 oz cup. Very faint aroma but surprisingly decent head of foam. Staw/golden in appearance w/streaming bubbles. Highly carbonated. 15 cans bought for $6.99 at a local supermarket. Slight sweetness with just a hint of malted grains at the back of the throat. Clean and crisp. Goes down easily. Low abw makes it perfect for a drinking session. Refreshing and low calorie. Might not be everyone's choice though given the bias against so called macro brews. I think it deserves a solid B.
Dec 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

1.75/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
Bought a 15-pack cans $9.49 Don Quijote
Light malt smell
Clear light golden color
Light mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Slightly sweet light malt flavor
Overall what you would expect from a cheap light beer. Not much taste, but you could easily drink a lot of them.
Nov 21, 2018
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Reviewed by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

1.22/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25
AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sure some people like this beer, I love Hamm's so I cannot be too pessimistic about this one. It is still an awful tasting brew. It tastes like someone filtered garbage that was cooked and strained through used plant matter. Smells and tastes like yeast farts!
Oct 18, 2018
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Reviewed by manoshandsoffate from Pennsylvania

2.11/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
I was attracted to this one because of the price, and the alcohol volume/calorie count ratio. This is about two dollars more per case than Genny Light (the cheapest light beer in my area), and has a higher alcohol content and fewer calories (more akin to its pricier cousin, Miller Lite.)

Look: Just decent. Lighter in color than Miller Lite, with a similar foamy head that diminishes quickly but clings to my pilsner glass. Better than Busch, Keystone, or almost any other budget light lager.

Smell: Nothing. Seriously, this smells like water that was poured out of a glass that once contained beer. Not winning any awards here.

Taste: Grainy, in a cheap AAL way, but not at all offensive. No cooked veggie taste, decent malt backbone for a light. Absolutely zero hop flavor, making it less complex than Miller Lite. Pretty good, much better than Keystone or any other competing bottom-shelf light.

Feel: Where this beer shines! Almost champagne-like in a Miller High Life kinda way. Excellent carbonation retention all the way through, contributing to that clingy head. No slick oily finish, as you get with Busch or Keystone.

Overall: Almost too easy to drink, and at this price point it's tough to resist. There are few better alternatives.
Oct 15, 2018
Rated: 1.83 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Jun 30, 2018
Rated: 1 by VivaTheHate from Massachusetts

Jun 25, 2018
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Reviewed by xolectic from Ohio

3/5  rDev +63.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
L - Pours a straw yellow color with good head retention and lacing. Not as pale as other macro light beers.

S - Sweet malts and corn with a little hops. Predictably less strong scented than Beast Ice, but similar profile.

T - Tastes just like the smell. Corn and malts, tastes like crackers. Hops is little more than a pleasant aftertaste. Watery like any light beer, but very grainy and refreshing.

Overall - I have had very few light beers, but this is a personal favorite in the category. Very refreshing and inoffensive taste. A great beer for parties or relaxing at home. Better than the "premium" light beers, especially Bud Light.
Jun 23, 2018
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Reviewed by Bsimpson91 from Georgia

4.3/5  rDev +135%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I grew up, my Dad would drink Milwaukee's Best light. Now being 26, I thought I would give it a try. I don't drink light beer regularly, so I can only imagine what others have to say about it ie: bud and keystone drinkers. To start off, this is a good overly rounded beer. There is not too much complexity going on in this beer. Smells yeasty like pizza dough which is something I like in a beer. The beer has no top notes to speak of. Just goes in the mouth vaguely crisp and you get crackers, light toasted bread. Very dry all the way through. No hopp notes or none I can tell. Very easy to drink. This is a nice beer,but I would spend extra to get miller high life instead.
Jun 13, 2018
Rated: 1 by npdevil27 from Massachusetts

Jun 06, 2018
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.24/5  rDev +77%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
24 ounce can into lager glass, best before 7/16/2018. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread, light biscuit dough, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. A bit too fruity aromas, but not overwhelming. Okay aromas with pale malt/corn and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread, light biscuit dough, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread, light biscuit dough, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Solid robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Nicely clean on lager flavors, not overly fruity. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, fairly bready/grainy, and lightly sticky hop mouthfeel that is good. Pretty thin, but not watery finish. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.1%. Overall this is a decent light adjunct lager style. Solidly flavorful for the ABV. Nice clean malt/grains and decent earthy hop balance. Was a bit too heavy on the fruity corn notes, but definitely enjoyable for the style. Identical to regular MB with a lighter body, and without sacrificing much if any flavor.
May 19, 2018
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