Milwaukee's Best Light | Miller Brewing Co.

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Milwaukee's Best LightMilwaukee's Best Light

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 182 | Ratings: 709
Photo of Buckeye55
1.91/5  rDev +5.5%
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

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Photo of beckandkat21
3.05/5  rDev +68.5%
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.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
1.75/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
1.22/5  rDev -32.6%
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!

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Photo of manoshandsoffate
2.11/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

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Photo of xolectic
3/5  rDev +65.7%
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.

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Photo of Bsimpson91
4.3/5  rDev +137.6%
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.

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Photo of superspak
3.24/5  rDev +79%
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.

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Photo of SLewis
2.79/5  rDev +54.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This stuff is not that bad. No offensive smells or tastes. Just a simple, light American Adjunct Lager. My grandaddy and uncle both drank this stuff, so maybe there's some nostalgia there for me, but it is honestly worth a buy when placed up against other light beer.

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Photo of Boozenburg
1.02/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ehhh, not impressed. Not very tasty. The popping blue and dull gold colors on the can provide for slight redemption, but they are played out. A LOT of foam on these guys. Head doesn't settle very neatly. A sloppy drink that even the Tantroist of frat boys despise. I wouldn't serve this to my dog. I might sarcastically buy another case in the future, but I will never drink this again with a straight face.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
1.23/5  rDev -32%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Backlog. 12 oz can. An ode to Milwaukee’s Best LIght: oh, how voluminous sunrays penetrate your brilliant golden hues; how your sparkling halo revives my senses, makes my nostrils come alive, my eyes bulge out with spastic wonder, and my tongue salivate with delicious boquets of heavenly goodness; how I would love to swim in thee, how I would love to have your sparklling attributes flowing through my veins rather than the blood which does instead; what more can I say about your beautiful head, which doth removeth itself from my cup as surely as the sun removes itself from the sky as the gloaming descends every night upon your copper vats? How can I describe thee to mere mortals when it’s the waters flowing from Mount Olympus from which thee originates? **** Okay, that was some bad poetry. If Shakespeare is Chimay, my poem up there is Milwaukee’s Best LIght. It’s watery, it reeks, and it’s one of the worst beers I’ve ever tried--but wait til tomorrow when I review Olde English!!!

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Photo of Thebrewman
3.31/5  rDev +82.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I'm not sure where the hate for this beer is coming from. It's a smooth golden lager that looks very appealing in my stein/mug. The head diminished to about a half inch and remains throughout. Mouthfeel is thin, but with a clean finish. Definitely some hop undertones with good carbonation. Just a simple AAL. Nothing to offended by.

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Photo of gandres
2.12/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle poured to pint glass very cold beer
Appearance: Light yellow, big white foam
Aroma: scent smell of malt, nothing else
Taste: not really great, watery
Mouth feel: very carbonated
Overall: good beer, repeat: no look for: no

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Photo of Bartleby91
1.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Haven't had this in years.

Drinking from the can because it's not worth putting in a glass.

Aroma and taste are the standard light lager notes of corn, rice, light malt sweetness and some metallic astringency.

The palate is light and clean with a bit of lingering maltiness.

Overall this is not the worst light lager I've had but definitely would not be my first choice.

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Photo of Kawaiigodd
2.5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Cheap light beer. Not a lotta smell, not a lotta taste, though not repulsive like some beers at this price point. Yellow and very foamy. Honestly my favorite cheap beer, and favorite light beer overall.

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Photo of Schlitz74
1.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is probably the best light beer I have had, I would normally drink this after I ran out of better beers as my friend used to keep a case in the fridge. There is nothing special here, just a beer to keep a buzz going.

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Photo of HopHunter19
2.48/5  rDev +37%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A - clear yellow fizzy beer, white head. Like piss. But exactly what it's supposed to be.
S - big corn, rice, light grains, wheat bread, chemical alcohol smell
T - big corn, rice, light grains, dirt, wheat bread, also very chemical in taste
M - I don't know if I'd call it light, more like plug your nose and chug, alcohol covered, aftertaste is bitter undefined dirt
O - just give me a Milwaukees beast Ice already, this shots no better and likely is much worse. Not worth the 3 dollars a six pack.

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Photo of NastyNate0425
1.6/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 1

This is my 57 year old aunts go to beer. You can catch her at 9 am on Wednesday rolling around in a golf cart with 2 cases ready to tackle the day.

To me it taste like urine.

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Photo of Bamabeers
4.4/5  rDev +143.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Usually drink Miller lite however mowed a neighbors grass and he brought this out and I couldn't tell the difference in it and Miller lite out of a can, bottle Miller lite is a lil smoother. Like the price, no hangover or craps the next day after drinking 12 so all is good!

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Photo of Squire
3.33/5  rDev +84%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light gold color with quickly disappearing white cap and following lacing.

Aroma carries a sweetish grain scent that is clean without any off putting scents. Smells grainy but nothing artificial.

Taste is clean, straight forward grain and a bit sweet but balanced. I get little sense of hops and the prickle seems to come from carbonation.

Light medium texture.

Nothing more than a value priced light beer but not something to be sneered at, rather approached as a simple, low ABV (4.1%) brew best served cold. Unlike others of this ilk this one doesn't turn nasty as it warms. Much the same flavor actually which speaks to consistency and good quality control.

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Photo of secondtooth
2.44/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: Light golden, with a thick white head. Decent lace, even!

Aroma: Corn, rice malts.

Taste: Mild, corny, another traditional light American lager that doesn’t stand up to the real thing, of course, but isn’t altogether terrible, and pisses all over Bud Light, for what it’s worth!

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Photo of deebo
3.15/5  rDev +74%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I grew up on this mess. More flavor than most light beers. Not much else to report. Standard light junk with local love. Lots of carbonation and hints of bittering hops.

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Photo of KACK1533
2.04/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Typical light lager. Not offensive. Pale straw. Head lasted on this one. Taste was hard to pin down because it's either metal can, water, or corn. Metal seemed to win out, it was like an irony kind of taste. Not my cup of tea.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
1.85/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Super light yellow pour, looks weak as fuck. Aroma was nothing really, maybe a little bit of the metal can.

Taste, jeez, more like water spilled into a fizzy yellow beer.

Mild sweetness, not bitter, the water dilutes that, almost no hopping. Its cheap at least, but you aren't in flavor country either.

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Photo of Seanem44
1.59/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

This was a staple of my high school days. Cheap and easy to get, looking back, I don't know how I choked this down as much as I did. It tasted like a metal can, literally. Not much can be said other than it tasted as bad coming up as it did going down.

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