Miller Lite
Miller Brewing Co.

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Style:
Lager - Light
Ranked #252
ABV:
4.17%
Score:
53
Ranked #50,672
Avg:
2.17 | pDev: 35.48%
Reviews:
1,311
Ratings:
4,984
From:
Miller Brewing Co.
 
Wisconsin, United States
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
53
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MattyIce617

2.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

It’s what you expect. Miller Lite has always been good to me. My father in law loves it so I keep it close to my heart. My go to and I know what I’m expecting. I love craft beer but it’s something about Miller that fills a void for me. I give it a 5 but of course it’s a 2.7/5 lol.

Sunday at 05:35 AM
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lagrluvr

2.52/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

look like a white can, this aint for pouring into glass, everybody knows that
smells like a classic faint usa "beer" - no noticeable malt or hop distinguish themselves, since few if any are used
taste follows nose, faint, beerish weak taste, clean and dry finish -for chuggin down fast n cold or with ballpark food, pizza, burger etc
feel is very fizzy, good
overall, it's good when it's the free beer you get at a hot gig or moving a friend out/in
bought it for nostalgia and as a reduced calorie option compared to my usual craft brews.
it's for the under 21 crowd sneaking whatever they can get

Jun 08, 2021
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luckyseven from Michigan

2.9/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

This is my father's beer and to me is something I will always have in the fridge on behalf of him as well as for all the memories we have shared over a Miller. The can is a classic now but I can even remember the blue can back in the 2000s. There is nothing much to say about the taste and smell, it is an American light lager that is made to drink consecutively. For that reason the feel of this for both sentimental reasons and on the basis of being able to put them back is great! This is a beer that is an American classic and will always remain a staple for the sentimental reasons I've mentioned!

May 29, 2021
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MeanMotaScootah from California

2.77/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Wow this is bad - it tastes like cardboard juice with bubbles. There is a slight odd saltiness to the finish. Not sure why people drink this stuff. Sorry Miller, I don't like this but I will drink Miller High Life for sure.

Apr 14, 2021
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VALIS666 from Massachusetts

2.08/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

When I'm mowing the lawn on a 90 degree day and want something like water but with a bit of a reward, an ice cold can of Miller Lite is a sweet proposition. Otherwise I'd almost rather drink anything else, but it's about middle of the road for mass produced light beers. Smells like wet cardboard and corn, but thankfully tastes a little better than that.

Mar 20, 2021
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ImALagerNotAFighter from Delaware

2.91/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I hate to say it but this is my go to if i'm purchasing beer for myself. For the price I think it could be a lot worse. Vaguely hoppy, always smells slightly stale but that aint no thang, I respect it as a cheap option

Mar 11, 2021
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

1.86/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Pours piss yellow with a tall white head. Smells like corn, straw, & wheat. Tastes follows the nose, surprisingly isn't to bad at all. Light-bodied, high-carbonation, refreshing, crisp & crushable. You can consume a lot of this in a night, not a sipping beer though.

Mar 06, 2021
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LeBron_James from Canada (ON)

1/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Oh no.
The look on this is pale clear yellow.
Smells like corn and weirdly sweet smell. I guess they just dumped corn syrup in this.
The taste on this is obscenely bad. Light, way too sweet for some reason, SO CORNY, and just gross. This straight up isn't a pilsner it's metallic, sweet, and wildly bad. I expected it to be bad when I bought this as a joke with friends in honour of the high school days and it was just way over the top bad.
The mouthfeel is super light and carbonation is high. Not a good mouthfeel.

So the weird thing with this beer that really threw me off is that it's labelled as "pilsner." This thing is nothing close to a pilsner. The malt just doesn't seem to exist the only thing it provides is this bready character but it isn't balanced whatsoever it's like they didn't even try. This is like the beer equivalent of that metal loaded corn syrup baby food that just got recalled. Represents everything wrong with industrial beer.

Feb 24, 2021
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LucaDiCriscio from Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Good in a sense of being a light beer. On the other hand if you like the taste of beer this is the least beer tasting beer there is next to bud lite. Light beer is just not worth drinking in any sense if you respect the taste of beer.

Feb 17, 2021
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md3kcn from Ohio

1.1/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured into a pilsner glass. Purchased one bottle at Kroger for $.99.

L - Pale straw with a quickly dissipating one-finger white head.
S - Faint notes of corn flakes. A touch of soggy barley. I wish I could say I smelled much else.
T - Crisp. Refreshing. Notes of corn flakes, toasted biscuit, and a slightly tart & grassy finish.
F - Not very filling, and lightly carbonated. Very light, almost like water.
O - Absolutely terrible. The point of this beer is clearly to taste as close to "nothing" as possible. I'd say this is probably the worst "cheap" beer you can buy, because at least Keystone comes out to a better bulk deal. Godawful party beer swill that I wouldn't even bring to a college rager, even if someone paid me to. I feel like I wouldn't hate it as much if it at least tasted like something worth paying $1 a bottle for. You're better off sodastreaming some tap water.

Feb 09, 2021
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DrBeergood from Ohio

2.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

L: Filtered completely clear with a good amount of carbonation.

S: A dash of fermented barley.

T: Something in here is sweet, overriding the natural barley flavor.

F: A soda-like stickiness.

O: The most important ingredient is water.

Feb 04, 2021
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Iamaskier from Idaho

2.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Why the hell not..... in a glass: pale, golden, strangely clear. The head forms quickly and disappears just as fast. Smells faintly musty, slight banana and wheat, a little sour. Taste is wheat, corn, not very offensive, not really meant to be. Probably the best part is the feel—- moderate carbonation that somehow becomes watery? Strange, but refreshing nonetheless. This beer is not meant to be sipped and mulled over— it’s meant to be drunk, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Jan 22, 2021
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Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

2.81/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

When it comes to AALs, I tend to prefer Miller products. Lite is no exception. I think it's better than Bud Light, Coors Light, etc. Clear straw gold color. Puffy white head falls to a cap and leaves some nice lacing in the glass. Smell is grass and hay...not exceptional. Tatse is the same with a hit of corn and malt. Leaves a bit of vegetal aftertaste behind. Feel is light and well carbonated. Overall, more flavor and body than most other light beers. Easy to drink, easy on the wallet.

Dec 31, 2020
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TrojanRB from California

3.74/5  rDev +72.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I’ve had 1739 beers and I can’t believe I’ve never reviewed Miller Lite....sometimes they just slip through the cracks.

Went to the gas station and bought a tall boy, poured into a shaker pint. Going to review to style.....it’s an American Adjunct Light Lager.

Crystal clear pale straw color, really not any head to speak of.

Nose is grainy and faintly grassy.

Taste is crackery malt, with just a hint of hop

Lightly carbonated, clean, crisp finish....goes down easy.

Overall pretty enjoyable for what it is. Perfect for a day or yard work, down by the beach, or with a hot dog.

Dec 30, 2020
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Caldwan123 from Iowa

4.45/5  rDev +105.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Miller Lite is one of the best domestic beers. Miller Lite is a good balance of flavor and price. There is a difference between bottle and cans. Has almost a burnt vegetation flavor. I seasonally drink a lot of Miller Lite out of the bottle during the winter months .

Nov 24, 2020
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CHickman from New York

2.78/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It has basic looks to match its basic flavor: some malty sweetness, a dash of floral hops, wet cardboard and grainy husk sun it up. A lite beer for the masses.

Nov 21, 2020
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Tatertuck from Maine

5/5  rDev +130.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For all of the people below:
I please beg of you to get off your pompous thrown off hops and please get a sense of relativity. Not every beer needs to be a Monet masterpiece or the next wonder of the world. Do the union “brew masters” that brew miller lite really care about the head of their beer, or the aroma out of a glass? No, they care about having a good time. Does it go down like water? Yes, because it’s meant to be drank by the bushel. Why is it that I gave this beer a 5 in every category? Well, I like to have a good time and that is what this beer is meant for.

So, live a little and don’t compare apples to oranges.

Nov 07, 2020
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Kenny_Gage2 from Missouri

3.44/5  rDev +58.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle:
Poured a golden yellow with no head, a good amount of carbonation, and no lacing. Like most adjunct lagers, the aroma is of grain/corn, with a slightly fuller taste than other light beers. Overall, Miller is a great beer, and a good substitute for your favorite light beer when not available.

Oct 05, 2020
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Robert34510 from Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer has no right to be above Bud light, or even coors light, Corona light, or even heineken light. It is disgusting and yeah it has taste, a very very GROSS TASTE! terrible.

Sep 15, 2020
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OldChattanoga from West Virginia

2.63/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The best thing about this beer is the classic can they brought back and after that there’s not a whole lotta good to say about it. It has more flavor than other light beers yet the corn syrup can be so overbearing that it makes me feel sick to drink it. I used to love this beer before. Either the ingredients were changed or my taste changed after experiencing better beers.

Aug 15, 2020
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TedHead from Illinois

3.63/5  rDev +67.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

This beer only tastes bad if you have it too warm....which is anything above 35 degrees. Put it in the freezer or put it in a frosted glass before you drink it. You know you're in the right temperature zone if you can't taste anything. Some people put salt on the rim of their mug or even directly on the foam which is all fine, but for the love of God don't serve it too warm or you will hate it.

Aug 07, 2020
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

2.09/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Appears light golden yellow.
Smells lightly malty, very lightly floral, corn.
Taste follows the nose. Definitely corn forward.
Mouth feel is light for the style.
Overall, I don't drink light beer, but I will drink one of these on a hot day at a cookout, if, it's free.

Jul 30, 2020
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JoKo from Connecticut

3.48/5  rDev +60.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear, straw yellow with an inch thick white head that dissipated quickly, moderate amount of carbonation. Smell is cereal, corn. The taste is cereal, grains, corn up front faint hops and malt sweetness in the back. This beer is very crisp and clean. Overall, highly drinkable and good beer.

Jul 21, 2020
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Dingbat88 from Louisiana

3.7/5  rDev +70.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Being a light beer I really enjoy Miller Lite. It looks and smells OK tastes better than you would expect and goes down pretty good. Not my first choice but if it is the best choice I definitely don't mind it.

Jul 17, 2020
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Corbett88 from Texas

2.78/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

It’s freaking Miller Lite. If you’re reaching for this bottle at 10pm on a Friday night you’d probably be disappointed; but if you reach for it at 2pm on a Sunday afternoon wanting something to drink while doing yard work, grilling, playing with your kids outside, etc., then this is a very decent and cost effective choice that’s not going to dry you out or give you a headache. Consistent and simple, it is what it is, which is generally ok and more hydrating than your average cheap American light lager

Jul 05, 2020
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