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Miller LiteMiller Lite

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.17%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 10-03-1999

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Reviews: 1,167 | Ratings: 4,418
Photo of Webtelly
4.1/5  rDev +79.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many people seem to be missing the point about this beer: It is a fine pilsner, not a light lager; and that is a huge difference. Not to be a beer snob, but when you finally begin to think of yourself as a beer connoisseur, then you tend to go from one end of the scale to the other, from darks to lights, from reds to ambers, hops to smooth. The thing with a pilsner, is that they are very scarce; and once you start loving them, it becomes like a treasure hunt to find them. Miller Lite is such a treasure. It gets a bad rap, or no rap really, because it has been there since the beginning of all the "new beer" nonsense of the '80s and 90's like dry beer, light beer, ultra light beer, ice beer, bottled draft, cold-filtered, and so on. And so, having been left out of the circus, it has come full circle as a true American Pilsner, made from real bohemian pilsner malt, not lager malt. Taste the difference. First of all, a good pilsner can pull off a buzz without bloat at only 4% abv, whereas, you cannot even start a light lager lower than 4.7, and then you will be pushing the bloat envelope. Really, take another look at this beer.

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Photo of BeerMeHearMe
4.09/5  rDev +79.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: Tapped

You may not be the biggest fan of American Domestic big name brewers but you cannot doubt the power they have held over the beer market and that is for a reason. If you take a taste test with a draft Miller Lite and a draft Youngs DB Chocolate Stout, you would be surprised at how tasty that Miller Lite actually is, when paired together on tap. It is supreme in it's drinkability yet a unique taste of corn/straw/malt lingers and quickly diminishes after each sip. I enjoy this beer as a session beer anytime of the year. Unlike with Bud Light and Corona where I can not just pop one open.. Well I would need a lime to take the Corona - And if beer pong or flip cup are in play, then Bud Light has a chance of consumption on my part.

So back to this Miller Lite:
Smell is of corn and malt.

Mouthfeel is slightly carbonated with punchy hints of barley and a slight tinge of corn again - And the corn is growing on me! Ever since I saw Field of Dreams I've wanted to live and co-habitate in corn fields; as well I've wanted to live in a forrest with Eiwoks and cruise on hover boards in a future time zone...but that is for another day.

This Lite beer is not a LIGHT beer it is a little bit different and it's golden flow is pristine. Feel the crispness sooth your need for a lite and fulfilling beer, just as Youngs DB Choc. Stout fulfills the need for it's own purpose.
Appearance: A golden god. But if I had my choice, which I do, I would go past Miller Lite and onto the High Life, especially when taking the 12 pack.

And if I was in a different store ready to spend, I might even move onto a craft/micro brew of choice with a similar golden light feeling but perhaps with some more hop twist involved: see: Prima Pils from Victory Brewing or the Lagunitas Pils.

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Photo of bboven
4.08/5  rDev +78.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Keep in mind that this review is about the style, not my personal tastes.

Pours deep yellow, lots of head that runs away like cockroaches when the light's flicked on. Better color than most macros I've seen.

Corn and sweet maltiness; could not detect hops

Sweet and corn once again, but at least it has some kind of flavor. Like I said, great for the style.

Fizzy and thin in my mouth.

Great drinkability. Drink it cold and fast. It's what it's for. This is the beer I pick if I find myself in unfortunate bmc-only situations.

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Photo of DMXLOX22
4.08/5  rDev +78.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the first whiff after the cap comes off, the odor brings a common or everyday average brew to your mind. Upon the first sip, you can right off the bat tell its a light beer even if the label is ripped off or its on tap. The smell alone brings an average, not not be appealing to some. As the beer sits in your mouth you can defiantly feel the carbantion and the freshness. I give the drinkability something rare and perhaps good. May seem like an average beer to some, but good to me. I suggest to drink it down cold. You can tell this isn't supposed to be a specialty beer, but defiantly beats Bud Light in the taste test to my standerds.

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Photo of tyhillman
4.03/5  rDev +76.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite beers. Sure it's a macro so it's not exceptional but is definitely my choice to take fishing or tailgating. Of course there is better beer, but for an American lager it's one of the elites. Much better than Bud Light and the silver bullet.

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Photo of Graham_D_Dillon
4/5  rDev +75.4%

This is now my daily driver. It's really smooth and goes down easy and tastes like beer. There's some corn taste to it which I like but it's basically like every other beer. It doesn't give me a lot of horrible poops and farts; just some poops and farts.

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Photo of bbluemzbeer
4/5  rDev +75.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For top selling macro lager light beer this one is best. It beat Bud Light and Coors Light for some flavor only THiss review is about the style lager light beer, not my personal tastes.

Appreance: Yellow color looks like a beer.

Smell Corn and maltiness; no hops

Taste : It taste of sweet and corn it has some taste at least compare to Coors and Bud,

Mouthfeel : It is fizzy and thin mouth. like light beer.

Overall : It is drinkability. I try to drank it cold and fast. I would pick this beer If I was fulll on food and I di not want to feeli bloated. It by far better then Coors light and Bud Light.

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Photo of baw185
3.98/5  rDev +74.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the best tasting lawnmower beer and everyday drinker. Gives least amount of hangover and has best taste for any American style lite beer. Best beer for a night out drinking 4+ beers and not feeling bloated and sick that night or next day. If you are in a situation where you are drinking for a long period of time, there is simply no better choice.

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Photo of chugalug06
3.98/5  rDev +74.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - nice clean crisp yellow. Nice head with good retention. some lacing too, not bad.

S - Nice light crisp. Slightly watery.

T - Very refreshing. Super good served ice cold, great for the style.

M - Perfect!

O - Best of the BMC group, plus I like their gimmicks ;) Seriously, for the style, the brew is pretty decent.

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Photo of brunrn1
3.98/5  rDev +74.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is probably the best light beer I have ever had. So far at least. On tap, comes out with a nice amount of foam. goes down easy and does not have a watered down taste.
Tastes liek your alsmost drinking a regular beer. If your watching calories, which im not i suggest this one.

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Photo of EricLiverpool
3.95/5  rDev +73.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I don't like lite beer that much, but when I'm going to get something that everyone will like, I go Miller Lite. It has a good taste for a lite lager and looks great in the new Steinie bottles.

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Photo of Pigs
3.93/5  rDev +72.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Miller Lite! Classic brew enjoyed for decades!
Good beer. Probably my favorite light beer out of the big guys - Coors Light, Bud Light, any other light. I drink this a lot when it is on sale or with some die hard Miller Lite drinkers. If I am at a bar and I buy the round with those hombres I buy Budweiser. When it's one of their turns they buy Miller Lite. It's just a great game to play when watching WWF on the bar tv and no hotties are around to look at. It's Miller Time!

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.92/5  rDev +71.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I've always had an affection for this beer. I know it's really nothing more than watered down light lager, but sometimes that's just alright with me. And if you close your eyes and take a sip, you can taste the pilsner deep within screaming to get out. I like this beer and there is a reason it just won gold for best light lager

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Photo of eb003
3.9/5  rDev +71.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is the one that never leaves my fridge. I know it's not the creme de la creme of beers, but for an American style light/lite brew...it's what I consider the best. I do think it has more flavor than most light beers...not near as wattery. It's on my list as a great drinkable beer. I have other beers higher on my list...imports and micro brews, but again... it never leaves my fridge. Pretty darn good beer in my humble opinion.

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Photo of J_Chavez15
3.88/5  rDev +70.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a big fan of light beers, but this one might be the best light beer on the market. I always get a more crisp refreshing finish out of this beer. I hate the dry finish of Bud Light and the watery taste i get from a Coors light. Miller Lite is a good session or lawnmower beer.

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Photo of critterbug
3.88/5  rDev +70.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Not sure why there are so many negative reviews of this beer. I've had the gamut of beer the expensive craft beers, Sam Adams, the frat boy beers (Red Dog) and everything in between. Miller Lite is a great lite beer for the price. Good beer to relax with at the end of a day without too many calories to make you bloated.

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Photo of Cheesy_McDuck
3.87/5  rDev +69.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is my favorite, standard beer. I think it deserves much better marks than PBR for example. This beer is delicious and refreshing. It doesn't have the delightful tang of a bud light, but it's flavor is fuller, and richer. Murica!

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Photo of EmericaMoon
3.87/5  rDev +69.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

well personally i do think that this is my favorite lite beer out of them all thats why i am ranking it so high. the taste is really light almost to light but if your trying to drink alot of beer with out getting to drunk i think this beer would be smart to lean on.

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Photo of Mszwejb
3.83/5  rDev +68%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My rating is purely from the perspective of AALs. This is my go-to volume-drinking beer when quantity is the name of the game. Calorically-low, decent enough taste to bang down in between higher quality beers also. A mainstay in my beer fridge.

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Photo of STKPICR0720
3.82/5  rDev +67.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Of course no the greatest beer in the world. Allthough this is IMO the greatest cheap ass beer in the world. Alot better than Natty and does not taste like sugar like Bud Light. A great palate cleanser inbetween great beers. I also love drinking this beer on hot days. A great college beer or pong beer. Always good to have a first love until the next one comes.

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Photo of uabigdaz
3.82/5  rDev +67.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Miller lite... ahh my first "true" love (whatever that is). I must say this is my favorite beer in this range primarily because it actually has a beer flavor rather than a water/piss flavor. The appearance is by far the best of this range, slightly darker yellow than most domestic light beers. Little lace is left behind by this beer but enough to satisfy a moderately undiscriminating beer drinker, or at least someone who keeps in mind the quality of this beer. The taste is slightly bitter with some sweet overtones. I actually like the aftertaste but it fades quickly. the mouthfeel is thin, but that is to be expected from a light beer. You can drink this beer all night if you can handle it because it does go down nicely and continues to taste good. If you drink another domestic light beer try this out, you may be suprised, if you don't drink domestic light beer, you rock.

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Photo of CIBoy10
3.78/5  rDev +65.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Out of the AAL category, this isn't too bad (especially compared to light beers). At least has a good amount flavor compared to the other light beers. I'm reaching for this over Corona, Dos Equis, Heineken, Coors Light, and Bud every single day if that's what's available. By far the best light beer.

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Photo of ordybill
3.75/5  rDev +64.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Corn and some hops, not bad for mass produced Appearance- Has a nice golden yellow color with a small white head Taste- A surprisingly flavorful American Adjunct Lager, don’t expect a craft beer flavor but it is very refreshing. Palate- A light bodied beer with heavy carbonation Overall- A very good AAL, if you rate it outside of that I think you aren’t being fair in your judgement.

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Photo of trombley49
3.75/5  rDev +64.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is the beer i take with me everywhere I go, I enjoy this beer. I think it is the best domestic beer out there (big company). I enjoy the push tab top and the smoothness of the pour or drink from the new designed can they have now. I think this beer goes well at any barbeque and is universal enough that anyone will drink and enjoy this beer.

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Photo of RobertDBrase
3.71/5  rDev +62.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold with streaming bubbles and a rocky white head that crackles as it dissipates rather quickly.

Sweet white bread, biscuits and crackers. Also pick a faint note of hops.

Taste is not much as this is a light beer. I do pick up some malty and grainy taste with the carbonation playing out and perhaps a bit of hops towards the very back of the tongue.

Mouth feel is very light and finishes very crisply.

This is a pretty nice light beer. Seems to have some more flavor than the competing light beers. I just have to work to find the taste. The nose on this one actually was quite pleasant and I did enjoy that. Drinking this in an ice cold can and not in a glass would make this beer better.

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Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
2.28 out of 5 based on 4,418 ratings.
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