Miller Lite | Miller Brewing Co.

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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

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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 10-03-1999

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2.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: light straw-colored, little head and no lacing.
Smell: Not much aroma here- corny and grainy.
Taste: Light hoppy intro on top of an adjunct-dominant base.A bit metallic. Aftertaste is clean.
Mouthfeel: About right for the style, perhaps a bit more than the average.
Drinkability: Made for frequent imbibement

Overall- non-offensive, average light beer. Bland and predictable for the most part.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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Photo of Wegomlegging
2.74/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear light yellow with slightly soapy head, which disappears quickly. Very light floral scents mixed with straw. Although watery in flavor it was not unpleasant. Fizzy drinking here, and goes down easy enough. Of all the mega-brewed barley soda brands churned out, this one is actually a little bit better. A little bit.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not terrible but definitely lackluster

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2.74/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Ginger ale like in appearance with quickly leaving cap.

Aroma of sweet malt, not much, but enough to notice. No hop presence that I can detect.

Taste is mildly malty with a slight bitterness in the aftertaste that I can't place. I've always noticed that in this brew but can't pin down it's source for certain. Could be the yeast but whatever it is I don't care for it and find it an odd ending to an otherwise pleasant brew.

Light medium texture.

Overall this is my least favorite of the light brews simply because of the bitterness I detect in the aftertaste.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer of my college years.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is corn with some other grains. Very simple. The flavor is corn, grassy hops and grain. Not much going on, but nothing too terribly offensive. Light bodied and medium mouthfeel. A decent drinker.

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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Light golden color with excellent clarity. A fingernail thin layer of white head rests on top. Brussels lacing. Aroma is strongly of corn,but I get a bit of faint bittering hops. Mouth is very thin and highly quaffable. I get corn and some mild bittering hops in the flavor.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

P: 12 oz can poured into a mug

A: The beer is a pale yellow color that poured with a two-finger white foamy head that dissipates very quickly.

S: Not much smell here. Pretty much what you would expect a light beer to smell like.

T: The taste is mostly a muted beer flavor with a slight touch of corn. The flavor is not offensive at all, a great plus for a beer in this style.

M: Has a watery mouthfeel with good carbonation.

O: When it comes to light beer I prefer Miller Lite. It's very drinkable, refreshing, and non-offensive. Drinking a few of these is quite easy.

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2.73/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A=very thin straw color, almost transparent. The head is great though, and the lacing is mediocre. Hate me if you want but this isn't deserving of a shellacking on straight appearance merit.
S= Aroma is of corn, and a bit of grain
T=As simple as it gets. Straight corn and grain, but the overall watery feeling brings it down
M=Thin, but overall very pleasant feeling, and it actually has something of an aftertaste, even if it is not an exceptionally pleasant one
D=Come on, despite the subpar taste, these can be downed like there's nothing to it

The multitude of reviews making snide comments on advertising campaigns irritates me, rate the beer dang it. I view every beer with an equal eye, regardless of manufacturer. This is not a good beer, no. But for being mass produced crap, its not quite as bad as all the pundits make it out to be.

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2.73/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Miller Lite

Served in refrigerated can

A: The can depicts a pilsner glass filled with a clear, pale gold beer topped with an inch-high, white head. The glass is embossed with the words Miller Lite and has a jewel-toned blue background. It also assures me that it has a "great taste" and is "less filling." Hey, that sounds familiar. 

S: Has about as much personality as sparkling mineral water. Understated pale malts and citrus (lemon) zest. 

T: Faithful to nose. Mild bitterness. Uber clean and crisp finish. 

M: Lightweight body and medium carbonation. Fizzy, like pop. 

O: Okay, Miller Lite is "less filling," but I will not say it has a "great taste." Nonetheless, it is refreshing and drinkable, because water is refreshing and drinkable and that is what this stuff is. Light American adjunct lagers push the bounds of what makes a beer, and this example seems to fall outside that definition. Beer for people who hate tasty beers. 

Thanks to my sister-in-law for the opportunity. 

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2.73/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. longneck served chilled. Pale gold body with fairly active carbonation that leaves a 1/4" head and a decent amount of lace. Lots of adjuncts in the aroma - mostly corn. Pretty clean with a slight skunkiness and no hops to speak of. Pretty much the same on the palate. When swishing it in the mouth the slightest touch of biscuits shows through but you need to search for it. After swallowing, the adjuncts and carbonation drown out any potential flavor. The body is thin and crisp. As far as cheap lite lagers go, this isn't the worst, but I wouldn't make it a regular by any means.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

12oz can poured into a pint glass

A- Clear, pale straw yellow color with a very small 1/2 inch head which dissapates very quickly. No lacing.

S- Not much going on here. A faint hint of rice and some grain.

T- From start to finish very crisp and smooth, however not much taste. It has very faint pilsner notes, but it's obvious that they just added water among other things.

M- High carbonation and clean mouthfeel.

D- About as drinkable a beer as there is. After all it's not meant for one at a time, it's meant for twenty. I can't completely beat up on this brew, after all, my wife and I were both holding these in our hands when we met. Good memories, good times, the best mass produced american light beer.

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