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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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Photo of ramrod666
2.83/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

had on tap at local swill joint with little else to offer(only beer on draft). appearence is a robust gold with heavy carbonation. very little head with no retention. very light lacing. smell was very little. slightly sweet/sour. taste was light, watery, and unimpressive. little or no hop character. slight corn flavor mixed with rusty iron. slightly bitter aftertaste. mouthfeel is light, bubbly seltzer-like. drinkability is better than average because of ability to drink a dozen without breaking a sweat. not all bad. a swill bar favorite.

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Photo of alankwak
2.83/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Come on. What do you expect? Now having said that I like Miller Lite better than Mich. Ultra, Aspen Edge and Rolling Rock Green light. Before all the low carb beers, Lite was it....96 cals or so and that was back in '75. The others gave me a stomach ache(beer is not supposed to do that) but not Lite.

So pours pale and head retention is so- so. Low bitterness and weak mouthfeel but has a little well...taste. I could drink many 'O these so drinkability is good. Nice finish on this light pilsner. I like that about this beer.

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Photo of TheHammer
2.84/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Make this short a sweet. It's a typically light beer, meaning it is easy to drink and refreshing but there is nothing exceptional about it. It's a good easy summer drinker, and it's decent as far as many beers of this style go, but exceptional it is not.

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Photo of bwood06
2.85/5  rDev +25%

Bottle, served in a pilsner glass.

A - Light straw in color with a light, bubbly head. Head dissipates extremely quickly to a very thin lacing. Beer is ultra clear. 3/5

S - Notes of corn, base/sweeter maltiness and a very light, grassy hop. Maybe a hint of spice. 2.75/5

T - Weak maltiness. A bit of corn. Slight hop bitterness on the back end with a hint of pepper. Hint of grass. Very clean tasting. 2.75/5

M - Kind of a scrubbing bubbles sensation on the tongue. Feels like a palate cleanser. Very light and crisp with a dry feel. 3/5

O - Fits the style that it is. Ultra light beer that is nice for hot days in the sun. Very refreshing. Not a beer that will fill you up. If you're not into big flavors, or complexity of flavors, this is a great beer for you. 2.75/5

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Photo of RBorsato
2.85/5  rDev +25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale straw color with a large bubbled white head at first which settles to a film. Has light-decent carbonation. Light cooked corn araoma and taste and not much else. Crisp and dry overall with a touch of sweetness. Light bodied and refreshing.

Hard to believe this was one of my favorites for so long before seeing the "light"...

Per can: "Pilsner Brewed", 96 cal, 3.2g carbs, 0.9g protien, 0 fat.
Per Miller website: 4.2% ABV

'03294' lasered on bottom
Tasted: 07/22/04

(12 oz. can)

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Photo of mpipe
2.85/5  rDev +25%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

A: Light yellow

S: Smells like watered down beer.

T: Not bad, but very watered down. This is like a middle reliever; comes in when the game is out of control.

M: Dry, watery and boring

O: I keep this on the shelf to carry me through the rough times. Start off top shelf, hit the well and the closer comes in the shut it down. Much better tasting than a AB serving. This beer is the guy that bounces between triple A and the Biggs without ever making it into the rotation.

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Photo of Scrapss
2.85/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from the can to a very tall weizen-flute hybrid.

A: As per style, very clear and straw pale. Slightly tight one finger head quickly dissipates in a flurry of carbo-action to a thin collar. Bubbles were pervasive at pour but have quickly died off. Minimal lacing and absolutely no legs to speak of. Can be agitated into a 1-2mm disk again at any time, proving saturation cabonation is high in solution.

S: Sewery mild euro style skunky hop with a wallop of adjunct corn sweetness. Some very faint breadiness. Very lightly toasted notes at edges. That sewery note is distracting. Gets less sewery as it warms, unlike most American AAL's.

T: Smooth on the uptake, as expected per style. Lager and light lager should be infinitely quaffable, and this one is no exception. Kinda boring and not much going on except a little very light american barley malt and a corny, almost "frito light" kinda note. Smooth on finish. Very well lagered and clarified tastes, just a bit flat and boring.

M: Carbo saturation leads to a smooth finish, slightly dry at ultimate finish. Slick on palate, and slightly sweet.

O: Good for exactly one thing and one thing only. If you want to sit around and pound a ton of beer without getting bent, this is not a bad option at this price point. It really is average in every way within the style and other examples have more flavor and less adjunct notes.

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Photo of zerofear13
2.85/5  rDev +25%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a gold color with some carbonation and head, but nothing out of the ordinary for a light beer. The smell is of regular hops, not much going on. Not offensive, but not impressive either. The taste is refreshing and smooth, but lacking in hops and alcohol as most light beers are. Not too much malt or hops flavor, but there is a bitter after taste. Feels pretty carbonated in your mouth, but you could probably down a good case pretty quickly because of its light and flavorless nature. Overall, probably one of the better light beers, but still lacks what you would call a "good beer". Miller Brewing did a good job making a beer that the every day consumer would drink, but probably not up to par for a serious beer lover.

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Photo of plaid75
2.86/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured a very light straw hue with a three finger pillowy bleach white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light cooked corn element with a smattering of hop.

The taste consisted of a seltzery nearly flavorless malt with a touch of drying utilitarian hop. Slight doughy finish.

The mouthfeel was extremely light and very clean.

Overall a very light light beer. Very drinkable for what it is however.

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Photo of riversider76
2.86/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not that bad for a light beer. I like it better than Coor's light. Had a metalic smell I did'nt like,but did'nt come through in the taste. This is an average beer. If you want to drink a light,give it a shot. Is the lowest in carbs of the lights as far as I know.

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Photo of drabmuh
2.86/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Matt's afternoon of free American Adjunct lager beers continues. Served in a can.

Beer is clear and yellow, large bubbles make up the steady carbonation, no real head at all, no lacing.

Aroma is barely there at all. Some grains....maybe.

Beer is thin but has some flavor to it. No alcohol but some grain and the carbonation fill it out slightly. I'm not going to say its a great beer but I've had worse. I've had worse craft beer honestly. Its just boring and simple and bland.

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Photo of Retroman40
2.88/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Since I collect cans and breweriana I wanted to get the "new" Retro can for my collection. I had forgotten that this really isn't a "bad" beer.

A - Pours out a nice light straw color with a big head that dissipates quickly leaving some lacing.

S - Very subtle. Slight aroma of malt and hops with some grains.

T - Typical for a light pilsner; very subtle bitterness and light malt flavor.

M - Although the head retention is poor, the carbonation level is decent and the mouth feel very clean and crisp.

O - They make no claims to be some sort of complex hop bomb. This is simply a refreshing very light beer that satisfies your thirst.

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Photo of JohnFatAss
2.88/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Typical light beer. What else can you say.

Pale in color, not much of a head and lightly carbonated. Not much taste either.

Easy to drink. Much better than Bud Light.

Would never be my first choice, but if I am at a bar or party, and they are serving up pitchers of Miller Lite, I will happily drink it.

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Photo of BrewIndy
2.88/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Ok, so yeah, Miller Lite. I must say it's my favorite beer if there is nothing else around. It's best quality is it's drink-ability. I could drink a ton of this. It's triple hopped and has a taste protector lid. But come on, this is the cheap stuff. The bottom line is you can get this anywhere and if you want a good beer with dinner at a place that only has that mass marketed stuff this is the one to go to.

A: Just like every other beer in this category, therefore I must rate it as average.

S: It smells a little bit sweeter than your bud lights but it's still not extremely pleasing. It doesn't smell nasty or anything but after having a chocolate stout and a Levitation it's not that great.

T: Fizzy water with a bit of malt and a bit of bitterness. I can't say I'm not impressed. It could be worse. I wouldn't say it's good either though.

M: It feels fine in my mouth. Although it is really fizzy almost to the point of stinging my tastebuds which lends itself to not a great feel if you hold it there for a minute. Best to just swallow this down.

D: Sure you can drink it! Probably a bunch of it. That's the point I guess. Maybe it's the conditioning with cheep beer I had but I have to rate this high on the drinkability chart because it is drinkable.

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Photo of h00dak
2.88/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A can of Miller light. I prefer this product only to Bud light and maybe Budweiser.

What can you expect in a review of this beer? It doesn't have 'taste'. It 'feels' like bubbly water. It smells like a lager more or less.

That triple hop stuff is a load of crap.

I prefer Miller High Life. Better flavor AND 5% ABV.

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Photo of NOOGIE
2.88/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not a fan of this beer at all, but this weekend my friends wanted to split some beer, and I know they wouldn't want to drink Pabst,so we agreed on Miller Lite.

The look was yellow straw color, not much foam in this beer. Smells like water, grains, and metal. Taste like water or watered down beer. Feels like it tastes easy feel, nothing bad about this beer. Drinkability very easy to pound a case of this beer. So if you are up for a long night of drinking get some of these in you.

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Photo of BuffaloBilly
2.88/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big name american light beer. That's what it is. Not worth the price for me. watered down high life pretty much, hell I don't think its a bad beer at all, I just don't see the attraction. Pretty average light beer. Thin, light body, dry after taste.

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Photo of tgbljb
2.88/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured a light yellow color with monstrous white puffy head. Smell is very non-offensive with only a slight sweetness noted. Taste is non-spectactular with only a slight sweetness present. Finished wet and refreshing. Good spacer. At least it doesn't taste bad.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
2.88/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Looks very pale, clear with a very mild white foam head, almost no retention. Aroma is malty, sweet with hints of noble hops. Taste is better than other light beers, it tastes like mild beer, not fizzy water. Light body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of kegger22
2.88/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

I was a Budweiser drinker for many years before getting into craft beers. I hadn't had a Bud in several months before buying a 24 oz bottle for rating purposes. At the same time, I also bought a 24 oz Miller Lite even though I did not care for Lite when I was drinking BMC. A couple of days ago I had and rated the Budweiser. Tonight, I rated the Lite.

Its funny, after several months of nothing but good microbrewery beers, you'd think your taste buds would have developed and you would notice a huge difference between Bud and Miller Lite. Nope, they tasted identical, like they came out of the same vat. I won't bore you with the details, read the Bud review if you are interested, they're the same down to the aroma. Neither beer is a bad beer, there are just a lot better out there. And I have to give some props to Miller Lite after all these years of neglecting it in favor of Budweiser.

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Photo of maek228
2.88/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Out of a can. Decanted into a large flute.

Appearance: Bright golden yellow. Small head, but I have to say it is thick and frothy.

Smell: Metallica, lemon rinds...doesn't have a strong scent

Taste: Tight and crisp carbonation. Tastes of stale lemons, cheap hops, corn, huskiness.

Mouthfeel: Skunky...and this beer is fresh.

Drinkability: This is a beer for "girls". Its easy to drink only because it has so little taste.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.89/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is just "another american macro beer". To bad the amount of money spent on advertising couldnt generate a better beer. Look this beer is golden in color, clear with decent carbonation. The smell and taste is dominated by grain/barley. The mouthfeel is fine. After any sporting activity or workingin thehot sun....this beer tastes great....but when compared to others....not so much.

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Photo of rockidr4
2.89/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

What is there to say about Miller Lite? Nothing, really. It's just so bland. Which is okay in certain situations. But, most of the time you would be better served by something else. If nothing else though, it can say that it's better than Bud Light... which... doesn't say much.

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Photo of JamesHenjum
2.9/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Typical adjunct lager see through yellow.

S: Wet grain.

T: Pretty smooth and easy drinking. Very watery. Bit more flavor compared to Coors or Bud.

M: Nice easy drinking with nice carbonation. Crisp refreshing finish.

O: Pretty much made to get drunk with. Watered down to the point that it is like beer flavored liquid instead of beer. No odd taste like Bud though which helps it.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
2.9/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz left in the fridge after a Thursday night party... oh well .. here it goes... poured it into my shape SA glass.

Aggressive pour.. shot lasting.. 1/2" head... no lacing. no cap.. no collar.. brew is very very pale yellow.

aroma is light grain and a little bit of cooked corn.. very lite at that.

flavor is very light pale malt.. and again some corn off flavor.. if there are hops used in this brew.. I can't pick them out.

body is very light with quite a bit of carbonation.. drinkability is fairly high... if you're into this.

I am only going to review this on style guidelines.. so don't think I actually like this.


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