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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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Photo of spycow
2.8/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very light clear pale blonde color. Head goes away quickly.

S: Nothing really stands out but a dank smell of beer.

T: Taste like a light beer. Hints of some hops and slight bitter flavor. No noticeable distinct flavors, fruitiness or herbals. Aftertaste stays with you but not bitter goes away clean.

M&D: Feels carbonated in your mouth but light as well. The best of the light american lagers to drink on a hot summer day when you need something really light from a beer perspective.

I drink periodically and if the only thing at a party for a beer. Will not drink bud light regardless.

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Photo of Nikolai070
2.81/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Really a great refresher at the end of the day. This beer is easy to drink, and doesn't come with a heavy price tag. That said there's not much going on in the way of flavors, or aromas. Definitely get a yeast and off corn taste to it, and it comes with a short finish without much of a lingering aftertaste. One of my personal go to's, and as an added bonus is only 96 calories per serving, which makes this a perfect backyard bbq brew.

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Photo of Baileyuk
2.81/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I was in florida and despite having 30 taps there was nothing to be seen. They had a craft section which included bass, and bud light lime as highlights so someone had a few extra bottles from there bucket of beer so I just did it.

Started off surprised, a pleasant smell. Had a lot more off a pilsner smell than I remember. Appearance was obviously weak with about as light a color as you can imagine.

First sips were amazingly pleasant. Hops were minimal but detectable, I was actually thinking that I had unfairly knocked them. Body was obviously weak, but is that a bad thing or true to style?

Drinkability is where this was dissapointing. After a few sips it reverted back to what I was expecting. Bad tasting and hard to drink.would not of been able to drink anymore. I would clasify this as a light pilsner, tough call on if this is true to style just a crappy one, or just a crappy beer. Age old question I guess.

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Photo of 1099
2.81/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

Good ole Miller Lite-a staple of life down here in South Texas. I will review this to style.

A: Very light yellow gold poured into my frosted mug from a pitcher. Not bad, but not impressive either.

S: What smell? I cant discern anything.

T: Miller lite is very uncomplex as far as taste. Light grains, alcohol, and maybe a hint of a hop? Taste is very light and watery, which is spot on for the style.

M: Very thin, just like a mouthfull of water.

D: Very good! Miller lite doesnt taste bad, and its very refreshing on a hot day (which is almost every day here in South Texas).

I rather enjoy this one too because its not overly expensive.


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Photo of bobbyrobby
2.82/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Look -- Someone urinated into a cup, but their internal body temperature was low enough to allow condensation to form around the drinking vessel
Smell -- Fart-like tones, with a hint of grandpa's basement
Taste -- someone soaked spikelets of hulled wheat in a glass of water, also saaz hops
Feel -- Seltzer water sans most of the seltzer
Overall -- Perfection in beer form

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Photo of Cuzco
2.82/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I know BMC brews are not highly regarded on BA but....

16oz plastic bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

A: very crisp golden color with a pure white head that lingers for a bit.

S: Not much going on here even with the "triple hop brewed" profile. Some malt in the back of the nose.

T: It is what it is. A very light (yet fullest of light beers IMO) lager taste.

M: Light bubbly body. This is by far the fullest bodied light BMC beer there is.

O: Not great yet not the worst thing I have ever tried. A decent BBQ brew if nothing else is around.

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Photo of OKCNittany
2.82/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pale golden body. 1/2" white head that didn't last long & left little lacing.

S: Light aroma. It didn't smell like much.

T: Didn't taste like much either. Not offensive though, as some macros tend to be.

M: Light body and overactive carbonation leaves it a bit fizzy.

D: Goes down easy since there's really nothing to it - but why drink something so flavorless unless your objective is to drink for hours upon hours without falling into a coma?

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Photo of Sosh
2.82/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer and cigarettes. Sometimes the combination is just too appealing. But of course I don't want to ruin a tastey brew with smokey this is where Miller Lite comes in. Miller Lite, to me, tastes FINE. It's not bad at all. Sure, it's not delicious, but it has some flavor and it goes down smooth.

This is probably my favorite macro, especially out of BMC. I compared this to Bud Light last night since it happened to be available at my buddy's house, and I really prefered Miller.

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Photo of Outchillen
2.83/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Im using almost the same reviews for American style light lagers

not gonna bother with serving type,
Im not the type to bash beers, for a company so successful, they can be given at least a respectable unbiased review, true beer drinkers are quick to bash american light lagers, but some are good for certain times, i cant sit at a game and throw back IPAs, or bourbon aged beers, but a light lager with a hot dog and peanuts on a hot day isnt so bad. Im a big beer pong fan, wont play with a $20 bottle of brooklyn black ops, now a review

Very pale yellow, white foamy head that can fade quick, light body mostly cause of using sugar and rice to keep the ABV up, the only way i can descibe the aroma is "beer" hops are faint just to make it enough to call it beer, Miller is among the best for this style of beer, its my "go to" when i go somewhere and dont wanna ask or think of a beer to drink, my dart game beer

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Photo of thebrood1987
2.83/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

Well this review won't be much of a surprise... but I'm bored so I'll write one anyways. Smells of grain, corn, yeast not really much of a smell at all only if you swirl it around or you smell it as soon as you pour it. Tastes like that yeasty grainy beer taste with that metallic tinge which I think is the hops. They put such a small amount that the hops mixing with those grainy cereal yeasty like flavors that it comes off as a "metallic" taste... even though its really not metal. I get where they are coming from with this beer though which is why I didn't give it a D or F. It really is good if you want to drink a bunch and not get filled. That's what this beer is and that's it. The only thing that they shouldn't claim is of course their use of triple brew hopping. If they didn't say that and just used the less filling title then people shouldn't buy this beer and be surprised by how it tastes. I'll drink it if I'm real low on money because a 24oz can of this is only $1.55.

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Photo of champ103
2.83/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear yellow color. A one finger white head forms and leaves light lace.
S: Grainy malt sweetness. Cooked veggies. Not much else.
T: Sweet grainy malt. Husky hay and grass flavors. An ever so slight hop twang as the flavor lingers.
M/D: A light body with high carbonation and watery. Easy to drink. Obviously meant to be quaffed at high quantities.

This is probably my favorite of the BMC light lagers. I don't really know why? I guess everybody has their preferences for this style. This is one of mine.

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Photo of hanco005
2.83/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can marked 041006, E12104 poured into a pint glass

A---pale, straw yellow with almost no head, no lacing left on the glass

S—smells like hay and wheat, a little sour as well.

T—not like water as some others have said. The feel is watery, but the taste is very mild hops.

M—thin and watery, medium carbonation

D—It is what it is...a light beer. I drank this a lot in college and wanted to review it because of that. Not anything offensive, but my taste in beer has changed quite a bit since college. I still drink this from time to time since it is my family’s favorite beer and when I visit, it is usually what is in the fridge.

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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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