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Miller Lite | Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller LiteMiller Lite
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States | website

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1,157
Ratings:
4,375
Avg:
2.28
pDev:
64.47%
 
 
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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.

2/2/3/3/4

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Photo of hustlesworth
2.9/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

surprisingly, the beer i like the least growing up ends up being the one with the best flavor to me now...

A- clear pale golden yellow with a frothy white head, bad retention, a lace, and rising bubbles.

S- pale malt, corn, ahy toasted grains, cereal, and very soft pear lemon hops.

T- green apple, pear, lightly toasted breakfast cereal taste, dry straw a little bit of citrus hops, and clean finish.

MF- light and fizzy, crisp and clean, a little more body than the others.

D- actually, it's not that bad, i can finish this draft with ease, maybe the frosted mug helps. as a matter of fact, since there's nothing better to drink, i'll order another one.

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Photo of Gobzilla
2.9/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Poured a see thru piss yellow with a finger of head that dissapated quickly and left some decent lacing on the glass. I definitely get aromas of various grains and water off the bat but also get faint malt and wheat notes. This a very thin and watery beer with grains as the dominate factor on the taste which has a little malt but that's about it; very bland flavor. The beer was super thin in body with a good amount of carbonation that had a grainy watery and slight crisp finish. The beer drinks very good because its so damn watery which makes for a great session beer and also a brew you can have lots of in the hot summer day. Oh....and the only reason I'm reviewing this beer is to gain beer style points cause I need to review a light lager.

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Photo of Bockrules
2.91/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from the can into a pilsner glass

A - Pours a perfectly transparent light straw with tons of carbonation rushing to the frothy, three-finger, white head. Head is reduced to a ring of bubbles about half way down the glass. Leaves behind several substantial splotches of lacing.

S - Just a hint of slightly stale corn adjusts upon opening the can, otherwise it may as well be sparkling water. In the glass, just a hint of cereal adjuncts.

T - A bit of cereal malt upfront. The body is exceptionally clean with just a light happiness to balance out the subdued cereal grain notes. A bit more hop flavor as the beer passes over the back of the tongue leads to dry cereal adjunct and light hop finish.

M - Light bodied and highly carbonated. An iota thicker than soda water, but with a rather pleasant dryness.

The second of the big three I've reviewed. As with any cheap macro, my scores are scaled to reflect how well the beer achieves its intended style/objective. I must say that although appearance and aroma is somewhat lacking compared to bud light, the flavor is much cleaner and the mouthfeel benefits from an added dryness. This beer does a better job of hiding that it is based on cheap adjuncts and beats out Bud Light in my opinion. Overall, a middle-of-the-road Light American Lager.

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Photo of Mdog
2.91/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pale yellow, decent head.

Smell: Not appealing, wet hay. Good thing I normally drink this straight from the bottle or can!

Taste: Light sweet bread flavor. Similar to MGD but less of it.

Drinkability: This is the tailgate beer, the keg party beer, etc. Drinkable by the gallon with few ill effects if you have prepared correctly.

Miller Lite, my secret shame, the beer I have probably had more of than any other since every tailgate, 75% of post-softball drinking, and most parties I go to serve this. It is pretty much water, but it is my favorite light beer.

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Photo of SDbeerguy
2.92/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

As far as most people are concerned, there are three 'big name' domestic lights: Bud Light, Coors Light, and Miller Lite. I think Miller comes out on top of the others but that doesn't make it a great beer. We picked up a 20 pack of bottles for a tailgate yesterday and it did the job just fine. As one poster recently mentioned, it is a pretty clean beer. It has much more flavor than Coors Light and is smoother than Bud Light (in my taste anyway). The drinkability is pretty good. I'm able to put away quite a few if I want to because of how smooth it is for a cheap domestic. To put it simply, it's an average beer.

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Photo of Dodt
2.92/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

decide to give this beer a whirl since a family member left behind a couple at christmas.
poured from a can into a pilsner glass . a translucent color with a head that sticks to the glass when it fades. grainy smell when it comes to taste first comes the corn then not much of a after taste .

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Photo of
2.92/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Looks a pale golden color. Little bit of head if poured straight down center of glass.

Smells like corn.

Taste is on the light side (it is a light beer) and is a bit watered down but does have some malty flavor and corn aroma.

Mouthfeel is light and carbonated. It is not particulary strong in taste but is consumable.

The drinkability is easy when it comes to doing projects around the house and you need a cold one. Not necessarily one you would impress friends with but easy to drink on summer days.

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Photo of SDWNDR
2.92/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

I give Miller Lite a slightly higher overall score because it accomplishes its objective well; it's a cheap, ubiquitous macro beer that doesn't completely offend the palate. There are beers a whole lot worse than that.

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Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
55 out of 100 based on 1,157 ratings.
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