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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Photo of PatrickCT
2.24/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

12 ounce stubbie poured into a pint glass.
Straw yellow body with a fizzy white head that dissipates immediately. Very faint malts in the aroma. A bit metallic. The taste is the same aside from the vegetal flavors that follow...think school cafeteria vegetable options...Over cooked corn, peas, carrots, etc. Weak, watery mouth feel. I suppose it's dry finish is the beers saving grace. Even rating to style is tough to do with light beers. Cool retro bottle, though.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
5/5  rDev +119.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Are you joking with some of these reviews?
A lot of you need to stop trying so hard.

L: Pours a golden yellow hue with a two finger satin white head.
S: Corn, a little bit of biscuity malt with a subtle floral undertone. Diacetyl is detectable, but I won't lose sleep over it.
T: Excellent. Biscuity, bready, floral and creamy with notes of roasted corn. No offputting metallic or green apple flavors. Thirst quenching and crushable. Perfect for the style.
F: Creamy but crisp. Effervescent. Body is, again, perfect for the style.
O: Infinitely better if you can get it fresh, and in a can. I will admit, bottles tend to get skunked, although this is only the case if you buy a single 22oz instead of a rack of bottles that come in packaging to keep the light out.

Snobbery aside, this is one of the best light beers on the market.

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Photo of joeandsimonreviews
1.62/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Look: Typical light yellow/golden look, looks decent. Not great.

Smell: Zero distinguishable smell; canned beer smell.

Taste: Miller Lite taste different than Bud and Coors Light, the problem is it tastes worse. This is my least favorite of the 3. It has a skunky taste even when fresh. Chug it to forget that your drinking Miller Lite.

Feel: Doesn't feel great going down your throat. Nothing more to really say. What do you expect, its Miller Lite.

Overall: An F beer. Worse than Bud and Coors Light. I might even prefer Natural "Natty" Ice over this piece of shit beer. I will only reach for this if its the last beer in the cooler at a BBQ, which it probably will be. Even the can design if less appealing than Bud or Coors.

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Photo of Jmatz
1.57/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Look: 3. Rating based on the new retro styled cans and bottles, which are cool. I have no idea what this beer actually looks like. People pour this?

Smell: You'll enjoy this more if you don't smell it.

Taste: Not much of one. Add 3pts to this rating if you're having this beer after cutting the lawn on a 95 degree day, or if the last beer you shotgunned new was a lukewarm Natty Light.

Feel: crisp, clean, less filling. Carbonated water. Rather refreshing.

Overall: The American beer that gives all others a bad name. All hail the venerable Miller Light. For the times you'd like to be full before your even mildly inebriated.

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Photo of LJSchoppert
2.27/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

L: Pale yellow with a lot of carbonation, head fades quickly
S: Smells like corn mostly
T: Somewhat sweet, mostly tastes like corn
F: Pretty thin, a bit prickly
O: Yeah this is a typical light lager. Which is to say, pretty lame.

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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 HopHunter19
3.5/5  rDev +53.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - nice clear golden beer with a white head that sticks initially but then dissipates quickly
S - corn, light malts, bread
T - corn, light malts, bread, very slight tartness
M - light beer, alcohol covered, aftertaste is corn
O - nice light beer. Nothing wrong with it.

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Photo of Holderness
2.24/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

L -- straight out of 12oz bottle
S -- very mild grains
T -- yeasty bread, algae. tastes like I'm drinking a baguette
F -- weak
O -- not the worst as far as light lagers go, but still pretty horrible

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Photo of jfeyes
3.06/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I like it better than any other light beer and I have had my share......Taste Great....Less Filling.....Bob Ueker.....and Miller Park....need I say more!!!! LOL!

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Photo of Kazahkstan
2.05/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Drank out of a 12oz can
Look: Transparent, light corn yellow. A little carbonation.
Smell: Smells like a can of sour beer
Taste: Almost no taste. Eventual light pilsner, clearly low quality hops. The aluminum can taste overpowers all other flavors and is the dominant taste.
Feel: Feels like water with a little carbonation. Very easy to put down because it has almost no substance.
Overall: Complete garbage. Beerwater.

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Photo of DarkStar75
2.1/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Oh Miller LIte...what to say? That white vintage can is beautiful. I drank hundreds of these before discovering better beer. Light corny aroma, watery, very minimal flavor, can wash these down quickly if you like to drink beer that way...slightly better flavor than Bud Light. My advice? - spend another $2-3 and get some beer that isn't made from corn..your taste buds will thank you.

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Photo of dcotom
3.21/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not the worst light lager out there, and better than many AALs. Pours a light golden yellow, white head that doesn't last long. Aromas of corn cereal and dry grass. Lots of sweetness on the palate, with a little of that lingering on the palate for a moment. Dry finish, slightly bitter. An okay diversion, good cookout beer.

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Photo of hopphead31415
1/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Look-This beer pours a clear light golden yellow with a thin, if present, silky head. No lacing. Mild carbonation trails.

Smell-The aroma is a muted but clean grain and fresh cut hay.

Taste-Simple graininess greets the palate. A monotonic flavor profile that fails to please. Mostly watered down. Metallic or steel flavor accompanies the light grain. These make for a sharp mouth feel for this light-bodied brew. Almost imperceptible lemony hops even to those with a strong and refined sense of taste. Cooked corn flavors at the back and slight steeped tea flavors. Metallic residual flavor.

Overall-If you like this beer, then that’s fine. I know that lots of people don’t always drink beer for world-class refined and complex flavor profiles and exquisite nuances. But I just don’t see the appeal to this beer. But if you must drink this, then….cheers!

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Photo of Guppy314
1.97/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

From a bottle, pours a clear straw with a thin white and instantly vanishing head. Aroma is real mild, but perhaps like boiled corn. Taste is initially and mostly just carbonation. On the back end, OK, there's some discernible malt and a slight bitterness that is hops-like.

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Photo of kevofficiel
2.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Company now his own by Molson Coors Canada. Bought a 12 pack for 14,99$

Look: Yellow golden color. White head that quickly goes away.

Smell: Corn, nothing much.

Taste: Corn a bit touch of hops and malt. Taste more than Coors and Bud. Pretty impress from a 4% light adjunct lager.

Feel: Goes down really easily, there is no bad after taste.

So overall would I recommend it? Sure this is a good light beer. Don't expect much but on BBQ's day this is a nice beer to enjoy

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Photo of GrumpyGas
2.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz draft pour sports a clear and bubbly straw-pale- yellow colored body and an immediately disappearing white head. Leaves no lacing.
Smell, if any, is corn and carbonation (is that a smell?) Taste won't hurt anyone and with the light, crisp feel is exactly what they sell it for: mass consumption.

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Photo of kevin3046
2.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Faint corn smell. No head. Very, and I mean very, faint lacing. Has a stronger flavor than the other American light beers, although not necessarily a full beer flavor. I can drink this stuff all day. It is not terrible, but nothing great either. This is my favorite American light beer.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.58/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer isn't going to impress anyone with its appearance, its super straw yellow with so much clarity its a downside. Virgin white head dissipates quicker than your girl at the club.

Aroma was of macro diet AAL through and through. Some toasted pilsner malt was noticeable in the taste, the mouthfeel, kind of impressive given the context of style. Triple hopping, don't make me laugh.

Good company though, supports the town.

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Photo of FBarber
2.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

As light lagers go, this is my preferred beer. Its got some actual flavor too it and doesn't just taste like water. Feel is actually decent - assuming you want a light crisp drinking beer. Overall its good for what it is. I'll take this over any other macro light lager any day.

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Photo of BeerBobber
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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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 OldSwampy
2.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Clean but light-bodied and minimally flavored beer. Does not have the sweet corn or murky vegetable flavors dominating like some inexpensive lagers, though there is some grainy character, and does have some hops character. As cool liquid refreshment it has some value. On the other hand, it has very little flavor profile at all. Well-carbonated. Light yellow, clear, with white head that dissipates moderately quickly. Minimal slightly hoppy nose. Watery mouthfeel. Also, give it credit for having an easily readable best-by date (the one I had on 24 June was well within that date).

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Photo of Samlover55
3.27/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Looks and smells like you would expect. However the taste takes it over the top, as there is surprising hop character. Not going to make this a full-timer by any stretch, but decent for a macro

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
1.04/5  rDev -54.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

The marketing suggestion that Miller light has more taste ignores the fact that the taste is terrible, so it's bad that there's more of it. A wee bit heavier than similar beers, there just isn't much to rejoice here.

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Photo of PearlJam420
3.26/5  rDev +43%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Of the 3 mass produced light beers, the one spelled "Lite" stands apart from the crowd. More taste then BL and needless to say, way more then CL.

Looks delicious. As a light beer should. Tastes watery but you can still taste a beer through all of it. Smells exactly like what you'd expect. Feels so good when drank ice cold. Refreshing! Not sure why there's so much hate for Miller "Lite".

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