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 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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Photo of manfromanotherplace
2.2/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Miller Shite....for meatheads with no taste buds and even less taste in drinking seltzer flavoured with dog piss.pointless, unless you have no personality and spend your time at parties throwing a ping pong ball into cups.

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Photo of TinyRicks
3.28/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Miller Lite is an easy beer, that's really all I can say about it. It's relatively tasteless in my opinion and sits somewhere in between bud light and a coors light. It's not a beer I'll buy, but I'll never turn one down.

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Photo of Bonkinishwa
2.8/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Miller Brewing Co. - Miller Lite. 4.17% ABV. 20oz tall glass ordered at a restaurant.

Look: Pale golden straw body with visible carbonation bubbles, and a small half finger white head.

Smell: Grain, crackers, and sweetness.

Feel: Light and carbonated; easily drinkable.

Taste: About like the smell; mostly grain with a huge saltine cracker like backbone.

Overall: Not much variety between this style of light beer. This one does seem better than others, since I prefer the taste of saltine crackers to corn sweetness.

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Photo of Squire123
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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Photo of jasadewi
2.38/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

A: Light yellow color with white soapy head.
S: Light sweet-grain smell. Not much to smell at all.
T: Slight taste of crackerish sweet grains. Not much taste at all.
F: Light, easy, session beer. Decent amount of carbonation.
O: This is an alright example of a light American adjunct. There are better, there are worst. There are better cheap session beers, but I wouldn't ever turn this one down.

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Photo of BlakeA85
3.7/5  rDev +62.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 24 oz can into shaker pint, pours the standard light clear yellow that you'd expect, but with a decently nice head that doesn't die super fast.
Smelled of light grain and steel, but not bad.
Tasted of light toasted grain and some nice toasty malt on the back end. Very pleasant.
Mouthful is not fizzy and nasty like you'd think, It's actually medium bodied and feels like a good beer.
Overall, my new favorite of the 3 big light macro lagers.

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Photo of larryarms847
2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a crystal clear light yellow and rather pee like.

Really doesn't smell like anything.

Tastes like strong water.

Light-bodied, high carbonation.

Overall, not good.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.24/5  rDev +86%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

(four 8 oz cans, poured in succession, keeping my Chouffe tulip near full - review #1000)

L: crystal-clear liquid of a sunny golden-yellow hue... poured with about an inch of loose, white foam, which for some reason doesn't immediately disappear... somehow, a thin collar of suds remains... no lace of note - it seems like it wants to stick, but you can actually see it retract from the glass

S: wet stainless steel, lightly-toasted cereal grain - mildly cereal-like similar to one of the Chex brands... tiny hint of green grass on the edges... arguably has an overtone of what I can only describe as the damp floor and general interior of a large warehouse or factory... not picking up the triple hops... altogether, not powerful or inviting, but more definition than expected

T: one should be able to tell during its light-moderate watery finish that it's missing some meat, but the malt that's there is at a surprising level... bit of a subtle almost artificial sweetishness (Splenda?) that lingers that seems to balance the grassy/dirty-penny... the blend of malt/corn may be sort of awash in or cut with mineral water, but there is some flavor to be had here once unfrozen

F: surprising degree of body to it (when warmer), but still rather light and disappearing on the palate... maybe I need to eat, but I'm getting a subtle glow of warmth in the back of the palate... the carbonation comes across very quiet and a bit fluffy-foamy... I gotta say, perhaps it's a fortunate choice of glass, but I cannot see what they could do to improve the textures of this beer - I'm still floored that it's anything but thin and fizzy

O: I got myself into trouble on a few occasions as a teenager drinking this crap: 1) this was the featured beer among a menu mostly consisting of random old man's liquors when I nearly gave myself alcohol poisoning raiding a friend's dad's bar when I was 15 (slept 14 hours that evening, missed the next day of school - shame shame), 2) powered down 10 beer bongs of this in an hour once - the one and only time I can recall having a feeling coming close to being on psychedelics by way of drinking (age: about 16), 3) was arrested after having shared a case of cans with the aforementioned friend in the car while driving down south for spring break - we almost got there without incident, and managed to only have one unopened can left - stuff to be proud of... anyway, first, this might be the first time I've ever had this in a glass - traditionally, I've only swilled this from a can... surprised how relatively tasty this actually is when poured out into a glass - I cannot say the same about most other adjunct lagers... and this just further supports my feeling that of the classic big 3, Miller's beers I seem to loathe least... a sentimental classic

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Photo of MusaJames
2.61/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

My first beer. Golden color good carbonation and refreshing taste. Problem is there isn't much difference between it and the other Major light beers. Over time you begin to notice that it hasn't any depth of flavor. Oh well, its not expensive.

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Photo of ugolini78
3.58/5  rDev +57%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Staple beer, refreshing with taste. Can drink them like water. Is it the best beer? No. But compared to other Marco Lights it has the most flavour. Definitely tastes great & is less filling.

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Photo of BeerLovinWoman87
2.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I've had many expensive small batch craft beers and many cheap Marco brews. I saw a 4 pack of tallboy cans of Miller Lite on sale and decided to try them. I wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. Is it the best beer ever?, no, but it's not bad either. I know the "beer snobs" hate it, but I can't stand IPAs, which most snobs love, so I don't put much stock in their opinions. I find the taste to be rather pleasant. It's a good "mowin the lawn" beer. I'd buy it again when it goes back on sale.

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Photo of seahawksandbassguitar
4.87/5  rDev +113.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was the first beer I ever had and it is still a staple in my fridge.
I've moved on Ales and other dark lagers, but this is always my go-to beer.
Bottle, can, or on-tap I love it all!

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