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 thebeers
3.19/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Clear, pale straw color with a thick white head that leaves decent lacing. Light crisp, grassy hops in the aroma with just a kiss of malt sweetness. Much stronger corn sweetness in the taste than the nose suggests. That's the defining character with just a hint of hop bitterness behind. Light bodied with good carbonation in the feel. As a pilsner, this is awful, but as a light lager it's fine. Light, refreshing, just a bit too corny.

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Photo of Kriztofuhr
2.92/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75

Look - Poured from a can, clear yellow, thin ring of lacing, visible carbonation.

Smell - Corn, faint oatmeal, not much else

Taste - Corn grits, grainy body, very mild

Feel - Thin body, crisp, lots of carbonation.

Overall - Above average for a light beer, I wouldn't turn one down on a hot day.

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Photo of daliandragon
2.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

So I am in Ruston, Louisiana and wanted to have a beer in the hotel and the gas station across the street had limited options. I never drank a lot of this, although it was always around.

Yes, it is corny and bland, but it is not offensive and quite easy to drink. I can see why unimaginative people flock to ths. It would require a ton of them to get a solid buzz, but would not require much work.

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Photo of Madmike05
2.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

One of the fairly decent adjunct beers of the macro mill.
Look is a golden yellow.Fizzy white head that dissapates down rather quickly.
Smell is of grains,and corn, mildy skunky, but taste isn't what you expect by the smell.

Taste is watered down of course, but there is pleasant sweetness, with a slighty bitter hopiness. Feel is mild carbonation. Thin and watery.

Now, this not a beer i think of when i think of a great beer. However, its good on a hot lazy summer day floating the river or mowing the grass. You can really pound these down, espicially if its on tap. And thats it. If i want to sitdown and relax, id go to my IPAs or begium ales. But like i said, on a hot day in the sun,this would be my go to beer for that time.
It's simply a no frills beer that will get the job done, but nothing to rave about.

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Photo of davisrs
2.88/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Comparing only NA beers, BUD Light and Miller Lite, not my favorite Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
The color was a nice golden yellow.
This beer poured with a 2 finger head.
It gave off a nice light beer aroma from the head.
The taste was that of beer malt and hops flavored seltzer water.
The overall taste and body was that that of a light beer with a slight taste of corn

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Photo of Bdwesq1
2.94/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sometimes you just need a few around when friends and family stop over. Certainly not the beer you long for, however it is a beer that others recognize and will drink without complaint. Best words to describe: cheap, plentiful, popular, slightly above average, and its beer.

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Photo of greasyguy61
3.06/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Not too bad when it's free.

Looks very clear even for a light pilsner. Not much of a smell until you start drinking it or pour it into a glass. Taste is as expected for the price. Very watered down.

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Photo of ronjohn
4/5  rDev +75.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My favorite lite beer, I like my Dogfishead 60 and 90 IPAs. I like Sam Adams Lager. But this beer will get the job done (buzz) and tastes ok and won't fill me up on a night out where I plan on drinking many beers...

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Photo of gandres
2.12/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle poured to pint glass very cold beer
Appearance: Light yellow, big white foam
Aroma: scent smell of malt, nothing else
Taste: not really great, watery
Mouth feel: very carbonated
Overall: good beer, repeat: no look for: no

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
2.2/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Tall tap--the only reason to drink this near as I can tell. I'm trying this for the first time in three years just to see what I've been "missing"

Pours very clear and straw-colored with a pedestrian head

Smells like--beer, more or less. Grainy sweetness with a hint of hops and very subdued. Some grassy and hoppy notes, but zero complexity.

Taste is classic light adjunct lager. CORN not wheat or barely, regardless of ingredients. Metallic, sweet, and highly carbonated.

Thin mouthfeel, but very crisp and carbonated. The best aspect of this beer. I have to admit, it is very light and easy to drink.

Overall--typical frat boy meat market dorm beer.

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Photo of beerguy04
2.25/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy white head. Smells like grainy corn. Taste is the same. The aftertaste has a skunky bitter taste. Mouthfeel is very watery. Overall, it's actually one of the better light beers.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
3.62/5  rDev +58.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I just popped the top on a Miller Lite to really look at this beer. Beer actually has a nice smell considering it is a light beer, hops, grass, corn are mostly present but not offensive at all. Taste is just as expected for a light beer, mostly grain, grass, corn, but not overpowering at all and has an overall light feel to it. Overall a very mellow consistent taste, carbonation is good, and has a clean finish with little aftertaste. Very good beer to quench your thirst after outdoor work in the summertime, or to eat a meal with since the light body does well with many different types of entrees. When I drink light beer, this is my choice.

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Photo of EMV
1.16/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Freshness date has not been exceeded.

L: Nearly clear light golden pour. Fizzy head falls quickly. Scattered bits of lacing.

S: Sweet corn and cooked veggies. Pretty minimal nose.

T/F: Sweet... adjuncts very apparent. Corn especially. Slightly mineral. Watery and fizzy mouthfeel. Finish is cooked veggies and corn... still sweet. No discernible hop presence.

O: I tried to give this a fair review... and with a dedicated tasting... this just sucks. No way to really sugarcoat it. Just bad beer. The 2nd half is about to greet the drain.

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Photo of Jmalpha1
3.43/5  rDev +50.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 5

Let's be real. Miller lite is in no way comparable to the craft goodness we all know and love. But you have a 12-pack of this in your fridge between the bell's, deschutes, and lagunitas. Why? Sometimes you just want a BEER. no frills, no craft BS, blue-blooded american BEER.

You go to a party, OK? you know, a get-together that's too big to serve the good stuff but too small to have a bartender or keg. You reach into the fridge/ice bucket and you see the beautiful white can with big old letters that say LITE. And you grab one. Hell, you grab two because you can't guarantee you'll get another one before someone else gets the same idea. And you can't drink a (....shudder...) bud lite. You're a man. You're above that. So you crack open the ice-cold pils and you freaking enjoy it. It's as good as your haughty-taughty double ipa you had before coming to the shindig.


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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've drank hundreds of these. 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. Probably the best of the American light lagers, but of course that isn't saying much. For the same price a classic Budweiser is worth those few extra calories.

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