Miller Lite | Miller Brewing Co.

4,517 Ratings
Read the review
Miller LiteMiller Lite

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.17%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 10-03-1999

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,517 |  Reviews: 1,193
Photo of bigbutter
1.25/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of garfscores
2.25/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of ZEB89
2.25/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of SonOfKyuss
1.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of John_B
1.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of moodyhudy
3/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of danfix99
1/5  rDev -56.1%

Photo of GregS1
1.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Black_ox
1.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of bambam2517
2.5/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Gagnonsux
1.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of nkp765
1/5  rDev -56.1%

Photo of Roguer
2.8/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Miller Lite: let's do this.

A - The very definition of average. Absolutely nothing wrong with the pale golden look. Rarely any head to speak of, but that's not really a bad thing with this kind of beer. Mostly unremarkable.

S - I'm rating this sub-average not because of any bad scent; rather, there just isn't much to it. No pleasant notes, a little bright maybe.

T - OK, where do I begin? How do you rate a BMC brew as "average?" Compared to Bud (Light or Heavy), or other standard mass-market pilsners, I rather enjoy Miller Lite. One vote for above average. Alternatively, there isn't much flavor at all. I mean, at all. Very mildly hopped, no malts. No sweetness. Extremely drinkable, though; I can enjoy a ML on tap if there's nothing but big-market domestics available (by contrast, I will NOT EVER drink a Bud). Even though it's not a particularly good beer, it's better than the AAL competition; it should be obvious that this is quite simply not on par with a Bavarian pilsner or craft brew.

M - This could be worse (stirring endorsement, I know). There isn't much to speak of with respect to coating the mouth. However, it goes down fairly smoothly if you're drinking by volume (which is what this beer is made for, let's be honest).

O - I echo my "taste" writeup. This is not a great beer. This is not a particularly good beer. However, this is a drinkable beer, and I find it far superior to its primary competition (Bud). It's not my go-to, but I can drink it on tap.

 1,486 characters

Photo of Devilman
1/5  rDev -56.1%

Photo of Catherine8189
3.06/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Love it! Very smooth tasting beer for the unexperienced palate. Beer of choice for the small budget of the college-aged kid. You can drink a lot of this beer. I definitely recommend pouring it into a glass to release some of the carbonation if you do plan on consuming a fair amount. A classic beer that will never go away.

 323 characters

Photo of Professor_X
1.25/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of DemDumplingz
1/5  rDev -56.1%

Photo of pcsnyder
2/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of tvl89
2.5/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of SenorHops
2.5/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Mythos82
1.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Gregg_Kawakami
1.25/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of ericdupont
1.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of civicm87
2/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Joegregory72
2/5  rDev -12.3%

Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
2.28 out of 5 based on 4,517 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More