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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 10-03-1999

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Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
1.33/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

I read on a post below that having a beer like this, makes us appreciate a good beer. I drink this beer on a hot Lake Havasu summer as I am watching the madness at the channel. Good to hydrate with.

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Photo of stakem
2.23/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to my brother for graciously sharing this gem with me over Memorial Day weekend. Its been such a long time since ive tried any of this swill that it felt good to take a step back, reset the palate and just appreciate the glory of craft beer which I have been spoiled with all these years. My review may be biased because I was in a good mood while my team was crushing the opponent during a fierce bout of backyard horseshoes.

Decanted from a half barrel into a oversized clear plastic picture and then again finally into my red solo cup. The brew is a pristine piss yellow with a sudsy white froth that lasts atop. The smell is slightly corn-like and nothing else. The taste has mild sweetness, corn again, mild sulfur/carbonics and water. The feel is light, super cold (which I hear is indicadive of the style) and moderately carbonated from the double decanting. If I was forced to drink macro crap, I could tolerate this but im not drinking it if there are other choices available...like water.

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Photo of LeonardFournette
3.6/5  rDev +57.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Color, appearance, smell is fine. Taste is nasty..just do not like it...except when it is extremely cold to the point of almost freezing....Have had it in bottle, can, etc and still the same nasty taste unless freezing.

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Photo of baconfromwalmart
2.32/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I feel kind of bad for rating this beer so high, but it's really not the worst beer I've ever tasted. Probably because I've already had 3 IPAs tonight...

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Photo of Nikolai070
2.81/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Really a great refresher at the end of the day. This beer is easy to drink, and doesn't come with a heavy price tag. That said there's not much going on in the way of flavors, or aromas. Definitely get a yeast and off corn taste to it, and it comes with a short finish without much of a lingering aftertaste. One of my personal go to's, and as an added bonus is only 96 calories per serving, which makes this a perfect backyard bbq brew.

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Photo of BoozySmurf
3.65/5  rDev +60.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the Bros description for Light Lager category: "very low in malt flavor with a light and dry body. The hop character is low and should only balance with no signs of flavor or aroma."

Look: clear, light golden color; thin white head dissipates quickly and with no lacing
Smell: faint cooked vegetal aroma, like mixed vegetables boiling on the stove top
Taste: watery for sure; mildly sweet malt/cereal graininess
Feel: crisp mouthfeel; finishes clean rather than dry and no hop essence detected in nose, taste or finish

Overall: not my favorite lite beer (that would be Sam Adams Light) but this does hit most of the beer's category marks. Points deducted a bit since finish isn't dry, but maybe I'm spoiled by all the IPA/DIPA's I've consumed in the recent past.

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Photo of Chrissythebeerlover
2.94/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not bad but not good. I taste a lot of oats but not in a good way. It has no complexities and tastes just like weird flavored water. Couldn't tell you anything it tastes or smells like because it tastes that bad.

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

As stated in my Bud Light and Coors Light reviews, I did a side by side by side review of the American "Big Three" light beers and how anyone can say Miller Lite (or Coors Light for that matter) is the best of the three is beyond me. Miller Lite essentially tastes like cornflake water. Coors Light isn't bad compared to Miller Lite, but Bud Light wins hands down with the "Big Three" as it has the most malt and hops flavor. That doesn't mean Bud Light is the best, Heineken and Amstel are the kings of the light beer style, but Miller is definitely the worst from my perspective so far.

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Photo of leantom
1.78/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Wow, just a terrible beer. I enjoyed Bud and Coors far more than this one. Here goes:

A: Piss-yellow. No head or lacing. Surprisingly, VERY LITTLE carbonation, which was the only good point of Bud. and Coors in terms of appearance.

S: Corn. Tons of corn. While I smelled some barley and hops in Bud. and Coors, this one just has corn. Terrible.

T: Tons of corn. That's it.

F: Very little carbonation for an AAL. Makes the whole experience rather bland.

O: Will not have again. Much rather have Bud, Coors or even Corona.

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Photo of dukeandduke
2.29/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

4/2/15 (Draft - Finley Dunnes Chicago) - Pale pour, no noticeable aroma. Minimal taste and feel, smooth and clean taste and feel. Overall poor offering.

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Photo of bigzack420
2.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Very pale yellow with a bright white head just your average lite beer nothing special or amazing nice refreshing summer drink and not too bad of a price definitely not terrible but not extremely good either

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Photo of TheHammer
2.84/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Make this short a sweet. It's a typically light beer, meaning it is easy to drink and refreshing but there is nothing exceptional about it. It's a good easy summer drinker, and it's decent as far as many beers of this style go, but exceptional it is not.

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Photo of SenorElRaz
3.26/5  rDev +43%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is not a great beer, but it's the best of the light macros. Way better than Coors or Bud. This is the only light beer that I can truly enjoy casually drinking besides Sam Adams Light.

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Photo of dbnarley
3.26/5  rDev +43%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is my go to everyday beer. Light refreshing. Going to a football game. Shotguning a beer. Golfing or just hanging out, this is my beer of choice.

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Photo of CraigP83
3.3/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Looks pale yellow, medium carbonation. The taste is not bad at all but it is lacking in flavor. Comes across watery with a little bit of hop flavor at the end. Extremely sessionable and also affordable.

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Photo of MTYBTY5000
2.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.25

Miller lite always tastes like "beer". Not sure if that makes sense but it seems that every time I have one I think to myself this is exactly how beer is supposed to taste.

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Photo of Jgoth34
1.06/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Appearance: Very light, little to no head retention in glass.
Smell: The smell is of carbonated water and nothing else.
Taste: Taste is exactly how it smells like carbonated water.

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Photo of IPAinthebutt
2.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Surprised at reviewers here saying "don't feel hungover after drinking" etc etc ... er, it's an EXTREMELY light beer, like water with a beer crayon dipped in it. Of course you won't feel hungover, unless you drink a case.

Meh quality meh taste meh look. Cheap. Get what you pay for.

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Photo of baw185
3.98/5  rDev +74.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the best tasting lawnmower beer and everyday drinker. Gives least amount of hangover and has best taste for any American style lite beer. Best beer for a night out drinking 4+ beers and not feeling bloated and sick that night or next day. If you are in a situation where you are drinking for a long period of time, there is simply no better choice.

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Photo of CIBoy10
3.78/5  rDev +65.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Out of the AAL category, this isn't too bad (especially compared to light beers). At least has a good amount flavor compared to the other light beers. I'm reaching for this over Corona, Dos Equis, Heineken, Coors Light, and Bud every single day if that's what's available. By far the best light beer.

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

Miller Lite, one sip and you'll know it's Miller Lite. Pretty distinctive taste, you can taste the watered down feeling of the beverage. Here in the Midwest (Chicago/Milwaukee area) it's quite popular and served at virtually every bar in the area.

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Photo of illpass78
2.79/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pint on tap at Howie's in Portland, Maine.

Appearance: Clear yellow with a slight white head that is gone quickly. Very carbonated.

Aroma: Not much. Some cooked corn, some very faint hops and grass.

Taste: Not much in the way of flavor, but not offensive. Some grassy hints along with mostly water.

Mouthfeel: Quite watery.

Overall: It's better than Bud Light. So is most stuff.

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Photo of archyquaffer
2.68/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Continuing with the light beer redux. I think this one is the grand daddy of them all, and I've always liked this one a little better than other light beers. A moderate pour from a tallboy can into a shaker pint produces a one inch head that dissipates rapidly, but leaves a ring of lace along the edge and an island in the middle. The beer is a pale straw color and highly carbonated.

Plenty of adjunct aroma which tones down as the beer progresses. The taste is rather sweet, with a faint touch of caramel. A touch of wet cardboard at first, but this also mellows out. The mouth feel is thin and watery, but with a little spritz on the tongue. Clean finish.

I can remember buying this brand when they came in eight packs of the little bottles. When I was a kid, these little bottles were popular for cruising down the road because of course you could drink them fast, but they also fit in your hand really well and were the best for throwing at road signs and mailboxes. I think Schmidt big mouth barrels were the best for this, or Mickey's grenades. Hitting one of those signs is harder than you might think because you have to take into account the speed of the vehicle, etc. So don't knock it.

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Photo of TheBrewo
2.29/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer was poured from the bottle (new white vintage throwback label) at the Andiamo banquet hall in Warren, Michigan into a generic stange. It showed a shimmering bright yellow coloring and produced a stark white head of quickly thinning foam. This stood a finger and a half tall at its conception, but quickly faded into a film across the top of the liquid. Lacing was globular and sparse. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared to be highly active. The aroma was simple and straightforward, offering biscuity pale and harsh adjuncty grain, dried wheat and straw, unsalted table crackers, basic lager yeast metallics, glass, stamp adhesive, burlap and gauze, skunky and old grassy hop airs, dried twigs and leafs, and heaps upon heaps of cheap and generic cereal grain grit and toast. The flavoring, too, followed suit as expected. Notes of bland adjuncty and Pilsner grain, toasted almonds, white printer paper, cleaner wheaty maltiness, dust, harsh yeasty metallics, foil, lemon rind, sweat, burlap, light green grassy hops, pound cake sweetness, straw, and dried mushrooms flood the palate. The body is light and washes the flavoring out, and carbonation is high, bubbling actively on the palate. Each sip gives lightly appropriate slurp, smack, cream, froth, and crisp finishing pop. The foam around the mouth was robust, leaving the palate prickled, dried, and somewhat puckered. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank like water.

Overall, what really is there to discuss about this beer?! It is simple. It is light. It is intently mild in flavoring. Obviously a popular beer for the masses, we've had this one countless times before. The occasion for rating came at a friend's wedding, and it was used mainly as a palate cleanser between much more satisfying nips of delicious bourbon.

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Photo of americanbeer_guy96
2.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

although it isn't my first choice anymore, I still don't mind drinking it. It was my go to in high school and is easy to drink in large quantities. Not a beer to really enjoy

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Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
2.28 out of 5 based on 4,427 ratings.
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