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

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

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look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: light straw-colored, little head and no lacing.
Smell: Not much aroma here- corny and grainy.
Taste: Light hoppy intro on top of an adjunct-dominant base.A bit metallic. Aftertaste is clean.
Mouthfeel: About right for the style, perhaps a bit more than the average.
Drinkability: Made for frequent imbibement

Overall- non-offensive, average light beer. Bland and predictable for the most part.

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look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear light yellow with slightly soapy head, which disappears quickly. Very light floral scents mixed with straw. Although watery in flavor it was not unpleasant. Fizzy drinking here, and goes down easy enough. Of all the mega-brewed barley soda brands churned out, this one is actually a little bit better. A little bit.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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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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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer of my college years.

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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Light golden color with excellent clarity. A fingernail thin layer of white head rests on top. Brussels lacing. Aroma is strongly of corn,but I get a bit of faint bittering hops. Mouth is very thin and highly quaffable. I get corn and some mild bittering hops in the flavor.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

P: 12 oz can poured into a mug

A: The beer is a pale yellow color that poured with a two-finger white foamy head that dissipates very quickly.

S: Not much smell here. Pretty much what you would expect a light beer to smell like.

T: The taste is mostly a muted beer flavor with a slight touch of corn. The flavor is not offensive at all, a great plus for a beer in this style.

M: Has a watery mouthfeel with good carbonation.

O: When it comes to light beer I prefer Miller Lite. It's very drinkable, refreshing, and non-offensive. Drinking a few of these is quite easy.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A=very thin straw color, almost transparent. The head is great though, and the lacing is mediocre. Hate me if you want but this isn't deserving of a shellacking on straight appearance merit.
S= Aroma is of corn, and a bit of grain
T=As simple as it gets. Straight corn and grain, but the overall watery feeling brings it down
M=Thin, but overall very pleasant feeling, and it actually has something of an aftertaste, even if it is not an exceptionally pleasant one
D=Come on, despite the subpar taste, these can be downed like there's nothing to it

The multitude of reviews making snide comments on advertising campaigns irritates me, rate the beer dang it. I view every beer with an equal eye, regardless of manufacturer. This is not a good beer, no. But for being mass produced crap, its not quite as bad as all the pundits make it out to be.

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Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
2.28 out of 5 based on 4,532 ratings.
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