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 Beerbuddha
1.25/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Appearance- watered down gold color, little head.

Smell- None really. maybe a slight hint of hops.

Taste- Again none. Maybe a hint of hops.

Mouthfeel- Light and carbonated.

Drinkability-None. Was like drinking water. This beer is similar to most light beers which is light(Lite?) on taste.

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Photo of plaid75
2.86/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured a very light straw hue with a three finger pillowy bleach white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light cooked corn element with a smattering of hop.

The taste consisted of a seltzery nearly flavorless malt with a touch of drying utilitarian hop. Slight doughy finish.

The mouthfeel was extremely light and very clean.

Overall a very light light beer. Very drinkable for what it is however.

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Photo of Gmann
1.77/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear straw color with a soapy white head that actually left some nice chunk lacing, to my suprise. Unfortunately, the smell is of grain, corny metallic twang, sweet, unpleasant. The taste is light, watery and grainy, corn like taste. The feel is watery and not as carbonated as other macros. Nothing great, good cooler beer.

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Photo of ncvbc
2.71/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Super pale golden pour, moderate carbonation and better head than produced from a can. Smell is seriously hard to detect. Corn, cereal like scent is really all I get. Taste is basically absent. Some grains and the tiniest hint of hops. Mostly water and random adjuncts. Mouthfeel is light, watery, and doesn't do anything for me. Better and more active from a can or bottle. Overall it's drinkable but not if you have choices. From a can or bottle I think there is a little more to this beer.

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Photo of giblet
1.5/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5


my dad had this in his fridge. i was hot. i was thirsty. i was weak in my convictions! so i swiped one...Uhgg!

not good. it had been a long time since i had a ML. it will be a long time till i have another. it is certainly better than Bud Light and Mich Ultra, but it is still another watery lil to no taste or bad taste super light beer.


suckem up and movem out.


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Photo of BeerDreadz
1.9/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

10 onz can no visible freshness date

Appearance is a pale golden color with some white bubbles .

Smells like a light lager,water and grains,some veggies also.

About the Taste some grain,lots of water very light taste.

It the mouth it feels very light nothing great about this beer,there's plenty of other light beers that i think are best than this one,I don't see a reason to drink this beer anyway.

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Photo of srrn
1.98/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A bottle was left at the house so I thought I'd at least give it a try.

Pours a very clear pale yellow with quickly diminishing head. All I smell is adjunct, but even this went away with the head. Tastes sweet then skunked. Mouthfeel is watery and unpleasant to me.
Poured remainder down the drain.

I am not a beer snob. But I will say that for the first twenty years I lived in North Carolina and macro's were the only thing available, I did not drink any beer period. I drank wine, This is why.

Thankfully things have changed.

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Photo of semihobo
3.7/5  rDev +62.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Miller Lite got left at my house for a barbecue tomorrow... but I've seen the Man Law commercials, I think that when it enters my fridge it becomes my beer, right?

Served nice and chilly out of the fridge. Weak head retention, leaving a weak net of bubbles floating in the center. Clear, yellow, very bubbly... bubbles are good for the style.

Not a strong smell, mostly adjunct grains, especially corn. Slight kiss of hops. Does not worsen as it warms.

Taste is mild, pure smooth grains. Finish is watery but I caught some slightly bittering hops with a grassy taste. Very little taste but no off-notes at all... so many macro lights are watery-bad, this is watery-good.

Mouthfeel is crisp, light bodied and bubbly. Again, smooth finish with no off or skunky notes.

A solid example of an above-average light lager. Having consumed a lot of light lager (lots of variety and lots of consumption), I feel safe saying that this compares favorably to Bud Light and Coors Light, not to mention Keystone, Busch, etc. Considering that the style is designed to be low ABV, subdued "smooth" taste that is as inoffensive as possible, this one is right on. Don't hate the player, hate the game...

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Photo of mcarroll10177
2.63/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

what can you say it is what it is a light macro lager

A- hint of yellow in the glass and bubbly white head that disappates very quickly.

S- no real smell at all, but that is better than a bad smell
I guess

T- very light a hint of hops and some corn. This is why malt drinks are so popular these days.

M- over carbinated like a diet coke a watery

D- lets face it Beers like this have an exceptionally high drinkablity. A person can drink these all day with out a problem that is what makes these beers popular.

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Photo of GrillMeister
2.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had a can of this left over from my brother's cooler that he took to this year's Indy 500, so I thought I'd review it...

The appearance is very pale, hardly any color.
The smell matches the appearance: very faint.Is there a hop in there?
The taste is somewhat better than the appearance and smell, it's not great but it's not bad either. No discernable aftertaste. Tastes very watery...
Mouthfeel is similar in rating to the taste. It does feel like a beer.
Drinkability is average, probably since it seems a bit watery...
It is refreshing after working on a hot day.

Overall it's not a poor beer, just so many better ones.
I'm just glad I didn't buy it.

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Photo of beckscrusader420
2.03/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

well what can you say its just another standard light domestic that is just a bit better than coors or bud. Just as most people that take the time to come to a beer site like this I am a snob when it comes to beer. Sometimes I drink miller lite in the .99 plastic bottles when I'm broke like right now. If I could find Yeungling in 16 oz bottles I would never drink miller lite again during low fund times. So yeah Miller is just what it is miller shite. Hebrew Lenny Bruce!!! Now thats a beer.

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Photo of Manosbeeroffate
1.53/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

I'm wondering if this is actually beer, it really tastes like water. Pours a pale yellow hinting it might be beer. No smell, no beer taste, just carbonated water. Mouthfeel the same. Overall it is quite refreshing on a hot day, but if you are expecting this to be a beer, you are wrong.

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Photo of dickieb
3/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I grew up on this one, its my sesion beer, and my dad typicaly has a keg of it out in the garage. That being said this is the best of the lite or "light" macros. It flows like water because lets face it, it smells and taste much like water. For me it hits the spot on a hot day better then any craft brew, and i would recomend pairing it with mowing a lawn or something.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
1.95/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

unfortunately, i have had this one WAY too many times. when you're growing up in chicagoland, it is unavoidable. keggers as a teen, $10 buckets at shithole bars, girlfriends...i can never escape the presence of this beer. but hey, it won gold at the gabf!!! that must mean something, right? the only good thing i can say about this beer is that it's better than bud light or coors light. if you squint your eyes really hard and pray like pat robertson you can actually detect some vegetal hop aromas in it! super light, super fizzy, super tasteless...

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Photo of allengarvin
2.42/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Yanked out of company fridge. Long day, need a beer... unfortunately, I don't need this one. Pours a limpid gold without much head. Corny, sweet grain nose. Taste is slightly better than ordinary Miller, surprisingly enough: it's bland, but lacks unpleasant corniness of the ordinary beer. Just a little sweet grain and then the taste fades away. Medium body, very neutral texture.

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Photo of bigelguapo
2.37/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Bud Light>Miller Light>Coors Light in my opinion after re-tasting this one.

It is less filling, I don't know about the great taste so much, the adjuncts are still blatantly obvious, but for most people who drink this beer, they probably wouldn't have a problem with that.

Not good, but at the same time, you hopefully are at a party or something where you aren't bored enough that the taste of this beer is the most interesting part of your night. If you are, it's probably a sign you need to leave!

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Photo of dmamiano
2.23/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

95 degrees sitting by the pool in Vegas and it was still hard to drink this.
Drank straight from the plastic bottle so the look of the beer really couldnt be checked.But...
Smell was of very faint hop but nothing else.
The mouthfeel was so thin is was almost sad.
Flavor...nothing much. No malt character or real hop to speak of.
I guess with note true malt and no hops, it was balanced pretty well!

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Photo of cktison
2.33/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap, in bottle, what's the difference?
A: Light pale yellow, very little head, dissipates immediately. Looks a bit like carbonated urine.
S: Processed chemicals, bit of flowers and grains.
T: Some grain and hops if you search for it. Bit metallic
M: carbonated, metally, but still smooth.
D: You could drink a dozen and not realize it. It's light beer for a reason I guess.

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Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
1.89/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance- Light yellowish color, reminiscent of urine.

Smell- Light and without significant bite to it.

Taste- Starts with a mild flavor and ends with a slightly wheaty finish.

Mouthfeel- Light on the tongue without bite.

Drinkability- Medium in the filling range, mildly filling.

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Photo of argock
2.6/5  rDev +14%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a 16oz pint glass

Appearance: Bright yellow with thin head and minimal lacing; I can read the paper through it

Smell: Straight grain

Taste: Grainy, corn flavor that is full for a light lager

Mouthfeel: Relatively smooth and crisp that could quench after mowing the lawn on a hot day

Drinkability: Good social beer that can definitely be repeated, but isn't the extra 5 bucks worth it?

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Photo of bark
2.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Colour is pale yellow; the finger thick white foam sinks down to a lid leaving a fizzy sound but no lacing.

The smell is sweet with some musty-yeasty notes and a hint of alcohol.

The taste is very weak. Some bread-like notes of malt, artificial sweet notes and hints of wet paper in the aftertaste. No bitterness.

The carbonation is extremely strong, large bubbles. The liquid is less watery than expected.

Tasteless yellow fizzy beer.

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Photo of hckyfn9999
2.37/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale golden yellow with a one finger white head that initially goes down quickly and then doesnt fully disappear, with a decent amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is basically non existant a bit of sweet grain. Taste is typical of the style with a bit of sweet grain again and minimal hops and a bit of corn. Mouthfeel is light. I've had worse of this style but certainly doesnt have a spot in my fridge.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
1.63/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

great taste less filling?
pours a really pale watery urine yellow.
smells like a value macro.
ok. it does have more taste than most light lagers-but thats not necessarily a good thing. run of the mill semi-watered down boring macro flavor. I'd rather just have beer water with maybe a hint of excitement.
sure. its drinkable. good throwback beer. not my throwback of choice but its what the people like.

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Photo of darkcarrington
2.48/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

If you forced me to drink a macro brew light beer this would probably be the one I chose.

Appearance: Pretty pale, almost the color of ginger ale. Small head that lasts for about 10 seconds.

Smell: Not too much of a smell. Faint hint of alcohol and faint hint of hops.

Taste: More taste than most macro brew light beers. Taste kind of like a watery Miller, imagine that. Outside of that tastes like a standard American Macrobrew.

Drinkability: Pretty easy to drink, but isn't that the point of light beer? Probably not worth it if you really want a beer to sit back and enjoy.

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Photo of Douglas14
1/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pretty bad to pick on it, but I feel this way about all the huge lite beer labels (bud light, coors light, etc.).

I am re-reviewing this beer to account or my past review of this particular beer before my beer enlightening a couple of years ago (i think this might've been the first beer i reviewed on this site haha...a little underage!).

As for taste there is nothing special to it, just kinda run of the mill. It is very clear and yellow as far as appearance.

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