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 Bammer21
1.93/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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 SGR1220
2.5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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 speedlimit7
1.95/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of S-Taylor
1.05/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of SpaceBeagle
2.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beardedcap
4.06/5  rDev +78.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KevBot89
4.79/5  rDev +110.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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 joer40
3.3/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

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 TildenKatz
2.66/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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 WillieThreebiers
2.06/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Mikey440
1.06/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Jjmj51
3.05/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nickapvikes
1.18/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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 GlenL
3.85/5  rDev +68.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.05/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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 xDelinquent
1.43/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Miller Lite from Miller Brewing Co.
2.28 out of 5 based on 4,500 ratings.
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