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Miller Chill | Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller ChillMiller Chill

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Chelada-style light lager beeer with a hint of lime and salt added.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 763 |  Reviews: 344
Reviews by montageman:
Photo of montageman
1.99/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured into pint glass. This is my first "Chelada Style" beer (whatever that means).

A: Pale yellow with no head. Lots of carbonation - looks like soda.

S: Lemon/lime soda with a very faint medicinal aroma.

T: Sweet, soda-like lime flavor with a slight salty aftertaste. Maybe a bit of hops in the slightly dry finish.

M: Harsh due to the heavy carbonation, but syrupy as well due to the similarities with soda.

D: I guess this could be fine if you can past the fact that this is really soda masquerading as beer. Not much redeeming here. Recommendation to avoid.

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Photo of cam477
1.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of orbitalr0x
1.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12oz green bottle. Pours into my glass an extremely light yellow color with a fizzy white head that sticks around due to lots of active carbonation. If this was much lighter it would be clear. Not looking good so far. Aromas of light cereal grains along with a somewhat artificial lime. Somewhat of a weird sweetness as well. Not much else going on though, except for some DMS.

First sip brings a light cooked grain malt upfront along with a mellow lime twang that doesn't pass as being real lime juice, but does bring in a sweet aspect. The salt is noticeable on the way down along with some more DMS flavor. Bleh, this brew doesn't do anything for me. The flavors seem artificial and just don't work.

Mouthfeel is extremely light and arid with lots of carbonation. Carbonated water is not a bad comparison at all. I can see this being refreshing, but I can think of many many more tasty beers that are equally refreshing. I bought this single because I couldn't help but try it, but for me there's not many redeeming qualities to Miller Chill. No thanks, I think it's best to avoid this one.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
2.42/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

My wife ordered this, took a couple sips, and said she couldn't finish it. In the interest of science, I finished it. Pretty clear without much color. Medium head that quickly disappeared. Tangy lime aroma, but smelled artificial. The taste was worse. I think there was supposed to be some lime, but all I could tell was it tasted a little tangy. Not even very refreshing. I'm not sure why anyone would intentionally drink this beer.

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Photo of DWolf
2/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of twi1609372
1.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

weak showing here even from miller. i find it funny miller did a comercial, their round table promotions, with burt reynolds, jimm johnston ect. and they agree not to fruit the beer, ie corona, yet they make a miller lime flavored to compete with crona, and well it's about equally bad so i guess in that respect it suceedes

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Photo of Beaver13
2/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Pours a clear fizzy light yellow with a fizzy rocky white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet corny macro malts with some sugary lime-like tequila.

The flavor is sweet corn malts and lots of sugary lime and some mint with a bit of a skunky off-malt aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with sharp fizzy carbonation.

Overall, it's not beer - more of a malternative. But surprisingly, it is drinkable. I have had worse beers, and this is better than most macros.

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Photo of generallee
3/5  rDev +53.8%

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2/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Doomcifer
1.76/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Why not? Pours a very clear, haystack color with lots of carbonation and minimal head. Smells of light grains and citrus lime. Taste is very watery, light grains, lime, slightly salty, just strange. Not really up my alley. Id rather have a Miller Lite to be honest. Mouthfeel is very thin, and lots of carbonation like a Coca Cola or the like. Strange aftertaste.

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Photo of Jason
1.62/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A quick decanting shows the obvious clarity of a light beer and the head of one as well. Not much head retention at all but it was not expected. Odd lime aroma, very similar to the natural agents added to soda. There is even a salty note in the nose. First sip shows an extremely thin body with a forced refreshing carbonation. The flavor is the same as the aroma, soda-like lime flavor. Very little malt character at all, hops are a no show and there is a mild salty tone middle to end. Bone dry with a watery lime flavor in the finish.

Chalk this up at a border-line malternative, a beer for people that don't like beer. It actually tastes like a really bad diet soda. Even if this does stick around for more than several years and not deemed a fad anymore it will simply live on as a sub-par product for the ignorant uneducated consumer. Hell, with the amount of soda that is sold in the US this one will probably be here for a long long time but this will be the last visit here as this is a big fat thumbs down.

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Photo of merlin48
1.63/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pours a clear pale yellow with a white head that is initially impressive but completely vanishes without lacing in about a minute. Aroma of lime soda atop rice husks. Faint fizzy light beer taste dominated by artificial lime soda notes. Fortunately, there is not enough taste for it to be truly horrid. Strong selzer water feel makes for about as much drinkability as most common light lagers but the lime spike doesn't justify the premium price.

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Photo of MisterDeeds
3.29/5  rDev +68.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I will say right up front, that I think this product was mis-labeled. It has a very slight beer taste, but to me it seems more like a malt-ernative. Somehow, I still seem to like it. Who needs to jam a lime into an overrated Mexican beer, when you can now get the same refreshment from Milwaukee. Great beach brew, or maybe to compliment Taco night.

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Photo of recons54
1.6/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I was truly disappointed in this beer. There was nothing I liked in it... from color, to smell, and especially the taste. It had an intense pseudo lime flavor to it that assaulted my taste buds.

I have to be honest I had high hopes for this beer, but in the end I couldn't even finish one bottle and had to dump half of it out. I think it was a good idea by SAB Miller, but in the end it was poorly executed in the formula. Back to the drawing board Miller!

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Photo of jcdiflorio
2.09/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

poured into a mug from a 12oz clear greenish tinted bottle with a twist-off cap.

Clear,yellow with a greenish hue. Tall creamy, slightly sudsy, white head with a bit of retention. Very active carbination and lasting,lively looking beer,leaves some sticky lace coating down the glass.

Clean aroma with subtle lime not as much lime as I would has suspected,at least it's not overdone. Also has a slight grainy aroma. Not much aroma,but nothing offensive.

Clean tasting, lime tastes not overbearing,tastes like a light lime soda. No salt tastes as stated on the label,nothing i could really detect. A dry,light grainy aftertaste. Overall the beer was just too sweet for me.

Very light,watery with a fizzy tang. Drinkable like a glass of water or soda. Not drinkable as far as beer goes. Ordered this at the Mexician restaraunt thougt it might go with the food there, was wrong, wish i ordered a Bohemia instead. Had to order a Bohemia to get the taste of the Chill out of my mouth. Did nothing with the food didn't even help to wash it down. Just another gimmick beer even the wife said it tasted nasty. Not a beer i would drink again just wanted to see what all the hype was about. As usual a big dissapointment. Drink this beer at you own risk.

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Photo of NilocRellim
1/5  rDev -48.7%

Photo of Karyyk
3/5  rDev +53.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There's really not much to mention here. For a beer that's being marketed as a "super premium," I found it quite unremarkable. It's pale, has a short-lived head and leaves minimal lacing. Taste is lime on top of lime, as I'm guessing a chelada should be (the recipe calls for the juice of 1 to 2 whole limes, then Mexican beer), and while it is rather refreshing, I was expecting something more for $11.99 (12 pack). At that price you can buy as 12-pack of Caguama, Corona or Sol and 4 limes. Unremarkable, but not bad, and it's definitely overpriced (by about $4; don't kid yourselves Miller, this isn't worth it, and it's definitely no import).

Probably the best way to sum this beer/chelada up is the response of a friend of mine. He tasted it, swished it around in his mouth and simply said, "It's kind of like Sprite." 'Nuff said.

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Photo of Dello
1/5  rDev -48.7%

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1/5  rDev -48.7%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.11/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Maybe its the green bottle, but this sucks similarly to Dos Equis Special Lager. Terrible yellow appearance, does nothing beer is supposed to do when poured, smells of sugar.

Tastes like sugar. That's really all I get in the mouthfeel, sugar and water. If that's what you're into, check it out.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.94/5  rDev +50.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Appears a light pale golden forms a large white head that quickly dwindles down to scattered lacing that evenly coats the pint glass. Aromatics present with lime peels and corn, rice, and other cooked veggies smell relatively clean overall. Flavor barrage of lime juice sweetness and salted edges drying the sides of the palate, touch of light beer in the background with the mild malt sweetness no real offness just more of an iced margarita type of thing going on. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated light bodied extremely light almost watery feel to it but yet non offensive to me. Drinkability is great for a couple especially after mowing the grass not something I would drink in number a really cloying beer after a couple.

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2/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +92.3%

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2/5  rDev +2.6%

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Miller Chill from Miller Brewing Co.
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