Miller Chill | Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller ChillMiller Chill

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: 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.

Added by Frozensoul327 on 03-07-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Wetpaperbag
3.2/5  rDev +64.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Out of sheer curiosity did I want to try this.

A- Very clear and pale yellow. There is lots of activity in the glass itself.

S- There isn't much smell, but part of me could smell a slight hint of fruit, it was almost sweet smelling.

T- This tastes like beer mixed with sprite. It is almost wit beer like in taste. Its a unique and strange taste.

M- Feels like beer in your mouth.

D- Easy to drink, not too bad actually.

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.2/5  rDev +64.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look - pale, clear, slightly golden color. Good two fingers of head that dissipates somewhat slowly. Good carbonation.

Smell - Typical light beer's wheaty smell, but with the extra lemony zest that's added.

Taste - Fairly crisp taste for a light lager. Definite lemon/citrus flavor. Beside that though, not a whole lot of other tastes, and little to no aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - fairly watery in texture.

Drinkability - the fresher taste that the lemon taste adds makes this light beer more tolerable, but still not at all complex enough to make it very interesting.

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Photo of eb003
3.2/5  rDev +64.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Well, as baxterbrew says... it's not pretty or complex... but it's the "cute girl at the end of the bar that's fun to hangout with"...

It's not the best beer I've had... it's not the worst, but it's pretty good. It has an average appearance, an average smell of limes... the tast is also average. The mouthfeel is light and the drinkability is above average.

Overall, it's a decent brew...worth trying...

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.18/5  rDev +63.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

355 mL bottle picked up at The Beer Store, and served well-chilled. I bought this mostly for the cap, and because it was on sale - the fact that I now get the chance to tick it is just a bonus.

Pours a pale, translucent straw-yellow colour, capped with just over one finger's worth of sparkling white froth. Retention is decent for a light beer, in that the head manages to hang around for more than a few minutes, instead of instantaneously fizzling away. There's even a small amount of lace and thin collar - for a light beer, this actually looks quite appealing. The aroma is another story - obviously lime is the most prominent feature, though it is unfortunately rather artificial in nature. Beyond that, I am challenged to come up with any further descriptors... a little corny and sweet, I suppose.

Nothing interesting to report flavour-wise. Tart lemon-lime acidity is immediately noticeable, with a mild, underlying cereal grain sweetness. Both flavours fade quickly into the clean aftertaste, with the lime flavour lingering slightly longer. This is a thin-bodied, relatively watery beer with aggressive carbonation that assaults the palate, while providing the sort of light, crisp mouthfeel that light beers require. Probably the best lime beer I've had, but to be fair you can probably count those on one hand.

Final Grade: 3.18, a C+. Miller Chill is fine for what it is - a mass-produced, lime-flavoured light lager. This style of beer has never been my bag, but I am willing to grant that this is a surprisingly tolerable example, and I will have no trouble finishing the other 5 bottles. I like this more than Bud Light Lime, although to be fair I haven't actually had any of that stuff in at least 3 years. I doubt I'll buy this again, but I'd have no problem drinking one if offered, and anyone in the market for a tolerable light beer should give this one a look.

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Photo of BMoney575
3.13/5  rDev +60.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on 7-18-07

Pours a crystal clear pale yellow, super clean, no head, no lacing.

Smell is light and limey, adjuncty beer underneath.

Taste is, not that bad. Lime at first, followed by a decent breadiness. You can taste the salt a little on the way out, but it gives this beer a balanced, less-sweet character.

Mouthfeel is good, lighter on the carbonation than you might expect.

Drinkability is very good, this is the definition of refreshing.

Overall, a very interesting beer, head-and-shoulders better than Miller Lite, on which I'm assuming it's based. Make it cheaper, put it in a can, and you'd have a winner.

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Photo of jj21
3.12/5  rDev +60%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I hate to say it, but for what it is, in the right place at the right time it isn't bad. I'm talking about serious lawnmower beer. Not from a glass, not for pure beer enjoyment. This is a thirst quenching beer- period. That being said. I would never spend a penny for any, but if it was given to me after golfing 18 holes on a 95 degree day, it does the job.

Please note that I wrote "For what it is"!!!

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Photo of AustinBeerLvr
3.1/5  rDev +59%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12 ounce green bottle w/no freshness date into a pilser glass.

Surprisingly, the beer has a good amount of head and lacing on the glass. A little thin looking in the body, but pretty damn good keeping the style in mind as far as appearence goes.

There is one way to describe this brew....Fresca tasting. I was the designated driver last night at a party, and was drinking Fresca, and I swear, this brew almost doesn't taste like beer at all and tastes much more like a Fresca than it does a beer. Not a bad thing; hell, I like the taste of Fresca! The sip starts off w/the citrus Fresca flavors and then a fairly nice little carbonation like hop bite (surprise surprise) cleans things up at the end.
Mouthfeel is actually pretty good for the style of beer as well.

I must admit, I normally not a Miller drinker, but as a true BA, I feel it's important to forget the brewer and evaluate the beer for what it is. This is truly a non-beer drinkers brew. The verdict here is that this brew is noting bad, and if you want something that tastes more like a refreshing drink like Fresca, this is your brew. I prefer a brew that tastes more like "beer", but that's just me.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.09/5  rDev +58.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, pale golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is lime and grain. Sweet flavour of lime, corn and some faint hops in the finish. Light body very watery and soft carbonation.

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Photo of steinlifter
3.06/5  rDev +56.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Miller Chill, ran across it in my local supermarket..thought I'd give it a try, it poured a pale golden..average appearance..not much head to speak of.
aroma was vague and grainy, maybe a citrusy whiff?
taste was ok, basically like some one squeezed some lime and orange into a miller.
mouthfeel was typically thin and watery as most macro american beers tend to be.
This was not as bad as I thought, but nothing special, just a curiosity...would be real nice on a blistering hot day..(as it is here)..served nice and cold!

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Photo of rec
3.04/5  rDev +55.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

It's a Miller, so I didn't bother pouring it.

The aroma encompasses a vinegary citrus. And that's it.

Candy water. Sugary lime dominates the taste entirely.

Highly carbonated, but fitting. "Fizzy," you could say.

Definately easy to drink though - a good choice for a stinking hot summers day and a pool party with fine women, as I'm sure the girls will dig it. People that might usually head for pre-mixed spirit beverages will probably love this.

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Photo of whynot44
3.04/5  rDev +55.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Clear light golden color with a fizzy head that disappears quickly. The aroma is pretty much lime with just the barest hint of light malt, but pleasant all the same. The taste is light lime, just a bit of bready malt, a touch of salt and maybe just a touch of hops in the finish. Altogether, not really much like beer, but not sweet either, the touch of salt is interesting and not overdone to give a bit of a margarita flavor. It is not a margarita, however - much lighter and a bit watered down. It is not corona and lime either regardless of the ads, but altogether it could be very refreshing on a hot summer day and it would be easy to get several of these down ice cold.

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Photo of bjm2133
3.03/5  rDev +55.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of arguemaniac
3.02/5  rDev +54.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly refreshing: sure it’s basically a pretty watery light macro lager, but the lime and salt actually add a nice crispness and a bit more flavor. The slight citrusy lime note in the aroma is also nice.

It’s a bit gimmicky and certainly no the most flavorful summer seasonal out there, but other than that I don’t really have any complaints. I might get bored with this one before I finished a six-pack, but it was more than worth a try…

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Photo of ClavisAurea
3.02/5  rDev +54.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed from the 12 oz bottle (classy I know)

First of all, you need to rank this beer for what it really is. It's a mass produced beer to quench the thirst of BBQers on a hot day. If you look too much into it, you will miss its true value.

Appearance: thin, water-like, pale yellow, no head and fairly bubbly

Smell: limes and bad miller beer

Taste/Mouthfeel: lime, sea salt, citrus, very refreshing.

Like I said, you can't compare this with the great pilsners of Europe but it does work well with spicy Mexican food.

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Photo of generallee
3/5  rDev +53.8%

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 BamfBacon
3/5  rDev +53.8%

Photo of lumpy1126
3/5  rDev +53.8%

Photo of AWS2111
3/5  rDev +53.8%

Photo of iwillhaveanother
3/5  rDev +53.8%

Photo of Cvescalante
3/5  rDev +53.8%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3/5  rDev +53.8%

Photo of Braz
3/5  rDev +53.8%

Photo of Andbrew
3/5  rDev +53.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

This beer certainly lives up to the chelada name - sans hot sauce.

While I wasn't surprised at the drinkability, as that is Miller's supreme goal, I was surprised at how little this beer tasted of any kind of - beer. I found it more reminiscent of a mikes hard limeade.

The beer is fizzy with no head, light and tastes of strong lime with a soured aftertaste which is supposed to give the "salt" taste.

Overall, I commend Miller for going outside the box on this one, and it does live up to the hype - however fizzy and without the polarizing hot sauce. I would choose this over any corona or other such.

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Photo of Hopmeplease
3/5  rDev +53.8%

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