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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 BeerWithMike
2.94/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Sampled 9/1/13. Don't believe I ever had one of these. Chilled down to 36 degrees in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a pale straw-yellow in color with about a 2-finger white foamy head that doesn't last too long. Not much lacing was seen with each sip. Lots of streaming bubbles were seen raising form the bottom of the glass. The aroma is of grains (probably corn) and lime. The taste was pretty much the same. Very light body and on the water-down side. Guess that would account for the lover alcohol content. Overall it was OK. Nothing special but different.

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Photo of Olek4374
1.76/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Tastes like corn and lime. Smells like corn and lime. Looks like your typical light lager. Goes down smooth as anything.

I won't knock this to death because it is better than Bud Light lime and much better than Big Rock Lime. Still, it's a below average attempt at a light lime lager. If you can find Moosehead Light Lime, get that over this. You'll be thankful.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
2.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours a clear golden color with a small head. Head retention and lacing are virtually non-existent. Corn and lime aroma. Somewhat stale. The taste is basically the same. Corn and lime. Not a very good beer.

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Photo of gtp537
1.24/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A poorly made beer. The citrus does not marry well with the lager underneath. Grainy, salty, it's a bit tough to put down. If you are looking for a beer in this category, steer towards Bud Light Lime. It is a much better crafted beer that drinks much more easily.

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Photo of bnes09
3.21/5  rDev +56.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale straw color and perfectly transparent. Lots of visible bubbles. Weak head and no retention or lacing. True to the style.

Mild grainy and citric aroma, unskunked.

Light malt flavor with some rice adjunct. Hint of lime and salt. Hops are weak but there with an herbal, citric character. Slightly more interesting than other examples of the style.

Light bodied, crisp, watery and bubbly.

Eh. I was refreshing but otherwise unremarkable.

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Photo of Haydn-Juby
2.79/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Served from a 341ml bottle to a pilsner glass

A: Very pale yellow color. Minimal head even after a pretty vigorous pour. No lacing but retention wasn't horrible. (Not green like in the picture)

S: Little bit of lime

T: Lime and that's pretty much all. No bitterness. Slight grainy after taste which is the only real thing hinting that its beer. Very watery as well.

M: Pretty crisp and bubbly. It has a very soda like texture and mouth feel. Even though most people would just like to hate on this beer this isn't a horrible texture for the style.

O: It was a pretty boring and bland experience. Wasn't horrible but not something I would ever buy again. If someone really insisted on me drinking one I'd do it but wouldn't really enjoy it.

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Photo of GR_Rick
2.81/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured June 2012.

A: Looks like a typical light lager, thin and a little watered down. Pours with a decent whitehead, which quickly disappears.

S: Smell is not good. Unpleasant grain with some bad citrus smell.

T: Taste actually is pretty good, when you consider what it is. Of all the macro "Lime" beers I've tried, this is by far my favorite, as it tastes the most like a beer with a "real" lime in it. I actually would say I prefer this to traditional "Miller Lite".

M: Thin and highly carbonated. Exactly what I'd want on a hot summer day.

O: This is one of my "go to" beers when I want something cheap, available at the gas station on the way, and easy to drink at the beach or park in the summer. If you recognize it for what it's meant to be, a light lager with flavoring that's packaged for convenience and brewed for refreshment, not taste, it's decent.

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Photo of tdm168
2.83/5  rDev +38%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - pale golden yellow with a lime green tint; soft, bubbly, fizzy head that fades quickly

S - grains, artificial lime

T - artificial lime like limeade, faint grains, a bit sweet, very very faint bitter finish

M - very crisp, a bit over carbonated, light bodied

If fruit in your beer is your thing, then this isn't so bad. It tastes artificial like a less sweet version of powdered Kool-aid. It didn't give me indigestion like Bud Light Lime did. I will admit that this is a pretty refreshing, extremely light beer. Good for a really hot day, but not much else.

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Photo of Bierwolf
2.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 ounce bottle poured into a pilsener.

Appearance: Clear, pale yellow with about 2 fingers of foam. Head was white and frothy and laced better than I expected. Nice carbonation bubbles.

Smell: Smelled of citrus but it was kind of dank and musty.

Taste: Citrusy but kind of metallic. Not truly lime flavored.

Mouth Feel: Light and thin with a slight carbonic bite.

Overall: I'm not a person that cares for fruit flavors added to my beer. That being said, as a light lager this isn't bad but there are better choices out there.

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Photo of cyclonece09
2.23/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a transparent straw color with an initial white head of about 1.5 fingers, but it is gone very quickly. Smells only of artificial lime flavoring. Tastes of adjunct light beer with lime flavoring added. Carbonation a little heavy, but to be expected for a light adjunct beer. However, extremely drinkable and could throw many of these without noticing. Overall, definitely a below average beer, but more tolerable than most light lagers.

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Photo of Bookseeb
2.35/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance is a light golden yellow color with a crisp but easily dissipating head. Smell is faint of lime and adjuncts. Taste is also light with the lime and adjuncts with sparse hops leaving a minor bitterness in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light with crisp carbonation. I suspect it could be quite refreshing on a hot summer day.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
1.66/5  rDev -19%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Pours gold with a quickly fading head.
Aroma of lime, stale sweet and old socks. Wow it really is quite horrible.
Flavours include initial lime followed by hay and vegetal notes. Not as bad as the aroma.
Way too much carbonation, and the body is pretty watery.

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Photo of mrfrancis
1.68/5  rDev -18%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Pours a clear yellow with a surprisingly thick white head. Little streams of effervescence are clearly visible in the glass, marking this as a gassy, heavily carbonated light lager.

S: Aromas of lime and salt are balanced by a combination of grain husk, minerals, chalk, straw, lemon, and grass on the nose.

T: The entry presents notes of lime and salt with a hint of minerality. At mid-palate, notes of lemon, grain husks, grass, straw, and chalk become more prominent. The finish is extremely quick with lime, salt, grass, mineral, and grain husk flavors.

M: Very light in body and very dry. Carbonation is extremely active. This almost feels like drinking nothing. Extremely slight and insubstantial.

O: I suppose if I compare this beer to something like Bud Light Lime, it is decent. On the other hand, if I compare it to anything else, then it is seriously lacking. In the end, Miller Chill is pretty awful. Something to be avoided.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
1/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Has a better flavor than regular Miller, but still nowhere near one of the best tastings beers that you can get.

The added lime does bring some much needed character to the flavor and it's very easy to drink. It's refreshing for the summer, but that's it.

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Photo of mattfungus
2.59/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hey this one has the salt and lime already in it and does taste a little mexicany. Though the lime tastes a little perfumey. It reminds me of miller with mexican lucas candy added to it, For those of you not familiar thats a salt candy (no sugar) with lime flavoring. Its great if your a kid but bad if you have high blood pressure.

The green bottles are a nice color and if your looking to decorate your dorm theyre great though I recommend some oxyclean to get the labels off.

A good beer to impress your non craft beer friends with at a household fiesta, but dont offer it to your aging relatives as it may be too funky.

Good to take shots of tequila with too, or to make chileada with,

Better than the lemon version

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Photo of Murrhey
1.68/5  rDev -18%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Pilsener glass. Reviewed live. Purchased as part of a BevMo mystery pack, not by choice, I promise.

A- Three finger fluffy white head with retention that is rapidly deteriorating in front of me. Some watery lacing hanging on, but not for long. Very pale golden color with absolute clarity. Massively overcarbonated.

S- Some malts and bread smells. Not complex nor do I smell the lime.

T- Some golden malts with a funky sort of saltiness. Not good. Also more watery than anything.

M- Overcarbonated water.

O- Actually could have been worse. Not by much, but it could have.

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Photo of jsisko01
2.94/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a clear yellow color with an inch thick, fluffy head that dissipates quickly. Has pretty nice lacing.

Smell - The smell is very feint.. Lime with wheat and corn.

Taste - The lime tastes strong than it smells. Other flavors are feint, like wheat, corn, and bread. It almost tastes like a Sprite with added ingredients.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with mild carbonation.

Overall - This is a pretty watery beer.. It's definitely drinkable but there's nothing good to say about it. I would only drink it if it was free.

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Photo of gtermi
1.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: I bought this beer just so I can rate it. I pour it and its a light gold with a thicker white head.

S: I am getting a little lime and wheat/ corn. After that there really isnt much there

T: Man the taste is just bad. It has a weird artificial lime flavor with a corn taste. Just very bad to me.

M: The beer burns going down. I almost dont want to drink this beer because of how much it burns.

O: Just a bad all around beer. I knew I wouldnt like it, but boy is this just a terrible beer.

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Photo of JohnFatAss
2.35/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was having a burrito with chips and guacamole for dinner, and thought Miller Chill might hit the spot.

I was a little skeptical because I hated Bud Light Lime, but I said "what the Heck", and gave the Chill a try.

Miller Chill comes in a clear bottle, it has that nice clear color typical of macro lagers. Formed a good head, and left some light lacing on the sides of my glass.

It has a faint lime smell. Most light beers have almost no smell.

It is a light beer with a lime taste to it.
Simple as that.
The good thing is the lime flavor is not overpowering.

Miller Chill is not a bad drink. In fact, it is very drinkable. It is just lackluster. PBR, Miller Lite and Corona do a better job washing down the Mexican food.

I would not buy this again.
Life is too short to waste time drinking lackluster beer.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.42/5  rDev +66.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Miller Chill has a thin, white head and a clear, pale straw appearance, with a surprising amount of lacing left down the glass. The aroma is of grain, bread, and lime juice, and the taste is of water, lime juice, and light beer. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Miller Chill finishes crisp, clean, and surprisingly refreshing and drinkable. Except for the thin body aspect of it, this beer tastes pretty good to me. I recommend giving it a try.

NOTE: This beer was reformulated and repackaged in 2009. This website does NOT reflect that change.


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Photo of Converge
1.79/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

355ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Pours with a finger-and-a-half of fizzy, slightly off-white head. Transparent golden-yellow. The head does have good retention and leaves some patchy lacing on the glass, I'll give it that.

S - Artificial lime and sweet corn. Maybe some sort of kitchen cleaning products in there?

T - Gross combination of weak grains and artificial lime flavoring. The lime, despite tasting artificial and quite disgusting, is still actually pretty faint. There's really no redeeming quality here.

M - High carbonation and a light, watery body.

D - Take everything you thought you knew about macro-lagers, and add some gross, artificial fruit flavor. Yuck.

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Photo of NV9
1.73/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A buddy left a few of these up at the cottage, so I gave it a shot. Poured into a pint glass from a clear bottle.

Not a lot of head, and what is there goes away as quickly as it came. Smells like lime, or artificial lime flavouring (though the bottle says natural).

Taste - somewhere in between light beer and Sprite, but not an improvement on either and with less taste than either - the lime and beer tastes somehow cancel each other out.

Extremely watery and easy to drink, seems to be more carbonated than most macro light beers even, it would be easy to go through a few of these but I think the artificial/sweet flavour would get to me pretty quickly.

Not the worst thing to drink on a hot summer day, but not for fans of beers with, you know, somewhat of a taste to them.

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Photo of Jerone
1.77/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light straw color with decent carbonation and bright white head that fades to nothing. Smell is of lime and grass. The taste just doesn't work, the lime tastes weird and the only good thing about it is that it's refreshing. Very light body and decent carbonation on the mouthfeel. This is slightly better than but light lime but still not something I will ever buy again.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.74/5  rDev +82.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Neck stamped OCT3111.

Appearance - Clear ultra light bronze body. Some carbonation int he body and no retention in the head. Looks like soap suds.

Smell - Faint lime. No trace of the underlying corn usually found in the style, as it's covered up by the citrus.

Taste - Light lime up front. Somewhat bitter metallic finish.

Mouthfeel - Smooth body with a very slight crisp bite up front.

Overall Drinkability - Decent for the style. Might be a little better than Bud Light Lime. But they're both such bad beers in general it's not worth splitting hairs over.

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Photo of Beastdog75
1.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Any remember Tequiza from Anheuser-Busch? Well, it appears that the big American brewers didn't learn their lesson from that failed experiment, and the whole "chelada" beer craze has picked itself up off the mat for round 2. Miller Chill is, by my understanding, supposed to be pretty much Miller Lite with lime and salt flavoring. As a beer, it is quite lacking.

Miller Chill pours a flat out yellow color. Kind of boring to look at. A sudsy head of a decent size forms and lasts for a little over a minute. The first few whiffs of the beer didn't pick up anything on my smell receptors. A beer with no aroma? Eventually, I picked up a vague fruity-lime aroma. The mouthfeel is, simply put, fizzy. I can't say for sure if there is really a lime flavor here. It is rather a generic fruit taste, much reminiscent of Trix cereal (I believe I said something similar about Tequiza many a year back). Some of the typical Miller corn-DMS adjunct flavors are present (so it seems in almost any Miller beer). An almost hard water/mineral type flavor shows up near the finish and continues on in the aftertaste, along with that fruitiness that just won't go away. Some lovely notes of wet paper show up as well. The beer finishes out with no alcoholic warmth.

There really isn't anything too "beer-y" about this beer. No real malt profile, no hop presence. It pretty much fails as a beer, and supposedly Miller has toyed with the recipe since its rival Bud Lime seems to be fairing better in sales (from various sources I've read). I guess this is easy to drink on a hot day, but there are definitely more exciting choices out there for hot-weather brews.

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