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Miller 64 | Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller 64Miller 64
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792 Ratings
Miller 64Miller 64
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
millercoors.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ZAP on 06-04-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,608
Reviews:
231
Ratings:
792
pDev:
35.2%
Bros Score:
2.26
 
 
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2.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Texasfan549
2/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.29/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Photo of spycow
1.5/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of djrn2
1/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of Knapp85
1.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is a little better than Bud Select 55. Either way though this brew is weak. Far too light for anyone to enjoy on a quality level. This beer doesn't serve much of a purpose other than for economic reasons. Topping off at 2.8% ABV they should almost consider making this beer an NA brew.

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Photo of nmann08
2/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of BEERchitect
2.73/5  rDev +52.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I have generally preferred the Miller products over Anheuser-Busch and Coors products, so this review will be relative to comparable products released by similar companies. This beer pours with an abundance of carbonation above a thinly-straw color; lighter than Lite, but not as pale as Michelob Ultra. The lack of protiens and meaninful dextrins leaves the beer a touch fizzy and lacking in head retention past the initial medium formation. Aromas are as part-grain, part-malt as any other light lagers, impressive with the low calorie sacrifices. Flavors are much the same with good cleanliness, no apparent off-flavors, but no meaninful complexity either. Texutres also recognize the fair malt base, but the grain astringency keeps the beer from gaining points on mouthfeel. Finishes with the same part-grain, part-malt flavor that is evident throughout. Fleeting aftertaste and waters quickly. Not a beer that I would go to often, but when I need to quench a thirst, not think about the beer, or don't appreciate paying $5.50 for an average Pale Ale at the local sports bar during the game.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.27/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, my final stop on the beer menu of a self-proclaimed craft beer friendly, chicken wings crazy, restaurant in Idaho Falls.

This beer pours a crystal clear, pale straw colour, with tons of thin puffy, foamy white head, which leaves a fair bit of stringy cotton ball lace around the glass in its hasty wake. It smells of very faint, indistinguishable sweet grain, and hard water. The taste is thin doughy malt, adrift in mineral water. The carbonation is very soft (low-carb, get it?), the body very light, and of course smooth. It finishes a bit surprisingly, the ghost of a sourdough loaf wafting about.

These types of further dumbed-down beers remind me of one thing - when you pour too much water into a cask-strength whiskey. At least then, you could fix it by just topping up with more whiskey. No such luck here, I'm afraid.

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1.34/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A - Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a small, white head. No lace.

S - It smelled of corn, grain adjuncts and some light maltiness.

T - It tasted of corn and grain adjuncts. It was too watery tasting for a light beer.

M - It was fairly thin but smooth. A very light-bodied beer.

D - This is fairly typical of the style...not very satisfying or very tasty.

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2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pale pale yellow, a shade lighter and it could be mistaken for water. The head crackles and pops like the head on a glass of soda, and lasts about as long. No lacing, not even a ring remains 30 seconds after the pour.

Smell: Faintly grainy with some very subtle malty sweetness and a hint of cooked corn.

Taste & mouthfeel: Carbonated mineral water. I can't actually taste malt or hops (or anything really), though there's a faint (VERY faint) sweetness, like someone mixed a little white sugar into a club soda. Carbonation is hilariously excessive and bloating, making this a chore to drink despite the 64 calories.

Is this really what American macro beer has come to? Beer that doesn't even taste like beer? What the hell's the point?

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2/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of NeroFiddled
2.14/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Miller's Genuine Draft 64 looks like a standard American light lager with a crystal-clear straw-gold body and a bright-white head. The thin,creamy head drops shortly but maintains a solid surface covering. Surprisingly for a light beer, it has some very good lacing.

The aroma is limited, barely offering a generic beer aroma.

The flavor follows the aroma, and although there's a minor bit of malt smudged with hop flavor, it's really the mild hint of bitterness that lets you know it's beer you're drinking. Still, the minor hops that are there tend to stick around a bit in the finish, and there's even a minor resemblance of something once malty there as well.

As might be expected, the body is paper-thin and crisp with carbonation.

I'd originally avoided this beer because I couldn't put 2 and 2 together to make 4. Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram, which is approximately 150 calories per ounce. MGD Light 64 has less than half of that. The rest of the calories in beer (or any other alcoholic drink, with vodka being the leanest) is made up of carbs (residual sugars... flavor!). MGD Light 64 has only 2.4 carbs, which is .2 carbs less than Michelob Ultra, which barely tastes like beer. So, what it all adds up to is...

30% less calories.
30% less alcohol (2.8% abv).
30% less flavor.
10% less drinkability.

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Photo of dbrauneis
1.75/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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1/5  rDev -44.1%

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2/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
1.71/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a clear, lightly hued yellow body with a small, white head that fizzles into a slender ring around the interior of the glass.

Smell: Vacant, altogether empty aroma smelling simply of a nearby, just-opened can of Del Monte Corn Kernels. Geez Louise.

Taste: Presents little more than a relatively light, faintly sweet taste of prepared corn niblets. MGD 64 Light has some compassion within, as this soon disappears into a flavorless finish.

Mouthfeel: Very thin-bodied. Medium carbonation. Watery mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Simply dreadful. Why, it's nothing more than a lightly spritzy corn tonic.

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Photo of woodychandler
1.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I made a trip out to Subs & Six Packs recently and came home with this gem in a bottle. Whee!

From the Bottle: "64 Calorie Light Beer [-] Perfectly Balanced".

A screw-top cap is always indicative of quality. I utilized a heavy-handed pour to create two fingers of fluffy, rocky, bone-white head with surprisingly good retention. Color was Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2) with button brightness. Nose smelled like watery silage and I was reminded of the early days of The CANQuest (tm). Ugh. Mouthfeel was thin but carbonated, kind of like pop. The taste reminded me of hydrogen peroxide, begging the question, who drinks this swill?!? It was a whole buncha nothin' and about as unsatisfying as it gets. Finish was semi-dry, but it just made me want to drink something, anything else.

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1.5/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of BuckeyeNation
1.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Sun-faded straw yellow beneath three fingers of cotton white foam. I'm impressed that Miller is now able to create decent looking heads, even when barley content is at a bare minimum (Not sure I want to know how they do it, however). The lace looks artificially sticky, like spray-on styrofoam. Still, for a light lager, not bad at all.

This light lager smells like most light lagers: a whiff of musty grain and a hint of something slightly sourish. The only thing keeping it from being offensive is a lack of power. It's hard to be too disappointed with something that's this hard to smell.

MGDL 64 actually has a little flavor. It isn't good flavor, but it's flavor. I don't remember how much Michelob Ultra had in comparison, since my review of that beer was so long ago. For those who care, '64' has an ABV of 2.8%, 64 calories and 2.6 carbs. Ultra is 4.1%, 95 calories and 2.6 carbs. Neither one is worth a damn... but you knew that already.

A slight blip of watery corn make itself known and then quickly slips into oblivion. Damn good thing too. This isn't the kind of flavor profile that you'd want to linger. Hops? No. Just like the nose, there isn't enough here to truly offend.

The mouthfeel is like lightly, slightly harshly carbonated water. Pinch your nose, take a drink and then tell me I'm wrong. With so few carbohydrates, the craptastic mouthfeel was pretty much a foregone conclusion.

Miller Genuine Draft Light 64 is as inoffensive to drink as it is offensive to the craft beer drinker's sensibilities. So, BMC, how low can you go? It seems to me that they've now sunk more than low enough with the release of this glorified seltzer water.

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2.75/5  rDev +53.6%

Photo of Jason
2.26/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 12 oz can, no freshness date. "Brewed by our genuine cold-filtered trademarked method", what does it say in a beer when you worry about trademarking "cold-filtered"? Hmmm ... draft beer in a can, go figure?

Appearance: Very pale golden yellow with exceptional clarity, a thin webish white lace is what is leftover from a quickly disappearing white head.

Smell: Clean aroma mostly ... a little musty, clean higher alcohols and cooked corn are noticeable.

Taste: Obvious light body, quick aggressive crispness from a moderate level of carbonation that is leftover. Right away are issues of cooked cereal grains and astringent grains, not harsh ones but rather small hurdles. Hops double with the malt issues and make things more intricate. Bitterness is sharp with a thin twang. Cereal grains seem more dominant that the malt leaving a cooked corn grit flavour in the finish.

Notes: A little better in the bottle than the can, either way it is about them same. A beer that must beer served cold. Not a beer to brag about drinking the night before.

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1.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Two more "options" to end the night if you want to call them that. What an interesting beer day, with some of the best I have had starting the day/night, and finishing it late in the evening with two more off the bottom list.

Poured out a barely noticeable hay color with tons of carbonation and a large, fizzy white head of foam that last for mere seconds before falling back in on itself and leaving the top of the glass bare.

Aroma is non existent with barely a touch of corn and grain coming across and wet hay that lingers in the air. Clean, crisp body that is way overly carbonated and comes across more as over carbonated water then anything else. Light touches of corn finish and the taste is gone in three seconds. Very drinkable on a hot day, but no flavor really to speak of.

Why people drink these are beyond me, after a triple, this went down in three seconds.

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Photo of Zaphog
1.25/5  rDev -30.2%

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