CutSteel (9) - - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This rating is a higher than most I have read about Miller/Bud/Coors. I believe beer should first be rated against its style (in this case BJCP style 1A Lite American Lager). Miller Lite is listed as a standard for the style.
The beer should have little to no aroma, although it can be slightly malty, slightly grainy, with no to light hop presence. Check.
It should be very pale straw to yellow color. Brilliantly clear. Check.
The flavor should be crisp and dry. Balanced between malty and hoppy. High level of carbonation. Check. Miller Lite is cleaner and more hoppy than Coors and Bud Light, which are maltier/sweeter. I prefer the balance tilted more toward hops. This beer finishes cleaner and crisper than the others.
Light mouthfeel, refreshing. Check.
I prefer 100ís of other beers for one or two pints, but if I am having more, Miller Lite deserves much credit as a session beer or the beer to drink after a few heavier craft beers.
Shinerfan (3) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
If there were a 0 rating option, I would give it a 0. This is piss in a can. I have never tasted my own urine, but I imagine it tastes like this.
Chad9976 (1066) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I poured a 24oz can into a large mug. It had an expiration date of 4/14/14 and cost $1.81 ($0.08 per ounce).
Appearance: White gold hue, crystal clear body with carbonation visible. Pours to a large, bright white, fluffy head which never completely dissipates and leaves minor lacing.
Smell: Corn-forward lager, though not very pungent. Nothing off-putting.
Taste: Miller Lite was the beer that invented the light beer style. This company has the most experience making this type of beer, and of the three major macro breweries they probably do it best. Thatís not to say this particular brew is amazing or anything. In fact, I couldnít honestly give it a thumbs up, but I would describe it as more than tolerable, but not quite average.
It begins with an extremely subtle malt character. Itís pale as can be, though it does offer a hint of sweetness. Perhaps some biscuit or cracker character can be detected, though it is not starchy per se. Corn is of course quite prominent, but it is reserved compared to Coors Light. No tang or sharpness here. No hops either, though thatís par for the course.
Drinkability: I remember seeing commercials for this beer when I was a kid that said "Great taste, less filling!" While the first part of the statement is patently false, the second half is true. At only 4.2% ABV, Miller Lite is indeed chuggable and sessionable. Though the delivery is suspect - the mouthfeel is thin, watery and tepid - which is a bit of a turn-off. Itís refreshing while in the mouth and finishes clean, so I guess it does what itís supposed to do.
tectactoe (1053) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2014
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Tap: I used to think this beer was "venturing out of the box", back when all I drank was Bud Light. To be honest, I was never a fan of Miller back in the day, but now, Iíd say itís slightly better than Bud Light. It lacks that insane, corn-y sweetness that Bud Light has once it gets above 35įF. It still isnít a good beer... Slightly skunky, metallic, stale hoppage, grainy pilsner malt... but itís chokable in a sticky situation, & it hopefully wonít make you gag too much.
DBob5150 (175) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Saw they brought back the vintage cans, got nostalgic and brought a 6 pack of 16 oz. cans in tribute to my late dad (his favorite back in the day). Typically I avoid light beers, although I've had this probably a million times, mainly because it's usually one 3 beers available at most events ( Bud Light (no thanks) or Coors Light (dear god!)). Anyway, pours a typical pilsner; golden body with a medium head. Aroma is corn, slight hops and grass. Taste is watery hops, with some grains. Finishes clean, and as they say "less filling". Not at all impressive, but by no means the worst I've had. Cheers Dad.
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alecanaya (49) - Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
The typical mediocre light lager. Head to head with Bud for best crap beer. Although drinkable on hot days
kerenmk (1880) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 1, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can sample at a tasting at avrashiís. Thanks troubles. Clear greenish gold with white head. Sweet, aspartime candy aroma, sweet corny taste, light and watery body, sweet finish.
Lincolnunabeer (3) - - JAN 31, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer was mixed with Clamato during this review. While the beer is average, the Clamato was outstanding.
Erzengel (1714) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
16 fl.oz. "stay cold" plastic-bottle
Die Palstikflasche macht das Bier schon unappetitlichÖ Im Aroma sehr schwach bis gar nicht vorhanden. WšssrigÖ Nicht wirklich ein BierÖ grausam...
vlan1 (126) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
12 oz. Bottle. Smells of wet dog and tastes of corn and skunk.
Positives? It was wet and cold.