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. That’s not to say
this particular brew is amazing or anything. In fact, I couldn’t
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. It’s 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 that’s par for
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. It’s refreshing while in the mouth and finishes clean, so I
guess it does what it’s supposed to do.