Miller Lite Video Beer Review: Something’s Not Quite Right

So this happened.  I have a few cans of Miller Lite laying around after I bought a sixer of the stuff for a Today.com piece on retro beer cans (and yes, it pained me to purchase it!).  I decided to climb down off of my high horse and give it a try, but I discovered something was wrong – it didn’t taste quite how I remembered it from when I was a lad…Check out the video above to see how I remedied the situation.  Also check out the major hangover eyebags I’m sporting in the second shot – damn you Dragon’s Milk!

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Author:Jim

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8 Comments on “Miller Lite Video Beer Review: Something’s Not Quite Right”

  1. June 30, 2014 at 10:29 am #

    Yer a better man than I am Jimbo…(shudder.)

    BTW: Have your tried Flying Dog’s ne “Bloodline Ale”? I was very pleasantly surprised to find that the bloodorange, rye and hops complement and intensify each other. At 7% abv its a bit more alcohol than I usually want in my beer but I really enjoyed it.

    • June 30, 2014 at 10:38 am #

      Nope – I haven’t heard of it, but I really enjoy at little rye in my ales. I’ll keep an eye out for it!

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  2. Michael
    June 30, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    Great story. For me, it was in the 60’s. We had Miller, the champagne of bottled beers and Budweiser, which the big boys(the high school seniors) called beechwood aged coca-cola. Light beers hadn’t been introduced yet. Somebody’s big brother was always around to buy for us. With microbreweries all over now there is never a reason to buy them now. It was cheap fun back then and we shouldn’t have survived our teenage years boating on a big lake and driving back from the lake after too many.

    • June 30, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

      Yeah, those were fun and scary times, ones that unfortunately made many mothers MADD. :(

  3. John
    June 30, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

    Did you know this was a Meister Brau recipe that they had no luck with an were eventually bought up by Miller. Tasteless then and now. Enjoy the memories!

    • June 30, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

      Yup – mentioned that in the Today.com article, contesting Miller’s claim that Miller Lite is the “original light beer.” Total BS!

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  4. July 2, 2014 at 2:37 pm #

    So….the conscience is Bud Light is the closest to fizzy water!!!! My blind taste test showed the same thing. I cannot tell the difference between Coors LIght and Miller LIght (is there a difference, both made by the same company), but I can always tell a bub light…..taste like my wife’s Talking Rain!!!

  5. July 3, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

    I agree with you, temperature definitely does affect the taste. Nothing you can do but bask in the memories at this point!

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