This week's Sunday Night suds honors the Super Bowl with a review of one of the more legendary sports advertised beers - Miller Lite.
As a kid I can recall many a sporting event with Miller Lite commercials which featured sports personalities such as Bob Uecker, Dick Butkus and Joe Frazier. But perhaps more famous than the personalities was the advertising theme of Tastes Great Less Filling. The campaign ran for many years with many different participants (including George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin during the firing years).
Unfortunately, like many things in life, the product does not live up to the advertising hype. Miller Lite is plain and simple a light beer. The beer pours a pale yellow, almost as light as, well you can guess. The beer has some semblance of pilsner flavor, but it can't stack up to any food, especially the spicy fare which is usually served at SuperBowl parties such as hot wings, chips and salsa or chili.
If you are looking a beer which won't fill you up and goes down smooth, you could do worse than Miller Lite. But if you want a light beer that tastes like beer, make sure to pass this one by.
Miller Lite is certified kosher by the Orthodox Union, as are most beers produced by MillerCoors. If you would like a copy of the LOC which identifies the specific MillerCoors products which are certified kosher, please let me know.
To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about Miller Lite (warning its not pretty, please follow this link http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/105/332.
As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.
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