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Miller Brewing Company MGD Light 64 Lemonade

As the only female on The Bro Circle, I can clearly only drink beer that is made specifically for women- I mean, they’re lucky they even get me to drink fruity beer, because it’s really hard to stray from my typical cranberry and vodka. My motto is “the Sweeter, the Better!”

You can imagine how excited I was when I saw 12 bottles of this in a friend’s house. Apparently they use it for punishment when people commit party fouls, which just seems like a misuse of this beer. Plus, I always hear people raving about these rare beers like Pliny the Younger, and so I knew that I had stumbled onto something special! This was only brewed for a few months before being discontinued in late July, 2011- not only is it rare, it has also been aged! This is going to be a special treat.

MGD 64 Lemonade
This beer poured the color of Funshine Bear suffering from jaundice. It was a little cloudy, and there was some of that white fluffy foam on top, but it went away quickly... thank god. I don't like that stuff, it means I'm being cheated out of my money by being given less alcohol. Plus, it left really pretty designs on the glass as it went down!
When I opened this beer, it reminded me of cleaning solution- obviously in a very fond manner, because fruity drinks are best consumed when entertaining or doing housework. There is something else there, but I can't put my finger on it.
Mmm. There is some lemon type flavors in the beginning; it tastes like Mike's Hard Lemonade, but sweeter! I love that it doesn't taste like anything resembling beer. Mike's has 109 calories, and this only has 64; can you believe that?! They do that by using sucralose instead of real sugar- that's the chemical that splenda is also made out of. The saccharin sugary aftertaste coats my mouth and tongue, like I've been making out with a packet of fun dip. I can't make it go away- I mean, not that I'd want to.
Though initially very bubbly when I poured it, it got pretty flat quickly. Because of this, it felt really heavy. I would have liked it more with more bubbles.
I feel like you just can't put a price on a beer like this- out of production, aged for at least 6 months, and such an enjoyable beverage. I'm glad they finally figured out that these are the kind of beers ladies want and will drink.
I think that Miller should definitely start brewing this again; it's a delightful beer that reminds me of sunshine, Care Bears and summer, while allowing me to keep my bikini body. A raspberry lemonade version would also be desirable.

Beer Stats
Style: Light Lager
Serving: Bottle
Size: 12oz
ABV: 2.80%
BA Score: 61
RB Score: 0

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Written by Paige Deckert

Paige is a fifth year graduate student at Penn State; she received her craft beer education while bartending during undergrad at the University of Illinois. Over several months, Rogue’s Dead Guy served as her gateway beer, because it was $2/pint on Thursdays, and thus offered the highest ABV/$. This eventually turned into enjoyment, and everything is history from there. Her first legal beer was Robert the Bruce on cask at the Blind Pig in Champaign, followed by the Duchess de Bourgogne. Paige has visited over 15 breweries, including Great Divide, Bells, Jolly Pumpkin, Three Floyds and Dogfish Head, with plans to add more in 2012 via trips to San Diego, Phoenix, and Austin. Paige became friends with Russ (and subsequently Garrett) when they became friends on untappd. She clearly remembers seeing a check-in of his and thinking, “Who is this clown checking into Miller Light at the Shandygaff?” Soon thereafter he introduced himself at a Zeno’s beerfest, and they bonded over their beer geekery (sans adjuct lagers). Find Paige Deckert on Google Plus

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