Coors Light Summer Brew - Coors Brewing Company
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Reviews by mynie:
3.16/5 rDev +29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
What you gonna say? W-why I am bothering to review this? For the ticks? THE TICKS? This is 2014, man! I could, were I so inclined, simply check off a box and be done with it. But I can't. That's not me. I'm of a more cautious generation, from the days where we felt compelled to flesh out the numerical expressions of our opinions, to use words to try and explain our awful tastes, our awful deeds.
So... this is a Coors Light Radler. I've made this from scratch, with a mix of concentrated OJ and Grapefruit Juice where you pour 30 Coors into a cooler along with the juices and stir them with a big wooden spoon. It tastes very nice. It gets you mildly buzzed (majorly, if you mix a handle of cheap vodka into the mix).
It's not, however, an exceptionally well brewed beer. I mean, yeah, I understand that American light macros are exceptionally brewed in a technical sense, but they're not my cup of tea. There's nothing particularly innovative going on here.
Or, actually... maybe there is. Because this is a definite step up from any of the widely available Shandies I've tried. It's even better than Stiegl's lemon Radler. M-maybe making a pre-packaged mixed beer is actually harder than it seems?
Who knows. Who cares? This is worth a try if you're going to a cookout or a bikeride or something summery. Nothing that'll blow your socks off, but still easily the best pre-packaged juice+beer combination I've ever had.
Serving type: can
05-01-2014 02:06:41 | More by mynie
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3/5 rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
I purchased this at Giant Beer Garden and Eatery poured chilled from the can into a can shaped glass.
The color is bright gold with crystal clarity and fast rising pin sized bubbles are visible with white head the rises and falls to a ring. The smell is very lemony in a lemon soda sweet way with carbonic scent of fizz rising off the liquid. the feel is not overly sweet, but high carbonation with mild creaminess and semi-dry finish.
The tase is better than expected with malt combined with mild citrus from the citrus soda with sweet tangy flavors and mild yeast with slight malt in the back and sweet soda-like lemony flavor lingers in the background. The overall take is not bad, but only slightly better than average as far as a shandy or radler-could use more actual malt character, but it achieves what it sets out to do which is why it probably seems like it gets a high rating from me.
Serving type: can
07-17-2014 13:58:25 | More by Slatetank
2.38/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
A: Pours a clear yellow color with a fingers worth of head that quickly fades down to absolutely nothing
S: Quite a bit of citrus, consisting of orange, lime, and lemon mostly. Some very light maltiness in there as well, but citrus is the dominant smell
T: Starts off with the citrus followed by a bit of maltiness and cereal sweetness. Not really much else
M: Light bodied with moderate-high carbonation
O: Pretty much as advertised: Coors Light with a bit of citrus flavors mixed in. Could definitely get cloying after a few, which diminishes the drinkability even though the abv is under 4%. Try it if you want, its' pretty much what you would expect
Serving type: can
07-09-2014 04:09:34 | More by BEERMILER12
2.63/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Headache in a can with cheap lemon drink flavoring. I'm a big fan of Radlers and enjoy them during a nice hot Summer day. Despite my past "headache in a can" experiences with Coors Light I decided to give it a shot and see if maybe as a "light beer beverage" it fared better than it did as a light beer. I've made Radlers on my own with fresh lemonade and cheap beers (Milwaukee's Best and Natural Ice as well as Budweiser) with much success-- though I'm well aware that over consumption can lead to horrid hang overs the next day. So I proceeded with caution despite the low 3.75% ABV and the smaller (10 oz.) serving size. I sipped slowly and drank 3 cans over the course of 3 hours. I've had that much beer with much stronger ABV ratings with nary a worry the next day, but yes-- as per past experience the next day was one with Advil and water. I suspect the adjuncts in this mix aren't the best quality hence the nagging migraine the next day despite good sleep and good hydration the day before. Beyond that there is the taste-- basically it's imitation lemonade in flavor with some minor beer notes. It's drinkable, but it's more or less a Crystal Light drink with some cheap malt liquor poured in. I suspect it's a 50/50 beer/juice water mix hence the ABV and poor overall taste. This clearly is aimed at lower market consumers looking for a cheap buzz without having to deal with actual beer taste. The carbonation and lacing is non-existent. There is no head to speak of and the strange yellow tinted color screams Kool Aide instead of beer. I suspect that Coors is chasing the near beer market and is trying to capture someone looking for a weak Mike's Hard Lemonade. The worst Radler I've ever had-- not recommended at all. If you're prone to adjunct and sugar headaches don't even go near this one. It's not worth the next day's misery. Seriously, if you want a better Radler and a headache go with a 3/4 Milwaukee's Best to a 1/4 portion of Simply Lemonade. At least you'll get a buzz and maybe taste some beer to show for the headache the next day. 2.5 out of 5. Avoid.
Serving type: can
07-07-2014 01:17:50 | More by digitalflood
Coors Light Summer Brew from Coors Brewing Company
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