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Coors Extra Gold - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
60
poor

266 Ratings
THE BROS
76
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 2.49
pDev: 31.33%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 09-06-2001

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Ratings: 266 | Reviews: 82
Photo of Alestorm4069
4.5/5  rDev +80.7%

Very good macro lager. Cheap, but better or as good as regular Coors Banquet. Actually tastes incredible for a macro. Against Budweiser And other BMC beers, this one beats most of them. Miller beats these though. Overall, a decent beer for a low price. Not comparable to craft beers. Good against Other BMC beers.

Photo of Brenden
3.12/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not sure where this can came from, but here it is...

It doesn't look bad. It's nothing spectacular, but the clear and bright dark gold brew holds up a decent layer of foam that manages some spotting.
The smell is clean, but it's got little but corn, something like dry grass, and tangy sweetness.
For a beer with a less than impressive aroma, I'm surprised that there's some substance in the taste. For the style, the roasted malts, grains, husk and mildly soapy flavors are better than most. Add to that the fact that hops can actually be tasted and add a light bitterness that's easily detectable, and you might have the best tasting beer of a crappy genre out there.
Dry and husky on the tongue, it's light in body but nearly medium. It has a bit of graininess to it but nothing too harsh. It's quite crisp and even somewhat smooth.

Photo of Foyle
3.1/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a 1" fluffy white head which recedes moderately. There is a moderate amount of lacing. Beer is a deep golden color with noticeable streaming carbonation.
Aroma: roasted barley, corn husks, clean water and a bit of hop aroma.
Mouthfeel: light and crisp. This brew goes down easily and finish is quite dry.
Flavor: pleasant taste of toasted bread crust, a bit of buttery toffee, some corn sweetness. There is a mild hop bitterness in the finish and aftertaste.

Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.18/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Originally gave a quick review back in August, 2013. I had to do a write up on this after I cracked open some left over cans from a 30 pack purchased in Poncha Springs CO. I kept the cans cold every since. Anyway, cracked open a cold can and couldn't believe this beer. It was awesome in terms of head and appearance. Poured into a regular pint glass. The taste was like an amped up original coors. Much better than Bud and Miller products. This beer will go down easy and is easy on the pocket book. It surprised the hell out of me. Taste like a good lager should. Good camp beer at that. Nothing spectacular but worth the money and probably the best adjunct available. Coors did well with this one. Good for those warm days and nights or any occasion. I remember back in the 90's when the branding and label had coors on it. Now it's just Extra Gold. I don't think they changed the recipe much. Cheers!

Photo of cliffyp17
3.2/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Can't beat the price for a terrific poundable beer, you'll need to like a sweet taste tho, hell Mel Gibson used to drink it...overall summary for a meager review: yet another cheap beer that beats the hell out of Budwieser...seems to be only available in 30pack...don't see that as a prob though

Photo of Zombiekilller2
3.2/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought this beer for a party on Friday thinking it would
Terrible but to my surprise it was pretty decent. Overall it
Taste like a bud but has a slightly better flavor to it.
Poured into a glass was a very golden color with little to none
Foam head.
Overall I would buy this again especially for 11$

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.2/5  rDev +68.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extra Gold Lager has a thick, white, marshmallow-type head, a clear, deep gold, bubbly appearance, and lots of lacing rings left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet & sour roasted barley malt and other grains. Taste is of sweet, funky grain, a touch of hops, and it has a moderate roastiness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Extra Gold Lager finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, dry, and highly drinkable. Overall, this just might be the best American-style adjunct lager on the market! Oh, yeah!

RJT

Photo of CoalCellar
3.96/5  rDev +59%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer has no right to be as good as it is. It is $10 per case...priced in the "garbage" range. It is a coors product. It comes in a gold can. The stage is set for some seriously nasty macro swill...and then you taste it. This beer is remarkably flavorful for what it is. It has a slight malt presence and a clean finish. It is EXTREMELY drinkable. It has become my go-to cheap beer for hosting parties or when I'm low on cash.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.99/5  rDev +60.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is extra gold, literally. It has a nice light copper color to it with slowly rising bubbles. A fizzy white head dissipates quickly to a breath of bubbles. No lacing.

The beer smells slightly metallic with a sweet malt presence and some rich bready grains.

The beer starts off with a touch of the typical metallic adjunct lager notes. The body is composed of toasted grains, sweet malts, and barley. The finish is a touch bitter from the hops that adds balance.

The mouthfeel is light and carbonated.

Overall, this is my #1 camping beer when I go to Colorado. I think it's a great tasting AAL for the price point.

Photo of RyanGoodman
2.76/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

While visiting my friends parents, this was the only beer available. My expectations were beyond low for this beer. I'm actually happy to say this beer was far better than I thought. I can't comment on the color, as I drank it out of a can. As a beer advocate I should have known better. I can only imagine that it was "golden" colored. Smell was of typical adjunct-style, true to form. Taste was not at all off-putting. In fact, this beer went down easier than any other american adjunct lager I've ever had. Even the finish was enjoyable. The mouthfeel was light and crispy. Aside from the below average smell, I cannot think of anything bad to say about this beer.

Photo of adjunctjonez
3.38/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Coors extra gold was once widely distroed but had not seen in years. Recently I saw it in six packs only at a local convenience store so picked some up. Coors has its name in very small lettering on the side but their water trademark is on the front of the can. Appearance is dark golden with a head that surprisingly sticks around for longer than most macros. The smell is mostly of corn husks with some bittering hops. Taste is grain forward with a quick bite of hops to follow. Mouthfeel is crisp and somewhat refreshing. I was surprised how decent this beer is seeing as it is priced in the low budget range.

Photo of hmk22
3.3/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A so-so beer -- not overly sweet or rice-y, but nothing that special. The Coors name is downplayed -- you wouldn't know it's even a Coors product unless you read the fine print, wI guess because it's their budget line and they don't want to undercut their base brand (Banquet, which has the same ABV). Whatever, it seems to have limited distribution even where other Coors products are sold. I would place it above other macros' budget lines (e.g., Busch and Milwaukee's Best) which isn't saying much, but hey, it's not trying to be Sierra Nevada.

Photo of ZenAgnostic
2.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

16oz can poured into a Budweiser pint glass. Bottom stamped MAR1912.

Appearance - Loose barely offwhite head. Very active, like a soft drink head. Dissipates rapidly. Clear gold body. Go figure. No lacing of which to speak.

Smell - Sweet corn and bubble gum. Slightly musky, but much more smooth than Miller High Life.

Taste - Sweet corn. Metallic. Musky. Stale cardboard. Mostly clean finish. Thankfully.

Mouthfeel - Some effervescence on the tongue. Otherwise flat and sticky.

Overall Drinkability - Buy this if you plan on playing beer pong, but you're broke. Otherwise, no redeeming value here.

Photo of JunkYardJake
2.58/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz can into pint glass.
As the name implies, this poured a deep gold color with a fizzy white head. Smell like a run of the mill adjunct beer. Lots of sweetness in the palate that could get tiresome after a few. Not a great lager but is a far cry from the worst of the style.

Photo of Knapp85
2.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this at a college party, a friend of mine had it in her fridge and I had never tried it before. One thing led to another and i gave it a try. I wasn't overly thrilled about trying it. I found it better than Coors Lite and several American Lagers out there. It's color is Golden like the name suggests. The taste is on the sweeter side, Couldn't get much of an aroma because of the smoke in the room.

Photo of cooch69
3.45/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is in my opinion one of the better flavored Macro's.
I've never poured it out in a glass though. I figured that I would have to enjoy the true lure of this beer and do it in the can.
It smells really boozy and corny like a typical American Lager would. There is nothing complicated or any hops in there anywhere.
I best describe this beer as tasting like a cob of corn. It reminds me of the farmers fairs in the fall where you get corn with everything you eat. A bit of a musty booziness is present in there.
This beer is fairly light bodied in the mouth but it has a bit more flavour than most other beers of it's type.

Photo of VelvetExtract
2.9/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Typical macro yet a hair darker than the rest.

S-Adjunct lager scent. Corny and what not.

T-Better than expected. Still fairly gross but not unbearable.

M-Really slippery. Is that bad?

D-A bit heavier than its Macro relatives. All in all it has more taste than many others of its kin. Coors Light's big goofy brother.

Photo of mtnbikerpa
3/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank from a can with a date, not sure if it is the canned date or the expiration date. I didnt bother to pour this brew into a glass. I enjoyed it from the can. This beer seems like a cheaper offering from the Coors company. The taste that comes to mind is corn, including the husk. No real hops. This was pretty refreshing, nothing to exciting. Overly carbonated. Mouthfeel is also overly bubbles.

Photo of DerekP
3.15/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my nonic pint glass.

Looks gold! Fizzy. Aggressively carbonated. Decent white head. Slims down, but good lacing.

Smells of sweet corn (canned). A bit of hops in the nose, balancing with the sweetness.

A big bite up front in the taste. A grainy dryness in the finish. Husky flavor. A good level of bittering hops. A refreshing, fairly clean aftertaste. And a rim even hangs around til the end.

I paid around $7.50 for a 12-pk. Not too bad for the price, but also not too bad overall.

Photo of tzieser
3.13/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lots of old memories with this beer. Probably one of the first I've had.

A: pours a typical golden color, a little deeper than most of this style. Decent head with minimal retention.

S: average aroma. Typical corn/adjunct ridden nose with a hint of hops in the back.

T: not bad. Sweet corny, grainy malts with a subtle crisp hop character. Typical watery body but that's to be expected.

M&D: slick mouthfeel. Decent drinkability.

About what I was expecting. A solid beer for the price. Worth getting if all you can get is macros.

Photo of Bitterbill
3.13/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This pours a straw gold with a huge head of foam and tons of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

Corn and grain dominate the nose but there's quite of bit of bitter notes as well.

The taste reflects the nose to a T. Lots more going on here than in the regular Coors or the Light and the flavours, though typical of the style, work ok for me.

Close to medium bodied with lots of carbonation.

Drinkability? A couple of cans back to back isn't out of order. Good drinkability.

Photo of fizzy
3.46/5  rDev +39%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I like this product, but I have reservations about the description on the can about the "extreme" brewing process that Coor's uses making this beer. Over all, however, at $13.00/30 pk you can hardly go wrong. It is interesting looking over both the can and the carton that Coor's is only listed as the maker of the beer, and not part of the beer's name.

Photo of mynie
3.11/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

In 2000, I worked at a gas station where people would bring back empties for their deposit. One time someone brought back--from god knows where--a case of Coors golden. The box made it clear that this was Coors' "premium" brew, kinda like their Michelob. It made note of all the awards the beer had won, which sounded fancy to me, at the time, since I didn't know nothing about beer.

Ten years later, the marketing has done a full 180. This is now Coors' answer to PBR or Red Dog--a drinkable budget macro that's sold by the 30 pack. Normally I'd avoid something like this, but I was really intrigued by how a beer could fall so completely out of favor with the people who brewed it. What did this mean? Obviously, the difference between high and low end macros is entirely a matter of marketing, but why the switch?

If Coors light is the color of sun shining through white straw, and if regular Coors is maybe a teeny bit darker, this is about three shades darker than both. I know all about suggestion bias and all that, and so I was all set to bitch about this beer not being dark enough, but, no, it's actually pretty golden. It's also got one of those big fizzy macro heads that looks pretty but then dies away real fast.

Smells rounded and very tame. The sweet, chewy (but very light) maltiness you get out of original Coors, along with that lightly astringent Coors yeast. But it's a little stronger. Not by much, just a little.

Tastes like it smells, like an amped up version of original Coors. Very mellow and round. The malt is bittersweet and the back end is dry. Well balanced, immensely drinkable.

Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a golden yellow color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, slight hop note. Light body. Not drinkable, would not buy again.

Photo of wordhog61
3.99/5  rDev +60.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An update on this beer.

I bought it a few months ago and was very happy about my purchase. After drinking it now for a few months I love it more than ever. It has a rich head when poured, tastes awesome, really quenches my thirst, very smooth, just the right amount of carbonation.

I love this beer, wtg Coors.

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Coors Extra Gold from Coors Brewing Company
60 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.