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Coors Extra Gold - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
60
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269 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 2.48
pDev: 31.45%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | 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: 269 | Reviews: 84
Reviews by jwc215:
Photo of jwc215
3.15/5  rDev +27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden yellow (slightly darker than most macros) with a thin white head that soon disappears to a thin patch, then nothing but a thin white ring.

The smell is of typical overprocessed hops and corn-like husk.

The taste is of watered-down slick processed hops, corn-like adjuncts and a slight hint of sweetish malt.

The feel is fairly smooth. A hint of body becomes apparent in the feel. Plenty of watery. A slight oily texture is left.

It's a cheap macro. For three bucks and change for a six-pack and easy accessibility, it could be worse. It's acceptable enough for me to bring to the community pool in the heat of the summer occassionally (where only canned beers are allowed). A cheap "beat the heat" beer, but otherwise forget about it. I found this left over in the fridge from the summer, so decided to review it. Won't be revisiting this again until next summer by the pool. That's about all it's good for.
Scores based solely on being a cheap macro.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.3/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz gold and black trimmed can, blurb about how much is effort is put into making this beer on the can. Date on bottom does not tell if it is a packaging date or drink before date.

Appearance: Pale golden hue with a bright clarity, the white lace is wispy and lacks a little in retention. By the end of the glass the head was virtually gone.

Smell: Extremely clean to the nose, touch of fresh sweet husky grain and not much more than that.

Taste: Very crisp upfront, Light to moderate body. Crispness adds to the refreshing quality of this brew which in turn makes it that much more drinkable. Malt flavour is there even though it is on the thin side, lots of grain and mild husk flavours floating around. Nice snappy and straight to the point hop bitterness, clean and bitter without any harshness. The hops double up with the grainy character and clean the palate for more. Nice clean and balanced finish, not too dry but no cloying sweetness either.

Notes: Not too shabby for an American Lager, more flavour and character than most of the other big name lagers. Other than the malt being a bit thin this beer is a better pick in comparison to the bland lagers or skunky of the world.

Photo of Rifrafboy
2.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours golden yellow. Little head. Taste is maltier and more smooth than regular Coors. Hoppiness is apparent as are accents of grains, husks? This is nice and malty. This is better than I expected, and would call this a premium Coors product. Wish it was cheaper and more available where I live.

Photo of Billolick
2.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pissy yellow beer in a can...light yellow clear, white head, corn or perhaps rice in the nose. Adjuncts in the early flavor profile, sweet in the middle, blah in the finish, no hop notes to be found. Wasnt expecting much here and thats what I got...Lower tier lawn mower beer...or would work in a marinade or pot of brats, besides those purposes stay away...

Photo of BadBadger
2.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Coors Extra Gold is nothing to get excited about. This lager pours a cyrstal clear light gold color. Perhaps the "extra gold" refers to the color, as there is sadly nothing golden about this brew. The smell is a generic macro through out, with nothing but adjunct coming through-corn? No hint of malt or hops. The tatse is bland, no flavor at all. The mouthfeel is wet. Why buy this american macro lager, when there are better ones out there such as Miller High Life?

Photo of Brenden
3.12/5  rDev +25.8%
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 NeroFiddled
3.3/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal-clear golden body topped by a creamy bright-white head that displays decent retention and leaves some nice lace. The color is actually somewhat darker than the standard Coor's, although I'm not sure why. I was under the impression that the Extra Gold was simply the standard banquet beer with additional aging time; although based on the color there seems to have been some additional Maillard reactions taking place in the kettle as well. But the label also mentions the "slow aging of the roasted malts" (?) and the "three extra brewing steps to craft every batch" - whatever that means! The nose delivers the sulphur constituents and gentle fruit of the Coor's yeast in combination with a mildly grainy malt. The body is light, and combines with a fine and somewhat moderate carbonation leaving it lightly crisp in the mouth. The flavor displays a well-balanced, grainy malt threaded with mild, background hop flavor. It finishes drying with some residual malt, a touch of light herbal hop flavor, and a very mild bitterness. It's got a little bit of character to it which is nice! Refreshing.

Photo of beerluvr
3.22/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another favorite "cheap" or "lawnmower" beer of mine. Great iced down in the cooler on those hot, hot Summer days. Gotta love the 30 pak for $10 on sale where I live (NJ)

Photo of bewareOFpenguin
2.4/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Even pouring it out of the can did not produce much of a head. Crisp taste though. Could be a good "wedding" type beer if trapped at such a poor function. Although I probably would opt for water instead.

Photo of DerekP
3.15/5  rDev +27%
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 GeoffRizzo
2.93/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Dingy pale yellow hue, thin head, but decent lacing; husky and grainy nose at best. Crisp and a bit of a nice twanginess up front, there is some decent malt flavoring, very thin bodied. Not much in the hops category, some adjunct flavoring noticed in the body. Overall, a bit refreshing and she does go down smooth, yet not to go bonkers over.

Photo of tone77
3.03/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste of corn and malts, fairly refreshing. Feels light in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall for a low cost beer, this one ain't all that bad.

Photo of adjunctjonez
3.38/5  rDev +36.3%
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 tugdriver7
2.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I had high hopes when I first tried this beer, since I had assumed that its "gold" designation would offer a bit more flavor (a la Foster's). Was I wrong. All I tasted was corn and alcohol. Bland yellow in the glass, adjunct "beer" smell, with light carbonation and a quickly disappearing head. Looked like any other yellow macro. Tasted a bit of malt up front, but the lingering corn (the best way I can describe it) and astringent alcohol flavor just didn't set well with me. Good thing I found a single can. My only other choice would have been a 30 pack. Not worth the cost--at any price.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.2/5  rDev +69.4%
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 Gusler
2.06/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer after departing the 12-ounce brown bottle resides in the glass a clear golden amber color with a portly bright white head that frothy in texture and the resultant lace a thin sheet to conceal the glass. Nose is all malt, crisp and clean, start somewhat sweet, lightly malted and the top thin. finish is prickly in its acidity, the hops apropos to the style, dry lingering aftertaste, well it will keep you from dying of thirst!

Photo of tzieser
3.13/5  rDev +26.2%
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 frank4sail
2.21/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very pale with a slight gold tint. Actually not bad head retention. Not much nose... Lots of added sugar and slight malt flavor, but of course no detectable hops what-so-ever.

Photo of Pegasus
2.5/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale gold color, modest head, little lace or carbonation. Fresh aroma of grain and faint hops. Taste is refreshing, mild grain and hops, not enough malt for my taste, smooth finish; very clean on the palate. Not bad but not particularly notable either.

Photo of Zorro
3.33/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear truly golden colored brew, looks like a regular Coors only more concentrated.

Smell is clean with a clear malt scent to it and the distinctive lemony yeast smell to it that only Coors brewery seems to have. There is a bit of corn smell to this but it is a supporting scent not a main feature.

Taste is fairly yeasty and lemony; it tastes like Coors regular X2. I grew up on Coors in Texas and New Mexico so I do like the Coors distinctive flavor. Flavor is quite clean for an American lager, it's no Microbrew but it is better than a Budweiser, which doesn't taste like much.

Mouthfeel is good; it is a solid brew that is more grain than water.

Drinkability is good, it isn't the best lager out there but it isn't bad.

Photo of marc77
2.16/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Clear light golden hue topped by a quickly settling head. Light graininess and cooked corn in aroma, but is otherwise clean and unappealing. The overall bland flavor is dominated by corn sweetness... hop bitterness is virtually nonexistant, while both hop and malt flavors are absent. Very watery mouthfeel. Finishes abruptly, not unlike seltzer water... I feel like I haven't even had a beer. Other than a pronounced corn flavor, there's absolutely nothing noteable about this brew, but I guess that's the point.

Photo of happygnome
3/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: pours an american macro pale golden color with about a half inch of head that dissapears very quickly leaving no laving
s: crisp corn malts little hop bitterness
t: similar to the nose, corn malts and crisp carbonation and no hop bitterness
m: sharp crisp carbonation and lots of it light bodied beer

overall, this is a lawn mower beer no something id get again

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light malts, adjuncts and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of grain and light malts. Then there's an adjunct sweetness that comes in. The hops presence is very mild but decent for the style. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Not too flavorful, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style for whatever that's worth, there really wasn't much to set this beer apart from any other fizzy yellow beer.

Photo of Shiloh
3/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An average macro from start to finish and well deserving of a 3.0 score. Certainly drinkable when watching the game or any other social type function but lacks character.
Medium/light body of a bright golden hue and light carbonation.
Very limited head/lace/ring/&cling.
Slight grain in the nose.
Sweet complete with some evidence of the hops but limited.

Photo of kuhndog
3/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Better than most macro lagers ...and cheap! Not bad

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Coors Extra Gold from Coors Brewing Company
60 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.