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Coors Extra Gold - Coors Brewing Company

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87 Reviews

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Reviews: 87
Hads: 280
Avg: 2.75
pDev: 53.45%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | 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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Reviews: 87 | Hads: 280
Photo of Alestorm4069
4.5/5  rDev +63.6%

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.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.2/5  rDev +52.7%
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!


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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.99/5  rDev +45.1%
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.

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Photo of wordhog61
3.99/5  rDev +45.1%
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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Photo of CoalCellar
3.96/5  rDev +44%
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.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.9/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(12 oz can, poured into my Chouffe tulip)

L: crystal-clear, light-orange amber liquid... tight sudsy foam that fizzles away immediately, but somewhat slowly... no head retention or lace

S: mildly toasty, pale malt emphasis with a pleasant intensity of yeast and alcohol esters, maybe even some faint hop aroma... overall, a fine beery smell

T: relatively full malt presence with an overlying dry, grassy flavor, subtle fruity-sweet edge, and cracker-y, granola tinged finish... nearly bone dry, very mellow aftertaste with a touch of the alcohol and esters lingering behind

F: light to light-medium body - think soft, carbonated mineral water... mellow fizziness (best drunk from can if you want more zap! on your palate, which I often prefer with these beers)... the follow through and finish doesn't leave you terribly refreshed, though it's nice how dry it is

O: one could almost but not quite mistake this for a German macro lager... nice yeast profile and malt flavor (perhaps the glass enhanced these qualities?)... I'd be curious to compare this side-by-side with Miller High Life and Bud

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Photo of adamboeckman
3.88/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Gold and black can that talks about patience in creating the distinctive lagers of the past and other statements. Not much for a head when poured, it quickly disappears. However, the aroma is attractive and the lager has a dark color compared to its other Coors beers. My first taste of it was great, however it lacks in the balance of the malts, and has sort of a over roasted taste. Altogether though, this beer in my opinion is the best of the Coors brand and I would recommend for something new. Not a everyday beer though.

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Photo of Scoats
3.87/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

When I was going through Golden CO, we stopped at the Coors Brewery. Being a beer geek, I of course hold my nose at the mention of Coors. Having seen a lot of small breweries, I was quite interested in seeing a huge one. I managed to sample/choke down all four Coors beers while there. This one was the only one that was any good, and the only one with any character.

I had always liked this beer. I think I'll start keeping this around the house for macro drinker visitors and occaisonally for my own enjoyment.

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Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.83/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can picked up as partof a 30pack at Hannaford's in Derry. Pours a light amber crystal-clear body with a good inch of off-white short-lived head. Aroma is dominated by biscuit and cracker, tinged with some hints of adjunct, hay/cut grass, and a small bit of DMS (cooked corn). Flavor is fairly bready with slight hay-like flavor in the background, and just the slightest hint of cooked corn in the background. Light-bodied with moderate to high effervescent carbonation. Extremely drinkable, even for the style, since it has such a pleasant flavor and a clean finish. Tastes very good, an easy drinker, better than your average American adjunct lager, and probably the best thing going for the price (50 cents/12oz can).

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Photo of Ricko
3.7/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Yes it is golden, smells like your average non-light macro beer but then it gets interesting..a bit. This is my first time trying this and I didn't expect much but wanted to give it a go because it is incredibly hot outside 90's here in the mid-west. I always want a beer that I can take out on my balcony and drink and enjoy however due to the heat that makes it somewhat difficult because it warms so quickly without a good insulated drinking container. So with temps in the 90's even during the early evening, I'll try 3 ice-cubes. This is a good test to see of the flavor of the beer stands strong as opposed to becoming watered down and whimpy. This is where this Extra Gold made me smile and want another 30 pack for some $17 and change.

This beer will wet your whistle and stay cold with the help of 3 ice-cubes without becoming watered and whimpy before you get towards the bottom 3rd of your beer glass. And even at that bottom 3rd, there still was some carbonation left which delighted me and provided a nice clean finish. Pairs well with a nice fat 2015 Gurkha Seduction cigar too! In-fact I'm heading in for a 2nd glass right now. So for this macro beer (I'm a craft beer snob) I'm giving this an over-all 4 score for these reasons I've given above.

If you are looking for something to refresh and provide hydration that tastes like a normal beer even with a few ice-cubes...Coors Extra Gold Lager is a pleasant surprise. I'll be visiting my local Jungle Jim's for another 30 pak very soon. But when it gets cooler I'll be shopping for my beloved craft beers again where the weather allows me more time to enjoy a nice slow drink.

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Photo of Rumpole
3.56/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

In Coors’ bevvy lineup, Extra Gold fits neatly between the main market Coors Original/Coors Light and the ‘sub-premium’ (read: cheap) Keystone. It was once Coors Extra Gold, but shrewd brewery marketers who no doubt know their business dropped the parent name some time ago and now it is simply Extra Gold Lager. Apparently it is available in bottles, but not here in glamorous Worcester, MA, where I have only seen it sold by the can in 30-packs for $14. Aside from the name change, the black and gold label has changed little, and has a pleasant simplicity that appeals to the Rumpole eye.

That visual appeal continues when you crack open the narrow straight-sided can and pour; Coors bolts to an early lead with the look of this beer, a beautiful rich and vibrant gold; here is a brew that lives up to its name. The scent is pleasant as well, a light but straightforward beer-like smell with a whiff of citrus twing.

Things continue to the good with the flavor profile; only some body, but no lack of maltiness of an uncomplex kind. Not much fruitiness, just enough hops to stay with that malt, and with that same citrine, seltzery lemon-lime note present in the scent. To be sure, there’s some adjunct graininess in there too, no getting away from it, but it doesn’t punish the palate or throw the beer off balance. It finishes neatly and without fuss. With a good smoke this stuff soars. Very potable, easy to put back several in succession without strain. I’d compared this directly with Red Dog, Miller’s attempt at extra punch in the value-priced bracket, and the Extra Gold took the biscuit in a walkover.

Keep this bargain under your hat, because for all the noise about Schlitz, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Miller High Life – justifiably so, granted – this Extra Gold quietly holds its own in that league, and in its own way; while it doesn’t have as much of the top notes, it’s maltier and stronger in the midsection of the palate, and as such can be a welcome and refreshing change of pace. It’s priced competitively in that crowd, too. What’s more, the brewery website confirms it at a solid 5% abv. Here’s a heavy hitting value from Coors.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.48/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a deep golden color with impressive white puffy head. Smell is minimal, with some sweet malt notes present. Taste is good with a strong malt character. Finished very refreshing and thirst quenching. Makes a very nice spacer. Can't beat it at $11.99 an 30 pack. Took a case on vacation and everyone liked it.

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Photo of budgood1
3.47/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours out of the can a goldish/copper/bronze colour with a thin fine head, disappearing quickly but supported somewhat by active carbonation. slight malt aroma, some adjunct notes as well. taste is a light mix of genuine barley malt and grainy flavours...which makes the gesture of hiding any real adjunct tastes. a bit of hopping adds some bitterness in the back end. not bad. the body is of the usual macro lagerish sort with a slight hint of something more. mouthfeel is crisp and clean with a residual sweetness. drinkability is very good for a mass produced american lager.

more overall malt flavour than the usual macros, and WAY better than regular coors. a nice switch up in the rotation of bud, high life, PBR, etc. for my macro swilling.

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Photo of fizzy
3.46/5  rDev +25.8%
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.

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Photo of cooch69
3.45/5  rDev +25.5%
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.

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Photo of adjunctjonez
3.38/5  rDev +22.9%
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.

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Photo of matty
3.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Aroma is the usual macro.Taste is a little bit more maltier than your average macro.My buddies who like the micros consider this to be an acceptable macro.I like macros and micros and find this to be a pretty damn good beer.I would buy again!!

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Photo of Zorro
3.33/5  rDev +21.1%
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.

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Photo of Jason
3.3/5  rDev +20%
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.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.3/5  rDev +20%
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.

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Photo of hmk22
3.3/5  rDev +20%
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.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.27/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A. Poured from a can into a glass mug. Pale yellow with a fizzy head the dissappears in a minute or two.

S. Light corny malt aroma.

T. Decent flavor of grain, corn and some malt. No real finish, ends up semi-dry with no lingering off flavor.

M. Certainly light bodied and crisp.

D. The best beer Ive had from Coors. Drinks easy enough and not bad at all but not amazing either.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
3.26/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried this stuff as i had never heard of it, and it was 11.99 for a 30 pack. I was quite suprised, as this stuff was very gold in color and had (GASP) real flavor! It reminded me of coors original, and for the most part was, with the exception of a smoother element and not much of a head. Overall, it's not a bad beer by any standards. If you are a coors fan, give it a try.

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Photo of beerluvr
3.22/5  rDev +17.1%
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)

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Photo of Zombiekilller2
3.2/5  rDev +16.4%
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$

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Coors Extra Gold from Coors Brewing Company
67 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.