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Coors Extra Gold - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
60
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256 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 2.47
pDev: 30.77%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 09-06-2001)
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Ratings: 256 | Reviews: 82 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.23/5  rDev +71.3%
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

RonaldTheriot, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of wordhog61
4.08/5  rDev +65.2%
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.

wordhog61, Mar 11, 2010
Photo of CoalCellar
4.03/5  rDev +63.2%
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.

CoalCellar, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of JMBSH
4/5  rDev +61.9%

JMBSH, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of meats
4/5  rDev +61.9%

meats, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.99/5  rDev +61.5%
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.

JuicesFlowing, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of Scoats
3.95/5  rDev +59.9%
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.

Scoats, Oct 08, 2002
Photo of adamboeckman
3.93/5  rDev +59.1%
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.

adamboeckman, Jun 08, 2003
Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.85/5  rDev +55.9%
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).

MrHurmateeowish, Jul 16, 2009
Photo of 67cuda
3.75/5  rDev +51.8%

67cuda, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of jimmah120
3.75/5  rDev +51.8%

jimmah120, May 31, 2013
Photo of Rumpole
3.6/5  rDev +45.7%
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.

Rumpole, Mar 08, 2006
Photo of brutesdad
3.5/5  rDev +41.7%

brutesdad, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of Tyler523
3.5/5  rDev +41.7%

Tyler523, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of dsnyder61
3.5/5  rDev +41.7%

dsnyder61, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of jaredkc889
3.5/5  rDev +41.7%

jaredkc889, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of pcsnyder
3.5/5  rDev +41.7%

pcsnyder, May 10, 2013
Photo of tgbljb
3.5/5  rDev +41.7%
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.

tgbljb, Jul 19, 2006
Photo of troobie
3.5/5  rDev +41.7%

troobie, May 01, 2012
Photo of mjurney
3.5/5  rDev +41.7%

mjurney, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Mjohnescu
3.5/5  rDev +41.7%

Mjohnescu, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of fizzy
3.48/5  rDev +40.9%
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.

fizzy, Apr 11, 2010
Photo of budgood1
3.48/5  rDev +40.9%
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.

budgood1, Jan 25, 2008
Photo of cooch69
3.48/5  rDev +40.9%
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.

cooch69, Sep 15, 2010
Photo of adjunctjonez
3.4/5  rDev +37.7%
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.

adjunctjonez, Apr 02, 2012
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Coors Extra Gold from Coors Brewing Company
60 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.