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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 VelvetExtract
2.9/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of Beastdog75
2.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

One of the better Coors products. Now its simply called "Extra Gold" (minus the "Coors") but this stuff is still pure Coors. Still kinda cheap, but it actually has some flavor to it and would make a good lawnmower beer.

Extra Gold pours a dark straw/light gold color. Not quite as gold as I was expecting it to be. I actually got a decent two fingers of white foam when I poured this out of the can, and it lasted a minute or two. The smell was grain with what I thought was a slight tropical fruit smell, and add in some slightly musty/husky grain notes. The mouthfeel was smooth but still fizzy. The first sip had some pronounced grain and malt flavors. After trying the other Coors beers it almost seems strong. Slightly bready, and a very slight hint of toasted malt, along with some hop flavor. There is a decent amount of hop dryness in the finish, which surprised me. The aftertaste is lacking, as it is very clean with only hints of malt, even though the dryness somewhat carries over. Tiny amount of alcoholic warmth to finish this one out.

As one of the previous BAs said, this is good stuff to have with your macroswiller friends. I'm going out on a limb and saying it tastes good. Nothing too exciting about this beer, but it gets the job done and won't give you "nasty beer face."

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Photo of BryanCarey
2.83/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Coors Extra Gold is a basic lager with a little more flavor and character than the average mainstream brew. This beer is a little darker than other beers of its genre but it has perfect clarity, little foam, and the scent of corn, cereal grains, and yeast- qualities that are typical of a big business brew.

The taste of Coors Extra Gold, however, is a little bit better than its close relatives. The taste of sweet grains is evident, along with yeast, and very little hop. Ordinarily, qualities like these would result in a lower rating, but Coors Extra Gold is fractionally fuller bodied, offering a heartier, maltier taste than its close companions, Coors Original and Coors Light.

One annoyance with Coors Extra Gold is that it is only sold in 30- packs. You cannot buy smaller quantities. But on the bright side, the price is very low. It is common to find a 30- pack selling for only about $12, which is the equivalent of buying a six pack for only $2.40. It might be offered for sale in some markets in smaller packages but I have only seen it offered in the large thirty pack size.

Normally, I would preach against a product like Coors Extra Gold, due to its macro- brewed character and its adjunct qualities. But something about this beer makes me enjoy it more than I should. I think it’s the added body (when compared to Coors best selling products), the darker color, and the slightly maltier taste. This, added with the fact that it is much better than other beer in its price range, makes Coors Extra Gold a good choice of brew for certain occasions.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.8/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of RyanGoodman
2.76/5  rDev +0.4%
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.

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Photo of yen157
2.73/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Orange tinted head which proved to be slightly sticky. Deep, dirty gold body that reminds me of slightly tarnished brass. Stewed grain nose (not in a malty way) with some dusty hops thrown in to remind you that this is, indeed a beer. On tasting, it’s hard to miss the big mouthful of bland grain. Nondescript hop flavor was present along with a surprisingly decent bitterness for a sub-premium American lager. The bitterness doesn’t build at all, but at least it’s there to do a little cleansing.

Not to shabby for a macro, especially since it was rolled out to compete with Busch!

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Photo of ski271
2.73/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Why not. I was looking for something cheap and this was on sale.
Pours a medium gold (gee, what a shock) with a large, slightly off-white, frothy head. Smell is grainy malts, corn and just a touch of citrus. Taste is grain and cereal with late corn. It has a dry finish but also has a lingering sweetness in the back of the mouth. It has a medium-light body, slick texture and lively carbonation. For me this is a mood beer. Sometimes it’s alright, and other times it just tastes off.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
2.71/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of Haybeerman
2.66/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

A: Deep, very clear gold color. Poured a one inch fizzy white head that dissipated immediately. No lacing.

S: Corn, some malt and light grassy aroma.

T: Corn and a bit of wet grain followed by light citrus. Crisp and clean, but not much to clean.

M: Color may have set me up for more, but very light body and, frankly, thin. Carbonated.

D: Couild drink a lot if I wanted to, but taste can't get me to the "want to". Better than most macro lagers thoght.

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Photo of JunkYardJake
2.58/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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Photo of hardy008
2.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - A golden color with a light foamy head which quickly disappears.

Smell - Malt and grains are the most noticeable.

Taste - Tastes clean. Grains malt and some hops are present. Somewhat sweet

Mouthfeel - Crisp and clean. Light bodied.

Drinkability - Not bad for a mass produced beer.

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Photo of Rifrafboy
2.53/5  rDev -8%
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.

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Photo of wheelinshirt
2.53/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hey, its my dad's beer of choice. Friend bought a case of this and I knocked back a couple of these oddly thin cans. Poured one into a small, hourglass shaped budweiser glass.

Clear, gold color with some soapy white head that doesn't retain very well and leaves only a little lacing.

Smell is almost non-existant, some graininess in there, doesn't seem to have that cheap, corny smell that a lot of macros do. Taste is also pretty unoffensive and basically not there.

Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, nice carbonation, i could drink a bunch of these if they were the only thing around, but i would certainly never seek this out. A good macro, but a macro nonetheless.

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Photo of Suds
2.51/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Actually, this beer doesn’t look half bad when poured from a 12 ounce can into a footed pilsner glass. It’s a deep golden color, with an almost champagne like effervescence and a respectable 1.5 inches of creamy white foam. It’s really an appealing sight. The smell is sweetish, with a malt and grain theme, and a little vegetable character in the background. Essentially no hops in the aroma. Taste starts a little sweet, with a one-dimensional graininess, and the finish is crisp and somewhat dry. Slight bitterness in the finish. It’s a light, very watery beer…as expected. There’s nothing really offensive about this beer, it just comes up short in the intensity of its flavor.

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Photo of Pegasus
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Photo of bewareOFpenguin
2.4/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

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Photo of BadBadger
2.36/5  rDev -14.2%
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?

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Photo of tugdriver7
2.3/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

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Photo of BeerResearcher
2.29/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not a bad "looking" beer", then it goes down hill from there. It really is gold in color with a foamy white head and not much lace. Smells of damp corncob, sweet malt and mild hops. The modest malt body has tastes of hay and some pleasant herbal grainy qualities. The hops are barely discernable, but what there is, is hardly describable. I guess a light metallic taste is not too far off. It is better than I expected.
ps - This was a joke father's day gift from my college senior son.

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Photo of DodgeStealth93
2.28/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Honestly not much different from the standard Coors Banquet! The taste, appearance, aroma, and mouthful are all similar! Would not purchase this for it is a little more expensive than the Coors Banquet and theres very little difference if any at all! I believe its crisp clean refreshing not a bad adjunct lager its kosher like all coors products!

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Photo of frank4sail
2.21/5  rDev -19.6%
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.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
2.18/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Drank from can.

Not much aroma. Smelled like a corn, barley, hops dirty sock. But not too strong.
Taste was shallow, light, and short lasting. Corn, straw, some malt. Wide mouth gave it points for drinkability. I can pound these b/c of its lightness. Good for frat parties, fishing, or a dare

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Photo of marc77
2.16/5  rDev -21.5%
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.

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Photo of psugrad98
2.1/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer starts off promising, with a nice medium amber color, and impressive head, but then quickly subsides into a typical macrobrew. Quick malt rush quickly subsides into a cooked corn flavor. Finishes weak.

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Photo of Gusler
2.06/5  rDev -25.1%
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!

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