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Coors Extra Gold - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
68
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85 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 85
Hads: 275
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 23.51%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Bitterbill on 09-06-2001

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Photo of Knapp85
2.06/5  rDev -27.7%
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. (403 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.3/5  rDev +15.8%
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. (1,112 characters)

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. (743 characters)

Photo of Jason
3.3/5  rDev +15.8%
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. (1,214 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.15/5  rDev +10.5%
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. (977 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
3.11/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I CAN usually bypass Coors products, but as my CAN quest CANtinues, I CAN't necessarily find beers in CANs that I have not tried before.

My pour created a finger's worth of bone-white head that quickly slipped away into wisps. As to the beer's color, there is something to be said for truth in advertising. It was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. The nose had a definite lager-like sweetness, which was a hopeful sign. Mouthfeel was medium with a light sweetness on the tongue. Finish carried that same light sweetness. Overall, it was not terrible, but it was not very different from so many other American lagers that I have tried as part of this mission. Ho hum. (679 characters)

Photo of Billolick
2.03/5  rDev -28.8%
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... (358 characters)

Photo of Mebuzzard
2.18/5  rDev -23.5%
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 (296 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.27/5  rDev +14.7%
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. (381 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
3.18/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My friends dad drinks this, so occasionally I'll end up having one or two with him. It's not bad for a macro lager, certainly more body in this one than some of the others. Pours a golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of noble hops some clean malts and a bit of skunk. Taste is macro mouthfeel is thin and watery. I have trouble with these, beacuse they are so light I can finish them rather quickly and they can catch up to me. Not bad, not great, but not bad. (492 characters)

Photo of Zorro
3.33/5  rDev +16.8%
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. (744 characters)

Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev -29.8%
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. (253 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.03/5  rDev +6.3%
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. (250 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
3.13/5  rDev +9.8%
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. (487 characters)

Photo of Haybeerman
2.66/5  rDev -6.7%
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. (460 characters)

Photo of Gusler
2.06/5  rDev -27.7%
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! (436 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
2.9/5  rDev +1.8%
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. (323 characters)

Photo of ZAP
3.01/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Clear gold color...small whisp of white lace...cooked corn and soft graininess on the nose...full bodied for a lager..pretty thick for a lager...taste is sweeter for the style at first but finishes dry...I think this is one of the better American lagers made...not a great beer but fuller bodied and tastier than most...I can enjoy these...better out of a can actually...

Someone mentioned this was rolled out to compete with Busch...If I remember right it was originally slotted to compete with MGD, etc...kind of a tastier Coors, but not premium like Michelob or Lowenbrau were considered... (596 characters)

Photo of Brenden
3.12/5  rDev +9.5%
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. (836 characters)

Photo of Dogbrick
1.64/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Can version. I paid exactly 50 cents to try this. I was all ready to make fun of the name but this beer really does have an nice gold color which surprised me. It smelled and tasted pretty crappy though, and that didn't surprise me at all. (239 characters)

Photo of mynie
3.11/5  rDev +9.1%
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. (1,616 characters)

Photo of Suds
2.51/5  rDev -11.9%
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. (687 characters)

Photo of tgbljb
3.48/5  rDev +22.1%
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. (314 characters)

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.2/5  rDev +47.4%
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 (502 characters)

Photo of Pegasus
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%
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. (256 characters)

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Coors Extra Gold from Coors Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.