Coors Extra Gold - Coors Brewing Company

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Reviews: 84
Hads: 273
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | 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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Reviews: 84 | Hads: 273
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.99/5  rDev +40%
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. (660 characters)

Photo of RyanGoodman
2.76/5  rDev -3.2%
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. (667 characters)

Photo of adjunctjonez
3.38/5  rDev +18.6%
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. (612 characters)

Photo of hmk22
3.3/5  rDev +15.8%
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. (547 characters)

Photo of ZenAgnostic
2.71/5  rDev -4.9%
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. (603 characters)

Photo of JunkYardJake
2.58/5  rDev -9.5%
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. (277 characters)

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 cooch69
3.45/5  rDev +21.1%
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. (633 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 mtnbikerpa
3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank from a can with a date, not sure if it is the canned date or the expiration date. I didnt bother to pour this brew into a glass. I enjoyed it from the can. This beer seems like a cheaper offering from the Coors company. The taste that comes to mind is corn, including the husk. No real hops. This was pretty refreshing, nothing to exciting. Overly carbonated. Mouthfeel is also overly bubbles. (399 characters)

Photo of DerekP
3.15/5  rDev +10.5%
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. (498 characters)

Photo of tzieser
3.13/5  rDev +9.8%
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. (536 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 fizzy
3.46/5  rDev +21.4%
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. (353 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 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 wordhog61
3.99/5  rDev +40%
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. (312 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 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 MrHurmateeowish
3.83/5  rDev +34.4%
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). (724 characters)

Photo of mjw06
3.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

wow... got this beer the other day for a kickback because it 8.99 for a case. so of course we weren't expecting much. but i must say this is actually a pretty descent brew. and id pick this over most of the other cheap brews.

it has a nice clean, taste of malts that are pretty sweet, with just a little bitterness on the end that last for just a little bit before it finishes cleans. the malt is balanced, not to ricey or too corny or none of that. crisp and refreshing with a light-medium body. still a little watery in taste though... but hey, you know how that goes.

its a good beer for what its meant to do, which is be cheap. next time you need a cheap beer, id highly recommend this one. you may be pleasantly surprised. (731 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 Rayek
3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Gold with incredible clarity and minimal carbonation. Fizzy white head sticks around for a minute or two. After that, we have gold colored water with a few bubbles in it. Left no lace.

S: Mild. A little bit of apple and a little bit of hay. Certainly inoffensive, if nothing else.

T: Clean, and crisp with a bit more punch than regular Coors. Malt flavor consists of a mix of straw and rice. Bitterness balances with a tart apple flavor. Finishes with very little aftertaste.

M: Light body actually has some substance to it. Carbonation level seems right.

D: Certainly more interesting than regular Coors. Sort of a Coors on steroids. An OK beer, but not worth a revisit. (678 characters)

Photo of kinger
1.73/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A little bolder than the original, sometimes it hits the spot other times it's way off. Generally bought in 30 packs it's inexpensive. Little aroma, decent light golden pour good carbonation and a solid head. Watery mouthfeel, bitter finish. Flavor is more bitter than most american swills, has some character to it. (316 characters)

Photo of Cylinsier
3.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poors frothy, but calms down to a thin soapy head. Few bubbles are visible. Clear yellow; essentially looks the same coming out of the can as it will coming out of you.

The smell isn't terribly appealing but is better than most mass-produced lagers. Just your basic barley smell.

Tastes okay for what it is. Not really any sign of hops. Relatively clean and mild aftertaste.

Tingly and thin. The mouthfeel is the best part of this beer to me. It feels about the same as a club soda but with less tingle.

Moderately good drinkability for no other reason than the price: $10 for a 30 pack where I come from. Not a beer to enjoy or sip, but if you can get it really cold and frosty then its a good beer for hot dogs in the summer or purposely trying to get a cheap buzz. Not much use for it beyond that. (806 characters)

Coors Extra Gold from Coors Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.