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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 cliffyp17
3.2/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Can't beat the price for a terrific poundable beer, you'll need to like a sweet taste tho, hell Mel Gibson used to drink it...overall summary for a meager review: yet another cheap beer that beats the hell out of Budwieser...seems to be only available in 30pack...don't see that as a prob though

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.18/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

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Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.18/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Originally gave a quick review back in August, 2013. I had to do a write up on this after I cracked open some left over cans from a 30 pack purchased in Poncha Springs CO. I kept the cans cold every since. Anyway, cracked open a cold can and couldn't believe this beer. It was awesome in terms of head and appearance. Poured into a regular pint glass. The taste was like an amped up original coors. Much better than Bud and Miller products. This beer will go down easy and is easy on the pocket book. It surprised the hell out of me. Taste like a good lager should. Good camp beer at that. Nothing spectacular but worth the money and probably the best adjunct available. Coors did well with this one. Good for those warm days and nights or any occasion. I remember back in the 90's when the branding and label had coors on it. Now it's just Extra Gold. I don't think they changed the recipe much. Cheers!

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Photo of DerekP
3.15/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

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Photo of jwc215
3.15/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

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Photo of tzieser
3.13/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.13/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

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Photo of Brenden
3.12/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.11/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

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Photo of mynie
3.11/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

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Photo of lpayette
3.1/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Details- 12 oz. aluminum can that I snagged for free at a charity golf tournament I was participating in for work. When I saw it I knew that I'd have to take it home for reviewing just for kicks.

Appearance- A very appropriate gold color. Fairly fluffy white head with larger than average bubbles. Tons of carbonation. Very clear. and... Has some decent lacing! I'll have to concede that the appearance is better than most Macros.

Smell- Typical grainy macro smells, but with a very astringent alcohol odor. pretty unappealing even within the category.

Taste- A pretty good combination of malt sweetness and hop bitterness; each has its moments on the palate, but I'd definitely say that this is maltier than most american macros. Strong suggestions in the flavor tell me that corn is more than likely used.

Mouthfeel- Much thicker and fuller than most in this style. Approaches medium bodied. Carbonation dies down very quickly. Beer becomes a bit flat.

Other notes- One of the better macro beers I've had. Easy to drink but has character too. No, I wouldn't pick this out at the store, but I might drink one if I had to choose between the typical BMC selections and this.

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Photo of Foyle
3.1/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a 1" fluffy white head which recedes moderately. There is a moderate amount of lacing. Beer is a deep golden color with noticeable streaming carbonation.
Aroma: roasted barley, corn husks, clean water and a bit of hop aroma.
Mouthfeel: light and crisp. This brew goes down easily and finish is quite dry.
Flavor: pleasant taste of toasted bread crust, a bit of buttery toffee, some corn sweetness. There is a mild hop bitterness in the finish and aftertaste.

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Photo of mjw06
3.06/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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Photo of ElGuapo
3.05/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

it is only 10.99 for a thirty case to start. we then move on to a golden colored brew that is sharply carbonated. the carbonation is a bit much, but the beer is a bit more mild in flavor. it is not great, but they go down pretty easy, and for the price, it is pretty hard to beat

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Photo of tone77
3.03/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.03/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of timontheroad
3.01/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear dark golden color, nice two finger white fluffy head that faded pretty quickly, not much in the way of lacing. Smelled of wet straw and corn, with just a tinge of sweetness. The flavor was pretty much mostly corn, and a touch of bitterness, not all bad though. The mouthfeel was thin to medium, with lots of carbonation. This is not a bad beer for the price, perfect for hunting trips and camping.

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Photo of ZAP
3.01/5  rDev +9.5%
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...

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Photo of happygnome
3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: pours an american macro pale golden color with about a half inch of head that dissapears very quickly leaving no laving
s: crisp corn malts little hop bitterness
t: similar to the nose, corn malts and crisp carbonation and no hop bitterness
m: sharp crisp carbonation and lots of it light bodied beer

overall, this is a lawn mower beer no something id get again

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Photo of Shiloh
3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An average macro from start to finish and well deserving of a 3.0 score. Certainly drinkable when watching the game or any other social type function but lacks character.
Medium/light body of a bright golden hue and light carbonation.
Very limited head/lace/ring/&cling.
Slight grain in the nose.
Sweet complete with some evidence of the hops but limited.

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Photo of mtnbikerpa
3/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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Photo of Rayek
3/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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Photo of xXTequila
2.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When I am looking for something cheap to stock the fridge up with I usually pick this one.
Looks just like every other american lager. Pale yellow with hardly any head.
Smells clean and sweet, alittle grainy.
Tastes much more malty than most American Lagers. Crisp with a dry finish.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
2.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not being a Coors hater I was pleased to give this beer a try and it did not disappoint me. It does appear to be darker gold than the original formula and that gives the sense of more body even if the body has much the same lighter texture and feel. Decent enough head that does reced quickly and only light lace effect. Sense of malt and some adjuncts in both taste and aroma. Drinkable beer even if it does come from one of the major macro brewers.

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
2.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Dingy pale yellow hue, thin head, but decent lacing; husky and grainy nose at best. Crisp and a bit of a nice twanginess up front, there is some decent malt flavoring, very thin bodied. Not much in the hops category, some adjunct flavoring noticed in the body. Overall, a bit refreshing and she does go down smooth, yet not to go bonkers over.

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