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Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

Coors LightCoors Light

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3,366 Ratings

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Ratings: 3366
Reviews: 1114
rAvg: 2
pDev: 35.5%

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2001)
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Photo of NachlamSie


1.4/5  rDev -30%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Coors Light pours a light yellow with a very transparent body. The head retention is very low. I found the aroma to be non-assertive. I could make associations to sparkling water, corn and minerals. The mouthfeel is expectedly light with fizzy carbonation. Flavor notes are again quite mild with suggestions of seltzer water, canned corn and distant grains. A notion of European hops could be sensed with enough concentration. Coors Light is very true to the macro-adjunct lager style. It could be improved, in my opinion, with a bit more character from the barley and hop bill.

Serving type: can

04-13-2014 18:57:05 | More by NachlamSie
Photo of chinchill

South Carolina

2.45/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pint on tap at Peppino’s Pizza in SC.
Pour is clear, light golden with a very good white head.
This very weak beer needs more ingredients overall, but needs hops in particular as this is overly sweet despite the minimal grain bill. Weak, unattractive aroma.
Still mildly refreshing and certainly not awful ... or flavorful.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2014 01:55:35 | More by chinchill
Photo of danimal9393


3.5/5  rDev +75%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is my beer of choice as far as cheap american beer goes. Lets get one thing strait. There's a huge difference in beers Referring to the saying "You get what you pay for!" If your not expecting much in the way of taste but more for fill then Coors Light fits the bill. It has a good taste and no after taste. Though a little watery tasting if your looking for some thing light this is it as far as I am concerned. Clearly though when separating men from boys in beer sense Coors Light is still a boy.

Serving type: can

04-03-2014 23:44:30 | More by danimal9393
Photo of tmbgnicu


1/5  rDev -50%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Quite honestly, this is the worst beer on the planet. The only redeeming quality is the fact that it does have alcohol in it, but you'd be better served to add a few drops of vodka to a bottle of Perrier. This beer will always be popular because of its marketing and sponsorships, but my god...

Serving type: can

03-26-2014 00:02:23 | More by tmbgnicu
Photo of Radford007


3.56/5  rDev +78%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Coors Light I give credit for two things it seems to get colder than any other beer and it is about only choice to when losing weight without drinking super low calorie water beers. Miller Lite sucks so bad it makes Coors Light seem elite in this category of light beers.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2014 20:40:19 | More by Radford007
Photo of nicholas2121


3/5  rDev +50%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Coors Light brewed by Coors. This brew has an ABV 4.2. The brew pours out a light amber color with a small white head. Coors Light smells like beer that all I can say. As far as taste, there is not much there. It is like drinking water with a hit of beer. This beer goes down smooth. There is nothing bad about this brew- but there could be more to it. To me it is to light, but is drinkable. Overall, I give this brew a 3 out 5.

Serving type: can

03-07-2014 03:25:44 | More by nicholas2121
Photo of Retroman40


1.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Coors Light is the one beer to drink if you're drinking 99 - that's because it's pretty much slightly beer flavored water. I poured a 12 ounce bottle into a very clean pint glass.

A - Very pale straw color with minimal head retention.

S - Faint smell of some grains and adjuncts.

T - 100% Adjunct taste - absolutely no hops or any bitterness.

M - Extremely thin, horrible almost wine like finish.

O - Considering the price, this is a terrible excuse for beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 11:09:45 | More by Retroman40
Photo of WesMantooth


1.05/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

I have had out of can, bottle, tap, and directly from brewery, but this is based the old silver bullet. Poured into a pilsner glass, the head quickly disipates into the yellow-gold donkey piss that they are mislabeling as beer. Nice sweet metallic taste. Thank God they had the "cold indicator" on there. I tried to tell by touching it, but just couldn't be sure and didn't have the balls to try it. This stuff makes Coors original taste like a Boston Lager. They don't even have good tv spots anymore. Remember when they used "man on the silver mountain" ?Seriously, is anyone reading this? I am just reviewing to kill time at my daughter's dance practice. There is no way anyone is really looking at Coors Light reviews for any reason other than their daily dose of sarcasm. I could probably keep my bank account login information safe here. Anyway, if you feel like drinking a light beer, drink liqour.

Serving type: can

02-01-2014 18:40:13 | More by WesMantooth
Photo of kylelenk


3.04/5  rDev +52%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from a 16oz, resealable can. PINTS BABY.

A-Wow, literally crystal clear. Nice champagne like appearance. Big CO2 bubbles add to the appearance. Nice, bubbly white head that dissipates down to a crisp slick on top.

S-Huge sourdough bread notes. Yeast with a little bit of malt. Nothing on the hop front.

T-Bitter, lagered notes. Sourdough bread once again.

M-Decent, easy to sip. Enjoyable in the hot weather.

O-By far, my favorite adjunct BMC lager.

Serving type: can

01-25-2014 03:13:21 | More by kylelenk
Photo of spoony


2.44/5  rDev +22%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

From a 12 oz can (best by March 31, 2014) into a pint glass.

A-A normal pour produces about a finger of pure-white head. Retention is poor and the head is gone within 30 seconds. No lacing. The beer clear and a sort of chemical-looking ultra-pale, yellowish gold. A bit of carbonation is visible.

S-The aroma is clean with suggestions of grain and husk, but very little real flavor. The dominant smell is a chalky, metallic crispness. Not terribly intriguing, but it is "cold" smelling, I guess.

T-The taste, like the smell, is very clean and crisp. There is a bit of cooked vegetable flavor (corn, mostly) and some corn husk flavor, but not much else. The metallic flavor is toned down a bit but still strong.

M-The feel is light and chuggable, but the carbonation is less annoying that many examples of this style.

O-The Silver Bullet is obviously meant not to offend anyone because it does not provide much in the way of flavor...which is sort of offensive. I'm not one to simply bash a beer just because it is BMC or a light macro lager, but even when this beer is compared against its rivals, e.g., Miller Lite, Bud Light, etc., it lacks any real character.

Serving type: can

01-05-2014 23:42:40 | More by spoony
Photo of aqualung23


1.2/5  rDev -40%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

BA says that reviews should have something constructive, but that's very difficult with this one. As I'm sure most of us on here are not generally fans of American mega brewery light "beers" (I have a hard time calling this beer), I think Coors light stands above them all as probably the worst mass produced brew from any major company. It is simply too watered down to be an enjoyable beer, and I will sadly admit that I think less of people when they order it.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 18:27:14 | More by aqualung23
Photo of ryan1788a5


1.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz can poured into a lager glass. The 'Super Cold' indicator on the can was blue.

A: Dull straw color, to the point of being almost white. A strong pour builds a massive rocky white head initially, but this soon collapses into nothing. Even the narrow design of the lager glass can't help it to sustain a head. Lacing is minimal and wispy.

S: Hay-like grainy scents. A little starchy and vegetal. Very clean. That's really it.

T: Thin suggestion of doughy grains. A little corny and starchy. No real hop bitterness and barely any hop taste. Somewhat of a vegetal flavor. Touch of sulfur, a bit metallic as well. Finish leaves a ghostly doughy and vegetal aftertaste with metallic notes.

M: As light as light can get in body. There's a sort of foamy creaminess to it, but it ultimately ends up very watery. Aggressive blast of force carbonation really allows you to rip some outstanding burps.

O: One of the world's greatest marketing feats was to convince men that light beers like this, which were originally conceived as diet beers, were the only beers a man should ever consider drinking. Now it's so entrenched in the masculine ideal that if you're not chugging a can of this and crushing it against your skull when you're through, you're a pussy. This is the swill I proudly drank straight through high school and right into my latter college days. It's meant to pander to the lowest common denominator, and it does just that. Its advantages are that it is ubiquitous, affordable, and lacking in any offensive character. Its drawbacks are that it really lacks any meaningful taste or character at all, it's low in alcohol and as drinkable as seltzer water. What's manly about that?

Serving type: can

12-14-2013 15:37:51 | More by ryan1788a5
Photo of GarthDanielson

North Carolina

2.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a very pale, golden yellow color with no head whatsoever. Aromas of toast and not much else. A little bit of tangy, but really stretching to find even that. Flavors are toasted forward, with a butter and grainy character throughout, and literally nothing more. Very watery body, with a crispness from the extremely high amount of carbonation throughout the body. Very sharp, overly crisp finish, with a grainy aftertaste. Jesus, I don't know how I drank so much of this in college.

Serving type: can

12-09-2013 04:23:33 | More by GarthDanielson
Photo of RingoBro


2.23/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I lived on this stuff in college. It was better than Busch Light, and I preferred it over the similar Bud Light and Miller Light. You know it's not a good beer when they need to use some marketing (blue mountains) to let you know your beer is cold. While funny, it's stupid. I know the difference between a cold and warm beer and this is one you definitely want to drink cold.

Unless you're looking for quantity > quality, I'd suggest you pick up another beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 04:23:43 | More by RingoBro
Photo of brewbattles


2.13/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

We did a blind taste test with this beer against five other light american lagers to objectively determine which one is best. The beers were Coors Light, Bud Light, Miller Light, Natural Light, and Pabst Blue Ribbon. You can check it out here:


Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 05:37:29 | More by brewbattles
Photo of gregO59

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -50%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

this is the worst beer product I have ever tasted . This is like beer flavored water . when I open a cooler at a party and see nothing but coors lite I get in my car and go buy real beer. don't understand the mindset of people who drink this shit.

appearance - looks like water with yellow coloring

smell- no discernible smell

taste- horrible

mouthfeel- watery

overall- complete waste of money spend a couple of more bucks and get something that tastes
like beer.

people that drink this shit are clueless.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 21:34:21 | More by gregO59
Photo of Tobeezues


3.83/5  rDev +91.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love craft beer more than the next guy. More. I'm from the Portland metro area. I am blessed with countless microbreweries from Seattle to PDX. However, I love coors light. It's amazing. How could you down on such a smooth beer. Love is all I have for it.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 08:05:10 | More by Tobeezues
Photo of GrizzleFist

New York

1.71/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Appearance: Looks exactly like what taking your urine and carbonating it would look like

Smell: Nothing besides metal

Taste: Carbonated water

Mouthfeel: Nothing

Overall: Horrible choice for anything other than if you want cheap stuff that has no taste to drink at a college party. Its what I did, but looking back, I probably would've been better off buying better quality beer. Higher alcohol content, less weight to carry to a party, better taste, get drunk faster.

Serving type: can

10-21-2013 00:09:52 | More by GrizzleFist
Photo of SingularWalker


1.54/5  rDev -23%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

appearance: pale yellow and watery, much like a urine sample

smell: not much of a scent at all, a little like dirty dish water

taste: sweet, bland, very much like befouled water

mouthfeel: very carbonated

overall: not really a "beer", more of a watery alcohol delivery system.

serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 21:12:12 | More by SingularWalker
Photo of Captain_Komamura


1.36/5  rDev -32%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Appearance - Hay colored beer, with a light head

Smell - I could barely smell anything, just a little metallic smell.

Taste - It is a watery taste. The hops and other ingredients are present but not that strong. The aftertaste is not pleasant.

Mouthfeel - Over carbonated, but it is refreshing.

Overall - It is not one of my favorites of the BMC's , but definitely not the worst.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 03:49:09 | More by Captain_Komamura
Photo of BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.25/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

No idea where this was brewed: The UK or the US (or anywhere else on earth). 27th Sep 2013 I visit a local club for a charity auction and I spy this huge font with 'Coors Light' on it. Never seen it before as the bars I tend to use wouldn't sell this stuff.

I buy a half: and quite enjoyed it in a perverse sort of way!

Cold, refreshing and clean tasting (not much malt and hop flavour, but clean tasting). It's very pale urine in colour with a white head, at least my half-pint was.

Odourless and tasteless, yet not really bad, just not very beery. This ticks off one of the highest reviewed beers I'd never had before (the main reason I decided to have a glass). Heineken and Budweiser are my next bland lager targets!

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2013 15:31:53 | More by BlackHaddock
Photo of jlindros


2.48/5  rDev +24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Well, I needed something to dry hop so I could figure out what hops they are, and this was the best option from what I hear. I can definitely confirm that this beer is as cold as the Rockies thanks to the mountains on the bottle turning blue, so it's "super cold"!!!

Decent looking creamy head that is fairly small though, actually a bit of lacing too, super clear watery yellowish color.

Nose isn't as bad as I expected, very light pilsner malt, watery malt, a definite corn base and adjunct aroma but not really skunked, overall pretty light though.

Taste is there but barely, just a bit of a straw grainy pilsner malt, then into the obvious corn base and adjunct fake malt substitution like, hint of unhappy sulfury lager, and faint skunk. Finish is dryish, light skunk and unhappy lager sulfur, touch of corn lingering.

Mouth is practically non existent, light carb too.

Overall not as bad as I expected, although still pretty light and lackluster but that's what an American adjunct lager is supposed to be.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 19:56:35 | More by jlindros
Photo of Subliminal64

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +75%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This review is for the Molson Brewed variety, not the watered down American stuff.

Ok, this beer isn't going to win any awards for quality or taste, but for whatever reason I sure do love this light beer.

Colour is very light and golden.

Smell is very faint, and sweet.

Taste is a little bland, but sweet. No aftertaste.

Lots of carbonation.

This beer is best served very cold. It goes down crisp and clean.

Will drink this beer frequently throughout the year.



Serving type: can

09-23-2013 22:33:36 | More by Subliminal64
Photo of secondtooth


2.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pours a pale golden, with fair head of white foam that dissipates quickly. No lace here.

Aroma is grains, malts, and adjunct corn.

Taste mild and malty with a touch of spiciness somehow. Body is, as has been said time and time again, watery. Flavor is definitely sweeter than a traditional lager, with no trace of hops.

Average at best (for a light beer). Very mild, average and bland.

Serving type: can

09-22-2013 20:30:40 | More by secondtooth
Photo of lancecenter


2.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz. can picked up at the local Wal-Mart and poured in to a New Belgium snifter (ironic, I know). Expiration date of 10/28/2013 on the bottom of the can.

A - Transparent yellow with a head that quickly disappears in to nothing. No lacing. Can appearance get any worse than this?

S - Grass. I guess. Really not sensing much here. I'll give it a 1.50 because I can at least smell something.

T/M - Crisp and clean. Not much taste, but there is a little bit of sweet malt and banana.

O - This beer is for easy pounding. Which is what just happened. I've noticed I turn to Coors Light when I'm already drunk off of good beer, but I'm not quite ready for the night to be over.


A - Very clear yellow. Two finger head that quickly disappears. No lacing. (1.50)

S - Hard to pick up anything besides a faint grass smell. (1.50)

T - Barley malts and banana notes. Everything is muted. (1.50)

M - Highly carbonated. Extremely light. Muted aftertaste. (1.50)

O - This beer is only good for one thing: getting drunk. The lack of flavor and lightness make them easy to pound, so I guess it gets some credit for that. (2.50)

Serving type: can

09-05-2013 05:48:27 | More by lancecenter
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