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Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

Coors LightCoors Light

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3,367 Ratings

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Ratings: 3367
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 3,367 | Reviews: 1,114 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of maek228


2.42/5  rDev +21%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: I've drank this before and it's appearance is "blah". I've learned my lesson, I'm drinking this one from the "Silver Bullet"

Smell: Vegetabley grains. Kinda funky yet sweet.

Taste: Decent to knock back when cold...but as it warms up, the ugly shows up in a big way. The cooked veggie and adjunct flavors begin to make this beer downright nasty when it warms up.

Mouthfeel: Crisp

Drinkability: Good if you can drink them fast.

Serving type: can

06-07-2005 00:58:36 | More by maek228
Photo of beeroclock

United Arab Emirates

1.6/5  rDev -20%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I rank this low but not bottom only because there are worse beers. I would rather drink this than bud light, busch light, natural light, and several other lights. This beer is not so bad through a funnel, but as for drinking purposes its only good for really hot days and out of all other choices in the cooler. It does seem to get colder than other beers and if you are fishing or something similar in the heat its not so bad, goes down quick, but as far as drinking for taste or even a "buzz", this isn't the beer to do it with, but neither are those that I listed above...It is a mild corn-ish flavor and very watery. Smell is almost non-detectable.

Serving type: can

05-28-2005 15:37:14 | More by beeroclock
Photo of BuckeyeNation


1.45/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Time for Macro Smackdown IV, or as I'm come to refer to them, MacSmack IV. The BA ratings are the closest yet. Coors Light weighs in at 1.87, while Busch Light is nipping at its heels with 1.85. Let's see which one comes out on top.

Lucent, pale yellow-gold; no surprises there. This one looks a quarter-shade darker than the Busch, but it still fits comfortably in the pale category. The head is dingy, grayish white and is less appealing for that reason alone. The consistency is mealy and soft and the cap falls shockingly quickly to a thin film that is dissipating as I type.

The noses are virtually identical. Of course, a lack of much of an aroma at all makes it hard to sort out what slight differences might exist. 'Not offensive' is the best that I can do as far as good points. Coors Light smells like slightly sweet grain with a not unpleasant, mildly floral hoppiness.

Neither one of these is good beer by any stretch of the imagination. The flavor is of old grain; musty and slightly sour. This is a beer that will probably become frankly undrinkable if I let it warm much further. A minimal sweetness and a near total lack of bitterness greet my every sip. What's left? Old, watery, grain soup. Yuck.

There isn't much to say on the body/mouthfeel front. Both are watery in the extreme and have thankfully short finishes. This beer is marginally less carbonated, both visually and mouthfeel-wise, and feels a little less accomplished as a result.

I have rarely been more ready for a MacSmack to end than I am today. These are two of the worst beers that I've ever had the displeasure to consume. Still though, there are degrees of badness, as the Macro Smackdown series never fails to demonstrate. Coors Light is lousy, plain and simple. The boys from Golden can use whatever flashy marketing slogans they wish, "Silver Bullet", "cold tasting", it's all smoke and mirrors to obscure the fact that this stuff sucks Rocky Mountain oysters.

Serving type: can

05-22-2005 13:22:22 | More by BuckeyeNation
Photo of misterscooter


1.58/5  rDev -21%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

The only reason this one is better than Coors is because there is no taste and there is no smell. There is also no worthwhile head or color. This thing is thin on all fronts and the only thing going for it is that if you are thirsty, you can drink it fast because it is barely more than water in consistensy. It really isn't worth your time if you want something that tastes like beer.

Serving type: can

05-22-2005 04:55:10 | More by misterscooter
Photo of scaliasux


1.53/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appearance - Weirdly off-color, looks almost greenish. Otherwise typical light macro - thick, quick-dying, soapy foam, extremely clear, fizzy, etc.

Smell - Adjuct smell, but stronger and worse than most. Kinda sickly sweet, vegetable odor.

Taste - Candy sweet without a hint of hops. This does not pass for beer. I'm not going to rank it lower because the taste isn' t actively offensive.

Mouthfeel - Waaatery; no fullness whatsoever. Little bit of carbonated tang, but even this is somewhat lacking.

Drinkability - Hey if you're in a desert or out at sea and dying of thirst, this stuff'll go down pretty easy. Absent such an occasion, however, this "beer" goes in the only for enemies list. Quite frankly, this stuff is borderline not beer.

What in the hell are those Golden, Co. folks up to? The Coors products I've tasted are simply unacceptable. This beer itself may be the worst beer I've sampled.

Serving type: can

05-22-2005 04:44:41 | More by scaliasux
Photo of jasonpeckins32


2.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

The Silver Bullet. A crappy looking beer, it pours the normal golden color of just about any macro beer around, looks very flat and watery. The smells are faint, although I notice some malt character. The taste is unimpressive. Not bad tasting by any means, but there's just not much to it. Quite boring. Mabye a little to watery. The mouthfeel is thin, but I wouldnt have really expected anything else. Very drinkable and quite easy to consume mass quantities. This is not a bad beer for a summer afternoon grill-out... if its free.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2005 06:09:11 | More by jasonpeckins32
Photo of arguemaniac


1.9/5  rDev -5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A thin, watery amber color. A brief, foamy white head that leaves NO lace. As for the aroma, it’s weird because even though there is so little to pick out, it’s still somehow bad. As for the flavor...well, there isn’t any really, except for a very, very faint grain flavor. Mouthfeel is watery with very little carbonation. Avoid this one.

Serving type: can

05-11-2005 20:52:35 | More by arguemaniac
Photo of Litterbean

New York

1.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly tainted clear color with an explosive head that disappears nearly instantly.

Smells like next-to-nothing. Strange smokey type deal? I dunno, it's hard to pick out anything substantial.

Same with taste. It kinda has a strange pool-water taste to it, with a slightly sweet finish. Hops?

Very light bodied, not complex at all. I'll give it points for drinkability because it's very watery and easy to drink.

Serving type: can

04-27-2005 21:11:02 | More by Litterbean
Photo of ommegangpbr

New York

2.73/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is often my cheap, quantity beer of choice when buying beer from a grocery store.
It's pale and uncrafted; no aroma to speak of or write home about. The taste is mild and watery, the mouthfeel is bubbly, perhaps over carbonated.
Inoffensive and relatively refreshing. When I'm not in the mood for something interesting this tends to be beer I go for... this or Pabst Blue Ribbon... but this is always findable in stores around here.
The shiny silver cans are appealing!
That's about it for Coors Light.

Serving type: can

03-09-2005 21:54:04 | More by ommegangpbr
Photo of Billolick

New York

1.65/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

How low can a beer Advocate go? this is pretty much the bottom. Tried a can I took home a month or two ago from a party. (hey, at least I didnt have topay for this backwash) Pours very light yellow, very clear, very white head, which quickly departs. Slight sugary nose. Too watery. No flavor, no hops no malt. Besides those obvious problems its great stuff.

Serving type: can

02-25-2005 23:43:41 | More by Billolick
Photo of Naerhu


3.28/5  rDev +64%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Fizzy yellow pee looking.
Biscuit aroma.
Light biscuit flavor and very watery. Very refreshing.
Light, thin body.

I am very disappointed in some of the reviews of this beer made by the top reviewers. They disparage the people who give high ratings to these types of beers, as they are non-discriptive of the beers, however their reviews are no more helpful. Merely commenting on the beer's naming, or as waste is not an intelligent or helpful review.

Serving type: can

01-28-2005 06:07:04 | More by Naerhu
Photo of tweeder263


2.58/5  rDev +29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours out a pale straw color tons of carbonation.Has that shit smell that i cant stand coors light for {actually smells like puke}.Taste is pretty pale no actual ingredient i can taste,but,not horrible.I can drink a couple of these and not be disgusted.No mouthfeel. if its at a party or if its free , F it ,ill drink it.

Serving type: can

01-12-2005 01:45:00 | More by tweeder263
Photo of ZAP


2.25/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Decided to revisit this one after hearing about how cold tasting it is...pours a nice clean light golden color wit ha fizzy white 1/4 inch...nose is sweet and fresh actually....actually quite pleasant...almost a candy like sweetness on the nose...body is light...taste is low...almost like water but with a very light but nice little sweetness to it....not as much banana as the Keystone but similar..no real offending characteristics...no real redeeming qualities....the least flavorful of the light beers I have tried but the cleanest tasting too..so clean it is almost like water...

Certainly not for a beer purist but there is a time and place for this beer....for example perhaps after running a marathon on the surface of the sun this little baby might slide down very nicely....or to the lesser extreme after a hard workout at the gym....more water like than beer like but I don't find it horrid..

Serving type: can

12-10-2004 05:29:01 | More by ZAP
Photo of RBorsato


2.1/5  rDev +5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pale straw with a low white head that evaporates... Little to no aroma and what is there is definitely cooked-corn. Little to no taste and what is there is definitely cooked-corn. Very light bodied and watery...

Not near as bad as I remembered (there was a time when the aroma of the Silver Bullet made me ill) bit still my least favorite of the 3 light macros...

Per can: 102 cal, 5.0g Carb, 0.7g Prot, 0 fat.

Per Coors website: Gold 1998 GABF - American-style light lager. HOW?!?!

Jan08 Lasered on bottom of can (pull date per Coors website - it is supposed to be a Sunday ... either beer is a few years old or good until 2006 ?!?)
Tasted: 12/02/04

Serving type: can

12-03-2004 15:55:32 | More by RBorsato
Photo of BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

1.53/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Brewed in Canada under license of Coors by Molson. Have a couple friends who only drink this, so when you go to their house this is the only option. Pale, watered down yellow color. Very little carbonation left after the pour. The smell that comes off of this is very sour. Little or no flavor, other than a metalic aftertaste and more grainy sourness. What else can you say? Another mass produced product with a huge marketing budget. Best served ice cold. Can't see myself spending money on this watered down beer.

Serving type: can

11-16-2004 03:37:21 | More by BigBry
Photo of GDMFSOB


1.27/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

"The Coldest Tasting Beer in the World"? How can something taste cold? Cold isn't a flavor it's a sensation, a lack of heat. if you drink this stuff warm it doens't taste cold, it tastes like hot piss.
The head and nose are non-existent, the taste is corn, water and aluminum can, and the mouthful is that of tonic water. Usually something this thin is at least easy to drink, but this stuff tastes horrible and is way to carbonated to even slam down.
The next time I'm at a party and this is the only thing being served, I will VOLUNTEER to be the designated driver.

Serving type: can

09-29-2004 15:52:19 | More by GDMFSOB
Photo of twi1609372


1.15/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

tap the sewers? yuck this was bad. how can you mix a watery and a skunky taste? coors did it. like out of date water, thats been taken from the sewers of new york.worse than bud light because bud light tastes like bottled water, i would rather have bottled water than sewer water,

Serving type: can

09-04-2004 06:17:57 | More by twi1609372
Photo of beershrine


1.1/5  rDev -45%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I remember slamming these down can after can. Then ending up back at the store for more. Boy, we were stupid back in those days
How much money wasted has never been totaled up thats for sure.
This starter beer is for beginners moving up from water.
I cannot go into flavor profiles for there is none!
If forced to drink make sure its ICE COLD, for as soon as it warms a little, The real taste comes out..OUCH...dishsoap.
For the beginner I would at least recommend BUD.

Serving type: can

09-01-2004 00:27:12 | More by beershrine
Photo of babydoc


1.58/5  rDev -21%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Alas, instead of ending up at friend's Belgian sampling I ended up at another friend's backyard "BrewHa" And what was the beer de jour? Coors Light... It poured pale golden, with a 1cm head that faded but lasted until I had put the beer down after carrying it around for quite some time! The aroma was faint malt. It tasted - well - like diluted beer. It wasn't skunked, wasn't bitter, did have a pleasant carbonated feel on the palate...It just didn't have enough flavor to make me want to drink more. What happened to the barley and hops that were supposed to be there?

Thirst quenching? Stick to water.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2004 02:37:55 | More by babydoc
Photo of connecticutpoet


2.95/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This was my beer of choice in my college days, mainly for the price and because it was better than the ones that we had available that were even cheaper. It was a good balance of cost vs. quality in those days. Plus, this was before so many micros came on the market, so the choices were less.

When I had this today I noticed that it was a slightly darker yellow than what I remembered, not as watery as I had expected it to look. The head was quite short, though.

The aroma was slightly sweet, no hops to speak of.

The taste was a bland watery malt taste. About what I remembered, which is why I could chug these down so easily back then.

Not a bad beer for the price. Not a good beer for the price, either, though.

Serving type: can

07-05-2004 04:19:27 | More by connecticutpoet
Photo of FranklinPCombs


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

BA tells you to always write something critically informative about a beer, so I will start with my thesis and then elaborate on it. Quite simply put, this is the worst beer I've ever tasted. It pours a terribly pale yellow with tons of rapidly receding foam head. The smell was mostly corn, as is the taste, which has so much starchy sweetness from whatever they put in it that it has actually succeeded in being the only beer that triggers my gag reflex. So why did i drink this? Because this is what gets served at house parties where people dont have lots of money and need beer to play some beiruit. Seeing as how this is the only beer that has consistently made me choke every time I drink it, I cannot give it more than a 1 for any single aspect of it. But hey, its cheap...

Serving type: can

05-25-2004 23:28:06 | More by FranklinPCombs
Photo of Gagnonsux


2.7/5  rDev +35%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I fully recognize the fact that Coors Light isn't a great beer, or probably even a good beer, but its still a beer that I really enjoy. I practically grew up drinking Coors Light, and have found it to be a reliable, easy-to-drink kind of beer. The aroma and appearence are fairly less than average, and the taste is even slightly below average. Still, an ice cold Coors Light always goes down easy and has a high level of drinkability. For me Coors Light is the perfect cheap macrobrew to beat the heat in the summer.

Serving type: can

05-17-2004 01:48:49 | More by Gagnonsux
Photo of brewdlyhooked13


2.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - poured into a 'Michelob Specialty' mini-pils glass (from the Sampler Collection)....ooo, classy... :-P Big white soda-pop head disappears as fast as it can into the safe innocuous confines of the pale clear yellow swill below it. Little depth or character. One, count 'em, one strand of bubbles flowing up from the bottom.

Aroma - slightly peppery, rather grainy only for a few seconds after pouring. Then it's just a faintly sweet and grainy smell.

Taste - crisply carbonated, maximum wateriness. Only a bare beer taste here, the most basic diluted grain taste, even the adjunct taste is watered down. Nothing offensive here unless you're offended by nothing, but that's more likely to be a function of unreasonable expectations, right?

Mouthfeel - crisp and bubbly, very thirst quenching. Nothing fancy or developed, but it's adequate for the style.

Drinkability - a standard for the macro crowd, I've had plenty of these pre-BA. I can still enjoy them in the right setting, I just don't as often.

Serving type: can

05-05-2004 16:33:18 | More by brewdlyhooked13
Photo of watermelonman


2.1/5  rDev +5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This poured to a very light color with a minimal head that went away about as quickly as possible. There was a single half-ring of lace left when I was finished.

The smell is very minimal. There's a tiny amount of flavor in the taste, almost like a strong lager pumped through a crummy water purification system. I can't do a very good job describing the flavors here because they're so subdued that the particulars can't really be sorted out.

It's pretty much water. At least it isn't full of bad flavor, and I can definitely say that I've had worse.

Serving type: can

04-19-2004 04:47:21 | More by watermelonman
Photo of Zorro


2.1/5  rDev +5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clear pale yellow, with lots of carbonation.

Smell is yeasty with a noticeable banana scent, faint grain smell.

Taste is mild grain and yeast with that same faint trace of Banana I smelled. OK but under flavored. Beats Michelob Ultra though.

Mouthfeel is present.

Drinkable, but not good, there really are no good light beers.

Serving type: can

03-07-2004 23:43:01 | More by Zorro
Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
50 out of 100 based on 3,367 ratings.