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Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

Coors LightCoors Light

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3,356 Ratings

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Ratings: 3356
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 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 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 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 lindsaylandeen


1.01/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I was in Golden so of course I had to go! Well, its been a while since I had a coors light, I remember a soapy taste. Well, this time it was very watery. It didn't taste like much and there was no aroma. The overall what no so good but I knew what I was getting myself into.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2013 20:10:15 | More by lindsaylandeen
Photo of Aaron_Ramson


2.55/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from draft into a plastic cup at a local music club. Pale straw in appearance with a soapy head that dissapates quickly but still maintains a small layer of bubbles on the surface of the cup. Aroma is tangy, metallic, lightly sweet vegetable, lightly grainy. No discernible aroma of hops whatsoever. Flavor follows nose with a tangy, sour metallic flavor dominating; hard to pinpoint any real descriptive flavors or anything that is close to cereal grains or hops. Mouthfeel is very thin but thicker than water, and the carbonation is lighter than it's canned counterpart. Not sure if this is a good example of a light American lager or not. It is a different drink entirely than what i would consider a "real beer", but I'm trying to be as unbiased as possible. It's certainly quaffable as a thirst quenching alcoholic beverage, but the enjoyment that comes from drinking an ale or lager made with flavor and craftsmanship cannot be obtained by consuming a Coors light. Zero complexity and negligible flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2013 04:07:12 | More by Aaron_Ramson
Photo of Andrew041180


2.28/5  rDev +14%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A - Arrived with no head (in a frozen mug). Once the frost cleared, there was very limited visible carbonation. The beer itself was a crystal clear pale straw color. No retention. No lacing.

S - Not much to speak of. Maybe a mild sweetness.

T - Sweet. Almost no hop presence at all. Maybe none period. The sweetness is difficult to describe. Not very pleasant.

M - Water. With some astringency.

O - Not sure how this beer became as popular as it is. Redeeming characteristic is a price point close to soda. I ordered it as an experiment to see if I still found this beer to be a refreshing, inoffensive beverage. I did not find this enjoyable to drink. Would order water next time.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2013 01:35:56 | More by Andrew041180
Photo of ThePaintedGrey


1.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Piss-like golden-yellow with a frothy off-white (kind of cream colored) head that fades into a paper thin film within 30 - 45 seconds. Very soda-like. No traces of lacing anywhere. I legitimately frowned looking down at this one in my glass.

S: I had an incredibly difficult time picking up anything here... A very watered-down sweet grain/cereal scent. No hops to be found in the nose. Coors isn't exactly offensive in this category... But, then again, it's kind of hard to be offensive when it smells dangerously close to nothing at all.

T: This is probably the high point of Coors Light, which isn't saying much at all. A very watery sweet grain flavor is about all I detect in this one. I didn't catch any of the hop bitterness anywhere. Starts out sweet and watery; finishes sweet and watery. "Hey, who spilled some beer in my sugar water?" Pretty much sums this one up.

M: Tight, soda-like carbonation. Thin, water-like body. Carbonation weakens as the beer warms.

O: I hate being harsh, but it's rather unavoidable here... I suppose it's not too offensive, considering its almost non-existent flavor is better than a horrid flavor... Even still, don't bother with this one unless it's ice-cold on a summer day and you're desperate for an alcoholic refreshment.

Note: Becomes a drain-pour if it's served any warmer than ice-cold.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2013 06:00:51 | More by ThePaintedGrey
Photo of Norseman


1.33/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

used to like this beer. now that my beer universe has expanded...i'll never order it again. was at a bar in Chicago today, decided to get a coors light draft...mistake. pale yellow watery look, skunky bland semi-beer flavor. i'd love to go into more colorful detail but I'll stop there. if you're considering ordering a coors light next time you're at a bar, slap yourself and then ask for something from three floyds...given you're within their distribution territory.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2013 00:02:00 | More by Norseman
Photo of StonedTrippin


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

you know what? this is by far the best beer in the BMC lineup, at least as far as the lights go. really, theres nothing metallic or putrid about it, maybe just better on tap, who knows, but after all my awesome beers lately, i thought it was time to review something less impressive. had this on tap at santoros at the ice rance in littleton after a hockey game. pours clear yellow color, a hint of gold, but more yellow. a surprisingly nice white head on it, but its gone in seconds. the nose is lightly toasted barley, a little nutty tone, and generic yeast. it doesnt smell as adjunctty as many of these, and really has a pretty decent flavor all things considered. its light as hell obviously, but it also isn refreshing. in its category its probably 3.5s or 4s across the board. mouthfeel is okay, too light to be really satisfying, but well carbonated and easy drinking. a few pitchers of this down the gullet would be no worries. hard to get a buzz tough, and that hurts it for me. overall an underrated shitty beer, if that makes any sense. this smokes a miller light, and absolutely pulverizes a budlight. and its local, sort of...

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2012 22:59:00 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of 2beerdogs


1.15/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This "beer" is so sad.

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times.

"When I want beer, I drink beer. When I want water, I drink water. But why would somebody want to drink watered down beer?"

So many people are wasting their life with this "beer."

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2012 20:03:00 | More by 2beerdogs
Photo of Monk0383


1.18/5  rDev -41%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I am trying to save some of these "home draft" systems for homebrew, so I bought one Miller lite, one Coors light. Drank the Miller first, then the Coors. The Coors was probably some of the worst beers i've ever had! I grading this to style also. It is a mess, all I could taste in this beer was fruity esters, and yeast. Not that beer is sweet, just fruity, I can't describe how nasty it is. I'd rather have Old english!

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2012 11:13:42 | More by Monk0383
Photo of Marti403


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

Not much of an appearance with about a 1" head that quickly disappears. Smells like watered down...water beer. Taste like a normal american pilsner which lacks much flavor or imagination. Really crisp and tastes pretty much how it smells and looks. Let's face it, this is a drinking game beer so leave it for the tailgates or beer pong. Unless of course it's free, then the "free beer" rule applies. Of the big 3 BMC products, this is my least favorite.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2012 21:00:48 | More by Marti403
Photo of BTFU


2.28/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Super clear yellow with very little disturbance due to carbonation. It forms less of a traditional head and more of just a froth (scientific, I know)

S - It's smell is nearly undetectable but while your tipping it back for a sip there are some faint sweet malt notes and a very subtle clean hop scent

T - By itself, pretty simple, but this beer is a classic for an afternoon grilling or with pizza so it's underwhelming character has an upside.

M - Smooth and easily forgettable, but is good for people who don't like an above average amount of carbonation in their light lagers

O - I'm trying to not be negative, but this just always tastes like beer-flavored water to me. It's not my last choice, but not far from it

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2012 21:12:55 | More by BTFU
Photo of CaptJackHarkness

New York

1.45/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Served in mug at Bayshore Chili's on tap.

This was brought out in a frozen mug, extremely pale yellow in color, white head that dissipated rapidly. ( On 2/fer deal,possibly watered down?).

There was absolutely no discernable aroma, taste was negligible and watery; no hops, no malt slightly corn cob! I should have skipped altogether!

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2012 01:18:39 | More by CaptJackHarkness
Photo of nolanstout


2.7/5  rDev +35%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

If you're looking for a beer that will tantalize your taste buds, look somewhere else.

However, if you're looking for a beer to drink ice cold after a long day in a warm climate, coors light could be your beer. As far as inexpensive light beers go, Coors is one of the better ones. Regardless, I cannot in good conscience give it higher than a 2.5 rating. The mouthfeel is refreshing when the beer is cold, and there is not much of an aroma, but this is probably for the best considering the cheap light beers that go for aroma usually just make the experience worse by doing so.

The taste gets a 3 out of 5 with me because, like I said, when you're looking for an ice cold beer to drink somewhat quickly, this one works out pretty well. It's crisper on tap or in cans than it is in glass bottles for some reason.

Overall: not bad, not good, just refreshing, but must be ice cold.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2012 23:51:59 | More by nolanstout
Photo of GossageBrewery


2.13/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served this Light Lager in a pint glass, on tap. Poured a clear, straw color, very thin white head, poor retention. The aroma of this lager has some hints of grain. Light in body, the taste consisted of sweet malted grain and a slight hint of hops at the finish. Overall not a very good beer- even for an American Light Lager. So much for the "Silver Bullet" Prost!

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2012 03:35:51 | More by GossageBrewery
Photo of gtermi


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

A: When my waitress brought this to me I was shocked at the color of the beer. It was like water with a little yellow food coloring. It had a thin head and just was very boring looking.

S: There really wasnt much to the beer but some corn and grain.

T: The beer was very weak. It was pretty watery to me with some corn and wheat tastes.

M: This beer burns. I hate the carbonation and was shocked that people actually can chug this garbage.

O: This is just a horrible beer. I dont get how people drink this adjunct beer (ad-junk more like it).

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2011 06:57:50 | More by gtermi
Photo of Scotchboy


1.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pitcher @ the Firehouse Pub & Grill, Meridian ID. Not my first choice, but it was free...poured into a pint glass.

A: Barely any yellow in this straw beer...painfully clear and light-colored. Lower carbonation levels visible...fizzy white head dissipates quickly.

S: Grain husk...some adjuncts along with the malt, a light barnyard/manure smell...nothing else. Absolutely no hops.

T: A touch of crisp sweet malt...skunk, maybe mashed bananas and rotten apples? Those flavors are very distant, overall this beer tastes like lightly flavored water.

MF: Crisp light mouthfeel, higher carbonation levels.

O: For as watery as it is, this beer is NOT easy to throw back...its not refreshing, much less good.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2011 20:41:40 | More by Scotchboy
Photo of rangel2


1.2/5  rDev -40%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pours as an American Light Lager would.

Smells as an American Light Lager does: ricey, corny, watery, blah.

Tastes like water. Literally, water. The least amount of taste out of Coors Light, Bud Light and Miller Lite. Just not impressive at all.

Overall, a beer for the birds. Nice if all you want is to pee and get wasted.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2011 04:50:41 | More by rangel2
Photo of jar2574


1.27/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

It is dollar domestic night at my local bar and after a Budweiser I realize I've never rated a Coors Light. So I will remedy that. Unfortunately, the Coors Light falls far short of the Budweiser, and it's not like Bud is world class.

No head at all in this draft beer. See through yellow macro brew appearance. Smell is nonexistant, which is better than the taste, as it turns out.

This is a truly awful beer. The biggest flavors are like metal and cleaning solution. Mouthfeel is watery and unexciting.

Drank a lot of this in high school, glad I don't drink it that often anymore.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2011 23:43:18 | More by jar2574
Photo of rudzud


2.35/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Pizzeria Uno's.

A - Poured into a chilled 16 oz pint glass a ridiculously pale straw with a fizzy one finger head that faded at typical adjunct lager rate. That is, quick and fizzy.

S - Light bread notes and some malt sweetness. Fairly bland.

T - Taste is pretty much that. Its alright, more light wet bread and malts. Again, boring.

M - Alrihgt carbonation, relatively thin though.

O - Overall this beer is only meant to be drank in large social gatherings when there are drinking games involved.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2011 20:59:40 | More by rudzud
Photo of kylehay2004


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

Had on tap at the brewery in Golden.

A: slight hazy and straw colored but lighter yellow than original coors.

S: sweet bready notes but much less distinct than original coors. Some malt. No hops.

T: less sweet up front and more of a bitter taste but finishes with the same sweet taste as original coors. Not very good.

M: high carbonation and light body.

Overall: Not as bad as I was expecting. sweet and fairly drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2011 13:50:10 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of boilermakerbrew


2.48/5  rDev +24%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

When in comes to cheap-get-me-drunk-beers, I'm usually an Anheuser-Busch man, but when the local bar has Coors pitchers for $3 less than Bud Light, what can you do.

Almost clear yellow pour. Really fizzy head, about three fingers. All corn and rice on the smell. Coors' taste has something that always makes me say cooked vegetables. It's light, easy to drink, and only somewhat repulsive in taste. Mouthfeel is very carbonated with the consistency of water.

Not my first choice when it comes to drinking a ton and getting drunk, but if it's cheaper than Busch, Bud, or Natty, why not.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2011 02:19:54 | More by boilermakerbrew
Photo of mdaschaf


2.4/5  rDev +20%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap a a Shorebirds game in Salisbury, MD.

A: Straw/pale yellow in color with a fizzy white head on top that had very little retention and spotty lacing.

S: Adjunct, some corn, light malt, and an ever so slight sweetness.

T: Not very exciting, some biscuity malt, adjunct, very light hop presence. There is a hint of grassy/citrus, but barely.

M: Light bodied with medium to high carbonation.

O: Hard to say which of the big three light lagers I prefer, if any over the other. They aren't beers I buy from a store, only when given to me at functions or stadiums, as was the case here.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2011 17:45:18 | More by mdaschaf
Photo of FrankenBeerStein


2.63/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This review is, as recommended as a BA, conducted UNDERSTANDING the STYLE. For the basic American Adjunct Lager, it's passable. Pours a light yellow color, with small to no head (depending on pour) and little lacing. Smell is unremarkable, as is taste, but it is a cool refreshing AMERICAN ADJUNCT LAGER, and if one can accept it for what it is, then good. This is a decent cheap beer to enjoy when at a ballpark, out at a BBQ or picnic or family gathering where beer snobbery/"more educated palates" do not prevail. If you want a good cheap beer to pound down when the weather is hot, or the action is going....this one will do. Nothing fantastic, but passable...

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2011 08:35:44 | More by FrankenBeerStein
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Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
50 out of 100 based on 3,356 ratings.