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Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

Coors LightCoors Light

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3,360 Ratings

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Ratings: 3360
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 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 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 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 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 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 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
Photo of CFHMagnet


2.58/5  rDev +29%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes taken 8-29-13.

I poured a finger of white head, and nearly instantly it was gone. The body looked to be a golden-urine color.

The beer smelled faintly of adjunct. I also got buttery crackers with slight grass hints.

I tasted sweet malt/adjunct up front. Sweet grass and the buttery crackers followed closely.

The beer was light bodied. It was very refreshing, the picture of a lawnmower beer. I left no film and finished sweet.

Serving type: can

09-02-2013 21:24:29 | More by CFHMagnet
Photo of jgm038

New York

2.33/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I like to think of beers as what they are.

I grew up around racing. I don't mean fancy f1 or Indy or anything like that.I mean circle track, dirt track, NASCAR type tracing. My family has always owned and raced cars. I don't know if it was because Coors was a big sponsor at a local track - but if you were working on the car on a Tuesday night - you were drinking Coors lights.

Appearance - if you're drinking out of a glass - it's pretty bad. You know how Budweiser has that dark yellow color when poured? Imagine half as dark.

mouth fell - not bad but I believe this is partly because of the good amount of carbonation added.

Taste - well to be honest - it really doesn't taste all that special. You can tell the major ingredients are things like corn, wheat And rice. But when you're working on a car for several hours, or just done mowing your lawn on a hit day, or working in the house for a while..its not the Stone 2013 Imperial Russian Stout you want, but the Coors light that hits the spot.

Conclusion - what I'm really trying to say - Coors light is good when you just finished doing some work - especially on a warm day. According to the can it has 107 calories and 3.7% alcohol - something else that may appeal to you. While there may be sometimes I reach for an Old Rasputin or Dogfish Head 90.. Coors light also has it's place.

Serving type: can

09-01-2013 06:56:34 | More by jgm038
Photo of yeastlovehoppiness_greg


1.93/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

I like the bottles. They have fun blue stuff on them to play with. Not sure how always being cold makes it any better since it sits in grocery store backrooms where it is not cold. It has a light yellow appearance and is fizzy. doesn't have a lot of smell, except slightly skunky. Smooth until aftertaste. Then it just turns bad.

Serving type: can

08-21-2013 02:12:22 | More by yeastlovehoppiness_greg
Photo of bradb717


1.88/5  rDev -6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A very sad beer. Reminds me of college. Like trying to get a buzz off Aquafina.
Pours ok I guess for a light beer.
Almost no head.
Very little aroma.
Feel is very watery with minor notes of beer flavor.
This is truly cattle fodder for the masses.
Not really a beer drinker's beer, unless you're my dad and put down like 30 a day...
Poor guy.

Serving type: can

08-20-2013 18:17:50 | More by bradb717
Photo of JuicesFlowing


1.36/5  rDev -32%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Light straw yellow, so light it barely looks like beer. Fizzy white head that recedes to nothing with no lacing.

Aroma: Sweet adjuncts such as rice or corn barely come through.

Taste: Metallic, watery, no perceptible beer ingredients.

Mouthfeel: Watery, metallic, carbonated.

Overall: Really not very tasteful. The most metallic tasting adjunct lager I've had.

Serving type: can

07-27-2013 12:25:49 | More by JuicesFlowing
Photo of zombiecrat


2.8/5  rDev +40%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.75

A: Drank from a can but I've seen it before. Nothing special.

S: Metallic corn water.

T: Cold crisp corn without much hoppiness.

M: Very crisp and no sticking to the tongue. Perfect for a hot day.

O: You get what you pay for. Cheap, easy drinking, refreshing beer water. If that's what you went in expecting then you'll be happy like me:) The new double vented can does allow for easier chugging!

Serving type: can

Serving type: can

07-23-2013 04:27:01 | More by zombiecrat
Photo of biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

1.91/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Coors Light is so void of malt that it barely has any colour; almost entirely without hue at some angles, this beer looks 'light' alright! It looks like ginger-ale only fairer. It is no surprise either that such an emaciated beer - despite having carbonation injected into it - can't retain a head.

There's a reason Coors insists their beer is "cold certified" before you attempt to drink it - it's to diminish how much of the product you can actually smell and taste. Lower temperatures, not to mention drinking straight from the can or bottle, severely truncate the ability to recognize a beer's flavours. Normally that's for worse, though in this case it may be for better...

The use of corn syrup and rice starch and who knows what kinds of adjuncts and preservatives don't make for an overly appealing lager - if they did the Germans would have passed a law *in favor* of them! Where any flavour is noted in this insipid lager it tastes of corn grits or Wonderbread. The aftertaste is fairly cloying and flaunts adjuncts in all their glory.

I once heard a wise man say that 'whatever beer you like, then that is good beer'. But I confess that if I were a psychiatrist and a patient told me this was their favourite beer I'd diagnose them crazy. Not because they liked it - but because they believed it to be beer! The inclusion of barley, yeast and (imperceptible) hops may *technically* make this beer, but I feel there's enough excluded (i.e., every characteristic of an actual beer) to disqualify that claim.

Big companies don’t win by making great products. Big companies win by sucking less than other big companies. True, there's worse out there, but this is still an awful lager. If I can't enjoy Coors Light in a tiny, stuffy, non-air-conditioned second-floor bedroom in the midst of a mid-summer heatwave after moving heavy furniture... then there's no chance I ever will.

Serving type: can

07-18-2013 03:12:57 | More by biegaman
Photo of BrentBeer1169


5/5  rDev +150%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite Beer. Perfect, goes down smooth, perfect cold. Awesome taste. Doesn't make stomach upset. My favorite beer hands down!!!! The wide mouth makes every sip enjoyable.

Cans are just as good as the bottles. Obviously the cans are cheaper but the bottles are a great price as well!

When the mountains are blue, its Time to drink!!!

Serving type: can

07-08-2013 23:11:11 | More by BrentBeer1169
Photo of metter98

New York

1.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: The beer is crystal clear light straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly died down, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of adjunct malts are present in the nose—corn seems to stand out in particular.
T: Similar to the smell, light flavors of corn adjuncts dominate the overall taste. Neither hop flavors nor associated bitterness are perceptible, although there's just enough in the way of underlying hops to counteract any sweetness from the malts.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down easily but then again it mostly tastes like corn-flavored water.

Serving type: can

07-07-2013 21:19:34 | More by metter98
Photo of Michael_DaBeers_IV


3.49/5  rDev +74.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My favorite light beer/cheap beer. Great for bbq's and long days of drinking binges. Also good for drinking games. I definitely prefer Coors to Bud. Also, in my opinion, the best 30 pack you can buy.. i.e. Rolling Rock, Miller, Bud, Natty, Keystone, etc. Well priced and always reliable: the World's Most Refreshing Beer (The Silver Bullet)! Good for wizard staffing too because the cans are generally taller/thinner then the average can, so you can become a wise wizard faster! (stack cans until it's as tall as you, and you have become the wise wizard).

Serving type: can

07-03-2013 20:14:43 | More by Michael_DaBeers_IV
Photo of Diane_Brew

Ontario (Canada)

2.78/5  rDev +39%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

A: Fine looking beer. Not enough head.

S: Not much hops.

T: Not much taste. It's a beer for the masses. Church masses. Gawd bless 'merica.

M: Nice effervescence.

O: Safe, bland, flavorless, gassy, nice colour, easy to drink, yawn.

Hey Val, your life is kinda lame.

Serving type: can

06-29-2013 01:52:17 | More by Diane_Brew
Photo of DrewsBrews450

North Carolina

2.86/5  rDev +43%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I'm gonna rate this beer as light beer the way it should be. If you rate this beer against other types or styles of beers your in idiot. As light beer compared to the other two its very very light with a watery look, very pale even more then bud and miller. The head foams and goes away like most light beers with no to little head left. The smell is a little sweetness, corn or some mix of veggies. The taste is a little sweet up front with the corn and veggie mix coming through midway, ending in a little bitterness maybe from the hops haha. Bud light and miller are sweeter, this is a little more tame on the sweetness and has a little bitter bite on the back end that makes me like it better then b/m. The mouthfeel along with the taste are water of course right, it is light beer. I mean this beer is still beer enough for me to enjoy it at a party, bbq, beach. I don't care how much people hate this shit or say its not craft beer I can't drink it, ill drink this any day on a beach or just simply throwing back cans with friends. Other then that though ill take some good beer to enjoy around the house hanging with the girl

Serving type: can

06-22-2013 00:42:16 | More by DrewsBrews450
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Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
50 out of 100 based on 3,360 ratings.