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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 TastyTaste


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

The silver bullet... Comes in a brown bottle, which is the what I drank it from. Smells lightly oof malt, and a little adjunct. Taste is not very offensive, but there is almost nothing to it. No complexity, no hops kick, nothing. Just another macro, IMO.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2003 05:14:10 | More by TastyTaste
Photo of HochFliegen


1.83/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Like all massed produced light beers. Appearance was as if my dog....nevermind. Smell well thankfully there wasnt much smell there. Taste had a little bit of a bitterness and maybe some malt to it not much else. No mouthfeel. Very easy to drink since its like drinking water.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2003 21:40:58 | More by HochFliegen
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.1/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Widely available in Canada. Had it because it was the most drinkable of non drinkable beers at a Shalom Zachor, a Friday night gathering after a baby is born in Judaism, where traditionally beer is served. Agree its carbonated tonic water with a little beer taste.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2003 04:13:59 | More by Sammy
Photo of Foxman

New Jersey

2.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours like clear straw-colored water, with a head that jumps up and right back down.

Nondescript aroma, says simply, "yep, this is beer."

There's an initial slight hop tanginess, that fades quickly to a sheer veneer of malt, with a very fast finish.

This beer is thin, like water, and leaves your mouth with little record of its having been there.

Yes, it is drinkable, as mass-produced light beers go. My brother-in-law always has it around, and when we're out in the sun by the pool and I didn't bring my own, well, I'll confess I've been known to knock a few back. And even if I'm not impressed, I seldom actively regret it.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2003 16:19:27 | More by Foxman
Photo of canadianbarman

Alberta (Canada)

2.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

--regular bottle, no freshness date faound.
--poured a thin, clear straw like in color. Nice head that quickly diminished to nothing. Little to none lacing affect. Sweet, nothing spectular smell.
What can I say about this beer that hasn't been said already. Not much taste besides a watered down affect. It is better than some of the mass marketed lights I have tried. I would not seek this beer out, but I may pound one back to wet the palate after a good game of hockey.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2003 16:50:28 | More by canadianbarman
Photo of NJpadreFan

New Jersey

1.3/5  rDev -35%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Coors Light- The Silver Bullet?! This could kill even a werewolf!!

Coors Light is the women's beer of choice here in NJ. And that's a shame! Actually its the men's choice in Ocean County!

Coors Light has a pale yellow appearance with a soapy white head that disappated very quickly.
The smell was sweet & stale actually it was very repugnant!
The taste was very weak, very little hops or anything else of that matter. Well, anything that is good. The natural taste is of skunked piss. Don't mean to be harsh but there is no other way to describe the flavor!

I didn't want to review such crappy beers but I feel it's my duty to report the bad beers along with the good ones. Coors Light is definitely the Worst one!

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2003 19:30:16 | More by NJpadreFan
Photo of aracauna


1.83/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 4

Lackluster color, just barely yellow. No head to speak of. The carbonation is large-bubbled and very like drinking a coke. Not too sweet flavor and a little more bitter in the finish than Miller Lite. Nothing here is offensive though. I didn't mention the aroma because it doesn't have one to speak of.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2003 08:21:56 | More by aracauna
Photo of Boilermaker88


1.35/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Went to a college football game while on vacation in Indiana and attended a tail-gate party while waiting for the game to start. The food was great. The beer choices were, well, limited.
Poured in a glass, Coors Light has a pale, bubbly light yellow color and a fluffy little white head that evaporates immediately. The smell was faintly of pale malt and a hefty dose of corn syrup. The taste was initially syrupy sweet but turned wretched in a matter of minutes as the beer warmed a bit. The bitter, metallic taste was enough to make me stop after just one. The feel was light and overly carbonated, like a malt/corn soda.
I should have followed my instincts and brought along a sixer of Bell's or Three Floyds. I didn't and my palate paid the price. Considering the other options were Corona Extra and some malternative, C.L. was the least of the three evils. Next time I'll just drink water.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2003 23:37:02 | More by Boilermaker88
Photo of Nytemare


2.17/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Coors Light on tap, does it get any more real than this? Let's see.
It came to me in a pilsner, chilled. Light clear yellow with plenty of carbonation to support absolutely no head whatsoever. Hmmm. Smelled lightly of malt, and corn syrup. Wierd, but I guess go with what works. Tasted pretty much the same. Sweet, lightly malted, watered down corn syrup. Very light bodied, easy to pour down the throat. The plusses, no headache. Had one Bud Light and had a migraine. None of that business here. Easy to drink several of and not be drunk. Goes great with fried chicken and fried okra.
So, to answer the question, yes it does get better from here. Much much better, but, when out in Okarche, Oklahoma, God I hope I spelled Okarche right, and you're eatin' fried chicken, Coors Light might be all that's available. I think they had some miller products, and I know they had bud, but really, out of those, I'll take a coors light any day of the week.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2003 02:48:44 | More by Nytemare
Photo of cncbofh


1.88/5  rDev -6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

It's coors light. We've all had it. We all know it's water with some yellow food coloring and artificial beer flavoring.
Works for high school parties and... well... that's about it.

Appearance was yellow water. Smell was bland and flat... Taste the same. Mouthfeel and drinkability... you can drink lots of these bastards.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2003 19:01:31 | More by cncbofh
Photo of waughbrew


1.75/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Light light yellow with white white head of bursting big bubbles without retention or stickyness. Lokks a little like pale ginger ale.
Smell is great - some corn-like sweetness with a very pleasing level of diacetyl, some leafy saaz and a hint of toasted grains.
Taste begins like water with grain flavoring but then the sweetness and butteriness quickly disappear leaving an astringent metallic sting. Medium harsh carbonation, sort of soda-like high frustose corn syrup feel.
Although I find the aroma to be quite pleasing, the taste ruins it. Not an enjoyable beer for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2003 22:04:35 | More by waughbrew
Photo of theozag


2.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Smooth, clear, and lightly fruity when first hitting your tongue. Slightly smooth finish with an acidic, hoppy aftertaste. As this is a light beer (and a near-clear-beer) there's no spectrum of flavors in the palatte that one would normally expected from a full-bodied brew. It just slides into your mouth and fizzes a little before fading away.

- I first reviewed this beer 28JUN03, this post reflects notes in that review. -

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2003 02:51:02 | More by theozag
Photo of gueuzeonhigh


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

Another quintessential American “light” beer. If I was blindfolded and I concentrated on my taste buds I’d be able to detect the stereotyped beer flavor-- but maybe my imagination might fill in the missing pieces.

A very very mild and shallow flavor- yes there’s a hint of malt and hops. Fizz. Coors doesn’t state the alcohol percentage. I suspect it’s quite light. I will say this-- on ice with some club soda or just soda water this “beer” will give a mild flavor-- something different to the conventional fruity flavored water.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2003 04:14:41 | More by gueuzeonhigh
Photo of beerguy101


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

Very pale gold color, medium head. Aroma is very slight and kind of grainy. Very little malts, nearly no hops. Very light taste, nearly no taste at all. IS it really beer? Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is clean Aftertaste is nearly neutral. Is this even beer? More like a beer flavored water.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2003 02:47:17 | More by beerguy101
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

1.53/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

This is not beer, this water and corn syrup with a light alcohol taste included. No aroma, no afertaste and hell, even no taste at all. This is the perfect beer for non-beer drinker. I blame this beer for making it hard to convince people to try to drink something different since this is so light and therefore every other beers seems "too strong".

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2003 13:42:31 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of TheDM


1.43/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This brew poured a small quickly disappearing head of fine white bubbles. It has a transparent weak urine yellow body. It has little to no aroma. Its flavor that is slightly hoppy with an initially fizzy mouthfeel that soon fades. The best thing about it is that you can get it anywhere.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2003 21:44:10 | More by TheDM
Photo of elmocoso


2.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Big billowy head - soon gone
Very atractive beads of carb
The beer is a pale yellow.
It seems that the appearance of most Macros are the best going for them...Well, that and consistancy. The rest is as follows.

Nose - flat
Taste - vacant
Mouthfeel - stingy
Drinkibility - dull

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2003 04:02:29 | More by elmocoso
Photo of Ellbert


2.88/5  rDev +44%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I could drink this all night. It tastes okay, it doesn't look good but the taste is okay. It is better than some light beers I have had. This is my second favorite light beer next to Sam Adams Light. It wasn't that watery. There may have been too much carbonation. A decent beer by Coors, I liked their Irish Red Better.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2003 20:57:55 | More by Ellbert
Photo of steelreign

New York

1.13/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Well, like most other reviews on this one, what is left to say? No serious beer drinker would even be looking at this review, so I am wasting my time reviewing it, actually. If you really want to know my feelings, if I could give a zero to this beer in the taste, mouthfeel and drinkablility fields, I would.... BLECH!

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2003 08:13:44 | More by steelreign
Photo of Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

1.63/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

What more can you say about Coors Light other than it is one of the most bland, dull and boring beers ever made. Pale and bubbly like gingerale. No nose whatsoever....ok, maybe some corn and grainy notes. Taste is not only light and watery, it is also chalky and dry. The mouthfeel is bubbly and rough and the finish is dry.

This is a horrible beer. It is not even beer. Have it ice cold on a summer afternoon and it will go down like water. Less than a beer for the masses. A new low.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2003 15:34:35 | More by Popsinc
Photo of Winter


1.83/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Drank this after a sand volleyball game on a warm day. Pours a clear pale yellow that struggles to maintain it's white head... then in the blink of an eye it's gone. Hardly any aroma. Mouthfeel is extremely thin (akin to water) with some crispness if swished around the tongue. Minor grain and husk taste. Finish is chalky and dry.

Coors Light has to be one of the most watered down and flavorless beers out there. It goes down easy, because there's nothing to it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2003 11:00:29 | More by Winter
Photo of LarryKemp


1.6/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer poured a clear bright yellow with a fine fluffy white head. The bubbles ascended through the beer until the very last gulp. I would say this was as close to advertisement perfect as a beer can get. Too bad I had to drink it and spoil the moment. The beer had no aroma even with such a nice head. The aroma was matched by the flavor - nill. There was some carbonation in the beer that provided some mouthfeel, but Light described the mouthfeel. Not drinkable except in an emergency.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2003 19:56:43 | More by LarryKemp
Photo of adamboeckman


3.28/5  rDev +64%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First of all, light beers are no good! Coors light has a decent flavor compared to Miller Light and Bud Light. It doesn't pour good and doesn't have a head. Ok, maybe for a few seconds. The taste is sweet, almost fruity, and the hops tickle the tongue. One of the few light beers I can sit and drink all night. Its not that great though, and their are many beers the same price as Coors Light that I could recommend.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2003 21:02:47 | More by adamboeckman
Photo of SchmichaelJ


1.5/5  rDev -25%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This hyper-marketed beer poured a light, pale amber color with a small head. I blinked, and it disappeared. No lacing, and nothing remotely close to mentionable in the appearance. There was very little smell, just faint, stale whisps of malt and corn. The taste was grainy, somewhat sweer with light-corn features. Barely palatable. The seltzer-water mouthfeel was uminmpressive, although I suppose it felt interesting when I vigorously swished it in my mouth. Hey, I needed some entertainment while drinking this one. Overall, Coors Light is one of the worst beers I've had. It delivers a bit of alcohol quickly, and goes down painlessly, but these are its only qualities.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2003 22:39:15 | More by SchmichaelJ
Photo of guinness33

New Jersey

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

simply put: yet another boring, watery macro brew. nothing daring. pours a watered down yellow. there's barely any sort of smell here...maybe a hint of maltiness every now and again. it tastes like someone dumped their coors original in my water, which is exactly how this one goes down...like water. very easy to drink as there's not much going on, but at the same time it's a far from enjoyable experience.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2003 16:23:40 | More by guinness33
Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
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