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Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
50
awful

3,360 Ratings
THE BROS
45
awful

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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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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
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UCLABrewN84

California

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

Pours a crystal clear light, almost clear, yellow with a 1 inch fizzy white head that fades to nothing. No lacing at all. Smell is of grains and corn flakes. Taste is the same with the grains and corn flakes. There is a slightly metallic taste present as well. A high level of carbonation makes for a very crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average but quite drinkable beer. Not too bad for what it is.

Serving type: can

08-04-2011 00:55:59 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

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
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

1.93/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

In my neverending ( at least it seems that way) quest to absorb the common macros I have yet another entry. Poured a sort of pale yellow, I said sort of as it was almost clear. Big fizzy white head faded instantly leaving a light yellow liquid filled with tons of visible carbonation. Crystal clear and thin. Smell was non existent(seeing a pattern here) and what was there was barely a bread or grain smell. Taste was refreshing when cold/ putrid when warm. By refreshing I mean like a glass of water when your hot, the taste was non existent. Nothing, maybe a light malt but overall nothing. Very thin mouthfeel, actually felt lighter then water. Overall I could see why people would drink this when its hot in the desert and they are dying of thirst, but to drink it for the taste, or enjoyement, I would pass.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2007 22:56:33 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

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

Didn't feel like cracking a good beer tonight with my burger while watching the Toledo/Colorado game, so I grabbed a Coors Light that was left over from a party.

A: About as light as you can get. At first glance, pale yellow, but hold it up to the light and it's more clear with a slight yellow tint. Initial pour gives a fluffy head that quickly dissipates.

S: Sour, and not in a good way. Corn, some other indiscernible adjuncts. No hop or malt aroma.

T: The same taste I've experienced so many times playing caps and beer pong at my fraternity house. Mostly water with some mild corn flavor. The warmer it gets, the worse.

M: Thin and watery, tons of carbonation...too much in fact.

D: Well, if there's a "saving grace" of this beer, this is it. It is drinkable in the sense that it is nearly tasteless so that you can drink it quickly and easily.

Serving type: can

09-12-2009 05:04:42 | More by womencantsail
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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
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

1.83/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Well, a straw colored beer with high carbonation and white foam that disapeared quickly. No retention, no lacing. Smells like vegetables and grain--faintly. No hop aroma. A bit sour. Tastes the same as it smells. Faint grain and adjuncts yeilds vegetable flavors of corn and rice. Maybe a bit of hops for balance. No finish. No aftertaste. Body is weak and neutral. A bit acidic, sour, metalic, and thin. Not much to say about the beer, there's just not a lot there.

Serving type: can

06-27-2005 23:53:48 | More by BEERchitect
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.53/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Straight out of the Silver Bullet.

A: Pale yellow with slightly more color than the typical light lager. A large head to start out, but quickly receding. Little to no lacing.

S: Slightly metallic and grainy, with a little bit of pale malt and no hops.

T: I'd say the best of the "Big 3" light lagers, though certainly nothing special. Much better on tap than can or bottle, but that's probably just the mouthfeel. The taste is like the nose--some pale malt, but mostly adjunct and carbonation.

M: Carbonation and a light mouthfeel. Heavier the Miller Lite, and much less carbonation than Bud Light. Not terrible, but nothing at all special.

D: Probably the most drinkable of the style--it's the one I'd resort to with no other choice. Goes down fairly smooth, and I could see having this one over the other lights in a place where even Bud wasn't available.

Serving type: can

04-21-2009 02:59:25 | More by Thorpe429
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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
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

1.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

16 oz. pint - $3.25 at Highlands Grill in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, light yellow body with a thin layer of white fizz on top.

Smell: Virtually non-existent beyond a very fine sweetish note of, I'm guessing, deliciousness.

Taste: Sweetish grainy flavor with ultra faint floral hops and meek bitterness that would score a 0.2 IBU. Exceedingly watery throughout. Finishes with the meagerest hints of waterlogged grains.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: The priciest glass of water I've had in quite awhile.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2008 17:59:46 | More by ChainGangGuy
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.17/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served in a shaker pint glass at Finn McCool's.

Another Quizzo brew. It pours a clear jaundice topped by somewhere around a finger of white froth. The nose comprises wheat, rice, corn, corn syrup, and grass. The taste really doesn't bring anything new to the table, aside from the usual hard water flavor that accompanies these damn adjunct lagers. The body is quite light, with a sharp moderate carbonation, and a very watery feel. Overall, if these things weren't so cheap, i don't think many would continue to drink them. That said, it served its purpose as mild lubricant during Quizzo. So it had that going for it...

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2010 15:41:34 | More by TMoney2591
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

2.58/5  rDev +29%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Clear, very pale yellowish color - one of the lightest of the lights! The fluffy, bright white head dies immediately. The body is thin. The mouthfeel is also thin, but with a gentle caress of fine bubbles from a fair amount of carbonation. Very clean, slight malt aroma. Clean, light malt flavor. Light and brief. What it lacks in flavor, it makes up for in lack of color! (That's a joke). Somewhat refreshing. At least it's somewhat something!

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2002 12:23:56 | More by NeroFiddled
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

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

12oz bottle. A drinking buddy of mine always has a bottle (or six) of these while I put back the local pints. At our most recent after work Friday brain-dump, I submitted to a previous taunt of trying this with a BA mindset. The slick, shiny bottle label was indeed exhibiting a blue tinge, indicating its suitable to drink coldness, it would seem.

This beer pours a very clear, very pale straw colour - so light, that I can clearly see the items sitting on the bar behind it. It displays a few fingers of thinly foamy, and generally soapy bone-white head, which actually exhibits so-so retention, and some sparse retarded broccoli floret lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.

It smells of a quite soft pale malt, corn and rice graininess, a chalky, metallic essence, and some vegetal huskiness. The taste is corny pale malt, with a surprising, though very thin, cheap breakfast biscuit character, vegetable starch, and a mildly skanky mustiness - this one's score is actually rather low on the unofficial scale in that matter.

It is indeed somewhat over-carbonated, the body thin and watery (it is all about light beer, after all), mostly smooth, and mildly cloying. It finishes off-dry, the echoes of rice and corn husks a tad surprising in their persistence, and slightly lingering essence of over-cooked veggies, not so much.

This would only be tangentially acceptable on a hot, sunny, very thirsty, medically dehydrated day, as a moderately more alcoholic substitute for that other mountain-fresh beverage sold in over-priced bottles at bars everywhere.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2009 20:20:59 | More by biboergosum
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

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

Dry mouth. Parched palate. My throat seeks succor and salvation in any kind of beverage...here's a can handy. I'll down it, whatever it is...couldn't hurt..?

Pale, just slightly yellow coloring, bordering on white, with a head that starts white and full but dies in seconds flat.

Sweet corn in the nose, but flat and empty beyond...mostly, I smell "wet"...so, I'm guessing this is sweetened water?

Taste: let me amend that: SPOILED water. Sweetness, which might stand in for taste, is missing and so is any other kind of flavor. Flat. Decrepit. Utterly innocuous, and deeply disappointing. For those uninterested in flavor, and eager to accept into their systems a weak, watery alcohol delivery system.

Really, no appeal is found inside this can...yuk! As far from beer as I can imagine...how does anyone actually enjoy this?
Light, yes, but each gulp resounds with vapidity. There's so little here it can't escape from it's flaws, and can only be tolerated by those who can't imagine anything else, with character, taste, texture, or any of those other extra amenities.

My insides have been moistened, yes, but my soul aches from the cheap, lifeless atrocity of this mistake of a beer. Worse, it's actually an abuse of water.

No wonder they refer so frequently to the cold taste on the label of this can and in the advertising, for there isn't any other "taste" inside that they boast of...wait, "cold" isn't a taste...

(Drinkability gets a "1" because if I ever wanted more than one of these, you may as well take me out and shoot me!)

Serving type: can

11-25-2005 01:16:11 | More by feloniousmonk
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

1.7/5  rDev -15%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A: The beer is an extremely light yellow color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of adjuncts and light malts with a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste really doesn't have a lot to it, a mild macro adjunct and malt sweetness and a tiny bit of hops bitterness. I know it's a "light beer" but I at least need a little something in it.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Hardly any flavor, not filling at all, I also find it difficult to believe that there's 4.20% ABV in this beer, those characteristics make it a good representation of style, it's your typical "fizzy yellow beer".

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2008 15:52:40 | More by TheManiacalOne
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WesWes

New York

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

The beer pours a very pale gold color with a thick frizzy white head that quickly fades to spotty lacing. The aroma is below average. It has a dry lager yeast aroma with the faintest hint of pilsner malt. The taste is below average as well. There really is little malt taste at all. It's basically watered down regular Coors. It goes down quick and finishes dry and clean. The mouthfeel is average. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is the standard for light macro lagers. I don't see the attraction here.

Serving type: can

02-01-2009 22:47:25 | More by WesWes
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drabmuh

Maryland

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

The mountains on the can were blue, so it was cold enough to drink. Following instructions.

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a shaker pint. Beer is light yellow and clear. Carbonation is quite active, medium bubbles. It forms a soapy white head, large bubbles that falls away quickly leaving a monolayer of small diffuse bubbles that slowly breaks. There is no lacing on the glass.

Aroma is odd, almost nothing, some malt sweetness but its really weak, there is also kind of an unpleasant biting harsh undertone to the whole thing. Me no likey.

It doesn't taste like anything. Its like water. Nevermind.

Serving type: can

04-01-2010 01:36:34 | More by drabmuh
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zeff80

Missouri

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

A - It is a pale yellow that is highly carbonated. You actually can get a head on it if you pour it well enough. However, it doesn't last.

S - Smells of corn.

T - The corn flavor comes through. There may also be a hint of hops.

M - It is crisp but also can be a little too fizzy.

D - When it's free it's always drinkable. When your choices are limited to just Bud Light and Coors Light. I think I'll always grab the Coors Light.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2006 15:46:45 | More by zeff80
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jlindros

Massachusetts

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
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

1.33/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I know I've had this over the years a couple times and I'm surprised I never reviewed it before... it must have fell through the cracks somehow. This beer poured out as a clear yellow color with a very fast fading white head on top. The beer has some carbonation bubbles that rise to the top on occasion. The smell of the beer is mostly aromas of corn and other sweet grains. The taste is very bland, I'd say it lacks everything in the flavor/taste category. The mouthfeel is watery, thin and boring. Overall it's nothing to be proud of, it's got no depth or anything. Avoid it, because there is nothing good about it.

Serving type: can

12-30-2012 16:49:36 | More by Knapp85
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jwc215

Wisconsin

1.23/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

7 oz. bottle--

Pours almost clear with a thin white head that soon becomes a few bubbles. No lacing remains.
The smell is a slight whiff of sulfur.
The taste was like iced tap water. After a short while, it tastes like stagnant water. A slight chemical taste creeps through to distinguish it from tap water. No hints of any specific flavor.
It would be as refreshing as cold tap water if the sulfur-like feel wasn't there.
This is not good - not even for a light beer - I tried it to see why it was popular. I tried to be objective and rate it in comparison to other light beers (though the concept still baffles me in a way)- but, it turned out to be nothing.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2006 15:10:47 | More by jwc215
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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
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

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

Attempting to be gold, but falls short and lands at yellow fizzy with all of the artificial carbonation the white head dissipates very quickly. This is the Silver Bullet, the "good stuff" to most people my age, and the reason why most people my age don't like the taste of beer. Corn and rice sweetness mixed with some off aromas of chemical origin. The flavor is as close to an artificial beer as it can get. They try to produce malt and hops, but this beer is more like a can of soda than a beer. Light body, high capacity, and not enjoyable. Taste the Rockies, well for me never again in this life time.

Serving type: can

03-03-2003 10:37:18 | More by WVbeergeek
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Gavage

New Jersey

1.55/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Appearance: pours a very light yellow color with a 1" head that breaks down immediately. No lace develops.

Smell: some sweetness is all you can pull from the glass.

Taste: minimal malt profile with some soft sweetness, and almost no bitterness. Compared to a light beer like Sam Adams, this is almost flavorless in the style.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Crisp throughout. Clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: I could barely finish half a glass of this. If you want a light beer, go to Sam Adams or a basic german pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 23:01:04 | More by Gavage
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Halcyondays

California

1.38/5  rDev -31%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

On-tap at Zubie's in Huntington Beach, CA, bummed some off of my softball teammates, since it was free for me,

A: Pours a pale, insipid yellow, really no head to speak of, coming out of the tap, there were just a smattering of bubbles.

S: No smell, smells like water, if I was being nice, I would say it has a slight hint of malt and corn.

T: Pretty tasteless, a bit of malt and corn, no hops to speak of, carbonated water is the major taste.

M: Watery, light, seltzery.

D: Fine for a light beer, its tasteless nature makes it easy to drink or pound, but not something I would order regularly. Editing again after trying a bottle, it just got so boring I left it half full.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2007 02:18:11 | More by Halcyondays
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