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Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

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Coors LightCoors Light

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BA SCORE
50
awful

4,313 Ratings
THE BROS
46
awful

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Ratings: 4,313
Reviews: 1,170
rAvg: 2.01
pDev: 36.32%
Wants: 26
Gots: 458 | FT: 0
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 Sammy
2.1/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Photo of t0rin0
2/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of spycow
2.98/5  rDev +48.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Very light blonde color with a hazy, carbonated look.

S: Smells like beer. Nothing unique stands out to give it any distinctness.

T: The taste of light beer. You have a hint of hops but with a light aftertaste. It is quite similar to Miller lite but taste a little more watery. Aftertaste doesn't stay with you too long.

M&D: It has a carbonated and thin feel to the mouth. A drinkable beer especially in the summer.

This is a beer I would drink for a light american lager.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.55/5  rDev +26.9%
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.

Photo of djrn2
1/5  rDev -50.2%

Photo of zestar
2/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of acurtis
1.25/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.53/5  rDev +25.9%
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.

Photo of nmann08
2/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
2/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
1.25/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of metter98
1.99/5  rDev -1%
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.

Photo of kjkinsey
2/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BEERchitect
1.83/5  rDev -9%
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.

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.53/5  rDev -23.9%
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".

Photo of BuckeyeNation
1.45/5  rDev -27.9%
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.

Photo of kylehay2004
2.42/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

Photo of jaydoc
2.25/5  rDev +11.9%

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1/5  rDev -50.2%

Photo of mikesgroove
1.93/5  rDev -4%
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.

Photo of womencantsail
2.1/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Photo of Knapp85
1.33/5  rDev -33.8%
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.

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
1.75/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of SocalKicks
2/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
1.68/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

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Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
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