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Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

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Coors LightCoors Light

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1,215 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,215
Hads: 4,742
Avg: 2.04
pDev: 70.59%
Wants: 36
Gots: 920 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2001

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Reviews: 1,215 | Hads: 4,742
Photo of Foyle
2.21/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Appeance: pale straw with very little head. No lacing to speaking of. Aroma: very mild corn, barley malt and water.
Mouthfeel: light watery, very dry finish.
Flavor: not much to say here. Take a Coors Original and add about 20% water. There is some light flavor of corn husks and sweet barley malt with no detectable hops. Mostly it tastes like a malty mineral water.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
2.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

I really don't like drinking light beers - but when you over at a friends and that's what's offered, you take it with a smile. Nonetheless, I really don't like them. But of the light beers I've had, this is the "best" of the lot. And another thing I've learned - your typical big, American brewery, or for that matter, big brewery beer just doesn't cut it for me any more. The craft beers I focus on are way better than the glut of stuff you find in WalMart. Anyway, Coor Light for all of its advertising is just a tiny bit better than ok - when nothing else is offered...

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Photo of thefullmontiii
1.48/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Not sure who this review is going to appeal to. I don't know many beer drinkers that haven't had a Coors Light at some point in their life. Extremely generic. Little to no flavor, very watery. Foamy when poured, but almost scentless, airy foam. Serves the purpose of high volume drinking, useful at least for playing games or long days involving heavy consumption, but otherwise purposeless beer. No idea why anyone would pay for this for any reason other than to drink without feeling too full.

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Photo of phartman133
2.56/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Very boring beer. If you're looking for a beer with not much taste and no originality, look no further. Basic beer that you can get for very cheap. This beer is very common among college age students because it is easy to find anywhere and it is very inexpensive.

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Photo of gogreen99
1.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Definetly a bland and boring beer as far as beer goes. Yet somehow it refreshes and hits the spot very easy drinking for a pale lager. Transparent clear yellow body. Best when enjoyed ice cold. Very common among college age people most likely because of the inexpensive aspect of this beer. Overall an enjoyable experience.

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Photo of NachlamSie
1.39/5  rDev -31.9%
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.

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Photo of chinchill
2.45/5  rDev +20.1%
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.

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Photo of danimal9393
3.5/5  rDev +71.6%
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.

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Photo of tmbgnicu
1/5  rDev -51%
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...

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Photo of Radford007
3.54/5  rDev +73.5%
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.

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Photo of nicholas2121
3.16/5  rDev +54.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Coors Light brewed by Coors Brewing Company. This brew has an ABV 4.2% . The brew pours out a light amber color with a small white head, the head to this brew goes away fast. This brew has the look of most light brews on the market. Not saying that is a bad thing. Coors Light smells like beer that all I can say. You pick up on grains and malts. There is a hit of hops at the end of the smell. As far as taste, there is not much there. There ar some nice grians and malts in the taste. It is like drinking water with a hit of beer. Coors Light goes down smooth, and it is refreshing. There is nothing bad about this brew- but there could be more to it. To me This brew is really light but it is to be expecited. Coors light is a nice driking brew. Overall I'm giving Coors Light a 3 out 5. I would buy this brew again. Coors Brewing Company did an ok job with this one.

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Photo of Retroman40
1.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Coors Light is the one beer to drink if you're drinking 99 - that's because it's pretty much slightly beer flavored water. I poured a 12 ounce bottle into a very clean pint glass.

A - Very pale straw color with minimal head retention.

S - Faint smell of some grains and adjuncts.

T - 100% Adjunct taste - absolutely no hops or any bitterness.

M - Extremely thin, horrible almost wine like finish.

O - Considering the price, this is a terrible excuse for beer.

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Photo of WesMantooth
1.63/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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 more 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. But if you want a good light AAL, this is not a good one. I would recommend Yuengling Light

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Photo of kylelenk
3.08/5  rDev +51%
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.

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Photo of spoony
2.43/5  rDev +19.1%
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.

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Photo of aqualung23
1.24/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

BA says that reviews should have something constructive, but that's very difficult with this one. As I'm sure most of us on here are not generally fans of American mega brewery light "beers" (I have a hard time calling this beer), I think Coors light stands above them all as probably the worst mass produced brew from any major company. It is simply too watered down to be an enjoyable beer, and I will sadly admit that I think less of people when they order it.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
1.99/5  rDev -2.5%
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?

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Photo of GarthDanielson
2.15/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of RingoBro
2.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I lived on this stuff in college. It was better than Busch Light, and I preferred it over the similar Bud Light and Miller Light. You know it's not a good beer when they need to use some marketing (blue mountains) to let you know your beer is cold. While funny, it's stupid. I know the difference between a cold and warm beer and this is one you definitely want to drink cold.

Unless you're looking for quantity > quality, I'd suggest you pick up another beer.

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Photo of brewbattles
2.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

We did a blind taste test with this beer against five other light american lagers to objectively determine which one is best. The beers were Coors Light, Bud Light, Miller Light, Natural Light, and Pabst Blue Ribbon. You can check it out here:


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Photo of gregO59
1/5  rDev -51%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

this is the worst beer product I have ever tasted . This is like beer flavored water . when I open a cooler at a party and see nothing but coors lite I get in my car and go buy real beer. don't understand the mindset of people who drink this shit.

appearance - looks like water with yellow coloring

smell- no discernible smell

taste- horrible

mouthfeel- watery

overall- complete waste of money spend a couple of more bucks and get something that tastes
like beer.

people that drink this shit are clueless.

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Photo of Tobeezues
3.83/5  rDev +87.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love craft beer more than the next guy. More. I'm from the Portland metro area. I am blessed with countless microbreweries from Seattle to PDX. However, I love coors light. It's amazing. How could you down on such a smooth beer. Love is all I have for it.

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Photo of GrizzleFist
1.7/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

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Photo of SingularWalker
1.54/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

appearance: pale yellow and watery, much like a urine sample

smell: not much of a scent at all, a little like dirty dish water

taste: sweet, bland, very much like befouled water

mouthfeel: very carbonated

overall: not really a "beer", more of a watery alcohol delivery system.

serving type: bottle

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Photo of Captain_Komamura
1.38/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Appearance - Hay colored beer, with a light head

Smell - I could barely smell anything, just a little metallic smell.

Taste - It is a watery taste. The hops and other ingredients are present but not that strong. The aftertaste is not pleasant.

Mouthfeel - Over carbonated, but it is refreshing.

Overall - It is not one of my favorites of the BMC's , but definitely not the worst.

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Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
51 out of 100 based on 1,215 ratings.