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Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

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1,201 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,201
Hads: 4,643
rAvg: 2.08
pDev: 31.73%
Wants: 31
Gots: 842 | 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: 1,201 | Hads: 4,643
Photo of aracauna
1.8/5  rDev -13.5%
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. (302 characters)

Photo of Boilermaker88
1.38/5  rDev -33.7%
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. (896 characters)

Photo of Nytemare
2.17/5  rDev +4.3%
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. (950 characters)

Photo of cncbofh
1.85/5  rDev -11.1%
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. (328 characters)

Photo of Hex92
1.58/5  rDev -24%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Mass produced tripe. I pretty much will only drink this stuff when someone offers you a beer at their house.. Very pale and yellowish. Not much head unless you try to pour it sloppy. I have found that you can drink it hot and it doesn't taste that much worse than when its cold. Good for boiling brats in, and buying in bulk for parties in the summer. (351 characters)

Photo of waughbrew
1.87/5  rDev -10.1%
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. (579 characters)

Photo of theozag
2.25/5  rDev +8.2%
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. - (429 characters)

Photo of gueuzeonhigh
2.06/5  rDev -1%
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. (541 characters)

Photo of DESTRO
1.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

oh the silver bullet. how i loathe your horrible commercials. i wouldnt touch you, but you came in a raiders can and i had to have you. pours bright pale yellow, smells like typical cheap beer, tastes metallic and slightly sweet with lots of carbonation. it is what it is, light cheap beer. im sure you didnt know that so consider yourself enlightened. (352 characters)

Photo of Mustard
1.79/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 12oz. can.

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden hue with a small, snow-white head; not much in the way of head retention or lacing.

Aroma: Faintly of corn, cooked veegtables and grain.

Taste: Lightly sweet; firm notes of corn and grain; very little bitternish.

Notes: In terms of calories and price, what can be said? Poor, off-putting beer. (364 characters)

Photo of UncleAl
1.24/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Perhaps one of the worst lite beers out there. Or one of the worst beers out there, period. In fact, calling this a "beer" is truly an insult to other beers.

Pale yellow color, like a steady urine stream at the end of a long drinking day. Watery taste and mouthfeel. Actually, it tastes more like beer-flavored water. This is surprising, because regular Coors, and the impressive Coors Extra Gold, are fairly decent beers to drink. That this one is so devoid of the taste and character of its bretheren is a mystery to me. Some PC whacko in Golden must be responsible for this crap.

If you like it, good for you. A body does need liquid refreshment. At times, this may even be cheaper than Evian to drink, I'm sure. But before I'll ever drink it again, you'll have to put a "silver bullet" in the back of my head... and then you would have to wedge my mouth open. (869 characters)

Photo of beerguy101
1/5  rDev -51.9%
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. (288 characters)

Photo of KroMagnon
1.95/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A stiff pour on this one produces a rapidly disintegrating head, very disappointing. The beer is perfectly clear with a very light golden color, perhaps a tad darker than Bud Light (see disclaimer at my review for that beer). The aroma has an almost metallic or earthy note - my best comparison is with a galvanized bucket my dad used to use to collect garden vegetables in. This aroma is VERY faint and almost indetectable, but there is not much else in there so it stands out. Flavor-wise, the beer is more balanced than the Bud Light, with a drier overall impression and less cloying sweetness, and perhaps a bit more hop bitterness (very very slight). There is also a slight astringency at the end of a sip. Relatively speaking this is a more complex (!) beer than the Bud light, but nevertheless the beer is still VERY bland. If I had to make a choice, I would take this over Bud Light hands down.

For the BJCP style American Light Lager - this is around the 4.2 / 5; its nice and dry, with a touch of hop bitterness as desired, but its hurt by the odd aroma. (1,067 characters)

Photo of SetarconeX
1.26/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Ahh, Coors light, one of the giant, colossal, endlessly promoted set of beers which seem to exist solely for football games. It's also one of the worst.

To its credit, this beer has an absolutely unique flavor to it. Specifically, it's a flavor not unlike a week old sandwich. Coors has managed to brew one of the few beers on the market that actually manages to taste exactly like fermented baked goods. Drowned in water.

Thank you, Coors light...for making Budweiser look almost drinkable in comparison! (511 characters)

Photo of granger10
1.65/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

The only thing more watery than this beer is Keystone Light. Lots of Rocky Mountain ice here. Not much else. Maybe a twinge a grainy dryness. If you need a thirst quencher here you go. And don't try to taste it. This is a good one for playing drinking games with! (263 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.54/5  rDev -26%
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". (349 characters)

Photo of Garin
2.98/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice pillowy white head formed and actually lingered for a fair while. The colour was a pale lemon/gold, and it was absolutely clear. The carbonation looks nice.

On the nose, some slightly floral elements are apparent. I do find a tiny bit of sulfur, with some vegetable.

The flavour is fresh and clean. There is a light citrus in there, along with a bit of mild hops bitterness at the end. The tiniest hint of tropical is a bit out of place.

The mouthfeel is light but smooth, and refreshingly carbonated.

I can't believe it, but I actually like this beer. It must be my favourite of the big-name American macros. Wow. It's surprisingly drinkable. (662 characters)

Photo of TheDM
1.41/5  rDev -32.2%
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. (287 characters)

Photo of elmocoso
2.03/5  rDev -2.4%
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 (285 characters)

Photo of Ellbert
2.82/5  rDev +35.6%
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. (320 characters)

Photo of garymuchow
2.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I've actually looked forward to this review. The years of offensive commercials and promotion of everything I think beer is not has irritated me to no end. Having said that...
It looks fine for style, so there isn't much to say. It's part of what makes a macro a macro. However, the head is very fizzy and recedes really quickly (down to nothing without ever taking a drink and in less than 1 minute). The aroma is alright, with a sweet malt character. The taste is really nothing, of course. Aspects of flavors. Mostly just a sense of dryness and bitterness. Flavor doesnt' match the aroma. Feel is watery.
' didn't hate this beer as much as I would have like, but there also "isn't any there there." Has a thirst quenching quality, but it's mostly made for quick drinking (and quick drinking youth on the prowl believing drinking this will somehow make a difference). Drink it fast before it turns nasty. I can imagine gatherings with lots and lots of half drank beers. Maybe that's how they sell so much. (1,010 characters)

Photo of steelreign
1.15/5  rDev -44.7%
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! (318 characters)

Photo of woemad
1.5/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Just awful. One of those beers that deserve to only be drunk from cans, in order to protect innocent glassware. Mouthfeel like water. Very little taste. In short, the perfect beer for those who want to drink 12 odd beers during the course of the evening. (254 characters)

Photo of Popsinc
1.63/5  rDev -21.6%
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. (488 characters)

Photo of Winter
1.8/5  rDev -13.5%
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. (467 characters)

Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
51 out of 100 based on 1,201 ratings.