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Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

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50
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3,779 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,779
Reviews: 1,133
rAvg: 2.01
pDev: 35.82%
Wants: 11
Gots: 232 | 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.

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baos

Indiana

1.13/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12 oz bottle

A: Yellow pale fizzy.

S: Faint apples and maybe a malt in there.

T: Sweet flavored lager for a sec then bitter metallic. Kinda has a dryness at the end. After a bit the dryness turns into a copper penny aftertaste. Thumbs down!

D: A bit better than the Bud light I just drank, but still fucking terrible. I like Coors, but Coors Light is the pits. I only did half the bottle at my friend Pard's house then poured the shite down the sink. At least it was free. Thanks for the bunk beer Re-pard!

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2007 00:34:14 | More by baos
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kjloewe

Arizona

1.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

That's not beer...That's COORS !!! You've GOT to be kidding. The Rocky Mountain Freshness must still be in the outside air..Because the can is full of a yellow liquid that has been falsely advertised as beer...Golden. CO has nothing on Rehoboth, DE and the Dogfish Head Brewery..

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2007 03:30:56 | More by kjloewe
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abriggs1

Connecticut

2.63/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Ah the silver bullet. Their slogan should be more like "hey, at least it's not Bud Light" Coors is a good beer to chug, and you have to chug a lot to get drunk off the stuff. I'm not a fan of light beer, but if I'm going to drink a cheap light beer it's gonna be this stuff. The best thing about Coors is their frost brewed liner, which I think really makes a difference. You don't get as much of that metallic taste as with other canned beers.

Serving type: can

12-20-2007 21:51:40 | More by abriggs1
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mogul37

New York

1.43/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Chugged this out of a can on the way to a Jimmy Buffett concert...that's why it got the 2 for drinkability. Otherwise, it's the same as all the light macros. A little sweet, which is alright and gives it a 1.5 for taste instead of a 1. We've all had one, it's OK.

Serving type: can

12-17-2007 04:48:24 | More by mogul37
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

2.55/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

My brother drinks this regularly, despite my efforts to convert him this is still his go to beer.

Pours a pale straw with a thin head. Smells of faint malt and hops. Taste is thin and watery, typical of an american macro. Better than some macro's but still not all that good.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2007 01:10:21 | More by johnnnniee
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Overlord

California

1.63/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours the familiar pale yellow, white head. Some faint malt flavors (!!!), and not too much skunkiness. Tastes watery, but at least it's crisp, rather than fetid water. Ugh. It's awful, just like it's brethren.

Stay away. But, amongst Miller, Bud, and Coors Light, I'd go with Coors. Just because it had better marketing when I was younger.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2007 06:07:36 | More by Overlord
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jcdiflorio

West Virginia

2.33/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 brown long-neck twist off served into a pint glass.

The mountians are blue,guess it's ready to drink eh? Was watching the Steeler game Sunday night kept saying this was the official beer of the NFL. Remembered one of these was left in my fridge by somebody,decided to give it a go.
Very clear,straw/pale yellow color,poured witha thin 1/2 white head,loudly fizzled out down to about nothing. Large soda-like bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass swiftly rising to the surface. Just a few streams of bubbles thereafter. Looked more like a soda than a beer.

Very clean and faint aromas,some sweet maltiness with some slight fruityness. Not much else,but nothing offensive in defense.

Light sweet malty tastes,some dms,grainy/slighty grassy,a bit of metallic,finishes with a sweet light sryupyness. No hop bitterness that i could taste.

Light bodied has a bit of grainyness. Best when cold, a beer to pound not to sip and let get warm. Best on a very hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2007 03:03:59 | More by jcdiflorio
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afinepilsner

Iowa

1.93/5  rDev -4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12oz can

Coors Light was a very pale golden color with good clarity. It had a white head that disappeared almost instantly. The aroma was very clean with a hint of sweet grain. The taste was very light, with a little malt flavor. The mouthfeel was very light and watery (even for a light beer) with medium carbonation. Drinkability was below average. This has got to be about the most watered down beer I have ever tried. Not recommended.

Serving type: can

11-26-2007 22:52:14 | More by afinepilsner
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malcontent

Illinois

1.2/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Comes in a wide mouth can, but I'm pouring it into a glass so that gimmick is wasted on me. Maybe they should just have an extra pull-tab to allow for "shotgunning" while they're at it...

Pours a clear, ghostly pale yellow. Head is better than expected although it dissipates quickly.

Smells metallic and stale with the added bonus of cardboard on the back end. Completely awful.

This tastes like a low-end mineral water into which someone has dropped grain. Starts watery and ends up ranging from acrid to vaguely sour. Doesn't even have the clean, refreshing qualities of most macro-lagers.

Mouthfeel is fizzy and then bitingly stale. I can see why Coors lays it on so thick with the "ice cold" business; if this is even slightly above said condition then it's totally unpalatable. Worst beer I've ever tried.

Serving type: can

11-25-2007 00:43:11 | More by malcontent
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clayrock81

Virginia

1.4/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

W/o a doubt the most overhyped beer. The one regaling factor for this beer is if you're trying to not pack on carbs. Then again, you might as well drink soda, because on one occasion I killed a 12-pack of this (cans) and didn't even have to urinate. W/ so many light beers to choose from, this is a skip. Only Coors massive ad campaign for it is why we're even talking about it now.

Serving type: can

11-20-2007 01:18:21 | More by clayrock81
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JamesS

Indiana

2.95/5  rDev +46.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Average, even for a macro lager. Pours a very light straw color with no lacing, but nice head. Has a slightly sour/skunky smell to it. Decent malt taste, but nothing great, a little on the sour side. Goes down fine, with quite a bit of carbonation. Average overall for a macro. Compared to just about anything else it would be even worse.

Serving type: can

11-19-2007 22:10:55 | More by JamesS
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letsgopens

Pennsylvania

1.65/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I must admit it feels a little odd not drinking this one from a red plastic cup, but in any case; it pours a very pale, watery, and completely translucent with sparse, small, rising bubbles. The thin, white effervescent head recedes quickly and leaves no lace.

The aroma is yeasty and dry, kind of unpleasant really. Somewhat reminiscent of dirty socks. Not good, not good.

The flavor is mild and very watery. A light hint of dry maltiness but that’s about is. Very watery. If I had to say something positive, I would say that it's at least moderately refreshing.

The mouthfeel is similar to tonic water. Thin and watery. I suppose there is a decently crisp and refreshing finish that is better then many other macros, but aside from that I would say skip it. Unless you’re looking to play some drinking games, steer clear. And I swear; if a giant, frosty, silver train comes busting through my house again I’m going to have some issues.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2007 23:45:49 | More by letsgopens
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flyingv63

Virginia

3.28/5  rDev +63.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This beer pours a pale pissy yellow with virtualy no head, smells like any other macro light beer and it tastes pretty awful...at first... but then it gets alot better, it starts our very water and leaves an awful aftertaste but if you've drank some decent brew prior to drinking the coors it tastes like water, which isn't a good tihng it just makes it really easy to get smashed... a great party beer if your looking to drink to get drunk becuase its light and doesn't feel you up and leave you bloated it just tastes crisp and clean def. cheap macro but better than bud or miller so yeah i'd drink it again

Serving type: can

11-08-2007 01:06:30 | More by flyingv63
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getch

Wisconsin

2.8/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

coors is just an average beer, i believe it is better than miller light and bud light, plus i like the fact that it is not union, and i did work in a union, so do not say i am biased, this is just an average beer, but better than the other macros, but soon to be with a macro, miller

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2007 04:15:50 | More by getch
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dsa7783

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +93%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is definitely one of the great lite beers out there on the market today. Certainly a session beer, where the low alcohol percentage and few calories lets you drink up without feeling too full or bloated. I prefer it out of the bottle... Whenever I get it on tap it seems very watered-down and bland. Taste-wise, I've tried better lite beers, but this is certainly up there with some of the best. It is a definite classic and can be enjoyed with just about any food-pairing, especially good to be enjoyed with appetizers.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2007 18:19:51 | More by dsa7783
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berserker256

Michigan

2.13/5  rDev +6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

The 40 oz. bottle fit entirely into my Spaten Oktoberfest mug. An insult to Spaten, yes. Appearance is terrible. Very pale yellowish gold. Virtually no head. Smells like cheap macro corn/rice/hay/earth. Tastes watery and cheap. Feels watery. This shit's no better than Milwaukee's Best Light but at least Milwaukee's Best Light has the decency to charge a fair price. Marketing promotes this beer as a premium brew that's derived from the snowy-cold mountains of Colorado, etc. It is not. Easy to drink, however. As is water...

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2007 00:04:17 | More by berserker256
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MMAJYK

Georgia

2.65/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Bland yellow/gold. Head is non existant after about 30 seconds. Lighter color than most of your light beers. The can is cool looking though.

S- Very light hop smell. Nothing more, nothing less.

T- Tastes just like most BMC products. Very watered down and nothing jumps out at you. Tiny bit of malt taste.

M- Overly carbonated, but enhances the watery taste some.

D- Drinkable if you want to drink a case or 2 in a night, but otherwise terrible beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2007 12:44:09 | More by MMAJYK
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bboven

Texas

3.08/5  rDev +53.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big head with a vicious pour that fades to nothing. Crystal clear; a little light on color for the style.

Faint malt sweetness in the smell. Not much else.

Faintly sweet malt taste, a tiny hop bitterness at the very end.

Highly carbonated and thin.

When you're looking to this style, I'd go with Miller light, but I wouldn't turn it down if someone bought me one at a ball game.

Serving type: can

10-25-2007 22:11:34 | More by bboven
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AlHam

New Jersey

2.42/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours clean, clear, and terribly light.

Smells clean, although there's some malt somewhere in there.

The new lining in the cans has done wonder for the taste, but it still doesn't change the fact that the beer's hops and malt are barely noticeable. This is a beer that barely tastes like beer. It doesn't taste bad, but I wouldn't say it tastes good either.

The mouthfeel is equally light, making this beer drinkable... but not flavorful.

I'm honestly not convinced Coors Light is any better than Keystone, Coors' cheaper version of this brew.

Serving type: can

10-22-2007 05:09:54 | More by AlHam
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BDIMike

Ohio

2.58/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Coors Light is what it is. The one thing that bothers me about this website is that people continually tear down the big companies as awful beer. The beer is obviously nowhere near as good as a $27 Belgian, but it is what it is. That being said, compared to drinks like Miller Lite, Coors Light really isn't very good. Like Bud Light, it has very very very little taste, but is perfect for mass consumption. Basically, these beers are made for mass comsumption and they are perfect for it. If you want taste out of any of the big brand beers Miller Lite is by far and away the best option.

Serving type: can

10-21-2007 01:17:29 | More by BDIMike
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Rddymk

Indiana

2.73/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Crackly, thin, watery. Very light and easy for those who like to drink water. Not too much taste, very incoherent. Would go good with shrimp,. oysters and other easy seafood since it would not burden the food. Good for a hot, sunny day at the track...car racing, horse racing, etc. But for a beer advocate, nothing at all.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2007 02:33:09 | More by Rddymk
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ShredVicious

North Carolina

1.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another typical American Light beer. A very light golden color that gives of a faint smell of sweet malt and corn. As close to water as you can get in a beer, outside of Michelob Ultra. It's sweet, but that grainy corn flavor is definitely present. The mouthfeel is that of a soda, crisp and somewhat refreshing. It's easy to drink, but why bother?

Serving type: can

10-18-2007 20:44:07 | More by ShredVicious
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mashedpotatoes

Ohio

2.73/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Decent smell for this style of beer. Appearance is fairly weak. Mouthfeel is average for the style. Taste however is sub par; the head is a kind of flavorless foam if you will. Of the premium branded light beers, this is probably on the low end of the scale. I would recommend going with Miller Lite instead if your choices are limited.

Serving type: can

10-09-2007 19:51:06 | More by mashedpotatoes
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erosier

Connecticut

2.7/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

One beer that has a pale yellow color with a nice white head. Very opaque in appearance. The aroma is very weak with a slight hint of hops but overall very weak and smells of most other cheap beers. The taste is not much different. Very weak malt flavor with a hint of metal and mild hops. The nice carbonation really helps with the very bland flavor it gives. The one good thing is this beer is easy to drink alot of because of its watery flavor. As for the American Macro Light Lager, this one is probably my favorite, but that really is not saying much. It's the best of the worst.

Serving type: can

10-09-2007 02:02:38 | More by erosier
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Halcyondays

California

1.38/5  rDev -31.3%
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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