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Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

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Coors LightCoors Light

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4,223 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,223
Reviews: 1,161
rAvg: 2.01
pDev: 36.32%
Wants: 24
Gots: 418 | 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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Photo of HopsNPot
1.85/5  rDev -8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Appearence- plain see through light yellow with with head.

Smell- just a grassy bland smell. nothing great here.

Taste- water with a shot of beer haha. naw, it is a very light pilsner. but from my point of view its as if you did a yager bomb with a pint of water and a shot glass of beer ha.

MouthFeel- light, no body, slightly crisp, but nothing holds.

Drinkability- eh, its drinkable cuz its so light. like i said earlier its like water.

i always dog my friend for constanly drinking this (i think he likes the moutnains, easily amused dude ha). Not to wax philosophical here, but i tend to think beers like this are popular simply because they are drinkable. one can easily down this without getting full, and if one's intentions are purely to get drunk, i guess this makes sense. but once youve crossed over to the world of craft brew, this one must be left behind and utilized ONLY in the most desperate of situations.

HopsNPot, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of midwestbrewers
1.45/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Buddy decided to buy the beer for the cookout tonight :(

A: Almost clear. Like seltzer water with yellow food coloring. Oh wait only half of a drop though. Decent puffy head though.

S: Served cold so no real smell. Maybe some bread/bakery characteristics.

T: Carbonated water that was filtered through a loaf of bread. Lacking in everything but, being cold, drinkability.

Not one of the best or even the decent. I advise staying away from Macro "Light" beers all together because of their lack of flavor and pizzaz but if you have to there are better choices.

midwestbrewers, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of Jmaths
1.68/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Appearance: Looks like tonic water with a tiny bit of yellow food coloring in it.

Smell: Straw, woodchips, and urine.

Taste: Barely sweet, with straw and woodchip undertones.

Mouthfeel: Extremely carbonated, causes a bloated feeling, feels like tonic water.

Drinkability: This would be bearable if I were cutting the grass on a hot summer afternoon and needed to quench my thirst...but water would work better.

Jmaths, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of jeranbrews
1.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - This is light. Yellow like straw and a weak white head. I had to poor this into a glass to see the color but it's important to remember that each beer has it's intended vehicle of consumption. Trappists are for tulip glasses. Coor's is made to be had from the can. Maybe with a house key involved.

S - One part skunk two parts urinal and one part adjunt malt

T - The taste is the least unpleasant part but it's nonexistent. It's sparkling water with yellow food coloring. Maybe I should make Easter eggs with this?

M - Very drying. Makes you thirsty. Needs a warning to not drink in the dessert. It's parching.

D - umm not the worst beer ever sold to the masses but when your selling points are blue mountains and not tasting unpleasant your not aiming high enough.

jeranbrews, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of deapokid
2.63/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The mountains were blue, so I decided that this was ready to drink (tee hee).

Liquid has a very clean body with barely any head to speak of and very heavy, almost unruly, carbonation. It almost resembles a watered down sparkling white wine. Visually appealing when compared to Miller Lite (which I had moments prior), but certainly not ideal for someone looking for complex characteristics.

Scent packs in very light malt, corn and butter. Thankfully, its lacking the dreaded skunk aroma. Smell is much stronger than a beer that is as clear as a glass of tap water deserves to be.

Flavor is watery up front with a slight malt and carbonation kick on the backend. Butter is the most prevalent flavor note with the faintest malt buried beneath. It's reminiscent of a filtered pilsener. This really isn't that bad and it may be a bit unfairly maligned.

Mouthfeel is paper thin, but a mild maltiness coaxes out some reaction from the tongue.

I didn't really expect much from this one and have never been too impressed when I've had it hundreds of times before. After close inspection, I've come to the conclusion that this is one of the least offensive light lagers. It's still only half beer, but it plays its cards right and can be consumed like cold water in the most desolate desert.

deapokid, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of rudolphjacksonm
1.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Served on 12/15/2010 in a 'Silver Bullet' aluminum bottle.

A - Coors Light is not the kind of beer you pour into a glass and marvel at its beauty. It looks like urine and has a white one-finger head that disappears within seconds. It's not absolutely disgusting, so I gave it a 1.5 out of 5.
S - The smell is almost revolting. It's sweet but also stale, a combination of grain and corn as well as the aluminum of the can. 1 out of 5.
T - Just like Coors Light isn't the kind of beer you pour into a glass and observe, its taste isn't much either. Sweet with a little fizzy, carbonated sting. It has a strong aftertaste--and not a good one at that--reminiscent of rubber cement or some kind of watered down paint-thinner, which disappears within about a second or two. It's enough to put the can down and be finished after getting halfway. However, Coors is the kind of beer you can drink fast and drink a lot of, so I guess it deserves credit for fulfilling the goal they set out to accomplish. 2 out of 5.
M - Watery, barely carbonated mouthfeel. Not much substance to it; not really enjoyable at all. There's a slight tingling from the carbonation but it lasts barely a second once the beer warms up in your mouth. 1.5 out of 5.
D - Well, if you're looking to drink a lot of beer quickly without enjoying it then this is the beer for you. It's cheap, easy to get a hold of, and the taste is so watered down that you can't help but keep drinking it hoping to find some sort of lost taste or at the very least something to commend Coors on doing well. But that's not the point of Coors Light, the point of it is to be easy to drink and light on taste, which Coors does exceptionally well. 2 out of 5.

rudolphjacksonm, Jan 07, 2011
Photo of beertunes
2.08/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Finally finishing paying off a bet by reviewing a the crappy beers at a local bar. Poured into pint glass. The color was the typical thin pale yellow of the style. The aroma was totally benign and neutral, nothing noticeable.

The beer had a small grain flavor, otherwise was also bland and benign. The body was typically thin and had decent carbonation. Drinkability was light and easy, but why have more than one?
Widely available, try one. Or don't.

beertunes, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of kimbo33
2.13/5  rDev +6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Bottled water has arrived! Well, its not water, but it might as well be. It tastes like poorly treated well water, lots of minerals, lots of iron, no hop taste...very light malt flavor. You can drink alot of it since it has almost no flavor and an ABV below 5% but there is no real reason too.

kimbo33, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of NODAK
2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

Smells like beer. Cheap, macro beer like your parents drank when you were a kid. I can't describe it any other way.

And taste? Well, again, like cheap beer. Just how do you describe it? Very unremarkable. Like a cheap macro. Malt? No. Hops? No. Finishes without any bitterness. Light grain on the finish. Very watery. Why am I drinking this? Oh yes, it's because I had no other choices. Ugh.

It does get high drinkability though, because water is pretty drinkable.

NODAK, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of Distilled10
3.28/5  rDev +63.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- A pale clear golden color, slightly watered down look to it.

S- Watery, yet has a good smell.

T- Metal-ish taste, surprisingly smooth.

M- Watered down.

D- Very easy to drink! This is one of my main choices to drink when I'm just sitting at home.

Notes: They're not the strongest beers, but at the same time if you drink a lot of them you don't have to worry about taping out. A lot of the local stores near here serve them from a 6-Pack, up to a 30-Pack. Prices are some what cheep, so by all means, have at it.

Distilled10, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of Enigmaticgesture
2.83/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

During periods of economic crisis and unemployment, I find myself reaching for a Coors before resorting to other domestic cheap brews.

She reminds me a plump date I once had.

Coors is certainly not the hottest dane at the ball, but she does manage to quench my thirst for cheap "let's get drunk" brew better than other domestics. I would not take her on a serious date (on-tap) and consider her fun to ride as long as my beer-mindful friends remain ignorant of our romping.

She comes in a round can, smells just a tad funky (having forgotten her perfume), and tastes like water. But, once you've had a few cans, she looks good enough to keep drinking.

A decent fall back beer for hard times, really.

Enigmaticgesture, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of Shrews629
1.55/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance - Super clear straw/light yellow color. Super bright white head that was very fizzy and gone way too quick. No lacing to speak of. Many bubbles rising from the bottom.

Smell - Well.... it smells clean. I don't really smell anything. Maybe some faint hints of corn and rice.

Taste - A minimal grainy, grassy hop taste at first followed by a metallic type of flavor. Again, maybe some corn or rice in there. Very hard to tell because it is very vague and weak.

Mouthfeel - Light, thin mouthfeel. Watery, but smooth and crisp. Thirst quenching and refreshing. Very minimal amounts left on the palate.

Drinkability - This was my "go to" beer before I started drinking craftbeer. I haven't had it for about 3 1/2 yrs. It is easily drinkable, but so much more is out there that can do what this beer can and more as far as being thirst quenching, being refreshing and ease of drink. I would only drink this to fit in or if it was all that was available.

Shrews629, Dec 26, 2010
Photo of bnes09
2.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very light golden colored lager. Thin white head forms than disappears almost instantly. Perfectly clear with lots of bubbles.

Very clean smell. Mild rice and corn and just a hint of citrusy hop.

Flavor is very clean and bland. Faint grains and almost indetectable hops. Not offensive, just nothing there to enjoy.

Feel is light (big surprise) and bubbly.

Overall. Pretty standard for a macro brewed light. Very small amount of flavor and depth. I cannot understand why people drink this stuff unless they just don't like the taste of beer.

bnes09, Dec 26, 2010
Photo of JayS2629
2.08/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A- pale, clear with yellow tinge, small white head with no retention, and very little lace.

S- Water, corn

T- Water, creamed corn, tones of dry wheat, and a metallic aftertaste

M- Watery

D- Easy as water to drink. Down a case of these and not get drunk.

JayS2629, Dec 24, 2010
Photo of larrytm56
2.6/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

I drink this in cans on the golf course, and bottles at home. It is easy to find and cost effective. It tastes good, goes down good. It kills the thirst after mowing, and while playing golf.

May as well drink a glass of water. It is better in bottles.

larrytm56, Dec 22, 2010
Photo of Bricelyn
1.7/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured from a 12 oz can into a 5 inch tall rounded bottom mug.

This brew is as pale as a wheat field before harvest and crystal clear with light little bubbles racing to the top for air.

It smells like creamed corn with a finish in the nose of rubbing alcohol.

Taste is grains, and a little butter top wheat bread on the back of the toungue finished with some strange sticky corn notes from the smell.

Mouth feel is watery at first but then a dryness takes over and leaves your mouth feeling very slimy and sticky.

I wouldn't drink this bad boy unless it was the only thing a buddy has on hand after a hard days work.

Bricelyn, Dec 21, 2010
Photo of woodychandler
2.28/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I am nearly at bottle # 400 which will free me up to refocus on what really matters, namely The CANQuest (TM). In the meantime, anything in a bottle will do.

I would get a finger of fizzy bone-white head briefly after the pour, but it would disappear as quickly as my students after the bell rings. Color was a light lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was faintly lager sweet, but with an adjunct scent also. More rice than corn, but still pretty bland. Mouthfeel was effervescent, fizzy, like drinking pop. The taste was so bland and nearly nonexistent that I found myself wondering why I had bothered. Finish was nearly tasteless, watery and bland. I had a better time drinking all of that malt likker yesterday. At least they tasted like something ...

woodychandler, Dec 20, 2010
Photo of flyingpig
1.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours clear yellow, I would compare it to piss in a glass basically. Pretty put head that disappears almost instantly.

Typical cheap lager smell, not much worth mentioning really. Just kind of grainy I think.

Slight fizz and corn like in taste. Disappears fast with a very, very slight hint of a bitter aftertaste.

Not much to note, just a slight fizz as said before and light as the name suggests.

Only scores as high here as it is so easy to drink. Not much in the way of taste, or anything else for that matter.

flyingpig, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of ferrari29
1.95/5  rDev -3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Coors Light beer poured from can to pint glass

A - Clear yellow color; white creamy 1 finger foam formed; foam dissipated quickly; minimal carbonation

S - Corn/grainy smell with skunk kick; tin like smell from can; sour wine odor

T - Flat sugary taste that disappears almost as quickly as it is consumed; sweet aftertaste

M - Thin viscosity; flat feel with little body to it; no carbonation

D - Wanna watch the game with your buddies and get wasted? this is probably the beer for you; where's the chips and salsa? I can drink quite a few of these, especially when my focus its on the beer; goes down like water

ferrari29, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of DKight
3.68/5  rDev +83.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Classic, cheap beer. One of the best party brews. Very drinkable and smooth. Is bitter at times, and is not consistent in its batches. I have multiple times, had skunked beers in the same case as decent coors.

Best way to drink the beer is on tap or keg. Not a beer for those who actually enjoy beer. Best if drank with country music, friends, and a fishing pole.

DKight, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of greenmonstah
1.7/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz can into DFH Snifter

A- Looks like neon yellow urine with a finger of white head. Clear as crystal. Average light lager.

S - An extremely weak skunky adjunct odor. Like most LLs.

T - Like the water from a can of corn. A bit sweet.

M - Thin as water with almost no action from the carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

D - As light lagers go it is average. Maybe slightly worse than a Bud Light, but that doesn't say much. I will never understand why people drink these.

greenmonstah, Nov 20, 2010
Photo of vandemonian
2.1/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Coors Light has a terrible, very-light straw colour but the head on mine was actually decent. I smelled nothing... even when I dipped my nose in the stuff. It doesn't have much flavour. The main thing I get is corn in the middle and aftertaste. This beer is flavourless but drinkable... but you already knew that.

vandemonian, Nov 19, 2010
Photo of wallaceandvomit
1.93/5  rDev -4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

a- this beer is really watered down, its very clear and just barely yellow, almost like someone put a bunch of icecubes in a glass of apple juice
s- i dont really smell anything at all
t- tastes like a blend of corn syrup, apples and a some shake left from a bud of hops left in a shed for a couple years
m- apple juice mouthfeel
d- ideal for beer bonging, nothing else

wallaceandvomit, Nov 18, 2010
Photo of beerprovedwright
1/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Cold Activated Can and Vented Wide Mouth do nothing to help this beer. One finger head sounded like soda pop and evaporated in seconds. Straw color resembles a 3 on the SRM beer color chart. Smell is that of wet corn and straw. Taste like corn, rice and sweet malt, but has a mold flavor. Mouthfeel is that of fizzy water. This beer is cheep, and there is a reason for it. I think I will pass on any more of this, unless there is nothing else and I am already drunk and thirsty...really thirsty.

beerprovedwright, Nov 15, 2010
Photo of Star80
1.78/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours pale straw yellow, tons of effervescence. Ha! No head retention at all. Lot and lots of bubbles, how fun! Gosh the smell is very solvent, acetone-like with some sweetness from all those adjuncts. Just took a sip, wow nothing really there. Unfortunately what is there is an aftertaste of glue/solvent. I swear I do not know how people can drink these, just from all the weird off flavors. It would make me vomit pretty fast, this has a low abv but could never be a session brew for me. The mouthfeel is bubbly, prickly and grating on the tongue. With all the bad things going on in the brew, I thought I would give it a chance. I was *slightly* surprised by a few of my macro picks lately, I mean, they weren't quite as awful as I thought, was hoping this might do something but make me feel nauseous. Down the drain we go...

Star80, Nov 14, 2010
Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
50 out of 100 based on 4,223 ratings.