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Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

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Coors LightCoors Light

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4,426 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,426
Reviews: 1,234
rAvg: 2.01
pDev: 36.32%
Wants: 28
Gots: 599 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2001

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

12oz can to pint glass.
As with most light lagers, Coors Light is very pale yellow in color with sharp clarity. The nose is pretty weak and corn seems to be the dominate component. There is, however, a faint floral scent as well. Taste is predictably sweet and very mild. Body is super light and thin. True to style, this is drinkable but not very enjoyable.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
2.1/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I can't believe I'm actually reviewing this beer. I've had it several times before after a night of heavy drinking when there was nothing else left but this is the first time I poured it into a glass.
It's yellow and fizzy with a short white head that thinned to a ring in less than 30 seconds.
It smells like sour grain. It doesn't really have too much flavor other than grain, stale corn chips. It has a light body and goes down fairly easy which I guess is average for the style. Overall it's just a cheap beer meant for mass consumption by others, not me.

Photo of pabstsmear
1.03/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Oh my this is not good! I just tried this right after a Bud light and found it to be even less drinkable. No real smell to speak of, but taste...hint of banana, slight lemon after taste...hops???, I can't detect them. This is a really bad brew(no where on the can does it say beer).

Photo of Jimmys
2.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: bright gold with a pretty substantial white head. retention is reasonable as is the lacing. loads of visible carbonation through a very clear body. certainly not bad to look at!

S: super metallic. a sulfur aroma that comes with most lagers. cant detect any hop aroma.

T: a mild corniness. again, bitterness or a real hop presence is undetectable to my palate. finish has more mild corn and bland pale malt. finish is non-existent.

M: vibrant carbonation blocks what little flavor is there. light bodied, duh.

D: drank from a COLD, SUPER COLD can. both were blue, however i did leave the can out for over 20 minutes hoping to warm it up. the mountains were still blue. whatever. in conclusion, you know what you are getting with this beer. a low abv, low flavored american light lager. anyone on this website knows better. pass.

Photo of jar2574
1.32/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

It is dollar domestic night at my local bar and after a Budweiser I realize I've never rated a Coors Light. So I will remedy that. Unfortunately, the Coors Light falls far short of the Budweiser, and it's not like Bud is world class.

No head at all in this draft beer. See through yellow macro brew appearance. Smell is nonexistant, which is better than the taste, as it turns out.

This is a truly awful beer. The biggest flavors are like metal and cleaning solution. Mouthfeel is watery and unexciting.

Drank a lot of this in high school, glad I don't drink it that often anymore.

Photo of Malt
2.84/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer is good when you can't afford the good stuff. $5 for a 3 pack of tall cans, HELL YA! This beer is not for sipping and enjoying like craft beers, its for huge gatherings and when money is tight and you need a quick beer fix. Not bad for piss beer!

Photo of Vashtar
1.91/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's clear, but dull.
The smell is pretty bad. At least it isn't skunky.
The taste isn't good. It just tastes bad. You know the taste. It's the stereotype of a bad beer.
It feels thin in your mouth.
Overall, I sometimes don't finish the can I'm drinking. I'm a beer finisher.

Photo of rudzud
2.32/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Pizzeria Uno's.

A - Poured into a chilled 16 oz pint glass a ridiculously pale straw with a fizzy one finger head that faded at typical adjunct lager rate. That is, quick and fizzy.

S - Light bread notes and some malt sweetness. Fairly bland.

T - Taste is pretty much that. Its alright, more light wet bread and malts. Again, boring.

M - Alrihgt carbonation, relatively thin though.

O - Overall this beer is only meant to be drank in large social gatherings when there are drinking games involved.

Photo of kylehay2004
2.4/5  rDev +19.4%
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 breakofdawn
2.2/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

So many of my friends and colleagues have this as their beer of choice...not impressed to say the least. But hey, if all you're looking for is to get drunk, it works.

Pale golden-yellow hue. Looks like...well, I won't say it. Smells like bread, to be honest. Tastes like watery cereal.

Very clean and smooth however; definitely warrants another sip.

I know why people drink this: it goes down so easily and its a decent party beer. Besides that...no redeeming qualities to be had.

Photo of boilermakerbrew
2.47/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

When in comes to cheap-get-me-drunk-beers, I'm usually an Anheuser-Busch man, but when the local bar has Coors pitchers for $3 less than Bud Light, what can you do.

Almost clear yellow pour. Really fizzy head, about three fingers. All corn and rice on the smell. Coors' taste has something that always makes me say cooked vegetables. It's light, easy to drink, and only somewhat repulsive in taste. Mouthfeel is very carbonated with the consistency of water.

Not my first choice when it comes to drinking a ton and getting drunk, but if it's cheaper than Busch, Bud, or Natty, why not.

Photo of spinrsx
2.25/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz Bottle

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an above average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread, corn

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste bread mixed with very light hops and some corn. There really isn't a whole lot of taste going on here.. It finishes with a corn syrup slightly sweet aftertaste.

Overall – There beer does have a certain distinct taste that sets it apart from the other light adjunct beers on the market. Not saying that's a good thing.. Anyways, its very light and highly drinkable, but I'll stick with Genny Light as my go to choice in this style category - for camping trips etc.

Photo of BryanRex
1.78/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Being from Missouri, I had to review what amounts to fermented goat urine. Besides being awesome for college beer pong tourneys, this stuff is barely fit for human consumption (along with Miller Light and Bud Light). It's interesting that you can get some of the top non-pastuerized beers on Earth for only slightly additional cost.
Appearance: Amber water
Smell: None noted, hints of diarrhea?
Taste: Water and slight hops
Mouthfeel: Water
Overall: Terrible, leaves you feeling bloated and sick.

Photo of DUBinMIA
1.94/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Served in a pub glass from a bottle.

Very pale straw yellow color, very clear filtered look

no aroma noted

water like very light bodied

taste and looks like water.... no aroma... no head... i hear its very hard to make though and they get it the same every time... i guess that is one positive... oh and they do have good commercials!!!

Photo of biglobo8971
1.95/5  rDev -3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

poured from bottle, to give it an honest try. Very pale in color which is backed up by the very pale taste. Poures a nice 1 inch head, not much lacing, and the head disappears quickly. Not much to review, very little color, very little fragrance, very little taste. The positive is that it doesn taste vile, like Miller Lite or Budweiser does. The worst thing I can say is that its always in the fridge, damn wife.

Photo of jayhawk73
1.55/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pours a pale yellow color w/ a thin off white head. Little or no head, and very weak lacing. Very clear and easy to see through. Smell is very one dimensional- some grain, grass, and weak malt. That's about all I get. Taste is even more one dimensional and weak. Some grass and malt is about it for that category. Feel is very carbonated and extremely light. Very easy to drink, which seems to be the point of this beer. This beer should only be drunk if you hate drinking beer, because it really doesn't have any of the good qualities that I love in a good brew. Not recommended.

Photo of MrDonQuixote
1.47/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Was served in a can.. Had one for free at an at work happy hour:

A- See through yellow, with no head to speak of

S- Smells skunked. Malty/light beer smell

T- Doesn't have much taste to speak of. The taste it does have is super muted, and has a skunked beer taste to it.

M- Watery to the core. Hard to swallow

O- Absolutely one of the worst beers out there

Photo of angrybabboon
1.91/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Consumed 9/8/11

Note: Reviewed simultaneously with Keystone Light in an effort to figure out if these two beers are actually the same beer with different packaging (and apparently because I enjoy pain)

Appearance: Pours a depressingly pale golden color with a large head indicative of excessive carbonation - some lacing thanks to the big head (which doesn't last) - looks like an over-carbonated Keystone Light

Smell: Aroma of carbonated water with some faint, sweet grains - some vague grassiness that would be unpleasant if it were stronger

Taste: Similarly nonexistent - faint graininess, faint breadiness, some corn - just adjunct and carbonation - seriously has less flavor than Keystone Light, but considering how bad the flavor is, who cares?

Mouthfeel: Smoother than Keystone Light, but that's only because it's so over-carbonated - very light, pretty much just carbonated water

Overall: Not awful, but pretty bad

This is slightly better than Keystone Light, but that isn't saying much. Overall, Coors Light is slightly sweeter and slightly less grainy than Keystone. But it's slightly more expensive. Regardless, I probably won't be drinking either of these again.

Photo of ikantspel
1.45/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

maybe when im in my 50s ill appreciate this beer more. nonetheless this remains old man beer

appears a light golden color

damn near no lacing

taste like watered down beer

even the whole mountains are blue this is kinda sketchy to me. did they design this for people with no feelings in their hands?

Photo of Badbobx
3.75/5  rDev +86.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Coors light drank from a can at a the US Nationals NHRA (drag race) in Indianapolis. The air temperature was 100 degs F. The track temperature was 135. The beer was cold and refreshing.
The color was not evident, but I am sure it was the pale yellow that it always is. The smell was faint with a bit of malt and hops. The flavor was pleasant with a bit of malt and a mere hint of hops.
The mouthfeel was adequate cool and carbonated.
This is a good beer under these circumstance. I would not want a heavier beer. The situation called for something light with a bit of flavor and this is it.
I am a long time fan of Coors. It was the featured beer at my wedding reception in 1979.

Photo of Converge
1.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.
Aw shoot, the mountains aren't blue! Too bad this one had to share the fridge with my real beer...

A - About two fingers of bubbly fizz. It's just evaporating before my eyes, incredible. Prototypical adjunct-lager yellow.

S - Musty cereal grains. A touch of banana(?...) and water.

T - Surprisingly clean barley malt upfront. And um... water? Warms with the flavor of cardboard and piss.

M - Medium carbonation. Poorly done. Thin and watery.

D - There's worse beers, but there's also much, much better ones. No reason to drink this unless you have to.

Photo of theRooster90
1.53/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

From a cold "blue mountain" can.

A: typical light beer, not much to write home about. Light watery yellow

S: Alcohol

T: Less than satisfying. Light and drinkable if drunk already.

M: When sessioned you get a film but learn to stomach past this.

O: A beer only for sessioning at immense amounts.

Photo of FastEddie50
2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Is it even beer?

Or is it beer-flavored water?

Almost zero taste, and no head. I could barely smell it. It wasn't good from a can, maybe a bottle is better.

To me, this represents everything that is wrong with mass-produced American beer. You CAN have a flavorful light beer, just try an Amstel.

Photo of Huhzubendah
2.52/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Can from Rhino. Thanks bud.

The beer is extremely light yellow and completely transparent. The head is dense and pure white, measuring an inch and a half. The aroma is weak, offering virtually nothing. The flavor is plain and simple, and surprisingly unoffensive. Bland? Yes. Awesome? Certainly not. Grain and sweetness. Thin bodied and poundable. It is what it is. Certainly not the worst of the macro light lagers.

Photo of tzieser
1.93/5  rDev -4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

i can't believe i'm reviewing this right now. whatever.

a: poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass. piss yellow color(...you know, the kind of color you piss after you eat a good side of asparagus.), tiny wispy whit head that settles into nothing.

s: pretty much zero aroma. maybe a bit of typical corn/cereal character but less than your average macro.

t: rancid, cereal like corn flavor...very watery in character. subtle stale corn aftertaste. pretty awful, but luckily it this was served at "super cold" temperature according to the can so most cereal/corn flavors were unnoticible.

m: boring, bubbly mouthfeel.

i could think of several cheap, light lagers that are much better than this. for that reason, i do not approve of purchasing this beer unless there is no other (better) choice.

Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
50 out of 100 based on 4,426 ratings.