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Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
50
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3,727 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,727
Reviews: 1,131
rAvg: 2.01
pDev: 35.82%
Wants: 10
Gots: 211 | 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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headlessparrot

Ontario (Canada)

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

In my long beer journey, I've found that there is only one beer that I will nearly always turn down - Coors Light. Yet the time has come to try and give it a fair look, so here we go.

Pours from a curious bottle - purchased across the river in Detroit, here's a pint-sized plastic bottle with a cola-style twist cap. Lack of French on the label is momentarily disorienting, as is the lack of brown glass. Moving on, though. Pours into my pint glass an extremely, tragically translucent straw yellow, more translucent than any beer I've ever tried before. Visible carbonation and chill haze. It's no wonder people drink this straight out of the bottle. Topped by an impressive two fingers of head initially, but it quickly becomes apparant that said head is merely the result of heavy carbonation - it dies down within twenty seconds to a few faint rings, though it does leave some lacing. It could be worse, but this is not appetizing.

Smell is non-descript. Not egregiously bad, but not really pleasant, either. Quite sweet. Faint corn, cereal grain, a touch of indistinct spice. Bready. No hops. At all. Almost apple-cider-ish. Not as bad as I've made it out to be in my mind over the past few years (though I'd be interested to compare the Canadian and American bottlings of the product), but uninteresting.

Taste is likewise not so hot. Very, very sweet. Apple cider character comes through, as does an almost bubblegum sweetness. Hints of corn and cereal grain. Just the slightest hint of bready malts, but literally no hops detectable. Finishes.. ever-so-slightly dry, with a bready aftertaste, but a cloying sweetness. Again, not egregiously offensive, but not really appealing, either. Corn asserts itself if the brew begins to warm even slightly - if you've got to drink this guy, drink him cold and drink him fast.

Mouthfeel is weak. Heavy effervescence, and a very watery mouthfeel are some of this beer's defining characteristics. It's also not particularly drinkable - though you could probably chug three of this in ten minutes, why would you want to? The heavy carbonation makes my stomach feel awful, and this stuff is close enough to water that you're better off with water.

It's easy to see why Coors Light is so popular. When cold, it's virtually tasteless (especially from the bottle) - inoffensive, and arguably refreshing, given its characteristic similarity to water. But... in the long run, I would take virtually any beer over Coors Light, and really feel bad for some of the people who truly think that it is the be all and end all of beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2006 18:03:21 | More by headlessparrot
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OStrungT

California

2.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours, from a "Frost Brew Liner" can, a very pale yellow. It is very clear. It looks like water with a little lemonade mixed in. The head is small and white. It fades very fast, leaving no laces at all. It dosent even look like it ever had any head.

This beer smells slightly of corn. It has a very slight spicy aroma, but that might just be a figment of my imagination, of maybe the glass was not cleaned properly, and I can smell the last beer I had in it.

This beer is very lacking in any flavor at all. To simply talk shit about the adjuncts it is made with would be ignorant. I am having problems tasting anything at all. It does have a very slightly spicy flavor. Now I am trying to remember if I cleaned my glass.

This beer is crisp. It is as thin as water. I dont like it, so I wouldnt call it refreshing. It is carbonated well for the style. It leaves no aftertaste at all.

I think this beer would make a good session beer if you could stomach the flavor, or lack there of. Low alcohol makes it easy to put down a few.

Overall: I dont see how people could drink this shit. If they put a little flavor in it I might drink it. Water tastes better.

Serving type: can

08-15-2006 00:04:34 | More by OStrungT
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BryanCarey

Texas

1.7/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Coors Light is straw in color and actively carbonated, with a grainy, cardboard- like aroma that is indicative of a beer brewed with adjuncts. It offers the taste of cereal grains, corn sugar, and little or no hops in the finish. It is very light and watery in taste, making it a good beer choice when you don’t really want to taste beer.

Coors Light is one of the top selling beers in the world, but don’t let this convince you that Coors Light sells well because of its quality. In reality, this is a poor excuse for a beer, with little or no taste and a flavor profile similar to its parent brew. It’s a beer to forget.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2006 20:48:46 | More by BryanCarey
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beerdeity

Ontario (Canada)

1.1/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Coors Light has a very watery taste, with little malt or hop influence. The colour is a very light yellow, and this relates to its light flavour. This beer has so little character, one has to wonder why so many people drink it. It would seem that most drink it to be social, as they feel the need to drink something, and this is the tamest it gets.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2006 19:48:53 | More by beerdeity
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zeff80

Missouri

1.95/5  rDev -3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A - It is a pale yellow that is highly carbonated. You actually can get a head on it if you pour it well enough. However, it doesn't last.

S - Smells of corn.

T - The corn flavor comes through. There may also be a hint of hops.

M - It is crisp but also can be a little too fizzy.

D - When it's free it's always drinkable. When your choices are limited to just Bud Light and Coors Light. I think I'll always grab the Coors Light.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2006 15:46:45 | More by zeff80
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robocrouch

Ohio

1.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very light yellow. Lots of carbonation present, with no head.

Smell: This has a smell??

Taste: IMO the worst of the BMC. It has corn taste and the carbonation is just a little too much.

Mouthfeel: Average

Drinkability: Not really that good. After one or two the taste becomes intollerable.

Overall the worst of the macros. I see no reason to pick this up in the future.

Serving type: can

08-09-2006 00:33:33 | More by robocrouch
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MusicmanSD

California

2.73/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 5

Ended up with an 18 pack somehow. Anyways, poured it into a mug and the head fizzled like sparkling lemonade or something like that. Was completely gone in 20 seconds, left literally nothing. No ring, nothing. Yellow? PALE YELLOW...palest clear beer I've ever seen beside a Belgian white. Smell wasn't too bad, doesn't reek of corn (Miller Lite) or smell like nothing (Michelob Ultra). Taste is interesting for a mass produced, light beer. It actually has a hop bite to it. I can't tell if it’s some kind of acidic metallic bitterness from the new can liners WHICH IS JUST SYNTHETICALLY PAINTED ON BY THE WAY. We tried melting, scratching, and separating the liner to no avail. It’s as smooth as the outer can, so I'm assuming its just bluish paint. The mouthfeel is fizzy water. The drinkability however? If these are ice, ice cold, it beats the Rodney King out of Miller Lite, no matter how much I hate Coors for donating to conservative causes and more extreme things like KKK-ish shady political campaigns in the south. The new Heineken Light has this pinned down by a sniper rifle though!

Serving type: can

08-07-2006 20:26:34 | More by MusicmanSD
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eballard

Washington

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

I had this beer in the bottle this time and I don’t know there is just something I like about this beer. It’s not very complex and it’s unexciting at best but I can drink them all night and not want to stop. Most beers like this make me tired and sick but this one seems crisper. In the end I wouldn’t choose it over many of the beers out there but it is a great substitute for a glass of water.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2006 04:52:27 | More by eballard
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fido

Mexico

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

Pours a poor yellow color without head and no lace; Smell is malty but weak; Flavor is watery, Light body; Lots of carbonation, Easy to drink, Refreshing.

I say again... I don´t like light lagers very much.

I think is better try this beer in bottle.

¡Salud!

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2006 03:10:28 | More by fido
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dherling

New Jersey

2.73/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

When I want to drink a good beer, this is not the first thing I go for. Generally, I will work my way down a list before coming to this, but if I run into a beer list that looks like Amheuser and Coors wrote it, I will probably go with a Coors Light, or as I like to think of it, one of the lesser evils. It's piss water, let's be frank here. There's nothing to it but a little flavor and a little alcohol, but I can drink this stuff all night long and it won't bother me, it doesn't give you that nasty mouth tasts other cheap brands seem to. If you're going cheap, I guess go Coors Light.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2006 21:51:43 | More by dherling
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Validus

Louisiana

1.6/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

This is, in my opinion, the worst of the popular American macro-brews. It is Bud Light without the drinkability, color, and clever ad campaigns.

Pouring an average head, this beer always appears to me to be too light for even a macro-light. My biggest qualm with Coors Light is its severe drop in drinkability as the temperature goes up. Quite simply, this beer is undrinkable if not absolutely ice cold.

If you're looking for something to take out on the boat, look elsewhere. There are more drinkable swills out there for an equal or smaller price tag.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2006 04:26:57 | More by Validus
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gunnerman

Florida

2.1/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours straw yellow with carbonation and small white head that will dissapear in about 5 seconds. Taste is of water flavored corn, not very tasty at all ver watered down. Smell is of maybe a bit of corn with a light hop smell. Not very good , try mixing it with a V8 to increase flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2006 14:31:36 | More by gunnerman
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kdmorse

California

2.4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

The coldest tasting beer in the world...

Watery and pale yellow with a tiny white head that disappears immediately. Lots of carbonation. Not a lot of flavor. Best served ice cold to avoid the flavor and the smell.

Cost and availability make this a good beer for drankin'. Refreshing enough on a hot day. Tastes like home.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2006 18:34:02 | More by kdmorse
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Manosbeeroffate

Maine

1.48/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Taste the cold, HUH?? Very light, no extremly light yellow color. Smells like nothing, tastes faintly (very faintly) like beer, well if you took a semi-decent macro lager and watered it down. Overall it's easy to drink but i can't score it more than 2 for overall drinkability. Beer is supposed to have some, well substance. Coors light doesn't have any substance to it. Carbonated water with a hint of beer. Zima has more flavor than this (had, don't know if it's still around) But I couldn't give it all ones since something with no flavor is better than something that tastes nasty.

Serving type: can

07-13-2006 23:16:46 | More by Manosbeeroffate
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pibbxtrasucks

Texas

2.23/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

light yellow in color, white head... everyone has seen this one. doesnt taste or smell like much, but I do find this beer to have a slightly more citrusy taste than the others like it. must be the yeast. Overall, this beer is very watery and it doesnt leave a bad aftertaste. (like BL) It is ridiculously easy to drink... only, I don't really reccomend it.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2006 23:15:41 | More by pibbxtrasucks
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jwc215

Wisconsin

1.23/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

7 oz. bottle--

Pours almost clear with a thin white head that soon becomes a few bubbles. No lacing remains.
The smell is a slight whiff of sulfur.
The taste was like iced tap water. After a short while, it tastes like stagnant water. A slight chemical taste creeps through to distinguish it from tap water. No hints of any specific flavor.
It would be as refreshing as cold tap water if the sulfur-like feel wasn't there.
This is not good - not even for a light beer - I tried it to see why it was popular. I tried to be objective and rate it in comparison to other light beers (though the concept still baffles me in a way)- but, it turned out to be nothing.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2006 15:10:47 | More by jwc215
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horndecker

New Jersey

1.23/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Was handed this at a barbecue recently and didn't want to make my host feel bad, so, bottom's up.

I'm actually trying to be objective here. But it's hard to assess the qualities of a beer which seems so....absent.

Appearance : Sad, thin, lacking in carbonation or head, a quick fizz like an alka-seltzer and poof!
Aroma : Faint whiff of medicinal hop, grainy, soda poppy.
Taste : I guess it wasn't cold enough. Tastes like sugar-free ginger ale. No malt to speak of, no finish, just sweet and semi-fizzy.
Mouthfeel : Not unpleasant, just thin and unexciting.
Drinkability : I would have given it a 1.0, but it sorta quenched my thirst.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2006 02:13:29 | More by horndecker
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HoustonTX

Texas

1.33/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A - Pale yellow, fizzy, and lacks luster.

S - Almost none.

T - Taste is pure water, with a minute amount of malt.

M - Way too filling for light beer.

D - Almost couldn't get the 12 oz. down.

Much better choices, for less money, or equal, avoid this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2006 20:02:22 | More by HoustonTX
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ernie

Russian Federation

1.3/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Coors Original is the most passable of all American mass-marketed macrobrews. But the light beer from the same brewery is a poor excuse for a drink.

Very pale, fizzy, it looks like lemonade, has a vague vegetable smell (if you're nosy enough to feel it) and practically no taste. I'm amused to call this absent taste 'awful', but on the other hand I can't give it more than 1 of 5. Aftertaste? Forget about it.

Another no-beer from the States. What a waste!

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2006 05:10:12 | More by ernie
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bunbury

Panama

1.85/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Seems pretty much the same coming out as going in. Although the former would probably have more taste.

Poured a very pale gold with a big white that dissapeared quite fast. The aroma was plack pepper, faintly sweet and grainy. The taste was crisp, watery and carbonated. just a slight grain taste comming through. Mouthfeel was crisp and bubbly, very thirst quenching. There's nothing offensive about this beer because there's no flavor to offend your taste buds.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2006 17:21:06 | More by bunbury
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Sosh

Indiana

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

Blah. Watery and bland are two words that comes to mind after drinking one of these. I'm not sure what this was supposed to taste like, I guess I missed out on the Rocky Mountatin Flavor. Worse than Bud and Miller. This got pretty nasty towards the bottom of the glass. I'd take water over this.

Serving type: can

06-07-2006 16:54:17 | More by Sosh
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BamaWorKs

Kentucky

2.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Just as most american macro brews go, this beer is quite mediocre in all ways. Simple, virtually tasteless brew, watery and weak, this beer pours ugly, tastes weak, but has a few redeeming qualities I suppose. When drinking with the guys, it's tolerable and good to get drunk on, as I rated, has a good drinkability if you plan on drinking in high quantities, and if served very cold, it finishes crisp. Overall a good tailgating beer, but shouldn't be viewed highly in any other aspect.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2006 17:36:33 | More by BamaWorKs
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neenerzig

Ohio

2.78/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An average American macro lager that I drank recently for free at a friend's house. I have never paid for this beer and would never pay for this beer. This beer is the typical pale yellow color you'd expect for this type of beer. Smell is of ??? No real identifiable smell. There was a slight smell of something but I am not quite sure what it was. Very, very little head. This didn't taste as bad as I thought it would. I think it actually tasted a little better this time than in past times that I had it. Taste is just slightly sweet, and tastes of some corn with a faint trace of hops. It has a clear, clean mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Although at the time it was somewhat refreshing, this beer certainly does not impress me at all. I would only drink it again for free, and only if there was nothing else better available at the time. That being said, for whatever reason, this beer certainly is better than Bud Light or Miller Lite.

Eric

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2006 04:07:49 | More by neenerzig
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jerrymiller

Nevada

2.6/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance is pale and straw yellow. Little or no head and it leaves no lace inside the glass. Looks like carbonated water with a bit of food coloring.

Smell is of stainless steel, water, rice and alcohol.

Taste is shallow and watery. Lots of filler (corn and rice?) Not much to speak of, besides a residual sweetness. Bland.

Drinkability—easy enough. You could drink a lot of this beer and think little of it.

Mouthfeel is mostly that of carbonation—quickly numbs the palette. It is crispy and clear though—ok on a hot afternoon.

I wouldn't pay much to drink this beer, but there is always someone offering this beer at social gatherings, so long as it is cold—I guess you could do worse. Lesson here for me is, don't disparage free beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2006 16:15:32 | More by jerrymiller
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Enlil

Iowa

2.8/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I should preface this review with the disclaimer that this is my first review of a beer and this beer retains an admittedly undeserved place in my pantheon of beers.


That being done. I will claim that this beer excels at what it attempts. This beer is a mass produced beer intended to invoke the common perception of beers. That is to say, it relies on the societal conception of beer to derive its value. Nothing particular about this beer invokes praise or devotion.

For color, it is what I always imagined washed-out gold to look like. The head quickly dissipated but it has continued effervescing. The taste is generically satisfying, but otherwise unremarkable. Nothing but the aftertaste alerts the drinker that this is actually a beer.

According to it traits, this beer is barely medicore. However, as previously mentioned this beer holds a special position in my beer selection. The reason for this is probably entirely intentional on Coors' part. It is entirely a reproduction of my first taste of beer. The first sip of this beer always summons the recollection of my first taste of beer. The soft introduction with the slightly bitter aftertaste is reminescent of mostly fond memories. As a beer intending not to impress me, but only to remind me, this beer excels. This beer invokes images of my past and I am reticent to reject those memories. Therefore when asked what generic American beer I would prefer, I will always choose Coors. Perhaps not because of its inherent qualities but because of its ability to connect with long cherished memories.

Serving type: can

05-03-2006 20:27:17 | More by Enlil
Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
50 out of 100 based on 3,727 ratings.