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Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

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Coors LightCoors Light

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4,310 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,310
Reviews: 1,169
rAvg: 2.01
pDev: 36.32%
Wants: 26
Gots: 458 | 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 HopMasterFlex
1/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

What can I say about old faithful...

In a world of beer pong and tailgates where you'll drink a million beers over the course of 5 hours the Silver Bullet is the true King of Beers. It's never ending ability to provide small doses of alcohol in between good beers when you are getting piss yourself drunk is second to none. A little pricey for what you get, it should cost no more than natural ice but we are slaves to ad costs. Whether it is for a beer bong or a keg cup Coors light is the choice of Champions. Just don't think you are going to be savoring the last drops of this one.

Photo of mattkoon
3.3/5  rDev +64.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"the silver bullet" good for 2 things, killin warewolves and pounding until you cant stand up. i like to take coors light tailgating because i can drink these things like water when im in a pinch for time. the taste is bland, not much flavor here so you dont mind it when it dribbles down you chin onto your shirt and then onto the ground. i have a late cousin that drank this religiously so ill crack one open in memory of him sometimes. all usefullness aside there's nothing special about coors light. i must say though when its ice cold i have been know to drink these like a bastard.

Photo of pumptrick
2.45/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 5

had this in many different cities across this great land and its too bad this was my beer of choice when i was a young lad. Not at all what I would consider to be a choice for drinking now. I would much rather have water and wont even offer to my friends. I rated this high in drinkability because I think you can drink your own weight of this stuff.

Photo of heebes
2.1/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

355 ml bottle, twist off cap.
In the spirit of true advocacy...

Pours a very clear pale yellow with a finger off white foamy head that disapears fast. Nose is also pale. Phenol, grain, yeast and grass. Taste is bland and mediorce. Water, grain, grassy and very light in flavour. Also light in mouthfeel, watery. Fair drinkabiliry in that they are easy to drown a couple at any time. I've had my share of these since it's my dads goto. My choice if I'm with him and there's no craft options. Otherwise don't waste your time.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
2.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Got this one at a "silver bullet" party for a slack-ass basic trainee graduate who was a slacker.

light yellow crystal clear not much head not much lacing.

barely any smell at all. A touch of light graininess.

highly carbonated barely lemonish slightly grain flavored water.

Mouthfeel is like club soda.

drinks poorly at best.

Photo of MetalandBeer
2.78/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

My buddy was getting his mail & I invited him over for lunch to discuss the Jets since we didn't watch the game together as usual...I supplied the sandwiches...he supplied a few ice cold cans of beer...Coors Light! Poured into a mug!

A: light yellow tint, white 2 finger head...reminded me of a lighter version of Stella Artois. looked weak.

S: Not much to smell...a little bit like beer. Nothing striking coming through.

T. tased like someone had a beer in my mug, then failed to wash or rinse it out before filling it with water & serving it. Not that the taste was bad, it's just that there was not much of it.

M: was like drinking selzter water mixed with a little bit of beer.

D: Goes down smooth & fast. Could drink a whole bunch of these on a hot summer day at the beach.

Overall: This is the perfect beer for one of those all-day summer events like a beach party, BBQ,etc. Goes down smooth & easy, refreshes and quenches the thirst. The low ABV makes it so you can enjoy several while engaged in a fun outdoor summer activity with your buddies...also it's light & refreshing enough for people who are not real beer drinkers to enjoy...not a favorite of mine, but it does have it's place in the beer world!

Photo of meintempe
1.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

My friend picked up a six pack tonight and I was bored so here goes.

Appearance: White head that completely dissipated after about ten seconds. Clear yellow (The first beer I could actually completely see my hand from the other side with I've had in a long time.) with soda-like carbonation emitting from the bottom.

Smell: None. Seriously, there's nothing here to note except maybe a sulfate smell.

Taste: Sweet and grainy ending with a slightly bitter taste. It's hard to tell if the bitter taste is from the alcohol or the hops but I think it's the prior due to zero hoppy aroma.

Mouthfeel: Watery and soda-like. Nothing special, again.

Drinkability: Easy and like drinking carbonated water. I remembered drinking this beer when I got introduced to alcohol and remembering it was shit. Fast forward about nine years where I actually enjoy beer and this memory doesn't surprise me one bit when attempting to enjoy it now.

Photo of NuggetNectar22
2.2/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This is like drinking water. I usually review beers I love, but I am going to begin to review beers I hate. This should bring my average rating to a reasonable level... I don't recommend drinking this unless you absolutely have to. It's trash.

Drink craft beers.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +86.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Coors Light has a medium, white head and a very clear, straw appearance, with a good amount of carbonation. The aroma is of a subtle beer sweetness, and the taste is surprisingly good, with a slightly sweet context, and with its rounded presentation, no particular ingredient flavor predominates. Mouth-feel is light and watery, and Coors Light finishes crisp and refreshing. Overall, I was expecting to hate this, and was pleasantly surprised. I have to recommend giving it a try, if one is a light beer drinker.


Photo of MoreThanWine
1/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Water anyone? Just another utterly weak nearly flavorless light beer. Kind of like if you pack a glass to the top with ice cubes then drop in a shot or two of regular Coors and walk away long enough for the ice to melt. Ta-da, Coors Light. The only saving grace is there's really nothing to be offended by. Something would have to be in it in order for you to ask for something to take out of it.

Photo of Burt
2.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a pint glass

A. pale yellow with little to no head and no lace what so ever.

S. little to no smell, CO2

T. watered down, finishes slightly grainy

M. again watery, carbonation

D. not so bad of a beer to drink at a bowling alley to keep up with the boys but nothing to seek out otherwise

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
50 out of 100 based on 4,310 ratings.