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Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

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Coors LightCoors Light

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4,457 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,457
Reviews: 1,251
rAvg: 2.01
pDev: 36.32%
Wants: 31
Gots: 643 | 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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Ratings: 4,457 | Reviews: 1,251
Photo of Kestrel452
2.2/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is a true light beer. Pale straw color with no head or lacing. Boring flavor, adjunct taste, and fizzy soda-like carbonation. That being said, it's probably one of the least offensive macrobrew light beers on the market. It definitely overtakes Busch Light in inoffensiveness. If you're looking for a cheap party beer, choose Coors Light.

Not really much else to say about this beer. It's a light adjunct lager, they're all going to taste like crap. The only way one can be better than the other is being less offensive. The less cooked veggie flavor/smell there is, the better. I think the fact that Coors Light employs rice instead of corn (like Busch and Miller products) is the main factor for it's low level of offensive cooke veggie-ness.

Honestly though, if you're looking for a cheap party beer, go buy Pabst Blue Ribbon or the canned watered down version of Schlitz. They're both cheap adjunct lagers, but they're well done cheap adjunct lagers.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.5/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Clear looking, almost water with a little yellow beer in it. Aroma was metallic at best.

More sweet and metal taste. Lots of carbonation, no hops, malt or yeast feel, just lots of water. And guys brag about drinking 12 waters why? Doesn't really contain any "bad" flavor, just no flavor that would make you think it was a beer if you had your eyes closed. Some hybrid of Sprite and watered down beer.

Tap into the . . . something else.

Photo of Richter35
2.23/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing one of the most popular beers here in Canada. Ours is 4%, as are most light beers here. Gonna keep this one short and sweet.

Really light gold/yellow colour with minimal head.

If I notice anything at all, it's grains... this beer smells like a combination of cheap adjuncts. No hops [?]. At the same time, smells moderately fresh.

Like the closest thing you can get to water in a can. No "crazy" hops to throw you off... no thick, fruity malt to intrigue your senses. Not a whole lot of anything. It's the ultimate light beer for non-beer enthusiasts.

Watery and moderately refreshing.

Possibly number one in the world in this section. I remember beer-bonging it with a few band-mates. I didn't have to pay for it and I definitely had my fair share. It was probably the only time I truly enjoyed Coors Light. As for the rest of my Canadian brethren;

What the hell??

Photo of DrCronic
3.17/5  rDev +57.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

One of the best light lagers out there. Easy drinking and perfect after a hot grass cutting day. Not alot of flavor but hey this is light beer. No off flavors and nicely carbonated. At around 3.8% this is a really good all day drinker if you are at a lake, sporting event, concert or BBQ. The fact that the mountains turn blue when its cold, brilliant!

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

Poured one of my old man's brews into a pint glass. And yes, the Mountains were blue.

Appearance- Really not much to this bad boy. A teeny-tiny white head that almost instantly turns into a ring. It has the amount of head that your typical pepsi would have, and that is kind of generous. The body is straw yellow.

Smell- Not much to it at all really, I can just feel the carbonation bubbling under my nose. What does old water smell like? It smells like that.

Taste- It's positively tasteless. It's watery and bubbly but doesn't have much there. Is fizz a taste?

Mouthfeel- More thin fizzy watery-ness. Pretty unfulfilling.

Drinkability- If you like fizzy yellow water than it could be drank all day. I probably wouldn't order this even if I was out and this was all they had on tap. More marketing, less taste. Thats the Coors Light way.

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

My pops left this at my place and it is technically beer so....
Poured the can out into a pint glass

A: It is not that bad looking, nice carbonation and a golden color and is kind of translucent... the head, which starts out thick, is pretty weak and dissipates very quickly leaving nothing

S: corn and kind of like my urine during a night of drinking, which is not much

T: sweet, watery, not much else going on here

M: water

D: It is sweet and watery and has no real taste to it...Why not buy Yuengling or PBR? Same price, much better taste, and also easy drinking

Photo of sbegraft
1.17/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

pours a watery clearish light yellow with a big pure white head that fizzled to a thin ring and then eventually nothing. no lace.

smells like carbonated water with a little corny lager aroma.

tastes of overly carbonated water with some corny, slightly grainy malts and a little lager funk. a wierd slightly mouthpuckering citrus towards the back end.

super light, super watery, way too fizzy carbonation.

drinkability is all this beer has going for it if you want to piss all night, its what it was made for getting drunk , and thats it, plain and simple. out of all the big macro light lagers out there, this is one of the worst. thats kind of like being the smartest kid on the short bus.

Photo of dogfishandi
2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

no 08 2010 on bottom of can, and yes my mountains were blue(more like gray). out of the fridge poured into a mug.

pours a watery clearish light yellow with a big pure white head that fizzled to a thin ring and then eventually nothing. no lace.

smells like carbonated water with a little corny lager aroma.

tastes of overly carbonated water with some corny, slightly grainy malts and a little lager funk. a wierd slightly mouthpuckering citrus towards the back end.

super light, super watery, way too fizzy carbonation.

drinkability is all this beer has going for it, its what it was made for, and thats it, plain and simple. out of all the big macro light lagers out there, this is one of the worst. thats kind of like being the smartest kid on the short bus.

Photo of WinthrHOPHEAD89
2.72/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

A - Golden straw color. Pours a 3 finger fluffy head that dissapears in seconds. Medium effervesence. Leaves no lacing.

S - Very grainy. Smells like a bag of corn chips to be honest.

T - Very oily grain taste. The finish is not crisp really. But drinkable. Possibly the cleanest tasting of the Big 3 to be honest.

M - Very thin and watery. Not much else to say.

D - Very high. The carbonation is the only thing holding you back if you wanted to just slug this down. But the grainy aftertaste this beer made me want a drink of water.

Final Thoughts: Drinkable and sessionable. Thats definitely the only point to this beer (as well as the marketing campaign). But would certainly NOT be my first choice at the beer store.

Photo of chadjulius
2.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

It's watery. I've never had it from the bottle, but the out of the can has that bad aluminum taste, despite some sort of fake liner they put in. But hey, the mountains turn blue on the side, in case you have no sense of cold/hot. I will never purchase this beer, but will have one if its available and free.

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

A. light yellow very clear almost like water

S. light barley very light

T. water with a hint a barley a lot of carbonation

M. like water little aftertaste

D. very very drinkable especially in mass quanities.

if the mountains aren't blue i would recommend not drinking it.

Photo of brewduck
2.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Obviously, this is a really generic beer that is about equivalent to tap water in terms of excitement. Mainly, people drink it because it contains alcohol and sodium. The best thing you can say about it is that it is not foul tasting. Goes well with V8.

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

A- ghostly pale yellow with white suds that go away in a blink of an eye
S- none or maybe stale water
T-very slight taste kind of like well water that leaves a metallic twang on your palate
M-very fizzy almost like drinking pop
D you can chug it you can also chug pond water it would be about the same

Photo of jneiswender
2.5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this out of a can (silver bullet) and at one point poured into a glass boot during a game of Kings.

A-very pale yellow body, light wisp of a white head.

S-some corn; faint hop something

T-water, some corn flakes, sugar


D-for the style, not a bad beer (highest in the style is a B- or something). Still, I will pass unless I need to be drunk and fast.

Photo of Dionysius86
1.15/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

There's just nothing to Coors Light. It is more clear than yellow, hardly any head, hardly any real aroma, light corn taste. Mouthfeel is crisp and watery thin. No aftertaste. It's drinkable if you simply want a buzz and it's the only beer around. Otherwise, no thanks.

Photo of dopehousex3
3.2/5  rDev +59.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Let's face it its not a great beer but I do like drinking Coors light if I'm hanging out at a friends house during a bbq or watching football games ( ps. Go Chargers!!!) The main reason I like them is you can drink 6 to 8 with out being really buzzed. The water flavor is not bad and the feel is smooth and easy to drink. The color is your basic American domistic gold. The plus side you can pick up a 18 pack for around 10 to 12 bucks.

Photo of ebby82
1.5/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a very lightly hued yellow, nearly translucent, into a pint glass with a very considerable head. This looks like dirty water, or perhaps, urine. Smell is a funky, unpleasant aroma that I can't really pinpoint. Taste is barely discernible as "beer", but instead might be described as nasty ricey, near beer. Drain pour for sure, the only reason I had it was for a party for those amongst my friends who prefer such things. Taste the rockies, they taste like watery urine, mmmm.

Photo of decimator
2.22/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

473ml can poured into a pint glass. ABV marked as 4%.

My go to beer from my youth and my first taste of it in over 3 years.

A - Poured a very clear yellow with a 3cm white bubbly head. The head quickly reduced to just a few bubbles. Very little lacing is produced.

S - Light sweet and grassy aroma. Back in my youth I usually drank these out of bottles and never noticed it actually had a decent yet light beer aroma.

T - Very light corn sweetness and a little bitterness in the finish. Not much flavour overall.

M - Average carbonation, thin, watery, bland with some crispness in the finish. This beer certainly lacks body.

D - Unsatisfying. it's inoffensive but it definitely lacks flavour and is just too bland.

Photo of Reaper16
3.17/5  rDev +57.7%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

12oz. COLD ACTIVATED BOTTLE served into a pint glass. Day two of the leftover cheap beers experiment.

Look at this mountain! Them shits is BLUE! Cold as the motherfucking Rockies - and that's the only way to have a Coors Light, isn't it? Time to catch that silver train. Destination? Refreshment.

Pours the most unattractive looking body I've perhaps eve seen in a beer. This isn't yellow so much as it is clear. This looks like water that has had precisely two drops of Yellow #5 food coloring mixed in. It's spritzy like a wine cooler; all that loud carbonation makes a two finger-sized white head that disappears in half a minute. This is the most pathetic looking beer I've ever seen, even relative to other light beers.

Wait... I smell something. Something faint but, yes, that is apple juice. Apple juice! Do you know what this means? It is evidence of malt sugars having been fermented! OMG, I smell tin! That means a hop or two has been used! I'm frankly blown away by the aroma here. I expected this to smell like absolutely nothing. Most light lagers do. Instead, Coors Light has the temerity to exhibit a modicum of aroma. Daring. Bold. Perhaps I was wrong to judge you, Silver Bullet.

Nope. Check that. I was right to judge you. You taste like if you were a hapless, divorced father who has custody of his little daughter on weekends and she recklessly spilled her sippy cup full of apple juice into her bowl of Corn Flakes that was two months past its expiration date because you don't eat breakfast cereal but she loves it and so you have stale cereal around the house for her because you can't cook because you're kind of a loser, I mean, you DO have Coors Light stocked in your fridge, don't you? All in all, though, this isn't terrible. The immensity of the cooked corn flavor is laudable and there is enough sugary apple stuff going on to keep things interesting. Again, relative to style.

Who engineered this mouthfeel, though? It is very thick on the swallow. I wasn't wanting to drink a corn milkshake, no matter how refreshingly cold the blue mountains said it would be. It harms what would be a good drinkability score. I could pound these down if not for the feeling that you're swallowing a sock that had popcorn cook in it.

This was a total surprise, honestly. I thought it was going to be so fucking bad. And it just so happens to be the best light lager I've tried. I mean, I don't ever want to have one again. It's pretty nasty. But compared to, say, Bud Light? The Silver Bullet takes the crown.

Photo of StoutsMcgee
1.67/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

One finger of foam disappears quickly and leaves no lacing whatsoever. Very faint golden color that seems to fit the style.

Extremely carbonated. Its difficult to attribute any real fragrances except grain/corn.

Mouthfeel is watery and not much going on for flavor. It has a crisp finish and goes down pretty smooth.

Suggested pairings: burgers and brats on a hot day

Photo of boss302
2.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Coors light bottle, straight from the bottle. I had this beer as a tribute to a good friend. Otherwise I wouldn't bother. It just isn't my style and there are much better beers to be had.

A Since it was straight from the bottle, I can't fully comment on this particular samples appearance, but based on past samples and the fact that there wasn't much difference between the beer and the air above, I'll say it was clear with nearly no color. No matter if you like this beer or not, it fits the style for appearence perfectly, but I can't give it a perfect rating...it just doesn't look that appetizing.

S It was a bit grainy smelling as it warmed up. When ice cold, this was less noticeable. My beer came with blue "mountains," which apparently indicates that its cold enough to insure that you are not going to smell anything at all. There was no hop aroma.

T When cold there was not much flavor at all, however it was crisp. As it warmed up it got a little corny and sharp tasting. The last bit was pretty foul as it had warmed and the mountains had turned white. There were no good beer qualities, no malt, no hops, just bland corny carbonation.

M Thin! It defines thin and lack of mouthfeel. Carbonation seemed to be the only real quality of this beer. BJCP guide says "May seem watery." What an understatement!

D If its thirst quenching you are looking for, then you found it with this beer. Drink it fast and drink it cold, once it warms, its time to start a new one. They only cost a buck, so they are more or less disposable. Drink 'em and toss the warm part away.

Photo of kwjd
1.5/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Very pale yellow with fizzy head with no retention and lacing. Smell is very faint, some grain I guess, but I think I'm really trying to smell something. Taste is pretty much almost beer flavoured carbonated water. Pretty much just watered down beer that is ultra fizzy that makes it harder to choke down.

Photo of VelvetExtract
2.5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

A-Watery yellow with some bubbles.

S-Corny and grainy but very faint. Not much going on here.

T-A little corn and grain. Unbelievably watery. Weak taste.

M-Light and watery. Nothing worth elaborating on.

D-Easy to drink because its beerwater.

Not as bad as Bud Light but thats not saying much at all.

Photo of Mebuzzard
1.19/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

After about 6 years of not touching this stuff, I ran into last night. Against my instincts, I tried one.

Yup. Light, pale, yellow. Almost clear except for the bubbles. Foaming, soapy head was huge, but sank to a very light collar, then disappeared.

Corn husk and old sock aromas. Faint, but bad

No taste aside from stale malt, corn husk and dust.
No mouthfeel aside from carbonation, which actually ups the drinkability.

Photo of DrJay
1.76/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Purchased in Canada. Crystal clear and pale yellow with a thin, short-lived cap of white foam that quickly disappeared. A modest collar lingered for a while and there was a bit of spotty lace. Nearly non-existent aroma, just a bit of mineral and slight sweetness. Light sweetness in the flavour, faint floral hops, very low bitterness. It finished with a harsh metallic character, which wasn't helped by the thin body and aggressive carbonation. No need to have any more of this.

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Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
50 out of 100 based on 4,457 ratings.