1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Coors LightCoors Light

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
50
awful

4,144 Ratings
THE BROS
45
awful

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,144
Reviews: 1,156
rAvg: 2.01
pDev: 36.32%
Wants: 21
Gots: 380 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Coors Light Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,144 | Reviews: 1,156 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mterrence5
2.9/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 5

This is the ultimate softball beer. If you dont wanna taste that ichy liquid known as water then subsitute Gatorade or Coors Light. No taste. Nothing to complain about. I swear they dont even put alcohol in these because I can drink 20 and still be standing. WARNING: You will pee constantly.

mterrence5, Oct 28, 2008
Photo of ocelot2500
1.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, pale yellow with a malformed head that dies down before you can start to smell it.

Smells like nothing.

Tastes like nothing, a grain taste and a sour metallic taste prevail.

The mouthfeel is very thin and watery with enough carbonation to know it's there.

Just like the rest of the macro light lagers very "drinkable".

Overall, another mainstream party beer that ruins the perception of beer for the public when somebody has this as their only reference for what beer tastes like.

ocelot2500, Oct 25, 2008
Photo of PerzentRizen
1.23/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Tonight we did a taste of macros and I don't think I'll ever be the same. The flavor was absolutely horrible. It tasted like corn flavored air. I would drink this beer if there was nothing else. I used to drink this beer in college occasionally, but still preferred the taste of a decent craft beer. I can't believe what I used to subject my taste buds to.

PerzentRizen, Oct 25, 2008
Photo of EatsTacos
1.85/5  rDev -8%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pretty much a standard macrobrew. Light yellow straw colour with a finger head. No lacing. Aroma is all malt, no hops. Again, the taste is malty but not in a sweet way. Over carbed and watery as expected. Need to drink it ice cold, the label turns blue when its cold enough to drink. Thats not a good thing

EatsTacos, Oct 22, 2008
Photo of bark
2.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The colour is straw yellow; the finger thick head is compact and white. Some lacing.

The smell is weak: Some malt and hints of yeast.

The taste is mild, too. A little like sparkling mineral water with added flavours of sweet malt and a passing metallic hint. The aftertaste is... hard to find, to be honest.

The carbonation is strong and short. The liquid is thin, almost watery.

Right. I couldn't find any odd slight flavours. On the other hand, there weren't much of any flavours at all here.

bark, Oct 21, 2008
Photo of nightswatch
1.02/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Nothing special to report. There's bad beer and then there's terrible beer. This is somewhere beneath both of them, the bastard child that only advertising and capitalism could produce. Light cheap beer should normally at least go down easy, but the taste here is just foul out of the bottle. Its a bit smoother on draft, but definitely avoid.

nightswatch, Oct 21, 2008
Photo of likethetaste
3.88/5  rDev +93%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Okay, Okay, this beer is like water. But I still like it! It pours a very light yellow with lots of carbonation. This beer really does not have too much taste to speak of but I love to drink this beer with Mexican or Chinese food because it does not have a strong taste. It is a very light beer that does not fill you up when you are eating food. This is my go to beer when I just want to drink something light with food. So, ok, it is not a great beer by any means, but it is just fine for an American Macro Light Lager. Chow down and drink up! A great beer to eat food with when you don't care about matching food with the perfect beer. A great alternative to soda. :)

likethetaste, Oct 09, 2008
Photo of Silenus89
2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

Well this beer certainly isnt anything youd want to drink but when you want to party its cheap and in my opinion the best light beer to get. Some of my friends who drink this every week wont try anything else. Ive tried to get them into the craft brew scene but for some reason they just want their cheap light crappy beers. Avoid this certainly

Silenus89, Oct 09, 2008
Photo of JBushEsq
1.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

The only good thing in my book about Coors Light is that it's not Bud Light or Miller Lite. Aside from this though...

As for some more specifics...

A: Its the same color going in as going out...

S: Its best not to, but if you must or do so by mistake it has a tangy metal stale beer sort of hint to it.

T: Its like water, but worse. Pretty unremarkable to bad. Though it does have a somewhat sweet aftertaste that makes drinking it en mass not overly daunting.

M: Its very light and bubbly

D: Why a 3.5? Not because I'd ever willingly want to drink this, but if its a situation where many many beers are going to be consumed then Coors is far from as bad as it gets. Though in a normal situation when enjoyment is a priority, then I'd give it a .5 as I could never get excited about drinking it.

JBushEsq, Oct 09, 2008
Photo of Kraken
1.78/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The Silver Soda-
Poured from silver can with special lining and wide mouth venting, into a standard pint glass. Considered quaffing this straight from the can as I believe is the prescribed method of consumption. Firm pour yields 2 finger head that evaporates almost instantly. Big surprise no lace. Beer pours the palest of yellow almost clear.

Nose- Smells of aluminum.

Palate- Slight malt sweetness, no hoping detectable. Like seltzer without the taste. A good beer if nothing is available.

Mouthfeel- A bit like water, with active carbonation.

Drinkability- This is really all this beverage can offer

Kraken, Oct 07, 2008
Photo of Offa
1.85/5  rDev -8%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I actually find this better than the regular Coors, which is unusual as light versions of beers usually seem worse, often much worse, than the regular versions of them (such as Miller Lite and Bud Lite). Perhaps this is just because I find the regular Coors to be uncommonly bad.

Very pale yellow (but no more pale than the regular Coors, and perhaps darker), it has a medium white head that is fizzy and promptly shrinks to nothing. The head is smaller, weaker, and much more rapidly shrinking that Bud Lite or even Miller Lite.

The aroma is old apples, minerals, and dishwater.

The taste has primarily a character of old, funky apples, not quite unpleasant, with a hint of dishwater. It has no noticeable hop or grain taste, but the flavour is fuller and more long lasting than regular Coors.

Offa, Oct 07, 2008
Photo of Rhynes2
3.38/5  rDev +68.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

Best in it's class. Normally stock up on these fro parties and get-togethers. I'm not saying that I'm a diehard Coors fan but other beers in this section are much worse. Overall it's a very mild (watery) brew but the flavor is decent. Goes well with party foods. Not very aromatic but most people who stock up on coors don't care about that anyway. I approve.

Rhynes2, Oct 06, 2008
Photo of SDbeerguy
2.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I used to like Coors Light, and even deemed it my favorite light domestic. Well, not anymore. The pee coloring and the taste of sour water have pretty much done me in. It tastes really flat and flavorless and those nights when I used to be able to drink it on command are far gone. Drinkability is questionable, I mean, it's very light so you can drink quite a few...if you can manage to. I guess the college party days are behind me so naturally, so is my approval of Coors Light.

SDbeerguy, Oct 04, 2008
Photo of 7beerphil
2.73/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsener glass when the mountains were blue, for a taste as cold as the rockies:

A: Lots of carbonation, little head with immediate dispersal, no lacing. Golden -yellow.

S: Not much there, possibly some grains.

T: Not much here either. Not bitter and not really sweet.

M: Pronounced carbonation, not overwhelming. Watery.

D: This is where this beer shines. It is extremely drinkable, especially when you are not in want of an overpowering or expensive brew, but are in desire to knock back a sixer to get feelin' good. I suppose it does what it sets out to do: be a quintessential light American macro.

7beerphil, Sep 30, 2008
Photo of Oxymoron
2.1/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Good, Bad and Ugly. Do you really need another review of this beer? Pours a sparkly clear lemon yellow color with a good soft white head. Limited retention and lacing overall, but never really goes away.

The nose is soft overall. Some stronger husky nose and a light rice aroma. No real corn notes though. Even for style a very limited nose overall. Some yeasty notes as well, mostly green apples/ acetaldehyde. No real hops notes to speak of. Really not much to it.

The taste is similar with no real strong flavor notes. Some sweeter grainy flavors mix with a strong rice taste. There are some limited hoppy notes as well on the backend with a slight floral taste to it. More like a tea than hops though. Green apples/acetaldehyde really comes out in the flavor and mixes oddly with the floral finish. Leaves a slight soapy like finish in the aftertaste. Clean yeast (if you don't count the esters).

Drinkability, hmmm, well it is easy to drink. But it really lacks depth for body. Sure style hinders it but that doesn't mean it should lack complexity. It is what it is.

Oxymoron, Sep 29, 2008
Photo of paulthebeerguru
2.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: pint glass. pours a bright yellow color, almost vitamin enriched urine like. White head that is gone almost immediately. almost no lacing.

S: smells like a combination of wet cardboard and corm malts. no hop aroma at all.

T: sweet corn malts, with a light hint of citrus. that is about it.

M:The carbonation level is insane, way too high for me. thin-bodied. crisp to an extent.

D: I have had several of these in one sitting, but only because I was going for longevity at a bar watching football, with no other alternatives.

paulthebeerguru, Sep 29, 2008
Photo of illidurit
1.85/5  rDev -8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Light yellow color with a slimy white head. Barely-there aroma of sweet corniness. Flavor is adjunct-flavored water. Sweet with a metallic quality. Thinnest body possible. Overcarbonated. Easy to drink but also hard to drink. This sucks. This sucks a lot.

illidurit, Sep 25, 2008
Photo of jojox
2.48/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can, wide/chugging mouth version.
Poured into a Westveleteren glass.

a - lime green/yellow. Green hue could have been reflected light, but it really looked green to me. 1 finger head, white, stable. Finally fading.

s - Malty, soft, faint/flowery

t - none. It tastes like "clean". Too carbonated. Aftertaste is... stale malt?

m - Too much CO2. Like drinking soda water, makes me hickup after each sip. Thin and low viscosity.

d - fantastic, really, especially if it sits and get a little flat. Water anyone?

jojox, Sep 18, 2008
Photo of TheSicilian33
4.05/5  rDev +101.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance- A brown bottle. The Silver Bullet baby.

Smell- very musty, but isn't a turn off to this beer.

Taste- Great standard taste for any beer, but the taste can get bad after around beer number 3.

Mouthfeel- big mouth. Easy to down.

Drinkability- One of the most drinkable beers out there. If you're at a get together, I'd recommend this. If you're on a special occasion, avoid this beer. (Superbowls, and parties are perfect for this beer)

TheSicilian33, Sep 18, 2008
Photo of orcasteve
1.33/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

looks like piss, has no smell except for some faint caned corn, the taste was faint malt washed away by water. THIS ONE SUCKS. this is a stapil of beer pong and outher collage "sports". this one was left in my refridgeator and as a last beer of an evening i fugired why not, now i rember why i don't drink this crap.

orcasteve, Sep 17, 2008
Photo of Goliath
2.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From a gigantic 24oz. code blue, cold activated, wide mouth, vented, can with frost brew liner. Poured into my Sam Adams glass. I figured I could use the added bubble release to promote some sort of aroma.

Pours an extremely pale golden color with a one inch bright white head. Head disappears immediately leaving no trace of it's existence.

The aroma is very weak. Pale sweet malt can be discerned, slightly bready and almost boozy which is amazing for 4.2%!

The taste is worse than I remember. Pale malt gives a bit of bread, but the adjuncts shine in this beer. Rather sweet too. Just horribly put together.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with tons of carbonation.

Drinkability is fairly low. It's definitely sessionable, but it's just not good. I really find it hard to stomacht his brew, and doubt I'll make it through the rest of the can.

Goliath, Sep 01, 2008
Photo of ILikeGoodCider
1.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I apologize for even reviewing this BMC, but since I grew up in New Jersey, it's damn near a part of my DNA...

...I digress:

A: Pale, golden color. Small, white head.

S: Smells like SmartWater, only dumber.

T: Thin flavor, hint of grain and marzipan.

M: Carbonated SmartWater.

D: Harmless and boring. I drank this libation at nausea (literally) in my late teens & twenties...

It is unfair to criticize any of the BMCs too harshly, because they are, in fact, top sellers for a reason. This is not a forum for macro-lovers though, is it? Drink at your own risk though BAs...

ILikeGoodCider, Aug 31, 2008
Photo of changeup45
2.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

In all honesty this a decent cheap light beer option. One of the better Light beers matter of fact. That's not saying much though. Don't bother pouring this one in a glass and analyzing it. Just pound a few while mowing the lawn. They're not too bad. Also, got one of those rocky mountain flavor six packs... I dunno, I'm sure it's a gimmick but they tasted alright.

changeup45, Aug 23, 2008
Photo of itcomesnpints
2.2/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Golden, better head than most other light macro lagers. Faint aroma of corn and grain. Tastes great when intoxicated or when it's 100 F out and you need something refreshing. Under any other circumstances, steer clear. Mouthfeel is emaciated and dry, and could either be considered very smooth or very nonexistent. I'll be honest, I'm from Colorado so I grew up on this stuff. My first beer to shotgun...really my first beer to drink. There will always be a place for this beer in my heart, just not in my fridge.

itcomesnpints, Aug 21, 2008
Photo of rdub
2.4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pub glass. Weird light yellow color and thin head which disappeared almost immediately. Not too much smell or taste. Mouthfeel was thin like you'd expect. As with many light lagers very easy to drink and pound on hot summer days. But, why bother.

rdub, Aug 20, 2008
Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
50 out of 100 based on 4,144 ratings.