Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

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Coors LightCoors Light

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4,327 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,327
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 2.01
pDev: 36.32%
Wants: 26
Gots: 472 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2001)
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Photo of craftaholic
2.43/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Extremely pale translucent yellow with a large soda like head.

Smell: Has a grainy soap-like corn aroma

Taste: Extremely watery, slightly bitter with a mix of selztered grain.

Mouthfeel: Just like that of seltzer water, light on the carbonation.

Drinkability: Surefire crowd pleaser for the college mentality to drinking: light and slammable. In the 'light beer' category its a decent rank but as an overall i'd say only if I was on a budget and counting calories.

Photo of tone77
2.73/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pale straw color with a 1/2 inch head and virtually no carbonation. Smell is of mild corn and malts. Taste is, well, there is none. I guess like beer flavored water. Feels watery in the mouth. O.K. I have to give it to them on drinkability. Great for chugging or drinking games, otherwise avoid.

Photo of aggiearcher13
1.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

8/10/09 or sometime around there. Had at a friends house before going to party. Had to endure a few heckles for writing down a quick review...

A: It's very light golden in color. Kind of run of the mill American light lager.

S: Tough to describe. It smells like faint grain, a little hops, it's coors... almost soapy.

T: Kind of soapy. Bland.

M: Thin and overly carbonated. Let me kind of bloated.

D: Pretty low. I mean if it's this or water, the water has fewer calories. And I don't mean that to bash the beer, it's just that if I'm going to take some calories I want something for it, like flavor. But that didn't me from drinking bathtub size portions of this in college...

Photo of CervezaMesa
2.8/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is nothing special just another light colored light beer.

Smell is not really apparent it just has a signature coors aroma

Taste is boring

Mouthfeel is average not much here.

drinkibilty- Goes down nice and easy

Serve extra cold!

Not much to say about this beer it just has little unique qualilties that don't stand out but i will still drink it.

Photo of JMD
1.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Very pale yellow color with a tiny head that dissipates almost instantly.

S: Very faint aroma of sweet corn, and soap. Very bland adjunct lager smell. Not very appealing

T: This doesn't really taste like anything. Faint corn and grain with a touch of bitterness. And I mean a very small touch. Pretty bland and boring.

S: Active carbonation, but still very watery.

D: This beer sucks. The cold-activated cans and bottles is just marketing non-sense to hide the fact that their beer is terrible. Not that I like to drink light beers, but there are better ones out there.

Photo of jimj21
1.68/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Twelve ounce can poured into a pint glass. Date stamp on the bottom I assume is the best by date. Vented wide mouth can. Very pale yellow color. Also very clear. If it were any paler, it might lack color entirely. Plenty of bubble streams rising in the glass. Originally poured with out one and a half fingers of off-white head, but that faded very quickly and didn't even leave a film on the beer. No lacing either.

Smells of a little grainy sweetness. A little floral too. Very little aroma.

Taste is probably the lightest of any beer out there. Mild grain sweetness. No hops to be found. No other flavors to be found. Just slightly sweet, over-carbonated liquid.

Very light bodied. Very watery. Over-carbonation leads to slightly harsh mouthfeel. Less carbonated than some other BMC beers though.

This is little more than slightly alcoholic, carbonated water. Sure you could drink it pretty easily if you wanted to, but why would you when there are so many other options out there? At least other things have flavor.

Photo of projectflam86
1.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A- Pours a light yellow color with a thin white foam head that settled down to a tiny ring. No lacing left.

S- Faint grain and adjunct corn with some dish soap astringency.

T- Not much flavor at all, bad or good. Bits of corn meal and cooked cereal with loads of soap and seltzer water tastes.

M- Light with lots of carbonation. Astringent aftertaste.

D- Maybe it's the best of three evils? Maybe not...but overall the lack of taste certainly isn't a great characteristic.

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

Poured this 12 oz can straight into my mouth via wide mouth opening. Skipped pouring into my trusty beer glass because I did not want to degrade the integrity of the poor thing. Wide mouth opening was ideal for this beer because it goes straight and fast down my mouth, into the bladder, and out the hatch, not giving me enough time to realize that I'm drinking what really could be Piss Water.

Characteristics: Watery, Bubbly, almost like club soda but with a little puke flavoring.

Appearance: Really, like piss.

Photo of 1santore
1.85/5  rDev -8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Do you know what Coors Light and sex in a canoe have in common? They are both f**king near water. This is a good beer for people who don't drink beer. An alterative to water on a hot day, but only if served ice cold. My wife used to drink this before she developed an appreciation REAL beer.

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

A - Typical light - lager pisswater-yelllow. Fizzy non-head. No retention. No lace. Yuck.

S - Fruity and effervescent carbonation, but no real beer aromas. This smells only slightly better (and less rotten-fruity) that Keystone.

T - Ultra-watery corn with hints of nasty fruit overtones. Fruit has its place in lambics, pale ales, IPAs, dark Belgian ales, and many other styles, but the fruit presented here is more fruit of the loom than fruit of the vine. Foul.

M - Watery overcarbonated piss. Blech. I'm really trying to be objective, but jeez... this is bad.

D - No thank you. My Dad always talks about how Coors was the shit back in the 70's when it was only distributed west of the Mississippi. Back then, his buddies used to come back from "Mizour-Ah"with this then-unobtanium and marvel at how inferior it was to the swill that was readily available to those fortunate enough to live smack dab between the shit-beer meccas of St. Louis and Milwaukee.

Photo of jrallen34
2.28/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 4

Its gold cold activated cans, I guess that's pretty neat.

I drank this from a can and bottle.

The beer pours light gold with a white head and very carbonated and no lacing.

It has no distinct smell, just a little skunk.

Compared to the other major us brands this is probably by fav, not saying a lot though. In Colorado its actually slighty better.

Photo of jjanega08
2.13/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A= we got a code blue which means the mts are blue and my coors light is as cold as the rockies. As for actual appearance its fizzy yellow beer. A small head comes and goes just as fast with about as much lacing as water.
S= smells like fizzy yellow beer. Smells like old water and maybe some rice or corn.
T= this rocky cold beer has numbed my pallet and it tastes a lot like seltzer water. I feel like this has less taste than the average macro lager. Weird.
M= seltzer water with a slime finish.
D= not that bad but I would much rather drink something else. Luckly this was free for me as I got it out of an evicted apt... sletchy

Photo of tj4288
2.68/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

obviously a straw yellow. almost like bud light, but even more watered down. fizzy head recedes right away, no lacing. not much to say about this beer other than comparing it to a bud light but even more watered down, with slight amount of citrus, on the nose and tongue.

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

Had out of a can.
A- Kind of yellow. But it's more like water with yellow coloring. It has a thick, bubbly head that dissipates quickly.
S- Slight metallic scent.
T- Slight sour taste that made me a little queasy. Why drink beer. This site says respect beer, I'm sorry, but this is not beer. It has no taste, no flavor. ust watered down. Seriously, Becks Non-alcoholic is better than this.

Photo of utah44
1.55/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Back in the '60s we called Coors beer -- Rocky Mountain CoolAid. What would we have called watered down CoolAid? This beer is watery and not much else good can be said about it. Others have said it better than I can. Mouthfeel is weak, taste is atrocious, and poured appearance is without obvious merit. Drinkability would be adequate for the non-discrimiinatory palate, but would not satisfy the more erudite person.

Photo of mnrider
1.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12oz Cold Activated Can poured into pint glass.

A: Watered down urine, with two finger head which almost immediately starts to disappear into nothing with no lacing.

S: Cold water with a hint of stale grains and fruits. The slightest hint of hops are found.

T/M: Almost no taste present. Ice water. Although it is very refreshing, because my mouth was dry. A little malt is tasted. Kind of bitter on the back end.

D: I really don't know why i reviewed this. I kind of feel bad for doing so. I don't even drink light beers. This one was just left over by a friend. On a hot and humid day i could see people drinking this, but i feel their are better and just as cheep alternatives to take.


Photo of jbro434
1.13/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I was raised on American macros and learned to love the flavor of Schlitz,PBR,Miller and Old Milwaukee enough to choose beer as my drink of choice. I moved on to finer beer and always disliked the idea of light beer. But on a hot day or if the idea is to get buzzed, why not suck down some light beers to do the trick? Well, this is why. Coors light is piss yellow. That is not a bad thing. The taste is watery when ice cold, grainy and sour when warm and undrinkable when warmer than room temperature. I am convinced that no hops exist in this beer. Cold creamed corn and a stalk of barley, maybe. Beer for those who don't like beer. That is a bad thing. Beer should be enjoed and not tollerated. I have a good friend who drinks this and I give him shit all the time. Life is too short to waste time and money on what is not enjoyable. At least grab a Bud or PBR. Better yet, just quit dinking beer if this is what you must drink. i would rather have a cup of coffee or tea.

Photo of dasenebler
1.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Oh boy, the cold-activated can!? Had to put this one in the freezer for a few minutes in order to make the rockies blue (and the beer palatable).

Flavor is... well, it doesn't taste like a whole lot. Extremely watery with corny and husky flavors. Would probably be a good match for eating plain tortilla chips, sans salsa, sans everything. Overall, it's not worth it. Give me PBR or 'Gansett any day over Coors Light.

This beer has its place though. It belongs in sticky, dingy frat-house basements, coolers at the beach, and everywhere else craft beer isn't and likely won't be appreciated.

Photo of Mardukk
2.83/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light yellow with no head or lacing.

Very very light mouthfeel and taste, a bit of a metallic banana flavor with medium to high carbonation. A dry beer with not much to hate about it as there is so little flavor.

Very drinkable if you are thirsty for a water type beverage.

Not the worst light beer as it could be very refreshing on a hot day. This would be the beer I think non beer drinkers should like this as opposed to bud light as this has litte to no off flavor.

Photo of VictorEHuskie
2.63/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Oh Coors Light. The beer that made up 90% of my drinking Freshman year of college. I managed to pretty much avoid it all of my sophomore year as I had discovered Killians Irish Red and Blue Moon. This beer is really only good for drinking games. I avoid it as much as possible.

Photo of wd40
2.13/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

ahhhh high school and early college memories...
I don't hate this beer, I just don't think there's anything interesting or appealing about it. I think of it as that social lubricant I used as a freshman and sophomore in college.
Tastes pretty much like water.

Photo of ThomasMetal75
2.68/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A- Urine color; very carbonated. Just about no head whatsoever.

S- Sweet, malty, and grainy. Only the slightest scent of hops can be detected, only slight.

T- Sweeter than Bud Light/not as dry. Taste is identical to its smell: malty and grainy, with a touch of hops.

M- Almost like soda water.

D- Only water in my book can truly get a 5 in drinkability, so this beer gets a 4.5.

*- Out of the 3 major macro light lagers, my favorites are: Coors and Miller Light neck and neck, then Bud Light last. Non of these beers have real flavor profiles. These kinds of beer are advertised for their drinkabilty and how refreshing they are, and Coors Light is no exception. Coors Light claims to be the "most refreshing beer in the world", but honestly if all macro light lagers look and taste the same, how can Coors make that claim? Oh gimmicks! I can drink this beer fine without fussing, but then again I'm not out to call it stellar either.

Photo of goblue3509
1.55/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a very pale yellow color it is slightly hazy. There is little to no head on it and no lacing. The aroma is of water and maybe grains. The taste is well again water and maybe grains more like a generic alcohol. The mouthfeel is light and slightly carbonated. Overall could you drink a lot, yeah you could, you could also drink a lot of water as well. Please give it some complexity maybe some spices or some hops would be nice.

Photo of DwnTwnBwn
1.35/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Did my own personal blind taset test of this beer and other 'light' beers could not tell the difference.

Again this beer tastes like carbonated pool water.

It pours a flat near colorless liquid.
Smells like its chlorinated. Tasted like it too. Kinda left a metallic feel behind.

How could you even get buzzed off of this beer? Is there even alcohol in it? Is this high fructose corn syrup beer safe to drink? What the hell is this crap? Its my life goal to avert people from drinking this thinking its beer.

Photo of MadTown1000
3.03/5  rDev +50.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a tall boy into a pint glass. Pours a fluorescent yellow and resolves into a very pale yellow straw once the bubbles are gone, with a big white head that recedes leaving no lace and just a smattering of surface bubbles. Faint corny aroma. That pretty much describes the taste too - faint. It does have a slight malty aftertaste that comes through after a while. No obvious hops or alcohol to be found.

Yeah, it's a cheap American light lager, but I can't pan it. It's a cheap American light lager - you get exactly what you expect. As far as they go, it's pretty unobjectionable.

Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
50 out of 100 based on 4,327 ratings.