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 prosper
1.93/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Where to start?

Well, it LOOKS ok, I suppose. Pale straw color, lots of bubbles, decent head.
Smells is faint, hints of some odd fruityness and a strange grain note. Sort of a sulfur smell, not really like DMS, maybe preservatives?

Taste is much the same. Not much of anything. Lots of carbonic bite, kinda like soda water. Has a sweet body that takes the acidic edge off somewhat, and hops are detectable in the background.

Mouthfeel is thin and harsh.

Drinkability is so-so. There's not much to like about it, but by that very virtue, there's not much to dislike. Still, even for a 'light' lager, there are better alternatives available.

Edit - I thought this was the anti-beer. Till I tried Red stripe. So I'm adjusting my review so that this comes out just ahead of Red Stripe.

Photo of Onenote81
2.98/5  rDev +48.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Alright, it's the third installation of our "Cheap Beer Game Night." Tonight it's Coors Light and Steel Reserve 211. Here's the first...

Pours a very thin crystal clear yellow with a small white head on top. Retention is zilch and there is no sticky lacing at all. Smells of grains, piss, and lemons.

The mouth is bubbly spritzy. This is a thirst quencher for sure. Flavor is of mild corn and grains. This is very watered-down and simple, as it should be. This isn't the worst beer I've ever had, but I won't make it a regular that's for sure.

Photo of weedslegalcousin
3.2/5  rDev +59.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I wanted to review this beer first because it is summer, and I'm drinking a lot of it. For the cost, this is my go to beer. I find it refreshing and smooth. It's not amazing by any standard, but for 23 bucks a 30 rack, it lasts a long time, and goes down easier than any beer in the cheap category. And, hey, now they have the insurance policy of getting it as cold as the rockies. I firmly believe you can still be a beer advocate and enjoy the smooth taste of the rockies. There's a time and place for both sipping and guzzling.

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

ap. Very very light yellow. clear as can be.
Sm. Don't know, couldn't smell anything at all.
Ta. Well, it tasted kind of like beer flavored water, but not that bad. I'd just came from work, hot and thirsty and hungry. Maybe I just drank it like water. Anyway, it wasn't bad, just not much flavor at all.
Mf. Like I said, it went down like water.
Dr. Sure, I could drink lots of these. It was $2 Coors Light drafts on Tuesday.

Photo of thekevlarkid
1.6/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Out of an aluminum can this beer was a perfectly clear, pale gold color. The head was a full three fingers of fluffy white head. The retention was good as a pillow-like cap. The aroma was semi-sweet and bleached, macro grains and a metallic staleness. The flavors were very dry and boring. Dominated by macro grains yet alcohol still was present along with some stale notes and metal hints. Very washed out and less pleasant than its other macro-brewery brethren. The mouthfeel was watery, the body light and the carbonation high. I always hate to fail a beer, but this one sucked.

Photo of meich75
1.45/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

I know most people drink this because it is cheap but even at that price some beers have at least a little flavor. This beer resembles what I pour down the sink after rinsing my pint glass. Seems like Coors has been doing a lot to improve the cans, here's an idea: Try improving the beer.

Photo of RadNitroMan
1.65/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Only because of the new marketing of the "Cold activated bottle' have I regressed to offer this.
This is nothing more than the typicaly chemicalized over worked water that way to many people continue to buy that gives BEER a bad name.

The label is on the outside of the bottle and will cool faster than the beer.
It's a macro light beer which means who cares, it already sucks.
The tempature range of this new gadget is 48-43. I like mine a bit colder.
just a marketing tool, for your average tool.

If you can't keep track of where your COLD beer is, you may have had too many.
And if you call this swill water beer, you have no taste anyway.

Drink better beer. Rahr & Sons Gold Medal Winning "Ugly Pug"

Photo of civilizedpsycho
2.7/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured bottle into mug.

Appearance: Golden and clear. Actually a larger head than expected.

Smell: Not much of an aroma. Maybe a little bit of a malty corn smell.

Taste: A fairly bitter kick. Again, better than I expected from such a beer.

Mouthfeel: Very thin and very watery. Nothing special.

Drinkability: Quite honestly, I found this to be one of the better light beers I've tried. Don't misunderstand, it's not fantastic, but if you like light beers, this might be one to try.

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

Pours extremely pale yellow, almost clear with no head.

Aroma is very slight. Pale malt and lemon grass.

Taste is pale malt, and a touch of grassy hops.

Mouthfeel is light.

Very, very light beer. Flavor is thin, watery, and unimpressive. Might be good if you don't actually want to enjoy the flavor of beer.

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

Poured the lightest shade of straw yellow with a very thin fizzy white head.

Slight grassy odor very faint.

The taste is very very light, slightly sweet with a bit of corn.

The mouthfeel is thin and watery with mild carbonation.

I guess its drinkable, one of the most watery boring beers I have ever had.

Photo of canoehornpoint
2.28/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I am in charge of beer at a party each year. Wanted to do a blind taste test with some macros and some better beers to prove a point. Coors Light is one of them. Poured from a bottle with a medium golden yellow color with a small white lace which quickly dissapated.

The aroma and taste are pretty much the same, some mild corn/sweet maltiness that is a bit mineral like.

Finishes very much mineral gristy like and it just lingers on the tongue. Couldn't get it to leave.

Photo of bgreg3
2.23/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

coming from a six pack.

app. - 3.0 Golden not as clear as I thought it would be.

smell- 1.5 Not desirable , corn , some alc. thas about it.

Taste 1.5- Watered down corn and alcohol

Motuhnfeel-3.0 Light , how a light lager should be

Drinkabilty-4.0 It's like water plus some beer ingredients. not as drinkable as water though...

not good

Photo of dacrza1
1.15/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I worked my way up to this, as friends had left some beer in my fridge and I just HAD to conduct research in the name of beer...pours a yellow (like cellophane paper) with sparse carbonation and a thinwhite lip of head set in a Coors Light pint glass--going classy...corn/rice component dominates--can you smell cold?--a bit bready as well, but clean and simple otherwise...a liquid palate, with a bit of oil--fizzy as well; quite drinkable but not substantial...corny, syrupy sweet and softened to a fluffy lack of alcohol punch--taste? After feeling sick at the thought or smell of Coors Light for over a decade, this glass actually made e feel at ease; still, the beer inspires little in me that would reach for it, even if I was cutting grass on a 90-degree day--if they quit the pathetically illogical sales pitch of "coldnesss" I probably would just ignore the brand instead of lampooning it--at least it's been years since we had to endure "Twwwwiiinnnnsss!"

Photo of DoctorStrangiato
2.73/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A 20-ounce draught of Coors Light at a local restaurant.

Appearance - pale yellow colour with 1/8-inch sustained surface bubbles. Much carbonation.

Smell - faint smell of light malt and corn.

Taste - thin flavours of adjuncty-sweetness as well as a very basic hop bitterness at the end. Served very cold so flavours are secondary.

Mouthfeel - like drinking a pop, except not sugary like a pop. But beer flavoured carbonated water nonetheless.

Drinkability - enjoyed the beer with a spicy peppery chicken plate. Didn't offend, got the job done. Fairly refreshing on a hot day with some decent grub.

Photo of soulgrowl
2.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Snowy white head with very good retention for the style - actually, it's pretty good for any style. Body is a very pale, clear yellow-daffodil color with less visible carbonation than expected. The nose is mighty weak, just hints of blandness over a base of nothingness, dry pasta, banana chips, glue, and soda water. No off-aromas, but that doesn't count as an accomplishment when there are essentially no aromas at all. Very mild on the palate, too. It really tastes almost of nothing; softly sweet with the faintest hop flavor I've encountered this side of non-alcoholic beer. Fizzy yet soft, very dry, and as drinkable as tonic water. It is refreshing, but if someone told me to close my eyes and take a swig of this, I'm really not sure I'd be able to identify it as beer.

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

Appearance: Clear yellow, head quickly fades to nothing, fizzy.

Smell: Seltzer, a little corn.

Taste: Not much there, watery corn sweetness.

Drinkability: Cans go down quickly after softball.

Snuck one can home from softball to do a quick review. Coors Light is not too bad for a light lager, probably my 2nd favorite light after Miller Lite.

Photo of mtnbikerpa
2.63/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Drank directly from a 16 ounce can with blue mountains, meaning it is as cold as the rockies. Freshest date stamped on the bottom of the can. I didn't feel a need to pour this beer into a glass. This beer when drank cold is somewhat refreshing on a hot summer day after working outside. But be warned if you do buy it that it is a watery macro and not to be mistaken for anything else but a mass produced, mass advertised brew for the majority.

Photo of IMincedTheKing
3/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very clear, pale yellow with a decent, but short-lived head that recedes very quickly to absolutely nothing.

Grainy and doughy aroma with hints of sour fruit and sulfur.

Sweet fruity taste upfront with carbonation that zips along. There's a grain flavor in the finish that's light and fluffy and reminds me of cake.

Eh, why not? It doesn't taste that bad, and I could definitely knock a couple back if someone was passing them out.

Photo of drcarver
1.75/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Light yellow body with a white head that releases like soda carbonation. Fades quick.

S - Light malt aroma with dough. No hop.

T - There is a sour, dough-like flavor that presents through the whole beer. There is not much of an after taste.

M - Light bodied and flat

D - Meh. Goes down fairly easily but why waste your liver on it?

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

To me, Coors Light seems like a diluted version of a beer that wasn't very good. There are no enjoyable flavors or aromas, the head collapsed quickly as if it were embarrassed to have existed at all and now I have to pee really bad.

Some apples, then sulphur and slight cooked vegetable.

Big frothy head consisting of big bubbles dies out quickly. Only rim of foam exists as evidence that a head once existed. Star bright of course. Pale golden color.

Slight backend sweetness, essence of banana, very little bitterness. Aftertaste goes away very quickly but starts to build up as you drink the beer. Carbonated water...

Thin bodied, medium high to high carbonation, a bit metallic, watery. Yum!

Photo of dublife1
2.5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

What can I say, my summertime on course beer. No other option at most golf courses we play. It is watery and beer flavored and tastes pretty good when it's 95 degreees. You can put 12 of these back and still function so it serves it's summertime purpose. Good beer?...No...drinkable?...Yes.

Photo of KTCamm
2.13/5  rDev +6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

On tap at a local gold event.

Pours a very foamy pale see through piss yellow.

Smell: like bad beer. What can I say, its Coors Light.

Taste: Like coors light! Ordinary beer + water.

Watery in the mouthfeel. Duh!

Its a drinkable bad beer. Especially in the hot sun. I shouldn't complain about having a beer stop during 18, and I went 3 deep this round. But we all know - this is not a well made beer.

Photo of Wegbier
1.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

a- an unattractive light clear yellow, like water was literally added to cut on content. no lacing and a light outside ring of retention.

s- metallic, stale, maybe a little floral hops.

t- biting carbonation, smooth, you gotta give'em that it is smooth, goes right down. Recently revisited and couldnt stomach it

m- like holding biting bubbly funky water in the mouth

d- goes down smooth and cold on a summer day.

funny because this is the first time I ever drank this beer from a glass to give a fair review.

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

Poured from can into pint glass.

A: Pale coloring, not much head or lacing to speak of. Very high carbonation apparent.

S: Not much nose to speak of, faint malt.

T & M: Really not much taste at all, finishes with sweet maltiness. No bitterness at all.

D: Drinkable, if I'm having a light beer this is my choice as it does not have anything really objectionable. It is like drinking beer flavored wter.

Photo of ColForbinBC
1.63/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12oz can poured into a pint glass

Pours an extremely pale yellow, crystal clear, with very active carbonation. The head was paper white, rose a fluffy two fingers, and faded fast.

Very faint fruit (sour apples) and grainy malt.

Metallic and sweet overall with a very faint hop bitterness in the finish.

Thin and watery. Really not much to it.

Extremely light and crisp, but due to the overall lack of flavor, I wouldn't want to reach for another one.

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