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Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

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Coors LightCoors Light

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4,021 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,021
Reviews: 1,148
rAvg: 2.01
pDev: 35.82%
Wants: 20
Gots: 330 | 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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Photo of bigpatvoodoodad
3/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

All beer snobbery aside, this is still my go-to for domestic beer when out at a club that doesn't serve "good" beer. Compared to the other big boys like Bud Light, Miller Lite, et. al., this is by far my favorite. For all categories I rate it 3.0 - average, because that's what you'll get from Coors Light. Your average American Light Beer. Nothing more, nothing less.

bigpatvoodoodad, Mar 23, 2007
Photo of mikesgroove
1.93/5  rDev -4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

In my neverending ( at least it seems that way) quest to absorb the common macros I have yet another entry. Poured a sort of pale yellow, I said sort of as it was almost clear. Big fizzy white head faded instantly leaving a light yellow liquid filled with tons of visible carbonation. Crystal clear and thin. Smell was non existent(seeing a pattern here) and what was there was barely a bread or grain smell. Taste was refreshing when cold/ putrid when warm. By refreshing I mean like a glass of water when your hot, the taste was non existent. Nothing, maybe a light malt but overall nothing. Very thin mouthfeel, actually felt lighter then water. Overall I could see why people would drink this when its hot in the desert and they are dying of thirst, but to drink it for the taste, or enjoyement, I would pass.

mikesgroove, Mar 06, 2007
Photo of BradBLR
1/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer poured a very light yellow color with a white head that lasted no time at all, with very little lacing. The smell was almost no-existent except for a slight rice malt aroma.

The taste was like taking a lager and puring it about a quarter full and then filling the rest of the glass with carbonated water. The mouthfeel was a very watery over carbonated feel.

All in all not a good beer, and I would not recommend to anyone.

BradBLR, Mar 05, 2007
Photo of Padron4KM
1.15/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz can.

Very pale yellow, almost colorless, with a fizzy white head.

Not much of an aroma, faint corn, sunk.

Flavor is non existant. fizzy water. Maybe some grain.

What a waste of time. Low abv and no flavor, I guess you could pound 50 or so of these in a day, but why?

Padron4KM, Feb 25, 2007
Photo of coalcracker
2.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Hmmm, sometimes 'a little of nothing' isn't bad. There is a lot of 'little' here: smell, taste, appearance, mouthfeel- though I can't deem this beer repulsive. Appearance is straw color with little else going on. Smell is near non-existant, though I wasn't expecting anything remarkable. Taste is more watery than anything with some light malt filling the rest. Mouthfeel also watery with carbonation. Extremely easy to drink, perhaps the main reason why this beer was created- for mass consumption.
I love beers, especially imports and micros. I stay away from the macros if possible. Coor's Light IS beer- just not very good beer. I just hope folks would get a little creative and try some of greater beers out there. Bottom line- Drinkable but mindless.

coalcracker, Feb 25, 2007
Photo of kimcgolf
2.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Beef O’Brady’s, though I have had several times before. Typical light bodied BMC macro beer, not much on the aroma or flavor, and palate is thirst-quenching, but not much more. The only good thing about this is that at $1.50 a pint, it would make a good session beer on a hot day, if not much more was available.

kimcgolf, Feb 17, 2007
Photo of SMark
1.63/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured at 35 degrees into a tall glass. Sounded like the intro page to Leinenkugel's web site. Color was very pale yellow with a large, thick head. No lacing as the head subsided. Very few, small bubbles.

Clean almost pungent smell that gave me a sense of acidity.

It is a light beer. Most light beers are brewed to cut down on calories. I believe this cuts down on taste. Don't ask for scientific proof as I have only taste buds and they are not very good.

Again with the light, light, light. Just not much here.

It is not awful and I am also not impressed. I drink these when offered by others and wanting to be social or on an extremely hot day when thirst needs quenching.

SMark, Feb 11, 2007
Photo of soupyman10
1.55/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

On-tap into a mug

A - Very light straw yellow color, quarter-finger head, no lacing, looks like crap (with reason)

S - Extremely mild aroma, little corn smell but not much there (although it's not particularly offensive either)

T - Pretty bad; very little bitterness but also very little malt; it's sort of sweet, but it's also sort of like drinking water (which is cheaper)

M - It's too carbonated, like most macros, there's no real lingering aftertaste (which might be a good thing), and it doesn't really coat your mouth at all; may as well be soda water

D - Even though this beer is bad, I remembered it as being (somehow) a lot worse; it's a standard macro-lager that pretty much tastes like water (or donkey piss, as my Dad always said)

soupyman10, Feb 11, 2007
Photo of jettjon
2.08/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Presented in a 16 oz plastic bottle with no freshness date. Paid 99 cents for this at a gas station and it was worth every dollar. Into a pint glass a pale transparent gold color with good, lively carbonation. Thin, fizzy, soda-like white head fades quickly leaving a spotty cap. Nose is faintly grassy and corny. Taste is initiated with corn adjunct followed by a hint of sweet malts, then a reassertion of the corn all the way back to a dry and very slightly bitter finish. Mouth is watery, bubbly, smooth, and overall agreeable. Drinkability is low; this is on the bottom end of lawn-mowing swill, best served very cold and drunk quickly.

Overall: There is absolutely no point to this beer. For a “light,” it falls short in taste and high in calories. I compared this to a Miller Light in the same sitting. Coors has 102 calories while Miller has better taste at 96 calories and fewer carbs to boot. I’d probably even take a Michelob Ultra Amber over this. Pointless “diet” beer. Avoid.

jettjon, Feb 08, 2007
Photo of BadRockBeer
2.63/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light straw, Crystal clear. One finger head that diminished quickly leaving little to no lace.

Smell: Lightly hop kind of lacking strength.

Taste: Bitter, acidic, light hops. Defiantly has a hint of corn. Clean finish with little after taste.

Mouthfeel: Watery, Light extremely carbonated.

Drinkability: One could drink many of these if he did not desire flavor and complexity. I found it rather tasteless and boring.

BadRockBeer, Jan 22, 2007
Photo of mrasskicktastic
1.4/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A - Very pale yellow, clear with intense carbonation bubbling. Head is large, nearing three fingers in height. No lacing.

S - Sweet corn and hay. Seems like a traditional barnyard delight to me. Unfortunately, I am not a quadraped.

T - Ugh. If there was a sweet corn flavored hard cardy, this is probably what it would taste like. There is a ton of seltzer water flavor too. Then there is a bit of a grassy hay hop presence, but it is mild. Since the flavor is dominated by that sweet flavor, it is actually cloying since it is a gross sweetness for a beer. Aftertaste has a faint lingering corn.

M - Thin and a bit too highly carbonated. How the hell did they manage to make this not even refreshing??? It is a bit drying with each sip.

D - Yuck. I can't see how people drink this shit everyday. Before having this, I assumed it was place poorly everwhere but drinkability and mouthfeel (anticipating water), but Coorns messed it up and actually made this an unpleasant drinking experience rather than a neutral one. It actually has a substantial amount of flavor considering that it is a light beer, but the flavor is gross. This isn't the worst beer ever made, but it might be a contender if there is ever a competition for that title.

mrasskicktastic, Jan 21, 2007
Photo of barrettds
1.85/5  rDev -8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Obviously I've had this before, but never in a sober state in which to review it.

I poured it into a mug and immediately thought to grab my keys and head back to the store, somehow soda water had been put into these bottles. But no, this IS the beer known as Coors Light. Yippee. Head forms with an aggressive "macro" pour but don't look away. It's gone before you can say Jack Robinson. No retention whatsoever, no lacing.

Smell? What smell? Let me check again... Reminds me of old corn and Nutrisweet.

It literally tastes like beer flavored tonic water. You know how Diet Coke doesn't taste like regular coke and has a fraction of the flavor? Coors Light tastes like what would be "Diet Beer".

Mouthfeel is pretty gross outside of the 100 degree summer day. Heavy carbonation to hide the lack of any real beer flavor.

Drinkability, Coors Light's only redeeming trait, is fantastic on that blazing summer day when you can't find any Genny Light or Labatt Blue Light.

barrettds, Jan 19, 2007
Photo of Gmann
2.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a frozen mug out of my kegorator. This is perhaps the most colorless beer out there, a very pale straw color, with a small white head that dissipated very quickly. No smell what so ever. Doesn't taste as heavy on the adjuncts as other light macros, though there is that artficial sweetness to it, no real malt or hop taste to it. The drinkability is great if you wish to drink a can out of a cooler tailgating during the summer.

Gmann, Jan 07, 2007
Photo of bierman2000
1.08/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Is it beer or is it water? not the worst beer but pretty close

A = Light straw color clear

S = None maybe faint malt

T = nor refreshing or interesting lacks any depth, maybe rice, best served at 32 in a frozen mug to disguise the nasty aftertaste

M = thin like water so little mouthfeel

D = its poundable only if you want lite taste

IMO with All lite beers drink H2O not lite beer, why spend money on swill.

bierman2000, Jan 02, 2007
Photo of zuggy9
1.02/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This one pours a very light pale yellow with a white head that has no retention whatsoever, with a whispy crown in the end. The carbonation seems to dissapate quickly too. The smell is rather earthy, maybe a bit of corn and rotten feet. The taste is horrendous -- very watery and completely bland. It's starts with a hits of hoppy bitterness and goes flat in the mouth with a bit of a choke to swallow does. The mouthfeel is a bit like thinned out cola, very watery and not filling or refreshing. Sorry campers, this one goes down the drain.

zuggy9, Dec 22, 2006
Photo of Risser09
1.33/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12 Oz bottle poured into an American Pint
Appearance: Tiny head that fades fast and leaves a trail of pitiful lace. No head retention at all. Pale in nature with a pee yellow color that is totally see-through.

Smell:Old, and dead. Tree bark maybe. I can smell the sweetness.

Taste: Very watered down here. Lots of adjuncts and no focus on flavor. Why waste such clean mountain water to make this? There really is no immediate flavor, but I can taste sweet maltiness way in the background.

Mouthfeel: Small traces of effevescence that go quickly. Watery. Goes down easy. Not filling at all.

Drinkability: Undrinkable. Drain pour. This is the reason why a person would dislike beer. If you want to drink beer with less calories...buy a better beer and drink less of it.

Risser09, Dec 17, 2006
Photo of notoriousdav
1/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tastes like rocky mountain feces - straight from the sewers of Golden Colorado. Honestly, I can't believe Pete Coors has the balls to get on TV in the pristine Colorado mountains and pretend that this beer has anything to do with our State. He a fraud and so is this beer.

notoriousdav, Dec 15, 2006
Photo of supercolter
2.55/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I feel sort of silly reviewing this beer.
Appearance is bland, typical straw yellow with no head or lacing.
Smell is virtually non-existent. I really don't smell anything, maybe a bit of corn malt.
Taste is not bad. There is really no taste there though. It just is smooth.
Mouthfeel is very light.
Drinkability- I looked down and was almost done, not a sipper.

supercolter, Nov 30, 2006
Photo of mnesporov
1.38/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Presentation: A 12oz bottle with a freshness date on the bottle.

Appearance: A bright pale yellow liquid with almost no head at all and not much visible carbonation going on either.

Smell: Hints of sulfur tea and grains, with absolutely no aroma of hops.

Taste: A sweet concoction of a beer with a very watered down taste. A little hop bitterness tries to squeeze its way into the palate with a finish of light grains and corn.

Mouth-Feel: A very metallic mouth-feel with a very watered down smoothness.

Drink-Ability: Whey would you drink this crap? Just go waste your money on the other macro’s out there.

mnesporov, Nov 22, 2006
Photo of maddogruss
2.53/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

If you're looking for a light beer that will go down easy, this is a prime choice. However, keep in mind that it is a light beer, and therfore some of its qualities are lessened. Appearance is a somewhat faded amber, but it usually pour for a good head so you can embrace the aroma. Beer smell is good, but kind of malty. Tastes pretty good, for a light beer, but it doesn't give you a feeling of beer in your mouth (kind of watery). I do like it though, as a light beer. I will reach for it when available if it's the darkest there.

maddogruss, Nov 06, 2006
Photo of Adamthome1
2.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Ya know first of all I want to say that you might as well just suck it up and go with the extra 40 calories in a Coors original. A lot of flavor and taste is sacraficed for just a reduction of 40 calories.

Poors golden, mildly carbonated from 16 oz. specially lined can. Looks considerably watered down when placed next to Coors original. Mild taste of adjunct, corn and touch of floral. Goes down easy, hardly any aftertaste at all.

Ya know, if you're drinking this for quantity you might as well go with Keystone Light, I really can't taste much of a difference at all between the two and Keystone Light you can get for much less. I'd recommend both for quantity drinking because the taste is so smooth you can easily consume mass quantities, but that's the only time I reach for a can of the Silver Bullet.

Adamthome1, Nov 01, 2006
Photo of Applesauce1
2.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A friend of mine brought over an 18 pack of this stuff. I've had this many, many times before, especially before I discovered quality beer. This is not a quality beer.

Appearance: yellow (kinda like piss); lots of fizz
Smell: skunky, typical macro smell (bad)
Taste: it tastes very cold...(what a dumb marketing scheme), actually tastes watered down; some of that macro cereal flavor; not too good
Mouthfeel: fizzy, very light bodied
Drinkability: good actually, good for beer pong; not good to sit down for a quality drink

Applesauce1, Oct 22, 2006
Photo of ghostmech007
1.33/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Silver bullet can poured into a mug.

Bright yellow with no head at all.

Not very much there. Faint hops I think but not much of anything else.

Sweet. Very sweet. I didn't think an all malt thing could taste like this. Carbonation throughout. Hops follow the sweetness. Metal tastes are very present in the finish and grows when the beer warms up.

Honestly what is the point to this. I don't know why light beers get treated this way.

ghostmech007, Oct 11, 2006
Photo of RoundelMike
2.1/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

First, the positives:

Coors light isn't the worst thing you can drink. I have to admit, it works just fine with a helping of Sunday football. Listening to Madden's hit/miss commentary with Little Caesar's and Coors Light is an enjoyable enough combination, assuming that you don't have anything better in your fridge. Of course you can drink plenty of cans without filling up. And oh yeah, it's really inexpensive.

So there are positives, certainly. But there are negatives too.

Coors Light tastes like beer flavored water. The beer sitting around the rim of the can looks like good 'ol H2O. If you pour the beer there's very little color and almost no head, no matter how you pour it. Of course the frost brew liner is worthless--as if annodizing the interior aluminum makes any difference whatsoever other than making the inside of the can blue. This is not a real beer, end of story.

But let's not forget the positives. This beer serves a purpose and within its intended role it performs perfectly well. But here on BA, look somewhere else. Fast.

RoundelMike, Oct 10, 2006
Photo of treehugger02010
3.05/5  rDev +51.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The best thing about this beer is that you can drink about 100 and still be able to walk straight. It is very very light and very very easy to put back, so becareful, and try to focuse on the fact that it is not water, and an infinate imbiation night will probably lead to nothing good. Don't drink and review.

treehugger02010, Oct 09, 2006
Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
50 out of 100 based on 4,021 ratings.