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Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

Coors LightCoors Light

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3,360 Ratings

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Ratings: 3360
Reviews: 1114
rAvg: 2
pDev: 35.5%

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 kshizzle101


1.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured from 12oz can into pint glass.

Appearance - clear yellow. Like pee. 2 inch head which dissipates almost immediately. No lacing.

Smell - a little skunky. Some hops, can't smell any malt

Taste - A little hoppy. otherwise very watery

Mouthfeel - under carbonated, very light mouthfeel

Overall - it's coors light. It's not even one of the better light beers

Serving type: can

12-07-2012 02:41:32 | More by kshizzle101
Photo of arfenhouse


1.7/5  rDev -15%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A: It's a light beers so I wasn't expecting much. Slightly yellow, big head that disappears, no lacing.

S: Not much of a smell here. A tiny bit of citrus and not much else.

T: Begins with no flavor, almost water-like. Flavor comes in a bit late, touch of sweetness with a slight citrus hops bitterness which lingers into the aftertaste. Non-offensive.

M: Thin and medium carbonation. Drinkable.

O: Skip this beer if you still have the luxury of doing so. Although it is a good option if your choice consists of only light beers.

Serving type: can

12-04-2012 10:05:37 | More by arfenhouse
Photo of Darkmagus82


1.93/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a pale straw color with a large fizzy white head. The head fades very fast to leave almost no lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of some sweet corn and caramel aromas as well as a light citrus smell.

Taste – Overall a very dry tasting light beer. The taste is very light with some malt with some corn upfront. At the end a very light citrus hop as well as a papery sorta taste come to the tongue.

Mouthfeel – Thin and watery with a high level of carbonation. Appropriate for light tastes and makes it very drinkable.

Overall – Not really a great light beer in my opinion. Its mouthfeel is good for the style, but the flavors are a bit weak, even for a light beer, and with the papery taste bringing down any refreshing character of the brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 00:38:15 | More by Darkmagus82
Photo of nUgZ

North Carolina

2.18/5  rDev +9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce can poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very light, very clear yellow color with a 1 finger head and no lacing.

S: Metallic alcohol smell with some faint fruit aromas.

T: It's almost like drinking slightly sweet, malty water.

M: Light bodied with good carbonation.

O: It's not much to talk about, but not offensive either. I could drink them if there wasn't anything else around.

Serving type: can

11-22-2012 23:23:26 | More by nUgZ
Photo of Fatehunter


1.75/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Finger of head, faded fast to nothing. Clear, golden colored body.
Slight metallic smell. Really nothing else.
A little sweet taste. Once again, nothing much here.
Super fizzy to the point of annoying. Light body.
It's almost nothing, but at least it doesn't have an offensive taste or smell.

Serving type: can

11-17-2012 02:33:10 | More by Fatehunter
Photo of spdyfire83


3/5  rDev +50%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

293rd Review
Bottle to hatch
"Enjoyed" at Krystle in Dublin
Vintage: Unsure, but the mountains were blue so this beer was ready to drink

A: Brown bottle so I cannot speak to these details. Not sure on head either as it went straight down the pipe.

S: Smells like the Rockies!

T: Tastes like the Rockies! Cold. Crisp. Refreshing.

M: Light body with appropriate carbonation.

O: When I miss home, I drink a Coors Light. There’s something beautiful and brilliant about being half way across the world and enjoying a product from Golden, Colorado.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 18:54:09 | More by spdyfire83
Photo of StoneTSR


1.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Fortunately my can is indicating that the beer I am about to pour is "Super Cold".

APPEARANCE: For the first two seconds, this beer doesn't look bad. The head is stark white and about a half-inch thick over a very, very pale yellow color that is about as close to the water on a white sand Caribbean beach as you can get in a beer. But that head evaporates nearly immediately leaving a weird, bubbly beer with no head at all, but random bubbles popping up towards the naked surface. That's what it is, this beer looks naked. Also, big, giant bubbles coat the bottom of the glass for some reason, waiting to be released one at a time to dart towards the flat and headless surface.

SMELL: It actually doesn't smell terrible. A little sweet, some bourbon-like corn character is there, with a tiny hint of citrus.

TASTE: While there isn't much there, I can't say that it tastes bad. Light, sweet and with a tiny, tiny hint of hops the only real problem is with the aftertaste. It isn't pretty.

MOUTHFEEL: Crisp, but somehow, not really clean. Exceedingly light in body with a light, funky punker towards the end that doesn't seem appropriate. The carbonation is actually pretty decent.

OVERALL: This is not a disgusting beer by any means. Nor is it a good beer. The way I see it is 'what's the point?' I mean I CAN drink this, but what good is it doing me? I suppose if I simply wanted to get drunk this would be fine, but A). I don't and B). If I did I could do it cheaper, more efficiently and more enjoyably by simply buying some big craft brews. So yeah, I try not to waste my allotment of booze for the week on things like this.

Serving type: can

11-14-2012 09:28:42 | More by StoneTSR
Photo of ConsumerOfBeer


3.1/5  rDev +55%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear yellow with a decent size head, pretty decent lacing. Looks almost identical to Bud Light and Miller Lite. Very impressive for a light beer.

S: Weak smell of hops and other ingredients. Really reminds you of the smell of a party when alcohol is spilled everywhere. There's a good chance that alcohol is Coors Light anyway.

T: Of the three; Bud Light, Miller Lite, and Coors Light, Coors has grown to be my favorite. This is a highly drinkable brew and doesn't taste half bad either. The taste is hard to describe, but I think it can be best portrayed as "generic". It simply tastes like a light beer.

M: Pretty high carbonation. Not bad. No bad aftertaste and leaves you wanting another.

O: My favorite light beer. In my opinion, it is a bit expensive for its quality, but is not a bad buy.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 06:25:02 | More by ConsumerOfBeer
Photo of MadCat

New Jersey

1.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Very light straw color, short white head that dissipates as fast as it arrived

Smell: Faint grain and corn

Taste: Not a whole lot... corn, grain, not much else

Mouthfeel: Thin, crisp carbonation

Overall: Not terrible, but not outstanding either. Nothing offensive about it, which earns it some points in my book (for the style anyways). I'm not ashamed to drink it when there's limited options.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 23:28:44 | More by MadCat
Photo of StonedTrippin


2.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

you know what? this is by far the best beer in the BMC lineup, at least as far as the lights go. really, theres nothing metallic or putrid about it, maybe just better on tap, who knows, but after all my awesome beers lately, i thought it was time to review something less impressive. had this on tap at santoros at the ice rance in littleton after a hockey game. pours clear yellow color, a hint of gold, but more yellow. a surprisingly nice white head on it, but its gone in seconds. the nose is lightly toasted barley, a little nutty tone, and generic yeast. it doesnt smell as adjunctty as many of these, and really has a pretty decent flavor all things considered. its light as hell obviously, but it also isn refreshing. in its category its probably 3.5s or 4s across the board. mouthfeel is okay, too light to be really satisfying, but well carbonated and easy drinking. a few pitchers of this down the gullet would be no worries. hard to get a buzz tough, and that hurts it for me. overall an underrated shitty beer, if that makes any sense. this smokes a miller light, and absolutely pulverizes a budlight. and its local, sort of...

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2012 22:59:00 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of 08Deltadawn8


1/5  rDev -50%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

what a horrible beer if you could even call it that. color is a yellow urine color, head doesnt last after pouring but a few seconds, the smell is something between sugar and cat piss, and the taste is like beer flavored water. all in all, i give it a 1 on the scoring because they dont give you a choice of 0, i wouldnt reccomend this beer to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 19:30:01 | More by 08Deltadawn8
Photo of Cavanaghty


1.5/5  rDev -25%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a pint glass from a can.

Appearance: Almost clear with a yellow tint. Thick white head that disappeared quickly.

Smell: Sweet corn and malts.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Light bodied and smooth. Almost no taste other than sugar and alcohol.

Overall: It was what I expected...a blan light beer with no charcter.

Serving type: can

10-05-2012 17:30:03 | More by Cavanaghty
Photo of freditoj


2.43/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is one of the go to beers everyone must try. I personally like the flavor and it is very refreshing on hot summer days. Many people do not enjoy it because it is very watered down. It makes for a refreshing drink with good carbonation and plenty of hops. The after taste it leaves is quite pleseant, plus they are cheap.

Serving type: can

09-30-2012 19:11:54 | More by freditoj
Photo of punky796


3.33/5  rDev +66.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Typical of beers of its type. Light amber-yellow, minimal white head.

S - Little bit of malt, some corn, mostly the usual. But it has a bit of an Earthy smell that also appears in the taste.

T - Mostly the same tastes listed in the smell category. An Earthiness that I like. Doesn't appear in all other adjuncts.

M - Light, carbonated, drinkable. Kinda dry.

O - Not my favorite macro but it'll always do the trick. Decent stuff.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 20:59:03 | More by punky796
Photo of flagmantho


2.1/5  rDev +5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from 24oz tall can into a pint glass. The mountains are blue, so you know it's cold!

Appearance: very pale straw color with a clear body and low effervescence. Head poured a finger of frothy white foam but this quickly subsided to nothing. Not a particularly attractive beer.

Smell: mostly inoffensive, lightly plasticy aroma. There's not enough volume here to really get much of anything.

Taste: lightly malty flavor with a bit of a grainy character. There's also a bit of an artificial plastic/metallic bent to the aftertaste. That said, there is definitely actual malt flavor here, which I'm somewhat surprised by. Unfortunately, the overall package still isn't very good.

Mouthfeel: light body with a moderate effervescence. A beer this light needs to be super fizzy, in my opinion, to keep it refreshing and desirable; this beer doesn't have enough of that.

Overall: I dislike this beer less than I thought I might; it's mostly inoffensive, and I would probably grab one of these before a Bud if all I had were a cooler full of macros.

Serving type: can

09-07-2012 15:39:02 | More by flagmantho
Photo of 12stepCornelius


2.43/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Ok, to be honest this "beer" is a beer you drink along with several others. Piss to get you pissed. But at 4.2% that's a lot of piss to pour down your throat. I don't drink light beer. I prefer the full flavor. But this is the only light beer I deal with. Curing a headache with one as I type this. There's not much taste. Weak malt, hops, and water. Easy drinking. But mightily refreshing because of the sharp, crisp carbonation. Maybe I'm ok with this beer because I have good memories of crushing countless cans of Coors out by a particular pool over a period of a few days this summer. It grew on me. A little below law mower brew.

Serving type: can

09-06-2012 22:55:41 | More by 12stepCornelius
Photo of Hawk345

1.25/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

All i can say is that it was forced upon me, the beer that is sicko!
Got a lift from the hotel to restaurant and we drank two bottles of this piss on the way. Reason was i thought it was fizzy water.
Just rubbish.
No flavour.
Its like a vegan eating a mock vegan steak rather than just succumbing to euthanasia like thet should do.
If you drink it, you are a twat.
That is all

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 23:39:16 | More by Hawk345
Photo of jaslesp

1.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This 4% beer is pretty good, but it doesn't tste much. There is only a little aftertaste of corn and it has s clear straw color. The mouthfeel is similar to water which is average for a macro lager. The bottles and cans are nice tough with the cold certified kind of thing. It is of course a good summer beer you can find everywhere and at a pretty good price. Afterall it is only alcoholic water with a touch of corn.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 17:31:24 | More by jaslesp
Photo of tectactoe


1.69/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The old Silver Bullet. I love how Coors' entire marketing scheme is to drink their beer as cold as humanly possible. Of all the macros out there, this is probably one of the most flavorless. It taste like seltzer water with a few kernels of corn and grain dropped in. In essence, it almost takes like nothing, which actually ranks it above a few of the other big-time macro brews that taste like shit, especially when they get warm.

Pale straw color with a fizzly, nearly nonexistent head. Aroma: none. Taste: barely any. Mouth feel: pure carbon dioxide. I don't really think a beer can be much more vapid than this one. At least they have cool marketing schemes, like the mountains that turn blue, or the wide mouth can opening so you can pour this swill down your gullet even faster, right? ....RIGHT? There's no reason to ever buy this stuff (that can be said about a lot of beers, though), simple as that.

Serving type: can

08-09-2012 00:44:49 | More by tectactoe
Photo of BucannonXC5


2.43/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Changed this rating based on the style. Need to do a better job of that.

Poured from a 24-oz. can into a pint glass at my house on Aug. 5, 2012 (picked it up for $2.19 at a 7/11 in San Diego, Calif., on Aug. 4, 2012). Two fingers of head that dissipated immediately. Pale, clear, watery color, almost dehydrated urine. No retention.

Smelled corn malts, bread, skunk, metallic, hay, cereal.

Tasted similar to the nose. Corn, bread, skunk, cereal, hay and even a bit of honey and caramel.

Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. Refreshing and clean.

Surprisingly a lot better rating than I was expecting. Coors Light and Miller Lite have always been the beers I hate, but the rating didn’t come out too bad for an American Adjunct Lager.

Serving type: can

08-06-2012 04:27:44 | More by BucannonXC5
Photo of JamesHenjum


1.6/5  rDev -20%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Typical adjunct lager see through yellow.

S: Wet grain.

T: Pretty smooth and easy drinking. Very watery. No distinct flavors. Basic default "beer" flavor. Sweeter than Miller with no weird taste like Bud.

M: Nice easy drinking with very high carbonation. Very refreshing finish.

O: Pretty much made to get drunk with. None filling. I would take a Michelob Ultra if you want a light adjunct lager.

Serving type: can

07-23-2012 09:42:50 | More by JamesHenjum
Photo of JamesMN


2.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Completely translucent pale yellow. Had a white head that disappeared almost instantly.

Aroma: Almost no smell. Just a bit of corn and yeast.

Taste: A watered down pilsener. No malt presence because that has been replaced with corn or some other adjunct. A hint of bitterness right at the beginning but nothing after that.

Mouthfeel: Besides the taste, everything about this beer reminds me of a highly carbonated soda.

Final Thoughts: As far as macro lagers go, I've had worse. However, there are a lot of craft brewers making pilseners that completely take the cake compared to this one. So if you really like this style then check out your local brewery's selection.

Serving type: can

07-18-2012 05:27:34 | More by JamesMN
Photo of 2beerdogs


1.15/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This "beer" is so sad.

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times.

"When I want beer, I drink beer. When I want water, I drink water. But why would somebody want to drink watered down beer?"

So many people are wasting their life with this "beer."

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2012 20:03:00 | More by 2beerdogs
Photo of SometimesIfart


2.88/5  rDev +44%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Coors Light is definitely one of the better widely available American Lagers. Appearance is a straw yellow with nothing else to it, And the smell is that of an average lager. But the taste is a nice change from the normal, It's almost like they actually take their time making this stuff. Yes I said it, An American Lager that actually has some time put into it! Imagine that!. I don't get why it has such a bad rep on here. The mouthfeel is nice as well with the usual lager fizziness. And I was surprised at the low alcohol content since I was actually buzzing off of 4 bottles of the stuff. So the next time you're about to pick up that 6 pack of Bud Light or any other basic cheap lager, Grab this instead.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 23:37:18 | More by SometimesIfart
Photo of Dools9


2/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had a bunch of these leftover in the fridge from friends and whatnot. Poured this into a shaker pint.

A: Extremely pale yellow bordering on clear, lots of carbonation. Two finger white head lasts about a minute, no lacing.

S: Little to no aroma here. What is there is a faint metallic, light hops, light pale malts.

T: Bready, slightly sweet, cooked veggies, grain husk, faintest hops, super dry finish,

M: Extremely light and watery, highly carbed, drinkability is endless.

O: I find this beer extremely refreshing on a hot day, thats about all its got goin for it however.

Serving type: can

06-12-2012 17:36:34 | More by Dools9
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