Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

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Reviews: 1,195
Hads: 4,602
rAvg: 2.09
pDev: 32.06%
Wants: 33
Gots: 804 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2001

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Photo of ZinQuan5500
3.92/5  rDev +87.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Coors Light is a very respectable beer. It is hands-down the most refreshing beer in the world. You cannot compare a light beer like this to a more potent beer, say like a Franziskaner, because they are in completely different classes. So shut up. It also does not taste like urine. Why do you know what urine tastes like anyway?

The color is light yellow. It is a light beer so what do you want it to look like? The smell smells like beer should smell. Taste is delicious. The mouthfeel is cold and refreshing, just as advertised. It is ice cold just like the hearts of all of the people here who bash this excellent beer.

Overall I think Coors Light is just fantastic. It is a beer for whenever you want to just sit around with friends and drink a ton of beer. Won't fill you up. Won't let you down. You need to drink about 25 to get truly drink, but it's enough that each beer will keep the buzz going. As refreshing as they come. (937 characters)

Photo of cbutova
2.63/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Continuing on with my mini-tour of some of the bottom-of-the-list beers.

A- 12oz amber bottle poured to a pint glass with a bright, translucent pale golden yellow body. A half finger white cap crowns this lager with a highly fizzy texture. This head has almost no retention as bubbles race out of solution. Lacing is very spotty.

S- Clean when cold, almost nothing to talk about besides diluted bread, corn and seltzer. Warming brings only a bit off that light lager funk out for me; less compared to Yuengling Light, Miller Light and Miller 64.

T- Cleaner than the brews mentioned above in the aroma. Cracked grains and corn with slight bread, fruit and hops. The super high carbonation lends some flavor that you would find in a plain seltzer, carbonic.

MF- A body that is about as light as it gets for any beer with carbonation that is very high. Foams and fizzes up on the taste buds probably to distract and take away from flavors present. Seltzer light lager body with slight creaminess. Really okay for the style.

Cleaner than the three beers I have mentioned above and perhaps second to Sam Adams Light for this style so far for me. There actually is some flavor of grain and yeast without much of that light lager off-flavor. (1,239 characters)

Photo of Grayson
2.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz "wide mouth" can with "cold activation", poured into a Weizen glass.

A: Clear, pale amber. Two fingers of head dissipated within a minute to a small circle on the glass' edges. None stuck to the glass as it dissipated.

S: Powerful bouqet smells almost burnt, metallic. Very light fruit notes.

T: Sweet, faint citrus. As Todd mentioned, I tasted banana in the aftertaste.

M: Lingers all around, nothing outstanding to note.

O: Sweet, cheap beer. Nothing more. (468 characters)

Photo of BringbakFavre
2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hi, I am from Colorado and I love this beer. Here in Colorado we know some things. Mountains lead west, Coor's Light is the best, and the Denver Broncos are going to win the super bowl every year. I know I have a picture of Bert Farver as my profile and it is true I want them to bring back Bert just so I can watch the Broncos make that old man cry over and over again. (370 characters)

Photo of Beric
2.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Serving: 16oz can into cup
Served: 7 May 2014, as part of an AAL tournament bracket

Appearance: Pale, pale yellow with a fizzy head that quickly dissipates to nothing. Head took slightly longer to dissipate than other AALs in the bracket and poured slightly foamier.

Smell: Sweet corn and grain.

Taste: Stereotypical "beer" taste, but very sweet.

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery. Lost carbonation quickly.

Overall: This was the second highest rated light lager rated for the tournament bracket and it is still a piss-poor beer. A sweet, watery mess that will get you drunk if you have enough. (592 characters)

Photo of dar482
1.74/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

The beer comes in an extremely watery golden yellow.

The aroma has stale grains and corn.

The flavor has a decent mouthfeel and malt. I had this against Bud Light and this won out because of this factor. The flavor in general is watered down cereal grains.

The aftertaste is slightly metallic.

So watery. This light beer is just bad. (338 characters)

Photo of Foyle
2.21/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Appeance: pale straw with very little head. No lacing to speaking of. Aroma: very mild corn, barley malt and water.
Mouthfeel: light watery, very dry finish.
Flavor: not much to say here. Take a Coors Original and add about 20% water. There is some light flavor of corn husks and sweet barley malt with no detectable hops. Mostly it tastes like a malty mineral water. (369 characters)

Photo of jjamadorphd
2.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

I really don't like drinking light beers - but when you over at a friends and that's what's offered, you take it with a smile. Nonetheless, I really don't like them. But of the light beers I've had, this is the "best" of the lot. And another thing I've learned - your typical big, American brewery, or for that matter, big brewery beer just doesn't cut it for me any more. The craft beers I focus on are way better than the glut of stuff you find in WalMart. Anyway, Coor Light for all of its advertising is just a tiny bit better than ok - when nothing else is offered... (572 characters)

Photo of thefullmontiii
1.48/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Not sure who this review is going to appeal to. I don't know many beer drinkers that haven't had a Coors Light at some point in their life. Extremely generic. Little to no flavor, very watery. Foamy when poured, but almost scentless, airy foam. Serves the purpose of high volume drinking, useful at least for playing games or long days involving heavy consumption, but otherwise purposeless beer. No idea why anyone would pay for this for any reason other than to drink without feeling too full. (495 characters)

Photo of phartman133
2.56/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Very boring beer. If you're looking for a beer with not much taste and no originality, look no further. Basic beer that you can get for very cheap. This beer is very common among college age students because it is easy to find anywhere and it is very inexpensive. (263 characters)

Photo of gogreen99
1.89/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Definetly a bland and boring beer as far as beer goes. Yet somehow it refreshes and hits the spot very easy drinking for a pale lager. Transparent clear yellow body. Best when enjoyed ice cold. Very common among college age people most likely because of the inexpensive aspect of this beer. Overall an enjoyable experience. (323 characters)

Photo of NachlamSie
1.39/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Coors Light pours a light yellow with a very transparent body. The head retention is very low. I found the aroma to be non-assertive. I could make associations to sparkling water, corn and minerals. The mouthfeel is expectedly light with fizzy carbonation. Flavor notes are again quite mild with suggestions of seltzer water, canned corn and distant grains. A notion of European hops could be sensed with enough concentration. Coors Light is very true to the macro-adjunct lager style. It could be improved, in my opinion, with a bit more character from the barley and hop bill. (578 characters)

Photo of chinchill
2.45/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pint on tap at Peppino’s Pizza in SC.
Pour is clear, light golden with a very good white head.
This very weak beer needs more ingredients overall, but needs hops in particular as this is overly sweet despite the minimal grain bill. Weak, unattractive aroma.
Still mildly refreshing and certainly not awful ... or flavorful. (327 characters)

Photo of danimal9393
3.5/5  rDev +67.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is my beer of choice as far as cheap american beer goes. Lets get one thing strait. There's a huge difference in beers Referring to the saying "You get what you pay for!" If your not expecting much in the way of taste but more for fill then Coors Light fits the bill. It has a good taste and no after taste. Though a little watery tasting if your looking for some thing light this is it as far as I am concerned. Clearly though when separating men from boys in beer sense Coors Light is still a boy. (504 characters)

Photo of tmbgnicu
1/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Quite honestly, this is the worst beer on the planet. The only redeeming quality is the fact that it does have alcohol in it, but you'd be better served to add a few drops of vodka to a bottle of Perrier. This beer will always be popular because of its marketing and sponsorships, but my god... (294 characters)

Photo of Radford007
3.54/5  rDev +69.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Coors Light I give credit for two things it seems to get colder than any other beer and it is about only choice to when losing weight without drinking super low calorie water beers. Miller Lite sucks so bad it makes Coors Light seem elite in this category of light beers. (271 characters)

Photo of nicholas2121
3.06/5  rDev +46.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Coors Light brewed by Coors. This brew has an ABV 4.2. The brew pours out a light amber color with a small white head. Coors Light smells like beer that all I can say. As far as taste, there is not much there. It is like drinking water with a hit of beer. This beer goes down smooth. There is nothing bad about this brew- but there could be more to it. To me it is to light, but is drinkable. Overall, I give this brew a 3 out 5. (429 characters)

Photo of Retroman40
1.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Coors Light is the one beer to drink if you're drinking 99 - that's because it's pretty much slightly beer flavored water. I poured a 12 ounce bottle into a very clean pint glass.

A - Very pale straw color with minimal head retention.

S - Faint smell of some grains and adjuncts.

T - 100% Adjunct taste - absolutely no hops or any bitterness.

M - Extremely thin, horrible almost wine like finish.

O - Considering the price, this is a terrible excuse for beer. (464 characters)

Photo of WesMantooth
1.63/5  rDev -22%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I have had out of can, bottle, tap, and directly from brewery, but this is based the old silver bullet. Poured into a pilsner glass, the head quickly disipates into the yellow-gold donkey piss that they are mislabeling as beer. Nice sweet metallic taste. Thank God they had the "cold indicator" on there. I tried to tell by touching it, but just couldn't be sure and didn't have the balls to try it. This stuff makes Coors original taste more like a Boston Lager. They don't even have good tv spots anymore. Remember when they used "man on the silver mountain" ? Seriously, is anyone reading this? I am just reviewing to kill time at my daughter's dance practice. There is no way anyone is really looking at Coors Light reviews for any reason other than their daily dose of sarcasm. I could probably keep my bank account login information safe here. Anyway, if you feel like drinking a light beer, drink liqour. But if you want a good light AAL, this is not a good one. I would recommend Yuengling Light (1,003 characters)

Photo of kylelenk
3.08/5  rDev +47.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from a 16oz, resealable can. PINTS BABY.

A-Wow, literally crystal clear. Nice champagne like appearance. Big CO2 bubbles add to the appearance. Nice, bubbly white head that dissipates down to a crisp slick on top.

S-Huge sourdough bread notes. Yeast with a little bit of malt. Nothing on the hop front.

T-Bitter, lagered notes. Sourdough bread once again.

M-Decent, easy to sip. Enjoyable in the hot weather.

O-By far, my favorite adjunct BMC lager. (466 characters)

Photo of spoony
2.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

From a 12 oz can (best by March 31, 2014) into a pint glass.

A-A normal pour produces about a finger of pure-white head. Retention is poor and the head is gone within 30 seconds. No lacing. The beer clear and a sort of chemical-looking ultra-pale, yellowish gold. A bit of carbonation is visible.

S-The aroma is clean with suggestions of grain and husk, but very little real flavor. The dominant smell is a chalky, metallic crispness. Not terribly intriguing, but it is "cold" smelling, I guess.

T-The taste, like the smell, is very clean and crisp. There is a bit of cooked vegetable flavor (corn, mostly) and some corn husk flavor, but not much else. The metallic flavor is toned down a bit but still strong.

M-The feel is light and chuggable, but the carbonation is less annoying that many examples of this style.

O-The Silver Bullet is obviously meant not to offend anyone because it does not provide much in the way of flavor...which is sort of offensive. I'm not one to simply bash a beer just because it is BMC or a light macro lager, but even when this beer is compared against its rivals, e.g., Miller Lite, Bud Light, etc., it lacks any real character. (1,167 characters)

Photo of aqualung23
1.24/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

BA says that reviews should have something constructive, but that's very difficult with this one. As I'm sure most of us on here are not generally fans of American mega brewery light "beers" (I have a hard time calling this beer), I think Coors light stands above them all as probably the worst mass produced brew from any major company. It is simply too watered down to be an enjoyable beer, and I will sadly admit that I think less of people when they order it. (463 characters)

Photo of ryan1788a5
1.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz can poured into a lager glass. The 'Super Cold' indicator on the can was blue.

A: Dull straw color, to the point of being almost white. A strong pour builds a massive rocky white head initially, but this soon collapses into nothing. Even the narrow design of the lager glass can't help it to sustain a head. Lacing is minimal and wispy.

S: Hay-like grainy scents. A little starchy and vegetal. Very clean. That's really it.

T: Thin suggestion of doughy grains. A little corny and starchy. No real hop bitterness and barely any hop taste. Somewhat of a vegetal flavor. Touch of sulfur, a bit metallic as well. Finish leaves a ghostly doughy and vegetal aftertaste with metallic notes.

M: As light as light can get in body. There's a sort of foamy creaminess to it, but it ultimately ends up very watery. Aggressive blast of force carbonation really allows you to rip some outstanding burps.

O: One of the world's greatest marketing feats was to convince men that light beers like this, which were originally conceived as diet beers, were the only beers a man should ever consider drinking. Now it's so entrenched in the masculine ideal that if you're not chugging a can of this and crushing it against your skull when you're through, you're a pussy. This is the swill I proudly drank straight through high school and right into my latter college days. It's meant to pander to the lowest common denominator, and it does just that. Its advantages are that it is ubiquitous, affordable, and lacking in any offensive character. Its drawbacks are that it really lacks any meaningful taste or character at all, it's low in alcohol and as drinkable as seltzer water. What's manly about that? (1,694 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
2.15/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a very pale, golden yellow color with no head whatsoever. Aromas of toast and not much else. A little bit of tangy, but really stretching to find even that. Flavors are toasted forward, with a butter and grainy character throughout, and literally nothing more. Very watery body, with a crispness from the extremely high amount of carbonation throughout the body. Very sharp, overly crisp finish, with a grainy aftertaste. Jesus, I don't know how I drank so much of this in college. (531 characters)

Photo of RingoBro
2.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I lived on this stuff in college. It was better than Busch Light, and I preferred it over the similar Bud Light and Miller Light. You know it's not a good beer when they need to use some marketing (blue mountains) to let you know your beer is cold. While funny, it's stupid. I know the difference between a cold and warm beer and this is one you definitely want to drink cold.

Unless you're looking for quantity > quality, I'd suggest you pick up another beer. (464 characters)

Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
52 out of 100 based on 1,195 ratings.