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Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

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Coors LightCoors Light

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BA SCORE
50
awful

4,310 Ratings
THE BROS
46
awful

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Ratings: 4,310
Reviews: 1,169
rAvg: 2.01
pDev: 36.32%
Wants: 26
Gots: 458 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2001)
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Photo of DrunkMcDermott
1.58/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Served in a frozen mug. Well, I went to my old home town of Schaller, Iowa to find it is not a beer geek’s paradise. Two bars, wiith only Michelob Light, Busch Light, this, and some Bacardi cooler on tap (and Schell's 1919 Root Beer. Huh?). So I tried this. Pretty much soda water with a bit of sugar and malt flavoring. No taste at all... but that’s better than tasting bad, which I’ve had in a beer, so it doesn’t get the absolute worst review.

Photo of Carl_R
2/5  rDev -0.5%

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1/5  rDev -50.2%

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2/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DemoniChris
1.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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1/5  rDev -50.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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2/5  rDev -0.5%

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2.5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of TheQuietMan22
2.1/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is a clear and clean very pale straw. Two fingers of white head dissipated quickly to leave a spotted lacing and ring around the edge.

Smell: Faint aroma of cereal grains and adjunct, which smells a little like rice in this case.

Taste: There is flavor there, but it is very faint and mirrors the cereal grain and (rice?) adjunct from the smell. Other than that it is just water. On that note, I bet the Rocky Mountain melt water supposedly used to brew it has more flavor.

Drinkability: It is in no way offensive, but I do find it insulting.

Photo of ColoradoBobs
1.93/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well, they do a good job marketing this brew.
It's not that the beer is actively unpleasant, it's just that there's so little there: hardly any smell but for a rice-corn melange backed by a bit of faint skunk, and hardly any taste except a bit of skunky bitterness.

Not much of a mouthfeel, either, except for fizz.

Reminds me of beer, sort of. But not too much.

Photo of rusty3335
1/5  rDev -50.2%

Photo of ILikeGoodCider
1.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I apologize for even reviewing this BMC, but since I grew up in New Jersey, it's damn near a part of my DNA...

...I digress:

A: Pale, golden color. Small, white head.

S: Smells like SmartWater, only dumber.

T: Thin flavor, hint of grain and marzipan.

M: Carbonated SmartWater.

D: Harmless and boring. I drank this libation at nausea (literally) in my late teens & twenties...

It is unfair to criticize any of the BMCs too harshly, because they are, in fact, top sellers for a reason. This is not a forum for macro-lovers though, is it? Drink at your own risk though BAs...

Photo of jagada
3/5  rDev +49.3%

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1/5  rDev -50.2%

Photo of TheHammer
2.7/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got a pitcher with my buddies at a local place called Blue Sky Bar and Grill, but given that you can find the silver bullet anywhere, that doesn't really mean much.

Appearance: Poured with a thumb of head that did not lace whatsoever but did manage to retain about half a finger decently. The body is a clear yellow, that boasts a lot of carbonation.

Smell: Not much to this one, extremely subdued and I'm catching only the fainest whiffs of corn, rice and malt. Given it's a light beer, a faint nose is sort of expected and it's not unpleasant, just boring and generic.

Taste: Well it's not bad, but it is watered down. Starts with a corn flavor with the barest notes of malt. The malt then somewhat asserts itself as you get hints of rice in the background just before ending with a slight bitter wisp at the end. Incredibly boring, and generic in extreme, even for a light beer.

Mouthfeel: The beer doesn't leave an aftertaste and the carbonation is decent at helps the beer a little bit. Also despite being watered down, it doesn't leave your mouth moist. It transitions well, although that is more due to how little there is to transition between.

Drinkability: As expected, the only redeeming quality of this beer is that it can be put back with ease and that it quenches thirst. It's light on the stomach and doesn't cause much in the way of gas. The lack of flavor though leaves quite a bit to be desired.

Final Thoughts: As one of the beers that most BA's love to hate, the silver bullet isn't as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Now I'm not saying I like it, but it's pretty much the standard for the Light Lager style. If you are looking to have a couple with the boys on a hot summer day, but have to drive home then yeah, maybe get Coors Light.

Photo of harrylee773
1.75/5  rDev -12.9%

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2/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Andrew041180
2.28/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A - Arrived with no head (in a frozen mug). Once the frost cleared, there was very limited visible carbonation. The beer itself was a crystal clear pale straw color. No retention. No lacing.

S - Not much to speak of. Maybe a mild sweetness.

T - Sweet. Almost no hop presence at all. Maybe none period. The sweetness is difficult to describe. Not very pleasant.

M - Water. With some astringency.

O - Not sure how this beer became as popular as it is. Redeeming characteristic is a price point close to soda. I ordered it as an experiment to see if I still found this beer to be a refreshing, inoffensive beverage. I did not find this enjoyable to drink. Would order water next time.

Photo of afinepilsner
1.93/5  rDev -4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12oz can

Coors Light was a very pale golden color with good clarity. It had a white head that disappeared almost instantly. The aroma was very clean with a hint of sweet grain. The taste was very light, with a little malt flavor. The mouthfeel was very light and watery (even for a light beer) with medium carbonation. Drinkability was below average. This has got to be about the most watered down beer I have ever tried. Not recommended.

Photo of shbobdb
3/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I'm ashamed to say it, but, WOW. This beer isn't terrible. For me, talking about a BMC beer, let alone a LIGHT beer, that is high praise indeed. Not terrible. Infact, I could see myself drinking this beer with no complaints if the right social situation were to arise (or if it was cheap enough on tap). I mean, I never would seek it out, but, the old silver bullet never fails. Goes down quick and smooth, and I'll have another thank you very much.
I'm suprised as to how drinkable this beer was.
Certainly not good, and if you've got micros around, DRINK THEM!!! But, for what it is, ain't bad, ain't bad at all.

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1.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -37.8%

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2/5  rDev -0.5%

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2/5  rDev -0.5%

Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
50 out of 100 based on 4,310 ratings.