Coors Light | Coors Brewing Company

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Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2001

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Reviews: 1,237 | Ratings: 4,875
Photo of ben68cat
1.4/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

yellow!no head!hardly any smell,and tastes like water!cant beleive how popular this beer is,must be all the people who want to drink beer but dont really like the taste of beer.dont think i would drink this unless it was the only thing available,although i bet you could drink a case without catching a buzz!

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Photo of gonzogrover
1.62/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from can into a pint glass. The can indicated the beer was only "Cold", not "Super Cold". Pours a very clear light yellow with a head that was white and gone in a hurry. The scent was barely anything. There was a faint grain scent but that's all I got. The taste was faintly of corn and grains and after drinking many craft beers, you hardly notice anything that sticks out. The mouthfeel was very carbonated and light. Overall, this isn't a beer for someone looking for a lot of flavor or fullness, just a little alcohol.

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Photo of DKight
3.65/5  rDev +78.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Classic, cheap beer. One of the best party brews. Very drinkable and smooth. Is bitter at times, and is not consistent in its batches. I have multiple times, had skunked beers in the same case as decent coors.

Best way to drink the beer is on tap or keg. Not a beer for those who actually enjoy beer. Best if drank with country music, friends, and a fishing pole.

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Photo of HopsNPot
1.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Appearence- plain see through light yellow with with head.

Smell- just a grassy bland smell. nothing great here.

Taste- water with a shot of beer haha. naw, it is a very light pilsner. but from my point of view its as if you did a yager bomb with a pint of water and a shot glass of beer ha.

MouthFeel- light, no body, slightly crisp, but nothing holds.

Drinkability- eh, its drinkable cuz its so light. like i said earlier its like water.

i always dog my friend for constanly drinking this (i think he likes the moutnains, easily amused dude ha). Not to wax philosophical here, but i tend to think beers like this are popular simply because they are drinkable. one can easily down this without getting full, and if one's intentions are purely to get drunk, i guess this makes sense. but once youve crossed over to the world of craft brew, this one must be left behind and utilized ONLY in the most desperate of situations.

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Photo of gtp537
2.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

For what it is, it is refreshing, light, and without any negative attributes. I just would not say that it has any stand out ones either. Very light in color, nominal aroma, water/corn-esque flavor, and does not linger long on the pallet. But those mountains sure were blue!

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Photo of DrunkEnTraining
2/5  rDev -2%

The beer of my youth. Metallica drank this back when they were broke teenagers therefore I had to drink it too. It's terrible beer but it will get you drunk without draining your wallet.

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Photo of PhantomsSpa
1.48/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

This is a piss pour excuse for a beer. It's like a beer impostor. It pours like urine, tastes like the ghost of a hop, and is about as interesting as watching paint dry. Just don't.

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Photo of Flippindiscs
2.44/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very watery. I like it more then miller lite however. Beer gets skunked extremely easily. The light has no mouthfeel and is very thin to the palate. Almost no hop flavor to the nose. Very rarely do I get Coors light because it just doesn't taste good.

Coors diesel is better.

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Photo of mogul37
1.4/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Chugged this out of a can on the way to a Jimmy Buffett concert...that's why it got the 2 for drinkability. Otherwise, it's the same as all the light macros. A little sweet, which is alright and gives it a 1.5 for taste instead of a 1. We've all had one, it's OK.

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Photo of JBushEsq
1.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

The only good thing in my book about Coors Light is that it's not Bud Light or Miller Lite. Aside from this though...

As for some more specifics...

A: Its the same color going in as going out...

S: Its best not to, but if you must or do so by mistake it has a tangy metal stale beer sort of hint to it.

T: Its like water, but worse. Pretty unremarkable to bad. Though it does have a somewhat sweet aftertaste that makes drinking it en mass not overly daunting.

M: Its very light and bubbly

D: Why a 3.5? Not because I'd ever willingly want to drink this, but if its a situation where many many beers are going to be consumed then Coors is far from as bad as it gets. Though in a normal situation when enjoyment is a priority, then I'd give it a .5 as I could never get excited about drinking it.

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Photo of 1santore
1.85/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Do you know what Coors Light and sex in a canoe have in common? They are both f**king near water. This is a good beer for people who don't drink beer. An alterative to water on a hot day, but only if served ice cold. My wife used to drink this before she developed an appreciation REAL beer.

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Photo of Dionysius86
1.15/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

There's just nothing to Coors Light. It is more clear than yellow, hardly any head, hardly any real aroma, light corn taste. Mouthfeel is crisp and watery thin. No aftertaste. It's drinkable if you simply want a buzz and it's the only beer around. Otherwise, no thanks.

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Photo of 12stepCornelius
2.4/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

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Photo of Sparkyinsurf
2.98/5  rDev +46.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

I came to this websight to check out if there was any info with regards to the making of the mass produced bud,miller,coors light. I found nothing relevant. It is interesting that everyone is comparing the silver bullet to their best pilsners. Give me break, this is a go to beer when it's hotter than hell and I find it to be the best of the three lights. I swear I can taste banana oil, hmmm?

Anyway this is the beer I use to clean my pallet between tasting of my home brew. Kind of like ginger between a sushi roll.

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Photo of gregO59
1/5  rDev -51%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

this is the worst beer product I have ever tasted . This is like beer flavored water . when I open a cooler at a party and see nothing but coors lite I get in my car and go buy real beer. don't understand the mindset of people who drink this shit.

appearance - looks like water with yellow coloring

smell- no discernible smell

taste- horrible

mouthfeel- watery

overall- complete waste of money spend a couple of more bucks and get something that tastes
like beer.

people that drink this shit are clueless.

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Photo of beerdeity
1.11/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Coors Light has a very watery taste, with little malt or hop influence. The colour is a very light yellow, and this relates to its light flavour. This beer has so little character, one has to wonder why so many people drink it. It would seem that most drink it to be social, as they feel the need to drink something, and this is the tamest it gets.

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Photo of adamboeckman
3.2/5  rDev +56.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First of all, light beers are no good! Coors light has a decent flavor compared to Miller Light and Bud Light. It doesn't pour good and doesn't have a head. Ok, maybe for a few seconds. The taste is sweet, almost fruity, and the hops tickle the tongue. One of the few light beers I can sit and drink all night. Its not that great though, and their are many beers the same price as Coors Light that I could recommend.

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Photo of demo3210
2.25/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

although not a beer you really want to enjoy or is good for what it does. gets you drunk at parties in mass quantities because of its easy watered down drinkability or just a cheap beer to keep in the fridge for after a hot day.

coors has better products though.

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Photo of sfz
1.75/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Pours a sickly light urine yellow. Weak little head that disappears quicker than it comes. Nothing really to see here.

Not a whole lot going for this beer anywhere. Smells like a typical adjunct lager. Lots of residual metal smell from the can as well.

Tastes like water. Feels like water in the mouth. Carbonation and flavor are both almost non-existent.

It's really easy to drink though. Probably because it's pretty much just water. Given the choice between this and water, take the water.

Overall, not much more than a throwaway beer that's good for beer pong and college parties. It's like $20 for a 30 pack at a convenience store. Don't drink this if you can avoid it.

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Photo of SodoSyco
1.5/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A- Pale yellow pretty generic

S- Very faint wheat/yeast smell

T- What taste? Tasted like water. This is how the convo went. (I am D, M is my ex girl) M- So hows it taste? D- Like water. M- lol its water that can get you drunk!

D- You can drink it just like water.

If you are looking for taste, go elsewhere. If you are looking to get drunk, find somthing stronger. If your a preppy college kid trying to look like a cool dude, this is your drink.

The blue mountains were kinda neat though.

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Photo of Malt
2.84/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer is good when you can't afford the good stuff. $5 for a 3 pack of tall cans, HELL YA! This beer is not for sipping and enjoying like craft beers, its for huge gatherings and when money is tight and you need a quick beer fix. Not bad for piss beer!

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Photo of thrash420
1/5  rDev -51%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I got this can of beer at a party once. It's the standard story of how everybody gets suckered into getting a coors lite. You goto a friends house who has friends over and you assume they are all drinking good beer. Without looking around you get handed a can of beer and its coors lite. you don't want to seem like an elitist prick so you attempt to drink the can of over carbonated piss water.

appearance: can had blue mountains, which means it's as cold as the rockies. i assume this is to mask any flavor it may possibly have.

smell: well being as its so overcarbonated, i got a great smell as the carbonation found its way into my nose. it smelled like "that old beer smell" you know how beer smells after its been poured on your clothes and kept in the bottom of a laundry hamper for 3 days? that beer smell.

taste: beer flavored water is the best i can describe it. it was horrible, did i mention about the carbonation yet? it seemed like every drink i shook it up. horrible horrible stuff

mouthfeel: way over carbonated and felt like water. again, horrible stuff.

drinkability: none at all. after the third gulp i wanted to throw up again and again. it was just too much carbonation to drink. so disgusting, i would never drink that again.

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Photo of regionrat37
1.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Extremely clear and bubbly
S: This beer does not give off a scent.
T: Almost Nothing maybe some grains. There is really nothing that is disgusting about it.
M: It feels like Carbonated Water
O: It is a light beer that is tolerable, but there is nothing special to it either.

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Photo of GrizzleFist
1.7/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Appearance: Looks exactly like what taking your urine and carbonating it would look like

Smell: Nothing besides metal

Taste: Carbonated water

Mouthfeel: Nothing

Overall: Horrible choice for anything other than if you want cheap stuff that has no taste to drink at a college party. Its what I did, but looking back, I probably would've been better off buying better quality beer. Higher alcohol content, less weight to carry to a party, better taste, get drunk faster.

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Photo of Auroraboy
2.2/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

For some reason, I seem to find this at barbecues and various functions myself and my family go to, and it's also the only beer a musician friend I play with drinks, so I run into it a lot. Not sure why, other than it's always on special at the supermarket. I find this to taste okay ice cold, but so do Pabst Blue Ribbon and Miller High Life, but without the gnarly aftertaste that seems to go with Coors and Bud product. My wife tasted this on my breath after a kiss, and remarked "Cheap beer!" -- not exactly a ringing endorsement. I wouldn't turn it down if offered, but I'd not go out of my way to pick it up.

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