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Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

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Coors LightCoors Light

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1,227 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,227
Hads: 4,808
Avg: 2.04
pDev: 70.59%
Wants: 36
Gots: 976 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

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 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 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 experience...it 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 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 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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Photo of ShredVicious
1.85/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another typical American Light beer. A very light golden color that gives of a faint smell of sweet malt and corn. As close to water as you can get in a beer, outside of Michelob Ultra. It's sweet, but that grainy corn flavor is definitely present. The mouthfeel is that of a soda, crisp and somewhat refreshing. It's easy to drink, but why bother?

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Photo of yupitsmeadam
3.65/5  rDev +78.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

i think coors light is one of the better light macro beers out there so i am judging this purely on the category it's in. when i'm out with the boys on a saturday night and i've had quite a few 'good' beers, i am definately reaching for a few of these to finish the night.

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Photo of broozer81
1.18/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This one has got more water in it than the Mississippi...the other night I finished two prima pils 12oz and was left only with a coors light keg and it was almost undrinkable..light yellow appearance and no smell, taste of nothing but additives what was i thinking..only drink this stuff if there's nothing but water available, maybe you'll pee less..

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Photo of TFrankMac2140
2.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Let's face it,everyone has ran across Coors Light once in their beer drinking journey. The mainstay of any college lifestyle, this light beer has become quite popular due to it's flashy advertisements consisting of "blue mountains" and "waves of refreshment". Yet as most of us know, this beer fails to live up to the hype. On to the review....

Poured the 12 oz. "Cold Activated Can" into a pint glass:

A - Off the bat, the first thing I noticed was the extremely translucent straw yellow color and large soda-like head.

S- Smell is faint with notes of soap and corn

T- Watery and fairly bitter with a touch a grain

M- Basically non-existent, like drinking water. Mild carbonation.

D- Basically it's only saving grace as it's an extremely light and mild beer. Sure to please the occasional beer drinking crowd.

Overall nothing special. Just your run of the mill light American lager.

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

I'm drinking one right now only under the obligation of adding the label to my collection. It just shows how dedicated I am to my beer label collection if I'm willing to endure this swill. They definitely went overboard on the "light", since the flavor nearly resembles water. Heck, NJ's drinking water has more flavor and body than this.

Appearance: Very pale, unhealthy yellow.

Smell: Slightly dank, kind of like a crusty old bar.

Taste: Slightly sweet, with hints of corn

Mouthfeel: Slightly more consistent than water.

Drinkability: I'm done after this one.

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Photo of brewduck
2.38/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Obviously, this is a really generic beer that is about equivalent to tap water in terms of excitement. Mainly, people drink it because it contains alcohol and sodium. The best thing you can say about it is that it is not foul tasting. Goes well with V8.

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Photo of 6pkhbt
3/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Delicate flavours to say the least. There are no flaws in this beer but it is truly mild. Nice accompaniment to a hot humid day. People always dis on these kinds of beers, but I've had many good times where something this light is just what is called for.

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Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
51 out of 100 based on 1,227 ratings.