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Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

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Coors LightCoors Light

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BA SCORE
50
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3,887 Ratings
THE BROS
45
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Ratings: 3,887
Reviews: 1,136
rAvg: 2.01
pDev: 35.82%
Wants: 15
Gots: 278 | 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.

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zeff80

Missouri

1.95/5  rDev -3%

A - It is a pale yellow that is highly carbonated. You actually can get a head on it if you pour it well enough. However, it doesn't last.

S - Smells of corn.

T - The corn flavor comes through. There may also be a hint of hops.

M - It is crisp but also can be a little too fizzy.

D - When it's free it's always drinkable. When your choices are limited to just Bud Light and Coors Light. I think I'll always grab the Coors Light.

08-09-2006 15:46:45 | More by zeff80
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largadeer

California

1.63/5  rDev -18.9%

24 oz can received for free from a friend, couldn't turn down the chance to try this bad boy. Decided to defile my beautiful Moonlight Brewing Co. imperial pint glass with this one. Pours a pale shade of yellow, clear as can be. Despite the enormous amount of carbonation visible in this beer, the head dissipates in about 15 seconds; pretty hilarious. The nose is faintly malty and sweet, a bit chalky as well. Light enough that I can't really describe it better. The taste is similarly bland and watery, faintly sweet for a moment with a bit of cooked corn. The finish is clean as can be, no bitterness whatsoever. Blah. By the way, what the hell is a cold activated can?

12-06-2008 07:04:53 | More by largadeer
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.03/5  rDev +1%

12oz bottle. A drinking buddy of mine always has a bottle (or six) of these while I put back the local pints. At our most recent after work Friday brain-dump, I submitted to a previous taunt of trying this with a BA mindset. The slick, shiny bottle label was indeed exhibiting a blue tinge, indicating its suitable to drink coldness, it would seem.

This beer pours a very clear, very pale straw colour - so light, that I can clearly see the items sitting on the bar behind it. It displays a few fingers of thinly foamy, and generally soapy bone-white head, which actually exhibits so-so retention, and some sparse retarded broccoli floret lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.

It smells of a quite soft pale malt, corn and rice graininess, a chalky, metallic essence, and some vegetal huskiness. The taste is corny pale malt, with a surprising, though very thin, cheap breakfast biscuit character, vegetable starch, and a mildly skanky mustiness - this one's score is actually rather low on the unofficial scale in that matter.

It is indeed somewhat over-carbonated, the body thin and watery (it is all about light beer, after all), mostly smooth, and mildly cloying. It finishes off-dry, the echoes of rice and corn husks a tad surprising in their persistence, and the slightly lingering essence of over-cooked veggies - not so much.

This would only be tangentially acceptable on a hot, sunny, very thirsty, medically dehydrated day, as a moderately more alcoholic substitute for that other mountain-fresh beverage sold in over-priced bottles at bars everywhere.

04-27-2009 20:20:59 | More by biboergosum
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

2.58/5  rDev +28.4%

Clear, very pale yellowish color - one of the lightest of the lights! The fluffy, bright white head dies immediately. The body is thin. The mouthfeel is also thin, but with a gentle caress of fine bubbles from a fair amount of carbonation. Very clean, slight malt aroma. Clean, light malt flavor. Light and brief. What it lacks in flavor, it makes up for in lack of color! (That's a joke). Somewhat refreshing. At least it's somewhat something!

08-11-2002 12:23:56 | More by NeroFiddled
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SocalKicks

California

2/5  rDev -0.5%

03-07-2012 04:00:56 | More by SocalKicks
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

1.7/5  rDev -15.4%

A: The beer is an extremely light yellow color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of adjuncts and light malts with a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste really doesn't have a lot to it, a mild macro adjunct and malt sweetness and a tiny bit of hops bitterness. I know it's a "light beer" but I at least need a little something in it.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Hardly any flavor, not filling at all, I also find it difficult to believe that there's 4.20% ABV in this beer, those characteristics make it a good representation of style, it's your typical "fizzy yellow beer".

06-03-2008 15:52:40 | More by TheManiacalOne
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

1.45/5  rDev -27.9%

Attempting to be gold, but falls short and lands at yellow fizzy with all of the artificial carbonation the white head dissipates very quickly. This is the Silver Bullet, the "good stuff" to most people my age, and the reason why most people my age don't like the taste of beer. Corn and rice sweetness mixed with some off aromas of chemical origin. The flavor is as close to an artificial beer as it can get. They try to produce malt and hops, but this beer is more like a can of soda than a beer. Light body, high capacity, and not enjoyable. Taste the Rockies, well for me never again in this life time.

03-03-2003 10:37:18 | More by WVbeergeek
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

1.33/5  rDev -33.8%

Dry mouth. Parched palate. My throat seeks succor and salvation in any kind of beverage...here's a can handy. I'll down it, whatever it is...couldn't hurt..?

Pale, just slightly yellow coloring, bordering on white, with a head that starts white and full but dies in seconds flat.

Sweet corn in the nose, but flat and empty beyond...mostly, I smell "wet"...so, I'm guessing this is sweetened water?

Taste: let me amend that: SPOILED water. Sweetness, which might stand in for taste, is missing and so is any other kind of flavor. Flat. Decrepit. Utterly innocuous, and deeply disappointing. For those uninterested in flavor, and eager to accept into their systems a weak, watery alcohol delivery system.

Really, no appeal is found inside this can...yuk! As far from beer as I can imagine...how does anyone actually enjoy this?
Light, yes, but each gulp resounds with vapidity. There's so little here it can't escape from it's flaws, and can only be tolerated by those who can't imagine anything else, with character, taste, texture, or any of those other extra amenities.

My insides have been moistened, yes, but my soul aches from the cheap, lifeless atrocity of this mistake of a beer. Worse, it's actually an abuse of water.

No wonder they refer so frequently to the cold taste on the label of this can and in the advertising, for there isn't any other "taste" inside that they boast of...wait, "cold" isn't a taste...

(Drinkability gets a "1" because if I ever wanted more than one of these, you may as well take me out and shoot me!)

11-25-2005 01:16:11 | More by feloniousmonk
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drabmuh

Maryland

2.38/5  rDev +18.4%

The mountains on the can were blue, so it was cold enough to drink. Following instructions.

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a shaker pint. Beer is light yellow and clear. Carbonation is quite active, medium bubbles. It forms a soapy white head, large bubbles that falls away quickly leaving a monolayer of small diffuse bubbles that slowly breaks. There is no lacing on the glass.

Aroma is odd, almost nothing, some malt sweetness but its really weak, there is also kind of an unpleasant biting harsh undertone to the whole thing. Me no likey.

It doesn't taste like anything. Its like water. Nevermind.

04-01-2010 01:36:34 | More by drabmuh
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

2.33/5  rDev +15.9%

I had this on tap at Outback Steakhouse in York, PA. Served very cold in a mug.

The beer came with some condensation on the glass, but not a frosted glass so it must be served very, very cold. The color is very light golden and is clear with a head of snowy white that falls to a ring of beading. There is no lace left on the glass. The smell is so faint at first because it is cold, but as it gradually warms a slight cereal odor develops, sweet and soft mainly -minimal aroma though. The feel is very thin and highly carbonated, but it does have a refreshing quality which helped with the oversalted food but more of a palate refresher with slightly seltzer-like feel.

The taste while very bland has no obvious flaws so it is ok for what it is -and it is crisp with slight adjunct flavor giving a mild sweet effect and it finishes clean without any hop flavor or real malt to speak of. The drinkability is not great, I would not order this normally since it really lacks much in the way of 'beer' flavor, simply comes off as a fizzy soda-like malt beverage or a palate cleanser. I do think it fits within the style ok, but generally I would avoid this unless light lagers are your thing.

03-07-2011 17:08:11 | More by Slatetank
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jlindros

Massachusetts

2.48/5  rDev +23.4%

Well, I needed something to dry hop so I could figure out what hops they are, and this was the best option from what I hear. I can definitely confirm that this beer is as cold as the Rockies thanks to the mountains on the bottle turning blue, so it's "super cold"!!!

Decent looking creamy head that is fairly small though, actually a bit of lacing too, super clear watery yellowish color.

Nose isn't as bad as I expected, very light pilsner malt, watery malt, a definite corn base and adjunct aroma but not really skunked, overall pretty light though.

Taste is there but barely, just a bit of a straw grainy pilsner malt, then into the obvious corn base and adjunct fake malt substitution like, hint of unhappy sulfury lager, and faint skunk. Finish is dryish, light skunk and unhappy lager sulfur, touch of corn lingering.

Mouth is practically non existent, light carb too.

Overall not as bad as I expected, although still pretty light and lackluster but that's what an American adjunct lager is supposed to be.

09-28-2013 19:56:35 | More by jlindros
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev +24.4%

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...

10-18-2012 22:59:00 | More by StonedTrippin
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WesWes

New York

2.55/5  rDev +26.9%

The beer pours a very pale gold color with a thick frizzy white head that quickly fades to spotty lacing. The aroma is below average. It has a dry lager yeast aroma with the faintest hint of pilsner malt. The taste is below average as well. There really is little malt taste at all. It's basically watered down regular Coors. It goes down quick and finishes dry and clean. The mouthfeel is average. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is the standard for light macro lagers. I don't see the attraction here.

02-01-2009 22:47:25 | More by WesWes
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

1.1/5  rDev -45.3%

First had: ?

Buy lots and get girls drunk...thus the relatively high rating. Pours light straw, almost colorless, thin, and fizzy. Aroma of stale nothingness. Tastes of...what comes out of a cow after spending too much time drinking from a puddle. :D Light, watery, mouthfeel, and although it goes down like water, it leaves a deathly aftertaste and is to be avoided at all costs. Other than [see first sentence].

04-29-2011 18:30:57 | More by Rifugium
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mdfb79

New York

2.2/5  rDev +9.5%

Review #1400!

From 07/16/11 notes. Poured from a 12 oz. silver bullet can into a pint glass. Let's do this.

a - Pours a hazy pale yellow color with two inches of bright white head and high carbonation evident. No head retention or lacing. Looks like piss.

s - Smells of corn, vegetables, grain, and light sweet and skunky notes. Not the best, but not the worst smelling BMC product.

t - Tastes of grain, corn, and bready malts. Bland, but not offensive. Probably the highlight of the beer.

m - Light, watery body and high carbonation. Overcarbonated and water like.

o - Overall not a very good beer, but not the worst out there. Very bland and waterlike. I prefer Bud Light of the light beers, but this is better than Miller Lite.

07-18-2011 22:18:50 | More by mdfb79
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jwc215

Wisconsin

1.23/5  rDev -38.8%

7 oz. bottle--

Pours almost clear with a thin white head that soon becomes a few bubbles. No lacing remains.
The smell is a slight whiff of sulfur.
The taste was like iced tap water. After a short while, it tastes like stagnant water. A slight chemical taste creeps through to distinguish it from tap water. No hints of any specific flavor.
It would be as refreshing as cold tap water if the sulfur-like feel wasn't there.
This is not good - not even for a light beer - I tried it to see why it was popular. I tried to be objective and rate it in comparison to other light beers (though the concept still baffles me in a way)- but, it turned out to be nothing.

07-13-2006 15:10:47 | More by jwc215
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

1/5  rDev -50.2%

12-06-2011 18:04:17 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Halcyondays

California

1.38/5  rDev -31.3%

On-tap at Zubie's in Huntington Beach, CA, bummed some off of my softball teammates, since it was free for me,

A: Pours a pale, insipid yellow, really no head to speak of, coming out of the tap, there were just a smattering of bubbles.

S: No smell, smells like water, if I was being nice, I would say it has a slight hint of malt and corn.

T: Pretty tasteless, a bit of malt and corn, no hops to speak of, carbonated water is the major taste.

M: Watery, light, seltzery.

D: Fine for a light beer, its tasteless nature makes it easy to drink or pound, but not something I would order regularly. Editing again after trying a bottle, it just got so boring I left it half full.

10-06-2007 02:18:11 | More by Halcyondays
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.25/5  rDev +11.9%

No idea where this was brewed: The UK or the US (or anywhere else on earth). 27th Sep 2013 I visit a local club for a charity auction and I spy this huge font with 'Coors Light' on it. Never seen it before as the bars I tend to use wouldn't sell this stuff.

I buy a half: and quite enjoyed it in a perverse sort of way!

Cold, refreshing and clean tasting (not much malt and hop flavour, but clean tasting). It's very pale urine in colour with a white head, at least my half-pint was.

Odourless and tasteless, yet not really bad, just not very beery. This ticks off one of the highest reviewed beers I'd never had before (the main reason I decided to have a glass). Heineken and Budweiser are my next bland lager targets!

10-01-2013 15:31:53 | More by BlackHaddock
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Gavage

New Jersey

1.55/5  rDev -22.9%

Appearance: pours a very light yellow color with a 1" head that breaks down immediately. No lace develops.

Smell: some sweetness is all you can pull from the glass.

Taste: minimal malt profile with some soft sweetness, and almost no bitterness. Compared to a light beer like Sam Adams, this is almost flavorless in the style.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Crisp throughout. Clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: I could barely finish half a glass of this. If you want a light beer, go to Sam Adams or a basic german pilsner.

11-13-2009 23:01:04 | More by Gavage
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beernads

Florida

2/5  rDev -0.5%

05-24-2013 07:27:16 | More by beernads
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kojevergas

Texas

1.25/5  rDev -37.8%

12-05-2011 05:36:59 | More by kojevergas
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corby112

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -50.2%

typical mass-produced macrobeer. smeels and taste like water, corn and metal. only good for fraternity parties and in huge mugs at Midevil Times. Pours a very pale golden yellow color with very thin fizzy head that dissapeard immediately. Smells like the floor of a fraternity house blended with corn syrup. Gross.

12-02-2008 08:03:16 | More by corby112
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev +11.9%

02-18-2013 02:46:19 | More by oriolesfan4
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

1.83/5  rDev -9%

Why did I review this? Because it was there? Because wherever I was had nothing else I hadn't reviewed, and nothing else worth drinking? Well, whatever, what's done is done.

Pours an extremely pale yellow colour, with absolutely no head when it's served, even from the tap pour. Lots of streaming carbonation, but I guess the body is so light it can't retain a head at all. Looks like piss in a glass.

Almost nothing on the nose. A little bit sweet, a touch grainy and corny perhaps. A bit of honey and banana, not great characters for the style, and overly sweet, even though there's almost nothing to it. Blech.

Taste is similar. A little bit of corny grain with a slight sweet banana twinge. Light on the palate, but feels bloating with carbonation, and I swear the "light" is meant to avoid the bloat, right?

Yeah, it's a lame beer. I didn't expect anything else. Remind me not to go places that have nothing better on tap.

10-25-2010 20:28:13 | More by lacqueredmouse
Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
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