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Coors Light - Coors Brewing Company

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Coors LightCoors Light

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1,207 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,207
Hads: 4,687
Avg: 2.04
pDev: 70.1%
Wants: 31
Gots: 879 | 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 lacqueredmouse
1.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of biegaman
1.92/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Coors Light is so void of malt that it barely has any colour; almost entirely without hue at some angles, this beer looks 'light' alright! It looks like ginger-ale only fairer. It is no surprise either that such an emaciated beer - despite having carbonation injected into it - can't retain a head.

There's a reason Coors insists their beer is "cold certified" before you attempt to drink it - it's to diminish how much of the product you can actually smell and taste. Lower temperatures, not to mention drinking straight from the can or bottle, severely truncate the ability to recognize a beer's flavours. Normally that's for worse, though in this case it may be for better...

The use of corn syrup and rice starch and who knows what kinds of adjuncts and preservatives don't make for an overly appealing lager - if they did the Germans would have passed a law *in favor* of them! Where any flavour is noted in this insipid lager it tastes of corn grits or Wonderbread. The aftertaste is fairly cloying and flaunts adjuncts in all their glory.

I once heard a wise man say that 'whatever beer you like, then that is good beer'. But I confess that if I were a psychiatrist and a patient told me this was their favourite beer I'd diagnose them crazy. Not because they liked it - but because they believed it to be beer! The inclusion of barley, yeast and (imperceptible) hops may *technically* make this beer, but I feel there's enough excluded (i.e., every characteristic of an actual beer) to disqualify that claim.

Big companies don’t win by making great products. Big companies win by sucking less than other big companies. True, there's worse out there, but this is still an awful lager. If I can't enjoy Coors Light in a tiny, stuffy, non-air-conditioned second-floor bedroom in the midst of a mid-summer heatwave after moving heavy furniture... then there's no chance I ever will.

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Photo of Wasatch
1.53/5  rDev -25%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a light yellow color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, slight hop note. Light body. Not drinkable, would not buy again.

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

Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving no lace. Crystal clear pale straw color, like looking through colored water. Light-medium carbonation and very light bodied. Faint corn nose? Flavor is lacking, mostly hints of corn, no hops, no malt. Fortunately a tiny bottle. Remarkably similar to MGD 64 Light. Took me over 2800 bottles before I reviewed - no more over with! $1.25 for a 7oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
2.3/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a strange)
A- This beer pours a pale yellow hue to a crystal clear body with only 1 or 2 tiny bubbles of fizz in the body. The head fizzes as the snow white head dissipates before the glass can even get to my lips.
S- This beer has a soft faint grain note that is soon gone and only a clean aroma with a faint sulfur hint is left.
T- The very soft green apple hard candy note finishes with a field corn note that lingers a bit. There is a slight watery taste that covers these flavors as the beer warms.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a watery texture and a bit of a flat texture on the tongue.
D- This beer has no off flavors except for the green apple candy note. It would have been nice to see even a hint of hop or grain but there was really just nothing.

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

A wide-mouthed can, complete with a color strip telling me that the beer is cold enough. My hand told me that too.

A: While consumed from a can, the pale color is undeniable. A thin head, evident from the first cracking of the can, is just that - thin.

S: The nose is boring, light grains, not even biscuity, and something resembling hops. A little bit of life, just what I'd expect.

T: Bland but fizzy, giving the appearance of flavor. Light and inoffensive, the lager is boring. Biscuits, adjuncts and a bit of hops, none of which scale to the level of enjoyable. I do like the wide mouth though, pours nice and smooth.

M: Watery and light, the lager doesn't bring anything to the table. One's good enough for me.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.76/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aaaaahhhh Another lawn mowing hot summer day beer. Its nearly impossible to decifer between all the standard american adjuct beers. I have alway enjoyed coors light, but certainly is not the best beer in the world....no kidding. The color is yellow and clear with good carbonation that results in a white foam head that dissapates quickly. Smell and taste are primarily grain with attempted balnace of hops, etc. The beer is easy drinking and light.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: When the blue mountains said it was ready, poured a pale, maize color with a thin, fizzy white head that quickly disappeared leaving no traces on the surface or lacing on the glass. Visible carbonation was very soft.

S: light traces of dried corn with a light dried buttery herbal hopping.

T: The flavor starts out with a touch of metallic tang with some pale grains. Light dried corn notes lingered in the finish. Overall the flavor was dry with some buttered grains and a light sourness and a touch of grassiness on the finish. Not big on flavor, but probably the least offending macro I can remember tasting.

M: light, watery with a light sour fade.

D: For what is was, a light macro, I would have to say borderline acceptable, though I doubt I could down these in multiples despite its light nature. I would suggest you down these quick before warming.

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Photo of flagmantho
2.12/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from 24oz tall can into a pint glass. The mountains are blue, so you know it's cold!

Appearance: very pale straw color with a clear body and low effervescence. Head poured a finger of frothy white foam but this quickly subsided to nothing. Not a particularly attractive beer.

Smell: mostly inoffensive, lightly plasticy aroma. There's not enough volume here to really get much of anything.

Taste: lightly malty flavor with a bit of a grainy character. There's also a bit of an artificial plastic/metallic bent to the aftertaste. That said, there is definitely actual malt flavor here, which I'm somewhat surprised by. Unfortunately, the overall package still isn't very good.

Mouthfeel: light body with a moderate effervescence. A beer this light needs to be super fizzy, in my opinion, to keep it refreshing and desirable; this beer doesn't have enough of that.

Overall: I dislike this beer less than I thought I might; it's mostly inoffensive, and I would probably grab one of these before a Bud if all I had were a cooler full of macros.

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Photo of beertunes
2.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Finally finishing paying off a bet by reviewing a the crappy beers at a local bar. Poured into pint glass. The color was the typical thin pale yellow of the style. The aroma was totally benign and neutral, nothing noticeable.

The beer had a small grain flavor, otherwise was also bland and benign. The body was typically thin and had decent carbonation. Drinkability was light and easy, but why have more than one?
Widely available, try one. Or don't.

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Photo of tone77
2.78/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pale straw color with a 1/2 inch head and virtually no carbonation. Smell is of mild corn and malts. Taste is, well, there is none. I guess like beer flavored water. Feels watery in the mouth. O.K. I have to give it to them on drinkability. Great for chugging or drinking games, otherwise avoid.

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Photo of DrJay
1.76/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Purchased in Canada. Crystal clear and pale yellow with a thin, short-lived cap of white foam that quickly disappeared. A modest collar lingered for a while and there was a bit of spotty lace. Nearly non-existent aroma, just a bit of mineral and slight sweetness. Light sweetness in the flavour, faint floral hops, very low bitterness. It finished with a harsh metallic character, which wasn't helped by the thin body and aggressive carbonation. No need to have any more of this.

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Photo of cjgator3
2.15/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

I acquired an extra can of this so I decided to review it as unobjectionable as possible. 12oz vented wide mouth can poured into a pint glass. Pours a golden yellow color with a thin fizzy white head that quickly disappears. The aroma is pretty non-existent with faint grainy malt. The taste much like the aroma is pretty bland with a faint grain flavors and just a hint of hops. The mouthfeel is thin and prickly from the high amount of carbonation. The drinkability is high due to the low ABV, but I am not sure I would want to consume much in one sitting due to getting bored. Overall, a pretty subpar American macro light lager.

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Photo of Bitterbill
2.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

24oz can.

Straw gold colour, plenty of foam in the head, lots and lots of bubbles.

Grain, corn in the smell, typical macro of low quality aroma.

Some grain, some sweet malt, very light but not desirable bitterness. Best by Nov 15, 2010. Yeah, best by. Chuckle chuckle.

I thought I had already reviewed this but surprise. Oh well, it's out of the way for now and for all time.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
2.65/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I fully recognize the fact that Coors Light isn't a great beer, or probably even a good beer, but its still a beer that I really enjoy. I practically grew up drinking Coors Light, and have found it to be a reliable, easy-to-drink kind of beer. The aroma and appearence are fairly less than average, and the taste is even slightly below average. Still, an ice cold Coors Light always goes down easy and has a high level of drinkability. For me Coors Light is the perfect cheap macrobrew to beat the heat in the summer.

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Photo of wordemupg
2.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

355ml can poured into pint glass May25 2010

A a clear very light straw yellow very little color in this one to go along with a fast falling fingers worth of head that left no lace

S maybe a little honey and faint hops

T the flavors not offensive because there's practically no flavor at all

M as thin as a beer can get but it has enough carbonation to give it something

D much like water this is easy too drink but also easy too forget

very little going on here, where ever you are there's better beers to drink

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Photo of puboflyons
2.58/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

From 12 fl. oz can no. SEP2611-L30020722. Sampled on July 23, 2011. The pour is straw yellow with a huge fizzy head that diminishes as quickly as it built up. Aromas of grains, weak malts, and creamed corn with a vague hoppy crispiness. The body is thin but stays together well when swirling. The taste has a slighly bigger hoppy bite than its aroma but nothing special but it is also kind of stale. It is proper for its style but defintely not a craft brew lover's beer. But it was 98 degrees today...so that says it all.

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

Pours a super pale yellow, straw yellow, big white head forms but goes quickly, no lace. Smell is sweet, some minor skunk, citrus and corn. Taste is non existent, some corn sweetness, citrus and a little bit of iron. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Hideous.

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Photo of Haybeerman
2.34/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Straw yellow and clear. Little to no head retention, some lacing.

Smell: Slight mettalic smell, little aroma other than some grain.

Taste: Light, dry and refreshing, Little in the way of grain or hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: Very weak, very light. Use of adjuncts minimizes body.

Drinkability: Biggest attribute of this beer. Very drinkable, just not drinking mush of anything.

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

Clear looking, almost water with a little yellow beer in it. Aroma was metallic at best.

More sweet and metal taste. Lots of carbonation, no hops, malt or yeast feel, just lots of water. And guys brag about drinking 12 waters why? Doesn't really contain any "bad" flavor, just no flavor that would make you think it was a beer if you had your eyes closed. Some hybrid of Sprite and watered down beer.

Tap into the . . . something else.

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Photo of Brad007
1/5  rDev -51%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours much like any other light lager. Pours a light color with a head that doesn't last (much like the other light lagers I've tried). Aroma is somewhat weird though, hard to describe. It's somewhat sweet and the taste is much of the same. Sweet at first and then it gives away to a corny background. I couldn't ever see myself drinking this. Probably the only difference I've noticed between this and the others in the same category.

You know, when a beer is unimpressive, it's unimpressive. Period.

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Photo of bark
2.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The colour is straw yellow; the finger thick head is compact and white. Some lacing.

The smell is weak: Some malt and hints of yeast.

The taste is mild, too. A little like sparkling mineral water with added flavours of sweet malt and a passing metallic hint. The aftertaste is... hard to find, to be honest.

The carbonation is strong and short. The liquid is thin, almost watery.

Right. I couldn't find any odd slight flavours. On the other hand, there weren't much of any flavours at all here.

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Photo of rudzud
2.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Pizzeria Uno's.

A - Poured into a chilled 16 oz pint glass a ridiculously pale straw with a fizzy one finger head that faded at typical adjunct lager rate. That is, quick and fizzy.

S - Light bread notes and some malt sweetness. Fairly bland.

T - Taste is pretty much that. Its alright, more light wet bread and malts. Again, boring.

M - Alrihgt carbonation, relatively thin though.

O - Overall this beer is only meant to be drank in large social gatherings when there are drinking games involved.

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Photo of spinrsx
2.25/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz Bottle

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an above average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread, corn

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste bread mixed with very light hops and some corn. There really isn't a whole lot of taste going on here.. It finishes with a corn syrup slightly sweet aftertaste.

Overall – There beer does have a certain distinct taste that sets it apart from the other light adjunct beers on the market. Not saying that's a good thing.. Anyways, its very light and highly drinkable, but I'll stick with Genny Light as my go to choice in this style category - for camping trips etc.

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Photo of pat61
2.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: pale straw with a fizzy white foam cap. Smell: smells like nothing – corny if anything with a little green apple Taste: crisp with apple, maybe a little corn, no hops, balanced towards the malt – what little there is. Mouthfeel: thin, light, watery, high carbonation, slight carbonic bight.

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Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
51 out of 100 based on 1,207 ratings.