Third Shift Amber Lager - Coors Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Third Shift Amber LagerThird Shift Amber Lager

Educational use only; do not reuse.

1,142 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,142
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 18.27%
Wants: 12
Gots: 215 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: gtermi on 12-05-2012

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view more.
Ratings: 1,142 | Reviews: 190
Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.36/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Good initial taste with a lightly bitter/dry finish, would definitely buy again

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.45/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A bit too carbonated but actually a decently good beer for a coors brew.

Photo of Gote
3.09/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oh come on, It's not THAT bad. Sure it's from the Coors family but I think it actually has a light, refreshing taste. Not too bitter but not as bland as their other swill. Maybe it's not a true craft beer but geez, Coors actually put out something worth drinking for a change. Kudos to them. Try it. I don't think you'll actually puke or anything and you might think it's slightly above mediocre.

Photo of Jasonboerner
3.36/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Decent beer. Not my type but goes down well. A bit to fizzy for me

Photo of ThatKentuckyKat
3.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pretty decent brew. One of my first craft beers ever, and i hated it the first time i had it but ever since my taste buds realized beer was more than Bud and Miller they've grown fond of the cheap price and average amber ale taste. Not bad for having something in between meh and really good. Sessionable beer too.

Photo of james123
1.9/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Want to hear a joke?
What's red and taste like blue paint? Red paint.

Want to hear another joke?
What light-gold and taste like blue paint? Third Shift Amber Lager.

Photo of Greatblueheronbrewing
1.5/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

I used to enjoy this beer, but I opened one today and poured it down the sink. The aroma is completely wrong for an amber ale, and reminds me of a coors lite. If I had any, I would do a comparison. The taste of this beer is also terrible and is reminiscent of a budmillercoors lager and is not anything like an amber ale. There is a faint hint of toasty malt but the aftertaste is more like that of a cheap lager. This beer is also very sweet.

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.36/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Accidentally grabbed two of these so I hope it's good.

Appearance : pours a honey golden color, like batch 19 actually. The head isn't bad, it's a 2 finger quickly diminishing to a 1 finger with lacing left - impressive.

Aroma : Very heavy presence of roasted malts, specifically barley and rice. Clean and crisp ethanol, a slight pine note from hops. The roasted malts definitely own the aroma.

Flavor : Malt heavy and soppy up front, a faint snap of noble hop, and ends with a dusty roasted note. It definitely tastes like a cold fermented lager and not an ale.

Mouthfeel : light bodied, a moderate snap of carbonation that bites the tongue when left in mouth, giving way to a slightly creamy feel, and ends slightly dry.

Overall : it's whatever. It's not a standout beer but it's not terrible either. A pretty average Amber lager, no bells or whistles, nothing memorable in a good OR bad way. Definitely a blue collar beer at an inflated price.

Photo of classixIII
2.47/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Went into this with an open mind and a clean glass.

High hopes came with a very nice pour of clear honey color, a 2 finger head and plenty of carbonation. head slowly subsided and disappeared in about 2 minutes but left some lace about halfway down. The initial aroma was faint but pleasant, sweet malt but went away quickly never to return again. I liked the carbonation and crisp mouthfeel but taste was blah, to be kind, with some kind bitter, not in a nice hoppy way, after taste. I'll pass on any more of these.

Photo of Nyck005
3.44/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad beer... Have had better...

Photo of Bigalduncan64
3.29/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is a solid, good tasting amber lager for a good price. This beer has a nice balance of hops and malt flavors.

Photo of _MarkG_
4.57/5  rDev +51.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very surprised! Very Nice. Not too Hoppy. The rating asks for smell? This doesn't smell like it supposed to. Beer is flavorful and a great texture.

Photo of tcstation
1/5  rDev -66.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Only one word necessary: Meh.

Photo of Dbizzle71
4.8/5  rDev +59.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great taste with a nice price.

Photo of Hipdawnie
1.74/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Good taste and good value

Photo of Myotus
2.29/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours with a small, white head. The beer is golden in color. Initial aroma is stench and of a pale lager. Tastes likes a generic amber lager with a hint of hops. Goes down slightly harsh. Overall, not a good quality beer. But I have had worse.

Photo of bmeehan
3.25/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Yuengling, but not quite as good. Suck it, Coors!

Photo of Lard_City
3.33/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I don't think much when I drink this beer. That it is light, sweet, juicy and cold is all that matters. That it's a Coors product isn't even on the screen.

Photo of fiveiron
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Coors needs to stick to what they do best... manufacturing swill

Photo of car2052
3.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass.

A: Fizzy light orange. 1 finger head that recedes quickly leaving a small ring of foam.
S: Metallic, caramel malts.
T: Sweetness from caramel malt. Hints of apple. Metallic taste throughout. Virtually no hop presence.
M: Light to medium. Finishes sweet.
O: Too sweet for me, and with a weird metallic taste that was off putting.

Photo of rhino4293
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

nice beer to drink

Photo of kkleu357
3.2/5  rDev +6.3%

From notes on 10/3/13

I had this on tap. I was pleasantly surprised. I thought this was a very decent beer. For a lager from a big company like MillerCoors, you’d expect hardly any flavor. This one does have flavor and it was good. I would drink it again.

Photo of Spikester
3.63/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is really great. Huge off white head clear amber color and really dense lacing.
Still had some head at the bottom of my nonic glass. Smell is bready malt with a bit of caramel malt. No hop smell.
Taste is sweet malts with enough herbal hops to balance the taste.
Mouthfeel is medium with enough carbonation. Finish is slightly dry with a balanced finish.
Overall I did not care for the bottled version but this review comes from a 16 ounce can brewed in Ft. Worth (Miller) and it is much better than the bottled version. I hate to say this as a long time union member but the boys in Ft. Worth are brewing some excellent beers. Check out the Fosters Oil cans from the same brewery. Best Fosters ever. The can date Jun 16 2014. Has to be the brewed on date cause this beer was really tasty.

Photo of tone77
3.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. smell is very mild, some light malts. Taste is also mild, malty, a bit of grains, refreshing but bland. Feels light in the mouth and overall not terrible, but nothing special about this beer.

Photo of robt11b
4.52/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Awesome. This is a really good lager for after a long day at work. The 6 pack is really cheap at $5 and some change. I really like this beer. I will keep this beer in my fridge.I really don't know what else to write because it keeps saying invalid comment length

to view more.
Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,142 ratings.