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Third Shift Amber Lager - Coors Brewing Company

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Third Shift Amber LagerThird Shift Amber Lager

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BA SCORE
70
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1,132 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,132
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 18.27%
Wants: 10
Gots: 195 | 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

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Ratings: 1,132 | Reviews: 184
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

Photo of FickleBeast
3.16/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a copper color with a half finger of foam that dissipates quickly. Aroma is grainy, minerally, not much by way of hop or sweet malt aromas.

This beer has a strong crystal malt sweetness at first, with a very flat finish. Not much lingering flavor, and not much hop flavor comes through. There is nothing bad about this per se, it is just very basic and one dimensional.

This is basically a plain old amber beer with nothing else to differentiate it. Drinkable for sure, but there are much better beers to be had.

Photo of boogieman
3.92/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 6-pack of this at the grocery store liquor store because I noticed it was on sale. Drank from the bottle poured into my beer glass. Tried it both cold, and again when it warmed to room temperature. I really liked the appearance of this one- a rich, golden red. 1/2" head that dissipated very rapidly. Very very light lacing on the glass. The carbonation was decent, but almost too much for my taste. Very light smell- hard to pick it up, but I'd describe it as wheaty with a light caramel apple in the background. Taste was excellent. Very flavorful, but not too strong or overpowering. Malt, grass, citrus, and apple with a very light bitter citrus aftertaste. I actually liked the beer better after it warmed up to room temperature. The taste became much more sweet and defined. I had mixed feelings about this beer before trying it. I had heard good things about it, but wasn't sure how it would be, especially since it's made by Coors. I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed this beer and would definitely drink it again.

Photo of Andrew041180
3.19/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - The beer is a clear amber. It arrived with no head, showed very little carbonation, and produced no lacing. Nondescript.

S - Mildly malty. Minimal aroma.

T - Not bad. Little bit of light caramel type sweetness and some decent bitterness on the back end.

M - A little astringent, but had decent enough body.

O - Not too shabby. Non-offensive as one might expect, but the flavor really is pretty decent. Wouldn't search it out, but it presents a nice alternative to standard BMC AAL's.

Photo of Sam-VW
2.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Bottle served into Tennant's pint glass.

A - Thick white head. Good retention leaving no lacing. Dark lager colour.

S - Malt, lager yeast

T - extremely malty, with a small touch of bitter hop

M - very smooth, little to no carbonation.

I didn't realise this was made by coors when I bought it on holiday in America. It's a shame as I could've brought something else back. Unfortunately it just tastes the same as coors light with a slightly more bitter backbone. Maybe I'm bias as it took up a space in my suitcase something else could've, but it's an experience and at least I know for next time.

Photo of brysonbreakey
3.51/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid beer! The appearance was the first thing that stood out to me, I drank it from an imperial pint glass that really made the carbonation look cool coming up the side and gliding off the ridge. There's some really cool amber notes in there and it's very drinkable. The mouthfeel is really really nice, carbonated but still smooth. Definitely found a new fridge staple.

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Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,132 ratings.