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Third Shift Amber Lager - Coors Brewing Company

Third Shift Amber LagerThird Shift Amber Lager

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70
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782 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 782
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 17.88%


Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gtermi on 12-05-2012)
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Reviews by AlCaponeJunior:
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.55/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Looked good. Amber to a bit tan and clear, very nice head that lasted quite a bit and left pretty good lacing.

Smells pretty good too, both hoppy and malty but more on the hop side.

Taste is pretty good too. A good malty base accented with a surprising amount of hops.

Body is light, well carbonated, and extremely drinkable.

I wonder how many of the reviews of this beer are negative because it's a coors product. Whilst not being a big fan of the big breweries, this beer is pretty good, and should be given its due. However, had I researched it a bit more I may have passed on it once I discovered it was from coors. That in itself should say something to any coors representatives reading this review. However, once again, a good beer is a good beer, regardless of who produced it. This is a good beer, and my review reflects that. Is it the best vienna lager ever? Probably not. But it's damn enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 21:18:31 | More by AlCaponeJunior
More User Reviews:
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McBraniel

Virginia

3/5  rDev -0.7%

04-23-2014 11:56:02 | More by McBraniel
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Honisbygonis

North Carolina

2.78/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appetizer: spot on amber coloring, but smell slightly off (perhaps skunked, but in tasting, do not believe so); mild-mod foam

Entree: taste is uninspiring, with typical lager-esque feel; aftertaste dry and lingering which is more a detractor (to me) than the mouthful taste.

Dessert: cannot say anything commendable, but not as horrifically "poisonous" as overall review average denotes; believe people skewed by fact its Coors under a different label.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 21:38:55 | More by Honisbygonis
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nicholas2121

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Third Shift Amber Lager brewed by Coors Brewing Company. This brew pours out a dark amber color with a small white head. I like the color of this brew- not too light, but not too dark. Third shift has a an abv of 5.3. The smell is rich and sweet. There is nothing bad about the smell of this brew. The taste is rich with a hit of sweetness but a bitterness at the end. For being a dark amber brew it is well balanced. No hard after taste at the end. This brew is not overpowering but not underpowering. Third Shift Amber goes down smooth with a little bit of bitterness at the end. Over all I'm giving this brew a 3.75 out of 5. It is not something I would drink everyday but I would get this brew again.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 03:24:26 | More by nicholas2121
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -0.7%

04-18-2014 01:37:53 | More by hockeyfighter19
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Sebas

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

04-16-2014 23:00:12 | More by Sebas
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Caveworm

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company is the second "plain ol' lager" I've experienced in the craft realm. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this brew is a rich amber. Mild carbonation&a white head that goes away quickly.

Smell is okay, nothing really there.

The initial taste for me was biscuits&malt with a caramel ,or perhaps even butterscotch. Very smooth&clean. I'm diggin this brew! Even though its a modest 5.2 abv, its a creeper. So don't let the smoothness get to your head like it did mine haha.


Mouthfeel is a little better , it compliments the taste hand in hand. Great job with this!

A triumphant 4 is earned ,in my opinion. I loved the roasted malt taste without unwanted sweetness. I will certainly buy this brew again. It's a great all-occasion, any day of the week type of brew. I'm willing to bet it makes KILLER brats too!!

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 02:47:40 | More by Caveworm
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Gaddabble

Ohio

3/5  rDev -0.7%

04-13-2014 17:51:36 | More by Gaddabble
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spazx

New York

4.5/5  rDev +49%

04-09-2014 01:15:45 | More by spazx
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Lm18510

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-08-2014 22:02:05 | More by Lm18510
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -0.7%

04-06-2014 23:11:07 | More by lccrunchy
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Shiky556

New York

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

04-04-2014 19:51:01 | More by Shiky556
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Denzo

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-04-2014 10:25:48 | More by Denzo
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

3/5  rDev -0.7%

04-02-2014 15:40:41 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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Piske41

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

04-01-2014 19:23:57 | More by Piske41
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-01-2014 15:23:30 | More by spinrsx
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marzenfannm

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good for an inexpensive casual drink. I would buy and drink it again ...:::..:,,... via Beer Buddy for iPhone

[I am copying these notes over from RateBeer ... it does not require as long of review. I tasted this some time ago so I can't add anything.]

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 02:39:18 | More by marzenfannm
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ralerwen

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

03-26-2014 19:02:27 | More by ralerwen
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Buggies

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

03-26-2014 01:07:34 | More by Buggies
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ToMakeEndsMeet

Texas

3/5  rDev -0.7%

03-25-2014 16:25:36 | More by ToMakeEndsMeet
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

03-25-2014 03:51:10 | More by FUwolfpacker
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VeganUndead

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

03-25-2014 01:49:39 | More by VeganUndead
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ParkbrauFan

Iowa

3/5  rDev -0.7%

03-24-2014 17:15:07 | More by ParkbrauFan
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

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travolta

California

3.44/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Crystal clear copper in color with some yellow at the edges. Some thin lacing, average to minimal head retention and volume. Nice tiny bubbles.

Nose: Metallic and simple. Slight lemon. A little musty/dusty.

Taste: Dry and crispy at first which mellows well into sweet maltiness. Some crushed aspirin at the end.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 02:28:10 | More by travolta
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Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 782 ratings.