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Third Shift Amber Lager - Coors Brewing Company

Third Shift Amber LagerThird Shift Amber Lager

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777 Ratings
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Ratings: 777
Reviews: 154
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 Boto:
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Boto

Connecticut

3.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz. bottle: Bought this at noon on a Sunday in Bay City, TX at a gas station: best thing in the store. It pours a clear amber color. There was a small off-white head on it that didn’t linger long or leave much lacing. The aroma isn’t too bad. Malts, a little grainy and earthy. It isn’t great, but really doesn’t taste too bad. A bit of caramel malt sweetness, a little grainy and just a touch of grassy hops. It’ll do in a pinch.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 21:42:07 | More by Boto
More User Reviews:
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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%

03-23-2014 23:17:40 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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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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Ohiolager

Ohio

2.35/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Third shift 6pk bottles $6.99(OH)

I grabbed this because it was cheap and it claimed to an award winner. (like all of you curiosity)

12 oz brown bottle poured into pint glass. no freshest by date, however a yellow date is printed on the neck and rubs off very easy.

pours a light amber. lighter than i expected for an award winner. doesn't leave much head or lacing unless you put some air between the bottle and your glass. even then lots of head not much lacing. (too light bodied maybe)

the smell is fairly weak. i smell some corn, maybe some malted hops. i really don't smell much.

again i don't really taste much. it don't taste bad but it don't have much going on either. at first it tastes a little malty then a tiny touch of hops on the finish.

i would have to agree the mouth feel is the best part of this beer. it feels OK. its light bodied but not watery. the carbonation is good. i wish they put as much attention into the entire brew, not just the mouth feel.

overall i would consider this an american red/amber lager, not a Vienna lager. it looks o.k. it has no smell. it tastes adjunctant. mouth feel is best. but most of all where are the noble hops? i don't know what Coors master brewers were thinking, at least blue moon was pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 05:58:11 | More by Ohiolager
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glinnebur

Arizona

3/5  rDev -0.7%

03-21-2014 01:04:55 | More by glinnebur
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Kris450

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-21-2014 00:24:49 | More by Kris450
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WKyle

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-20-2014 00:21:53 | More by WKyle
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richaa01

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

03-18-2014 19:33:36 | More by richaa01
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Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 777 ratings.