Third Shift Amber Lager - Coors Brewing Company
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Reviews by Damian:
3.44/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Drank from a 12 fl. oz. (0.355 L) bottle
Jun1713 stamped on bottle
Served in a pint glass
Thanks to my dad for this single.
The liquid poured medium amber and crystal clear, and was topped three-finger, eggshell colored crown. As the head fell to a clingy ring, droplets of lacing clung to the glass.
Crisp, clean, powdery and dry yeast notes dominated the nose initially. Touch of earthy hops. Hints of sulfur were detectible. As the beer warmed, the crisp snappiness gave way to a semi-sweet, biscuit-like maltiness. Subtle caramel notes appeared as well.
The flavor profile was very malt forward up front. Strong biscuity malt notes. Touch of caramel-like sweetness. Hints of sulfur appeared on the back end. The finish contained a good dose of earthy, bittering hops. Crisp and dry. Overall, quite well balanced. With time, however, the malt sweetness completely overshadowed the hops and the beer became rather one-dimensional.
The liquid was medium bodied with a large bubbled, moderate carbonation.
Coors did a decent job at creating a "crafty" amber lager. My only regret was drinking this too slowly. In order to maintain the crisp hoppiness and keep the malt sweetness in check, this should be both served and consumed very cold.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2013 12:14:04 | More by Damian
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3.16/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 02:56:42 | More by FickleBeast
Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 876 ratings.