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Third Shift Amber Lager | Coors Brewing Company

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71
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Reviews:
196
Ratings:
1,217
Avg:
3.06
pDev:
45.75%
 
 
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Third Shift Amber LagerThird Shift Amber Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by gtermi on 12-05-2012

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Reviews: 196 | Ratings: 1,217
Reviews by Damian:
Photo of Damian
3.46/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

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Photo of RobertDBrase
3.7/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look is solid caramel copper color with huge amounts of streaming carbonation. Very nice two fingers of fluffy of white head. And by the way the bottle art looks great as well.

Smell is barley, bread and biscuits.

Taste is malty with a hint of sweetness.

The mouth feel is slightly over the light and walking into the medium mouth feel territory. The finish feels a bit wet with a sweet snap at the end of the swallow.

I find this to be a very nice offering from the Coors Brewing Company. It does seem a bit on the bland side yet I also think it works well. What it works well with? I look forward to exploring a few more to find out.

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Photo of Gote
3.09/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of mojohawk21
1.72/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of Turbo
3/5  rDev -2%

Photo of MadScientist
3.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A light copper color with excellent clarity and a persistent white head. The head settles to a thin film and a ring of bubbles but never goes away.

S: A medium aroma of spicy and earthy hops with a moderate toasty malt aroma.

T: The taste matches the nose with a medium-low earthy and spice hops flavor a medium hops bitterness and a medium-low malt sweetness giving it a moderately bitter balance. The malt has a nice Vienna malt toastiness to it. the finish is off-dry with a quick aftertaste of hops.

M: A creamy medium bodied beer with a medium-strong level of carbonation.

O: An good example of my favorite lager styles with good hops and malt character.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of SteadySippin
2.98/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle to chilled glass.

Appearance - Pours nicely from the bottle, though this beer isn't as 'ambery' as I expected. It is more of a light brown to golden colored beer. One and a half finger head after pouring, soon after there is just a thin white head. Nice lacing around the glass.

Smell - Like some of the other reviewers, all I really pick up is malt. Maybe some light caramel hints but it is negligible.

Taste - Tastes just like it smells. Malty. This beer reminds me of Oak Creek Amber but more carbonated. The carbonation lightly pricks the tongue and goes down pretty smoothly. Slightly dry finish with a caramel and malt flavor that lingers on the whole palate. There isn't a whole lot going on here other than malt and caramel, its kind of sweet on the finish. Its not as watery as I thought it was going to be but it is a very drinkable amber lager.

Mouth - Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Slight bitter finish and dry. Not much going on with the mouthfeel.

Overall - I'll drink this one, but I'd likely skip over it next time. It isn't a bad beer, but theres nothing that really makes me want more and more. If you like malty beers than you might pick this one up.

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Photo of Herze
3.16/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of markallmon
4.5/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of jonny1138
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of danthehopslamman
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of chip26
3/5  rDev -2%

Photo of dgfool
1.75/5  rDev -42.8%

Photo of SAxDRC5
2.87/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: clear amber color. small head that disappears almost immediately. no lacing.

S: corny malts. almost a sweet smell. hint of hops

T: the beginning is sweet and malty. toasted corn. the finish has some dirty hop flavor.

M: medium carbonation. thin and watery.

O: very easy to drink. better than most macro beers and the same price.

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Photo of Doomcifer
2.25/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Jason
3.2/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

16oz tallboy can, freshness date on the bottom of the can.

Golden amber hue, clear and very bubbly. Two fingers of head hold steady for a while. Very light aroma of cooked cereal and bread crust, clean. Deep crispness, kiss of sweetness upfront. Grainy with faint caramel, some hop bitterness ...enough to balance but flavor is nearly non-existent. Cooked veggies, fresh hay and animal feed on the palate. Drying grainy finish.

Not half bad ... just a plain amber lager. Lots of faux marketing thrown at this. Not sure of their intention but seems the idea was a hesitant pull of a trigger. Not really worth the time IMO.

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Photo of Billolick
3.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

16 ounce can.

Cloudy and dull lighter apricot. Supports a frothy off white head and leaves ample thicker bands of lacing.

Some malt on the nose and a whiff of some metallic nastiness.

Meh, middle of the road amber...more dull maltyness, more off putting metal and plastic notes..just not really doing it for me. C'mon coors, if you are going to try to get part of the craft beer pie...make a true, tasty craft kinda tasting beer...

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Photo of tigg924
2.88/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: light amber/gold in color, 1/4 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: light toasted malt

Taste: toasted malt and caramel

Mouthfeel: light bodied-watery, moderate carbonation, sweet

Overall: Average to below average for the style. Like a watered down version of a decent Vienna lager. Not so bad that I would pass this up at a party, but I would be searching the coolers for anything else available.

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2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.18/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served on tap in a frosted pint glass.

Appearance: Slightly darker amber color with a thin white head.

Smell: Mild hops, sugars and grains.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light to medium bodied. Taste was mild hops and grains.

Overall: Decent brew but nothing special. It was good good with my burger I had, easy to drink.

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Photo of admarsol
3.52/5  rDev +15%

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Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.