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Third Shift Amber Lager - Coors Brewing Company

Third Shift Amber LagerThird Shift Amber Lager

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782 Ratings
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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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Darkmagus82

Virginia

2.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance- The beer pours a nice amber-orange color with a big white billowy head. The head has great retention, slowly fading over time to leave a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is of cereal and grain with some aromas of caramel sweetness. Mixed with these aromas are some notes of a citrus and herbal hop providing a nice balance for the maltier smells.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter caramel and bready flavor up front. Some notes of a citrus hop then come to the tongue as well as a slightly corny and metallic flavor. The off metallic flavor is well hidden by more citrus hop, bready, and caramel flavors as well as by a light earthy hop taste that comes to the tongue more toward the end. While hidden, the metallic flavor is still detected and in the end one is left with a somewhat lightly hopped malt liquor like taste to be left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel -The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner to average side in terms of its creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is average to possibly just above average. Both the carbonation and body suit the blend of caramel, bready, and light hop tastes well with both also making for a quite drinkable brew.

Overall – While a step above many, alas it is just a slightly hoped version of more standard American adjunct lagers.

Serving type: can

02-26-2013 02:05:54 | More by Darkmagus82
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McBraniel

Virginia

3/5  rDev -0.7%

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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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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

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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

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +49%

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Pennsylvania

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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

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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

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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.