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Third Shift Amber Lager - Coors Brewing Company

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Third Shift Amber LagerThird Shift Amber Lager

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1,069 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,069
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 18.27%
Wants: 9
Gots: 137 | FT: 0
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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3.25/5  rDev +8%

Kahlerbock, Jan 18, 2013
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Turbo, Oct 06, 2013
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3.39/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

MadScientist, Nov 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

tbryan5, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of SteadySippin
2.98/5  rDev -1%
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.

SteadySippin, Nov 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +49.5%

markallmon, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

jonny1138, Jun 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

danthehopslamman, Aug 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

BeerDreadz, Sep 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

chip26, Jul 14, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -41.9%

dgfool, Sep 13, 2013
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2.88/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

SAxDRC5, Mar 26, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

Doomcifer, Jul 27, 2014
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3.19/5  rDev +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.

Jason, Apr 21, 2013
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3.18/5  rDev +5.6%
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...

Billolick, Feb 20, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

tigg924, May 30, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Andrew_Rios122, Jul 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

IrishGreen, Aug 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

JC333, May 23, 2013
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3.19/5  rDev +6%
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.

Cavanaghty, Oct 25, 2013
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3.52/5  rDev +16.9%

admarsol, Nov 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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Milkysunshine, Apr 22, 2013
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2.36/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A dark amber beer usually a good sign of rich taste in amber beers, Unfortunately not so in this case only a strong bitter after taste. A thick foam head produced when poured into frosted mug The label claims it is a gold medal award winner it definitely does live up to that promise.

PZUCKER, Sep 13, 2013
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Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,069 ratings.