Third Shift Amber Lager - Coors Brewing Company
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Reviews by barczar:
2.86/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Pours a brilliant amber copper with a foamy one inch cream head that quickly dissipates, leaving spotty lacing.
Corn and fruity , lightly roasted malt accompany floral hops to form the aroma.
Flavor is grainy and somewhat vegetal. There's a nice toasted breadcrust and caramel malt backbone, which is accentuated by floral hops and specialty malt fruitiness, leading into a slightly dry finish. There's a metallic tang that surfaces eventually.
Body is moderate to light, with carbonation a touch on the high side.
Pretty standard flavors for a cheap amber, but that vegetal note is offputting.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2013 01:08:45 | More by barczar
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3.04/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Deep and clear, this brew might just be short of amber in color. The head rises to almost 2 fingers without the staying power to hold it up, though it does hold up a solid half-finger for a good while. Lace is left on the glass mostly in spotty arrangement with some patches.
Maybe it's my imagination, but I'm getting a whiff of something like cereal grains. There is a toastiness to the aroma that works nicely, and a dose of grassiness. It has the grainy sweetness some adjuncts do, but to less of an extent. It isn't strong, by any means, but could easily be weaker.
About the same could be said for the flavor. It isn't heinously thin but leans that way as the sweetness and grains start it off. The toast, including breads crusts, and grass do carry through. A bit of caramel and some leaf add something to a generally pedestrian offering.
Sweet up front, it goes drier into the middle and ends up with a grainy finish that falls away from clean. It's thinner than some but essentially achieves a light-medium body with a supporting crispness, though smoothness is lost to a point.
Aside from a pretty good look, this is what I would point to as average in every way.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2014 21:08:54 | More by Brenden
Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 751 ratings.