Third Shift Amber Lager - Coors Brewing Company

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Third Shift Amber LagerThird Shift Amber Lager

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BA SCORE
70
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1,084 Ratings
THE BROS
73
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Ratings: 1,084
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 18.27%
Wants: 8
Gots: 148 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by carlborch:
Photo of carlborch
2.34/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured a brilliant amber-copper hue, producing a 1/4 inch cream-colored head that dissipated quickly. Some malt in the nose - not much hops. Grassy notes? Medium body. Light to moderate carbonation. Sweet malty palate. Short. Fresh. Crisp. Easy to drink. Not a cerebral beer. Lacing does form. It is an OK beer, but not good value considering the quality that exists at this price point.

More User Reviews:
Photo of mojohawk21
1.72/5  rDev -42.9%

Photo of Turbo
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of MadScientist
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.

Photo of tbryan5
3.25/5  rDev +8%

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.

Photo of markallmon
4.5/5  rDev +49.5%

Photo of jonny1138
3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of danthehopslamman
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.25/5  rDev +8%

Photo of chip26
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of dgfool
1.75/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of SAxDRC5
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.

Photo of Doomcifer
2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of Jason
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.

Photo of Billolick
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...

Photo of tigg924
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.

Photo of Andrew_Rios122
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of IrishGreen
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of JC333
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Cavanaghty
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.

Photo of admarsol
3.52/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of ccurrid
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Milkysunshine
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of PZUCKER
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.

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Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,084 ratings.