Third Shift Amber Lager - Coors Brewing Company
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Reviews by dowen17:
2.34/5 rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
Appearance - Pours a clear orange-ish color with a one finger head after a hard pour. Head retention is little to none with a small amount of bubbles rising from the etching. Very little lacing but there is some.
Smell - Smells cheap and pretty puky. Which is what could be expected from Coors. Has a very slight apple-y sweetness when inhaled. The hops come through after.
Taste - There is a slight sweetness when the beer first hits your tongue. As it progresses the taste of corn overcomes everything else. Tastes kind of like someone threw up in your beer.
Mouthfeel - Slightly sticky/carbonated.
I initially rated this beer as okay but after going back and REALLY paying attention to this beer it's not all that great. Or even good. It's barely drinkable and smells like they brewed it with vomit.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2013 00:33:02 | More by dowen17
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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.