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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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1,124 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,124
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 18.27%
Wants: 8
Gots: 188 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: gtermi on 12-05-2012

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Ratings: 1,124 | Reviews: 183
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2.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Bottle served into Tennant's pint glass.

A - Thick white head. Good retention leaving no lacing. Dark lager colour.

S - Malt, lager yeast

T - extremely malty, with a small touch of bitter hop

M - very smooth, little to no carbonation.

I didn't realise this was made by coors when I bought it on holiday in America. It's a shame as I could've brought something else back. Unfortunately it just tastes the same as coors light with a slightly more bitter backbone. Maybe I'm bias as it took up a space in my suitcase something else could've, but it's an experience and at least I know for next time.

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3.51/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid beer! The appearance was the first thing that stood out to me, I drank it from an imperial pint glass that really made the carbonation look cool coming up the side and gliding off the ridge. There's some really cool amber notes in there and it's very drinkable. The mouthfeel is really really nice, carbonated but still smooth. Definitely found a new fridge staple.

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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.03/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours out of the twist off bottle a straight up amber colour accompanied by a thin light tan head with some retention and a little bit of lacing. smell of some strained caramel malts, a bit of adjunct and just a dice of herbal hoppiness. the taste profile is more of the same...sweet caramel malt and adjunct flavours dominate with a discernible herbal hop note that does little to offset the quasi-syrupy sweetness. light bodied. semi-crisp mouthfeel. ok drinkability. nothing offensive or off.

overall, a run of the mill amber lager. there is little to suggest that this resembles a vienna lager in any way. a beer for the masses. luckily i scored two cases of this, still fresh, for under $20. not really recommended, but i suppose it has it place.

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2.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm drinking this as we speak from a bottle. The mouthfeel is pretty good. The taste is average. Not a drain pour, but not the best either. It really doesn't have a smell. Overall, it's an okay beer, but I don't see myself buying a six pack anytime in the near future.

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2.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Pours a 2”+ off white head that recedes slowly with decent lacing. Color is (obviously) amber and clear with a healthy amount of carbonation
Aroma: fairly mild, caramel, lightly roasted malt, and clean water
Mouthfeel: body is mostly light and a little fluffy, like an ale. Finish is clean and refreshing.
Flavor: this is a bready malt which flows through from start to finish (somewhat like toasted wheat bread), there is sweet caramel in the beginning and middle of the taste, and a mild hop bitterness in the finish.
Overall: A very fine and drinkable beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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2.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It is a darker, amber color. The scent isn't very strong, but is earthy with a malty scent. It tastes malty and oaky. Slight hops and slight sweetness as well. Has a simple finish with a hint aftertaste of the earthiness. Overall an average amber lager.

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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.

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3.64/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

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Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
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