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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: 9
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
Photo of Caveworm
3.71/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company is the second "plain ol' lager" I've experienced in the craft realm. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this brew is a rich amber. Mild carbonation&a white head that goes away quickly.

Smell is okay, nothing really there.

The initial taste for me was biscuits&malt with a caramel ,or perhaps even butterscotch. Very smooth&clean. I'm diggin this brew! Even though its a modest 5.2 abv, its a creeper. So don't let the smoothness get to your head like it did mine haha.

Mouthfeel is a little better , it compliments the taste hand in hand. Great job with this!

A triumphant 4 is earned ,in my opinion. I loved the roasted malt taste without unwanted sweetness. I will certainly buy this brew again. It's a great all-occasion, any day of the week type of brew. I'm willing to bet it makes KILLER brats too!!

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

Photo of marzenfannm
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good for an inexpensive casual drink. I would buy and drink it again ...:::..:,,... via Beer Buddy for iPhone

[I am copying these notes over from RateBeer ... it does not require as long of review. I tasted this some time ago so I can't add anything.]

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.43/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Crystal clear copper in color with some yellow at the edges. Some thin lacing, average to minimal head retention and volume. Nice tiny bubbles.

Nose: Metallic and simple. Slight lemon. A little musty/dusty.

Taste: Dry and crispy at first which mellows well into sweet maltiness. Some crushed aspirin at the end.

Photo of Ohiolager
2.33/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Third shift 6pk bottles $6.99(OH)

I grabbed this because it was cheap and it claimed to an award winner. (like all of you curiosity)

12 oz brown bottle poured into pint glass. no freshest by date, however a yellow date is printed on the neck and rubs off very easy.

pours a light amber. lighter than i expected for an award winner. doesn't leave much head or lacing unless you put some air between the bottle and your glass. even then lots of head not much lacing. (too light bodied maybe)

the smell is fairly weak. i smell some corn, maybe some malted hops. i really don't smell much.

again i don't really taste much. it don't taste bad but it don't have much going on either. at first it tastes a little malty then a tiny touch of hops on the finish.

i would have to agree the mouth feel is the best part of this beer. it feels OK. its light bodied but not watery. the carbonation is good. i wish they put as much attention into the entire brew, not just the mouth feel.

overall i would consider this an american red/amber lager, not a Vienna lager. it looks o.k. it has no smell. it tastes adjunctant. mouth feel is best. but most of all where are the noble hops? i don't know what Coors master brewers were thinking, at least blue moon was pretty good.

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Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
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