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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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922 Ratings

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Ratings: 922
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 7
Gots: 65 | 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)
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3.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Third Shift is a fairly good attempt at an amber lager by a macro purveyor.

A: moderate carbonation and nice 1 finger head. dark amber color as expected. Thin disk of suds on top.

S: Neutral. Some toffee and bready maltiness and not much yeast or hops. Minor noble hop-like smells.

T: Nice, smooth amber lager. Nothing too offensive. Malty toffee and caramel are coming through, the yeast is neutral and hops are mild.

M: mildly creamy, on the lighter side of things.

O: Not a bad attempt at a vienna, but it is more an amber. It's doesn't have enough hops as vienna should be. Very drinkable and not bad. I will be getting a full case of this to experiment further.

Serving type: growler

10-12-2013 22:27:53 | More by Scrapss
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South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

10-12-2013 19:09:18 | More by jonothehut
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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

10-11-2013 00:43:50 | More by TxMdScotty298
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

10-08-2013 23:13:28 | More by branham1989
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3.46/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass. This beer annoyingly foamed up all over the place upon opening, despite proper chilling.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a haze-free body and a surprisingly light effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam. A bit light for a Vienna lager, but not bad.

Smell: lightly bready malt aroma with minimal hop character. Not terribly complex, but pretty competent for the style.

Taste: bready, caramelly malt with a very light noble hop character and a minimal bitterness. A bit on the sweet side, but actually not a bad Vienna; it reminds me a lot of Mexican beer.

Mouthfeel: light body with a light effervescence. Reasonable for the style.

Overall: thirst-quenching and flavorful. Even if it is Coors, it's not a bad product.

Serving type: can

10-08-2013 00:19:24 | More by flagmantho
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

10-07-2013 14:20:49 | More by Donger69
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South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

10-06-2013 19:49:18 | More by Damian74Shensky
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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

10-06-2013 17:05:15 | More by ROGUE16
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

10-06-2013 01:04:43 | More by Turbo
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2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

10-05-2013 17:10:14 | More by rtrasr
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

10-05-2013 17:06:03 | More by Dammer-licht
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3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

10-05-2013 00:27:34 | More by soxandbeer
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

10-04-2013 21:45:47 | More by Codyward_
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2/5  rDev -33.8%

10-03-2013 03:20:30 | More by Wsherry1
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2/5  rDev -33.8%

10-02-2013 19:53:22 | More by Beerriver
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3.34/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter

A: Clear amber with an off white one-finger head that stays.

S: Malt city. Caramel dominates this malt dance.

T: Smooth, sweet, malty, sessionable. Surprisingly good.

M: Medium with light to medium carbonation.

O: Better than I expected after all the advertising. A decent brew that friends can share around the barbecue pit, pretending they have a rare craft beer and feeling better about themselves.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 14:08:10 | More by brewskifan55
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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-01-2013 23:41:20 | More by Roguer
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3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Forget about “pine this”, and “citrus that”. This beer has just one massive, huge flavor characteristic: malt. Super, ultra, ultra, ultra malt flavor. Burnt malt, in fact. That’s all you taste. Heavy, heavy, overwhelming burnt malt flavor. It tastes a lot like the old Augsburger.

If that’s what you like, then this one’ll give you joy in spades. If you don’t, I’d avoid it. Incidentally, you can bet that if the Coors name weren’t associated with this beer, the rankings would automatically be at least a whole point higher - just like that.

I've given Third Shift a 3.0 rating as a good example of the ultra-malty beer style [actually, it's closer to an ale]. But, it's not to my taste. I really don't like heavy, malty beers or ales. But, if you do, then this one should please you. Just pretend it's brewed by the Insane Poison Stoner Brewery, and you'll get past any biases you may be harboring.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 22:07:22 | More by MikeP
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3.98/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty, well balanced beer with good hops and malt flavor. Mouthfeel is pretty good, very drinkable. Overall, very good for a "mass-market craft beer", a clear step above a macro brew. Good value and worth drinking if you are a fan of malty beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 02:45:15 | More by SanWrencho
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

09-27-2013 23:59:12 | More by BeerOps
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South Carolina

2.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 oz can , $1 at Krogers, served in a pint glass.

Pours clear amber with lots of visible carbonation and a large head that soon reduces to a durable top coat.

Aroma: Grassy/earthy hops with a metallic edge over some bready malts. Not bad but not appealing. The flavor is better. Mildly bitter.
Feel: initially over carbonated, this soon burns off leaving a decent feel with a medium-light body.

O: thirst-quenching lawnmower beer,

Serving type: can

09-27-2013 20:56:14 | More by chinchill
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

09-27-2013 18:47:47 | More by judocricket
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

09-26-2013 02:27:33 | More by Bustersuess
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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

09-25-2013 15:57:38 | More by jrimmey
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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

09-23-2013 02:29:48 | More by JohnBender
Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 922 ratings.