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Third Shift Amber Lager - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
70
okay

969 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 969
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 17.94%
Wants: 8
Gots: 83 | 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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MadScientist

New York

3.39/5  rDev +12.6%

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.

11-20-2013 02:09:04 | More by MadScientist
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +8%

11-17-2013 16:48:11 | More by Bandi
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metter98

New York

3.05/5  rDev +1.3%

A: The beer is clear amber yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with finger high light beige head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface along with some lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of toasted malts and bits of sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes less maltier and a little watered down when compared to other beers in the style, but is easy to drink and doesn't have any "off" flavors.

11-17-2013 16:41:43 | More by metter98
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digitalflood

New York

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-17-2013 03:38:34 | More by digitalflood
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3/5  rDev -0.3%

11-16-2013 23:37:22 | More by KeyWestGator
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V3XX069

Kansas

3/5  rDev -0.3%

11-16-2013 05:48:41 | More by V3XX069
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utvol

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

11-16-2013 04:32:20 | More by utvol
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Flathead_Monster

Montana

3/5  rDev -0.3%

11-15-2013 03:27:45 | More by Flathead_Monster
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jaydoc

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

11-13-2013 01:34:55 | More by jaydoc
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bwhite105

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

11-12-2013 16:59:33 | More by bwhite105
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Botulizard

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +8%

11-12-2013 03:02:13 | More by Botulizard
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BeerMeister8

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

11-12-2013 02:16:39 | More by BeerMeister8
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yrud12b

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -0.3%

11-12-2013 01:28:55 | More by yrud12b
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sobbysoprano

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

11-10-2013 16:10:19 | More by sobbysoprano
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LJWalker

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

11-09-2013 18:55:12 | More by LJWalker
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MichaelProcton

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-08-2013 01:33:21 | More by MichaelProcton
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deadliest

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-07-2013 18:50:23 | More by deadliest
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.85/5  rDev -5.3%

Best by 12/16/13.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sweet malt, grain, and slight grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, biscuit, and metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer that tastes pretty decent but the metallic aspect detracts from things.

11-07-2013 03:56:20 | More by UCLABrewN84
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SteadySippin

Arizona

2.98/5  rDev -1%

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.

11-06-2013 03:39:31 | More by SteadySippin
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

11-05-2013 19:43:09 | More by iL0VEbeer
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rjsweet

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-05-2013 03:44:20 | More by rjsweet
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TheBrouMaster

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -0.3%

11-04-2013 19:20:20 | More by TheBrouMaster
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USAF77

Illinois

3.99/5  rDev +32.6%

This is a very good Lager. Im not going into details, just leave it to say that the positive things drinkers are saying about it I would say only with a higher rating. This Lager delivers.

Even better its often on sale. Its officially my "sale Lager". Its a great lager with food.

11-03-2013 17:58:29 | More by USAF77
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Talbott92

North Carolina

3.11/5  rDev +3.3%

I figured it to be on the same level as blue moon so I wasn't dissapointed.

It's very drinkable, kind of like a watery boston lager except significantly less bitter. It's a little thick on the tongue, but hey a very drinkable and fairly decent beer from coors. I wouldn't trade my Sam Adams for it but I could definitely drink it again.

11-01-2013 23:54:55 | More by Talbott92
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Shakydog68

New York

3/5  rDev -0.3%

11-01-2013 22:59:12 | More by Shakydog68
Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 969 ratings.