Third Shift Amber Lager - Coors Brewing Company

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Third Shift Amber LagerThird Shift Amber Lager

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1,083 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,083
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 18.27%
Wants: 8
Gots: 147 | 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:
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(Beer added by: gtermi on 12-05-2012)
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Photo of Brenden
3.04/5  rDev +1%
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.

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1.75/5  rDev -41.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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2/5  rDev -33.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Billolick
3.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

16 ounce can.

Cloudy and dull lighter apricot. Supports a frothy off white head and leaves ample thicker bands of lacing.

Some malt on the nose and a whiff of some metallic nastiness.

Meh, middle of the road amber...more dull maltyness, more off putting metal and plastic notes..just not really doing it for me. C'mon coors, if you are going to try to get part of the craft beer pie...make a true, tasty craft kinda tasting beer...

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

Photo of RyanPoff
2.53/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Grabbed a 16 oz, 4 pack of this for the drink. $4.69. At least the price is right.

A: Poured a little into a pint stein. Creamy white head, amber body. Decent, not exceptional, not bad.

S: Little to nothing. Some light malts, faded corn. There was nothing offensive, just nothing there.

T: Again, not a whole lot. Some light, bready malts, no really detectable hops. No offensive tastes, just a whole lot of nothing.

M: Nice, creamy, slightly heavy mouthfeel. Well-carbonated. The most redeeming feature of the beer.

I can drink this - it's not a "good" beer, but it's cheap and the price is right. It's better than other cheap swill in this range like Old Milwaukee, Natty, and Keystone.

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -41.9%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of horsebreath
2.13/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Curiosity takes over. Decent looking label, cheap price, go figure.
Very weak aromas and the ones that do come true are not pleasant. Alcohol, wet dog.
Flavor is weak, in fact the only flavor coming through is unpleasant one-dimensional bitterness and grain alcohol.
Mouthfeel- better than watery beers.

Again, wet dog.

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of kcrosson492
2.6/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I grabbed Third Shift out of curiosity (don't we all do that). The packaging and labels are great. Really has a good lager feel aesthetically.

A-Lighter than I expected for an Amber Lager but the appearance is decent at best.

S-There is a negative lack of smell and not what I expected.

T-The taste is decent with a slight hoppy taste (and I mean slight).

M-It has a decent feel on the mouth but nothing to write home about.

O-I would not buy this beer again and was let down a bit but judge the beer by its cover.

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.25/5  rDev +8%

Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
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