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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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998 Ratings

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Ratings: 998
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 18.27%
Wants: 10
Gots: 99 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -50.2%

Dmkaz, Jul 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

ahommell, Jul 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Eaglefan344, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint.

A: Amber hue. Plenty of effervescence clings to the sides of the glass, and rises throughout. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Settles fairly quickly, but not completely. Slight spotty lacing quickly retreats into the body of the brew.

S: Roasted malt, oak, clove, and molasses.

T: Peaty roasted malt, a little savory spice, bitter pecan shell, and a hint of brown sugar and molasses.

M: Hearty and malty. Something of a syrupy feel. Bitter finish.

D: Not quite a session brew... a little heartiness with result into a bit of a savoring experience.

Atmosphere is decent. Lots of effervescence, slight head, slight lacing. Nose is roasty with wood, spice, and sweet notes. Peaty and roasty malt flavor, accentuated with a little savory spice, bitterness, and a very slight sweet balance. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

bmwats, Jul 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

nitter, Jul 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

OgreSanchez, Jul 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

RobinLee, Jul 27, 2013
3/5  rDev -0.3%

SHAKZULA, Jul 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Drasherweizen, Jul 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

x7Dan, Jul 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

HowlingTurkey, Jul 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

JohnTurano, Jul 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

mfigueroa713, Jul 23, 2013
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1/5  rDev -66.8%

Taz_Michael, Jul 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

GABrew, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

Bill_Murray, Jul 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

cwblack1212, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
2.68/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: A good orange-brown hue, clear, with determined streams of bubbles. Moderate light brown head disappears quickly but leaves a bit of lacing on the glass.

S: Not much. Typical Coors fare; weak barley/wheat.

T: Not pleasant. Normal flavors for this variety/maker of beer (barley, corn, some alcohol despite being only 5.3%), but somehow... rougher. More abrasive to my palate. I try not to breathe too much on each sip lest I screw up my face as if taking a shot of Hennessy. I'd much prefer the more flavorless Coors to this.

M: Low viscosity, high carbonation, course. Decent at best.

O: I was hoping for a beefed-up Coors, but what I got was its ugly cousin. Everything was in order for the easy-sipping summer night beer that I wanted except for arguably the most important factor, the taste. Reminiscent of what third-shifters might use to lubricate or clean their machines. Granted, the harshness alleviated somewhat upon the third and forth tastings, but I'm left with an aversion to drinking it. You might get more judgmental stares for buying the more-noticeable flagship MBC beers, but once you get over them you won't have missed anything for skipping this one.

1000lbgrizzly, Jul 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

spedprof, Jul 21, 2013
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1.6/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

bought this on a whim,,,( it being cheep),lol. not what i expected given the hype about it. it has a nice color, not much head or laceing. like others here have siad the corn taste overpowers the hops. not one i would buy again but worth trying it all the same. i may have under rated it,, however to my palet it is swill.

mardo63, Jul 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Boverhof3, Jul 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Schlafly33, Jul 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

drinkAK, Jul 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

kevgod, Jul 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Quafftastic, Jul 18, 2013
Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 998 ratings.