1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Third Shift Amber Lager - Coors Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Third Shift Amber LagerThird Shift Amber Lager

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
70
okay

876 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 876
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 17.88%
Wants: 6
Gots: 53 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Third Shift Amber Lager Alström Bros
Ratings: 876 | Reviews: 164 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Pegasus
Pegasus

Texas

3.34/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Crystal-clear copper-colored body with a massive summit of coarse, persistent off-white foam. Sticky Belgian-like lacing adorns the glass walls. The carbonation is sparse and minute, drifting lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Features caramel and toasted dark bread aromas, as well as some very mild herbal hops.

Taste: Opens with toasted malt and some nutty flavors, as the taste progresses, it takes on a mineral characteristic, as well as some charred flavors. Finishes with the burnt flavors, and some fairly earthy hops, which seem to linger on and on well past the end of the taste.

Mouth feel: Smooth, fairly full, with a slight sting of carbonation, and a sensation of hard water.

Drinkability/notes: Not bad really, its not likely to be a favorite of mine, but would do in a pinch.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 23:47:22 | More by Pegasus
Photo of Johnnyv310
Johnnyv310

New York

3/5  rDev -0.7%

05-29-2013 20:20:18 | More by Johnnyv310
Photo of Tone
Tone

Missouri

2.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, amber color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, sugar, slight hops, and adjunct. Fits the style of a Vienna Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of adjunct, sweet malt, slight pale malt, and a hint of hops. Overall, except for the adjunct, this is a decent brew, alas the adjunct undermines the body and aroma.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 15:53:22 | More by Tone
Photo of stampfler07
stampfler07

Colorado

1.75/5  rDev -42.1%

05-28-2013 01:57:22 | More by stampfler07
Photo of TheManiacalOne
TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.73/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains caramelized malts, tea and touches of fruit and hops.

T: The taste starts out with mildly sweet flavors of caramel, tea and honey. Then some breadiness comes in from lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is mild but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent sessionable beer but there are other beers in the style that I would choose first.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 13:06:14 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of Riverared
Riverared

Alabama

3/5  rDev -0.7%

05-27-2013 03:46:08 | More by Riverared
Photo of rgille2
rgille2

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

05-26-2013 17:38:33 | More by rgille2
Photo of LPJones
LPJones

New York

3/5  rDev -0.7%

05-26-2013 17:33:34 | More by LPJones
Photo of rmtaggart
rmtaggart

North Dakota

3/5  rDev -0.7%

05-26-2013 17:01:41 | More by rmtaggart
Photo of Birdlegs
Birdlegs

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

05-26-2013 09:37:52 | More by Birdlegs
Photo of Wrigfen
Wrigfen

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-26-2013 01:36:59 | More by Wrigfen
Photo of Handy50322
Handy50322

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

05-25-2013 23:44:57 | More by Handy50322
Photo of KYGunner
KYGunner

Kentucky

3.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Despite what you've heard this is not an amber anything. The color was quite orange with a thin fleeting head.

Quite weak but interesting enough, I caught burnt malt red ale like like qualities in the aroma. Slight caramel malt richness and a little burn makes it interesting enough.

The taste reminds me of Budweiser Black Crown, which is an amber lager, I believe. Somewhat malty with a little red ale tinge, it's very smooth and easy with no harsh adjunct flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 22:11:57 | More by KYGunner
Photo of laramis
laramis

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -0.7%

05-25-2013 21:34:25 | More by laramis
Photo of Wservati
Wservati

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

05-25-2013 17:30:13 | More by Wservati
Photo of Cris4545
Cris4545

Indiana

2/5  rDev -33.8%

05-25-2013 13:26:53 | More by Cris4545
Photo of MadWolf
MadWolf

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

05-24-2013 20:01:56 | More by MadWolf
Photo of mcewesr
mcewesr

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

05-24-2013 16:59:11 | More by mcewesr
Photo of ColSanders123
ColSanders123

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

05-24-2013 04:48:40 | More by ColSanders123
Photo of mjurney
mjurney

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Golden-amber color, clear. Lots of carbonation rising up. Thick frothy head.

Aroma:
Faint. Sweet malts, bready, a little caramel.

Taste:
Sweet malts, bready, slight toasted and caramel. Bitterness is mild. Finish is dry, crisp. Body is light, crisp, refreshing, medium carbonation.

Overall:
It's a good beer, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 07:18:10 | More by mjurney
Photo of Hallertau
Hallertau

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -0.7%

05-23-2013 02:24:11 | More by Hallertau
Photo of JC333
JC333

New York

3/5  rDev -0.7%

05-23-2013 02:19:05 | More by JC333
Photo of cet128
cet128

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

05-22-2013 17:31:48 | More by cet128
Photo of BryantForestry
BryantForestry

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-22-2013 00:58:27 | More by BryantForestry
Photo of mralphabet
mralphabet

Virginia

3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams Perfect pint glass

A: Clear golden color with a good 2 fingers worth of head that disappears about as quickly as it appeared, with no lacing.

S: Sweet malts with just a small hint of hops, not much else.

T: First thing I'm getting is the sweet toasted malt, then pretty much the same at the end.

M: Medium carbonation, a little thin and dry in the finish.

O: Not a bad beer, pretty easy to drink and not a bad ABV, just not exciting enough to make it a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 00:08:02 | More by mralphabet
Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 876 ratings.