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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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993 Ratings

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Ratings: 993
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 18.27%
Wants: 10
Gots: 95 | 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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2.88/5  rDev -4.3%

Pours a clean pale orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, a caramel malt and a small hop presence. In the taste, a small hop bite, and a small caramel roast. A small hop bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry roast and small hop in the aftertaste. A step above swill, ugh...

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

kristougher, Jul 07, 2013
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2.63/5  rDev -12.6%

This is a buzz beer. 5.3% alcohol gives it more of an IPA taste, except it lacks the jacked up hop taste of said beers. Its more tart ( i have discovered that comes from the malt factor) than bitter. Looks are amber well enough but does not have the full body taste of a true lager. Really more sweet and sour like a wheat.Just sort of green. I am not a fan of wheat at all. But with all the let down it is drinkable. But do not take my word for try it yourself. Bottoms up!

chuckwagonrocks, Jul 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -33.6%

lostgrrl666, Jul 07, 2013
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1.74/5  rDev -42.2%

A. It is extremely clear...crystal. It has a light brown color, with some bubbles coming up in the middle, with a limited head and no lacing.

S. Has a strong malt scent.

T/M. It is very malty, but there isn't much else there. There's some caramel sweetness. It is tart. It is too malty.

O. This is just a horrible taste. So much of a macro taste with an attempt to give it a malty ale taste. Just pure crap.

Amalak, Jul 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

Single 12 oz bottle from a store. Coors, really? Wow. They sure fooled me with the rough paper label and "gold medal winning" claims. One should really do research on these things before making assumptions on a company's honesty. Exactly like Bud's Shock Top brand.

Ap- Pours with minimal head using proper pouring. Nice light brown, caramel copper color on this, but the bubblies give away the fact that it's a lager. I got pretty good lacing on the sides.

Sm- The sweet malts and bread. I got lots of bread and wheat.

Ta- A slight grain or husk flavor, the malt and sweetness up front with a backwash of some hop balance. Some type of candied molasses sweetness, like caramel or butterscotch.

Mf- Trademark Lager Light. Watery thin.

I enjoyed this beer. Apparently I need to have more amber lagers, because this is being labeled "average". If that's true, I'm excited for what the future holds for my amber lager experience.

Note: I had a plain old lager from a legitimate craft brewer the other day and I must say the quality there was higher. It's obvious this is a product of a macro. That's a shame.

Hulk_Beer, Jul 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

vtn, Jun 30, 2013
Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 993 ratings.