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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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3.25/5  rDev +8%

jbierling, Jul 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

BlackBeerDown, Jul 03, 2013
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2/5  rDev -33.6%

Caj1, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of Hulk_Beer
3.25/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

dasunder, Jun 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

chriswbrad, Jun 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

anaids, Jun 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

jimbodude5, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of BigBrewStu
2.59/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer reminded me of a 40 ouncer of malt liqour. Not tasty. Not enjoyable. I thought it was a craft beer--misleading gold medal award winner on the label--but it is definitely not. It tastes kind of metallic, and has a bad after taste. Drink at your own risk.

BigBrewStu, Jun 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

sajaffe1, Jun 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

Bix, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of BierStein711
3.03/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Wow, this brew is a lot like Heineken, meek in flavor and without boldness

Two finger fast reducing head

Smells of beechwood and grain

Taste: smoky, with a sweet malt finish

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery

Overall, this was a decent job by Coors! Yet, this is not going to be a frequent flyer in my refrigerator. Quite frankly, I'd have this over a PBR, Bud, or Miller Lite.

BierStein711, Jun 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

erialbill, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of AmishLightning
3.66/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I was quite surprised by this one. Even though the smell gave the expectation of a singular type beer; hit had quite the variety flavor. The hops was an appropriate amount while the a hue of sweetness prevailed at the tail end of each drink. I drank half and used the other half to cook into some burgers. As irrelevant as it may be, the beer added a poppy bitterness to the meat once cooked. Overall, I am impressed that a macrobrew made a good a beer as they did. Congrats to Coors for this one.

AmishLightning, Jun 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

mckowned, Jun 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

RCLOHR267, Jun 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +41.2%

MikeyC37, Jun 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Danimal1101, Jun 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

Segelstrom, Jun 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

trevorpost, Jun 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

rolltide8425, Jun 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -33.6%

pintofparadise, Jun 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

jburd19, Jun 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

bushwack, Jun 23, 2013
Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 998 ratings.