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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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BA SCORE
70
okay

879 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 879
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)
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Stalgondo

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

04-28-2013 09:52:56 | More by Stalgondo
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BTFU

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

04-28-2013 05:27:05 | More by BTFU
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HalfFull

California

3.03/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Twist off bottle poured into a pint glass, the Third Shift pours a clear golden with a half inch of foam and very light carbonation in the liquid. Moderate retention as a result.

Aroma is clean and grainy with a light hint of vienna malt character and a faint touch of hops. Warming does expand the hop experience with some agitation, yet seems oddly out of place overall. Taste is dry with a hint of caramel up front and offers a coarse and grainy finish. Lacking as for depth as a Vienna Lager but an easy quaff for a medium bodied lager. Light and smooth feel, simple and without any defects. Average.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 04:28:16 | More by HalfFull
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snowsurfer422

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

04-27-2013 15:27:00 | More by snowsurfer422
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avisong

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

04-27-2013 01:02:17 | More by avisong
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mth44sc

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

04-26-2013 17:31:41 | More by mth44sc
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A - clear golden copper colour, half finger of head retained at just about that level
S - pale grain and adjunct with just a faint hint leafy hops and light caramel
T - getting mostly leafy and metallic hop flavours, some noticeable adjunct, very mild graininess
M - light and well carbonated, pretty crisp and clean, finishes just slightly dry
O - not bad but bottom line its an average beer

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 01:29:34 | More by joemcgrath27
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metallvr22

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

04-25-2013 15:21:26 | More by metallvr22
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

04-25-2013 12:43:56 | More by RedneckBeerz
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wrightst

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

04-25-2013 01:19:31 | More by wrightst
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.34/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

pint can purchased at a gas station, best by 1st of July.

amber-gold look with some lacing and little retention. smell is musty grain, semi sweet, some lemon, spicy finish. taste is grainy, woody, some sweet roasty grain/malt but just a hint. hops are light and lemony. more than a little alcohol in the finish.

for a coors product, this is excellent

Serving type: can

04-25-2013 01:03:02 | More by jimmah120
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Mavigo

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Didn't know much about this beer until I saw that is was produced by Coors. Lowered my expectations by a lot but not to fret, it worked out. Served in a chalice.

A: Pours a clear, amber orange color with a 3/4 inch orange-ish, tan head with not much lacing to it. Dissipates fast.

S: Wheat, grains, grass, barley, spices

T: Light, smooth flavor, not very original but it's fine, wheat flavors, grass, grains, spices, subtle yeast

M: Fairly carbonated with a lighter body, fairly balanced with flavor profile, crisp, refreshing

O: Overall I was expecting much worse since it's by Coors but it's alright. Nothing special, just a run of the mill wheat beer, but not too bad, I could drink lots of these with no discomfort. Unoriginal but relatively enjoyable, I'd recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 16:40:20 | More by Mavigo
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silverking

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

04-22-2013 18:08:35 | More by silverking
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Milkysunshine

New York

3/5  rDev -0.7%

04-22-2013 00:12:41 | More by Milkysunshine
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rcatalano

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-21-2013 23:01:59 | More by rcatalano
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benevolent6elk

New York

2/5  rDev -33.8%

04-21-2013 10:55:29 | More by benevolent6elk
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grubefresh

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

04-21-2013 08:08:03 | More by grubefresh
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.19/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

16oz tallboy can, freshness date on the bottom of the can.

Golden amber hue, clear and very bubbly. Two fingers of head hold steady for a while. Very light aroma of cooked cereal and bread crust, clean. Deep crispness, kiss of sweetness upfront. Grainy with faint caramel, some hop bitterness ...enough to balance but flavor is nearly non-existent. Cooked veggies, fresh hay and animal feed on the palate. Drying grainy finish.

Not half bad ... just a plain amber lager. Lots of faux marketing thrown at this. Not sure of their intention but seems the idea was a hesitant pull of a trigger. Not really worth the time IMO.

Serving type: can

04-21-2013 02:36:04 | More by Jason
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racingkenny14

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-21-2013 02:20:27 | More by racingkenny14
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -0.7%

04-21-2013 01:26:59 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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scmoore81

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

04-19-2013 23:47:36 | More by scmoore81
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Act25

New Jersey

3.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I bet if people tasted this blind it would eliminate the lower marks and render this beer a solid "above average". I agree the labeling is misleading - what gold medal!?

Poured into a .5 l cylinder glass...

A: Amber as promised with more carbonation, and a looser head than the best micros. The 1/2 finger head faded fast and left no lacing.

S: Decent aroma. I get bready, malty, subtle grainy aromas. Not a strong waft and nothing negative as some have written. maybe a little generic, mass produced, and bland, but not negative.

T: If you had to have a macro brew, this is a great one to pick. Really nice balance of hops, malt, tingle. Nice finish. They are working on the flavor and doing a great job. Sessionable. refreshing.

F: nice tingle, good body. Maybe a little syrupy, but mostly refreshing and a nice finish. I rate this as the best body in a mass produced beer I have tasted.

Overall: Great accessible, reasonably priced lager. I encourage people to taste this blind. It doesnt knock your socks off, but it's a perfectly fine above-average amber/ale/pre-prohibition-style-lager.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 01:29:07 | More by Act25
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OtisCampbell007

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

04-19-2013 01:25:41 | More by OtisCampbell007
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WesWes

New York

3.79/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a deep golden, amber color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry lager yeast scent along with a touch of caramel malts for color and malt character. The taste is decent. It has a smooth and easy drinking pilsner and caramel malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry. It's nothing spectacular, but it's quite quaffable. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinker and a good go to cheap beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 23:04:16 | More by WesWes
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Kevin55

Michigan

3/5  rDev -0.7%

04-18-2013 04:29:02 | More by Kevin55
Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 879 ratings.