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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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Photo of Mavigo
3.48/5  rDev +15.6%

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.

Mavigo, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of silverking
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

silverking, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of Milkysunshine
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Milkysunshine, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of rcatalano
3.25/5  rDev +8%

rcatalano, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of benevolent6elk
2/5  rDev -33.6%

benevolent6elk, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of grubefresh
3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

grubefresh, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.19/5  rDev +6%

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.

Jason, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of racingkenny14
3.25/5  rDev +8%

racingkenny14, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3/5  rDev -0.3%

4Socialanxiety, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of scmoore81
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

scmoore81, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Act25
3.21/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

Act25, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

OtisCampbell007, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of WesWes
3.79/5  rDev +25.9%

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.

WesWes, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of Kevin55
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Kevin55, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of wonothesane42
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

wonothesane42, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of FlyingBull
3.33/5  rDev +10.6%

Have been wanting to give this a try. I respect what the macro-brewers do (don't always necessarily like it...), so i like to try their n0n-standard offerings. Picked up a 6 at a local grocery store for $7.

This beer poured a crystal clear amber with a 1/2 white head that settled down to a skim coat after a few minutes. There was some lacing down the glass as i enjoyed. The initial aroma was sweet malt with some caramel to it. I picked up a very mild "flowery" hop aroma. The taste was very Malty, with some caramel - sweetish, but had some bitterness at the end. I found the body to be on the full side - much more than i expected.

All in all, i actually enjoyed this brew. I found it similar to Coors' Batch 19 (which I liked a little better...). I found this to be in the pre-prohibition American lager style, which i like. For a beer from one of the big brewers, this was pretty good.

FlyingBull, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of xgpt
1.75/5  rDev -41.9%

xgpt, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of NickyG213
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

NickyG213, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of Brad007
2.58/5  rDev -14.3%

Pours a mild amber-gold with a thick, frothy head into my glass. Label says "amber lager" but style is vienna lager. Hmm.

Industrial with the stench of sweet, highly-processed grain. Can't say I'm surprised as this is not a craft as the label (sneakily) tries to convey.

Just another bland, syrupy "beer spritzer" in my opinion. The latter part refers to the carbonation, which would be more at home in a wine spritzer.

A touch of burnt caramel is the only other thing I can detect. Not much else to pique my interest.

Batch 19 was much better compared to this. I think Coors would be better off sticking to their light beer spritzers and leave the real beer to others.

Brad007, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of Hellpop65
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Hellpop65, Apr 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

WDJersey, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of JOTAS
3/5  rDev -0.3%

JOTAS, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of dsreeves
3.25/5  rDev +8%

dsreeves, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of JustinWhipple
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

JustinWhipple, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

kjkinsey, Apr 12, 2013
Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 993 ratings.