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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
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922 Ratings
THE BROS
73
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Ratings: 922
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 18.27%
Wants: 7
Gots: 66 | 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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Klif

Indiana

3/5  rDev -0.3%

03-27-2013 16:20:00 | More by Klif
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kuhndog

New York

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-27-2013 02:21:03 | More by kuhndog
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Mit

Ontario (Canada)

2.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

a pours a nice amber colour...very clear... minimal head...lacing...

s slight odour of corn, bread notes...mild malt profile...

t watery malt flavor with a bit of a hoppy bit at the end. Not very controversial....

m mouthfeel seems a little light vs the abv....

o overall this is a decent albeit somewhat unimpressive.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 02:13:07 | More by Mit
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orcsinspace

Virginia

3.64/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This is a decent amber lager that is better than most craft beer amber lagers that I have had, and it is not ten dollars for six of them.

First, I want to comment on the mouthfeel: it is less watery than Fat Tire, and a similar beer as well. This beer tastes better, also, and I can get six of these for less than two 22 ounce Fat Tires. Guess who wins?

The taste is a little better than most amber lagers/ales, and the only thing that would swing that for most people would be the fact that this is made by Coors. This is a good beer, and I bet that in a blind taste test it would win against many of the amber lagers and ales I have had from the trendiest of craft brewers at the moment. The taste is really balanced and it lacks that sticky taste that some ambers have.

Third Shift Amber Lager is the macro answer to the recent bashing taken by the craft crowd. I am just a fan of beer in general, and I have no agenda. I am not trying to gentrify beer, nor am I trying to suggest that only large, industrialized beer is the way to go. I will say that Coors got it right with this one, and some of the more off the wall breweries should take note--this beer holds up as well as many for such a simple style, and I also find that it is much better than many lower budget efforts at the exact same thing.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 22:52:38 | More by orcsinspace
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SAxDRC5

Michigan

2.88/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: clear amber color. small head that disappears almost immediately. no lacing.

S: corny malts. almost a sweet smell. hint of hops

T: the beginning is sweet and malty. toasted corn. the finish has some dirty hop flavor.

M: medium carbonation. thin and watery.

O: very easy to drink. better than most macro beers and the same price.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 03:12:25 | More by SAxDRC5
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Bootyclap

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

03-26-2013 02:20:52 | More by Bootyclap
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

03-25-2013 02:33:43 | More by bigbeers84
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grumpygerman

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

03-25-2013 02:03:36 | More by grumpygerman
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.19/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium amber in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some orange and copper highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall white head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of thin film with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted malts with some corn adjuncts and huskiness. There is also a touch of light fruitiness (apple and pear).

T: Light to moderate flavors of toasted malts with some light amounts of corn and grain adjuncts with some huskiness. There is a light amount of light fruits (primarily apple) and light amounts of earthy hops. Veyr light amounts of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp.

O: Easy to drink and a better offering than I expected from a micro label from a BMC brewery. It has pretty good toasted malts notes but I wish they had left out the adjuncts...

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 23:26:32 | More by dbrauneis
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norinco

Ohio

3/5  rDev -0.3%

03-24-2013 21:08:35 | More by norinco
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-24-2013 19:17:48 | More by SadMachine
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yankinwis

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -0.3%

03-24-2013 14:29:54 | More by yankinwis
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rypkr

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-24-2013 03:45:26 | More by rypkr
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Ranz

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

03-24-2013 01:22:12 | More by Ranz
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Bajasith

California

2.88/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

As if we did not know, weathered copper glow with a thin fuzzy head. Aroma was that of heavy grains aka adjunct products with a slight hint of mildly roasted malt and almost sweet whiff. Some bready malt up front with a twinge of preserving hops going down to add just a touch of balancing bitterness as it fades quickly. Lacks any complexity as we should coming from a big box brewery though props for attempting to set foot on to the craft beer scene. Highly drinkable beer for the average joe but, not for the Beer Sith.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 00:50:54 | More by Bajasith
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DES8888

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +8%

03-23-2013 03:05:01 | More by DES8888
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CMOrak

Florida

3/5  rDev -0.3%

03-23-2013 02:08:53 | More by CMOrak
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Miami66

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -0.3%

03-23-2013 01:36:29 | More by Miami66
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tdevo

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +8%

03-23-2013 00:15:38 | More by tdevo
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

2.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Third Shift Amber Lager

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a shaker pint glass. Served cold.

A) A light amber with about a finger of white soapy head. Decent retention, and some spotty lacing.

S) All I get is grains, and a little whiff of grass.

T) Faint caramel sweetness, toast, butter, grassy hops on the backend.

M) Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. This is pretty crisp. Finishes dry.

O) This is pretty mediocre. If I'm craving an amber brew, I'll reach for something brewed right here in Wisconsin.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 20:56:34 | More by RoamingGnome
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twizzbeatz

Florida

2/5  rDev -33.6%

03-22-2013 02:46:47 | More by twizzbeatz
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kylehay2004

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

03-21-2013 22:47:45 | More by kylehay2004
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ouser31

California

2.94/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4

ive had this on tap and in the bottle... have to say both are good but I prefer on tap...

goes down smooth and has a great look! hope its comparable to the New Black Crown... !

easy to drink with any food... pick some up if you haven't already... Yummy!

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2013 23:26:17 | More by ouser31
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +8%

03-20-2013 22:09:43 | More by mikehillman
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +8%

03-20-2013 15:29:07 | More by Brewsed
Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 922 ratings.