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

1,084 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 1,084
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 18.27%
Wants: 8
Gots: 148 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of mjurney
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Golden-amber color, clear. Lots of carbonation rising up. Thick frothy head.

Aroma:
Faint. Sweet malts, bready, a little caramel.

Taste:
Sweet malts, bready, slight toasted and caramel. Bitterness is mild. Finish is dry, crisp. Body is light, crisp, refreshing, medium carbonation.

Overall:
It's a good beer, but nothing special.

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

Photo of mralphabet
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams Perfect pint glass

A: Clear golden color with a good 2 fingers worth of head that disappears about as quickly as it appeared, with no lacing.

S: Sweet malts with just a small hint of hops, not much else.

T: First thing I'm getting is the sweet toasted malt, then pretty much the same at the end.

M: Medium carbonation, a little thin and dry in the finish.

O: Not a bad beer, pretty easy to drink and not a bad ABV, just not exciting enough to make it a session beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Gmann
2.8/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a slightly hazy pale copper color with a short dense white head that settled into a light ring.

The aroma is quite sweet. Noticeable grain sweetness is mixed with a caramel note. Aroma has a bit of a sugary scent as well.

The flavor is grainy sweet and has a caramel edge. There seems to be some corny adjunct flavor. There is an odd bitterness from the hops, grassy. Has a beefier malt presence over the typical Coors product. A bit of an astringent lemon tea flavor in the finish.

The feel is light to moderate with fizzy carbonation. Sweet on the palate with a dry an oddly bitter finish.

Better than fizzy yellow beer but not that good overall.

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1.5/5  rDev -50.2%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Amber body it's third shift band of brewing amber lager, gold medal where? Clear amber body fizzy carbonation is all over the place the head is creamy textured and colored with large bubbles. Aroma has cooked cereal grains, corn and caramel coloring as the base malts somewhat earthy pungency in the nose...how is this stuff even on the same level as the Batch 19....it's a modern day lager that they want you to believe has been brewed by a band of brewers who are like brothers taking on the masses when in fact this is the masses brewing an amber lager to compete with Black Crown and Yuengling Traditional Amber Lager. Faint biscuit malt and caramel flavor with a hint of spicy peppery hops, not really bad in the flavors just in the sense of texture that it tastes like a mass produced product with a harshness that's hard to describe with loving and discriminatory words. It's just not that good and sales will project the same opinion especially for the price point this beer has I'm glad I found an individual can to review, not bad really after one it's not bad could a pour another in my glass, hell no. Overall impression is that the big brewers need to stop going pseudo-craft and go all the way and claim it as there's Miller can brew a great mass produced light lager why not a great IPA???

Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,084 ratings.