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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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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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

JOTAS, Apr 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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

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

kjkinsey, Apr 13, 2013
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2/5  rDev -33.6%

Kyrojack, Apr 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Bitterbill, Apr 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

russpowell, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Lemke10
3.36/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This pours a dark amber color with an average off-white head. It has a very mild aroma of mostly grains. Surprisingly decent tasting for a beer that going in I knew was brewed by Miller/Coors. This is a pretty average to high average macro-brew attempting to appeal as craft. Some caramel sweetness is mixed nicely with the grains. Tons more flavor than Miller Lite or Coors light!

Lemke10, Apr 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Arsenal0328, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of Mister_Falcon
4.19/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a flawless amber color into a pint glass with a quarter inch head. Nothing offensive about the smell. Nice, crisp and refreshing for an amber. A well-balanced beer with a touch of bitterness, roasted flavor and effervescence. Could become a go-to for an amber fix from here on out.

Mister_Falcon, Apr 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

lilsmizzul1225, Apr 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

ale207, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of JamesQuaff
3.51/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bought this beer sight unseen at the grocery store today. My local store maintains a modest selection of quasi-craft beers, and this was in that section. Never heard of it before, and that in itself intrigued me. Not much info on the packaging aside from the name. Looked like it was trying hard to appear as a 'craft' beer, but the twist-off caps gave it away. The price point was also a factor in my purchase - it was on sale for $10 a 12 pack. We shall see...

Served in my trusty Sam Adams tulip.

Pours a deep golden copper-orange, not really what I'd call 'amber' but a decent looking beer just the same. Nice color. Head is about 1/2" and bone white, with large bubbles and a 'loose' structure, and fades away rather quickly. Very little lacing.

A rather subdued nose, not able to pick out much. A little corn and a touch of hops. As it warms I'm getting a bit of a caramel note. Nothing unpleasant, but nothing really jumps out, either.

Flavorful and nicely balanced. An initial caramel sweetness fades into a decent bitter hop bite, and the finish is very clean, with pleasant bread and cracker notes. Not bad at all. Pretty darn agreeable, actually. Simplicity and balance have been growing on me more and more recently.

Light/medium bodied. The carbonation feels like the head looks - large bubbles.

A solid, refreshing, flavorful lager. I very much enjoyed this beer and I'm glad I grabbed it. I was going to say, it reminds me of something out of the current "Pre-Prohibition" lager trend that seems to be picking up. Now that I hit the site, I see it's a Coors product and a sister to Batch 19. Hey, if Coors starts putting out rich, flavorful lagers at this price point, more power to them. Drinking $12 bombers and $15 4-packs gets expensive damn quick, and if I'm going to be occasionally forced by my budget into the lower tier, I applaud the lower tier rising up to meet and even exceed my expectations. My overall rating takes this value into account.

JamesQuaff, Apr 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

RyanAU, Apr 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

CB2maltygoodness, Apr 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

RockinRob925, Apr 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

DemDumplingz, Apr 08, 2013
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2.94/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured a 12 oz bottle of this into a clean pint glass.

A. Pours a light amber body with a finger of white fizzly head that dissipated quickly.

S. I smell subdued hops, lager yeast and a little bit of must.

T. The flavor of this one is a little bready, slightly yeasty, and slightly overcarbonated.

M. Thick body with a smooth feeling on the way down and very little alcohol bite. More of a sipper than a gulper...

Overall not a bad beer for summertime barbeques but I wouldn't pick this up to satisfy any cravings.

bourbonbock, Apr 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

2 oz bottle from a six pack from "Habits" in Salem. $5.99 a sixer. Light copper coloured lager, large ,thick and rocky off white head. Not much to the aroma, grainy,cardboard ,slight grassy hop. Taste is thin caramel, with a certain astringency in the end that is perhaps hop? Watery palate Not impressed very pedestrian

Reidrover, Apr 07, 2013
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1/5  rDev -66.8%

Hopheadjeffery, Apr 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +32.9%

Lagerquestrian, Apr 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +49.5%

Bapplebaum, Apr 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Antonius08, Apr 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +49.5%

markallmon, Apr 06, 2013
Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 998 ratings.