Coors Light Summer Brew | Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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2.43/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Colorado, United States
millercoors.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Lemke10 on 04-17-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#47,113
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
266
pDev:
31.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1.75/5  rDev -28%

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2/5  rDev -17.7%

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2/5  rDev -17.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of jgunther71
2.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.24/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 10oz can into a pint glass.

A: The beer is a light very pale straw yellow color, with a thin white head that fades almost instantly and leaves no lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains orange & lemon, very light malts and no hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet citrus flavors of orange & lemon. Then some very mild adjunct and malt breadiness comes in. There’s no hops presence at all and not much balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: A little crisp and a little smooth, very light body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: The citrus fruit makes it a little flavorful, goes down very easily and not filling since there’s not much to the beer at all, very mild kick, not the best representation of style, I can see where this beer might be refreshing and poundable in the right situation, but overall it’s not very good.

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Photo of woodychandler
2.5/5  rDev +2.9%

The CANQuest ™ CANtinues to prove its/my mettle by CANsuming every CANned beer that comes along, including this one!

From the CAN: “Limited Edition”; “Refreshing Blend of Coors Light & Natural Citrus Flavors”; “Citrus Radler Lager with Natural Citrus Flavors [plus a rebus of a pint of beer + the side view of a sliced-open grapefruit]”.

The Crack! proved that even the Big Boys are beginning to fill their CANs to the brim! It is simply good business practice because a) it makes the customer feel like they got a little more bang for their back and b) it cuts down on head space and possible oxygenation at the time that the lid is seamed on. It was a tiny 10-oz. CAN, so an inverted Glug was easy to pull off. It created the briefest finger of fizzy, bone-white head that I have experienced in a while before totally dissipating. I could still see the odd CO2 bubble, so it was not flat, but it looked like a glass of white wine! Color was a pale Whitish-Yellow (SRM = 1) and again I CANsidered what it means when a beer is lighter in color coming in than it is going out. Nose was like a blend of orange, lemon and grapefruit flavors. Froot Loops! Or that cleaner that used orange citric acid as a base! Not unpleasant, but sort of oddball. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very much like Froot Loops with a CANdy-like fruitiness along with a cereal maltiness. Finish was semi-dry and entirely refreshing. I liked it much more than Sixpoint’s RAD, and on a hot, Summer’s day, I could easily drink a whole buncha these.

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2/5  rDev -17.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

tastes like super thin orange juice

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2/5  rDev -17.7%

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2.99/5  rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I purchased this at Giant Beer Garden and Eatery poured chilled from the can into a can shaped glass.

The color is bright gold with crystal clarity and fast rising pin sized bubbles are visible with white head the rises and falls to a ring. The smell is very lemony in a lemon soda sweet way with carbonic scent of fizz rising off the liquid. the feel is not overly sweet, but high carbonation with mild creaminess and semi-dry finish.

The tase is better than expected with malt combined with mild citrus from the citrus soda with sweet tangy flavors and mild yeast with slight malt in the back and sweet soda-like lemony flavor lingers in the background. The overall take is not bad, but only slightly better than average as far as a shandy or radler-could use more actual malt character, but it achieves what it sets out to do which is why it probably seems like it gets a high rating from me.

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2.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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2/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of tone77
3.01/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 10 oz. can. Has a very pale, just a bit darker then water color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of lemons and oranges. Taste is of lemons and oranges, mild, a touch of tartness, something that would be refreshing on a hot day. Feels light in the mouth and overall, not exactly a flavorful beer, but not terrible either.

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2.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Zorro
2.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Very pale yellow colored beer with a momentary massive white colored head.

Smells strongly of lemon. Little bit of malt but it is mostly lemon.

Starts out dry and a little tart with a strong lemon taste. The after taste is cooked grain. This tastes like a unsweetened shandy.

Mouthfeel is club soda.

Overall this is a Coors Light Shandy, and that sums it up exactly.

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2.75/5  rDev +13.2%

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2.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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2.75/5  rDev +13.2%

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2/5  rDev -17.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -48.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mynie
3.16/5  rDev +30%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

What you gonna say? W-why I am bothering to review this? For the ticks? THE TICKS? This is 2014, man! I could, were I so inclined, simply check off a box and be done with it. But I can't. That's not me. I'm of a more cautious generation, from the days where we felt compelled to flesh out the numerical expressions of our opinions, to use words to try and explain our awful tastes, our awful deeds.

So... this is a Coors Light Radler. I've made this from scratch, with a mix of concentrated OJ and Grapefruit Juice where you pour 30 Coors into a cooler along with the juices and stir them with a big wooden spoon. It tastes very nice. It gets you mildly buzzed (majorly, if you mix a handle of cheap vodka into the mix).

It's not, however, an exceptionally well brewed beer. I mean, yeah, I understand that American light macros are exceptionally brewed in a technical sense, but they're not my cup of tea. There's nothing particularly innovative going on here.

Or, actually... maybe there is. Because this is a definite step up from any of the widely available Shandies I've tried. It's even better than Stiegl's lemon Radler. M-maybe making a pre-packaged mixed beer is actually harder than it seems?

Who knows. Who cares? This is worth a try if you're going to a cookout or a bikeride or something summery. Nothing that'll blow your socks off, but still easily the best pre-packaged juice+beer combination I've ever had.

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Coors Light Summer Brew from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 2.43 out of 5 with 266 ratings