Coors Extra Gold
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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Style:
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #399
ABV:
5%
Score:
63
Ranked #50,387
Avg:
2.59 | pDev: 32.43%
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
327
From:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
63
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Reviews by tbone1384:
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tbone1384 from Wyoming

2/5  rDev -22.8%

Nov 09, 2012
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Jason from Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz gold and black trimmed can, blurb about how much is effort is put into making this beer on the can. Date on bottom does not tell if it is a packaging date or drink before date.

Appearance: Pale golden hue with a bright clarity, the white lace is wispy and lacks a little in retention. By the end of the glass the head was virtually gone.

Smell: Extremely clean to the nose, touch of fresh sweet husky grain and not much more than that.

Taste: Very crisp upfront, Light to moderate body. Crispness adds to the refreshing quality of this brew which in turn makes it that much more drinkable. Malt flavour is there even though it is on the thin side, lots of grain and mild husk flavours floating around. Nice snappy and straight to the point hop bitterness, clean and bitter without any harshness. The hops double up with the grainy character and clean the palate for more. Nice clean and balanced finish, not too dry but no cloying sweetness either.

Notes: Not too shabby for an American Lager, more flavour and character than most of the other big name lagers. Other than the malt being a bit thin this beer is a better pick in comparison to the bland lagers or skunky of the world.

Mar 24, 2002
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal-clear golden body topped by a creamy bright-white head that displays decent retention and leaves some nice lace. The color is actually somewhat darker than the standard Coor's, although I'm not sure why. I was under the impression that the Extra Gold was simply the standard banquet beer with additional aging time; although based on the color there seems to have been some additional Maillard reactions taking place in the kettle as well. But the label also mentions the "slow aging of the roasted malts" (?) and the "three extra brewing steps to craft every batch" - whatever that means! The nose delivers the sulphur constituents and gentle fruit of the Coor's yeast in combination with a mildly grainy malt. The body is light, and combines with a fine and somewhat moderate carbonation leaving it lightly crisp in the mouth. The flavor displays a well-balanced, grainy malt threaded with mild, background hop flavor. It finishes drying with some residual malt, a touch of light herbal hop flavor, and a very mild bitterness. It's got a little bit of character to it which is nice! Refreshing.

Apr 28, 2003
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Franderosa from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +55.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

OK...I get it. Not everyone is, or has been flocking to consume this beer. However, for those thousands of semi-disillusioned drinkers of standard "go to beers", (i.e. Bud heavy, Bud light, Coors Light, Miller, Corona, etc.), this is an excellent "go to beer" that I have enjoyed for about 30 years or so. [Sidebar - It was great in a bottle; wish it was available on draft!] There is a reason why this beer has endured for so long. Not many even know of its existence, (due to lack of major marketing efforts), but thanks to word of mouth, beer drinkers are pleasantly surprised. Don't get me wrong; I absolutely LOVE and support the top-end beers with all the bells & whistles, but this beer (for the price and taste), ain't all that bad. Just sayin'!

Jul 15, 2017
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BeerPatrick40 from New Hampshire

3.37/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I always walked by this beer in the store wondering when I would finally take the plunge, and I’m glad I eventually did. It’s intersting that nowhere on the casing do you see the name “Coors.” I guess that must be part of its charm. This beer is insanely affordable compared to its Coors and Coors Light relatives, and I don’t believe the taste is far off. Coors Banquet beer will always be tops in my book, but Extra Gold still features the same signature Coors taste that makes this brand so popular, despite poor sales in 2018. Its light, corny, and easy on the ABV, which makes for a great summer time brew. In the age of flavorful craft beer, there is still a place for the macro American lager on certain occaisions. I hope Extra Gold sticks around, I’m buying it again. Definitely the best of the cheaper 30 rack items!

Jul 01, 2018
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a case of this for when you want to drink something with a bit of alcohol in it but also want to stay hydrated.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a crystal clear dark gold color with a one finger white head that faded unusually slowly to leave a creamy halo and a thin blanket. Uhhmmm...wut? There is even some nice lacing. I don't think I've ever had a macro or adjunct lager had a head that stayed like this. Almost like a pilsner. What the...

S - Aromas of lightly sweet malts, roasted/toasted corn. Much more of a toasted corn note than the usual BMC. Little grassy note. Most corn forward macro I've smelled that also didnt have a syrupy note to it. Err...ooookaaayyy... Not entirely sure if I got a super 'fresh' can or what but this is the best smelling adjunct lager I've come across. For what it is this is thoroughly impressive.

T - Taste is sweeter malts, more of that toasted corn. No metallic taste though nor am I getting any syrupy or skunked notes. Tastes like I assume what a bowl of soggy day old cornflakes with water instead of milk would taste like with maybe a little bit of bread soaked in there too. It's corn water, sure, but there aren't any 'off' flavors here. Also it's not overly sweet by any stretch of the imagination which other than maybe Schiltz 60's formula makes this the only macro I've had that wasn't super sweet. It still is what it is though, corn water.

M - Mouthfeel is the usual crisp, watery self but because it's not sweet or syrupy it comes across as rather refreshing.

O - Overall...what the hell is going on? This really is shockingly good. Of course it doesn't hold a candle to IPAs or any other style for that matter but this is like comparing a junkyard beater to a nice car on the lot. Sure, the lot car is going to be a hell of a lot nicer but they both get you from point A to point B. And unlike other junkyard cars (macro BMC lagers) this one, for what it is, actually isn't half bad. Certainly would not be my beer of choice if offered just about any craft beer, however, I would take this over any other adjunct lager or macro beer out there. Maybe I got lucky and got a good can of it but man, reviewing based totally on the style, this is leaps and bounds ahead of all the others. My world is shook.

Serving Type: Can

Aug 19, 2017
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ZachRusk from Ohio

2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Dec 20, 2012
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bilbo2012

1.25/5  rDev -51.7%

Apr 04, 2012
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NYR_Rob from Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -22.8%

Jun 23, 2013
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Hopmodium from Washington

1.75/5  rDev -32.4%

May 25, 2012
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Toth67 from Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -13.1%

May 12, 2012
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Conniehophead from New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +25.5%

Jan 06, 2013
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VFRAZ from Colorado

3/5  rDev +15.8%

Jul 10, 2012
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pep from Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -3.5%

Dec 21, 2013
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Raime from Greenland

2.78/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Same place I got the other few. Dented can for $1. Never knew Coors brewed another lager and to be quite honest I don't expect much out of this one at all.

Pours the typical dehydrated urine yellow with a large bone white head that sticks around for an eternity leaving crater upon crater in the glass.

Smells like Coors banquet though there is something rather..papery about this one.

Follows the typical AAL suit though there is a touch of wheat which makes it a bit better until that odd wet papery flavors comes through.

Feel is light bodied with a boat load of carbonation. Swallows easy and the wheaty aspect becomes a bit more prominent as it sits around the mouth.

Overall just another generic AAL. The wheat would have made it above average had the paper not been a throw off in the flavor and nose. Oh well. Worth a dollar. Random gas station brews are all gone, time to kill these last four Dorados.

Feb 16, 2017
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smacgaha from New York

1.75/5  rDev -32.4%

Jun 12, 2012
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caverog from California

1/5  rDev -61.4%

Nov 30, 2013
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Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -61.4%

Jul 08, 2012
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ToMakeEndsMeet from Texas

3/5  rDev +15.8%

Aug 28, 2012
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Reinbeck11 from Iowa

1.25/5  rDev -51.7%

Jan 07, 2013
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Wudro

3/5  rDev +15.8%

Aug 19, 2012
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HarryPotHead from Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Nov 04, 2012
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mtc23 from Ohio

2/5  rDev -22.8%

Nov 09, 2013
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waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Feb 27, 2017
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PittsburghHopHead83 from Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -3.5%

Aug 28, 2012
Coors Extra Gold from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 63 out of 100 with 327 ratings