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Coors Extra Gold | Coors Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
coors.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bitterbill on 09-06-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,846
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
301
pDev:
30.95%
Bros Score:
3.3
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
29
Trade:
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Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.39/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

One of the first beers I tried when I turned 21. Impossible to find around here anymore, though. I remember that the cheap 30-packs were only found in niche stores even back in the day.

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Photo of Chilltown4evr
4/5  rDev +58.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just picked up a 30 pack of this wonderful brew. Here in NJ a 30 pack costs $17.99. I've tried all of the Coors brands with the exception of their sweet beer. This beer is exceptional for the price point. It has a slight malt, hoppy and corn smell. It smells and tastes very good to me. I don't know why Coors doesn't advertise this as well as their Coors light or Banquet beers. I absolutely love the taste of this beer and would recommend it to anyone who drinks Budweiser. This is hands down is better than Budweiser! Cheers from the garden state!

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Photo of KanagawaKen
3.6/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've lived in Denver for over 20 years and drank Coors Extra Gold for years mainly because my wife liked it and it is about the cheapest beer you can buy ($17 for a 30 pack). But after drinking it so long for picnics and steaks on the grill over the years, I discovered it is really not a bad brew! It certainly does not compare with a fine craft beer. But after years of drinking it, it has become my favorite go-to beer. I don't think any mass produced beer compares. My wife and I have done taste comparisons with Stella and Heneken and we both think CEG has them beat by a mile. What I like is that it has a slight "bite" that I especially like. What I can't understand is (1) why does Coors sell this beer so cheap? (2) Why is this beer not advertised by Coors? (3) Why is it only available (in the Denver market) in cans? (4) Why is it only available in certain markets? I think Coors underestimates Coors Extra Gold.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
2.75/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rudzud
3.83/5  rDev +52%
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

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Photo of Franderosa
4.03/5  rDev +59.9%
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'!

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Photo of Rhettroactive
1.93/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of waddellc2
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Raime
2.78/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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Photo of ianmm91
3.34/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLK7299
1.05/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of MammothTarantula
2.55/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

this is punishingly bad, the worst thing i have had from coors in recent memory. i see the appeal of a cheap suitcase of beers, but this is barely even beer. a corny yellow water that tastes more like the can its packaged in than any grain or hops, at least the water flavor is there. high carbonation and an insanely light body are its ownly redeeming factors, and i guess its price, but the flavor here ranges from nonexistent to bad, depending on how cold it is. flavorless when ice cold, but as it warms metallic adjuncts come out, white paper thats wet, even a mild canned green pea flavor, its really pretty poor, and can turn even a decent plate of chicken wings against you. hard to compare this to any craft lager, but even in its field, its bad. not even close to as good as a coors or coors light, and that shouldnt be a particularly high benchmark. i can say with absolute certainty that i will never drink this beer again. even in a place where the beer list was lacking, i should have got a cocktail intead...

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Photo of puboflyons
2.67/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From the 12 fl. oz. can dated Oct 10, 2016. Sampled on October 9, 23016. 24 hours to go! I can't believe I have not rated this one so It thought it might be a nice way to celebrate 2,900 BA ratings.

Golden yellow pour under a big and long lasting white foamy head.

The aroma reeks of corn syrup, toasted breaded malt, and a clean enough grassy hop character. The corn syrup is a bit much.

Light body, which is to be expected for the style.

T^he taste is a step above the aroma with the same syrupy malt character but a slightly more noticeable grainy and sweet character. Clean finish.

It is what it is and getting harder to come by in my area,

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Photo of wejohnsn
3/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of joecon
2.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Best of the Coors brands and much better tha Bud, Miller, and the rest of the National Brands. Not going to rate this by the five factors, like GOOD BEER. But it's a good, cheap, everyday beer.

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.07/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pretty good example of the style. Much better than the regular Coors, and one of my favorites in the 'cheap crappy beer'-category. Has a satisfying malt undertone, with some sweet grassy after-flavors.

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Photo of tdm168
3/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Squire123
3.3/5  rDev +31%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Canned Colorado Sunshine.

I've consumed enough Coors products over the years to have a basis for opinion and this one's pick of the litter. Coors Banquet with more stuffing, just a richer, rounder, more fully flavored product. Not a Munich Helles or anything like that but if you're in the mood for Coors this is the one to get. Shame it isn't very widely distributed.

I wouldn't travel across State lines to get it but I would go across town in the rain.

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Photo of imanidiot777
2.1/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JoeMans
2.82/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BEER88
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.9/5  rDev +54.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(12 oz can, poured into my Chouffe tulip)

L: crystal-clear, light-orange amber liquid... tight sudsy foam that fizzles away immediately, but somewhat slowly... no head retention or lace

S: mildly toasty, pale malt emphasis with a pleasant intensity of yeast and alcohol esters, maybe even some faint hop aroma... overall, a fine beery smell

T: relatively full malt presence with an overlying dry, grassy flavor, subtle fruity-sweet edge, and cracker-y, granola tinged finish... nearly bone dry, very mellow aftertaste with a touch of the alcohol and esters lingering behind

F: light to light-medium body - think soft, carbonated mineral water... mellow fizziness (best drunk from can if you want more zap! on your palate, which I often prefer with these beers)... the follow through and finish doesn't leave you terribly refreshed, though it's nice how dry it is

O: one could almost but not quite mistake this for a German macro lager... nice yeast profile and malt flavor (perhaps the glass enhanced these qualities?)... I'd be curious to compare this side-by-side with Miller High Life and Bud

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Photo of hozersr
2.63/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sporklift87
3.11/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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Beer rating: 2.52 out of 5 with 301 ratings
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