Coors Extra Gold | Coors Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bitterbill on 09-06-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
287
Avg:
2.76
pDev:
52.54%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
21
For Trade:
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Photo of yen157
2.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Orange tinted head which proved to be slightly sticky. Deep, dirty gold body that reminds me of slightly tarnished brass. Stewed grain nose (not in a malty way) with some dusty hops thrown in to remind you that this is, indeed a beer. On tasting, it’s hard to miss the big mouthful of bland grain. Nondescript hop flavor was present along with a surprisingly decent bitterness for a sub-premium American lager. The bitterness doesn’t build at all, but at least it’s there to do a little cleansing.

Not to shabby for a macro, especially since it was rolled out to compete with Busch!

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
2.95/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not being a Coors hater I was pleased to give this beer a try and it did not disappoint me. It does appear to be darker gold than the original formula and that gives the sense of more body even if the body has much the same lighter texture and feel. Decent enough head that does reced quickly and only light lace effect. Sense of malt and some adjuncts in both taste and aroma. Drinkable beer even if it does come from one of the major macro brewers.

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Photo of BeerResearcher
2.29/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not a bad "looking" beer", then it goes down hill from there. It really is gold in color with a foamy white head and not much lace. Smells of damp corncob, sweet malt and mild hops. The modest malt body has tastes of hay and some pleasant herbal grainy qualities. The hops are barely discernable, but what there is, is hardly describable. I guess a light metallic taste is not too far off. It is better than I expected.
ps - This was a joke father's day gift from my college senior son.

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Photo of adamboeckman
3.88/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Gold and black can that talks about patience in creating the distinctive lagers of the past and other statements. Not much for a head when poured, it quickly disappears. However, the aroma is attractive and the lager has a dark color compared to its other Coors beers. My first taste of it was great, however it lacks in the balance of the malts, and has sort of a over roasted taste. Altogether though, this beer in my opinion is the best of the Coors brand and I would recommend for something new. Not a everyday beer though.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.3/5  rDev +19.6%
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.

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Photo of Rifrafboy
2.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours golden yellow. Little head. Taste is maltier and more smooth than regular Coors. Hoppiness is apparent as are accents of grains, husks? This is nice and malty. This is better than I expected, and would call this a premium Coors product. Wish it was cheaper and more available where I live.

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Photo of xXTequila
2.95/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When I am looking for something cheap to stock the fridge up with I usually pick this one.
Looks just like every other american lager. Pale yellow with hardly any head.
Smells clean and sweet, alittle grainy.
Tastes much more malty than most American Lagers. Crisp with a dry finish.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
3.26/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried this stuff as i had never heard of it, and it was 11.99 for a 30 pack. I was quite suprised, as this stuff was very gold in color and had (GASP) real flavor! It reminded me of coors original, and for the most part was, with the exception of a smoother element and not much of a head. Overall, it's not a bad beer by any standards. If you are a coors fan, give it a try.

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Photo of Dogbrick
1.64/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Can version. I paid exactly 50 cents to try this. I was all ready to make fun of the name but this beer really does have an nice gold color which surprised me. It smelled and tasted pretty crappy though, and that didn't surprise me at all.

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Photo of Kwak
1.68/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

This is one of the better things to come out of Coors.
The head was thin with a little taste you have to drink it quick because it's gone in two seconds.
The Body is plane and bland clear golden tint (looks like bud) well carbonated>
The taste was like they added more taste to original Coors still slight malt and hopps but a little better. Nice refreshing drink butt would not recommend for mass consumption!!

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Photo of Beastdog75
2.86/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

One of the better Coors products. Now its simply called "Extra Gold" (minus the "Coors") but this stuff is still pure Coors. Still kinda cheap, but it actually has some flavor to it and would make a good lawnmower beer.

Extra Gold pours a dark straw/light gold color. Not quite as gold as I was expecting it to be. I actually got a decent two fingers of white foam when I poured this out of the can, and it lasted a minute or two. The smell was grain with what I thought was a slight tropical fruit smell, and add in some slightly musty/husky grain notes. The mouthfeel was smooth but still fizzy. The first sip had some pronounced grain and malt flavors. After trying the other Coors beers it almost seems strong. Slightly bready, and a very slight hint of toasted malt, along with some hop flavor. There is a decent amount of hop dryness in the finish, which surprised me. The aftertaste is lacking, as it is very clean with only hints of malt, even though the dryness somewhat carries over. Tiny amount of alcoholic warmth to finish this one out.

As one of the previous BAs said, this is good stuff to have with your macroswiller friends. I'm going out on a limb and saying it tastes good. Nothing too exciting about this beer, but it gets the job done and won't give you "nasty beer face."

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Photo of Scoats
3.87/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

When I was going through Golden CO, we stopped at the Coors Brewery. Being a beer geek, I of course hold my nose at the mention of Coors. Having seen a lot of small breweries, I was quite interested in seeing a huge one. I managed to sample/choke down all four Coors beers while there. This one was the only one that was any good, and the only one with any character.

I had always liked this beer. I think I'll start keeping this around the house for macro drinker visitors and occaisonally for my own enjoyment.

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Photo of bewareOFpenguin
2.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Even pouring it out of the can did not produce much of a head. Crisp taste though. Could be a good "wedding" type beer if trapped at such a poor function. Although I probably would opt for water instead.

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Photo of marc77
2.16/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Clear light golden hue topped by a quickly settling head. Light graininess and cooked corn in aroma, but is otherwise clean and unappealing. The overall bland flavor is dominated by corn sweetness... hop bitterness is virtually nonexistant, while both hop and malt flavors are absent. Very watery mouthfeel. Finishes abruptly, not unlike seltzer water... I feel like I haven't even had a beer. Other than a pronounced corn flavor, there's absolutely nothing noteable about this brew, but I guess that's the point.

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Photo of ElGuapo
3.05/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

it is only 10.99 for a thirty case to start. we then move on to a golden colored brew that is sharply carbonated. the carbonation is a bit much, but the beer is a bit more mild in flavor. it is not great, but they go down pretty easy, and for the price, it is pretty hard to beat

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Photo of psugrad98
2.1/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer starts off promising, with a nice medium amber color, and impressive head, but then quickly subsides into a typical macrobrew. Quick malt rush quickly subsides into a cooked corn flavor. Finishes weak.

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Photo of frank4sail
2.21/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very pale with a slight gold tint. Actually not bad head retention. Not much nose... Lots of added sugar and slight malt flavor, but of course no detectable hops what-so-ever.

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Photo of Pegasus
2.5/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale gold color, modest head, little lace or carbonation. Fresh aroma of grain and faint hops. Taste is refreshing, mild grain and hops, not enough malt for my taste, smooth finish; very clean on the palate. Not bad but not particularly notable either.

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Photo of Jason
3.3/5  rDev +19.6%
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.

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Photo of beerluvr
3.22/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another favorite "cheap" or "lawnmower" beer of mine. Great iced down in the cooler on those hot, hot Summer days. Gotta love the 30 pak for $10 on sale where I live (NJ)

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Coors Extra Gold from Coors Brewing Company
67 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.
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