Coors Extra Gold | Coors Brewing Company

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67
poor
296 Ratings
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Coors Extra GoldCoors Extra Gold
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bitterbill on 09-06-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
296
Reviews:
94
Avg:
2.76
pDev:
29.35%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Photo of StaveHooks
3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of NjalThorgeirsson
3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of Mjohnescu
3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of tgbljb
3.48/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a deep golden color with impressive white puffy head. Smell is minimal, with some sweet malt notes present. Taste is good with a strong malt character. Finished very refreshing and thirst quenching. Makes a very nice spacer. Can't beat it at $11.99 an 30 pack. Took a case on vacation and everyone liked it.

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Photo of budgood1
3.47/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours out of the can a goldish/copper/bronze colour with a thin fine head, disappearing quickly but supported somewhat by active carbonation. slight malt aroma, some adjunct notes as well. taste is a light mix of genuine barley malt and grainy flavours...which makes the gesture of hiding any real adjunct tastes. a bit of hopping adds some bitterness in the back end. not bad. the body is of the usual macro lagerish sort with a slight hint of something more. mouthfeel is crisp and clean with a residual sweetness. drinkability is very good for a mass produced american lager.

more overall malt flavour than the usual macros, and WAY better than regular coors. a nice switch up in the rotation of bud, high life, PBR, etc. for my macro swilling.

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Photo of fizzy
3.46/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I like this product, but I have reservations about the description on the can about the "extreme" brewing process that Coor's uses making this beer. Over all, however, at $13.00/30 pk you can hardly go wrong. It is interesting looking over both the can and the carton that Coor's is only listed as the maker of the beer, and not part of the beer's name.

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Photo of cooch69
3.45/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is in my opinion one of the better flavored Macro's.
I've never poured it out in a glass though. I figured that I would have to enjoy the true lure of this beer and do it in the can.
It smells really boozy and corny like a typical American Lager would. There is nothing complicated or any hops in there anywhere.
I best describe this beer as tasting like a cob of corn. It reminds me of the farmers fairs in the fall where you get corn with everything you eat. A bit of a musty booziness is present in there.
This beer is fairly light bodied in the mouth but it has a bit more flavour than most other beers of it's type.

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Photo of adjunctjonez
3.38/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Coors extra gold was once widely distroed but had not seen in years. Recently I saw it in six packs only at a local convenience store so picked some up. Coors has its name in very small lettering on the side but their water trademark is on the front of the can. Appearance is dark golden with a head that surprisingly sticks around for longer than most macros. The smell is mostly of corn husks with some bittering hops. Taste is grain forward with a quick bite of hops to follow. Mouthfeel is crisp and somewhat refreshing. I was surprised how decent this beer is seeing as it is priced in the low budget range.

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Photo of matty
3.35/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Aroma is the usual macro.Taste is a little bit more maltier than your average macro.My buddies who like the micros consider this to be an acceptable macro.I like macros and micros and find this to be a pretty damn good beer.I would buy again!!

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Photo of ianmm91
3.34/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zorro
3.33/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear truly golden colored brew, looks like a regular Coors only more concentrated.

Smell is clean with a clear malt scent to it and the distinctive lemony yeast smell to it that only Coors brewery seems to have. There is a bit of corn smell to this but it is a supporting scent not a main feature.

Taste is fairly yeasty and lemony; it tastes like Coors regular X2. I grew up on Coors in Texas and New Mexico so I do like the Coors distinctive flavor. Flavor is quite clean for an American lager, it's no Microbrew but it is better than a Budweiser, which doesn't taste like much.

Mouthfeel is good; it is a solid brew that is more grain than water.

Drinkability is good, it isn't the best lager out there but it isn't bad.

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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 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 Squire123
3.3/5  rDev +19.6%
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 hmk22
3.3/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A so-so beer -- not overly sweet or rice-y, but nothing that special. The Coors name is downplayed -- you wouldn't know it's even a Coors product unless you read the fine print, wI guess because it's their budget line and they don't want to undercut their base brand (Banquet, which has the same ABV). Whatever, it seems to have limited distribution even where other Coors products are sold. I would place it above other macros' budget lines (e.g., Busch and Milwaukee's Best) which isn't saying much, but hey, it's not trying to be Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.27/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A. Poured from a can into a glass mug. Pale yellow with a fizzy head the dissappears in a minute or two.

S. Light corny malt aroma.

T. Decent flavor of grain, corn and some malt. No real finish, ends up semi-dry with no lingering off flavor.

M. Certainly light bodied and crisp.

D. The best beer Ive had from Coors. Drinks easy enough and not bad at all but not amazing either.

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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 dankjohn
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of bundy462
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Conniehophead
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of ct6mblue
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Mortarforker
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

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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Photo of Zombiekilller2
3.2/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought this beer for a party on Friday thinking it would
Terrible but to my surprise it was pretty decent. Overall it
Taste like a bud but has a slightly better flavor to it.
Poured into a glass was a very golden color with little to none
Foam head.
Overall I would buy this again especially for 11$

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Photo of cliffyp17
3.2/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Can't beat the price for a terrific poundable beer, you'll need to like a sweet taste tho, hell Mel Gibson used to drink it...overall summary for a meager review: yet another cheap beer that beats the hell out of Budwieser...seems to be only available in 30pack...don't see that as a prob though

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Coors Extra Gold from Coors Brewing Company
2.76 out of 5 based on 296 ratings.
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