Aspen Edge | Coors Brewing Company

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Aspen EdgeAspen Edge

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.13%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stirgy on 02-20-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 58 | Ratings: 69
Photo of magictrokini
1.82/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours crystal clear with a head of white bubbles. Wispy aroma of grass and corn? Taste is near non-existent. Grainy and metallic, but no more than that. The only good thing about this beer is the commercial where they play "Mahgeetah" by My Morning Jacket. Man, that's a great song.

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Photo of changeup45
1.68/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Why did I try this you ask? I honestly don't know. If you're on a strict diet but don't want to give up the beer, then give this one a try. Haven't I had this before? Michelob Ultra? Hard for me to tell the difference. I'd have to try Ultra again to confirm and that's just not going to happen. So... light-bodied, small white head, goes down fine with very little flavor. I don't think I'll ever have this again.

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Photo of rye726
1.53/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I thought since I like love Aspen's Maroon Bells, I might enjoy a lager with Aspen in the name. Damn, fooled again by engenious marketing tactics. This carbonated liquid in yellow with a white head. It smells and taste like ricey water. Hey, the body is also watery. I think I see a pattern here. Drinkable if you like Mexico City tap water.

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Photo of xare
1.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

Poured as an very pale / light yellow, nearly clear liquid. No head apart from a few stray bubbles. Nearly no carbonation to speak of. It looks like a very flat beer, definitely not appealing.

I couldn't smell anything apart from a faint overlay of grain and even that took quite some doing to detect.

Tasted exactly like water. Seriously. No aftertaste. No flavor apart from a tiny hit of grain - but mainly just like water.

Mouthfeel was strange. There's alcohol and it tastes like water yet feels really dry in your mouth.

Drinkability is obviously, outstanding. If you ever needed an easy beer to pound down like mad, get yourself a few of these and chug them like they're water (which it basically tastes and appears like except with a dab of grain and some alcohol).

Overall, I wouldn't buy this beer but I'm not opposed to drinking it again, especially when I want something easy to drink during a session.

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Photo of Overlord
1.5/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I can't believe I never got around to reviewing this beer. Had way too many of these a while back.

Pours a bubbly yellow. Decent head. No smell except a thin waft of foliage. Taste is almost non-existent: just a bit of seltzer water with, again, skunky foliage malt.

Thin, watery, bad.

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Photo of auxiliary
1.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

They had to give these away to sell them. I had a rebate to try it for free, but lost the rebate and never sent it in anyway. This is by far the lowest carbed beer I think I found, and it is pretty watery just for that. Woul'd buy this again, even if it was for free again.

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Photo of mnesporov
1.68/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 12oz long neck brown twist off bottle, a freshness date is printed on the bottle.

Appearance: A one inch head that disappears extremely quickly. A light golden hue and very crystal clear mix.

Smell: Almost no aroma to be found here. Hints of grain and light alcohol are slightly detected.

Taste: A very watered down taste with a little grain and bitterness. This brew is just like water and a little bit of alcohol. There is also almost no after taste to be found (WEIRD)

Mouth-Feel: Extremely dry with a light bodied feel.

Drink-Ability: Another one for the “DON’T DRINK EVER AGAIN PILE”

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Photo of PBRstreetgang
3.27/5  rDev +58%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear straw, with a fizzy 1/2 inch head. Poor retention and no lacing. A little cereal in the aroma, but very clean. Whispers of pale sweetness at first sip, which is soon drowned out by corn and rice. Semi-dry aftertaste, and the minimal bitterness balances without any hop flavor. Light body and high carbonation give it that ultra crisp light lager mouthfeel that condones a high drinkability. And the lack of flavor allows a super-clean finish with only a mild adjunct taste. This is a decent "diet" brew, but if you're counting carbs, perhaps you shouldn't be drinking beer.

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Photo of Vancer
1.88/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Oh no, no. Thank God this was a freebie, would have hated to pay good money for so crappy a beer.

Lite straw yellow pour, no head.

Aroma? Nuttin.

Taste? If ya like dry, gritty, earthy, burnt nuts, harsh , unpleasant finish – this brews for you.

Almost drain poured it, but I toughed it out and finished the bottle, somehow.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
2.8/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

- Basic at best. Better than Michelob Ultra. If I was lost at sea I'd love this!
- Nice golden color with attractive streams of fine bubbles. Just below average head retention. Some minor lacing.
- Very limited nose with just some cereal-like graininess coming through... but clean.
- Delicately crisp and then smooth in the mouth. Medium-light bodied.
- The flavor is limited, but expresses the same maltiness found in the nose. Hops are basically non-existent. It finishes dry (because there's not really much there) with a film of malty residue. Again, there are no hops to give it any flair. Just dull.

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1.4/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pour hard and fast and still get only about an inch of head that fades by the end of this sentence. Body is average joe yellow. I really tried to pick something up on the nose but got only a slight bit of malt and citrus. On first sip you get a striped naked big 3 style that has almost no resemblance to anything but water. If you need a cold crisp drink of tap water this beer is for you. Weird fuzzy waxy feel on the finish. Drinkable but not preferred.

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Photo of TeutonicKnight
3.5/5  rDev +69.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My favorite domestic(American) light beer. Not heavy on the stomach, and it has a refreshing taste. one of the few "light" bottles beers that doesn't have an aftertaste. One can easily polish off a 6 pack and still have room for a couple slices of pizza. Good beer to take fishing, as it really hits the spot on a warm day.

I would say it is like Coors Light, without the aftertaste.

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Photo of Remey
2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I really didnet like this beer it has no destinctive smell what so ever, when i opened this beer it seemed almost flat, and had no teast what so ever very unimpressed. a big flop for coors, and you cant drink enough in the world to get drunk. maybe an exceptable beer for the low carb diet.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
2.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into pint glass

Light color, yet a little darker than other low carbs. Head was foaming, then laced, then fainted away.
Smell was citrusy, corn, fizzy.
Taste: crisp, tingly, some hops, no malt that I could detect. Lemon? Not sure what that was.
A good low carb beer. But as for beer overall, not good. Keep it cold and drink in summer.

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Photo of whynot44
1.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Very light body, clear light gold color with a head that disappears so fast you'll miss it if you blink - like seltzer water.

Aroma is hard to detect, just a whiff of grain and seltzer.

Taste is also very light but about on a par with Coors Light. A vague taste of sweet grain, no real hops bite, naturally. Nothing offensive, reasonably refreshing ice cold - less so if you let it warm up at all.

If you want low carb, this is the best so far but still falls short of "real beer". It's drinkable but boring. .

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Photo of BEERchitect
1.7/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Quite possibly the most tasteless beer that I've ever had. It looks clear. It has high and fizzy carbonation. No head retention. No lacing. It tastes like 'pure rocky mountain water' before they added barley, hops, or yeast. Mouthfeel is watery and fizzy. Finishes clean, but so does water. I'm glad they use good water in this brew, because if they used bad water, it would be intollerable.

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Photo of Rootdog316
2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Aspen Edge pours to a pale gold color with a short lived fizzy head formation and a very faint malt nose. The palate is exceedingly thin and watery with just a hint of malt but, and this is the one positive, no discernible adjunct flavors. That's probably because there aren't many flavors at all going on here, but there you go.

The finish is balanced overall, with not a lot of hops but then you don't need as many to balance a beer with so little malt character. I found Aspen Edge to be highly carbonated and fizzy, as if that might make up for the lack of flavor. The beer tastes a lot like seltzer water to me (which, I might add, has no carbs).

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Photo of Barraclou
1.63/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: It pours a pale yellow colour with almost no head.

Smell: A watered down macro scent. :(

Taste: A watered down macro flavour. :(

Mouthfeel: So watery. It is exactly like drinking mineral spring water.

Drinkability: Well, buy yourself a Coors and water it to one-half and you have now two Aspen Edge. Why light beers always claims to be flavourful? Here's another proof against that statement.
Fade and booorrring! If it is low-fat and low-carbs, that's because that's only water, not a real beer.

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Photo of tgbljb
2.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a pale golden color with white head that quickly disappeared. Smell is sweet with little else to offer. Taste is slighly swet with no hop or malt flavor detected. Mouthfeel is acceptable, but only because it is virtually non-existent. Not worth drinking. Tried it as part of my low-carb diet. I found it's more enjoyable to drink a real beer and spend a little more time on the treadmill.

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Photo of TPSReports
1.88/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer looks like water with yellow food coloring. The taste, or lack of it, is about the same.

There is a light carbonation the masks whatever flavor might happen to be present. It's like drinking an almost beer flavor alka seltzer.

Uggh. Maybe there is a so-called low carb out there that has a decent flavor, but I doubt it.

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Photo of packetknife
2.63/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Another easy review to do because there is little to review. The only close-to-positive about this brew is the color. This was poured for me and it was a good bit darker than I've come to expect from ultra-lights. However, it was no better on the tongue or nose than Michelob Ultra or Budweiser Select. I figure if you're expecting a lot of summer company and outdoors BBQs, Aspect and Select are good beers to stock in the cooler. They're light enough for everybody, Coors/Bud enough for everybody, and cheap enough for you to give away.

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Photo of Pegasus
2.5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Medium golden in color, with a small but persistent snow-white head and moderate streams of small fast-rising bubbles. The lacing is scattered, but reasonably good.

Aroma: Slight hops character and mild cooked vegetable aroma; malt presence is very limited.

Taste: Opens with tart malt which carries throughout the taste, there is a minor herbal hop note toward the end of the taste. The finish is clean and somewhat dry.

Mouth feel: A bit thin with fizzy soda-like carbonation.

Drinkability/notes. Quite lacking in character, but thirst quenching, nonetheless. Well suited to refreshment while doing yardwork on sweltering summer days.

Presentation: Packages in a twelve ounce brown longneck bottle with a twistoff crown. Served in a standard pint tapglass.

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Photo of DFN
2.31/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Aspen Edge is an eminently forgettable beer. Looks OK; weak, slightly "cardboardy" smell; tastes "light," and leaves a slightly sickly aftertaste. Not the worst beer I've ever had, but it's pretty pathetic. Leave this one on the shelf.

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Photo of BigRedN
2.6/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Finally, the madness can end. On a quest of crown a best in class of low car beers I have decided a winner. Budweiser Select. However, I must say this is not bad. Targeted at Mich Ultra, I think this is slightly better actually.

Appearance: Clear, golden, thin head, dissipated to a small ring around the glass, and do I detect a hint of lacing?

Smell: Faint aromas of malts (or sweet adjuncts?) along with a tough of hops. My gosh, its like a macro, yet its low carb!

Taste: The second closest to a typical macro I have had to date. I still won't call it beer, though.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, carbonated.

Drinkability: OK, but not my first choice (or 101st choice for that matter). For low carb beers, I think I can stomach this one, but I have the feeling that as the fad (craze, trend, call it what you will) dies, this beer will likely be an early fatality (but I won't be sad). When I worked in a liquor store Ultra sold cases for every six pack of Aspen Edge, and I think it is a far inferior product, just got the AB Michelob hype all over it.

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Photo of clemtig76
2.63/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Stole one from the wife. I have to be honest and say that this is the upper class of the low carb beers. I was amazed that it actually looked like beer when I poured it into the glass. Clean crisp taste with a faint bitterness of hops. Ever so slight taste of malt. All things considered, not a bad brew for what it is. Much better than Coors Light.

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Aspen Edge from Coors Brewing Company
2.07 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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