Coors Light | Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Colorado, United States
millercoors.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#47,232
Reviews:
1,329
Ratings:
5,278
pDev:
36.27%
Bros Score:
1.77
 
 
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Reviews by Mr-Beer:
Photo of Mr-Beer
1.72/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

light gold in color. Crisp clean smooth but not much of a taste to it at all

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Todd
1.77/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Presentation: "The Silver Bullet" -- 24oz "grande" silver can with wide-mouth pour. Bottled on date located at the bottom of the can.

Appearance: A crystal clear, bright pale yellow liquid with not much of a head at all. In fact, it's nearly still.

Smell: Some very faint fruits, touch of sulfur and weak tea-like hop in the aroma.

Taste: Quite sweet, dextrin-like with an odd fruit punch and watery banana sweetness flavour that makes it difficult to believe that this is purely a malt beverage. Paired with a tight carbonation, there's a hop bitterness that follows. It's mildly lemon-like in character and creates a semi-puckering dry snap. Metallic flavours pull thru with a slight grain dryness towards the end. Both linger on the palate for sometime and intensifies, especially as the beer warms.

Notes: Why bother?

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Photo of aa8ball
3.81/5  rDev +86.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

I love beer and I drink it every day. At (age) 62, carbs are an important factor. High carbs = high weight gain. Must keep the carbs at or below 5.5g/beer. I want to be treated right with a beer's alcohol content too, which is just as important to me as any other attribute. Coors Light is always an excellent choice for me. The aroma, flavor, after burp, 4.2 ABV and at 5g carbs Coors Light is a great beer. A straight shot about every three beers or so makes up for the slightly lower alcohol content. I love the flavor the aluminum can adds, but the flavor of Coors Light from the bottle is fine too. Adolf Coors (who became a proud American) went to a lot of trouble to find the right water with which to brew a great beer and I think he did. I think he'd be proud of Coors Light.

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Photo of Bito24
3.15/5  rDev +54.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I see that this beer has been rated as awful. Hey, it's a light beer, what do you expect. That means it a watered down version of the regular beer. You usually drink it cause you're over weight or trying to lose some flab. With that in mind, it's not bad and you probably can drink several glasses and still be under your county's DWI minimum. If you want to drink a better beer, increase your activity, put the fork down and eat more salads.

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Photo of Madmike05
1.09/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Growing up in a predominantly country town, this was a staple beer for many, and drank mostly by those who donned tight wranglers and cowboy hats and boots. Why, I don't know. Perhaps because you can down this like water easily on a hot day and it's inexpensive. I drank many a coors light until I discovered that yes,there is better. Much better.

Pours a standard straw yellow. Smell is almost non existent. Taste is a watered down subtle metallic grain. Mouthfeel is a thin carbonation.Finish is metallic,but clean.

The best description I've heard of this beer was as follows:

"If a nickel could urinate, it would urinate coors light"

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Photo of beerdrinker92532
4.4/5  rDev +115.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

goes down smooth, tastes great, gets super ice cold, stays super ice cold, gets you drunk and no mater how many beers it takes, no hangover the next morning. a beautiful creation.

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Photo of BlueRidgeBeerHound
5/5  rDev +145.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

ive drank 500 gallons, will drink 500 gallons more. this is a beer to cut your teeth on, to be a teenager with, to be outdoors with, to drink and drink and drink on long summer days with no water and find a decent forgiveness in the morning. this is the beer of smokey and the bandit, smokey runnin coolers of coors across old man river mississippi so all we east least can get a taste of the Rockies. this is the beer of Golden Colorado, Shelby County Tennessee, the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, and every raging prom party worth a bucket of spit and a Kid Rock song. I drink it when the mountains turn BLUE.

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Photo of eyeet7
2.72/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Tastes like bitter water, but good bitter water. I give the feel rating a 4 only because after 4 it starts to feel good. My favorite kind of H2O. But far from my favorite kind of beer.

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Photo of Popsinc
1.63/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

What more can you say about Coors Light other than it is one of the most bland, dull and boring beers ever made. Pale and bubbly like gingerale. No nose whatsoever....ok, maybe some corn and grainy notes. Taste is not only light and watery, it is also chalky and dry. The mouthfeel is bubbly and rough and the finish is dry.

This is a horrible beer. It is not even beer. Have it ice cold on a summer afternoon and it will go down like water. Less than a beer for the masses. A new low.

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Photo of crispysdad
2.26/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I enjoy beers such as Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA.....Arrogant Bastard Ale.......High quality Oatmeal Stouts. But I also am not above enjoying an ice cold Coors Light from time-to-time. After a few hours of yard work in 90+ degree heat, stick 3 or 4 of these in the freezer just until ice crystals start to form and it really hits the spot. I pick up a sixer about once a month or so. My favorite of all the light lagers by far.

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Photo of Alexc11
3.12/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Maybe I'm missing something but I don't think the low score is justified if we go with the strict definition of a light lager; unless light lager is meant to be a poor beer? Not sure.

But this beer meets all the standards as per the requirement: Low alcohol at 4%- Check. Light (with corn overtones) - Check. Little or no hop/malt flavours - Check. It initially pours a nice lace that dissipates fast enough as well as a clear, pale straw color with limited aromas of any kind. Ok, it's not an artisanal-craft beer attempting to wow anyone but I reckon it's not the purpose of this beer. The purpose is to kick back, enjoy and listen to the ball game if you get my drift.

Still. I enjoy this beer. The quintessential summer beer during and after a BBQ/yardwork or work out.

I think I have to give it a better rating than most here.

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Photo of amdz
5/5  rDev +145.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm gonna be honest, there's not much more to life than sippin' on a Coors. The electric blue color that the can embraces when cold as the Rocky Mountains is not to be taken lightly: it's an invitation. However, she's a seductive mistress, as each savory and refreshing sip (or gulp) only serves to tantalize and bring the experience closer to climax. Fortunately, unlike some experiences, there's no waiting time in between rounds. And that's to everyone's benefit, as you'll need more than one to really appreciate the love that goes into each individual, hand-crafted can. Mr. Coors, you've got a fan in me.

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Photo of bark
3.05/5  rDev +49.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The colour is pale yellow, the liquid clear. The two finger head is compact and white; it sinks slowly leaving no lacing.

The smell is a bit stronger than I remembered. Sweet notes of cereals. Nothing else, really.
The colour is pale yellow, the liquid clear. The two finger head is compact and white; it sinks slowly leaving no lacing.

The smell is a bit stronger than I remembered. Sweet notes of cereals. Nothing else, really.

The taste starts with a sharp sweetness that gets smoother, passing notes of fresh baked bread. Light to medium body. The aftertaste is very sweet and clean with some bread and light syrup. Sweet bullion in the finish.

The carbonation is medium strong; the small bubbles smooth. The liquid is medium smooth.

A clean and … well, clean American light lager. Not very exciting but they sure know how to brew those beers.

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Photo of spycow
2.95/5  rDev +44.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Very light blonde color with a hazy, carbonated look.

S: Smells like beer. Nothing unique stands out to give it any distinctness.

T: The taste of light beer. You have a hint of hops but with a light aftertaste. It is quite similar to Miller lite but taste a little more watery. Aftertaste doesn't stay with you too long.

M&D: It has a carbonated and thin feel to the mouth. A drinkable beer especially in the summer.

This is a beer I would drink for a light american lager.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.55/5  rDev +25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a crystal clear light, almost clear, yellow with a 1 inch fizzy white head that fades to nothing. No lacing at all. Smell is of grains and corn flakes. Taste is the same with the grains and corn flakes. There is a slightly metallic taste present as well. A high level of carbonation makes for a very crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average but quite drinkable beer. Not too bad for what it is.

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Photo of mickmanhattan
2.21/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

I'm guessing it wasn't fair to drink this after a Trappist Rochefort 10. :lol:

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Photo of Riff
3/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, pale, yellow color with about a finger and a half of white head that fades to a light layer on the top. Smell is lightly corn, cracker, and a tiny bit of earthiness to it. Flavor is corn, sweet malt, tiny amount of bitterness and a little earth towards the finish. Medium light body, fairly crisp, clean finish. Decent light lager, I think there are better ones out there but one I wouldn't turn down at a party.

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Photo of Alestorm4069
5/5  rDev +145.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My light beer of choice. enough said. I've Drank so much of this rocky mountain kool aid and i'll drink a whole lot more. Good stuff.

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
1.19/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This Pilsner is so light, it seems to take on the taste of whichever vessel it is housed in. That is to say, drinking from a bottle vs a can vs a keg will produce a variety of flavors. I can think of almost no situations where I would choose a Coors Light, unless I it was down to Coors Light vs Bud Light. But in that situation I would probably just leave.

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Photo of matcris
3.3/5  rDev +61.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

For the style:
APPEARANCE: A crystal clear straw/golden. A finger of quickly dissipating white, foamy head. Lots of medium bubbles rising up. No real lacing to speak of.
AROMA: All I really smell is something that reminds me of faint banana. The yeast maybe?
TASTE: Again, very faint banana.
FEEL: Nice full carbonation, very light body, watery, but since there isn't much for flavor the carbonation really helps.
OVERALL: Biggest thing going for this is I have it VERY cold and it is effervescent and refreshing, with no real weird tastes. Very seltzer like, be great on a hot day at the lake.

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Photo of Bsimpson91
2.76/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this beer in the can so I don't know if the bottled version is better. This is a very generic beer to my taste. Crisp and smooth with no yeast notes and no fruitiness. At most, you mainly taste malt. I believe this beer would make a great social beer because it has nothing that stands out about it, it's definitely not offensive in anyway. You could easily drink this beer while talking with friends. What I do enjoy about this beer is that it won't give you a headache or the sudden erge to sleep. Very drinkable but not my first choice.

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Photo of GetDawgz
3.5/5  rDev +71.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Best on draft. Very refreshing for a light beer.

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Photo of PatrickCT
2.75/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Very light in color, aroma and taste. There is beer there somewhere. It is so light it is hard to call it offensive.
Very faint malts and a bit of sulfur in the taste. Minimal grassy hops. Light in body and mouth feel. High carbonation, dry finish.
Drink as cold as possible.

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Photo of Tblaisdell
1/5  rDev -51%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Not sure why people still purchase beer like this. I can make it myself a lot cheaper by soaking a slice of bread in a glass of tap-water until it dissolves then adding a splash of moonshine to give it that alcohol.

The flavor would be just about the same....except maybe a little better if you used fresh bread. Coors "liquid dinner rolls" light definitely tastes like the bread they soaked in their Rocky Mountain water was stale.

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Photo of Premo88
3.05/5  rDev +49.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16 oz. can poured into nonic
(best by Feb. 5, 2018 printed on bottom of can)

L: clear yellow-gold topped by thin head of white foam, about 1/4-inch tall, that disappears quickly; keeps thin collar of foam; minimal activity in glass; no sticking or lacing

S: grain, stale grain, light sweetness, house paint

T: stale grain, medicinal note; as it warms, light cracker-malt sweetness adds some flavor ... grain notes also increase in a good way, much more flavor, corn, maize

F: super light, super carbonated

O: ice cold it's pretty awful, just a watered down corn husk with a medicinal flavor note thrown in, but as it warms it starts to taste a bit more like a full American adjunct lager; it never gets all the way, and there are other light beers I like better, but this one is at least passable; I'd only drink this as a last resort, but I would drink it

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Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
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