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Coors Light | Coors Brewing Company

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5,190 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,876
Reviews:
1,312
Ratings:
5,190
pDev:
36.45%
Bros Score:
1.77
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
1,276
Trade:
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Ratings: 5,190 |  Reviews: 1,312
Photo of Sammy
2.11/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Widely available in Canada. Had it because it was the most drinkable of non drinkable beers at a Shalom Zachor, a Friday night gathering after a baby is born in Judaism, where traditionally beer is served. Agree its carbonated tonic water with a little beer taste.

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Photo of kylehay2004
2.4/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap at the brewery in Golden.

A: slight hazy and straw colored but lighter yellow than original coors.

S: sweet bready notes but much less distinct than original coors. Some malt. No hops.

T: less sweet up front and more of a bitter taste but finishes with the same sweet taste as original coors. Not very good.

M: high carbonation and light body.

Overall: Not as bad as I was expecting. sweet and fairly drinkable.

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Photo of acurtis
1.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
2/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of jaydoc
2.25/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.55/5  rDev +25.6%
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 GRG1313
3/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

you know what? this is by far the best beer in the BMC lineup, at least as far as the lights go. really, theres nothing metallic or putrid about it, maybe just better on tap, who knows, but after all my awesome beers lately, i thought it was time to review something less impressive. had this on tap at santoros at the ice rance in littleton after a hockey game. pours clear yellow color, a hint of gold, but more yellow. a surprisingly nice white head on it, but its gone in seconds. the nose is lightly toasted barley, a little nutty tone, and generic yeast. it doesnt smell as adjunctty as many of these, and really has a pretty decent flavor all things considered. its light as hell obviously, but it also isn refreshing. in its category its probably 3.5s or 4s across the board. mouthfeel is okay, too light to be really satisfying, but well carbonated and easy drinking. a few pitchers of this down the gullet would be no worries. hard to get a buzz tough, and that hurts it for me. overall an underrated shitty beer, if that makes any sense. this smokes a miller light, and absolutely pulverizes a budlight. and its local, sort of...

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Photo of spycow
2.95/5  rDev +45.3%
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 kjkinsey
2/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of djrn2
1/5  rDev -50.7%

Photo of Knapp85
1.37/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I know I've had this over the years a couple times and I'm surprised I never reviewed it before... it must have fell through the cracks somehow. This beer poured out as a clear yellow color with a very fast fading white head on top. The beer has some carbonation bubbles that rise to the top on occasion. The smell of the beer is mostly aromas of corn and other sweet grains. The taste is very bland, I'd say it lacks everything in the flavor/taste category. The mouthfeel is watery, thin and boring. Overall it's nothing to be proud of, it's got no depth or anything. Avoid it, because there is nothing good about it.

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Photo of nmann08
2/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of oriolesfan4
2.25/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of t0rin0
2/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
1.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of metter98
1.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: The beer is crystal clear light straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly died down, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of adjunct malts are present in the nose—corn seems to stand out in particular.
T: Similar to the smell, light flavors of corn adjuncts dominate the overall taste. Neither hop flavors nor associated bitterness are perceptible, although there's just enough in the way of underlying hops to counteract any sweetness from the malts.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down easily but then again it mostly tastes like corn-flavored water.

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Photo of BEERchitect
1.85/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Well, a straw colored beer with high carbonation and white foam that disapeared quickly. No retention, no lacing. Smells like vegetables and grain--faintly. No hop aroma. A bit sour. Tastes the same as it smells. Faint grain and adjuncts yeilds vegetable flavors of corn and rice. Maybe a bit of hops for balance. No finish. No aftertaste. Body is weak and neutral. A bit acidic, sour, metalic, and thin. Not much to say about the beer, there's just not a lot there.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle. A drinking buddy of mine always has a bottle (or six) of these while I put back the local pints. At our most recent after work Friday brain-dump, I submitted to a previous taunt of trying this with a BA mindset. The slick, shiny bottle label was indeed exhibiting a blue tinge, indicating its suitable to drink coldness, it would seem.

This beer pours a very clear, very pale straw colour - so light, that I can clearly see the items sitting on the bar behind it. It displays a few fingers of thinly foamy, and generally soapy bone-white head, which actually exhibits so-so retention, and some sparse retarded broccoli floret lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.

It smells of a quite soft pale malt, corn and rice graininess, a chalky, metallic essence, and some vegetal huskiness. The taste is corny pale malt, with a surprising, though very thin, cheap breakfast biscuit character, vegetable starch, and a mildly skanky mustiness - this one's score is actually rather low on the unofficial scale in that matter.

It is indeed somewhat over-carbonated, the body thin and watery (it is all about light beer, after all), mostly smooth, and mildly cloying. It finishes off-dry, the echoes of rice and corn husks a tad surprising in their persistence, and the slightly lingering essence of over-cooked veggies - not so much.

This would only be tangentially acceptable on a hot, sunny, very thirsty, medically dehydrated day, as a moderately more alcoholic substitute for that other mountain-fresh beverage sold in over-priced bottles at bars everywhere.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

First impression:

F / AVOID

***
07.29.17 impression from a can at a Cubs-Brewers game tailgate party:

Crisp. Insipid. Overcarbonated.

I'm impressed they can brew this on the scale they do consistently.

D / AVOID

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
1/5  rDev -50.7%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
2.18/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.54/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

This is not beer, this water and corn syrup with a light alcohol taste included. No aroma, no afertaste and hell, even no taste at all. This is the perfect beer for non-beer drinker. I blame this beer for making it hard to convince people to try to drink something different since this is so light and therefore every other beers seems "too strong".

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Photo of zeff80
1.93/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A - It is a pale yellow that is highly carbonated. You actually can get a head on it if you pour it well enough. However, it doesn't last.

S - Smells of corn.

T - The corn flavor comes through. There may also be a hint of hops.

M - It is crisp but also can be a little too fizzy.

D - When it's free it's always drinkable. When your choices are limited to just Bud Light and Coors Light. I think I'll always grab the Coors Light.

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Photo of SocalKicks
2/5  rDev -1.5%

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