Coors Light | Coors Brewing Company

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Coors LightCoors Light

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of WesWes
2.55/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours a very pale gold color with a thick frizzy white head that quickly fades to spotty lacing. The aroma is below average. It has a dry lager yeast aroma with the faintest hint of pilsner malt. The taste is below average as well. There really is little malt taste at all. It's basically watered down regular Coors. It goes down quick and finishes dry and clean. The mouthfeel is average. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is the standard for light macro lagers. I don't see the attraction here.

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Photo of DoubleJ
1.78/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Why you ask? Because I was able to snag this from my friend's 30 pack. On to the beer:

Poured into a pilsner glass, it pours a very pale and almost clear color, with a good head for a brief minute before dropping to nothing. Aroma is sweet, such as it is. The flaovor is mostly tasteless, but is saved by just a little spoonful of corn syrup sweetness. Hops are very faint in the background. Despite the carbonation action in the body, it tasted almost flat.

The can states it's "crisp and refreshing" Where's the crispness? Well, at least there were no major off-flavors, but it was still beer diluted with water. Coors Light has about 30% fewer calories as the Original, and now I know why; I couldn't finish the last 30% of this!

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Photo of dar482
1.74/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

The beer comes in an extremely watery golden yellow.

The aroma has stale grains and corn.

The flavor has a decent mouthfeel and malt. I had this against Bud Light and this won out because of this factor. The flavor in general is watered down cereal grains.

The aftertaste is slightly metallic.

So watery. This light beer is just bad.

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Photo of BARFLYB
1.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I had a can of this at a party. I figured you have to remember where you started. I figured wrong.

A- Pouring this into a pint glass this appeared a straw yellow color like most light lagers but this one almost resembles colored water. A fizzy white head came and went. No lace.

S- A bit grainy, a bit metalic. Not picking up any distinguishing malts or hops but I guess they are in there.

T- See above. Also taste like carbonated water with light alcohol. Out of the big 3 this one taste most like water. I can't see how people drink this stuff in excess, it's disturbing to me.

M- highly carbonated leaving a very crisp but unpleasent taste. Thin bodied.

D- Nope, not this one. Could not finish the can. I was thinking of giving it to my dog but decided to pour it down the drain properly instead.

I won't give it a failing grade because it's an easy out if you need to bring "something" to a party

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Photo of flagmantho
2.12/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from 24oz tall can into a pint glass. The mountains are blue, so you know it's cold!

Appearance: very pale straw color with a clear body and low effervescence. Head poured a finger of frothy white foam but this quickly subsided to nothing. Not a particularly attractive beer.

Smell: mostly inoffensive, lightly plasticy aroma. There's not enough volume here to really get much of anything.

Taste: lightly malty flavor with a bit of a grainy character. There's also a bit of an artificial plastic/metallic bent to the aftertaste. That said, there is definitely actual malt flavor here, which I'm somewhat surprised by. Unfortunately, the overall package still isn't very good.

Mouthfeel: light body with a moderate effervescence. A beer this light needs to be super fizzy, in my opinion, to keep it refreshing and desirable; this beer doesn't have enough of that.

Overall: I dislike this beer less than I thought I might; it's mostly inoffensive, and I would probably grab one of these before a Bud if all I had were a cooler full of macros.

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Photo of biegaman
1.92/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Coors Light is so void of malt that it barely has any colour; almost entirely without hue at some angles, this beer looks 'light' alright! It looks like ginger-ale only fairer. It is no surprise either that such an emaciated beer - despite having carbonation injected into it - can't retain a head.

There's a reason Coors insists their beer is "cold certified" before you attempt to drink it - it's to diminish how much of the product you can actually smell and taste. Lower temperatures, not to mention drinking straight from the can or bottle, severely truncate the ability to recognize a beer's flavours. Normally that's for worse, though in this case it may be for better...

The use of corn syrup and rice starch and who knows what kinds of adjuncts and preservatives don't make for an overly appealing lager - if they did the Germans would have passed a law *in favor* of them! Where any flavour is noted in this insipid lager it tastes of corn grits or Wonderbread. The aftertaste is fairly cloying and flaunts adjuncts in all their glory.

I once heard a wise man say that 'whatever beer you like, then that is good beer'. But I confess that if I were a psychiatrist and a patient told me this was their favourite beer I'd diagnose them crazy. Not because they liked it - but because they believed it to be beer! The inclusion of barley, yeast and (imperceptible) hops may *technically* make this beer, but I feel there's enough excluded (i.e., every characteristic of an actual beer) to disqualify that claim.

Big companies don’t win by making great products. Big companies win by sucking less than other big companies. True, there's worse out there, but this is still an awful lager. If I can't enjoy Coors Light in a tiny, stuffy, non-air-conditioned second-floor bedroom in the midst of a mid-summer heatwave after moving heavy furniture... then there's no chance I ever will.

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Photo of puboflyons
2.58/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

From 12 fl. oz can no. SEP2611-L30020722. Sampled on July 23, 2011. The pour is straw yellow with a huge fizzy head that diminishes as quickly as it built up. Aromas of grains, weak malts, and creamed corn with a vague hoppy crispiness. The body is thin but stays together well when swirling. The taste has a slighly bigger hoppy bite than its aroma but nothing special but it is also kind of stale. It is proper for its style but defintely not a craft brew lover's beer. But it was 98 degrees that says it all.

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Photo of Zorro
2.12/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clear pale yellow, with lots of carbonation.

Smell is yeasty with a noticeable banana scent, faint grain smell.

Taste is mild grain and yeast with that same faint trace of Banana I smelled. OK but under flavored. Beats Michelob Ultra though.

Mouthfeel is present.

Drinkable, but not good, there really are no good light beers.

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Photo of Halcyondays
1.35/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

On-tap at Zubie's in Huntington Beach, CA, bummed some off of my softball teammates, since it was free for me,

A: Pours a pale, insipid yellow, really no head to speak of, coming out of the tap, there were just a smattering of bubbles.

S: No smell, smells like water, if I was being nice, I would say it has a slight hint of malt and corn.

T: Pretty tasteless, a bit of malt and corn, no hops to speak of, carbonated water is the major taste.

M: Watery, light, seltzery.

D: Fine for a light beer, its tasteless nature makes it easy to drink or pound, but not something I would order regularly. Editing again after trying a bottle, it just got so boring I left it half full.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

No idea where this was brewed: The UK or the US (or anywhere else on earth). 27th Sep 2013 I visit a local club for a charity auction and I spy this huge font with 'Coors Light' on it. Never seen it before as the bars I tend to use wouldn't sell this stuff.

I buy a half: and quite enjoyed it in a perverse sort of way!

Cold, refreshing and clean tasting (not much malt and hop flavour, but clean tasting). It's very pale urine in colour with a white head, at least my half-pint was.

Odourless and tasteless, yet not really bad, just not very beery. This ticks off one of the highest reviewed beers I'd never had before (the main reason I decided to have a glass). Heineken and Budweiser are my next bland lager targets!

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Photo of clayrock81
1.4/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

W/o a doubt the most overhyped beer. The one regaling factor for this beer is if you're trying to not pack on carbs. Then again, you might as well drink soda, because on one occasion I killed a 12-pack of this (cans) and didn't even have to urinate. W/ so many light beers to choose from, this is a skip. Only Coors massive ad campaign for it is why we're even talking about it now.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
2.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pale yellow in color. As clear as glass in appearance. Watery, corn and toasted rice water. Refreshing in a tasteless sort of way. Paired with hot wings.

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Photo of rudzud
2.32/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Pizzeria Uno's.

A - Poured into a chilled 16 oz pint glass a ridiculously pale straw with a fizzy one finger head that faded at typical adjunct lager rate. That is, quick and fizzy.

S - Light bread notes and some malt sweetness. Fairly bland.

T - Taste is pretty much that. Its alright, more light wet bread and malts. Again, boring.

M - Alrihgt carbonation, relatively thin though.

O - Overall this beer is only meant to be drank in large social gatherings when there are drinking games involved.

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Photo of spinrsx
2.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz Bottle

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an above average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread, corn

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste bread mixed with very light hops and some corn. There really isn't a whole lot of taste going on here.. It finishes with a corn syrup slightly sweet aftertaste.

Overall – There beer does have a certain distinct taste that sets it apart from the other light adjunct beers on the market. Not saying that's a good thing.. Anyways, its very light and highly drinkable, but I'll stick with Genny Light as my go to choice in this style category - for camping trips etc.

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Photo of jdhilt
1.5/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving no lace. Crystal clear pale straw color, like looking through colored water. Light-medium carbonation and very light bodied. Faint corn nose? Flavor is lacking, mostly hints of corn, no hops, no malt. Fortunately a tiny bottle. Remarkably similar to MGD 64 Light. Took me over 2800 bottles before I reviewed - no more over with! $1.25 for a 7oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

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Photo of cjgator3
2.15/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

I acquired an extra can of this so I decided to review it as unobjectionable as possible. 12oz vented wide mouth can poured into a pint glass. Pours a golden yellow color with a thin fizzy white head that quickly disappears. The aroma is pretty non-existent with faint grainy malt. The taste much like the aroma is pretty bland with a faint grain flavors and just a hint of hops. The mouthfeel is thin and prickly from the high amount of carbonation. The drinkability is high due to the low ABV, but I am not sure I would want to consume much in one sitting due to getting bored. Overall, a pretty subpar American macro light lager.

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Photo of Bitterbill
2.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

24oz can.

Straw gold colour, plenty of foam in the head, lots and lots of bubbles.

Grain, corn in the smell, typical macro of low quality aroma.

Some grain, some sweet malt, very light but not desirable bitterness. Best by Nov 15, 2010. Yeah, best by. Chuckle chuckle.

I thought I had already reviewed this but surprise. Oh well, it's out of the way for now and for all time.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: When the blue mountains said it was ready, poured a pale, maize color with a thin, fizzy white head that quickly disappeared leaving no traces on the surface or lacing on the glass. Visible carbonation was very soft.

S: light traces of dried corn with a light dried buttery herbal hopping.

T: The flavor starts out with a touch of metallic tang with some pale grains. Light dried corn notes lingered in the finish. Overall the flavor was dry with some buttered grains and a light sourness and a touch of grassiness on the finish. Not big on flavor, but probably the least offending macro I can remember tasting.

M: light, watery with a light sour fade.

D: For what is was, a light macro, I would have to say borderline acceptable, though I doubt I could down these in multiples despite its light nature. I would suggest you down these quick before warming.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
1.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Why did I review this? Because it was there? Because wherever I was had nothing else I hadn't reviewed, and nothing else worth drinking? Well, whatever, what's done is done.

Pours an extremely pale yellow colour, with absolutely no head when it's served, even from the tap pour. Lots of streaming carbonation, but I guess the body is so light it can't retain a head at all. Looks like piss in a glass.

Almost nothing on the nose. A little bit sweet, a touch grainy and corny perhaps. A bit of honey and banana, not great characters for the style, and overly sweet, even though there's almost nothing to it. Blech.

Taste is similar. A little bit of corny grain with a slight sweet banana twinge. Light on the palate, but feels bloating with carbonation, and I swear the "light" is meant to avoid the bloat, right?

Yeah, it's a lame beer. I didn't expect anything else. Remind me not to go places that have nothing better on tap.

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Photo of corby112
1/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

typical mass-produced macrobeer. smeels and taste like water, corn and metal. only good for fraternity parties and in huge mugs at Midevil Times. Pours a very pale golden yellow color with very thin fizzy head that dissapeard immediately. Smells like the floor of a fraternity house blended with corn syrup. Gross.

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Photo of Haybeerman
2.34/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Straw yellow and clear. Little to no head retention, some lacing.

Smell: Slight mettalic smell, little aroma other than some grain.

Taste: Light, dry and refreshing, Little in the way of grain or hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: Very weak, very light. Use of adjuncts minimizes body.

Drinkability: Biggest attribute of this beer. Very drinkable, just not drinking mush of anything.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A lot of water in it, lots of clarity, mild yellow color revealing only the slightest amount of barley used. Aroma nothing, maybe some metallic and copper notes.

Mild sweetness, high carbonation, more copper penny notes. Tons of water. Tastes like a beer and a water were blended.

This is stuff you feed sidechicks.

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Photo of pat61
2.4/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: pale straw with a fizzy white foam cap. Smell: smells like nothing – corny if anything with a little green apple Taste: crisp with apple, maybe a little corn, no hops, balanced towards the malt – what little there is. Mouthfeel: thin, light, watery, high carbonation, slight carbonic bight.

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Photo of beertunes
2.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Finally finishing paying off a bet by reviewing a the crappy beers at a local bar. Poured into pint glass. The color was the typical thin pale yellow of the style. The aroma was totally benign and neutral, nothing noticeable.

The beer had a small grain flavor, otherwise was also bland and benign. The body was typically thin and had decent carbonation. Drinkability was light and easy, but why have more than one?
Widely available, try one. Or don't.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
2.3/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a strange)
A- This beer pours a pale yellow hue to a crystal clear body with only 1 or 2 tiny bubbles of fizz in the body. The head fizzes as the snow white head dissipates before the glass can even get to my lips.
S- This beer has a soft faint grain note that is soon gone and only a clean aroma with a faint sulfur hint is left.
T- The very soft green apple hard candy note finishes with a field corn note that lingers a bit. There is a slight watery taste that covers these flavors as the beer warms.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a watery texture and a bit of a flat texture on the tongue.
D- This beer has no off flavors except for the green apple candy note. It would have been nice to see even a hint of hop or grain but there was really just nothing.

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