Coors Light | Coors Brewing Company

Coors LightCoors Light
BA SCORE
2.9%
Liked This Beer
2.03 w/ 5,156 ratings
Coors LightCoors Light
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,781
Reviews:
1,301
Ratings:
5,156
Liked:
152
Avg:
2.03/5
pDev:
36.45%
Alströms:
1.77
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
1,257
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 5,156 |  Reviews: 1,301
Photo of BuckeyeNation
1.45/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Time for Macro Smackdown IV, or as I'm come to refer to them, MacSmack IV. The BA ratings are the closest yet. Coors Light weighs in at 1.87, while Busch Light is nipping at its heels with 1.85. Let's see which one comes out on top.

Lucent, pale yellow-gold; no surprises there. This one looks a quarter-shade darker than the Busch, but it still fits comfortably in the pale category. The head is dingy, grayish white and is less appealing for that reason alone. The consistency is mealy and soft and the cap falls shockingly quickly to a thin film that is dissipating as I type.

The noses are virtually identical. Of course, a lack of much of an aroma at all makes it hard to sort out what slight differences might exist. 'Not offensive' is the best that I can do as far as good points. Coors Light smells like slightly sweet grain with a not unpleasant, mildly floral hoppiness.

Neither one of these is good beer by any stretch of the imagination. The flavor is of old grain; musty and slightly sour. This is a beer that will probably become frankly undrinkable if I let it warm much further. A minimal sweetness and a near total lack of bitterness greet my every sip. What's left? Old, watery, grain soup. Yuck.

There isn't much to say on the body/mouthfeel front. Both are watery in the extreme and have thankfully short finishes. This beer is marginally less carbonated, both visually and mouthfeel-wise, and feels a little less accomplished as a result.

I have rarely been more ready for a MacSmack to end than I am today. These are two of the worst beers that I've ever had the displeasure to consume. Still though, there are degrees of badness, as the Macro Smackdown series never fails to demonstrate. Coors Light is lousy, plain and simple. The boys from Golden can use whatever flashy marketing slogans they wish, "Silver Bullet", "cold tasting", it's all smoke and mirrors to obscure the fact that this stuff sucks Rocky Mountain oysters.

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Photo of woodychandler
2.26/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I am nearly at bottle # 400 which will free me up to refocus on what really matters, namely The CANQuest (TM). In the meantime, anything in a bottle will do.

I would get a finger of fizzy bone-white head briefly after the pour, but it would disappear as quickly as my students after the bell rings. Color was a light lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was faintly lager sweet, but with an adjunct scent also. More rice than corn, but still pretty bland. Mouthfeel was effervescent, fizzy, like drinking pop. The taste was so bland and nearly nonexistent that I found myself wondering why I had bothered. Finish was nearly tasteless, watery and bland. I had a better time drinking all of that malt likker yesterday. At least they tasted like something ...

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Photo of ZEB89
2.25/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of mikesgroove
1.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

In my neverending ( at least it seems that way) quest to absorb the common macros I have yet another entry. Poured a sort of pale yellow, I said sort of as it was almost clear. Big fizzy white head faded instantly leaving a light yellow liquid filled with tons of visible carbonation. Crystal clear and thin. Smell was non existent(seeing a pattern here) and what was there was barely a bread or grain smell. Taste was refreshing when cold/ putrid when warm. By refreshing I mean like a glass of water when your hot, the taste was non existent. Nothing, maybe a light malt but overall nothing. Very thin mouthfeel, actually felt lighter then water. Overall I could see why people would drink this when its hot in the desert and they are dying of thirst, but to drink it for the taste, or enjoyement, I would pass.

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Photo of Slatetank
2.3/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I had this on tap at Outback Steakhouse in York, PA. Served very cold in a mug.

The beer came with some condensation on the glass, but not a frosted glass so it must be served very, very cold. The color is very light golden and is clear with a head of snowy white that falls to a ring of beading. There is no lace left on the glass. The smell is so faint at first because it is cold, but as it gradually warms a slight cereal odor develops, sweet and soft mainly -minimal aroma though. The feel is very thin and highly carbonated, but it does have a refreshing quality which helped with the oversalted food but more of a palate refresher with slightly seltzer-like feel.

The taste while very bland has no obvious flaws so it is ok for what it is -and it is crisp with slight adjunct flavor giving a mild sweet effect and it finishes clean without any hop flavor or real malt to speak of. The drinkability is not great, I would not order this normally since it really lacks much in the way of 'beer' flavor, simply comes off as a fizzy soda-like malt beverage or a palate cleanser. I do think it fits within the style ok, but generally I would avoid this unless light lagers are your thing.

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Photo of mdfb79
2.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Review #1400!

From 07/16/11 notes. Poured from a 12 oz. silver bullet can into a pint glass. Let's do this.

a - Pours a hazy pale yellow color with two inches of bright white head and high carbonation evident. No head retention or lacing. Looks like piss.

s - Smells of corn, vegetables, grain, and light sweet and skunky notes. Not the best, but not the worst smelling BMC product.

t - Tastes of grain, corn, and bready malts. Bland, but not offensive. Probably the highlight of the beer.

m - Light, watery body and high carbonation. Overcarbonated and water like.

o - Overall not a very good beer, but not the worst out there. Very bland and waterlike. I prefer Bud Light of the light beers, but this is better than Miller Lite.

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Photo of womencantsail
2.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Didn't feel like cracking a good beer tonight with my burger while watching the Toledo/Colorado game, so I grabbed a Coors Light that was left over from a party.

A: About as light as you can get. At first glance, pale yellow, but hold it up to the light and it's more clear with a slight yellow tint. Initial pour gives a fluffy head that quickly dissipates.

S: Sour, and not in a good way. Corn, some other indiscernible adjuncts. No hop or malt aroma.

T: The same taste I've experienced so many times playing caps and beer pong at my fraternity house. Mostly water with some mild corn flavor. The warmer it gets, the worse.

M: Thin and watery, tons of carbonation...too much in fact.

D: Well, if there's a "saving grace" of this beer, this is it. It is drinkable in the sense that it is nearly tasteless so that you can drink it quickly and easily.

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Photo of orangesol
1.18/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Can poured into a standard pint.

A - Pours clear straw yellow with a two finger tall white head leaving no lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of pale malts, little to no hops, and a strange metallic note. That is about it. Not too good.

T - Tastes like water with a few things thrown in. Very faint pale malts and no hops at all. How do people even consider this beer? They should just market this as flavored water.

M - Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation.

O - Oh how I remember the days. While the silver bullet is pound-able the taste leaves A LOT to be desired. Just not good at all.

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Photo of Zaphog
2/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev +47.8%

Photo of PA-Michigander
2.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.2/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served in a shaker pint glass at Finn McCool's.

Another Quizzo brew. It pours a clear jaundice topped by somewhere around a finger of white froth. The nose comprises wheat, rice, corn, corn syrup, and grass. The taste really doesn't bring anything new to the table, aside from the usual hard water flavor that accompanies these damn adjunct lagers. The body is quite light, with a sharp moderate carbonation, and a very watery feel. Overall, if these things weren't so cheap, i don't think many would continue to drink them. That said, it served its purpose as mild lubricant during Quizzo. So it had that going for it...

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3/5  rDev +47.8%

Photo of WoodBrew
2.76/5  rDev +36%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aaaaahhhh Another lawn mowing hot summer day beer. Its nearly impossible to decifer between all the standard american adjuct beers. I have alway enjoyed coors light, but certainly is not the best beer in the world....no kidding. The color is yellow and clear with good carbonation that results in a white foam head that dissapates quickly. Smell and taste are primarily grain with attempted balnace of hops, etc. The beer is easy drinking and light.

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Photo of jgunther71
2/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Huhzubendah
2.52/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Can from Rhino. Thanks bud.

The beer is extremely light yellow and completely transparent. The head is dense and pure white, measuring an inch and a half. The aroma is weak, offering virtually nothing. The flavor is plain and simple, and surprisingly unoffensive. Bland? Yes. Awesome? Certainly not. Grain and sweetness. Thin bodied and poundable. It is what it is. Certainly not the worst of the macro light lagers.

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Photo of johnnnniee
2.56/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

My brother drinks this regularly, despite my efforts to convert him this is still his go to beer.

Pours a pale straw with a thin head. Smells of faint malt and hops. Taste is thin and watery, typical of an american macro. Better than some macro's but still not all that good.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
2/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of stakem
1.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I got to drink this gem this past weekend at a wedding reception that featured deluxe draft beer options such as this and Miller lite. I couldnt contain my excitement so I ordered a coors light and it was served to me ice cold in a pub style glass. So lavish with its ultra light pale color and streaming bubbles of carbonation that struggle to formulate anything resembling a head.

This honestly didnt smell like anything and the taste was similar. Mild corn-like sweetness, bubbly seltzer and crisp, coldness that tries to numb your tongue and slide effortlessly into your gullet.

This was an amazing nostalgic experience. Upon first sip, I was immediately transported back 20 years to sitting in my parents living room watching the verdict of the OJ Simpson trial unfold. Holy shit, that was 20 years ago...and I was like 13. But whatever, that was the last time I drank this beer until reliving the dream again this weekend. No wonder I havent had it in so long, its pointless watery garbage.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
1.43/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Attempting to be gold, but falls short and lands at yellow fizzy with all of the artificial carbonation the white head dissipates very quickly. This is the Silver Bullet, the "good stuff" to most people my age, and the reason why most people my age don't like the taste of beer. Corn and rice sweetness mixed with some off aromas of chemical origin. The flavor is as close to an artificial beer as it can get. They try to produce malt and hops, but this beer is more like a can of soda than a beer. Light body, high capacity, and not enjoyable. Taste the Rockies, well for me never again in this life time.

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Photo of InspectorBob
2/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of tdm168
3/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale golden color with a loose, bubbly head that quickly fades. The nose is grainy and grassy. The taste is grainy, but has a decent hop character. The mouthfeel is super light, a little heavily carbonated, and smooth.

Of all the macros out there this is one of the better ones. It's smooth and crisp and doesn't have any of the metallic off flavors that you often find in this style.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev +47.8%

Photo of chippo33
1.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of dvmin98
2/5  rDev -1.5%

Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.9% out of 100 with 5,156 ratings
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