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 soupyman10
1.57/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

On-tap into a mug

A - Very light straw yellow color, quarter-finger head, no lacing, looks like crap (with reason)

S - Extremely mild aroma, little corn smell but not much there (although it's not particularly offensive either)

T - Pretty bad; very little bitterness but also very little malt; it's sort of sweet, but it's also sort of like drinking water (which is cheaper)

M - It's too carbonated, like most macros, there's no real lingering aftertaste (which might be a good thing), and it doesn't really coat your mouth at all; may as well be soda water

D - Even though this beer is bad, I remembered it as being (somehow) a lot worse; it's a standard macro-lager that pretty much tastes like water (or donkey piss, as my Dad always said)

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

Presented in a 16 oz plastic bottle with no freshness date. Paid 99 cents for this at a gas station and it was worth every dollar. Into a pint glass a pale transparent gold color with good, lively carbonation. Thin, fizzy, soda-like white head fades quickly leaving a spotty cap. Nose is faintly grassy and corny. Taste is initiated with corn adjunct followed by a hint of sweet malts, then a reassertion of the corn all the way back to a dry and very slightly bitter finish. Mouth is watery, bubbly, smooth, and overall agreeable. Drinkability is low; this is on the bottom end of lawn-mowing swill, best served very cold and drunk quickly.

Overall: There is absolutely no point to this beer. For a “light,” it falls short in taste and high in calories. I compared this to a Miller Light in the same sitting. Coors has 102 calories while Miller has better taste at 96 calories and fewer carbs to boot. I’d probably even take a Michelob Ultra Amber over this. Pointless “diet” beer. Avoid.

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Photo of BadRockBeer
2.6/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light straw, Crystal clear. One finger head that diminished quickly leaving little to no lace.

Smell: Lightly hop kind of lacking strength.

Taste: Bitter, acidic, light hops. Defiantly has a hint of corn. Clean finish with little after taste.

Mouthfeel: Watery, Light extremely carbonated.

Drinkability: One could drink many of these if he did not desire flavor and complexity. I found it rather tasteless and boring.

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

A - Very pale yellow, clear with intense carbonation bubbling. Head is large, nearing three fingers in height. No lacing.

S - Sweet corn and hay. Seems like a traditional barnyard delight to me. Unfortunately, I am not a quadraped.

T - Ugh. If there was a sweet corn flavored hard cardy, this is probably what it would taste like. There is a ton of seltzer water flavor too. Then there is a bit of a grassy hay hop presence, but it is mild. Since the flavor is dominated by that sweet flavor, it is actually cloying since it is a gross sweetness for a beer. Aftertaste has a faint lingering corn.

M - Thin and a bit too highly carbonated. How the hell did they manage to make this not even refreshing??? It is a bit drying with each sip.

D - Yuck. I can't see how people drink this shit everyday. Before having this, I assumed it was place poorly everwhere but drinkability and mouthfeel (anticipating water), but Coorns messed it up and actually made this an unpleasant drinking experience rather than a neutral one. It actually has a substantial amount of flavor considering that it is a light beer, but the flavor is gross. This isn't the worst beer ever made, but it might be a contender if there is ever a competition for that title.

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Photo of barrettds
1.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Obviously I've had this before, but never in a sober state in which to review it.

I poured it into a mug and immediately thought to grab my keys and head back to the store, somehow soda water had been put into these bottles. But no, this IS the beer known as Coors Light. Yippee. Head forms with an aggressive "macro" pour but don't look away. It's gone before you can say Jack Robinson. No retention whatsoever, no lacing.

Smell? What smell? Let me check again... Reminds me of old corn and Nutrisweet.

It literally tastes like beer flavored tonic water. You know how Diet Coke doesn't taste like regular coke and has a fraction of the flavor? Coors Light tastes like what would be "Diet Beer".

Mouthfeel is pretty gross outside of the 100 degree summer day. Heavy carbonation to hide the lack of any real beer flavor.

Drinkability, Coors Light's only redeeming trait, is fantastic on that blazing summer day when you can't find any Genny Light or Labatt Blue Light.

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Photo of Gmann
2.12/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a frozen mug out of my kegorator. This is perhaps the most colorless beer out there, a very pale straw color, with a small white head that dissipated very quickly. No smell what so ever. Doesn't taste as heavy on the adjuncts as other light macros, though there is that artficial sweetness to it, no real malt or hop taste to it. The drinkability is great if you wish to drink a can out of a cooler tailgating during the summer.

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Photo of bierman2000
1.08/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Is it beer or is it water? not the worst beer but pretty close

A = Light straw color clear

S = None maybe faint malt

T = nor refreshing or interesting lacks any depth, maybe rice, best served at 32 in a frozen mug to disguise the nasty aftertaste

M = thin like water so little mouthfeel

D = its poundable only if you want lite taste

IMO with All lite beers drink H2O not lite beer, why spend money on swill.

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Photo of zuggy9
1.03/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This one pours a very light pale yellow with a white head that has no retention whatsoever, with a whispy crown in the end. The carbonation seems to dissapate quickly too. The smell is rather earthy, maybe a bit of corn and rotten feet. The taste is horrendous -- very watery and completely bland. It's starts with a hits of hoppy bitterness and goes flat in the mouth with a bit of a choke to swallow does. The mouthfeel is a bit like thinned out cola, very watery and not filling or refreshing. Sorry campers, this one goes down the drain.

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Photo of Risser09
1.39/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12 Oz bottle poured into an American Pint
Appearance: Tiny head that fades fast and leaves a trail of pitiful lace. No head retention at all. Pale in nature with a pee yellow color that is totally see-through.

Smell:Old, and dead. Tree bark maybe. I can smell the sweetness.

Taste: Very watered down here. Lots of adjuncts and no focus on flavor. Why waste such clean mountain water to make this? There really is no immediate flavor, but I can taste sweet maltiness way in the background.

Mouthfeel: Small traces of effevescence that go quickly. Watery. Goes down easy. Not filling at all.

Drinkability: Undrinkable. Drain pour. This is the reason why a person would dislike beer. If you want to drink beer with less a better beer and drink less of it.

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

Tastes like rocky mountain feces - straight from the sewers of Golden Colorado. Honestly, I can't believe Pete Coors has the balls to get on TV in the pristine Colorado mountains and pretend that this beer has anything to do with our State. He a fraud and so is this beer.

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Photo of supercolter
2.51/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I feel sort of silly reviewing this beer.
Appearance is bland, typical straw yellow with no head or lacing.
Smell is virtually non-existent. I really don't smell anything, maybe a bit of corn malt.
Taste is not bad. There is really no taste there though. It just is smooth.
Mouthfeel is very light.
Drinkability- I looked down and was almost done, not a sipper.

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Photo of mnesporov
1.38/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Presentation: A 12oz bottle with a freshness date on the bottle.

Appearance: A bright pale yellow liquid with almost no head at all and not much visible carbonation going on either.

Smell: Hints of sulfur tea and grains, with absolutely no aroma of hops.

Taste: A sweet concoction of a beer with a very watered down taste. A little hop bitterness tries to squeeze its way into the palate with a finish of light grains and corn.

Mouth-Feel: A very metallic mouth-feel with a very watered down smoothness.

Drink-Ability: Whey would you drink this crap? Just go waste your money on the other macro’s out there.

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Photo of maddogruss
2.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

If you're looking for a light beer that will go down easy, this is a prime choice. However, keep in mind that it is a light beer, and therfore some of its qualities are lessened. Appearance is a somewhat faded amber, but it usually pour for a good head so you can embrace the aroma. Beer smell is good, but kind of malty. Tastes pretty good, for a light beer, but it doesn't give you a feeling of beer in your mouth (kind of watery). I do like it though, as a light beer. I will reach for it when available if it's the darkest there.

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Photo of Adamthome1
2.33/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Ya know first of all I want to say that you might as well just suck it up and go with the extra 40 calories in a Coors original. A lot of flavor and taste is sacraficed for just a reduction of 40 calories.

Poors golden, mildly carbonated from 16 oz. specially lined can. Looks considerably watered down when placed next to Coors original. Mild taste of adjunct, corn and touch of floral. Goes down easy, hardly any aftertaste at all.

Ya know, if you're drinking this for quantity you might as well go with Keystone Light, I really can't taste much of a difference at all between the two and Keystone Light you can get for much less. I'd recommend both for quantity drinking because the taste is so smooth you can easily consume mass quantities, but that's the only time I reach for a can of the Silver Bullet.

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Photo of Applesauce1
2.18/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A friend of mine brought over an 18 pack of this stuff. I've had this many, many times before, especially before I discovered quality beer. This is not a quality beer.

Appearance: yellow (kinda like piss); lots of fizz
Smell: skunky, typical macro smell (bad)
Taste: it tastes very cold...(what a dumb marketing scheme), actually tastes watered down; some of that macro cereal flavor; not too good
Mouthfeel: fizzy, very light bodied
Drinkability: good actually, good for beer pong; not good to sit down for a quality drink

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Photo of ghostmech007
1.35/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Silver bullet can poured into a mug.

Bright yellow with no head at all.

Not very much there. Faint hops I think but not much of anything else.

Sweet. Very sweet. I didn't think an all malt thing could taste like this. Carbonation throughout. Hops follow the sweetness. Metal tastes are very present in the finish and grows when the beer warms up.

Honestly what is the point to this. I don't know why light beers get treated this way.

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Photo of RoundelMike
2.12/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

First, the positives:

Coors light isn't the worst thing you can drink. I have to admit, it works just fine with a helping of Sunday football. Listening to Madden's hit/miss commentary with Little Caesar's and Coors Light is an enjoyable enough combination, assuming that you don't have anything better in your fridge. Of course you can drink plenty of cans without filling up. And oh yeah, it's really inexpensive.

So there are positives, certainly. But there are negatives too.

Coors Light tastes like beer flavored water. The beer sitting around the rim of the can looks like good 'ol H2O. If you pour the beer there's very little color and almost no head, no matter how you pour it. Of course the frost brew liner is worthless--as if annodizing the interior aluminum makes any difference whatsoever other than making the inside of the can blue. This is not a real beer, end of story.

But let's not forget the positives. This beer serves a purpose and within its intended role it performs perfectly well. But here on BA, look somewhere else. Fast.

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Photo of treehugger02010
3.05/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The best thing about this beer is that you can drink about 100 and still be able to walk straight. It is very very light and very very easy to put back, so becareful, and try to focuse on the fact that it is not water, and an infinate imbiation night will probably lead to nothing good. Don't drink and review.

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Photo of malcolm723
2.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Coors Light...the silver bullet....the expensive of the american macro lagers.

A- Light yellow pale color

T- This beer is very watered down. Like drinking water with beer in it. Corn and light hops. High carbonation, making it good for those hot summer days.

Made for mass quantity drinking.

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Photo of GimpyCane
1.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

After many years drinking Coors Light and switching in the last two years to more complex brews. I wonder what the hell was I thinking and drinking. Recently, I venture to the world of Coors Light and the experience was disappointing. No matter if it comes from a bottle, tap, or can, like many light beers, the aroma, taste, and body is not apparent. The only good think about this brew is that you can drink it all night. I quess a proper thank you to Coors Light is in place for supplying my youth with inexpensive and tasteless beer. Thank You.

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Photo of rodrot
1.62/5  rDev -21%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer poured a very light gold color with a large head that disappeared quickly. If it were any lighter in color I'd swear this was Sprite or 7-up. Aroma was fruity with a good amount of corn mixed in the nose. I could taste some malt, but it had mostly a sweet, lemony flavor along with a grainy corn taste. I could detect no hop bitterness at all. Mouthfeel was very light in the palate. The only way I could see drinking this again would be on a very hot summer day when nothing else was available. Not recommended.

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Photo of teg8612
1.5/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A- Pale yellow, not the lightest out there. Head is dirty looking and thankfully doesn't stay to haunt too long.

S- There is nothing in the nose to be too offensive but I find offense to that. Grainy and slightly sweet.

T&M- I don't taste malt but the beer is sweet in character. Some grain and rough. No hop bitterness. Finish is clean with some sweet aftertaste. Taste does not improve as it warms which it will do since it is hard to continue to drink this atrocity to beerdom. It frankly becomes undrinkable. Carbonation is slightly lower than in Bud Light or Miller Lite.

D- This is the worst of the Big Three in my opinion. If they would spend more money and make better beers than trying to repackage or remarket these, I might try it again but as it stands, BMC is dead to me. Coors Light also is like instant hangover for me. After two, I get a headache and I want to orge and I'm still at the bar.

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Photo of bobljr
2.43/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

For what it is, it isn't all that bad. It has the same apperance and charactaristics as other Macro Light beers. However, it has a bit more flavor and is easy to drink. This type of beer is meant to be easy to drink, and it does it's job well. Overall if you are looking for a decent light beer I'd go with this one. Just don't smell it.

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Photo of williamherbert
2.13/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

What a wonderful, golden color! The thick, foamy head lasts for approximately 13 seconds, but its wonderful while it lasts! I can actually read the fine print on my mortgage through the glass. That's Rocky Mountain cold!

The smell is a wonderful mix of rice and every bar pitcher I've ever seen. I accidentally spilled some on my pants and it made no impression in stain or moisture. It reminds me of a restroom for some reason.

You can really taste the Frost Brew® liner. It really adds that extra oomph that you don't get from lesser microbrews. Best to drink it ice cold. If only some of the inferior microbrews in this country could learn this so-called Frost Brewing® technique. I think I actually tasted one of the Rocky Mountains, though I can't identify which one. I'm tapping the Rockies!

Goes down like seltzer water: a fizzy concoction that will get you drunk for cheap, though if you've been drinking microbrews all day, it will probably help you sober up. As it says on the can: "Nothing's more refreshing than an ice cold Coors Light!" What a wonderful lager! The Silver Bullet!

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Photo of bonbright7
1.91/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I had this beer this evening after a long vacation away from Coors and being spoiled by a brilliant array of Belgian, French, and American beers that I have found at either Whole Foods or Shoreline Beverage. I was thirsty for something different and the little news stand near the Chinese place on the way home obliged me with a Coors Light.

I brought it home and poured it right into my 50cl glass and the pale yellow beer seemed to respond with an average marco brew head. My first taste was foam and water after the faint smell of beer invited me in for round one. I liked the Coors with the spicy Chinese beef and broccoli, but there was nothing more to it. It sort of vanished quickly.

I admitted to being slightly disappointed with the Coors Light as a poor replacement for Tsing Tao, but I could see where thirsty masses as football games might like this on hot days.

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