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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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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2001

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Reviews: 1,265 | Ratings: 4,998
Photo of telecaster54
2.88/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Considering what this is, it's really not bad. To me, it doesn't taste bad for a light beer, and it seems to have more flavor than the Bud and Miller versions. There certainly are higher quality beers out there, but when you're buying a few cases for a cookout or some other type of get-together, that better stuff can get cost-prohibitive. Like other folks I know, I save the costly micros for more intimate gatherings. Coors Light on the other hand appeals to the masses, it has a decent buzz factor, it's relatively inexpensive, and for what it is, it could taste a hell of a lot worse.

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Photo of Vancer
1.78/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

<Qualifier> Had this at our church picnic. Only thing they had was BMC’s , and the Coors lite was $2 per 16 oz plastic bottle, versus $2 for a 12oz BM product. Quantity over quality!! And thanks be, this stuff was as weak and pathetic as a drunk on his fourth 40oz malt bomber. NO aroma, taste, or feel to it.

As the label states: Insulating plastic bottle – Keeps beer colder longer”. Well sure, over pouring into your hands. This stuff is just like drinkin’ water, but it was for a good cause!!

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Photo of BuffaloBilly
2/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The silver bullet sucks, I can not see why people by this beer. Its watery, and I taste aluminum even in bottles. It just doesnt have much taste, and the taste it does have is bad. I would drink it if its free. I don't know why crappy beer is so popular.

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Photo of Bestuurder
1.55/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A very light yellow colouration, from the tap. Colouration is fairly nice, but the lack of head and lacing taking effect so quickly does not make me think very highly of this beer.

The smell is too light to notice, almost as if its like drinking water. Adn the taste is all hops (Cascade and Czech) and thats its. Fermentation was taken all the way through, like it should have been.

Fairly eays to drink, if it weren't for the lack of taste, and thickness. Almost like drinking water or a really bad wort. (Those of you that homebrew know what I am talking about).

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Photo of jakester
2.31/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I had this on tap at a company outing.

Taps an incredibly light colored yellow with a one finger head of white foam. Carbonaton evident. Head drops to a ring around the glass in about 2 minutes. No lacing.

All I can really smell is a kind of chalky cooked veggies. No discernable hop aroma. Very light pilsner malt smell in the background as it warms. DMS smell also increases as it warms.

Flavor is a light cooked veggy taste, very smooth and, I must be objective, not too bad at all. A kind of thin sweetness, minute hop bittering detectable. No hop flavor. Aftertaste is almost non-existant. For style, this must be one of the best out there..

Mouthfeel is smooth, but very thin. A soft carbonation across the tongue makes this feel ok. Finish is sort of sweet.

This is definitely not my thing; it has almost no smell or taste. However, if that is what you're seeking, this would be drinkable. It is a beer made to style.

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Photo of DogFood11
1.3/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Good God is this a beer...they should rename this crap
I'm not one to hack on macro's as you'll see by my reviews of budweiser and stella...some macro's can at least hit a demo'....budwieser is good session beer but this is crap trying to be something its not...the flavor that comes out is wheat/burnt seeds/and massive forced carbonation. not for me at any time.

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Photo of Backer2004
1.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

No one really cares about a Coors Light review. However, where I drank this was worth mentioning. If you get the chance to go to Memphis, make sure you hit Beale street. Though the beer selections are slim, you can buy BIG ASS BEERS of BMC for a few bucks, drink them as you stroll along the street, and enjoy some Memphis jazz. It was hot and I was thirsty, what the heck, I had a great time. The last few ounces were tough to finish, however.

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Photo of tgbljb
2.2/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

pourde a very pale yellow color with large head that rapidly fell to nothing. Smell is almost non-existant, with a faint sweetness. Tste is almost like water with no hop or malt taste noticeable. Mouthfeel is wet and thirst quenching. Good spacer beer, but not for much else.

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Photo of palliko
2.65/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is like Evian with a drop of yellow. No head. No lacing. The aroma contains a skunky sulfur scent that is not promising. It smells like someone showed it a picture of a hop blossom. This is one watery “beer” – the taste is sweet, with a hint of banana and malt, some hops, citrus and grain. I would have expected that the flavor would have made up for the lack of alcohol, but BOY was I wrong.

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Photo of adarby
1.63/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Ok, this is a beer for parties. Cheap and common, fits well among the rest of the macro brews.

Appearance: Looks very pale, as if it was watered down. Has the carbonation of most club sodas.

Smell: Absolutely repulsive. Has a very overwealming sour smell.

Taste: Well, it's cheap beer, it's taste is far from par. Bitter with an aftertaste that leaves you wanting to chug another to kill the aftertaste. When served very cold, it becomes more bearable with the more alcohol in your body.

Mouthfeel: Very thin, like water. The carbonation is a bit overpowering, but subsides quickly.

Drinkability: There are definately better alternatives for the same price, I would drink if offered to me.

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Photo of robertp1024
2.8/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As far as light American macrobrew beers go, I would rate this near the top. I am comparing it to Bud Light or Miller Light. This beer pours the same light yellow color with no head and has the same grain scent. The taste is slightly bolder, and more refreshing in my opinion. Leave a better aftertaste.

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Photo of 44ouncer
2.62/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'm not going to bash this simply because it's a heavily marketed macrobrew.

Overall, the color seems rather pale, almost watery. The smell somewhat cooked. Overall, the taste is very watery at first -- leaving a nondescript, somewhat cooked grain aftertaste. The mouthfeel is similar to soda -- very bubbly. The head? Geez, don't remember it -- disappeared that fast.

Drinkability? I tried an 8 ounce can of this stuff -- which isn't exactly the best form of packaging to sample beer from -- but I have to tell you that based on my experience this stuff packs quite a punch. I really don't understand what's going on here. I enjoy beers like Anderson Valley's Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout -- and it doesn't affect me nearly as much as this stuff does. I felt sort of buzzed -- then got very tired afterwards in addition to getting a slight headache. Maybe the carbonation level is so high that it drives whatever alcohol is in here directly into your bloodstream -- like champagne does.

Again, I'm trying to be objective here -- but this corn flavored soda pop seems like some kind of fortified "Night Train" designed to get mulletheads bombed before they pile into their 4 x 4 pickups and Trans Ams. Blech.

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Photo of PBRstreetgang
2.88/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very light gold color, with a head that has evaporated before I finished writing this sentance. Almost no smell to speak of. On the other hand, it has a high drinkablilty, but this is probably due to its low alcohol content. The taste of the rockies is actually rather bland and ordinary.

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Photo of ryantupy
2.81/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a rather bland beer that i am having a hard time reviewing. I think that this should suffice...
Sweet floral and grainy aromas. Vibrant and very clean with a hint of dry, pale malt and a brisk and refreshing finish where a hint of hop bitters and dry, grainy character emerge. However taste is rather bland and lingures in my mouth all night making me burp on end.

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Photo of board45
1.58/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Why am i reviewing this beer??? Well it isnt often anymore that i drink macros but i happend to have one in the fridge so i went for it. The color of this beer is very very light amber. The head is thin and white. No smell at all except for corn. If you like spring water you will love this beer. It is very easy to drink considering it has next to no flavor. But I have partied with this beer a lot before so i cant forget where i started out.

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Photo of Noxious26
2.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

355ml can poured in a mug. This is the Canadian Coors Light (brewed by Molson in Canada).

Pale straw colour. Thin white foamy head reduces to nothing before I get a sip.

Aroma is mild, sweet corn and nothing else.

Taste is watered down macro lager. Mildly sweet corn at the swallow followed by mildly bitter yucky aftertaste. Not horrible, but not good either.

Mouthfeel is thin, light and fizzy. Little better than soda water.

Drinkability is this beer's strong point, and it's below average. While this beer does have some mild flavour and smell, atleast they aren't gag reflex inducing. However, why drink this if you don't have to?

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Photo of BEERchitect
1.85/5  rDev -9.8%
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 chilidog
2.35/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had one at a graduation, the host said "one of the best beers of Colorado", according to the can. Really I thought!
It poured a watery straw color with an impressive white, but fizzy head. Yes, the carbonation quickly ate that head to nothing, not even a film left behind. No lace at all.
The aroma was semi-sweet and grass. The taste was bland. A sweet overtone of grain and grass with a hint of metal (from the can maybe). A slight mild hop adds alittle tartness at the finish for the mouthfeel. It is drinkable, but way to watery with a weak body. It dose not hold up to its massive adds and its popularity.

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Photo of bceaglejoe
2.1/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Presentation: Poured a clear goldenrod color, with a white head that showed off a great amount of carbonation. The retention was not very good, however. This could have been one of the clearest beers I had ever seen. The scent was rather grassy and grainy, without much in the way of either malts or hops. It really wasn't that impressive.

Tasting: Light malt flavors, combined with corn / rice, came across on the tongue. There was little to no hop bitterness. The mouthfeel was way too watery and carbonated for my liking. It didn't have much in the way of "character'" at all. One good thing about this beer is that it's pretty easy to drink. It goes down rather smoothly and quickly, provided that it's cold.

It's not the greatest example of a light lager, but not the worst either. It's somewhere in the lower-middle of the category. If it's there, go for it, but it's probably not worth buying a lot of it.

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Photo of packetknife
1.71/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I'll give it an extra .5 because I like the bottle label. It doesn't look half bad if not a bit light on the pour. It certainly held a bleached white head and laced well enough. Nothing offensive on the nose but didn't smell of anything distinctive, maybe something a bit soapy. Overly carbonated for the lack of taste perhaps trying to distract you. And it bothered the sin out of my stomach after three beers, wouldn't consider it drinkable after that.

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Photo of maek228
2.38/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: I've drank this before and it's appearance is "blah". I've learned my lesson, I'm drinking this one from the "Silver Bullet"

Smell: Vegetabley grains. Kinda funky yet sweet.

Taste: Decent to knock back when cold...but as it warms up, the ugly shows up in a big way. The cooked veggie and adjunct flavors begin to make this beer downright nasty when it warms up.

Mouthfeel: Crisp

Drinkability: Good if you can drink them fast.

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Photo of allengarvin
1.63/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pale straw color, white head, some nice bubbles. Nose is moderately sweet, but faint. Taste likewise is somewhat sweet, with a lot of corn flavor. Corny corn. Very light bodied.

Picked this up at an office party and saw I hadn't reviewed it yet, so what the heck. Coors was the first beer I ever tasted, when I was 10 or so, and was a major influence on my early opinion that beer was not worth drinking. For that crime alone, they should pay.

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Photo of BrewMaven
1.93/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

I used to drink these from a can in high school and wondered what all the fuss was about beer in general...Awful. Anyway, a friend had a few bottles in his fridge and I decided to see if there was any difference...

Appearance: Pale yellow

Smell: None that I could detect.

Taste: Watered down to almost nothing, but what little there was was not offensive.

Mouthfeel: A beer needs viscosity to have mouthfeel, no? This is water.

Drinkability: Pretty good if you just finished mowing the lawn on a 90 degree day and are feeling a bit dehydrated.

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Photo of beeroclock
1.6/5  rDev -22%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I rank this low but not bottom only because there are worse beers. I would rather drink this than bud light, busch light, natural light, and several other lights. This beer is not so bad through a funnel, but as for drinking purposes its only good for really hot days and out of all other choices in the cooler. It does seem to get colder than other beers and if you are fishing or something similar in the heat its not so bad, goes down quick, but as far as drinking for taste or even a "buzz", this isn't the beer to do it with, but neither are those that I listed above...It is a mild corn-ish flavor and very watery. Smell is almost non-detectable.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
1.45/5  rDev -29.3%
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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