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 oakbluff
1.48/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

As I'm sitting in my shitty office working at 8:30 pm on a beautiful sunny august evening, I found this gem in the lunch room fridge. I figure why not review such a delicacy in an angry state of mind? Aroma is of rancid grain and sweet skunk. Appearance- straight from the bottle which is apparently at the perfect temperature as the mountains have turned blue on the label. Taste- watery, minimal taste of vegetable soup and icing sugar. tickles the back of the throat on the way down. Truly as inoffensive as it gets. If I had just finished mowing lawn, likely would have scored better than me drinking after sitting at a desk.

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Photo of thefullmontiii
1.48/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Not sure who this review is going to appeal to. I don't know many beer drinkers that haven't had a Coors Light at some point in their life. Extremely generic. Little to no flavor, very watery. Foamy when poured, but almost scentless, airy foam. Serves the purpose of high volume drinking, useful at least for playing games or long days involving heavy consumption, but otherwise purposeless beer. No idea why anyone would pay for this for any reason other than to drink without feeling too full.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
1.48/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Yet another beer I tried at a party, only because it was available and I was curious to find out if it was worth my time. Appearance is typical and not impressive. Aroma is weak and wan. Taste seems rather watered down; I didn't feel as if I was drinking beer. Maybe I've been spoiled by craft brews and imports.

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Photo of BrewAskew
1.47/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Ahh. The legendary Silver Bullet. There are so many nasty things I could say but I don't want to be crude (at least not right now!). This is not a beer. It is so bad that if the drafters of the Rheinheitsgebot had nuclear capability, Golden Colorado would be one huge radioactive crater. Weak, adjuncty, apple-juicy tasting underhopped, and generally insipid. As a "water beverage" it is very nice: it actually kinda tastes a bit like beer.

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Photo of Dualscar
1.47/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Never would buy for myself but I suppose it is fine if you get it for free at a party or with friends. Very bright yellow and clear colour to the body, barely any flavors save for the metal from the can with a light aftertaste of bread, very very weak hops and yeast. MUST be served ice cold to mask the taste or I could never stomach the stuff.

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Photo of daliandragon
1.47/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

"The Silver Bullet"..what a great marketing sounds so cool, too bad it's attached to this swill of swills. Honestly, I've never liked this beer. Even when I was chugging Beast and Busch and thought Killian's was a premium beer in college. Strangely, every girl I've ever dated made it their favorite beer, but maybe that says more about them..or me..
I see light yellow with no head at all. Light, grainy smell. A narrow taste, almost sour, that would make me nauseous if it wasn't so weak. Feels almost like a soda in your mouth instead of beer..lots of carbonation and an almost sugary texture.
I would honestly rather drink a Korean beer than this. If I were the Rocky Mountains, I'd sue the pants off Pete Coors for libel.

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Photo of BeerAndBourbon
1.47/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A. Pale yellow with a very thin white head that vaporizes almost instantly.

S. No real smell.

T. Not much beer taste. Metallic and harsh.

M. Watery with a good deal of carbonation.

D. Hard to drink. Not recommended.

My mom told me that when this beer wasn't available everywhere, they would have people bring it back from vacations in Colorado. Why?

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Photo of goschool
1.47/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

The mountain had turned blue on the label of my bottle, ensuring me that its contents will be perfectly cold-tasting. Good times...

Appearance: This one pours an embarassingly light straw with a wispy white head.

Smell: There is a tiny bit of grains and even less hops in the nose.

Taste: Not much going on in the flavor profile. The aromas translate to slightly stronger flavors and some sweet corn adjuncts join the mix.

Mouthfeel: I use the term aqueous in my reviews to describe some really thin beers, but this one is plain old watery.

Drinkability: Why can't people spare my palate by purchasing High Life or PBR instead of crap like this?

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Photo of MrDonQuixote
1.47/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Was served in a can.. Had one for free at an at work happy hour:

A- See through yellow, with no head to speak of

S- Smells skunked. Malty/light beer smell

T- Doesn't have much taste to speak of. The taste it does have is super muted, and has a skunked beer taste to it.

M- Watery to the core. Hard to swallow

O- Absolutely one of the worst beers out there

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Photo of faubs
1.47/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

First of all this stuff has no character, but for one reason or another my friends still drink it. The color is pale yellow. NO and I do mean no carbonation, might as well be drinking water. The flavor is about the same, stagnant pond water. There is little aroma, and no head. Why bother, the label is even ugly!

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Photo of BeerDreadz
1.45/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 onz amber bottle

Appearance is a very pale yellow with a small white head that goes away. There's just nothing in the smell even the smell can be "pale". To much water in this beer ,it cuts the flavor taste like water a lot. I do not recomend this beer to anyone, if you want to have macro lager this is not the one.

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Photo of TLove
1.45/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Trying to be professional and not point out that this beer is obviously just water with alcohol, corn, and yellow dye. The lowest of the low. Aside from Busch Light, which makes me sick.

The color is piss-yellow with a grainy, dried-beer-in-a-frat-house smell.

Corn, parched white barley, and sewer water. Over-carbonated. Grainy and metallic-tasting.

Smooth consistency, but this reflects only in the mouthfeel. Finish is watery, even for a light lager.

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Photo of Chiefy770
1.45/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Served from a bottle.

A: I've never consumed this beer from a glass but I've seen it. Very light in color and not much of a foamy head. Plenty of bubbles circulating the glass though. The bottle is dark brown. The color-changing mountains are a neat feature but that's about all this brew has going for it.

S: Not much of an aroma. Maybe a few notes of grain and steel sneak their way into the nostrils.

T: Light taste. I always taste a very mild grape flavor. I've tried to make the case to my friends that there is a grape taste but no one else seems to pick it up. Either way, it's not a pleasant grape taste. It tastes like it's been sitting in the can too long.

M: Very light. Very, very, very light. Carbonation is heavy. Foams up in the mouth and leaves a watery, sweet aftertaste.

Overall: I hate to bag on a beer but I've never enjoyed this brew. There are better low-priced beers out there. You are never going to get the true flavor of a plain lager through a light beer but Coors just watered this one down way too much.

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Photo of Manosbeeroffate
1.45/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Taste the cold, HUH?? Very light, no extremly light yellow color. Smells like nothing, tastes faintly (very faintly) like beer, well if you took a semi-decent macro lager and watered it down. Overall it's easy to drink but i can't score it more than 2 for overall drinkability. Beer is supposed to have some, well substance. Coors light doesn't have any substance to it. Carbonated water with a hint of beer. Zima has more flavor than this (had, don't know if it's still around) But I couldn't give it all ones since something with no flavor is better than something that tastes nasty.

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Photo of bigchris1313
1.45/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Well, the other night I was drinking with a few of my less-enlightened friend. I had a few bombers of my favorite, Stone IPA, but my brother had foolishly set the refridgerator so low that the beer somewhat froze. As I waited for over an hour for the beer to completely liquify, I grew impatient and asked my buddy Sean for a beer. It was a choice of either Coors Light or Bud Light, and I, of course, took the Coors Light. I opened the can, and the light, airy smell drifted towards my nose. As I detected the scent, I asked myself one question: Why, God, why would anyone brew, much less DRINK, this beer!? I don't quite know what it tasted like, because there was so little to taste. The thing was horribly pale in color, and smelled just how it tasted: with less malt than one would find in chocolate milk shake. Are there even hops in there? I couldn't find 'em. It did manage a mighty 2 in the mouthfeel category, because of its cool smoothness combined with a mild amount of carbonation. The drinkability is non-existent, as the beer made me nauseous. Thankfully, my first bomber of IPA was ready for consumption 15 minutes later, and my palate was saved.

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Photo of zao77
1.45/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

It took less than a minute from an aggressive 90 degree pour into a pub glass for the head to disappear. Foamy, like something that comes out of a Pepsi can.

I could taste notes of rice and corn flakes, the usual things found in the light beer department. Pale yellow in color resembling that of a common human excretory fluid. The after taste isn't too bad considering other light beer alternatives.

It's not too rough going down but if your aim is to get drunk, then this beer has a place in the beer bong. Don't torture yourself by drinking one at a time. How this is the light version of the "Original" is beyond me.

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Photo of ikantspel
1.45/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

maybe when im in my 50s ill appreciate this beer more. nonetheless this remains old man beer

appears a light golden color

damn near no lacing

taste like watered down beer

even the whole mountains are blue this is kinda sketchy to me. did they design this for people with no feelings in their hands?

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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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Photo of meich75
1.45/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

I know most people drink this because it is cheap but even at that price some beers have at least a little flavor. This beer resembles what I pour down the sink after rinsing my pint glass. Seems like Coors has been doing a lot to improve the cans, here's an idea: Try improving the beer.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
1.43/5  rDev -30.2%
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 TheCondor
1.43/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The Silver Bullet...another macro beer. I don't care for any of the "light" macro beers in particular, so I'll drink them all and talk about it. However, I did get my beer drinking start on this one, so I'm a little partial to it.

A - Almost transparent yellow color, very little head even after an aggressive pour into a mug.

S - Really nothing at all. A little grain and maybe a hint of hop and bread, nothing much.

T - This is why I got my beer start on this. I goes down like water, really doesn't taste like much at all. There is a slight bread note in there, but if this beer is cold at all it just tastes like cold carbonated water.

M - Clean and crisp. Perfect for mowing the yard or working outside in the heat.

O - It's the Silver Bullet. Ditka endorses it, so there's something to it I guess. Like the other mass-markets, good for parties, tailgating, college, or whenever offered for free.

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Photo of Lahoi
1.43/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

I think I'd rather not drink beer than to drink Coors Light. Maybe I'm biased because I used to know a bunch of douche bags who swore this was far better than the inferior cheap beers such as keystone and the beast. It's all crap.

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Photo of Eldalonde
1.43/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A - Typical and standard macro swill. Straw fizzy yellow with little to no head.

S - Has a minor touch of hops and not much else to go with it. Very little in the nose

T - Well, another attempt at being non-offensive has turned this beer to junk. As long as this beer is cold, I mean ice cold, then it's ok. Simply because you can't taste it. If it warms a little, then it tastes like piss water.

M - Overly thin. The easier it is to drink, the more will be bought and the richer these worthless macro companies become.

D - Blech...I'll have water instead.

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Photo of rcwhiteky
1.43/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A- ghostly pale yellow with white suds that go away in a blink of an eye
S- none or maybe stale water
T-very slight taste kind of like well water that leaves a metallic twang on your palate
M-very fizzy almost like drinking pop
D you can chug it you can also chug pond water it would be about the same

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Photo of Buildscharacter
1.43/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Come on. It's called the Silver Bullet. Any beer that has a nick name, ie. Natty Ice, Silver Bullet can't be good. The one redeeming quality that this beer has is that fact that it has alcohol in it. After downing about 3 good beers this beer is tollerable to keep the night going. That's about all it's good for. Oh, and maybe getting back from some sort of physical event like running or biking, it's good to rehydrate with. Very much like water.

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Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
2.05 out of 5 based on 5,063 ratings.
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