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Coors Light | Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
51
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1,260 Reviews
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Coors LightCoors Light
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1,260
Ratings:
4,958
Avg:
2.05
pDev:
71.22%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
1,090
For Trade:
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Reviews: 1,260 | Ratings: 4,958
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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Photo of CaptJackHarkness
1.43/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Served in mug at Bayshore Chili's on tap.

This was brought out in a frozen mug, extremely pale yellow in color, white head that dissipated rapidly. ( On 2/fer deal,possibly watered down?).

There was absolutely no discernable aroma, taste was negligible and watery; no hops, no malt slightly corn cob! I should have skipped altogether!

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Photo of mikeg67
1.42/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle. Pours pale straw with a medium, short-lived white head and lively carbonation.
Aroma is different from water but the body not by much. Taste is also slightly different from water. At least the brew is not disgusting. I can drink it when I am very thirsty.

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Photo of Dogbrick
1.42/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I guess if you held a gun to my head and made me choose an American Lite, this would be it. I mean if Sam Adams stopped making theirs. I agree that this is a good chick beer.

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Photo of bbluemzbeer
1.41/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Appreance: Crystal clear very looks white. Pours to a paper thin bright white head that diminishes to almost nothing very quickly. Very active carbonation. Looks like sparkling white spraking water.

Smell: No smell to this beer

Taste: Feels like 7up with very little beer taste to it . I would not considered this beer.

Mouthful : Toomuch carbonation for my taste.

Overall: This is sparking beer with no beer flavor. Bud Lighvhas more flavor then this beer. I would drank regular water before this beer. It is probably a beer you can drank all day long becuase the low amounts of alcohol in it.

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Photo of TheDM
1.41/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This brew poured a small quickly disappearing head of fine white bubbles. It has a transparent weak urine yellow body. It has little to no aroma. Its flavor that is slightly hoppy with an initially fizzy mouthfeel that soon fades. The best thing about it is that you can get it anywhere.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
1.41/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Very clear straw color with a poor head. Dull.
Faint aromas of grains and light caramel with floral hops. Slight fruitiness.
Faint but overwhelming taste of corn. Too bitter.
Light body with ok carbonation, drying alcohol aftertaste.
Barely drinkable and stale boring beer with no freshness.

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

After being given this beer for free at a party, it wasn't worth the cost.

Appearance: Very pale yellow, carbonation bubbles but little or no head. No lacing or retention at all.

Smell: Like stale water, with a slight grain scent.

Taste: Like beer flavored water. Not much going on, slight corn or grain flavor. No hops, no yeast and no spice. Pretty much like you would expect for a very watered down American Lager (and I am using the term American Lager very loosely here).

Mouthfeel: Like carbonated water. Thin, lifeless, weak.

Drinkability: Awful. I'd rather drink water than this beer, and I can usually tolerate bad beers....but this one is just too watered down and tasteless to be worth ever trying again. I wasn't able to finish it.

Serving suggestion: Out of the can, bottle or plastic cup...don't bother dirtying a beer glass for this one. Or better yet...just recycle the can, but leave the beer in it.

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Photo of mogul37
1.4/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Chugged this out of a can on the way to a Jimmy Buffett concert...that's why it got the 2 for drinkability. Otherwise, it's the same as all the light macros. A little sweet, which is alright and gives it a 1.5 for taste instead of a 1. We've all had one, it's OK.

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Photo of wise456
1.4/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Will try to be objective about this one while refraining from the college frat party references.

A- Pale yellow lager with a wimpy insipid head which hung around for a while.

S - Nothing attractive here - maybe a soapy dishwater aroma.

T - I have had flavored club sodas with more taste than this one. Tastes more like the container than anything else. Maybe a little quinine or a slight grassy vegetal taste.

M - Thin, light bodied and no finish or aftertaste to speak of --which is in this case is not a bad thing.

D - Couldn't get through this one as I poured half of the bottle down the drain. Pass.

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Photo of DNICE555
1.4/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

A - Slightly dehydrated piss yellow
S - Metallic water
T - Sparkling water with a metallic aftertaste. Tastes very very cheap. Low quality ingredients added sparingly.
M - No body, Heavily carbonated like a soda.
D - Water is fairly easy to get down. At 4.2 percent... I'll take a stone levitation ale please.

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Photo of ben68cat
1.4/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

yellow!no head!hardly any smell,and tastes like water!cant beleive how popular this beer is,must be all the people who want to drink beer but dont really like the taste of beer.dont think i would drink this unless it was the only thing available,although i bet you could drink a case without catching a buzz!

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Photo of Viggo
1.4/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a super pale yellow, straw yellow, big white head forms but goes quickly, no lace. Smell is sweet, some minor skunk, citrus and corn. Taste is non existent, some corn sweetness, citrus and a little bit of iron. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Hideous.

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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 hopheadjuice
1.4/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearence - Very light straw yellow color with quite a bit of carbonation visible.

Aroma - This beer smells like corn and other non hoppy aromas that are unappealing.

Mouthfeel - Coors light carbonation is the only thing that makes this beer semi-drinkable for meh light bubbly mouthfeel.

Taste - coors light tastes like it smells like corn and other nuclear waste products.

Drinkability - not a very good session beer unless you have nothing else or are looking for a cheap fix then this isnt for you.

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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 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 calories...buy a better beer and drink less of it.

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