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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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2001

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Reviews: 1,280 | Ratings: 5,053
Photo of larstheberserk
2.73/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clean, clear, light-golden, w/ ok head for a light beer.

Smells mildly grainy w/ a slight aroma o piss.

Tastes like water w/ a bit o graininess and carbonation

Cold it is decently crisp and carbonated. You gotta make sure those mountains are blue unless you're chugging/shotgunning/beer bonging, etc. hahaha

I can take these down all day especially if drinking games are involved... way too easy though.

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Photo of FLima
2.74/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This beer brings me a lot of memories, it was back 20 years ago my favorite session beer.
Refreshing aroma of vanilla lemon.
Light golden color with a thin head with low retention.
Very crisp flavor, probably uses more rice than corn as an adjunct once you don't get much of the usual annoying cardboard. Hints of pine and flowers, its best quality.
Mildly dry with a refreshing aftertaste.
Watery body with medium carbonation.
Really a thirst quencher, given its body is too light. But it has no off-flavors as most adjunct lagers. I would like to see a premium version of this, more malty and quadruplicating its hops with the same yeast.

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Photo of Enigmaticgesture
2.75/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

During periods of economic crisis and unemployment, I find myself reaching for a Coors before resorting to other domestic cheap brews.

She reminds me a plump date I once had.

Coors is certainly not the hottest dane at the ball, but she does manage to quench my thirst for cheap "let's get drunk" brew better than other domestics. I would not take her on a serious date (on-tap) and consider her fun to ride as long as my beer-mindful friends remain ignorant of our romping.

She comes in a round can, smells just a tad funky (having forgotten her perfume), and tastes like water. But, once you've had a few cans, she looks good enough to keep drinking.

A decent fall back beer for hard times, really.

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Photo of bondjedi
2.75/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Smoke + Cedar.

I'm not a Coors Light guy, and the occasions to have can or two are few and far between. This special occasion came from walking a mile on a warm night, the last 1/8 of a mile uphill.

Bar had good selection of crafts, but I was already hammered and a little thirsty. This is the niche that Coors Light, et al fill - you want to have a pop but sometimes on a hot day/night the good stuff is just too good. Coors Light and a glass of water fit the bill.

That being said, there is little else to recommend it. I don't think the Silver Bullet is brewed for making memories. It's brewed to be guzzled, and Coors does a good job in delivering what the guzzlers want.

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Photo of Rddymk
2.75/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Crackly, thin, watery. Very light and easy for those who like to drink water. Not too much taste, very incoherent. Would go good with shrimp,. oysters and other easy seafood since it would not burden the food. Good for a hot, sunny day at the racing, horse racing, etc. But for a beer advocate, nothing at all.

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Photo of coldmeat23
2.75/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

GLASS: Pilsener Glass
TEMP: Fridge chilled to approx 38 degrees
24oz TallBoy Can (Purchased in Kansas/full-strength)

Pale, straw yellow, in color, with a light orange tint to it. The fizzy, white, head fades rapidly. What's this 'lacing' thing that I keep hearing about? (Haha!)

Very mild nose. Hard to find any scent there at all. Light graininess. Slight citrus.

Tastes like seltzer water with a lemon twist, right after eating popcorn. Very minimal flavor, but not nearly as bad as I remember it being, the last time that I tasted it....years ago.

Almost medium-bodied and high levels of carbonation. Tastes crisp and clean. Lightly refreshing.

Thanks, but no thanks.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.76/5  rDev +34.6%
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 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 AfricanPete14
2.76/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Coors light is probably my favorite light beer, but it has a very sweet after taste which is the main drawback of this beer. Also due to this being a light beer it doesn't have a very powerful flavor.

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Photo of MetalandBeer
2.76/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

My buddy was getting his mail & I invited him over for lunch to discuss the Jets since we didn't watch the game together as usual...I supplied the sandwiches...he supplied a few ice cold cans of beer...Coors Light! Poured into a mug!

A: light yellow tint, white 2 finger head...reminded me of a lighter version of Stella Artois. looked weak.

S: Not much to smell...a little bit like beer. Nothing striking coming through.

T. tased like someone had a beer in my mug, then failed to wash or rinse it out before filling it with water & serving it. Not that the taste was bad, it's just that there was not much of it.

M: was like drinking selzter water mixed with a little bit of beer.

D: Goes down smooth & fast. Could drink a whole bunch of these on a hot summer day at the beach.

Overall: This is the perfect beer for one of those all-day summer events like a beach party, BBQ,etc. Goes down smooth & easy, refreshes and quenches the thirst. The low ABV makes it so you can enjoy several while engaged in a fun outdoor summer activity with your buddies...also it's light & refreshing enough for people who are not real beer drinkers to enjoy...not a favorite of mine, but it does have it's place in the beer world!

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Photo of CervezaMesa
2.76/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is nothing special just another light colored light beer.

Smell is not really apparent it just has a signature coors aroma

Taste is boring

Mouthfeel is average not much here.

drinkibilty- Goes down nice and easy

Serve extra cold!

Not much to say about this beer it just has little unique qualilties that don't stand out but i will still drink it.

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Photo of getch
2.76/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

coors is just an average beer, i believe it is better than miller light and bud light, plus i like the fact that it is not union, and i did work in a union, so do not say i am biased, this is just an average beer, but better than the other macros, but soon to be with a macro, miller

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Photo of Keg-Stand-Kenny
2.76/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Bought a 24 ounce can of it at the gas station.The beer pours with a minimal head, and the head evaporates within 10 seconds of being poured. It is a clear pale golden color. It has a faint corny and grainy smell. I cannot smell any hops. The taste is somewhat crisp and refreshing, as I am drinking it on a warm summer night. It does have a mild hoppy taste, and an aftertaste almost like seltzer water. It's an extremely drinkable beer; it goes down like water. Overall I'd say Coors Light has slightly more hops in the flavor, than most other light beers. One of the better light beers out there. Coors Light is the epitome of a light party beer.

I would recommend this beer to anyone who wants a refreshing light beer, or is looking to a keg-stand.


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Photo of Diane_Brew
2.76/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

A: Fine looking beer. Not enough head.

S: Not much hops.

T: Not much taste. It's a beer for the masses. Church masses. Gawd bless 'merica.

M: Nice effervescence.

O: Safe, bland, flavorless, gassy, nice colour, easy to drink, yawn.

Hey Val, your life is kinda lame.

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Photo of KraftBeer
2.76/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Smells like sweet corn and malt. My father-in-law will only drink Coors Light, so I end up buying 30 packs. I prefer Miller Lite over this for taste, but Coors has more carbonation that's refreshing on a hot day.

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Photo of vdread
2.77/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Coors Light

poured into a pint glass

clear and yellow, the thin white head disappears rapidly. smells of grain and corn husk. watery sweetness. tastes of watery grains, corn, a slight metallic adjunct taste.

not enticing by any means, but not offensive like some macros. Coors Light rises slightly above its gas station counterparts in this respect. mouth is watery, light, with a short adjunct-metal-corn finish.

overall, it's not bad for what it is: Coors Light seems to be better than most light macros, beating BL and Miller Light by a long shot. next time i have this though, i think i'll have it in the bottle so as to shield my senses.

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Photo of tbeck
2.77/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured a very pale yellow with a thin white head that dissipated quickly. No lacing. The aroma was a slight hint of cereal grains. Taste was cereal grains and a slight hint of hops, but overall not much flavor. It did have a refreshing taste to it, like water on a hot day. Mouthfeel was watery. I could sit and drink these all day, especially when it is hot. But it goes for a quick buzz, not much else.

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Photo of tone77
2.78/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pale straw color with a 1/2 inch head and virtually no carbonation. Smell is of mild corn and malts. Taste is, well, there is none. I guess like beer flavored water. Feels watery in the mouth. O.K. I have to give it to them on drinkability. Great for chugging or drinking games, otherwise avoid.

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Photo of emmasdad
2.78/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

With the harrowing Bud Chelada experience still fresh in my mind (I hadn't had a beer since) and my body ready for sleep, I stumbled upon a bar with a soothing outdoor patio, and decided to sit and rest for a spell. This beer seemed like the best option on tap, and figuring it had to be better than the Chelada, I ordered a pint. Light yellow in color, fizzy, with a sparkling white head. I took the beer outside, sat down and drank deeply, tasting glorious tomato, no pickle, no coors. Just refreshing sparkling nothingness. The beer recalibrate my palate, enabling me to resume drinking in earnest the following day. Thank you, Coors.

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Photo of mashedpotatoes
2.78/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Decent smell for this style of beer. Appearance is fairly weak. Mouthfeel is average for the style. Taste however is sub par; the head is a kind of flavorless foam if you will. Of the premium branded light beers, this is probably on the low end of the scale. I would recommend going with Miller Lite instead if your choices are limited.

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Photo of jdmorgan
2.78/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is a light yellow. The aroma was light and smelled faintly of the malted grain. The taste was crisp and moderately carbonated with a light body and light bitterness. The mouthfeel was average and crisp. I felt that the drinkability was pretty good for this beer as it was refreshing and could easilly be followed with another round. Although I'm not one for light macro lagers, I felt that this beer was pretty good for it's style and can probably compete with beers that have a bit more body. In short, this beer doesn't have alot of taste, but makes an excellent refreshing light beer for a BBQ or a hot day.

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
2.79/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a light golden color with very little head. Very carbonated and actually a little bit of lacing. Has that faint beer smell. Initial taste is typical of most macro-brews, very watered down and a hint of beer taste. Aftertaste is surprisingly sweet and crisp. This is my favorite of the macro-brews because it has descent flavor. I keep this in the garage fridge for when I'm mowing the yard and just need something to cool me off and don't want the full weight of a REAL beer.

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Photo of Bonkinishwa
2.8/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Coors Brewing Company - Coors Light. 4.2% ABV. Tall 20oz glass ordered at a restaurant

Look: Body is a pale straw gold color, with visible carbonation present. Arrived with a small ring of white lacing.

Smell: Typical grain with corn sweetness. Not a whole lot.

Feel: Light bodied with loads of carbonation. Easy, smooth drinkability.

Taste: Just like the smell, grain and corn sweetness watered down.

Overall: Nothing special at all, just a light lager, although not as bad as some other light beers of the same style. The best way I can describe this is corn soda.

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Photo of cardinal25
2.8/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

Serving Type: Bottle at the beach

Appearance: Transparent Yellow/Goldish...taken straight from the bottle most of the time

Smell: Smells like my frat house

Taste: I don't know...

Mouthfeel: Like seltzer water, but not as bad as some of the macro's

Drinkability: Sure, I could drink this all day long, especially on a hot summer day at the beach - but would I enjoy it? Probably not.

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Photo of zombiecrat
2.8/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.75

A: Drank from a can but I've seen it before. Nothing special.

S: Metallic corn water.

T: Cold crisp corn without much hoppiness.

M: Very crisp and no sticking to the tongue. Perfect for a hot day.

O: You get what you pay for. Cheap, easy drinking, refreshing beer water. If that's what you went in expecting then you'll be happy like me:) The new double vented can does allow for easier chugging!

Serving type: can

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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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2.05 out of 5 based on 5,053 ratings.
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