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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
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1,261
Ratings:
4,964
Avg:
2.05
pDev:
71.22%
 
 
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Reviews: 1,261 | Ratings: 4,964
Photo of Enola
2.7/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

First of all, I do still enjoy the occasional macro. I bought a 24oz can of this tonight. The beer looks like any other macro. Light in color. The smell reminds me of many a campfire with my friends. A bunch of rowdy kids drinking whatever the one person over 21 brought or would buy for them. The taste, again, is pretty much in line with any other macro. There is just not much of a taste there. The mouthfeel is actually pretty smooth. Some Macro's are just too harsh in the mouthfeel to be consumed. This one is one of the better Macro's. The drinkability is above average for the style. Americam Macro is made to be relativaly inexpensive and drinkable. This one finds that niche well.

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Photo of funkengruven
2.4/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Note: Served in a 12oz bottle with an accompanying 12oz mug on cheap beer night at a local establishment.

This beer pours to a light yellow and a quickly dissipating head. Smell is mostly of corn adjuncts. Taste is rather bland, hints of corn in the aroma, aftertaste however is minimal. Mouthfeel is reminiscent of Soda Water. However one could easily take a 12 pack of these and easily put them back without even thinking about it. Very easy to drink, just not a very good beer.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
1.32/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Dry mouth. Parched palate. My throat seeks succor and salvation in any kind of beverage...here's a can handy. I'll down it, whatever it is...couldn't hurt..?

Pale, just slightly yellow coloring, bordering on white, with a head that starts white and full but dies in seconds flat.

Sweet corn in the nose, but flat and empty beyond...mostly, I smell "wet"...so, I'm guessing this is sweetened water?

Taste: let me amend that: SPOILED water. Sweetness, which might stand in for taste, is missing and so is any other kind of flavor. Flat. Decrepit. Utterly innocuous, and deeply disappointing. For those uninterested in flavor, and eager to accept into their systems a weak, watery alcohol delivery system.

Really, no appeal is found inside this can...yuk! As far from beer as I can imagine...how does anyone actually enjoy this?
Light, yes, but each gulp resounds with vapidity. There's so little here it can't escape from it's flaws, and can only be tolerated by those who can't imagine anything else, with character, taste, texture, or any of those other extra amenities.

My insides have been moistened, yes, but my soul aches from the cheap, lifeless atrocity of this mistake of a beer. Worse, it's actually an abuse of water.

No wonder they refer so frequently to the cold taste on the label of this can and in the advertising, for there isn't any other "taste" inside that they boast of...wait, "cold" isn't a taste...

(Drinkability gets a "1" because if I ever wanted more than one of these, you may as well take me out and shoot me!)

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Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
3.33/5  rDev +62.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

You've seen all the other reviews for appearnce, smell, blah blah blah. In my opinion, this is THE best tasting macro in the united states. Not just the best tasting light beer, BUT the best tasting macro. Sure, it doesn't have a strong beer taste, but when compared with bud and miller which taste less like beer and more like urine (from what i've been told that urine tastes like anyway), Coors light will always be my choice in a macro. Clean, refreshing taste. Definitely an exeption among macros.

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Photo of nathanho
4.02/5  rDev +96.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Burned impression of straw; in a clear keg cup or a red keg cup, the expectation is fulfilled; crystal clear; typical domestic light lager head; uninspiring to the connoisseur; liquid gold to the tailgater

Smell: Pleasantly outdoorsy despite the expectation of metallic overtones; clean rice as opposed to oppressive corn

Taste: Pure and clean; it simply tastes like American lager; light

Mouthfeel: Like a party in your mouth - a party where many people are leaving and many people are arriving at the same time

Drinkability: Impeccable, quantity-wise

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Photo of icefisherman
2.85/5  rDev +39%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

man i hate it when you go to the bar late and all thats cold is coors light well it looks like beer in a bottle smells like beer in a bottle taste like watery beer in a bottle kinda sweet makes it easy to drink almost to easy to drink if you ask mebut nobody did

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Photo of kmpitz2
2.93/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale yellow color with a finger of head that falls to a very light coating over top of the brew. What I was expecting from a light beer. Nose is fairly sweet, almost sugary sweet, with a very light grainy character. Flavor is a little sparse. Light corn-sugary sweetness with whisps of grainy/huskyness. Feel is very light and watery. Carbonation is very active. As far as a macro light lager goes, this is my choice. It really has nothing that offends me for the style. Quite drinkable.

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Photo of nekronos
3.3/5  rDev +61%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well, this is another beer, this was really difficult to drink. Why?. Because it has additives that make it really heavy in the palate, I mean, really annoying and far from being a refreshing beer. Seems like trying to get you out of beers. The colour was a little green and that speaks bad about a beer, and almost no foam.

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Photo of ColoradoBobs
1.91/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well, they do a good job marketing this brew.
It's not that the beer is actively unpleasant, it's just that there's so little there: hardly any smell but for a rice-corn melange backed by a bit of faint skunk, and hardly any taste except a bit of skunky bitterness.

Not much of a mouthfeel, either, except for fizz.

Reminds me of beer, sort of. But not too much.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
1.15/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

First beer I've reviewed on here. Started off drinking stuff like this years ago, and now I can surely taste the difference from my college days. Very little aroma, taste on the mouth tends to be heavy for a light lager, and the aftertaste lingers in a not-so-memorable way. The maltiness tends to linger like soda...which would be fine if this was that type of carbonated beverage!

I'd love to give this beer another shot, but it's too mass-market for my tastes and it hasn't changed in years. My tastes have changed, and this will forever remian a gateway beer for me - nothing more, nothing less.

P.S. - This would be surely be rated higher if Pete Coors had spent 10% of last year's failed senate campaign on making this brew worthy of a second chance. Earth to Colorado...

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Photo of tesguino
3.11/5  rDev +51.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

a beer new in my city imported by a mcro brewery Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc, Very light in its flavor, and drinkability low in average, taste and mouthfeel good, its flavor is closer to a anheuser busch beers, without the eagle, coors light is better, its hops aroma is excellent

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Photo of Albinoh
1.16/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

This is the worst beer ive ever tasted, its like you are drinking water combined with some crappy beer, so go figure. I bought this beer because i thought my girlfriend could like it, as she likes light lagers... but this achieved a new level of crapy taste. She told me that she didnt like it... i tasted and after that i spilled it on the ground...

Dont drink it, its bad.. very bad for you and your loved ones!

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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 concept..it 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 DrunkMcDermott
1.58/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Served in a frozen mug. Well, I went to my old home town of Schaller, Iowa to find it is not a beer geek’s paradise. Two bars, wiith only Michelob Light, Busch Light, this, and some Bacardi cooler on tap (and Schell's 1919 Root Beer. Huh?). So I tried this. Pretty much soda water with a bit of sugar and malt flavoring. No taste at all... but that’s better than tasting bad, which I’ve had in a beer, so it doesn’t get the absolute worst review.

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Photo of tempest
1.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Cheap beer, Coors Light be thy name.

Picked on up at my girlfriend's who had leftovers after a party. All I can say is I wish I was already drunk while drinking this.

I wouldn't say the taste is awful, but only because I've had Old Mil and Milwaukee's Best and nothing is worse than those. It's a little sour with almost a faux-malt taste and a touch of alcohol.

Nothing extraordinary or bad about the mouthfeel. Coors Light simply is.

Overall, it could be worse. I'd never pay for this, but as this can was free, what the hell.

I think my girlfriend puts it best, "MMmmmm, piss in a can. Gotta love it."

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Photo of Boneheadmx
2.72/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Okay, Okay, this isn't the best beer in the world, but let's just go back and take a look at a fairly common cheap beer.

Pours a very pale straw color. A nice head while pouring, but it subsides immediately. The smell is really faint, and there's not much there. The taste is pretty bland. Can't taste very much hops or malt, only the faint trace of alcohol. Tastes a lot like how club soda would taste after eating a bunch of bread. The mouthfeel is bland as well. Too much carbonation. As a general beverage, this isn't so bad. A nice cold one is alright, and it's light enough so that I can really quench my thirst on this if it were a hot day. As beer, however, this is fairly disappointing.

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Photo of beerrookie
2.68/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

First of all, I'm not sure why everyone bashes this beer. We all know this isn't gourmet craft brew, it is what it is...an american light beer. Although I'm new to the beer game, I found my tastes gravitate towards the heavier beer. But lets be honest here, when you're done golfing (or done doing anything else outdoors) in the the Florida heat, that bottle of heavy craft brew just doesn't cut it. Enter the Silver Bullet....
pours a medium yellow with a puffy head that has disappeared by the time you throw the bottle away. The smell is the same as everyother beer I've smelled in this class. The mouth feel is light with high carbination, in fact if not for the high carbanation, everyone would be able to chug this. As it is it's still almost to easy to drink. The taste is so-so but tolerable. Another important reason I picked this beer is because of the availability of it. When I go to a bar before, during, or after a FSU game, I know I'll be able to find it...usually on tap which is my prefered method of consumption. I can't say the same for sam Adams light (my favorite) or rock green light or yuengling light (my next choices.)
I imagine once winter returns, the light beers will go the way of the Dinosaur.

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

12 oz bottle. Poured with a big white fizzy head. I turned my back to throw away the bottle and it was gone. Very pale straw yellow and crystal clear. Very light grainy aroma and taste. The No sweetnes. No bitterness. Water thin. Livly carbonation. By far the worst of the major American Light beers.

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Photo of BitteBier
1.92/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pale straw color with fine, active carbonation and very little head. Smelled of ho-hum grains with a bit of nondescript, non-sequitur fruit. Taste is similarly one of plain grain with some metallic notes but, thankfully, a bit of hop bitterness. A strangely unsatisfying mouthfeel that didn't quench my thirst, which is all I was hoping for at a baseball game on a horribly humid night. The best I can say is that it's not any worse than I expected.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
2.15/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I drank this stuff a lot in college. Nothing special by any means. Poured out to a yellow color with lots of carbonation. Not much of an odor, but watery hops and malt were noted. Flavor was of the typical macro light lager, slightly more palatable thought in my opinion. I'd drink it if it was free, but I don't see myself buying this again unless I really wanna relive my college days.

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Photo of riversider76
2.97/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours very light. No head to speak of. Average light beer. Nothing great. Flavor is a bit sweet,but light. Mouthfeel is a bit fizzy,but ok. Goes down pretty easy on a warm summers day. Would'nt run out and buy a 12 pack though. I think Miller Lite is a better beer for the money.

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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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