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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Reviews: 1,276 | Ratings: 5,048
Photo of wesclaypool
1.2/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Endless beer pong sessions.

a - Very clear and very pale. Looks like stained mineral water.

s - Almost has a metallic smell, but not really any strong aroma to speak of.

t - Crisp with a bit of bitterness. Just doesn't really do anything that my taste buds can detect.

m - Very thin with a lot of carbonation.

d - The one area where I rise above a 1.0 for this beer. Its competition beer. Good for chugging and punishment for losing. In that sense, you can drink and drink and drink and...

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

Bought it in a bottle and poured it into a pint glass. Old faithful is what a lot call it. Its my safety beer everyone drinks it nobody hates it except the NRA haha. It pours a very light yellow color. It smells alcoholic. Its the average persons beer. It goes down really smooth and is very drinkable. It leaves the palate of a person who has drank "craft" beers looking for more but is very refreshing after cutting the grass/ while cutting the grass. Easiest beer to drink.

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Photo of chadjulius
2.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

It's watery. I've never had it from the bottle, but the out of the can has that bad aluminum taste, despite some sort of fake liner they put in. But hey, the mountains turn blue on the side, in case you have no sense of cold/hot. I will never purchase this beer, but will have one if its available and free.

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Photo of LWG1970
1.38/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

How is this Coors BEST selling Beer??

Color: Straw Yellow
Smell: Like Tap water
Taste: Like carbonated TAP water
Drinkability: It's as easy to brink as WATER!!

Coors Light has Almost NO taste. Similar to Bud Light or MGD 64..

People buy it because it's easy to drink because it HAS NO TASTE..

Avoid this beer...

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Photo of GNR4life2
3.46/5  rDev +68.8%
look: 1 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I had this beer so many times and never caught a buzz except for walking funny like a stereotypical gay guy you'd see on TV.

A: Its beer. Thats all I can say.

S: Everything a beer should smell like. Hops,alcohol,barley,and yeast.

T: Light and very crisp. I actually said "ahhh: after the first couple of sips.

M: Crisp, refreshing, light and a bit of carbonation.

D: Its decent. Dont expect to get a "head buzz" type of drunk though. Its ideal for a cook out where you will be eating and drinking a lot but don't wanna vomit. The beer is that nice and light. Also refreshing after a long day. I wouldnt recommend buying it unless you are outdoors a lot.

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

A. light yellow very clear almost like water

S. light barley very light

T. water with a hint a barley a lot of carbonation

M. like water little aftertaste

D. very very drinkable especially in mass quanities.

if the mountains aren't blue i would recommend not drinking it.

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Photo of BlueRidgeBeerHound
5/5  rDev +143.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

ive drank 500 gallons, will drink 500 gallons more. this is a beer to cut your teeth on, to be a teenager with, to be outdoors with, to drink and drink and drink on long summer days with no water and find a decent forgiveness in the morning. this is the beer of smokey and the bandit, smokey runnin coolers of coors across old man river mississippi so all we east least can get a taste of the Rockies. this is the beer of Golden Colorado, Shelby County Tennessee, the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, and every raging prom party worth a bucket of spit and a Kid Rock song. I drink it when the mountains turn BLUE.

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Photo of AlHam
2.4/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours clean, clear, and terribly light.

Smells clean, although there's some malt somewhere in there.

The new lining in the cans has done wonder for the taste, but it still doesn't change the fact that the beer's hops and malt are barely noticeable. This is a beer that barely tastes like beer. It doesn't taste bad, but I wouldn't say it tastes good either.

The mouthfeel is equally light, making this beer drinkable... but not flavorful.

I'm honestly not convinced Coors Light is any better than Keystone, Coors' cheaper version of this brew.

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Photo of yeastlovehoppiness_greg
1.92/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

I like the bottles. They have fun blue stuff on them to play with. Not sure how always being cold makes it any better since it sits in grocery store backrooms where it is not cold. It has a light yellow appearance and is fizzy. doesn't have a lot of smell, except slightly skunky. Smooth until aftertaste. Then it just turns bad.

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Photo of kevin3046
1.31/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

No smell, very very slight bitter taste. Clear yellow color and quickly dissipating head. Do yourself a favor and get a glass of water, drop two alka seltzer tablets in. Wait for it to dissolve and enjoy.

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Photo of dublife1
2.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

What can I say, my summertime on course beer. No other option at most golf courses we play. It is watery and beer flavored and tastes pretty good when it's 95 degreees. You can put 12 of these back and still function so it serves it's summertime purpose. Good beer?...No...drinkable?...Yes.

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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 Mightymango
1.64/5  rDev -20%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

This is the staple of American football fans across the United States.
It is basically is a flavored water, with little flavor at that. Extremely light in taste, it almost leaves a dry aftertaste feeling.

It is sweet and easy to drink is mass amounts if that is your goal. It just amazes me that beers like this sell but the cost of entry being so low that every bum on the corner can afford to pick up a 30 brick that is probably how they have gotten to be so large.

For fun if you have anyone from Europe visit you and tell them this is the best beer we have to offer.....then smile and give them a good craft beer.

Joking aside it isn't terrible on super hot day....but then water works as well.

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Photo of Poormon79
3.82/5  rDev +86.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A. A typical clear light beer look. Decent carbonation. Very thin head

S. Has a mix of hop and grain smell

T. Very easy to drink beer. Good for parties

M. Carbonation kicks in. Crisp. Noticable sticky after taste

D. Its a light beer. Drink all you want. Like i said good for parties. Pour it for pong.

Final Thoughts: Its a fairly cheap beer. Good for parties. Easy to drink. I enjoy it

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Photo of ajcobb24
1.95/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - Very pale yellow. Pours with some carbonation (about a finger). Can see right through a full glass of this beer.

Smell - None really to speak of. Smells faintly of some hops, but that is all.

Taste - Largely tasteless with a bitter bite at the end indicative of some hop content in the beer. Some faint rice or grain notes. Preferable taste over Budweiser or Bud Light, but trumps not many other beers. Leaves the mouth and enters the throat dry (hops).

Mouthfeel - Watery. No body to speak of. Some carbonation note while in the mouth.

Overall - Not a very good beer. If you are drinking to get intoxicated cheaply and do not want to totally hate the experience, probably a good beer. Would prefer Yuengling for the latter task, but I might be biased being from Tampa and all (Yuengling distillery in Tampa).

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Photo of BoSox5902
3.45/5  rDev +68.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

a good light beer, it is refreshing and it has some flavor as opposed to bud light which america seems to be in love with for some reason. light beer is not my choice of beer but if im at a party or sitting around with a group of friends this is usually what we buy and its not bad at all. this beer was not created to be awesome like newcastle but it is supposed to be easy to drink, so i dont think it deserves all the low ratings. and you can slam about a hundred of these without feeling full :)

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Photo of Richter35
2.23/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing one of the most popular beers here in Canada. Ours is 4%, as are most light beers here. Gonna keep this one short and sweet.

Really light gold/yellow colour with minimal head.

If I notice anything at all, it's grains... this beer smells like a combination of cheap adjuncts. No hops [?]. At the same time, smells moderately fresh.

Like the closest thing you can get to water in a can. No "crazy" hops to throw you off... no thick, fruity malt to intrigue your senses. Not a whole lot of anything. It's the ultimate light beer for non-beer enthusiasts.

Watery and moderately refreshing.

Possibly number one in the world in this section. I remember beer-bonging it with a few band-mates. I didn't have to pay for it and I definitely had my fair share. It was probably the only time I truly enjoyed Coors Light. As for the rest of my Canadian brethren;

What the hell??

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Photo of thebierbrewery
3.19/5  rDev +55.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Light yellow, brilliantly clear, no head retention

S- Rice, slight corn smell

T- Crisp, clean, refreshing like the mountains of Colorado

M- Thin, highly carbonated

D- In the summer, on a boat, on the lake, in 90 degree/98 percent humidity- drinkable

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Photo of Clones21
2.87/5  rDev +40%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had a Coors in a can. Coors isn't a bad beer. It's light and smooth. Color isn't all that great, just a yellow straw. I usually drink craft beer, but every now and then I'lll have some Coors Light. Pound 6(or 12) of these away and have a good time.

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Photo of Chrissythebeerlover
3.65/5  rDev +78%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Great beer year round. Everything about this beer is refreshing to me. The look, taste, feel, and smell. Very bad if it's not extremely cold because I would say there's not much taste but when you need something to quench your thirst this would be it.

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

Not sure why people still purchase beer like this. I can make it myself a lot cheaper by soaking a slice of bread in a glass of tap-water until it dissolves then adding a splash of moonshine to give it that alcohol.

The flavor would be just about the same....except maybe a little better if you used fresh bread. Coors "liquid dinner rolls" light definitely tastes like the bread they soaked in their Rocky Mountain water was stale.

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

My relationship with Coors Light has been long and heart-felt. However, those were my college years. This is definetly like any other macro-brewed beer, with little to no character. A very drinkable beer, but in a "I just want to get slammed" kind of way.

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

Being from Missouri, I had to review what amounts to fermented goat urine. Besides being awesome for college beer pong tourneys, this stuff is barely fit for human consumption (along with Miller Light and Bud Light). It's interesting that you can get some of the top non-pastuerized beers on Earth for only slightly additional cost.
Appearance: Amber water
Smell: None noted, hints of diarrhea?
Taste: Water and slight hops
Mouthfeel: Water
Overall: Terrible, leaves you feeling bloated and sick.

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Photo of jdspears41
3.5/5  rDev +70.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite Its the most drinkable one out of all the American light beers. This beer tastes much better out of the tap than the bottle or can. The thing that stands out most is the great taste,and the thing that I dislike the most is there is no smell and the color is similar to water. Overall a very good beer and I recommend this beer on a hot day while watching a baseball game.

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Photo of gogreen99
1.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Definetly a bland and boring beer as far as beer goes. Yet somehow it refreshes and hits the spot very easy drinking for a pale lager. Transparent clear yellow body. Best when enjoyed ice cold. Very common among college age people most likely because of the inexpensive aspect of this beer. Overall an enjoyable experience.

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Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
2.05 out of 5 based on 5,048 ratings.
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