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 BostonHops
1.65/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

what the hell, the opportunity presented itself and i have nothing better to do...

12oz cold-activated can served in a pint glass. (hallelujah, the mountains were blue!)

pours a clear, pale yellow tone with a finger of spritzy head that demonstrates practically no retention whatsoever; lacing too is nonexistent. (no big shock on either count.)

nose is just... absent. very subdued grainy notes. flavor profile follows the nose: nothing. a bit grainy... completely underwhelming; it's a tired cliche but if ever there were a time for *beer-flavored seltzer*, this would be it. (made with artificial beer flavoring). yes, this is a light beer, but even by that standard it's exceptionally light.

mouthfeel is more or less standard for the style; light-bodied, watery, high carbonation. drinkability is this beer's major selling point (which isn't saying much); marketed to a younger demographic more interested in quantify than quality, coors light succeeds to some degree. inoffensive and super light, i *could* drink a few of these... i just don't see the point.

original review on: 10-12-2010

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Photo of StevenMilligan
1.5/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of jjwisenheimer
2.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of dsauter
2.75/5  rDev +34.1%

Photo of Myotus
2.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Poured at 43°F from a 12oz bottle (best by date 22Aug16) into a Pilsner glass. Consumed on 02Jun16.
LOOK: Pour with a half fingers worth of white foam that rapidly shrivel to a line within 15 seconds. Straw yellow in color. Rising bubbles are both small and medium in size and large in amount. Lacing is thin and hardly existent.
SMELL: Mild aromas of sweet bread, boiled cabbage, and spicy hops are backed by earthy hop aromas and hints of corn. This would actually smell pretty good if it weren't for that boiled cabbage.
TASTE: Mild spicy hop and subtle boiled cabbage flavors first wreck the palate. Unlike one of its competitor, this is fully loaded with flavors, just not the right ones... Subtle sweet bread and earthy hop flavors immediately follow as boiled cabbage flavors grow ever so slightly stronger. The corn adjuncts finally whisper to my tongue as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Light-bodied and overly carbonated. The carbonation burns the tongue. Goes does terribly rough. Finishes crisp.
NOTE: That cabbage, though. Yeah. No. Would I drink one of these if given to me? Yeah. That's how I got this one. Would I ever spend my money on a six pack? Absolutely no.

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Photo of KevChiTown
1.5/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of 2ellas
2.58/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FickleBeast
2.88/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

12 oz can poured into a Rock Creek Pale Ale pint glass.

A - Pours clear piss yellow with two fingers of head that dissapates in a few seconds. Lacing? Hahahaha... no.

S - Wow. I don't think I've ever smelled this beer before... it reminds me of a locker room - sweaty cabbage gym sock smell

T - there is suprisingly little taste. I taste a slight maltiness with no other aftertastes. This beer is the closest thing to water that I've ever had. For this reason, it is my favorite of the "light" beers. Great for beirut or any other non BA sanctioned drinking game.

M - nonexistent. It just washes whatever was in your mouth down your throat.

D - Exceptional. You could easily drink six of these and be none the wiser. I'm not saying this is a good beer, but it IS very drinkable, due to its close resemblance to water and minimal aftertaste.

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Photo of chcfan
2.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Briken
1.84/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A very pale yellow with a white head that disappears as soon as it's formed. Aroma is a surprisingly vinous sweetness. Taste is basically a watery malt sweetness. Very high carbonation leaves a tingling sensation.

I haven't had one of these in a long time and it wasn't as bad as I expected. I even kind of liked the smell , even though it didn't smell like a beer. It's certainly not anything I would ever drink again because there's really no taste to it but it's not awful and I can see why some people like it. It's sweet and alcoholic and as easy to drink as soda.

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Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev +46.3%

Photo of Zylod
2.48/5  rDev +21%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of fmccormi
3/5  rDev +46.3%

Photo of ZachKelly
1.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of SmashPants
2.44/5  rDev +19%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: a standard 355mL brown bottle with an equally standard silver macro label. Looks fine.

Appearance: pours out a light yellow with chunky carbonation across the profile. A puffy white head pops up and fluffs away to nothing. Virtually no lacing. Looks a bit... cheap.

Aroma: smells of grains and cereals, without any hint of hops. A pretty standard cheap mid-strength American Adjunct.

Taste: again with the standard, cheap cereals and grain. Not particularly brilliant.

Aftertaste: not much there - the flavours drop away pretty quickly.

Mouth feel: a light body with a higher carbonation. Pretty standard stuff for a lager.

Overall: so I've finally had Coors. I heard it was dreadful and have to admit that I didn't find it all that bad. The problem is that there are plenty of other mid-strength lagers for an equivalent price (AU$40 per case of 24 x 355ml), that are of far better quality. I'll just take a Carlton Mid, thanks all the same.

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Photo of ruckus232
2.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of fermentedbarley
1.94/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Gerred
1.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Griphon
1.37/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of chrisjws
1.18/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

The worst of the light beers. Looks like your average American Adjunct Lager. The smell consists of an obnoxious corny yeasty aroma. Not particularly pleasant. The taste follows the nose. Not particularly enjoyable, especially as it warms up. Mouthfeel isn't as light as I'd like, but maybe because I was choking it down each sip. Overall, this is fucking terrible.

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Photo of Goliath
2.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From a gigantic 24oz. code blue, cold activated, wide mouth, vented, can with frost brew liner. Poured into my Sam Adams glass. I figured I could use the added bubble release to promote some sort of aroma.

Pours an extremely pale golden color with a one inch bright white head. Head disappears immediately leaving no trace of it's existence.

The aroma is very weak. Pale sweet malt can be discerned, slightly bready and almost boozy which is amazing for 4.2%!

The taste is worse than I remember. Pale malt gives a bit of bread, but the adjuncts shine in this beer. Rather sweet too. Just horribly put together.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with tons of carbonation.

Drinkability is fairly low. It's definitely sessionable, but it's just not good. I really find it hard to stomacht his brew, and doubt I'll make it through the rest of the can.

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Photo of Stevie_Janowski
2.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of mmmbeerNY
1.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of hustlesworth
2.1/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

this beer is THE beer that made me start liking beer. i was about 18 and i had an ice cold coors light and i said to myself 'i finally like beer!!!' and i stuck wit it, defending its honor for the next 8 years.

A- super pale clear almost as light as a witbier with a pure white barely-there head that fizzles out quick.

S- pale grain water and that's it

T- alot of watered down nothing. no bitterness, no malt, just corn, grains, rice and a bland aftertaste.

MF- thin and fizzy, not much body at all, about like gatorade.

D- still after all this time, i can still drink it, but it's not the same. i'm actually a bit surprised but then again, i used to drink wild irish rose, too.

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Photo of digitalflood
1.5/5  rDev -26.8%

Coors Light from Coors Brewing Company
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