Third Shift Amber Lager
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

Third Shift Amber LagerThird Shift Amber Lager
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From:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
American Amber / Red Lager
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
70
Avg:
3 | pDev: 19%
Reviews:
204
Ratings:
1,042
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 09, 2020
Added:
Dec 05, 2012
Wants:
  19
Gots:
  301
SCORE
70
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Rated: 2.75 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

Apr 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.44 by generallee from Virginia

Jun 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.73 by Manta200 from Kentucky

May 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by kaitjs7 from Ohio

Oct 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 11, 2018
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Reviewed by JeremyDink from Ohio

1.41/5  rDev -53%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
This beer appears to look like a proper amber lager in terms of its medium color and adequate head upon pouring, and even slight lacing. The smell is okay, but does not give proper warning as to the taste you will experience after consuming this beer. The taste is bitter, stale, and reminiscent of the smell of wet cigarette butts. I don't know how this beer is still on the shelves.
Aug 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

1.9/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
This is the worst amber lager that I have come across. Don't even bother with this one this is worst than Yeungling. It's bitter and gross tasting. Cheers! D
Mar 02, 2018
 
Rated: 2.75 by Rostie from Michigan

Feb 09, 2018
 
Rated: 2.5 by Hackattack from Indiana

Jan 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Dec 18, 2017
 
Rated: 2.87 by MacStinson from Michigan

Nov 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.05 by BenHoppy from Michigan

Nov 16, 2017
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.64/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle bb 9/25/17 poured into a vintage Coors bulb glass at fridge temp 5.3% ABV. The beer pours bright golden amber with about an inch of off white head. The head recedes to a splotchy film with some lacing. Lacing continues down the glass as the beer is consumed. The aroma is caramel malt reminiscent of an American Marżen. The taste is malt forward as well with a Munich or Vienna taste up front followed by a hint of AAL in the finish. There is a noticeable bitterness on the end to cut the malt. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, sharply carbonated and dry to finish. Overall, good. This is proof Coors can brew a decent beer when they use their budget on some cara malt and not advertising.
Jul 15, 2017
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Reviewed by Schlitz74 from Illinois

3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This is an average drinkable beer, head dies down pretty quick and there is no lacing on the glass. I suggest trying as a single in a make your own six pack as I did.
Jun 29, 2017
 
Rated: 2.48 by OriginalWayOut from North Carolina

May 09, 2017
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Reviewed by NudeOnTheMoon from Indiana

1.52/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
A bit of background is necessary to put my review of this beer into context. I have been using this website periodically for the last few years, but only as a casual source of information when I come across something new in a grocery store. Despite a deep fondness for beer, I've never been a particularly picky man. I'll gladly drink any craft beer, macro, or 40 ounce bottle of malt liquor that slides my way.

This is the beer that caused me to create an account on this website. This is the beer that was bad enough to trigger a sense of obligation to the rest of society in a person that feels very little compassion for strangers.

In short, don't buy this beer. If you're at a party and it's the only beer available, consider passing on it entirely and enjoy driving home with a clear conscience and a hangover-free morning.

Look - (4) - Best category by far, in that it manages to do a decent job passing itself off as beer. It comes in a bottle you'd swear was from a craft brewery in the mid-west (turns out it's made by Coors), and pours into a glass with a dark amber color with a luscious head about a 0.5" high. Visually, it's the spitting image of a real beer. It even has real bubbles.

Smell - (2) - This is the second best category, and it's where things start falling apart. Despite all appearances of a craft beer, the beverage smells about as good as a cheap 40. Seriously, a bottle of Olde English or King Cobra will smell just about as good and be a WAY better use of your money.

Taste - (1) - This is where the piss-poor attempt at being beer unravels completely. There are three distinct notes. The first thing you taste is the very prominent flavor of malt liquor. This would be fine if not for the bold taste of high fructose corn syrup, which manages to bind the former flavor on your tongue with the enthusiasm of a determined mall kiosk worker trying to sell you a hair straightener. The third flavor is honey.

Feel - (1) I guess I have to give it a point for being a liquid. It feels like diluted maple-syrup.

In closing, this beer is absolutely terrible. It's the only beer I've had in a decade of drinking bad enough to complain about on the internet. I honestly wish I had purchased a six-pack of Hamm's instead, because it would be easier to drink and I would be out half as much money. Seriously, this beer is garbage.
Apr 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.58 by breardon1776 from New York

Mar 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by Big_Thirsty from Illinois

Feb 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Switz160 from Illinois

Feb 18, 2017
 
Rated: 2.75 by duvel1979 from District of Columbia

Feb 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by Brob245 from Missouri

Feb 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by Lukass from Ohio

Jan 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.13 by porters4life from Illinois

Jan 10, 2017
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Reviewed by jp32 from Michigan

1.74/5  rDev -42%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
This is a terrible beer. Coors really isn't making anything good at all, so I wasn't expecting a whole lot here, but I was expecting something better than this. Slick, soapy feel with a prickly carbonation. Grainy flavor with cereal notes and a hay-flavored hop presence. Garbage beer.
Aug 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by NomadDawg from Texas

Aug 02, 2016
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Reviewed by tblee12356 from Hawaii

3.79/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4
I took a leap of faith and grabbed this Third Shift Brewing Company 6pack to have something delicious before bed. It's priced right for a microbrewed 6 pack but I learning that it's made by Coors disappointed me. However it surprised me and is actually very good. It's weak for a craft like brew at %5.3, but surely does not lack flavor. Following a hoppy aroma and a very rich roasted malt, with what seems a bit Bavarian flavor. I think Third Shift Brewery's Amber Lager could be a bit smoother, but over all is very pleasing. 4/5 Would drink again.
Jul 28, 2016
 
Rated: 2.57 by jbf190 from West Virginia

Jul 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 12, 2016
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Reviewed by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan

2.55/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5
Been eyeballing this for some months and finally got it.

Poured into a beer glass of some sort. Pours a nice copper color with a middle fingers worth of foam thickness.

Smells like a beer, maybe some light malt or wheat notes, nothing strong, but nothing too plain.

Interesting light roasted malt taste to it, slightly bitter, maybe slightly hoppy.

Feels very thin, rolls down so quick and easy, it's like it's hardly there.

overall, kinda disappointing, priced slightly more than budwieser for a 12 pack of bottles, the taste is slightly better than.
It's okay, but I don't think I'll be getting it again.
Jul 09, 2016
 
Rated: 1.2 by Clif202 from District of Columbia

Jun 25, 2016
 
Rated: 2.9 by HeartofMiami from Florida

Jun 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by HawkinsNOC from Florida

May 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.14 by mjraef from Illinois

May 15, 2016
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Rated by Beerma from Ohio

3.21/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I was hoping to like this beer. I liked the name and the price but I did not like the taste! Disappointed!
May 15, 2016
 
Rated: 2.95 by Brandon632 from North Carolina

Apr 30, 2016
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Reviewed by AndrewMichael from Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
12 oz bottle poured into an American pint glass. Dark amber color, with fresh head. I did not really like this beer, so I rate beers that I find drinkable, but not ones I really like with a 2.5. It was malty, and had a coppery flavor to it as well.
Apr 26, 2016
 
Rated: 2.75 by chrisroarshack from Alaska

Apr 24, 2016
 
Rated: 2.63 by jeschaefer from Texas

Apr 21, 2016
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Reviewed by Squire from Mississippi

2.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
It is amber, I'll give it that.

Well, it was there so I had to try it. Not a disappointment, rather not a happy find. Apparently Coors Research decided something like this would sell and it probably does, though I'm the only guy in my group who has actually bought some. Pours like a Coors beer, little more flavor than their regular stuff, but I wouldn't call it malt or hop forward. Not bland, just not quite medium either. A tweener without enough going for it to be interesting.

Not bad, buy it, just have realistic expectations.
Apr 15, 2016
Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 70 out of 100 with 1246 ratings