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

Third Shift Amber LagerThird Shift Amber Lager
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Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Colorado, United States
American Amber / Red Lager
3 | pDev: 19%
Apr 09, 2020
Dec 05, 2012
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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
Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 70 out of 100 with 1246 ratings