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

Third Shift Amber LagerThird Shift Amber Lager
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Style:
American Amber / Red Lager
Ranked #175
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
70
Ranked #47,491
Avg:
3.03 | pDev: 18.81%
Reviews:
204
Ratings:
1,245
From:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
70
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Reviews: 204 | Ratings: 1,245
Reviews by TMoney2591:
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3.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Mu buddy used to work third shift...he seemed to dislike it...I don't blame him... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear amber (shocker!) topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises biscuit, light dried honey, light barley, and a hint of flowers. The taste pretty much brings in more of the same, along with a vague sense of candied orange peel in the background. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a decent little beer, but one that lacks any real character of its own. It ain't bad, but nothing I would exert myself to drink again.

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Photo of Gote
3.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oh come on, It's not THAT bad. Sure it's from the Coors family but I think it actually has a light, refreshing taste. Not too bitter but not as bland as their other swill. Maybe it's not a true craft beer but geez, Coors actually put out something worth drinking for a change. Kudos to them. Try it. I don't think you'll actually puke or anything and you might think it's slightly above mediocre.

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.7/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look is solid caramel copper color with huge amounts of streaming carbonation. Very nice two fingers of fluffy of white head. And by the way the bottle art looks great as well.

Smell is barley, bread and biscuits.

Taste is malty with a hint of sweetness.

The mouth feel is slightly over the light and walking into the medium mouth feel territory. The finish feels a bit wet with a sweet snap at the end of the swallow.

I find this to be a very nice offering from the Coors Brewing Company. It does seem a bit on the bland side yet I also think it works well. What it works well with? I look forward to exploring a few more to find out.

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Photo of Gmann
2.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a slightly hazy pale copper color with a short dense white head that settled into a light ring.

The aroma is quite sweet. Noticeable grain sweetness is mixed with a caramel note. Aroma has a bit of a sugary scent as well.

The flavor is grainy sweet and has a caramel edge. There seems to be some corny adjunct flavor. There is an odd bitterness from the hops, grassy. Has a beefier malt presence over the typical Coors product. A bit of an astringent lemon tea flavor in the finish.

The feel is light to moderate with fizzy carbonation. Sweet on the palate with a dry an oddly bitter finish.

Better than fizzy yellow beer but not that good overall.

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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3/5  rDev -1%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.59/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased at Market Basket. Pours a crystal clear amber body with nearly an inch of off white head. Smells malty and nutty. Sweet bread, caramel, nut make the flavor with notes of chocolate and floral hops. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty good actually. One of the better " amber lagers" I've come across.

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2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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2.43/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of metter98
3.07/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear amber yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with finger high light beige head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface along with some lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of toasted malts and bits of sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes less maltier and a little watered down when compared to other beers in the style, but is easy to drink and doesn't have any "off" flavors.

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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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2/5  rDev -34%

Photo of Archimetez
3.02/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: nice amber color, minimal cream color head
--bottle is nicely done and stands out on a self with brown paper bag like label with blue print

S: heavy malt smell, otherwise unremarkable

T: Caramel and barley malt

M: smooth but nothing special

O: Nothing special... but I would drink it again if nothing else was available

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3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

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3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams Perfect pint glass

A: Clear golden color with a good 2 fingers worth of head that disappears about as quickly as it appeared, with no lacing.

S: Sweet malts with just a small hint of hops, not much else.

T: First thing I'm getting is the sweet toasted malt, then pretty much the same at the end.

M: Medium carbonation, a little thin and dry in the finish.

O: Not a bad beer, pretty easy to drink and not a bad ABV, just not exciting enough to make it a session beer.

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2.52/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 70 out of 100 with 1245 ratings