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

Third Shift Amber LagerThird Shift Amber Lager
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Style:
Lager - American Amber / Red
Ranked #168
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
70
Ranked #48,879
Avg:
3.02 | pDev: 18.87%
Reviews:
204
Ratings:
1,246
From:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  19
Gots
  300
SCORE
70
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Reviews by TMoney2591:
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TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.06/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Feb 05, 2013
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Gote from South Carolina

3.09/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

May 14, 2015
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BeerBobber from Nevada

3.7/5  rDev +22.5%
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.

Jan 26, 2016
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Gmann from New York

2.81/5  rDev -7%
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.

May 17, 2013
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rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Jun 24, 2013
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Mack from Canada

3/5  rDev -0.7%

Jul 16, 2013
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lovelibeam from Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Sep 13, 2013
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twb0392 from Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Oct 23, 2014
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MrHurmateeowish from Maine

3.59/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

Feb 03, 2013
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onlymurderers from Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Feb 27, 2014
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CIBoy10 from Alabama

2.43/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Jan 03, 2015
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pagesofphotographs from Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Nov 23, 2013
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Tuck_leepulin from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

Aug 04, 2014
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metter98 from New York

3.07/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Nov 17, 2013
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tballinger from Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Oct 17, 2013
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AC-Mivsek from Ohio

3.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Apr 11, 2015
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teichsta from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

Mar 15, 2014
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kplooki from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Oct 30, 2014
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mendvicdog from Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Jan 22, 2013
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Mar 21, 2013
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VaporDome from New York

2/5  rDev -33.8%

Jan 13, 2013
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Archimetez from Pennsylvania

3.02/5  rDev 0%
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

Oct 29, 2013
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Pintwacky from Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Aug 05, 2014
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mralphabet from Virginia

3/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

May 22, 2013
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habaceeba from Colorado

2.52/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Dec 27, 2015
Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 70 out of 100 with 1246 ratings