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Third Shift Amber Lager | Coors Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
coors.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by gtermi on 12-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,236
Reviews:
202
Ratings:
1,237
pDev:
18.67%
Bros Score:
3.2
 
 
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Ratings: 1,237 |  Reviews: 202
Photo of Jcarriglio
3.15/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of icemanexit
3.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
1.86/5  rDev -38%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

A shame that Coors has to hide behind a fake brewing company and pass this off as a craft brew. A very weak example of an amber lager, faint malt aroma, fast fading airy head, malt taste (think malt liquor). Very disappointing.

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Photo of BdM
2.9/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cleve1212
2/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Ice_cube47
1.35/5  rDev -55%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I never had to put unopened beer in the trash until I tried this one. I did not pour the five bottles out and recycle them because anything that touched this beer should not be used by humans ever again. It may not have been prudent to get a sixer of a beer I knew nothing about, but let me explain. The closest bodega to my apartment has a pretty tiny bottled beer section and with the World Series looming I'll need to stay carbonated. The lack of any information on the label about the brewery was a red flag that I ignored like colorblind bull. Only later on, too late, did I notice the label's real sign of disaster: the thematic incongruity between the militaristic motto "Band of Brewers" and the name, suggestive of labor, possibly referring to the time during which they mix Coors, Coors Lite, sugar, and red dye and, nodding to the craft market, add a touch of Colorado snow that has been shat on by the passing Budweiser horses.

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Photo of bluehende
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jlabs
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Annstarrr
4.12/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Honestly, I really liked this until I realized it was made by Coors. I did a double-take and got over myself. Thanks, Coors, for making something that doesn't taste like squirrel piss for once.

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Photo of Mrbseward
3.73/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jarrod_LC
3.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of apartin
3.78/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Muny
1.25/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of AngusOg
3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No need to elaborate on what other reviewers have said. I'll just say that if i'm looking for something about this caliber and in this style, I'll just stick with an old friend Yuengling, which is a tad better in my opinion.

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Photo of NickySop
1.75/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mark5692
1/5  rDev -66.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Grossly sweet and bad smelling. A cheap beer but I'll still complain about it. Not sure how someone could drink this, very little carbonation, just tasted of very sweet malts and caramel. I can't really describe this beer to we'll but it was an awful beer. Would never buy again. If you are looking for something cheap but different (like I was) stay away from this, unless you enjoy feeling sick from sweetness.

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Photo of Doonzman
3.24/5  rDev +8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
2.81/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of biboergosum
3.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, from a random grocery store mixed 6-er in Sandpoint, Idaho, a few weeks ago. 'Third Shift'? Is this a reference to the additional work shift a mega-brewery would have to add to create a 'craft beer' pilot program, or the like?

This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and mildly bubbly ecru head, which leaves some decent descending layered cloud lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of grainy, lightly toasted pale and caramel malt, a bit of rice pudding, slightly phenolic yeast, and plain earthy, weedy hops. The taste is bready, sort of doughy caramel malt, overripe apples, fading spicy yeast, and more underwhelming dead leafy, weedy, and somewhat floral hop bitters.

The carbonation is quite low-key, what with its bland frothiness, the body an adequate middleweight, and mostly smooth, just a wee, indistinct edginess picking and pulling at the corners. It finishes off-dry, and still toasty, the caramel and generic fruitiness lingering on.

Nothing particularly wrong here, as the off-flavours are generally integrated into the whole (wow, I should be in marketing!). Overall, easy enough to drink, yet perhaps a bit too sweet by bottle's end. I'd like to see what Coors could come up with if they added a fourth shift.

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Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Myotus
3.32/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle (best by date 31Aug15) into a pilsner glass.
LOOK: A quarter of a finger's worth of white foam formed after being poured and maintained itself. Ascending bubbles are moderate. The beer is more of a copper color, despite it's name. Lacing is low.
SMELL: Mild aromas of pale malts and spicy hops along with hints of sweet pilsner malts and caramel/roasted aromas from vienna malts.
TASTE: Initial taste is of mild roasted/caramel malty goodness that combines well with mild spicy hop flavors. Mild pale malt flavors along with hints of pilsner malts enter immediately after as both previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Not quite medium-bodied, but definitely not light-bodied. Carbonation is mild and the brew is slightly creamy. The finish is nice and crisp.
NOTE: I thought that this would be worse than it really was. This was rather decent. I could see me drinking this if someone offered it to me. This was pretty much a less decent from of a Sam Adams.

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Photo of keeganfrank
2.93/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of holder1422
2.54/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3 out of 5 with 1,237 ratings
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