Third Shift Amber Lager | Coors Brewing Company

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Third Shift Amber LagerThird Shift Amber Lager

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.86/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Best by 12/16/13.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sweet malt, grain, and slight grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, biscuit, and metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer that tastes pretty decent but the metallic aspect detracts from things.

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2.98/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle to chilled glass.

Appearance - Pours nicely from the bottle, though this beer isn't as 'ambery' as I expected. It is more of a light brown to golden colored beer. One and a half finger head after pouring, soon after there is just a thin white head. Nice lacing around the glass.

Smell - Like some of the other reviewers, all I really pick up is malt. Maybe some light caramel hints but it is negligible.

Taste - Tastes just like it smells. Malty. This beer reminds me of Oak Creek Amber but more carbonated. The carbonation lightly pricks the tongue and goes down pretty smoothly. Slightly dry finish with a caramel and malt flavor that lingers on the whole palate. There isn't a whole lot going on here other than malt and caramel, its kind of sweet on the finish. Its not as watery as I thought it was going to be but it is a very drinkable amber lager.

Mouth - Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Slight bitter finish and dry. Not much going on with the mouthfeel.

Overall - I'll drink this one, but I'd likely skip over it next time. It isn't a bad beer, but theres nothing that really makes me want more and more. If you like malty beers than you might pick this one up.

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2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.98/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a very good Lager. Im not going into details, just leave it to say that the positive things drinkers are saying about it I would say only with a higher rating. This Lager delivers.

Even better its often on sale. Its officially my "sale Lager". Its a great lager with food.

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3.12/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I figured it to be on the same level as blue moon so I wasn't dissapointed.

It's very drinkable, kind of like a watery boston lager except significantly less bitter. It's a little thick on the tongue, but hey a very drinkable and fairly decent beer from coors. I wouldn't trade my Sam Adams for it but I could definitely drink it again.

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.1/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From a one pint can, undated.

Bready , sweet aroma. Pours an orange amber body with full but short lasting beige head. Head quickly turns to thin oily film, no lacing. Taste follows nose, sweet and Bready. Acidic aftertaste. If I could use a one word description : Meh!

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2.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On draft at Shannon Pot, Long Island City.

Pale and lagery.
Cereal nose.
Thin caramel malt and mild spice hops.
Crisp, light, fizzy.

I ordered this as the only non-macro option at a corner bar under the train tracks, but thought it was barely craft beer. Lo and behold, it's Coors in sheep's clothing. A fine argument for transparency in labelling, though the taste will tell you every time.

Watered down Sam Adams Lager, at best.

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.02/5  rDev -1%
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 +14.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Third Shift Amber Lager from Coors Brewing Company
3.05 out of 5 based on 1,235 ratings.
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