Epicurious: Coors Light "best canned beer"

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  1. BeerWizard

    BeerWizard Aspirant (287) Dec 22, 2012 Colorado

    Hmm...depends on the size of the can, and how fast you drink it.
  2. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (595) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    This. No shame.
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  3. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (518) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Narragansett Lager tops these imo
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  4. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2008 Ohio

    I'm sure I'm in the minority but I had this for the first time last week and thought it wasn't very good. I've tasted hop pellets before while brewing and this was all I could think of. Like drinking a can of hop pellets.
  5. shawnohall

    shawnohall Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2009 Texas

    Yeah, I saw that link on yahoo. Hilarious. I suppose CL possesses some refreshment quality due to the fact that it's wet. Beyond that, there are better choices, even cheap choices. PBR and High Life, both of which they had near the bottom of their rankings, are better choices. I've already wasted too much time talking about such an idiotic beer "review". I'd give their taste in beer "half a fork".
  6. shawnohall

    shawnohall Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2009 Texas

    Reply from Johnnyramirez: Lol. Both are fucking close to water.

    Hadn't heard that one before. Thumbs up!
  7. shawnohall

    shawnohall Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2009 Texas

    In my humble opinion Schlitz, PBR and High Life are all neck-and-neck for best macro lager. The rest are varying degrees of lousy.
  8. Tut

    Tut Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2004 New York

    There's a difference between being willing to drink a beer and actually enjoying it.
  9. gcamparone

    gcamparone Meyvn (1,425) Dec 6, 2011 Rhode Island
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    I actually saw this article and was going to log into my yahoo account and post something about heady topper, but then I figured no one would know what I was talking about
  10. travMI13

    travMI13 Aspirant (213) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
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    I guess they've never heard of Heady Topper.
  11. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

  12. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Poo-Bah (3,199) Jun 9, 2006 Colorado
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    Indeed but if you read my post you would see that I clearly used the word enjoy. I enjoy drinking Coors Light and PBR but when it is time to vote with my wallet I buy something I enjoy more.
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  13. Tut

    Tut Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2004 New York

    For the life of me, I can't see what there is to like or enjoy about either of them, especially Coors Light. Can you enlighten those of us who are simply unable to detect anything enjoyable about it? I'm thinking maybe with your help, I'll be able to hone my palate to the point where I can develop a taste for it. I'd sure save lots of money.
  14. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Poo-Bah (3,199) Jun 9, 2006 Colorado
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    If you don't know how to enjoy a simple American lager then there is nothing I can do to help you. Sorry bro.
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  15. TheGoldsmith

    TheGoldsmith Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2013 Missouri

    We get some pretty good canned beers out of Tallgrass here, all pretty light bodied and easy drinking, but still delicious!
  16. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    and whether you're pinching your nose.
  17. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (5,070) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    Freelance Journalists need to sell articles and it doesn't mean they are a specialist on the topic. Shame on the publisher/editor for taking it as "beer fact" and shame on the writer for not doing more research. Then again (considering the writer knows more), they sold an article which pays the bills. Either way, it's a total joke and take into consideration the target audience and source of publication. ...next...
  18. greg357

    greg357 Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2010 Wisconsin

    Or Surly Abrasive....
  19. Tut

    Tut Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2004 New York

    Coors Light is watery and tasteless - how do you enjoy that??

    Does anyone else here actually enjoy drinking it? I don't mean just drinking one that's offered by a friend, but really LIKING it.

    I'd love hear some review type descriptions from "likers" explaining what it's good qualities are!
  20. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Aspirant (239) Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    New Yahoo! article up now is "Best Vanilla Ice Cream." I clicked it and the first word was "Epicurious." I then closed the article.
  21. Raulrocks

    Raulrocks Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2013

    It wasn't a sales competition, it was a taste competition. But that's irrelevant. Money shouldn't be the qualifier anyway. Just because some lady makes $50 million selling duck sweaters on QVC doesn't make them a cool or quality product. Just because CL has higher sales, doesn't make it better either. It just shows that "the masses" have no taste whether it be clothes or beer or whatever.
  22. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Disciple (343) Aug 21, 2005 Minnesota

    I'm not completely opposed to macro lagers, but I don't purchase them myself. And based on the prices they listed for a six pack, their are certainly a lot more flavorful options in a similar price range. I'd certainly turn to offerings from SN, SA, Schell, etc. if it were me. I'm going to have to look at the prices next time because I always assumed they were a much cheaper beer option.
  23. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Poo-Bah (3,199) Jun 9, 2006 Colorado
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    Water is also watery and tasteless, have you never enjoyed a glass of water?
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  24. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poo-Bah (1,760) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    Last night before the Superbowl I decided to buy a Black Crown and a Coors. A Coors, not a Coors light.

    The Black Crown was pretty bad, but manageable. The Coors was too heavy on the corn and cheap garbage, and it actually made me drain pour half the can (Was a 24oz). I think I understand why beer ignoramuses prefer the macro light beers... they taste like nothing, but get you drunk. I'd choose something like a PBR over a Coors/Budweiser any day.
  25. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    The Other Contenders: The Bottom ThreeJudges found that Budweiser had a tinny flavor, and its pale golden color didn't help matters. Miller tasted diluted. Pabst Blue Ribbon was described as having a bit of a bite yet was watery and somewhat bitter.

    This was actually the funniest. I guess Budweiser was the only one that was pale & golden in color.
    Miller was the only one that tasted diluted.
    And PBR was bitter. I didn't know they made an IPA and put it into the regular cans
  26. Tut

    Tut Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2004 New York

    Don't be silly.

    I drink water simply to re-hydrate, I drink beer because I enjoy the variety of complex tastes it provides. It's enjoyable because it's flavourful. Coors Light isn't and I certainly wouldn't pay $2+ for a can of it just to slack my thirst.
  27. GFG

    GFG Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 North Dakota

    Coors Light is without a doubt my go to domestic. Though I don't buy it unless I'm going somewhere that I know I'll be drinking until I no longer have consciousness.
  28. M0rtyC

    M0rtyC Initiate (0) Apr 15, 2010 Massachusetts

    CL serves a great purpose for me. When I am designated driver I'll order one and hold it all night.
  29. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,243) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    I have no problems with drinking a simple random macro-lager...and I actually think Coors tends to have their shit together more than most of the other big brewers.
    However I'm not sure about a light beer of any sort being better than normal 'ol Bud, High Life, Banquet, Extra Gold, Old Milwaukee, Schlitz, etc.
    That doesn't even count Michelob and the like.
  30. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (259) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    Coors Light was one of my go-to beers in high school. I wasn't quite aware of how deep the rabbit hole goes at the time, but Ithink beer like that has it's own time and place. And people have a completely different (yet still valid) line of reasoning when picking up a 30 of Coors or Bud Light than I do when I pick up something by Oskar Blues. Different strokes I guess : )
  31. LCB_Hostage

    LCB_Hostage Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Well, it seems in the past they did explore "Microbrews in cans" (what is with their obsession with canned beer already??)


    Among their top five canned Microbrews are Fuller's London Price and Young's Double Chocolate Stout -- 'cause, you know, it's not like there are five decent American craft beers available in cans.

    As a public service, I'm providing the author note, so everyone can run out and buy all five books:

    Stephen Beaumont is a veteran drinks writer and author of five books on beer.

  32. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Devotee (400) Nov 21, 2008 Texas
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    Complete horse shit! The fact that Tecate is ranks #2 on any list makes me want to puke. TECATE IS THE FOUL SHIT for chumps who hate all beer. That's not an opinion. It is fact. I'm feel a bit bad admitting this, but litterally hate anyone with the gall to claim they like it. They would claim to like the taste of piss. The very notion of Tecate as good beer brings out violent tendancies within me. I feel rage right now.
  33. gestyr

    gestyr Disciple (383) Dec 5, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Back in the early 1980's i was stationed in Arizona. Just off post was a small dive where their special was the "desert martini" : a martini glass filled with Coors Lite and with an olive in it. I will say this, it was refreshing on a hot day. I don't recall drinking it at all after being stationed in Germany, though
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  34. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Poo-Bah (3,199) Jun 9, 2006 Colorado
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    Tecate with salt around the rim and a lime wedge tastes great, you're crazy bro.
  35. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

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