Saturday, February 8, 2014

Coors Light (2014 re-review)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chad9976 (1056) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2014
I poured a 24oz can into a large mug. It had a best before date of 3/10/14 and cost $1.77 ($0.07 per ounce).

Appearance: Typical pee-like golden hue. Transparent body with plenty of visible effervescence. Pours to a small, white, soapy head which fizzles away quickly and leaves no lacing.

Smell: Strong aroma of corn grits or flaked maize, but not DMS per se.

Taste: I so rarely drink light adjunct macro lagers that I’ve kind of forgotten what they taste like. Coors Light is so far removed from the type of beer I usually drink that it’s extremely difficult to describe the palette since the flavor here are foreign to me. It has a distinct sharp, somewhat tart taste to start off. Similar to that of club soda or just carbonated water. Somewhat starchy with mild dryness and bitterness. A hint of cracker-like taste can be found, but mostly it’s all corn. I have a feeling Coors Light uses the most corn of all the major light lagers of the style. That’s not to say it’s off-putting or a brewing flaw, though. It’s rather neutral-tasting for the most part, but a beer needs be more than "not awful" to be truly good.

Drinkability: Coors Light is advertised as "The world’s most refreshing beer." While I wouldn’t agree with that, I will admit that it is indeed refreshing. That’s not surprising considering how light bodied it is, and how thin and watery the mouthfeel is. It does quench the thirst while it’s in the mouth, but does leave a faint trace of starch on the tongue. At 4.2% ABV it’s not truly "sessionable" since this beer needs to be drank fast before it warms up. Still, chugging one a few times an hour shouldn’t be a problem for anyone. 
Grade: 3/10
Read and watch my 2009 original review here:

1 comment:

  1. $1.77 for a can of coors light thats crazy, here in the UK we get charged roughly $2 and thats only for a 20oz, you guys have got it so much better, great review though chad