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.