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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.45   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Gold Medal Winning Beer Brewed By A Band Of Brewers Whose Passion For Brewing Doesn’t Stop When The Day Shift Is Over


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2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
alassio (71) - USA - APR 8, 2013
Look at that commercial, with the cartoon brewers in perfect harmony - - a cool assembly of super-hip cognoscenti, concocting the ultimate super brew. WOW those cartoon people are cool, and brilliant - - so perfect, that their beer-creating moves are sublime choreography. This must be the best beer ever. I actually haven’t had it. I would never buy desolate glam swill like this - - another thin suggestion of actual flavor, in an over-hyped frame. But I feel it is fair to rate it, since I already know what it tastes like - - it tastes like glamorized H2O with a smattering of more actual ingredients than their usual tasteless H20. So, I think this is a valid rating, though actually the total score may be actually too high - - but I simply can’t help myself for overrating it, since it is is obviously so frickin’ special.


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JHeath99 (793) - - JUL 3, 2014
Can from the grocery store. Pours a transparent amber with a layer of cream colored head. Aroma of cheap malts. Taste is pretty awful, just subdued malts.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dbhenry (116) - El Paso, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2014
This beer is a step up from the macro brewers’ products, with a more distinct hop taste and a more substantial malt flavor. But it is a couple of steps down from the excellent brews available from the micro brewers.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DdotRoq (5) - - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
Good tasting, lager with soft hops. Great pick, good mix with meat/chicken. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Jimmythespoon (452) - CYPRUS - JUN 12, 2014
Looked a lot better on tsp. Crappy tasteless larger. What a waste of money. Dont bother.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
lukedarock (142) - Howell, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Not a whole lot goin on here, drinkable yea but not by much, leaves alot to b desired, flavor is very blah with zero character

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chad9976 (1126) - Albany, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
I poured a 16oz can into a lager glass. It had an expiration date of 10/6/14 and cost $1.00 ($0.06 per ounce).

Appearance: Clear amber/golden hue with plenty of effervescence visible. Pours to an average sized, off-white, foamy head which laces and retains fairly well.

Smell: Pretty generic macro lager aroma, though a little sweeter than most. Nothing appealing, though.

Taste: The big macro brewers have been putting out a lot of quasi-craft and faux high-end lagers in the last few years. Third Shift Amber Lager appears to be Coors’ attempt at a Yeungling-like brew, though it doesn’t taste nearly as good. In fact, this seems reminiscent of so many economy or “premium” lagers because it’s so simple, boring and has an awful finish.

I’m not sure what the point of this beer is. The palate is familiar to say the least: a generic combination of pale malt, standard macro lager taste and a touch of added sweetness at the beginning. It’s the finish that kills it as a sour, vegetal-like astringent taste emerges out of nowhere and completely ruins everything that had come before. Had the taste been consistent this would be a decent amber lager, but what I’m left with just seems overtly flawed and cheap. Perhaps there’s a hint of caramel to be found in here, but the off-flavor of what is probably DMS just ruins it. No hop presence to speak of, though that’s fine. I think this has the potential to be a good amber lager, but the adjuncts need to be removed and stricter quality control needs to be initiated at the brewery.

Drinkability: For what should categorically be a fizzy yellow lager, Third Shift Amber Lager is not all that fizzy. Plenty carbonated to be sure, though the mouthfeel is thicker and calmer than most brews of the general style. It has a slightly oily texture and leaves an aftertaste of astringency and starch. It seems to be right on the nose with its 5.3% ABV, though it’s not an especially drinkable beer. Trying to finish one can is rather annoying.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nejhleader (1222) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Not to much aroma, a bit caramel. Taste a bit of a roast caramel malt. Not the worst thing from Coors

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
alexsdad06 (5256) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle from Kroger. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have light caramel malts, pale bready malts, light herbal and spicy hops, with light bitterness. Just not much going on here.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zarbon89 (3) - roaring spring, USA - MAY 29, 2014 does not count
Overall just an average beer for it’s style, which is what I expect from a miller/coors product. The pour is nice in it’s color and the head is thin. Aroma was lacking for a typical Amber. First sip could taste the caramel and chocolate in the malt. The mouthful is light, and is smooth to drink. A sweet after taste with the roast and your yeast flavors kicking in.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jwrock3 (12) - - MAY 7, 2014
Poured a clear amber with half a finger of white head and little lacing. Light aroma of malt grains and some noble hops. Taste follows nose with grainy malt, light hops and a hint of caramel and slight breadlines. Lively carbonation and thin/medium mouthfeel. Unimpressive. Just a tick above a macro and wouldn’t drink again.


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