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Jun 10 2012
6-Pack: Volume I


Sometimes, well most times, one beer is not enough.  That’s why, for this particular series of posts, I’ll be giving my opinions only after a specific stipulation.  Here, I’ll be taking a closer look at an all-too-familiar product.  The subject this time is Coors Light.  And I am writing this review after my sixth can.*

(*Full disclosure, I drank an entire 12-pack)

There is a time and place for a full flavored, full bodied lagers, pale ales, stouts, and so on.  This is not one of those times.  This is a time for refreshment.

The Silver Bullet.  If there is a phrase that’s more synonymous with “summer day-drinking” I don’t know what it is.  I’m talking about early afternoon, getting stuff done around the house, no pressure-type drinking.  Who am I kidding, you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. 

Coors LightThere are naysayers:

“It tastes like water” – Yeah.  It does.  It’s hot out, and I’m thirsty.  Water is refreshing.  You’re telling me when you’re working up a sweat in the yard, parched as all hell, you want some frothy, thick, heavy liquid going down the hatch?  That’s silly.  Of course, you don’t.

“There’s barely any alcohol” – You might have a drinking problem.  I don’t see anyone stopping you from having another one.  And I didn’t know we were in a race to blackout.

(Apparently six…well, 12…CL’s makes me a little defensive.  Excuse me.)

Let’s talk about the can.  THE CAN.  The Rocky Mountains turn blue when the can is cold.  This has to be the best “gimmick” out there.  Nothing against Miller Lite, but the Vortex bottle?  Get real.  There’s nothing like seeing those peaks at a nice deep royal.  NOTHING.  On the other hand, if you pass me a can that’s all silver things will get weird very quickly.

In conclusion, you know what you’re getting with Coors Light.  And that’s a great drink to casually catch a buzz without falling into the deep end.  It goes extremely well with anything you’d find at a cookout without filling you up, so there’s room to jam another burger down your throat.  For me, it’s about as refreshing as a beer can get.   Should’ve picked up a 30.

Post was edited for spelling, grammar and “sense” 24 hours after the experiment.

3 Responses to “6-Pack: Volume I”

  1. Jason says:

    Amen. I’m a beer Snob but I still love the occasional silver bullet or 12.

  2. Mike says:

    Can’t wait for your review of Bud Light, Steve

  3. Brian says:

    How great is it that you reviewed a product that has been out there for such a long time. Coor Light is my US mass produced beer of choice. It is so refreshing on a hot summer day or just for dinner. So cold and great.