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Coors - Coors Brewing Company


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1,844 Ratings

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Ratings: 1844
Reviews: 574
rAvg: 2.54
pDev: 28.74%

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001)
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Photo of TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

So it's been six months since Coors banquet has graced Canada...so yeah that's a thing...onto the review.

Appearance: A clear golden body that boasted a strong finger and a half of head that did not lace but did manage to keep a consistent layer of carbonation to hide the body from the top at least.

Smell: It smells...I guess like pond water. Not quite the refreshing breeze of lake water, but neither the swampy moss smell of swamp water. Somewhere in between. There's a note of wet corn husk also in there in the background. Can't really say there's a lot of desirable smell going on here, it's not really offensive, but I suspect it will be watered down.

Taste: This kinda strikes me as a meet in the middle adjunct. I mean the ever present sweet corn taste is there, but it's not out of control as a milder boiled barley taste is present that sorta brings it more towards a more desirable lager as the beer goes on. Barest kick of mossy hops at the end which carry a slight metallic tinge to the experience, but not an outrageous one.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation does help out the entire beer, which is rare in a beer of this style. The beer is very crisp and leaves a mild sweet corn and barley aftertaste that sadly near the end begins to tack on a metallic afterthought.

Drinkability: This beer doesn't settle down as well as it should, as it leaves me a bit gassy. Light bodied and refreshing so a great summer drinker, but less I'd inclined for the winter months. For some reason I can see it going hand in hand with shellfish for some reason.

Final Thoughts: The "Banquet Beer" as it's currently being advertised here offers a revelation to it's name. How many Banquets have you been to, where the food alright or good but certainly wasn't exceptional? Myself, not a lot as the cooks generally need to make enough food quickly for everyone. See the parallel on this one? So Coors is an alright beer, but if not for being a large producer whose name you cannot escape, it is a rather unremarkable beer. It's certainly not an unquaffable brew, but really this beer exemplifies a just plain average beer.

Serving type: can

04-23-2014 01:57:59 | More by TheHammer
Photo of hoffhin2


3.54/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: light to golden yellow colored, very small head that dissipated fairly quickly.

Smell: corn and some malts, not a whole lot of smell to this beer.

Taste: sugary, i think there is a taste of honey to it (may just be sweetness of the beer), no bitterness

Overall: I enjoyed it, one of the first beers I ever had and its amazing that I use to think this beer was hard to drink because now for as much as I have learned, this beer is crisp and really light relatively speaking. Not a bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 19:28:48 | More by hoffhin2
Photo of McStagger


2.3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

A: Two fingers of large bubbled white head. Vigorous carbonation. Rapid dissipation. Minimal lacing. Golden color.

S: Metallic tin, cornflakes. Very slight spicy hoppiness. Terrible adjunt is written all over this.

T: Big cornflake hit up front. Seriously, like corn chex mix. Metallic taste afterwords. Proceeds to sweet corn grits. Bit of white grape in the finish, but this one is adjunct city.

M: The only redeeming quality of this beer. All that corn sugar gives it a decent mouthfeel.

O: I'm pissed that I payed a buck a can for this. Buy subpremium brands. This difference between this and PBR is minimal. PBR sucks, but so does this beer. At least try to get what you pay for.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 07:33:37 | More by McStagger
Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA


2.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Coors Banquet Beer which is also known as Coors Original is decent big brand beer that competes well with Miller and Budweiser products. It pours real pale yellow, very little head (soapy in appearance), and the carbonation dissipated real quick. Surprisingly, there was no metallic taste with this beer, it is watery, and has a malty, corn taste. It is not filling and goes good with food. Nothing sets it apart from other big brands, other than it is the last wholly own big brand company because Miller (SABMiller) and AB (InBev) are both foreign controlled.

Serving type: can

04-10-2014 15:40:51 | More by ChristopherWIU-UTPA
Photo of nota


3.01/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Before I was a craft beer drinker this was my choice in beer. I had to give this beer a try just for old time sake. I'm telling myself, "this beer had more flavor back then," Very light for not being a light beer. What I did like and still like about this beer is its so refreshing, smooth and easy to drink. It has a soft pleasent aftertaste. Nothing exciting about this beer, but nothing offensive coming from the added adjuncts.

Note: Back in 1983 I went down south to work with my brother in Virginia at the age of 19. I worked as a carpenter. Each day I would get dropped off at a job site and I work in 90+ heat with only luke warm water to drink from a garden hose. Every night I was picked up by my boss and he have a ice cold 6-pack of Coors to drink. Beer never tasted so good! I guess any beer would of tasted good under those conditions. That was the first time I thought beer tasted good. I have come a long way.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 11:49:40 | More by nota
Photo of DagenhamDavis

New York

3.04/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I'm a big fan of Plain Jane AALs, so I decided to pick up a tallboy of this one up at the corner gas. Drinking it right from the can because the dishwasher is going currently, plus I don't think this would benefit that much from a glass.

Can't comment on the appearance, as it's being left in its classic pale yellow can. It's nearly the end of March 2014, and it says "2013 Commemorative Football Can" so that's a nice touch.

In all seriousness though, it's not one of the worst AAL's I've had, and at least it's not a light. Smells of sweet corn, but doesn't have too much of an adjunct funk to it. It's pretty smooth, and doesn't have an aftertaste. If you've had Molson Canadian, this is extremely similar to it, although this one is a little nicer. I'm not going to comment on hop and malt content. There isn't much, especially to a newly destroyed palate like my own. Enough rambling. If you like AALs, you'll like this one. Try it.

Serving type: can

03-26-2014 02:08:42 | More by DagenhamDavis
Photo of 4thelvofbeer


1.49/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

This is a great beer to serve freeloaders that come to your house to drink. It is cheap, and when served ice-cold, it masks the straw corn sour taste of the malt. Pours a big bloated foamy sudzy white head, that once drank, develops your bowels into a a big bloated gas pocket causing you to fart the rest of the night in your bed, and then fart more in the morning. Coors is known for it big gas!!! Yippy!!!

Serving type: can

03-22-2014 14:14:43 | More by 4thelvofbeer
Photo of archyquaffer


3.35/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 24 ounce tallboy into a sampler. The beer has an expiration date of May 2014 (reviewed in mid-March). A moderate pour produces a short-lived, half inch, snow white head that reduces to almost nothing inside of 30 seconds. The beer is a pale golden color with carbonation somewhat on the high side.

Of course, there isn't much aroma and the flavor is rather light. I definitely detect some corn mash notes, light malt, and a kiss of floral hops. This one has just a wee bit of a stale, wet cardboard taste, which is the only thing off-putting about it. Some sweetness and hardly any bitterness in the aftertaste, which is quite clean. The mouthfeel is fairly creamy for an AAL.

In the summer, this is one of my go-to beers- it is relatively common, usually fairly cheap and comes in cans- good for camping, fishing and rafting. I honestly don't think Coors is as good in a bottle. A can of this is a real delight when the beer is ice cold and you are broiling hot- just what this type of beer is made for. It has way more flavor and a little more body than a Coors Light, which for some reason is extremely popular around here. It goes really well with grilled meat.

Serving type: can

03-12-2014 02:49:49 | More by archyquaffer
Photo of sommersb


2.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Tasted On: 02-08-2014
Freshness: Best by 03-24-2014
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, screw-cap
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: 12-pack from Kroger

A: Small head of white on the clear and pale yellow-colored beer. The head fades quickly leaving a fair amount of lace.

S: Not a lot in the aroma dept., just a touch of light malty notes.

T: Taste is pretty simple; lightly sweet from the malts with little or no hop bitterness.

M: Carbonation is high with a light body. The finish has a light readiness of malts and a nice clean finish.

O: So, this is a simple adjunct lager, not a lot of flavor or aromas, but it is crisp and clean and unoffensive. As far as a simple cheap brew it does a good job.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 22:10:44 | More by sommersb
Photo of gravitytrain


1.8/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

What can you really say about this stuff. It's pretty much an adjunct lager like Bud, Miller, etc. Straw color, hell of pale, corn smell and very very light, pours with light carbonation and a head that disappears pretty quick. It is pretty close to water (though it has nothing on, say, Busch Light in this category.) It qualifies as beer, though. Some kind of beer anyway.

Coors is worth buying for the price alone. I can get a six-pack of tallboys for five dollars. It's also extremely inoffensive. Since it's so light on the tongue and the tastebuds, I can't say I hate it or anything like that despite the low score. I'd take Coors over an overpriced, similar-quality import like Heineken or Tsingtao any day. And while I do definitely appreciate "real beer", this is something that will get you drunk if you drink enough of it. Who can argue with that?

Goes well with burgers, chicken wings, fried squid rolls.

Serving type: can

01-23-2014 00:40:07 | More by gravitytrain
Photo of KYGunner


3.01/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This poured a straw yellow coloring with considerable carbonation throughout the body. The head was immensely fizzy and it flittered away in seconds.

The scent was mind boggling as I detected toasted corn but then a yeasty bubblegum sweetness. Maybe it's just me but it was kind if nice.

I'm not sure what all the fuss is but if you like Toasted Corn Pop cereal than this is right up your alley. Toasted Corn sweetness is all over the tongue and it's not bad at all.

The feel is rather dry, slightly high in the carbonation scale but very easy on the stomach.

For the style this is rather good and in my opinion does not get enough credit for an American Adjunct.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 23:49:49 | More by KYGunner
Photo of hoppyweasel311


3.63/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Coors has so much more flavor than any other macro beer. The bros like miller high life and PBR better than coors! They gave Budweiser an 80! Coors is a great everyday beer and saddened that no one likes it. Mild cooked cabbage? All in all coors is a good beer.

Serving type: can

01-15-2014 20:10:39 | More by hoppyweasel311
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

1.8/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Can: Poured a golden color lager with a medium bubbly white head with minimal retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light adjunct notes with light sweet notes. Taste is quite bland with light sweet adjunct notes that are noticeable. Body is light with good carbonation. Nothing shocking here and probably better then Coors Light but still incredibly bland at the end of the day.

Serving type: can

01-12-2014 18:55:00 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of Hops4Pops


3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz can
A: Vigorous pour into a pint glass. One finger of fizzy head that quickly receded to a surface foam partially covering surface. As glass proceeds, leaves a small amount of lacing. Light carbonation. Pale straw color.
S: Not much here, some sweetness and some bread.
T: About the same as the smell with a little added tartness like green apples. Finished crisp and refreshing.
M: Light bodied. Light carbonation. A little tingly on the tongue.
O: This is one of the best American Adjunct Lagers I know of. Its certainly ok. Nothing is really off with this beer. A good beer for what it is and is very drinkable in quantity. With 5 percent ABV, its a good backyard BBQ beer and one good for camping other other outdoor activities. Coors Light sucks but this Banquet beer is ok for what it is and certainly beats Miller, Budwiser, etc. Its a good beer to drink with people who do not appreciate craft beer when you are doing the buying. ;)

Serving type: can

01-09-2014 01:30:32 | More by Hops4Pops

Ontario (Canada)

3.29/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I had every reason to not like this beer at all after reading some of the reviews , but keeping an open mind can pay off. American beers have never been a favourite of mine. No long-necked Buds or Busch beer for this girl. But this beer was different,
Banquet has an excellent mouth-feel and virtually no after-taste. Complimented the Pizza I was eating very well. Love, Love , Love this beer.

Serving type: can

01-01-2014 18:12:12 | More by FEARNOBEER
Photo of FrozenJoe


3.38/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A decent beer. Never the wrong choice for fishing, camping, etc.

3 finger white head over clear light golden fizzy body. Head fades quickly but leaves light lacing. Not too shabby.

Mild. Bread.

Very light bodied beer. Clean, refreshing taste. Light bodied. Light flavored. Dry (canned version) or sweet (bottle version). Canned version is better. Almost like a good ginger ale in flavor. Watery but not bad. Adjuncts are there, but not overpowering. A decent beer.

Very light bodied beer. Good carbonation. Dry and a little bit astringent. Okay considering the style.

A decent beer. Not what I like to drink everyday. But my choice when I want to go fishing or when I want to switch it up with a cheap beer. One of the best of the AAL's. An American classic. Better than many beers that cost more.

Serving type: can

12-24-2013 19:48:29 | More by FrozenJoe
Photo of wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

355ml can poured into pint glass 9/12/13

A clear straw yellow with heavy carbonation, bubbles of all sizes feed a well sustained finger of loose foam that leaves no lace

S cardboard, sweet malt, and metal, all faint thankfully, just a little apple

T more of the same really, not a whole lot going on, a little sweet honey with some skunk, whats there isn't all that great

M thin and a little foamy, sweet grains on the finish

O just another macro, watery and bland, nothing to set it apart from the others

with everyone going ape-shit over this one being released in Alberta I thought it might actually be worth a try, I have no idea why the masses are going store to store to find this stuff, its crap

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 06:39:36 | More by wordemupg
Photo of jmdrpi


2.71/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

24oz can, poured into glass . Dated dec 30 2013 on bottom, must be a best by date.

Crystal clear straw color, bone white head that stays as a very thin covering. Grainy, cooked corn aroma. Clean mild taste, fairly bland. Thin fizzy body, typical mouthfeel for the style.

Overall - boring but not offensive

Serving type: can

11-22-2013 06:41:38 | More by jmdrpi
Photo of Brenden


2.94/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The expected straw yellow colored beer growing the initially big, craggy and fluffy pure white head that puts on a show but doesn't last, this lager seems to hold no surprises. Lacing spots the glass moderately.
Something almost like buttered popcorn flashes in and out while some grains lie underneath a bit more consistently. Sweet and husky/corny make for a mildly unpleasant creamed corn note.
It's kind of sweet and fruity on the tongue but with some cracker, a little corn husk, dried grains, and, fortunately, even a little leafy hops note. Keeping style in mind, it could be much worse.
Though on the thinner side, there's actually a little bit to this beer. The body is light but not terribly watery, considering. It doesn't have as much of the crispness as these beers seem pride themselves on, but a little more of the smoothness.

Serving type: can

11-21-2013 11:51:34 | More by Brenden
Photo of BeerWithMike


2.98/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Sampled a 12ounce bottle on 11/16/13 and chilled down to 36F in my beer cooler and poured into a glass. Been a long time since I had one of these.

Pours a straw-yellow in color with a 1+-finger foamy head that doesn't hang around too long. Some light spotty lacing was seen. The aroma is of just some grain and corn but nothing else really. The taste is a little 'watery' with just a slight sweet aftertaste. High carbonation. Overall, a decent brew for during the warmer months.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 22:29:10 | More by BeerWithMike
Photo of DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

2.38/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

473ml can purchased from LCBO for $2.35 CDN. Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pale piss yellow color, and only 1/2 finger of head poured even with a semi-aggressive pour, which dissipated almost instantly. Limited bubbles present in the glass as well. Not impressive.

Smell - Adjuncts, faint sweetness from maybe corn, and a slight vegetative smell. Other than that there's a whole bunch of nothing.

Taste - Watery, wet and bland with a faint sweet aftertaste. Nothing off putting and slight graininess on the finish. Not good but far from terrible.

Mouthfeel - Dry finish that seems to be there just for the sake of being there. Sufficiently wet up front and high carbonation.

Overall - Mediocre, but better than some AAL options. Not sure why I picked this up, I think a friend of mine was saying how good it was. For what it is it's drinkable but nothing that BA's will be even close to impressed with.

Serving type: can

11-03-2013 14:20:55 | More by DenisKolkin
Photo of pep


2.88/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

it is what it is. Although I do not like the fact that Coors is anti-union or anti-gay. When I go to a party that supplies its own beer, I'm happy its not Miller Lite (ugh WTF, is that even ).

Drank from can, Don't even waste your glasses for it.
Smells like corn.
Smoother than most, nice bubbles. Thank God, can you imagine if it was thick with that shit.

Serving type: can

10-29-2013 00:50:24 | More by pep
Photo of Darkmagus82


2.43/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a medium golden color with a one finger pure white head. The head fades rather rapidly leaving a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is almost none existent but consists mainly of a sweeter corny smell and a bit of green apple fruitiness.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and very corny taste. These flavors create the base of the beer but are joined by some other flavors of a papery nature as well as a bit of grain and green apple. In the end somewhat off grainy, corny, and paper taste is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are rather appropriate for the style and make for a easy drinking brew.

Overall –Not really the best brew out there and even though it is rather cheap, there are much better beers at a similar price that one could substitute for this.

Serving type: can

10-29-2013 00:46:58 | More by Darkmagus82
Photo of tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From notes.

A - Light to medium golden colour with medium carbonation. One finger white head that faded fast. Bright. No real lace or retention.

S - Sweet grain, faint floral hop, mild corn. Pleasant enough.

T - Pretty clean, sweet grain, honey, some fusel alcohols.

M - Good carbonaiton, medium body, and a mildly sweet finish.

O/D - A decent lager. Respectable stuff. Nothing crazy, but what you'd want from something mass produced. I'd take this over quite a few poorly done craft brews.

Serving type: can

10-16-2013 16:55:43 | More by tbeckett
Photo of CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

2.86/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours an uber-pale straw color with a large amount of white foam, and although the carbonation starts in classic overpowering US macro-lager fashion, I find that it dissipates quickly with this beer and reaches a more manageable level. Aroma is sweet for an adjunct lager, with a lot of corn and some subtle hop extract that veers towards the fruity. Palate is rounded cornflake sweetness, a touch of green weedy hops, a hint of butter, and some harsh notes that recall a chemical sweetener like aspartame. Body is thin and soda-like as per the style but finish is less astringent than rice adjunct beers like Bud. My ratings might be a tad higher than deserved but Coors is probably the best in a bad bunch of industrial lagers and at least this one has more flavor than many mainstream Euro pale lagers or American adjunct counterparts. I try to keep my ratings relative. Coors Light is awful, devoid of flavor and meriting no consideration. Coors proper isn't a must-try but you might be surprised by how drinkable it is in quantity, and no one wants to empty their beer fridge of superior craft offerings during a binge episode.

Serving type: can

10-06-2013 22:45:40 | More by CalgaryFMC
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