Coors - Coors Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,547
Reviews: 699
rAvg: 2.56
pDev: 28.91%
Wants: 20
Gots: 379 | FT: 0
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Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001

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Photo of Todd
3.4/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle. No freshness dating.

Pours a golden hued pale / yellowy brew, with a slow moving tight carbonation that forms a quick lived snappy head that settles to a decent white-ringed lace.

Faint notes of grain in the nose, hint of floral.

Fairly smooth on the palate, tight and tingly carbonation scrubs and livens with a bit of a creamy feel being created. Crisp. Even mouthfeel, with a distinct mineral quality. Subtle sweetness blends with a watery lemon-lime-rind-like hop character with a splash of bitterness to balance out the malty sweetness. Clean finish, with little residuals, though adjunct flavors and a rougher feel on the palate become more pronounced as the beer warms.

Coors Original is a bit more flavorful vs. some of its competitiors, with a fuller, more rounded body. For what it is, and keeping the style in mind (unlike most of the other reviewers) ... it ain't all that bad.

Photo of jasonguit
2.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I get why people hate this beer. Truth is I used to as well. I'm not sure if it is just getting older or having tried every beer under the sun it seems like in the last 10 years and just getting palate fatigue, but I drink the heck out of this stuff these days.

While I still love stouts, porters, IPAs, trappists, and a myriad of other beers, sometimes I just want something cheap and simple. I reach for Coors for the same reason I reach for a good cheeseburger - I'm not looking for craft or to have my mind blown. I'm just looking to suck down something familiar and unwind a little.

Additionally, I'm not a fan of light beers, but I have had to become a hair more conscious of the calories stacking up as my 30s press on. My days of downing a four pack of Dogfish Head 90 minute and the subsequent 1200 calories are a bit behind me. Unfortunately, the American craft word is cuckoo for IPAs still, and while there are some good things going on with lagers and session ales, they are few and far between still at the local megamart. Seriously - I can walk across the street to HEB and find probably 20 different craft IPAs but not much in the way of lagers aside from the usual macros. Luckily, more session IPAs seem to be coming to market, but even so, sometimes I just want that white-bread-hint-of-mold drinkability of an adjunct lager. In my opinion, Coors does that better than anybody. Better than Budweiser, and don't even get me started on High Life.

And if you hate that, I get you and probably can't argue any of your points away. Coors is a Wendy's cheeseburger, a Clive Cussler novel, as summer blockbuster, or a Katy Perry single - not exactly high art. However, I contend sometimes you don't want high art. Sometimes you want mindless entertainment; sometimes you just want something cold and familiar.

Photo of RoyalT
2.08/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance – Clear yellow carbonated body with a good-sized head that disappeared in a flash.

Smell – Typical grain and corn aroma with a whiff of alcohol.

Taste – This is really an empty flavor. Straight corn, and that’s all I could come up with.

Mouthfeel – The carbonation isn’t bad for a macro brew, but there’s certainly nothing else in here that would please the mouth.

Drinkability – Unless you’re a big fan of Cornish Ale, I would skip this one.

Photo of ericstites
1.83/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

It is what it is. Get it really cold and it will certainly do on a hot summer day.

Photo of Dmann
2.16/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

This is the first beer I ever tried and it is the beer I grew up with, so it has a special place in my beer drinking history....but that does not make up for the fact that it is a average brew. It pours a light golden color with a decent head, and it smells processed right off the bat. There is no definable smell from the beer other than cheap and the taste is very bitter unless it is out of a bottle. Out of the bottle, I can detect a little bit of hops in there but not much, and it still has a little of that bitter quality. And it is not a bitter in a good sense, it is bitter as in skunky. I guess if you are in need of a cheap macro, this is better than Bud, but not something I would ever choose unless it was in complete desperation.

Photo of renegadeburger
3.53/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

not really sure what the difference is here with the regular coors lineup....i know its called coors banquet but what does that actually mean? does it mean its a special version of the regular coors or is it all coming out of the same tank? either way, i snagged this on a hot day at my local convenient store because it was cheap and accessible

honestly this beer was not all that bad, it was super drinkable on a hot day but you can tell something is wrong as just doesn't taste like the beer is made from real ingredients, the head on the beer quickly disappeared after pouring in the glass, the aroma was just seems like a beer that came rolling off the assembly line

the mouthfeel was light bodied, it sure was drinkable and i guess that is what they are going for but it just did not have enough character to really merit any outstanding reviews

but fwiw it does a good job at what i think the intention was

Photo of Jason
2.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can with a freshness date on the bottom of the can. Big frothy white head is showy but does not hold for long, obvious filtered clarity with in the yellowish straw colour.

Mild cooked cabbage and corn, grain and a ghost like hop aroma.

Spicy hop tingles the taste buds lightly though it seems more of a hop oil extract. Light bodied with a moderate forced crispness. Maltiness is very light with a thin graininess. Very clean after taste, almost too clean.

Stripped of flavour and very clean though the aroma is off, tastes like a great beer to cook with … as for putting down a case of the stuff I’ll pass.

Photo of Rifrafboy
2.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours straw with a small white head. Very bubbly. Taste is mildly malty, with significant graininess. Hops are there, but weak. This has a very chemical taste to it, somewhat "tinny". Beer feels smooth at the finish with grains biting to the end. Not bad. Better that Bud.

Photo of merlin48
2.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle pours a clear, apple juice pale yellow body with a white head that rises to a centimeter and quickly falls flat. Some flecks of lace are left on the glass.
Aroma is imperceptible, with a vague note of grain.
Mouthfeel is light bodied, with moderately high carbonation.
Taste has some mildly sweet adjunct notes, but is basically clean and crisp. Fizzy beer without any real taste. Nothing bad, just nothing good.
Drinkability is decent, but why bother. I recall the mystique about this beer 35 years ago when it was unavailable east of the Mississippi River. Now, I'm wondering what was the big deal. Clean and crisp, easy to quaff, but lacking any significant attributes.

Photo of esanchlsu
3.4/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Is it stellar, in the sense of a quality Belgian/German beer? No.
Is it stellar, in the sense of quality craft beer? No.
Is it one of the best cheap, domestic beers available? Yes.
Can you get a 6 pack of 16oz cans for $3.99? Yes.
Can you sit on the beach and drink it all day? Yes!

Photo of startreker
3.62/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A. Why bother pouring from a can into a glass is how I see it. There are even some craft beers that are now going with cans, although they are more expensive then there bottled versions, go figure! Cans are certainly more portable. When you pack a cooler full of canned beer, its a heck of a lot easier to tote around versus heavy bottles. Not to mention, that cans protect the beer from light much better then bottles do.

S. Smells just like a typical macro which is to be expected, but certainly nothing offensive. If you open up a beer, and its skunked, wich many beers that come in a clear bottle are, then Im put off right from the onset. I know that's whats going to be present in the flavor profile as well. So no worries here with that.

T. Very crisp and refreshing. I get some malt, and just a bit of hops to balance this one out. Nothing is predominant between the two. For a macro beer, I think this beats out Budweiser in taste because, it has a cleaner finish to it. Where as Budweiser has more malt upfront, it seems to finish with a lousy bitter aftertaste. A clean finish is very important to me, as I do not like a bitter blech taste punching me in the nose afterwards.

M. Not to watery, and not to heavy. Not overly carbonated either, but just right.

O. In the macro category, and I've tried quite a few of them, I'm going to give the nod to Coors. This macro brew doesn't make you want to pour it down the sink after it warms up. I cant say that for the other macros I've tried. If I'm going to a backyard barbeque, I would have no problem bringing Coors along with me. I find Coors a very satisfying brew for its class. My go to beers for a macro brew have been Old Milwaukee, and Genesee. Not anymore, Its going to be Coors :)


Photo of djwnice26
2.1/5  rDev -18%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Needs to be served ice cold, once it hits room temp throw it out. Easy drinking light beer that you can BBQ with sit back have a couple dozen on a hot summer's day, the type of beer if you are doing a lot of shots with friends you can do chasers with all night long. It's better than a Bud or most other commercial domestics.

Photo of magictrokini
2.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Tap @ The Buffet in Tucson. It is the one and only beer on tap here. As cheap macros go, this is as close as you can get to a decent pale lager. Pours more yellow than most, with an actual thick white head. Aroma is all grain and corn, with the typical metal. But maybe its the commercials, but it actually smells fresher than its rivals. Taste is corny and astringetn metal, but finishes crisp. Definitely not good, but not the worst out there.

Photo of kingcrowing
2.52/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz can poured down my gullet.

Pours a very light and clear yellow. Nose is very light and with that nasty funky macro lager nose.

Taste is pretty meh, it's very sharp and overly carbonated it's far too sharp and crappy tasting. It's not a very good tasting beer.

Photo of Karyyk
2.72/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Please note that the only reason I bought this is because it was on sale : $6.99 for 18 is a good buy, regardless of the brew.

That being said, I've *NEVER* been a big fan of Coors' products, and I probably never will be. In fact, I enjoyed my Mickey's Malt Liquor quite a bit more, and I had that first. Even under the influences, Coors' still doesn't do much for me.

Appearance is what you'd expect, very light, with a head that dissipates quickly. To its credit, there is some noticeable lacing, which I haven't seen with a domestic in quite some time.

Smell is sweet, grainy, though there aren't many hops to be found here.

Mouthfeel is decent, active carbonation to the last. It's definitely light on the pallate, and a good beer to wash a meal down with. Then again...water is good for that too.

Coors is highly drinkable, but then again, so is water. I started the night with a Mickey's malt liquor, and have had a few Coors and Caguama since then, but the Coors' Original still manages to come up short. It's not a terrible brew, and is quite easy to drink, but there are better beers to be had. What I can't stand are people who swear by their Coors' or Bud, but have never had any other beers to speak of.

Ignorance is bliss I guess , but this standby of people everywhere, is only barely adequate. At least the price is right, but then again, so is a Mickey's (a Miller product...which I have to say I prefer).

Photo of Franziskaner
2.47/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Golden colored with no discernible head. Some carbonation bubbles at play within the beer. The aroma is all about corn and very faint bittering hops. The flavor is corn and just a hint of light malt. The body is very light and thin.
Appearance: 2.5
Taste: 2.75
Mouthfeel: 2.25

Photo of sammy44
3.03/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is my favorite of the American macro's. Pours a clear yellow with a fizzy white head that quickly fades to nothing. No lacing. I noticed something interesting the other night, this beer tastes far better from the bottle than poured into a glass (pilsner in this case). Can only mean that the smell is throwing the flavor off. Has some unleavened bread taste to me (reminds me of Saltines) and a little metallic twang. No real hops bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth and they go down pretty easy.

Photo of Libationguy
3.12/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bright in appearance with a rich gold color. A very clean bright white frothy head. Head retention is short. Very small perle to the carbonation.

Mildly blunted on the nose with moderate cabbage and mushroom notes. Corn and low malt notes. No real sense of hops on the nose, although some light citrus notes in the background of the nose. Fairly four square in style.

Soft and rather flabby on the palate. Carbonation is there to support the beer, but is gentle on the palate. Hops are light, but make more of an appearance on the palate than they do on the nose. Alcohol and hops are balanced by the malt. Gentle sweet malt notes on the front end with corn and rice notes on the back end.

A little creamy on the initial mouthfeel with a slick finish. Overall finish on the beer is very short and empty. A slightly watery aftertaste.

A little too much DMS, even with the acceptance in the category. Would like to see a little more finish as well. Still, rather pleasant and very clean in style.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.52/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Light golden straw color. Extremely carbonated. Little bubbles, little white head, no lacing whatsoever. Aroma, corn pops cereal.

Thin body, prickly hops, even though not substantial. Good zip brisk feel to it. Taste some metal. Nothing to speak of flavor wise beyond what you get the first sip. Drinkable, but this stuff isn't exactly a good value with what you get for it, but I guess MillerCoorsSAB has an advertising budget to pay.

Photo of ADR
2.17/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Now here's some straw color, clear with a head that's down to a fine layer of small bubbles quickly. A slightly grassy aroma, a little hops, not very interesting. The malt flavors have little chance to establish themselves, the brew diminishes extremely early in flavor. Tight in profile, I can see how people get used to it, but very limited in anything that represents a memorable taste, other than a vague stale aftertaste. Sweeter than a Bud, less cooked carrot than a Miller. Hops are on the light side for a macro, but somewhat less soapy than some.

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I used to be quite found of this brew pre beer enlightenment, and well before they did away with the banquet beer approach to their limited ads. Appearance: Golden straw color fizzy white head leaves quickly leaving a collar of thin lacing around my pint glass. Aroma: A corn/rice with 2 row malt sweetness, a bit of huskiness there some very mild hop tones overall clean. Taste: Not overly sweet corn flavor is heavy hops are there in the finish some soft sweetness not bad rather drink this over Coors Light, but that doesn't say much. Mouthfeel: Light bodied fizzy carbonation makes me burp like too much soda. Drinkability: Easy to consume low flavor easy drinking pretty refreshing, but there are so many better well crafted summer micros out there. From the macro perspective I prefer this one over Bud and Miller products.

Photo of Surefire
1.1/5  rDev -57%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A: Looks like liquid waste mixed with water.

S: Nothing going on. Smells like water

T: ALMOST no flavor. Tastes like water. Only a slight hint of beer flavor.

M: Feels like water, and the texture is like water. NO BODY.

D: Drinkable, but only because it tastes like water. No nasty tastes, but just BLAND.

Overall, its drinkable... but I would NEVER pay for anything this bland. Of the three major macro brews, Coors by far ranks dead last for my taste buds.

Photo of Brenden
2.92/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

Photo of brewQ
2.8/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The head is snow white and it recedes to an uneven lace.
Color is quite pale yellow on the spectrum.

There is some nose- pleasant, fresh and a little grainy,
I have to admit this has a clean and balanced taste, even if it is a bit boring.

The mouth feel is here and gone, which adds to the "you can drink a case and hardly notice" attribute.
These folks are the masters of consistency,
Growing and malting their own barley, controlling the product.
I do respect that. Plus their brewery is beautiful, a shrine in a beautiful setting for all who visit Colorado.

Photo of SirHopsHoppington
2.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

You can always relax with an ice cold Coors. Easily accessible. My local store has deals on them weekly. Not my first choice in beer. But if I'm on a budget it's no doubt my pick of the litter.

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