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Coors - Coors Brewing Company

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653 Reviews

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Reviews: 653
Hads: 2,613
Avg: 2.68
pDev: 55.6%
Wants: 24
Gots: 442 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001

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Photo of Todd
3.4/5  rDev +26.9%
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.

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Photo of Jason
2.54/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jasonguit
2.88/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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Photo of JDW4195
3.65/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer is the quintessential "session" beer. Good taste, cheap as hell, and easily accessible. The only thing bad about Banquet, is the reputation it's gotten (based only on price...in my opinion).

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
2.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

High-clarity, well-worn-golden appearance, buoyant with fast-and-fat bubbling a, thin-trimmed with a very white rim of head, within which traces of expressed carbonation swirl. "It smells like beer," for better or worse, is probably the most that can be said of Banquet's aromas—but neither do that have that stale, spilled-on-a-stadium-floor stank of many adjunct lagers (particularly those of the "lite" variety). And, poured out its stubby, "vintage" bottle into an authentically-1980s-vintage Coors-stylized stubby mug, it honestly doesn't present an uninviting façade.

The addition of corn to the grain-bill is the prominent adjunct, with a substantial creaminess that takes this larger pretty near the frontiers of a cream-ale; it's held back from going that far, however, by a dryness that's presumably carried through by a conservative dosing of rice. The other flavor qualities, too, are otherwise smooth: a bit of that lagery yeast-fruit quality, very minor malt bite, and a mouth-feel that's thin overall but actually somewhat thick and velvety for a macro-adjunct. Yes, there's a bit more wateriness than one would ideally want, but—all-in-all—Banquet is a fairly sessionable, solid enough cheapo/macro six-pack.

There are beers one would quite seriously serve at a banquet—and Coors Banquet is definitively not one of them—but one could do much worse wandering craft-bereft aisles in search of *something* fermented, at least partially, from malts.

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Photo of Knobs303
4/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've Had Worse, Nice Beer for Golf, Camping, or Yard Work.

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Photo of davemarc87
2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of RoyalT
2.08/5  rDev -22.4%
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.

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2/5  rDev -25.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -16%

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2.25/5  rDev -16%

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2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of ericstites
1.83/5  rDev -31.7%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +39.9%

Photo of Dmann
2.16/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

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1/5  rDev -62.7%

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4/5  rDev +49.3%

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1/5  rDev -62.7%

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2/5  rDev -25.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -16%

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2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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2/5  rDev -25.4%

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