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Coors - Coors Brewing Company

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649 Reviews

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Reviews: 649
Hads: 2,589
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 25.54%
Wants: 24
Gots: 412 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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 Jack_Malts
2.54/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours the exact color of urine with a tiny flash of a head that leaves no lacing.

Smells like old succotash.

Tastes sweet and grainy, with an unpleasant astringency at the front. The aftertaste is grassy, tastes like chewing on sweet grasses, chewing on a hay stalk.

Relatively creamy and smooth mouthfeel, prickly carbonation, tongue coating.

Reviewing this beer is a novelty, I just figured I'd give it a shot. Part of an AAL tasting. Better than I remember other AALs being, but this is only the first of 6. On to Budweiser! (531 characters)

Photo of dcotom
2.76/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Decided to revisit this after not having had it for many years. Sampled on 8/1/15, bottled on 7/27/15 (or is that a "best by" date?). Poured from 12-oz bottle into plastic cup. Appearance is light amber (think urine) with a pretty good soap-sudsy-looking white head. Not too much going on aroma-wise, better than some AAL's but still a detectable dank odor. There is a little more depth to the flavor here compared to some other AAL's. Overall not too bad, pretty refreshing on a hot August day. (495 characters)

Photo of OrestesMethuon
2.91/5  rDev +4.7%
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. (1,479 characters)

Photo of secondtooth
2.06/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: Clear piss yellow. Huge white head but, unusually, no visible lacing.

Aroma: Very subtle and nonexistent odor here. I get almost nothing. Hmm.

Taste: Light in body, and actually not too bad. I get no lingering aftertaste — no hops nor malts, just water. Drinkable, yes, but beer — not quite. Beer-flavored water to be more precise.

I’m mixed on this one. As an American adjunct lager, this one’s refreshing enough, but without some semblance of taste or hops, this one fails. (499 characters)

Photo of Greywulfken
2.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Watery but with more flavor and sweetness than, say, a Bud. Had a rounded feel, light malt and hop flavors; easy drinking with no bad aftertaste. Among the AAL types, this is a reasonable drink. (194 characters)

Photo of Kooz
2.51/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bright yellow with some head that is disappearing as I type. And now it's gone. Smells slightly yeasty, which is not something I'm a fan of. But it isn't overpowering, so it's pretty innocuous overall. Tastes okay. It isn't particularly good, but not bad either. It's slightly sweet then mellows out and leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste. I'm pleased it's not one note, which is what I expected. Unfortunately, the longer it sits in your mouth between sips, the worse it starts to taste. Much better mouthfeel than its competitors (Bud/Coors/Miller family mainstream lagers). Has some body, but not much. Well into "average" in that category. Overall, I'm impressed for what it is, but not in comparison to decent lagers. I'll pass on this from now on. (768 characters)

Photo of bwood06
3.12/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - White frothy head that dissipates to almost nothing very quickly. Clear. Straw in color with fast rising carbonation. 3.25/5

S - Corn, white bread, even a little green apple aroma. Grassy hops. 3/5

T - Light maltiness. Some corn. Just a hint of sweetness. Cereal. Hops come across as more herbal than grassy. 3.25/5

M - Light bodied. Scrubbing bubbles sensation. Disappears very quickly. 3/5

O - Enjoyable light bodied beer, especially on a hot day with or without food. 3/5 (501 characters)

Photo of AdamTebbs
3.96/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours golden straw in color, white head, decent lacing, crisp malt flavor, subtle bittering from the hops, and clean lager flavor. This is an American lager and it tastes exactly like an american lager should taste. Light, crisp, refreshing, consistent. (253 characters)

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
2.61/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Picked up an aluminum pint at my nearest gas station. Best by date states it's good for another couple of months. Poured right from the fridge into a pint glass.

L: Pours a clear apple juice/golden straw color with about a half-inch of white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing on the glass. Moderate visible carbonation.

S: Almost nothing in the nose. If I really strain, I can get a little bit of bready malt.

T: Hate to say it, but the taste follows the nose pretty closely: there's isn't much of a flavor profile to speak of. The tongue registers sweet at the front, but it's a very diffuse flavor--maybe some malt, maybe some corn, maybe some rice. The middle has a building of the sweet, but this rings more of the adjunct ingredients, predominantly corn. The back end has just a bit of tartness and a bit more of the sweet. The aftertaste might have just the tiniest hint of bitter.

F: Light-bodied, moderately effervescent, and fairly clean-finishing.

O: If I'm looking for a beer to cool me off and quench my thirst, this one would do just fine. Other than that, I can't say much about it because there really isn't a whole lot there to experience. (1,176 characters)

Photo of jasonguit
2.88/5  rDev +3.6%
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. (1,839 characters)

Photo of JDW4195
3.65/5  rDev +31.3%
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). (202 characters)

Photo of Lahoi
2/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I don't mind this beer for an AAL. I wouldn't choose it for a last meal or anything, but it's not bad for the price. I didn't say its good, either, though. (155 characters)

Photo of CraigP83
2.15/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Very clear, quickly dissipating head. Smells of sweet apples. Little bit of grainy flavor similar to a Grain belt but not as pronounced. Creamier mouthfeel compared to other American Lagers. (190 characters)

Photo of StinkyFishBoys
2.09/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I like it a lot. Period. (150 characters)

Photo of SuperMario
1.34/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

I am tired of being forced to write reviews.

My Dad always said was upholding a lifelong boycott ever since 1966... guess it wasn't only about the racism. (155 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
3.05/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz throwback bottles consumed yesterday while painting.
Pale yellow decent head. Grainy corny with a hint of sweetness. Easy to drink a bit watery, but did the trick. (169 characters)

Photo of Fstearns
4.33/5  rDev +55.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A perfect beer for what it is. Nice flavor and easy refreshing reliable stand-by. Sometimes I don't want to roll the dice after I'm done cutting the grass. (157 characters)

Photo of Bru-ster
4/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I remember Coors not selling this beer east of the Mississippi River. I had my first one in 1973 when in Colorado and thought, why all the fuss. I started brewing beer in 1985 and began to appreciate how well made this beer is. Nice hop malt balance and you can taste the malt on the finish. A clean light beer, something that is harder to brew then the ales and lagers with higher gravities and more hops. There is no hiding flavors here. A great work of brewers art. (468 characters)

Photo of Oreland_PA
4.8/5  rDev +72.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of the top brews in my favorite category - the American Adjunct Lager. Tastes great cold out of a bottle on a hot summer day at the ballpark or cutting the lawn. You can't go wrong with the Banquet! (202 characters)

Photo of i_theterrible
5/5  rDev +79.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had to rate this one all 5's. Just trying to balance all the ignorant reviews. Half of the guys on those site don't really have a good palate, don't drink much, don't live in beer towns like I do. Durango, Colorado. I drink more craft beer brewed in my town than 90% of these "bros" and reviewers. Half you morons are saying Miller high lige and PBR are better. That's laughable. This beer is decent for the price. Decent flavors. Def. Can tell its made with decent quality barley malts, grains, and hops. Better than PBR, Busch, any miller, bud, and all the other american adjuncts. Keep drinking your Milwaukee's best "bros" . I'm sure that's a craft beer in your minds. (672 characters)

Photo of Michelleluw
2.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm used to Coor's Light until I was introduced to classic Coors. Not a bad beer, I don't recommend it compared to any other beer, but definitely take this over Coors Light! (173 characters)

Photo of ordybill
3.5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ "stubby" into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has that AAL smell of grain and corn. This to me is not awful but just common.
Appearance- Pours a golden yellow, a pun from the beer from "Golden, CO."
Taste- Not bad, i haven't had this beer in decades and it was very refreshing.
Palate- A light bodied beer with moderate to heavy carbonation. It finishes clean and smooth.
Overall- This is a macro, but a really good macro to me. I prefer this beer in bottles and i hear quite often the cans have a metallic aftertaste. Try a bottle and see what you think. (569 characters)

Photo of joeseppy
4.23/5  rDev +52.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

After a few years of pine, tropical fruits, weedy, roasted cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, smoke---I think you catch my drift--- today I just wanted a freakin...beer.
Now why choose Coors Banquet, I dunno, but I've been there a number of years ago so what the heck.
What I love about this beer is that no adjunct here. What I'm getting is barley, yeast and malt, simplicity. Not a beer you want warming up though.
This works for me. (429 characters)

Photo of sporklift87
2.22/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Poured two fingers frothy head, fair retention and some spotty lacing. Head maintains a film all the way down. Very light golden color, very clear. Light banana aroma, not picking up much else. Not very flavorful. Tastes like a decent balance of sweetness to bitterness. Also tasting banana, but not much else. Very straightforward, much expected from a large brewing company. Feels watery, and lacks any sort of grit or tack. Almost oily quality. Overall, easy to drink, but very lacking. (489 characters)

Photo of Dawgpound215
4.87/5  rDev +75.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorites. It's light, refreshing and tastes like a good beer. It's not overpriced. I just Coors would push it more around here, Philadelphia. It isn't commonly found in bars and restaurants. Coors Light is literally everywhere. (246 characters)

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