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Coors - Coors Brewing Company

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2,464 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,464
Reviews: 656
rAvg: 2.56
pDev: 28.91%
Wants: 14
Gots: 313 | 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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2.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and a distinct popcorn aroma. Taste is much the same with a sweet finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that is only drinkable when it’s super cold.

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Photo of metter98
2.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear light straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of adjunct malts are present in the nose-corn seems to stand out in particular. Notes of grainy malts and hints of grassy hops are also perceptible.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of corn adjuncts along with a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this to be not a bad beer for the style because it doesn't have a light-bodied or watery mouthfeel and has enough in the way of bitterness to balance off the malts.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.47/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the brewery in Golden.

A: slight hazy and straw colored.

S: sweet bready notes. Some malt. No hops

T: very sweet bready taste. Its actually not terrible. I am not sure if I have ever had coors before now. Mostly had budweiser products back when I was going for quantity over quality (college)

M: high carbonation and light body.

Overall: Not as bad as I was expecting. sweet and fairly drinkable.

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2.25/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.13/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Its middle of the road for an American Lager. Looks brightly straw with more than average carbonation. A stark white head that wanted to hang around. No lacing to mention. Smells sweetly of light malts and smooth vegetol flavors--corn? Tastes same smooth corn sugar flavors. Light grainy and barley like. Some sourness from fermentation, albeit light. Body is round for a lager, settles toward the finish. Finishes smooth and subtle. Everything about this beer is subtle, but clean.

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.81/5  rDev -29.3%
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.

Photo of Knapp85
2.97/5  rDev +16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Coors Original in most ways is a pretty standard looking and tasting beer. The pour is golden yellow with a thin head that vanishes quickly. The aroma of this beer is a fresh sweet smell of grains. The taste backs up the smell with a little bit of a honey flavor in the aftertaste. This beer is much better than their light version. I wouldn't mind consuming this one at a party or something like that.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
1.72/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pulled straight from the cooler at my local grocery about 30 minutes ago. This is a 24 oz. collector can of 'Jessie's Custom Six Pack' of custom motorcycles. I got can #5, 'Snappin' Necks El Diablo'. I just hope that the beer is as bitchin' as the bike, but I'm not overly optimistic.

Time was (long, long ago in a Midwestern town far, far away) when Coors beer held a near-mythical status. Nearly impossible to acquire, it was supposed to be well worth it for the lucky few who were able to lay their hands on some. I've known better for a long, long time.

Medium straw yellow, almost dark enough to be considered amber. The head is bright white, exceedingly soft/fizzy/airy and falls to a thin film in mere minutes. The glass is clean as a whistle; there's not a trace of lace.

The aroma is subpar and that's being kind. Sweet and grainy, there's nothing at all in the nose that reminds me of good beer. Insipid, adjuncty nastiness on the palate. Sweet corny flavor flops around on my taste buds for a bit and then mercifully fades away with a whimper.

There's also an unpleasant off-flavor (if that's not a redundancy) that I can't quite place. No skunkiness, but then the last time I checked a physics textbook it said that light has a hard time penetrating aluminum. The body/mouthfeel is anorectic; thin and watery just about covers it.

I am forever amazed at how adjunct lagers from BMC can continue to be brewed and consumed in such large quantities. Coors Original doesn't trigger my gag reflex, but I won't be drinking it once it warms because all bets will then be off. I guess that I'll have to blame my latent masochistic streak for the impulse to buy this can on my trip to the grocery this morning.

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

The American classic I grabbed a can of this and needed something fast to wash the last taste out of my mouth (oh yes, it was that bad). Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 08/16/2010.

Pour was your standard bright golden color with tons of carbonation bubbling up to the surface throughout the entire session. Head settled down and eventually left behind little to no lacing and a steady stream of bubbles. Aroma of light grain, touches of some bready notes, a hint of light grain and a nice and even mix of malts. Not actually that bad. Given the style we are now on an upswing as this was coming around fairly decently. Nice small notes of bready grains, muted hops, and a touch of grain all come together with a quick hitting, light, crisp and clean profile that I really found somewhat palatable.

Overall this might have been the best of the night. I could bring this to the beach if I had to.

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

this is no cowboy classic, this is crap. watered down yellow pee looking adjunct brew that only leaves you with a few extra bucks in your pocket and a hangover for the ages. this is for the birds. weak extracty malt nose, metallic taste, minneraly and off in the finish, a little sweet, and oddly grainy in feel. its got too much carbonation, not enough body, and is highly lacking in the tradition and western values it seems to have built its reputation on. is it better than a coors light? maybe in certain circumstances, but in isolation, this is a terrible beer and i would much prefer to not drink than to drink this 9 times out of 10.

Photo of womencantsail
2.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The pour is a crystal clear golden color with a fluffy white head that quickly dissipates.

S: The smell is full of sweet grain and some malt, without any hops. Fortunately, not much, if any skunk in this one.

T: Much like the nose, this beer is sweet and grainy with a slight maltiness.

M: Light in body with a high level of carbonation.

D: To be honest, one of the better adjunct lagers (although, that's not saying much). A decent enough beer for drinking games or at a ballgame, etc.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.11/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Twelve ounce bottle under the "Banquet" title downed at the nearby Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, thin-looking, yellow body with an equally thin, fizzy, white head.

Smell: Particularly light, dull notes of grain and yellow corn and, sadly, that's about it.

Taste: Starts with altogether meek tastes of water-washed grains and lightly sweetish corn husks. As about as little bitterness as one could have, though no real hop taste. All flavors seem vacant on the finish that delivers just a bit of tongue-tingling fizz.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium level of fizzy carbonation.

Drinkability: Clean and painfully over-filtered to a fault, really. A very empty experience, indeed! If you do come across a bottle or can of this, well, just be sure to drink it cold and drink it quick.

Photo of biboergosum
2.55/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

16oz can. The mountains are blue, so I guess it's time to finally get a kick at this so-called classic, procured at a pit-stop in Helena, MT.

This beer pours a crystal clear, bright pale golden straw colour, with one finger of fizzy white head, which doesn't stop to ask for directions on its way outta town, nor does it have the good graces to leave much in the way of any lace calling card.

It smells of grainy mashed corn, a bit of acrid plastic-like phenols, and some earthy, vegetal mustiness. The taste is sweet corn/ricecake 'malt', wet cardboard, some well past its prime lemon juice, and very soft musty, earthy, and dead weed hops.

The carbonation is average to low in effervescent joy, the body medium-light in weight for the style, but doing at least one better than the expected thin mouthfeel, and adequately smooth. It finishes off-dry, the aforementioned adjunct sweetness somehow tempered, what with little else to really push the issue.

A fair lot better than its little brother, the only Coors brand currently available this side of the 49th parallel, but that's only saying so much. Still plain and stiff, but I give it props for the general lack of skunk. And even though I've finally sampled this, I suppose I'll never know if Joe the Cop was right in his assertion regarding the relative quality of Pawtucket Patriot Ale.

Photo of emerge077
3.2/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Was under the impression that Banquet was the "original recipe" Coors, but it seems to be marketing (BS) rebranding. Rated to style.

Pale anemic yellow, plenty of rapid champagne carbonation. A thin layer of white foam and even some lacing that forms a collar around the edges. Lasting coverage and retention.

Aroma is mild, and thankfully not skunky. Faintly floral hop and white bread.

Flavor is similarly mild, light apple and saltine cracker. Sort of bland, though clean and with a dry finish. Feel is a little astringent and over carbed. Lingering crisp apple note, and a slight dry paperiness.

Honestly, this is one of the better macro AAL's out there. Despite it's flaws it's very inoffensive and highly drinkable.

Photo of zeff80
2.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a bright, golden color with a small, short-lived head. Very fizzy and carbonated.

S - It smelled merely of corn.

T - Tasted of corn and grains. Just a slight hint of hops. And a little bitter.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - Not bad for a BMC product. Has a somewhat unpleasant aftertaste and nothing special in terms of flavor.

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