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Coors - Coors Brewing Company

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2,054 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,054
Reviews: 590
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 28.63%
Wants: 7
Gots: 106 | 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:
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Photo of Bookseeb


3/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance has a light golden color with a less than fair crisp head. Smell is very clean, maybe some very light corn. Taste is bigger than the smell with corn, some grainy sweetness and light hop. Mouthfeel is light with a good spike of carbonation. Overall a good drinking American macro.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 02:19:12 | More by Bookseeb
Photo of NOOGIE


2.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 4.5

Coors has always been a tradition to starting the NFL season, a 12 pack and the Thursday night NFL game. Anyways back to reviewing the beer.

Look: Poured 12 oz bottle into a mug. Tainted yellow gold color.

Smell: Big meaty smell, with barley malt and a hint of alcohol.

Taste: Nothing really special, sort of like a big piece of beer with bready grains. Kind of smooth for the taste.

Mouthfeel: Not much, just a little grainy taste left.

Drinkability: Surprisingly really easy, thats why you can have like 12 during a football game.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2010 00:20:27 | More by NOOGIE
Photo of womencantsail


2.78/5  rDev +9%
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.

Serving type: can

01-18-2010 10:08:15 | More by womencantsail
Photo of Cubsfan1087


2.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

You have to love the original Banquet beer. Coors is a much better beer than Budweiser in my opinion. You get a fairly light beer with some decent flavor. It isn't a huge difference from the traditional Coors Light, but it does bring a slightly different flavor. I prefer Coors Light to Coors, but I'll pick up a Coors if I'm feeling a little fancy.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2010 21:44:35 | More by Cubsfan1087
Photo of mtnbikerpa


3.38/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am drinking this from the 12 ounce can. I know this brew has a golden hue with a good amount of carbonation. Very tasty more grainy, cereal flavor than hops, hops not really noticed at all. No real complex flavors here. Just a basic refreshing brew. For me its a good go to beer.

Serving type: can

12-31-2009 09:29:10 | More by mtnbikerpa
Photo of jrallen34


2.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

I drank this from a bottle into a pint glass.

The beer pours a clear straw carbonated gold with a light white head, poor retention and lacing.

The aroma is light and lots of skunk. The taste is basically the same.

I prefer Coors light to the regular Coors, not as bitter and easier to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2009 22:21:16 | More by jrallen34
Photo of cjstoltz


3.55/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Why doesn't Coors sell more of this stuff? I had drank my fair share of Coors products before I had ever tried my first Banquet beer. Quite honestly I think this is one of the best American lagers, it hands down is much better tasting than Budweiser or MGD, and runs abot the same price (if you can find it). It has a solid amber color and is very well carbonated. It's just thick enough but not too thick for an American lager. It has a very grainy taste with a slight creamy vanilla flavor. This beer tastes great poured up in a frozen mug or off tap. I keep a 12 pack of 12oz cans in my fridge at all times. I love this beer after a hard day at work or with a meal. Overall this is a great "everyday" kind of beer.

Serving type: can

12-26-2009 05:29:58 | More by cjstoltz
Photo of roddwolff


2.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Bright yellow color, with a poor foamy head, some bubbles too;

S: Smooth, fresh malt and grain with plenty of carbonation;

T: Sweet malt, grain and peanuts;

M: Fizzy, refreshing, light body;

D: Better than coors light, i enjoyed a lot with lunchables.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2009 23:49:08 | More by roddwolff
Photo of rednrag


3.75/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I like beer. All kinds. IPAs, dopplebocks, pale ales, foreign/domestic, Macro/Micro. I do not disrespect a beer just cause it comes from a large corporation. I go on taste and the situation in which it is drunk, and try not to be snobbish.

In my youth, the only beer that was consumed by anyone was Coors. In the can, in the bottle, and on tap. 95% of store shelf was occupied by Coors. There was no such thing as Coors Light. (thank the Lord).

Then they changed the can. Then we started hearing stories of anti-union practices by the brewery.Then came Urban Cowboy w/John Travolta drinking Bud.

And things changed. The can does not look like it used to (or should) but this is still one damn fine American beer.

Serving type: can

12-13-2009 01:22:58 | More by rednrag
Photo of civilizedpsycho


2.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a light golden color that is quite clear, and has a small head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Has somewhat of a sweet malt smell, but not much. It is somewhat bland.

Taste: A bit of hop kick with a mild malt background. Seems a little watered down; however, it is crisp and smooth.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thin, but smooth. A little watery.

Drinkability: It's not bad for what it is. It's not going to make my "Must have again" list, but it does make my "Could have again" list.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2009 20:49:08 | More by civilizedpsycho
Photo of tronester


2.65/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

Pours a super clear sterile pale yellow with a medium white head. Smells slightly of alcohol, and PVC plastic oddly. Taste is bland, faint cooked corn flavor up front, slight grain middle, and a super watery finish that fades into oblivion. Mouthfeel is of carbonated water high carbonation - BAD. Drinkability is good though, very inoffensive tasting. An average beer.

EDIT: A LOT better than Coors Light though.

Serving type: can

11-23-2009 01:51:16 | More by tronester
Photo of rfabian


3.3/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tumbler it produces a 1 inch head that leaves little lacing. The appearance is crystal clear and pale. The aroma is faintly of earthy hops and malt. The taste is of light hops with very mild bitterness and a hint of malt. I'm not getting any corn or rice in it. The feel is light bodied or thin with a clean finish. It's one of the more drinkable American majors, I have long prefered it over it's American adjunct lager competitors.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2009 04:25:00 | More by rfabian
Photo of VTaler


2.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pee yellow with almost no head or lacing
S - Smells like cold air. Well I guess that's what they want right? Some rice and malt smell with a very small hint of hops
T - The first taste is a refreshing kind of sweet hop flavor. This is quickly followed a pale malt flavor and then a rice finish. So basically it just goes downhill. You can taste what tastes like saaz hops. Definitely more pilsner taste than most of its BMC like beers. It tastes good but it as plain as shit. Absolutely no flavor depth at all.
M - Very smooth with light to medium mouthfeel
D - very very drinkably

Serving type: can

11-15-2009 00:53:47 | More by VTaler
Photo of njmoons

New Jersey

2.38/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Coors is like the other big breweries flagship beers. Bland, plain, not much in the beer. Great advertising, but you can't drink advertising.

Pours a clear light gold, about 1 finger of foam which has some staying power.

Smell, bland some corn some hops but only if I really try to find them.

Taste - bland boring, nothing much here, always has an unpleasant aftertaste for me.

Mouthfeel - thin

Drinkability - if your going out to have a few, you can drink these without getting in too much trouble.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2009 13:09:41 | More by njmoons
Photo of spaceranger


3.63/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

OK, I know it's popular to knock the big boys and I've done my share. And, really, there is probably nothing all that special about old Original Coors. But when I was young this brew was only available in very limited areas. It's kind of hard to believe now, cuz Coors Light (which blows) is EVERWHERE. And I'm not sure if it's was just such a part of my youth that I am so fond of this beer but I am. I really love this brew. In the years since I've had so many different beers from all over the world. We were really into import way back before all the micro thing got off the ground...so I've had a great variety. I STILL like original Coors. It is a great beer to drink in quantity or just a beer with a burger. As long as they cook it and as long as I can..I'll be a Coors Original fan.

Serving type: can

10-27-2009 22:59:09 | More by spaceranger
Photo of hockeyhead


4/5  rDev +56.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured into pint glass
A: pours very piss corn yellow with the typical head that quickly disipates i
S: smells like corn mostly but some hints of barley come in to play too at the end of the smell
T: very corny up front but then mellows into a nice barley taste which leaves nice bready notes in your mouth
M: very crispy and thirst quenching is the best i can describe it but it is very good
D: i can drink alot of these of a really hot day no problem

Serving type: can

10-27-2009 04:19:42 | More by hockeyhead
Photo of BBri

New Jersey

2.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Another mass-conumption driven marcrobrew lager. It's darker than Bud/Miller with a sweet-ish smell of grains and corn. Taste is fair. Mouthfeel is richer than other AALagers. At a ballgame or picinic this is a fine beer to drink as long as it's served cold. Nothing exceptional, but not terrible either.

Serving type: can

10-22-2009 14:50:45 | More by BBri
Photo of DwnTwnBwn


2.1/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Drank a few straight from the bottle while standing with a bunch of guys at a party. It was some sort of communal symbol that I was one of the guys.

A- Well the ease of the twist off cap and the rather light weight of the glass bottle seemed to be calculated marketing characterists so make the beer easier to put in the mouth.

S- There was only a touch of corn to the smell.

T - Not repulsive as expected from experiences of other BMC's, just very boring. Lots of sweet corn and rice. no hop flavor to speak of.

M- it was carbonated and always flat by the time I got to the bottom of the bottle. Very Light body

O- Tasted better then the other BMC I've had. It was just lacking taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2009 21:29:39 | More by DwnTwnBwn
Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME


2.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I honestly can't believe I'm reviewing this beer.
A friend left a few cans at my place a week ago and I swore I would not have one but just had 2 Pliny the Elders and thought I want another beer and this is all I have left....SAD.


As a Lager goes...full flavored. Smells like shit but I thought it would taste much worse.

Would I have this again...no. But I needed a beer.

Not that bad.

Serving type: can

09-26-2009 03:39:15 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
Photo of vandeg


3.43/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

For being a mass produced lager, it definitely is above the rest. Every part of the beer is the same as most mass produced beers with one deciding factor, taste. The taste is much fuller then most beers and is more appealing to a beer critique, though the average beer drinkers will usually shy away from it due to personal preference toward beer flavored water with alcohol added to it.

This is one beer that I'll buy one a hot summer day if available, usually its hard to find in my area and will choose it over any Bud or Miller lagers. Also works good in making beer bread too.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2009 11:38:03 | More by vandeg
Photo of scottyshades


2.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a transparent rich straw color that produces a pure white cap of foam that retains poorly and looks extremely fizzy.

S: Very grainy, wheaty, corny, and slightly metallic

T: Similar to the nose, except a little sweet note that is present. This beer has a distinct mineral note that I can easily use to distinguish this from Bud Light/Miller Lite, although that does not necessarily make this good.

MF/D: Over carbonated, watery, light/med body for the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2009 17:30:57 | More by scottyshades
Photo of Darkhorse09

New York

2.95/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pour is typical yellow, a little golden color.

S: Really empty. Maybe some faint hops? Smells of beer flavored water.

T: Watery, some hop bitterness. Acceptable for what it is.

M: Slight overcarbonation. Prickly on the tongue, especially when drank very cold (those good old blue mountains).

D: As shown by its popularity on the commercial scale, you can drink many of these in on sitting. Low alcohol content and extremely mild taste/flavors make this beer perfect for a long day in the sun.

Serving type: can

08-12-2009 14:07:42 | More by Darkhorse09
Photo of AmberMan22


2.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I've had this bottled or canned, right now I'm drinking out of a can poured into a glass.

Appearance: A typical American Golden color -- not pale yellow, but actually goldish looking, so I'll give it a little credit there.

Smell: Frankly, not good. It doesn't really bring to mind any beer ingredients, maybe a faint faint hint of a dash of hops. Otherwise it smells fairly unpleasant.

Taste: Unlike the smell, I actually enjoy the taste quite a bit. Immediately it presents almost no taste while in the mouth, especially if "your beer is cold" (blue mountains --great idea...). However, the aftertaste is pleasantly sweet, making it actually a very acceptable 'Banquet Beer'.

Mouthfeel: Not much here. It's pretty light. Maybe just the tiniest bit overcarbonated, but far from unpleasant.

Drinkability: I'll give this beer credit. The general blandness of the beer actually helps support its name of 'banquet beer', because it won't interfere with the taste of the food. However, the aftertaste makes it an enjoyable beer to quaff with a meal. Its 5.0% ABV rating makes it a beer you could enjoy over a long meal and into the night.

Overall, IMO, better than any miller product or bud product. Probably my favorite generic, cheap American Beer.

Serving type: can

07-30-2009 23:18:43 | More by AmberMan22
Photo of elniko


2.98/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Bottle marked best by October 2009.

A: Standard lager coloring with not much head or lacing to speak of. High carbonation apparent.

S: Not much on the nose, I do get some sweet malt tone and a little bit of what I'll call adjuct tones as well.

T & M: Nicely balanced, malt doesn't overwhelm and finish is quite crisp. Mouthfeel is thin and I have to say that the taste is thin as well.

D: Drinkable but not my favorite BMC lager.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 21:02:36 | More by elniko
Photo of goblue3509


2.35/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light gold color with a small head to it. The smell is of a slight malt to it. The taste is very faint not much to it, but it is of some malt note. The mouthfeel is pretty easy not overly carbonated. The drinkability is okay it isn't complex, but there are some notes to the beer. It is slightly malty in both aroma and taste.

Serving type: can

07-17-2009 23:41:54 | More by goblue3509
Coors from Coors Brewing Company
61 out of 100 based on 2,054 ratings.