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Coors - Coors Brewing Company

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2,147 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,147
Reviews: 593
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 29.02%
Wants: 8
Gots: 140 | 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 steveo15


3.7/5  rDev +45.1%

Well as far as one of the BIG 3 in the US. Coors is far and away the the best choice between Bud, Bud Light, Miller High Life or Miller Lite. This straw colored brew is quite good. I am not beer snob I will drink what I like when I like unlike some of the people I drink with. I know I take some shit from them from time to time for my picks in beer. Give Coors A shot butyou beer experts & beer snobs, know it all. Or you think you do. Just maybe it's A status thing with your craft brews. Thanks & See You, Steveo

06-25-2011 22:54:23 | More by steveo15
Photo of BeanBone


2.23/5  rDev -12.5%

Appearance: A crystal-clear straw-colored body capped by two fingers of fluffy white head that burns out quickly and leaves no lace.

Aroma: Sweet and grainy malt along with lemony hops that keep everything balanced nicely.

Flavor: As the nose promised, the flavor profile is composed of lemony and somewhat grassy hops over a sweet, grainy malt backbone. There’s a bare hint of something buttery in here, but it doesn’t linger long enough for proper identification. It’s about average for the style in intensity (that is to say, weak). A little bit of husky malt in the mostly clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied with sharp carbonation and a crisp finish.

Drinkability: Same old same old for the style: imminently drinkable for fans of the flavor profile.

Verdict: While Coors Banquet suffers from the same problems as the other beers in the style, it’s balanced better than much of its competition. Balance alone, however, is not enough to win the day.

06-04-2011 21:46:21 | More by BeanBone
Photo of JohnFatAss

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

I have had plenty of Coors Light over the years, but I can never recall drinking the Original Coors.

After a vigorous workout, I stopped at the liquor store and picked up a 24oz Vented Wide Mouth Cold Activated Can.

With such a High Tech Can, how could this not be a great beer? Not being a beer snob, and being a guy who enjoys a good macro lager, I had high hopes for the banquet beer. Unfortunately, I was let down.

When poured into my pint glass, a nice head formed, but quickly faded away.

At first taste, the mouthfeel was good, but after a few minutes the carbonation seemed disapear and the beer tasted flat.

The smells, is faint, just smells like a beer, but is not offensive.

The taste is where things really began to fall apart. It has a sourness from start to finish. The taste is not horrible, just not pleasant. Sure, your can drink it, but as the beer warms up, and those Rocky Mountains turn from blue to white, the sour off flavors come through.

I am just glad I bought only one 24oz can and not a six pack or a case.

I will not be buying this again.

06-04-2011 16:34:31 | More by JohnFatAss
Photo of whiterabbit


2.83/5  rDev +11%

There was a time when Coors was not available East of the Mississippi and was very highly sought after. Not kidding, anyone traveling West to East brought along a few cases, and everyone wanted it. Mid to late 1970's.

Poured a 12oz can into pint glass, very light to medium light straw color, faint smell of sweet corn and slight alcohol. Sweeter than most mass produced, not bad, but not good either. Average beer, can go down VERY quickly, could do worse. Much much better than it's light counterpart . I will drink if available, but not going to make a special trip

05-30-2011 15:19:11 | More by whiterabbit
Photo of spitInTheOcean


2.98/5  rDev +16.9%

quickly dissipating head.

hard to give a rating here since it doesnt really smell like anything. very, very subtle smell of corn and alcohol.

it is sweet. tastes of slightly of corn. stranger than that is a sort of funk/skunk flavor in the finish common to imported lagers. it does not rub the wrong way though. no apparent hop flavor or bitterness. i have to say this beer is makes for a pretty good vehicle for 5% ABV consumption.

thin watery mouth feel.

overall, this beer is not too shabby.

05-28-2011 04:26:20 | More by spitInTheOcean
Photo of obrendano


2.95/5  rDev +15.7%

You can do worse for a buck.50

A - beer is a stale, clear pee yellow, but all is made up for by a supercharged head that performs pretty well for a cheap lager. mine stayed about two fingers for many minutes

S - nothing truly notable, mostly grain, very little malt

T - pretty decent, one of the few big time lagers with a consistent taste that doesn't dip in the middle or not even show up at all. husky grain, thin barley malt, very negligible hops, but stays the same the whole way through

M - no surprise, smooth and kinda watery. the head helps keep somewhat of a balance in texture I will say.

D - this was one of those 24oz'ers you can pick up at 7-11 for pocket change, and you could do worse for sure. if all you're looking for is a buzz and the general taste of beer, look no further

05-07-2011 02:15:38 | More by obrendano
Photo of Floyd12


3.35/5  rDev +31.4%

Poured from a 16oz Tallboy into a pint glass.

A- Pours crystal clear with a golden straw color to it. Produced a large foamy white head that quickly dissipated to a sudzy ring that left a surprising amount of lacing.

S- Typical macro brew beer, but with slightly stonger grainy scents and floral undertones than other brands.

T- Very crisp and clean. I thought this beer was delicious and would readily chose this over Budweiser or even a personal favorite Miller High Life. Its a normal American Beer, but to me this one stands above the rest. Nicely malted with slight hops

M- Medium bodied beer, with light carbonation. Very crisp and dry.

O- Very surprised just because Coors Light sucks so hard. Its a cheap beer I feel no embarassment purchasing.

05-01-2011 19:41:03 | More by Floyd12
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly

New York

2.93/5  rDev +14.9%

I got this beer from my neighbor. Thanks John!

24oz can served in a standard pint glass (twice).

L - clear yellow beer with a small white head that was short lived.

S - smells like an average "beer" (AAL).

T - ditto on the taste.

F - the beer is light, crisp and refreshing for the most part except for a little bit of an odd sourness (not like Cantillon sour) on the after taste.

O - for an American Adjunct Lager it's an "average beer" and it's not any better than that.

04-20-2011 21:07:24 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
Photo of MaltsOfGlory


2.2/5  rDev -13.7%

Once again with a Coors, the head looks very nice, but I can literally hear it fizzing away. The body is completely clear and yellow, it doesn't look any better than the Coors light, even though it gets a way better grade for some reason....the head is completely gone now. On the smell I pretty much get the same thing I do with the Coors light, adjuncts, small amounts of malt, no real hops to speak of. It smells sour as well, just like the Coors light did, the smell is pretty bad. One thing I do notice is that the flavor is a tiny bit bigger and the mouthfeel is also a tiny bit bigger than the Coors light, but for the most part it's the same exact taste and feel. Not comparing it to the Coors light - the mouthfeel is actually probably the most surprising part, it's not that bad, and the taste is bad, but like I said not bad as I thought. The mouthfeel though, is actually acceptable. Drinkability is a little better too, but it's not that great either, the mouthfeel makes it a little more bearable. Overall, obviously a bad beer, nothing too different from the Coors light, but it is better in some small ways, overall just a adjunct lager.

04-20-2011 06:07:33 | More by MaltsOfGlory
Photo of mikeg67

New Jersey

1.95/5  rDev -23.5%

12 oz bottle. Pours deep golden hue with a medium, short-lived white head and lively carbonation.
Nose is of light grassy hops. Body is light and crisp. There are definitely some flavors in this brew: some light earthiness from hops and sweetness from grain. There is not much of a finish. In my opinion it is the best American macro. I finished a whole bottle.

04-11-2011 15:53:37 | More by mikeg67
Photo of Knapp85


2.98/5  rDev +16.9%

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.

04-07-2011 15:31:34 | More by Knapp85
Photo of FrankWBurnsIII


3/5  rDev +17.6%

Appearance: Pale gold, hey-like; perhaps 2-finger head moderately dissipating

Smell: Little presence, water, grain

Taste: Surprisingly full, malt dominant

Mouthfeel: Bubbly, raspy, mildly harsh

Overall: A leader in comparison to certain peers, underappreciated

04-02-2011 15:25:30 | More by FrankWBurnsIII
Photo of BeerBodisafa


2.63/5  rDev +3.1%

Not sure why I decided to reveiw this beer, but I'm drinking one right now, so here it is.

A: Very clear, nice head, dissapates fast, and no lacing.

S: This si funny, but it has a faint grain smell and a slight urine smell.

T: Nothing impressive taste wise, plain grain taste, no sweetness at all.

M: This is to style I guess, good carbonation, easy drinking.

O: I was wondering why American Adjunct Lagers never receive an A, but after drinking this, they just are not that great. Very plain, but, if its hot out, empty stomach, and the beer is cold, drink it fast, it might be all-right.

03-23-2011 01:02:03 | More by BeerBodisafa
Photo of Stunner97

New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev +15.7%

In appearance this is and average looking lager with thin head and crisp carbonation and golden yellow color as one would expect nothing crazy but on point for the style. This smell as in most of this style is the usual weak point of this beer just very light with grain, malt and corn just no the usual things u hope to smell in a good beer and in fact often just not much to smell at all. Flavor is sweet up front but finishes with enough drying notes to balance it out. Really not a a complex beer at all in flavor profile but certainly in offensive. Mouthfeel is run of the mill smooth and clean with a crisp carbonation. Then finally the strong point on this beer is its drinkability its easy to down but the key is having it ice cold as this would make decent summer time beer for heat and fast consumption.

Overall impression- This is a beer I have had occasionally from time to time be it I occasionally reach for it as a cheap bargain or a friend or family member has it around. Its in offensive yet of course nothing stunning. Its certainly alot better then Coors Light and some of the competition in american adjunct lagers, this is a beer meant to be purchased for the reasons of value and session, an okay beer simply put

03-16-2011 17:16:58 | More by Stunner97
Photo of stckhndlr


3.05/5  rDev +19.6%

A- poured from a 24 oz can into a pint glass. Gold and clear color with a 1 finger snow white head. Head was gone in less than 30 seconds. No lacing at all. Not an impressive looking beer other than the color.

S- Can't smell anything really. faint malt but that's about it

T- refreshing taste. light and smooth flavors.

M- A touch watery but what can you expect from a simple beer like this.

D- Despite the low number I gave on this it is actually one of my preferred beers when it comes to just sitting back and relaxing. Very drinkable.

02-27-2011 04:35:53 | More by stckhndlr
Photo of gabedivision

New York

3.23/5  rDev +26.7%

I waited until the mountains were officially blue so the beer was at its peak drinkability before reviewing this beer...(ugh, what a dumb idea). But anyways, poured from a 12 oz bottle to a Guinness Pint glass.

A- Very clear golden yella, with a nice foamy white head that stays with the beer for most of the glass. Could very easily be mistaken for Very Fine Apple Juice.

S- Not much going on, sweet malty scent, very faint hops on the end, smells kinda pale and grainy.

T- Sweet and malty grains are the bang of the flavor, very refreshing.

M- Light, weak, yet smooth and crisp.

D- This has all the makings of drinkability. Its refreshing, crisp, nice flavor to it, and its pretty cheap. Good for those long days of drinking, or just for an easy beer.

02-18-2011 03:06:58 | More by gabedivision
Photo of HockeytownBrew


3.93/5  rDev +54.1%

A: Light golden yellow, with a medium sized head that fades pretty quickly. Next to none in terms of lacing.

S: Slight hoppy smell, bit of a sweetness as well. Very pleasantly surprised, as I was expecting the blandness of a Bud or MGD.

T: Very good taste. Again, I'm pleasantly surprised. Light hops and a slight yeasty sweetness. Maybe its something in that Rocky Mountain water. Better than both Bud or Miller.

M: Mouthfeel is good. Pretty moderate carbonation, and a clean smooth finish.

D: You could drink this all day and never get tired of it. Very nice drinkability.

The Banquet Beer takes first place status in my book in the battle of BMC. Very good for its style.

02-14-2011 05:37:45 | More by HockeytownBrew
Photo of patreely12


3.08/5  rDev +20.8%

There isn't much to be said about this beer that hasn't been said about the other macro american adjunct lagers. it's piss colored yellow, it's watered down and over-carbonated. and above all it's made by a huge beer corporation targeting your typically sloppy drunk american.

But, if I were to choose out of the BMC, this would be it. It has more flavor than budweiser or miller high life. It's crisp and refreshing. It's a satisfactory, cheap beer that's great to drink at summer cookouts.

02-09-2011 05:23:20 | More by patreely12
Photo of SouthernBeerGuy

North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev +19.6%

If I am going to drink a domestic big label, this is it. Coors original has enough flavor to please my palate. Even after a night of drinking six different Belgians, I can grab one of these to wash down the midnight munchies food and be decently satisfied.

02-09-2011 02:27:06 | More by SouthernBeerGuy
Photo of Bigboyash73


3.7/5  rDev +45.1%

This is my favorite domestic beer to drink. Coors has a great flavor to it compared to budweiser or miller! I have never had it on top but would like to. Coors has a light crispness to it, a little better than budweiser! Trust me it isnt the best beer in the world but it does taste good.

02-03-2011 16:57:39 | More by Bigboyash73
Photo of goblet

New Jersey

2.45/5  rDev -3.9%

well,i pour it out and took a look.

i got a nice fat bubbly head as it came out of the can,although the form went away as fast as it could manage to do so.it looks pale clear and yellow, add to that a bit of carbonation and you got a coor .

the smell was sweet corn and weak watered down wheat malt ,nothing to much to go on here.

a quite crisp and clear taste,wheat and corn mostly .the corn and wheat are blended and mixed together with a bit of white suger cane and not much else,that i can detect.it`s ok.

a crisp and dry feel on the palatte ,leaving you with a rueful after taste.

i would have one if that is what someone gives me ,or i`m short on money this month ,but i`ll stick to the richer smoother ale`s that i`ve been enjoying..

01-28-2011 16:27:23 | More by goblet
Photo of Jadjunk


2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

#66. The lesser known brother of Coors Light.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass at room temp.

(Appearance) Pours a very thin highly carbonated head. It dissipates as rapidly as it looks that it will. Leaving no lacing, it clears to a clean surface. Color is a very pale, very clear yellow. Carbonation is pretty average and clustered together. Doesn't hold any amusing qualities in terms of appearance, especially in terms of the head. Visually a big letdown. 2

(Smell) Medium grain malt tones tied with a plethora of sweet corn. Not much else in here, but the aroma is slightly stronger than I anticipated. Pretty basic smell but nothing is unappealing about it. 2.5

(Taste) Very sweet corn is the dominant taste. It's not at all bad but really dominant on the corn with lesser grainy malt presence. Very very sweet, one of the sweetest Macros I have ever had thus far. Pretty distinctive flavor, but the balance is considerably off. Unless you're feeling in the mood for sweet tastes, this one might not work. In the end, it's got a pretty average taste. 3

(Mouthfeel) Smooth and flat taste. Slightly watery and thin, but a slightly bolder taste than the average Macro. Slightly heavier than light bodied. Nothing too special. 3

(Drinkability) Pretty drinkable for its light body and average ABV, but there is a good deal of sweetness here that might overwhelm the experience and slow drinking significantly. Decent party beer but not something I would have casually. 2.5

Verdict: Distinctive sweet taste for a macro. Nothing too outstanding about this beer but it does have a decent amount of flavor for a macro and I thought it was a decent lager. C- (2.65)

01-19-2011 02:17:41 | More by Jadjunk
Photo of thebrood1987

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +43.1%

Pours a really clear yellow with a head that dissolves into literally nothing. Looks like a high alcohol beer because of the no head. I guess it doesn't matter with appearance of this beer since most people would just drink this out of the can or bottle anyways. I can smell some fruitiness which what smells like to me Belgian yeast strain with some very light wheat malt. The taste is crisp right up front with the wheat malt and belgian yeast combining together with a quick flash of hop which is so subtle its barely noticeable until it warms then it becomes slightly more noticeable. I can tell Coors makes Blue moon and uses the same yeast in that beer as it does this one same malt too. It's so drinkable its ridiculous though you could finish this beer so quickly. I almost think they dial back the flavor just so that you keep drinking it more and faster so you can let the flavor build up on your tongue more... which is the only way you can tell what flavors it has. You also get your typical corn smell and taste in this as well but not as much as other adjunct beers. I actually like this better than Budweiser regular and Miller because of that slight Belgian yeast fruitiness that it gives off combining with that pretty okay subtle wheat malt. I don't know why you'd drink Coors light when this is light and extremely drinkable enough. Definitely not horrible by any means. Get this if you want the best of the 3.

01-11-2011 00:25:33 | More by thebrood1987
Photo of ELN


4.13/5  rDev +62%

I don't buy this a lot because I feel it's overpriced. It's like $10.47 or more for a 12 pack. Pabst and Miller are 2 bux less.

appearance: i drink from a can. always. :)
smell: corn. i think? it's like (miller) high life. ;)
taste: super smooth! i'm not sure if i read it here but i'm pretty sure a woman said it but they said, "this is the way i imagine beer to taste." or something like that! i agree!! it's good.
mouthfeel: standard macro lager. i drink way too much of the stuff. it's cheap. oh well.
drinkability: good.

i got this in a six 16 oz. pack for $4.47 at Wal-Mart at Fishers Landing in Vancouver, Washington. It was the only one they had. There was no price sticker on the shelf for the beer so i went to a machine to check the price. very good deal for Coors! 8 beers w/ the 16 oz. can "tall boy" size. i was impressed. never seen a "tall boy" sixer of Coors before.

This beer is best cold. Such a creamy, silky flavor. Macro or not.. I DIG IT!!

if you know someone who doesn't like beer i guarantee they'd be able to drink this. great stuff. just make it 2-3$ less expensive and i'd buy it MORE.

p.s. bottle and can taste the exact same!

p.p.s. rating really has nothing to do with my enjoyment of this wonderful beer. just marking the numbers the way they ought to be done per review. :)

01-07-2011 08:28:52 | More by ELN
Photo of kdawg105


3.88/5  rDev +52.2%

If you like american lager such as budweiser you might enjoy this brew. The apperance is a light golden color. Smell of grain mostly not really much there for hops. The taste is very average for this type of brew, with a very light mouthfeel which leads to a superior drinkability especially when planning to some drinking. This beer will be a nice choice though kind of watery on taste it is not filling at all in my opinion. I would recommend this beer to anyone throwing a party and wants a decent beer at a decent price. I would still prefer to drink budweiser same ABV% and to me a much taster lager.

01-07-2011 01:24:59 | More by kdawg105
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