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Coors - Coors Brewing Company

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2,055 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,055
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 bigdeuce


3.33/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I will have to say that this is the best of the "big three". Ugly looking beer, fizzy, over carbonated, but a bit of lacing on the glass. Smells, well, not good. Golden color, perfectly filtered. Not as much "corness" going on here. Really smooth taste with a bit of flavor, a bit tart but a bit of toastiness. Really not bad and could be a staple in the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2008 01:09:37 | More by bigdeuce
Photo of Rayek


3/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at a company function. Mine was in the new "wide mouth" can. Very exciting.

A: Gold with incredible clarity and minimal carbonation. Huge fizzy white head (must be the can) sticks around for a minute or two. After that, we have gold colored water with a few bubbles in it. Left no lace.

S: Not much there. A little bit of apple and a little bit of hay. Certainly inoffensive, if nothing else.

T: Clean, crisp and extremely mild tasting. What malt flavor there is consists of a mix of straw and rice. Bitterness balances with a tart apple flavor. Finishes with very little aftertaste.

M: Light body actually has some substance to it. Carbonation level seems right.

D: Coors Banquet Beer isn't the least bit interesting to drink. An inoffensive and forgettable brew. In macro-land, I look for the best beer for the least money. There are better, or at least comparable macros out there that cost much less than this.

Serving type: can

11-11-2008 16:29:30 | More by Rayek
Photo of flexabull


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

The mountains are "blue", I guess it's ok to drink now.

Pours a crystal clear yellow color with a very faint head. Looks like yellow water.

Aromas are dusty, a bit spicy, with some corn notes.

Taste is very clean, a bit sweet, with some creamy malts, a bit of a corn like flavor. Finish is crisp, well carbonated, and just the faintest hint of hops.

Mouthfeel is very clean and crisp. It's carbonated enough, but with a thin and weak finish.

Drinkability is decent. I've always thought that the Banquet Coors is one of the more drinkable macros. Not all that pretty to look at, or smell, but the flavors and drinkability are not bad.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2008 04:32:38 | More by flexabull
Photo of plaid75

New York

3.03/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On draft at Shamrock's, Huntington.

Poured a medium copper hue with a INS finger frothy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a benign grain with some adjunct element.

The taste was likewise subtle with a mild grainy hop and aclean hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a decent macro experience.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2008 02:00:58 | More by plaid75
Photo of woemad


1.5/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12oz can with no freshness date. Says Coors Banquet. Don't know what that's about. Can brags that it has a "vented wide mouth" and a "frost brewed liner." Silly me. I didn't know frost was brewed until now.

Poured a slightly hazy straw color, with a thick finger of bone-white foam for a head. Said head dropped faster than Chrysler stock. When the glass is tilted, thin sheets of lace are created, but they retreat at high speed as well, and leave not one spot on the sides of the glass.

Smells like cold vegetable oil, and there's some sort of weird chalky scent present as well. Not promising.

Odd tasting. As expected, there's a raw tasting grainy maltiness often found in macro lagers. Less normal - and more nasty - is a weird, off-tasting fruitiness, like a bad attempt at apple flavor. It's not particularly pleasant.

Watery, bland, slightly fizzy mouthfeel. Not much of anything to it.

This concludes my tour of the Big 3 (or is it 2 now? Or even 1?)'s flagship beers. I'm surprised to say that I rank Bud ahead of this, with the Highlife winning best in show - a dubious honor if there ever was one. This is a nasty beer that I will avoid like the plague from here on out.

Serving type: can

10-25-2008 06:46:05 | More by woemad
Photo of Beernoisseur


3.03/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is another one that just is what it is. Any beer that includes features in and on the container that help you drink it faster (vented can) should be a good indicator that you're not in for a deeply sophisticated experience. All in all, however, it's certainly not gross, or even unpleasant. It's just the beer you drink to get shitty on the weekend with your buddies.

A - wheat husk yellow divided by 2
S - Standard macro. Smells like 20,000 gallon stainless steel brewing vats, a touch of malt, and a smidge of hops.
T - I always want to use the term "rounded edges" when I am drinking mass produced beers. I don't know why. Definite grains, corn, and malt. Maybe a high citrus note, way up in the rafters, but you've got to be listening pretty hard.
M - I have to be honest, this might have been my favorite part of this drinking experience. I've drunk this from the can and from the glass, and the vented can is kind of fun, and it gives the beer a softer feeling somehow.
D - Drinkability is what this beer is designed for. Definite session beer.

Serving type: can

10-18-2008 16:21:45 | More by Beernoisseur
Photo of morimech


3.13/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale straw yellow with a large white head that had good retention. Some spotty lacing is left on the glass surface. Has some graininess in the aroma but otherwise it is an adjunct lager. Just a hint of hops in the smell and flavor. Not offensive but rather mediocre. Light body with fizzy carbonation. Goes down quickly especially drinking out of the vented wide mouth can.

Serving type: can

10-13-2008 23:01:13 | More by morimech
Photo of pokesbeerdude


3.25/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another mixed single.

A: Pours an absolutely crystal clear pale gold with a snow white head, about an inch down to a half inch. Ok Lacing, nothing too fancy. Right on for the style.

S: Can actually smell some legit beer smells, nice and grainy, slight hint of corn though, even a faint bitterness in the background.

T: Nice light barley taste, very light on the flavors, but there are some nice things going on, a few hints of corn get in the way though. A hint of hop bitterness, but nothing overpowering. Not bad, not impressive either.

M: Thin and bubbly, very crisp, smooth, goes down very easy.

D: This is a great session beer if nothing else is around, definitely something that i'd reach for on a weekend out. Not a bad beer at all, a little bland, but for the style, definitely the beer I'd drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2008 22:21:44 | More by pokesbeerdude
Photo of uwmgdman


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

Poured into a pint glass from a 24 oz can.

The beer is brilliantly clear, straw yellow in color with a moderate white head that quickly diminished with no retention. The aroma is moderately grainy with hints of metal and corn. The flavor is moderately sweet with a carbonic bite. There are hints of grain in the flavor with very low bitterness. The finish is bubbly, dry and just a bit sweet. Carbonation is high and body medium-low; a tad more body than I expected. Overall nothing offensive but high carbonation and acidic bite detracts from any positives.

Serving type: can

09-23-2008 01:50:32 | More by uwmgdman
Photo of 1fastz28


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

coors original, left over by a friend

pours like almost any other lager, a very pale light golden color with a big white head, smell is weak, corn and water dominate the nose with a tiny hint of hops, taste is whatever just kinda mixture of boring and emptiness, nothing stands out, its somewhat refreshing on kind of a warm day, but that is the nicest compliment i can give it. i dont feel its any different than bud or other macro lagers.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2008 23:01:22 | More by 1fastz28
Photo of TerjUGA


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

A- Yellow straw color, average head, fades quickly.

S- grainy, alcohol, sweet.

T- Taste grainy, not to much going on here, taste like any other beer of this type, kind of sweet, hints of candy, but then it goes away before you can notice it. pretty boring.

M- carbonated, same as other beers like this.

D- not to bad, better than coors loght or any other beer like that. all i can say is, Beer pong.

Serving type: can

09-20-2008 02:18:12 | More by TerjUGA
Photo of akronzipfan


2.88/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a - pours a timid yellow with a pale, short-lived head

s - perhaps a slight suggestion of grains but that's about it

t - very typical macro with grain dominated flavor and a mild yeasty finish

m - light bodied in general but moderately to highly carbonated

d - pretty easy to drink but even easier to forget

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2008 20:04:55 | More by akronzipfan
Photo of Taipans


2.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Light Yellow, white fluffy 2 finger head.

S- Nothing worth noting

T- Corny, grainy, but light overall very faint hops on the backend.

M- Bubbly! Seems more subdued then its lighter brother but its still highly carbed.

D- As with more American Macro Lagers its easy to drink. One of the best attributes of the style.

Not bad, a step above Coors Light. Possibly a touch more character then Budweiser, but they are pretty much the same.

Serving type: can

09-08-2008 11:34:15 | More by Taipans
Photo of hiikeeba


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

A - Pours up reddish yellow with a quickly dissipating head that disappears to nothing.

S - Smells of grain. Slightly husky.

T - Starts off with a bitter taste across back third of the tongue, and tastes of grain. Slight hop bitterness.

M - High carbonation helps build mouthfeel

D - Very drinkable.

Serving type: can

08-31-2008 20:24:16 | More by hiikeeba
Photo of PatronWizard


2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a beer themed birthday party this year. Wife told everyone to bring me a unique bottle. Got some good stuff. Next morning I see one of these in an ice chest. I says to myself, "self, you shouldn't, but nobody's looking...." Words to die by.

Color is ... as expected. Big bubbled head for about 15 seconds. Embarrassing.

Smells like an aluminum shed.

Wow! It actually has a taste. Tastes like an aluminum shed. Banquet beer my ass.

Mouthfeel is fairly harsh.

They say it's brewed with Rocky Mountain water. I think they meant it's brewed with Rocky Mountain oysters. No offense to goats. 1's and 5's are reserved ratings in my book, but man I was tempted here. Sorry, "rate it for what it is" masters. I do respect that but damn, I didn't like this stuff at all. And apparently I'm one of the very few that would take Budweiser over this any day.

Overall: I did not like this beer

Serving type: can

08-28-2008 06:56:58 | More by PatronWizard
Photo of Clockwork420


3.9/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

24oz can. $1.29 and some change.

Didnt bother drinking this in a glass, which is normally a big no-no, but what the hell.

A- its a can.

S- Smelled very faintly of corn and mish mash of alcohol. Slightly bready. Not much at all here.

T- Smooth and easy to drink. Just the right amount of carbonation, but It doesnt make me hiccup. Which is a massive plus.

M- easy to drink. I can imagine drinking about 12 of these on a hot summer day. On an empty stomach of course. Then finishing the day with some brats. Easy to drink. This would seem like the all around crowd pleaser. Everyone wouldnt "Mind it." Not much to it over all. Bubbly watery.

D- Very easy again. This is a high point I would say for this beer.

Easy on the hiccups, easy on the stomach. And its a pleaser for the entire family, Banquet for sure. For the price its a contender I would say with the other beers of its style and price. It is what it is. Take it or leave it. Dont rate it low because you wanted it to be a Trappist. Its every thing it promises and nothing else.

Serving type: can

08-26-2008 04:34:51 | More by Clockwork420
Photo of changeup45


1.88/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Nothing special here, pretty standard pale lager swill. Golden/yellow color and pours with very little head. Grain-malt-corn-water taste, it isn't good but not ultra-offensive. You could do quite a bit worse (Budweiser). Just nothing I'm going to be looking for again.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2008 16:57:07 | More by changeup45
Photo of schanker21


2.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The only reason why I even bought Coors was to cook some brats, but I had a couple leftover and I didn't want them to go to waste so...

A- Piss yellow. With a two finger head that dissipates and leaves no lacing.

S- Smells like a cheap American macro.

T- Not terrible, but not anywhere near good either. No hops presence, malt taste is strong. Finishes with a nice adjunct flavor of corn and rice.

M- Thin.

D- Drinkable I suppose, though the adjunct taste gets to me after a while. Better than Budweiser, but even an average grocery store has much better choices for another couple bucks, so I don't see many situations where I'd buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2008 21:30:53 | More by schanker21
Photo of cvstrickland

North Carolina

2.88/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

24-ounce can poured into a shaker pint glass yields a golden straw-colored body with a huge white head that retains surprisingly well at a fluffy sheet, but leaves only a few traces of lacing on the glass.

The smell is faintly malty with a bit of husky grain.

The taste of the drink is mildly sweet and pale-malty with a mellow herbal hop note and a clean finish. A sourish grainy flavor arises as the drink progresses.

Thin-bodied and watery with adequate carbonation that lends itself to good drinkability, true to style.

Serving type: can

08-17-2008 22:50:10 | More by cvstrickland
Photo of corey0212


2.73/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden/yellow color, very slightly darker around the edges, small white head fades into a thin foamy layer atop the beer, negligible amount of lacing. Smell is grainy and sweet, no detectable hop presence, very generic "beer" smell. Taste is decent, a slight hint of lemon on the tongue, grainy/wheat taste, and yeah, these beers are meant for consuming fast and cold, because as I sit here typing my review, it's getting worse and worse. But those first few cold sips...OK. Mouthfeel on this is awful, very thin, but also quite drying on the tongue and roof of the the mouth...not really quenching at all. I could drink this at BBQ and be fine with it, and it's a whole hell of a lot better than its Light counterpart, so there's that. Otherwise, uninspiring.

Serving type: can

08-15-2008 19:35:07 | More by corey0212
Photo of kinger


1.75/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

There are few pale lagers that I like from the macro-breweries. Original Coors sits right on the border. The aroma and appearance are typical for this grouping. The taste is slightly better than most and it does have a good finish as long as it's ice cold. What I can't figure out is why this beer tastes completely different (and much better) than Coors Light which is simply horrible. Anyway I won't turn it down when it's offered.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2008 12:39:09 | More by kinger
Photo of sevopie


2.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Light yellowish. Head is close to non-existent.

Smell - Grainy as well. Slightly sweet.

Taste - What can I say, its a macro. Its my favorite macro, but its still kinda lame. Light and faintly grainy. Slight alcohol breadth to it, even though its only 5%

Mouthfeel - Heavily carbonated and light. Part of the stigma of macros, "refreshing."

Drinkability - I could drink these on a whim, but it doesn't mean they satisfy. At least its better than the light variation.

Serving type: can

08-01-2008 11:13:56 | More by sevopie
Photo of NoahSYGG

New York

2.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is one of my favorite macros. I personally hate macros, but if i want a regular beer, I feel that coors is the king of macros. It has a golden straw color. it has some flavor but not a skunky budweiser flavor. If I had the option I would choose coors over bud or miller

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2008 22:21:15 | More by NoahSYGG
Photo of twiggamortis420


3.35/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours into a pilsner glass a light golden color with fluffy bone white head that dissapates at a fairly rapid pace...but the bubbles keep feeding it!

Smells only slightly offensive with a heavy emphasis on malt, no hops aroma at all. Maybe a bit of corn in there as well.

Sweet light malt taste, heavy carbonation. A bit soapy. This is flavored water for sure, but it is not bad at all, actually somewhat enjoyable. Smooth and refreshing.

Dare I say the best of the macros? I think so. Drinkability is obviously high. Of all the BMC brands, this one works the best for me....for $13 a 18 pack, thats a good deal.

Serving type: can

07-27-2008 19:56:26 | More by twiggamortis420
Photo of baos


3.65/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Early on in high-school Coors was released in Indiana, because(so I heard) the law on cold transport of beer was changed. This made me an excited adolescent and I begged my brother, TGS, to buy some for my next edge of the cornfield campfire get together. This went on for the several years that followed, my tastes changed and I rarely bought Coors anymore (we never bought coors light we knew that shite was vile even then). Once and a while I'd get Coors,, but its probably been 10 years since I've had it in the can. I bought a sixer today and had a very ungourmet dinner of smoked sausage on bread with jalapeno mustard. I took a couple of bites then washed the mess down with the Coors in the can It remined me of the corfield beside my Grandmama's house and being young again. Not the best tasting method but I'm now on second beer and sandwich is washed away.

12 ounce can into Barilla jar.

A: Not bad pale straw yellow with 2 finger foamy head. Head disappears and there are bits of lace here and there.

S: Hay, apple juice, and grain husks,and fresh milled grains.

T: A bit of apple and metallic grains. Actually leaves the mouth a bit dry. Malt character isn't too bad.

M: Not too bad with a light body, although it gets pretty watery towards the end when the forced carbonation gives out.

D: I could make a can pyramid, and praise the folly of my youth; but, I'm only having a couple and writing out some bills
c'est la vie.

Serving type: can

07-18-2008 23:58:16 | More by baos
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