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Coors - Coors Brewing Company

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2,215 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,215
Reviews: 596
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 29.02%
Wants: 10
Gots: 160 | 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 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.

Floyd12, May 01, 2011
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
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.

JoeyBeerBelly, Apr 20, 2011
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.

MaltsOfGlory, Apr 20, 2011
Photo of mikeg67
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.

mikeg67, Apr 11, 2011
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.

Knapp85, Apr 07, 2011
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

FrankWBurnsIII, Apr 02, 2011
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.

BeerBodisafa, Mar 23, 2011
Photo of Stunner97
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

Stunner97, Mar 16, 2011
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.

stckhndlr, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of gabedivision
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.

gabedivision, Feb 18, 2011
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.

HockeytownBrew, Feb 14, 2011
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.

patreely12, Feb 09, 2011
Photo of SouthernBeerGuy
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.

SouthernBeerGuy, Feb 09, 2011
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.

Bigboyash73, Feb 03, 2011
Photo of goblet
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..

goblet, Jan 28, 2011
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)

Jadjunk, Jan 19, 2011
Photo of thebrood1987
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.

thebrood1987, Jan 11, 2011
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. :)

ELN, Jan 07, 2011
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.

kdawg105, Jan 07, 2011
Photo of kwjd
2.63/5  rDev +3.1%

I have never actually tried Coors Banquet until last Friday. It was NYE and I was on Long Island waiting to take the train into the city. We stopped at the corner store with a horrible selection. My friends were getting this beer, so I figured why not. We brown bagged it until the train came, then I poured into a plastic cup (yes, I'm classy like that).

Pours like a typical yellow fizzy beer - pale yellow, fizzy head without great retention or lacing. Smell actually is much cleaner than Bud, Canadian or Blue. Some grain malt in the smell, but no hops at all. A bit of bitterness in the finish, though overall mild. I'd drink this again in a similar situation, but I have no real plans to have it.

kwjd, Jan 06, 2011
Photo of dbraz45
4.22/5  rDev +65.5%

A solid offering from the Coors Brewing Company. Coors Banquet is the best of the big three. It has a full, well rounded flavor. I would highly recommend this to anyone, as it is a cut above Bud or Miller. I enjoy craft beer and have a palate for extreme flavors, and this obviously is not a craft beer or anything extreme in terms of flavor, but I like it. This is an American adjunct lager, but it has a solid flavor and body. Much better than it's light sister beer. It definitely has much more character and dare I say, complexity, than similar style 'full flavor' American adjunct lager beers.

dbraz45, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +56.9%

Coors has a thick, quickly-dissipating head and a very clear yellow appearance, with a high level of carbonation. The aroma is minimal, but maybe a "beer" smell can be picked up. Taste is a delicious mix of barley malt, rice, and hops, none of which predominate. Mouth-feel is light and watery, and Coors finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing. Overall, this is an excellent beer, and I'd highly recommend giving it a try.


RonaldTheriot, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of 0runkp0s
2.73/5  rDev +7.1%

Pours a pale yellow with soapy head that doesn't hang around much with little to no lace.

Smells like corn and taste like corn on the cob. I'm not too much of a fan of this beer. Finish is just like water. Hmm.

I think Coors Extra Gold is A LOT better! I'll take Bud or Miller High Life over this any day of the week.

One of the worst out of the three (BMC).

0runkp0s, Dec 29, 2010
Photo of beerprovedwright
2.7/5  rDev +5.9%

Better than a finger of white foam which lasted more than a minute. Some lacing on the side of my glass with good cling. Color is a 5 on the SRM Beer color chart. Smell is crisp, wheat, corn, malt, with just a hint of citrus. Flavor is well balanced, moist corn, wheat, barley malt, slight pine from the hops. Not much to feel in my mouth, just a little tingle from the carbonation. More yard work beer, refreshing, some buzz factor.

beerprovedwright, Dec 28, 2010
Photo of JayS2629
2.17/5  rDev -14.9%

A- pale yellow with thin white head, little retention, and not much lace.

S- Water, corn, and metal

T- Water, creamed corn and metallic finish

M- Pretty watery, but slightly more creamy than coors light. Refreshing is the nicest word I can come up with.

D- Easy enough to drink like water, but flavorless.

JayS2629, Dec 24, 2010
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