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Coors - Coors Brewing Company

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2,331 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,331
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 2.56
pDev: 28.91%
Wants: 12
Gots: 205 | 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 stckhndlr
3.05/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

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 +26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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 +53.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 +20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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 +19.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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 +44.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 -4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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 +7.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

#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 +42.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

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 +61.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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 +51.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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 +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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 +64.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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 +56.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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 +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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 +5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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 -15.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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
Photo of depechemode1983
3.2/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - Clear yellow straw in color with a white soda pop head. Lacing? Nope! Lots of carbonation though.

Smell - Like pocket change with a bit of grains.

Taste - Light, sorta sweet and grainy with a metallic quality in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light and highly bubbly. Just what i was expecting.

Drinkablity - Pretty damn high. I sometimes like these metal tasting beers. Dont know why I just do. A step above Budweiser in my opinion.

Notes - As far as this one goes its a bit better than your average american adjunct lager. flavors are the same but a little more refined. i stress a BIT better.

depechemode1983, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of MadTown1000
2.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12-oz can into a pint glass. Medium to light straw color, close to transparent, fizzes like a soda with a head that doesn't last much longer than a root beer's.

Smell is surprisingly substantial for an American macro like this. A little too sweet for my taste, almost syrupy.

Lot of grain in the flavor. What comes off as sweetness in the smell is more like proper malt in the taste. Has a bit of a floral aftertaste that trails off into seltzer water. After a few sips, this starts to dominate, which is not a good thing.

Obviously this beer is designed for mass consumption, but it's not quite as smooth as some of its contemporaries, or even Coors Light for that matter. Basically, not a lot to recommend it, even within the category.

MadTown1000, Dec 18, 2010
Photo of BigBry
3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A can of Coors Original, great on a hot day in Arizona. Pours a pale, straw yellow color with a fizzy white foam. No real head and/or lace to speak of. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Aroma has that adjunct-like cereal malts, no hop detectable by me. Taste has some grainy malt. Nothing stands out one way or the other. Smooth, crisp, more flavor than its Light brother.

BigBry, Dec 15, 2010
Photo of JeffBob
3.45/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A dont know cause I done drank it form the can

s cheap American beer

t light and crisp I have to say this. different than the other cheap cannon fodder, perhaps its the water
they made this out of, melting snow must be the way to go/

M like crisp cheap beer

D can drink this for days on end

JeffBob, Dec 06, 2010
Photo of SamN
2.65/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Coors Original pours a very pale straw yellow color with a fizzy thin head that quickly evaporates. Extremely lively carbonation. Aroma is a bit fishy, cereal malts, very little hops detectable. Taste is a quickly fading grainy maltyness. Husky and edged with tin. Mostly smooth, however, and no bad aftertaste.

Overall, a mediocre american adjunct. Doesn't hold up well to scrutiny. Best consumed mindlessly on a hot day.

SamN, Dec 03, 2010
Photo of BucBasil
2.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the 24oz can into a large mug.

A: A golden beer from Golden, Colorado, or something like that. Topped with a 2 finger white head with somewhat poor retention.

S: Slightly sour musty smell and corn. "Beery" as many of these things go. Average.

T: Pure grain and corn. Like drinking from a farm silo. Carbonated.

If this is the "Banquet Beer", I'm not really sure what the occasion is. Seems like more of a TV Dinner beer or something of the sort. Run of the mill adjunct lager.

BucBasil, Nov 29, 2010
Photo of rickdiaz
2.3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I actually visited the brewery in Golden, CO and felt I had to review this classic. I must say, however, that the samples they gave away taste better than what you may get at your local store...even at the store we went to in Golden!

A: Pours a bright corn colored yellow with a quick fading head and little to no lacing.

S: Very Corny - reminds me of creamed corn. Slight malt smell, typical of a macro brew.

T: Watery, very thin, kind of sweet, very (I mean very) slight bitterness from hops.

M: Very strong carbonation that covers most of the malt taste, which may be good if you plan to drink more than one.

D: Easy on a hot day with limited choices... but in this day in age, choices are virtually limitless.

rickdiaz, Nov 19, 2010
Photo of Sachsenfreude
1.98/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

appearance; ok, it's so easy to bash an American Adjunct Lager but lets give Coors some credit here. A nice white head forms that takes a few minutes to dissipate, leaving a film of foam throughout the drink, even some lacing(just a little). The body is pale yellow with pretty carbonaton.

smell; pretty bad but could be worse, just a cheap lager aroma, mostly of corn and sad excuses for hops. Does the smell gag me...no, it's really not that bad but this is not what beer is supposed to smell like.

taste; water with a corn finish, that's about it, nothing to really overanalize. I feel like I had some corn on the cob 15 minutes ago.

mouthfeel; some fizzy carbonation but mostly just watery.

drinkability; it's smooth and crisp, just not really like a good beer is smooth and crisp. A good beer for people who really don't like beer. This beer and others like it are favorites with my pothead friends.

Sachsenfreude, Nov 19, 2010
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