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Coors - Coors Brewing Company


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1,839 Ratings

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Ratings: 1839
Reviews: 573
rAvg: 2.54
pDev: 28.74%

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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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001)
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Photo of pep


2.88/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

it is what it is. Although I do not like the fact that Coors is anti-union or anti-gay. When I go to a party that supplies its own beer, I'm happy its not Miller Lite (ugh WTF, is that even ).

Drank from can, Don't even waste your glasses for it.
Smells like corn.
Smoother than most, nice bubbles. Thank God, can you imagine if it was thick with that shit.

Serving type: can

10-29-2013 00:50:24 | More by pep
Photo of Darkmagus82


2.43/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a medium golden color with a one finger pure white head. The head fades rather rapidly leaving a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is almost none existent but consists mainly of a sweeter corny smell and a bit of green apple fruitiness.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and very corny taste. These flavors create the base of the beer but are joined by some other flavors of a papery nature as well as a bit of grain and green apple. In the end somewhat off grainy, corny, and paper taste is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are rather appropriate for the style and make for a easy drinking brew.

Overall –Not really the best brew out there and even though it is rather cheap, there are much better beers at a similar price that one could substitute for this.

Serving type: can

10-29-2013 00:46:58 | More by Darkmagus82
Photo of tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From notes.

A - Light to medium golden colour with medium carbonation. One finger white head that faded fast. Bright. No real lace or retention.

S - Sweet grain, faint floral hop, mild corn. Pleasant enough.

T - Pretty clean, sweet grain, honey, some fusel alcohols.

M - Good carbonaiton, medium body, and a mildly sweet finish.

O/D - A decent lager. Respectable stuff. Nothing crazy, but what you'd want from something mass produced. I'd take this over quite a few poorly done craft brews.

Serving type: can

10-16-2013 16:55:43 | More by tbeckett
Photo of CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

2.86/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours an uber-pale straw color with a large amount of white foam, and although the carbonation starts in classic overpowering US macro-lager fashion, I find that it dissipates quickly with this beer and reaches a more manageable level. Aroma is sweet for an adjunct lager, with a lot of corn and some subtle hop extract that veers towards the fruity. Palate is rounded cornflake sweetness, a touch of green weedy hops, a hint of butter, and some harsh notes that recall a chemical sweetener like aspartame. Body is thin and soda-like as per the style but finish is less astringent than rice adjunct beers like Bud. My ratings might be a tad higher than deserved but Coors is probably the best in a bad bunch of industrial lagers and at least this one has more flavor than many mainstream Euro pale lagers or American adjunct counterparts. I try to keep my ratings relative. Coors Light is awful, devoid of flavor and meriting no consideration. Coors proper isn't a must-try but you might be surprised by how drinkable it is in quantity, and no one wants to empty their beer fridge of superior craft offerings during a binge episode.

Serving type: can

10-06-2013 22:45:40 | More by CalgaryFMC
Photo of IdeaSpeeder

Ontario (Canada)

2.89/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Serving Type - 473ml can poured into a pint glass

Appearance - Crystal clear pale straw colour with a finger of white foamy head. The head dissipates in the blink of an eye with no lacing in sight. A slight soapy-looking residue forms after the had settles. The perfect picture of a macro adjunt.

Smell - Almost non-existant. Some light grains and a bit of metal.

Taste - Very grainy and not much else. Perhaps a bit of wet grass with a lingering metallic taste.

Mouthfeel - Very light, very smooth. Carbonation was lower than I expected.

Serving type: can

10-02-2013 01:56:59 | More by IdeaSpeeder
Photo of slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

2.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

It's better than Coors Light. I'll give it that. Pours a paler than piss yellow with a head that starts off two fingers and within two minutes turns to soap suds. Smells grainy, with a hint of bread. Tastes a little bit like sourdough, which is quite surprising. Not that it tastes like sourdough, but that it has any taste at all. Mouthfeel is thin, water and overcarbonated. If it were cheap at a bar, I'd drink it over the standard fair. But if I'm at a bar, chances are, I'm drinking double ryes.

Serving type: can

09-28-2013 23:29:20 | More by slitherySOB
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Ontario (Canada)

3.29/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tallboy can picked up at The Beer Store; served ice cold. This is the first time in living memory I've ever seen this stuff being sold in Canada, and since I've generally heard positive things about it (a rare occurrence with this oft-maligned style), I figured I'd give it a shot.

Pours a standard golden-yellow colour, bright in hue and with perfect clarity, generating about one finger's width of fizzy, white head that quickly recedes. Yeah, it looks like a pale lager, alright - and the aroma is very prototypical, as well. It's a little grainy, with corny notes and a mild whiff of wet hay; not bad for the style.

I was a little skeptical of this at first, but as far as adjunct lagers go it's actually a rather respectable offering. Pale grain malts and an underlying adjunct vibe provide the majority of the flavour, with accents of lemon zest and grass coming through toward the finish. Slightly sweet aftertaste that doesn't linger. Light-bodied, with appropriate carbonation levels that keep it feeling crisp without lurching into 'bloaty' territory. Extremely drinkable, at least when it's nice and cold - I'm not feeling adventurous enough to let this warm up.

Final Grade: 3.29, a high C+. Coors Banquet Beer is easily one of the better macro adjunct lagers available on the market right now. While I have little doubt that the usual BA set will pooh-pooh this brew as a matter of habit, the fact remains that it is still a highly quaffable, moderately tasty pale lager that I would never turn down (as opposed to Coors Light, which you would need to pay me to consume). I'd take this over most of the comparable lagers available in this province - certainly long before I'd consider picking up a Budweiser, Labatt Blue, or most other 'premium' (snort) brands.

Serving type: can

09-20-2013 18:28:15 | More by thehyperduck
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Alberta (Canada)

2.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I don't care what anyone says, this beer is identical in every way to Molson Canadian.

It's got a lot of corny taste but some nice wheat notes as well. The flavour is pretty potent for a beer of its type, but not terribly offensive either.

This gets the same score I gave to Molson Canadian.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 01:30:55 | More by Olek4374
Photo of ronniebruner


3.1/5  rDev +22%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Much better than Coors Light, Coors is actually a really good beer. Yes, I did just say that! But when you are looking to go out on the lake and have a great time, Coors should always beat out Bud and MGD. The beer is a light color, the aroma is crisp and clean, pours a decent amount of carbonation and does not have a battery acid taste that its peers do. A good beer when you are low on cash and options!

Serving type: can

09-07-2013 08:07:35 | More by ronniebruner
Photo of alphagnome


3.3/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear, pale yellow (is it urine?), with a decent foam stack that disappears to next to nothing in short order. Tons of carbonation is visible - it reminds me of those 80's bubble tubes.

Aroma is sweet, but lacking. Grain is the dominant trait, backed by notes of sourdough and yeast. A stretch will get you hints of lemon. It's pleasant. And zesty.

A surprising amount of wheat and grain with a slight lemon tart wraps up the taste. It's refreshing... until it starts to warm. As the ambient temp conspired against this one, it became a bit unpleasant. The yeast takes over and gives off a skunky/sour character that I found hard to enjoy.

Sipping this one confirms what the eyes noted early, mountains of carbonation tickle your taste buds and the body is incredibly light. Also finishes nice and crisp.

This isn't a bad beer when consumed ice cold - just drink it quick and you'll enjoy its refreshing potential.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 02:35:49 | More by alphagnome
Photo of flagmantho


2.68/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from 24oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with a haze-free body and a strong effervescence. Head poured two fingers of fizzy white foam that is dissipating somewhat quickly. Actually pretty par for the style.

Smell: sweet, grainy malt, with a hint of sourness. Not particularly strong, but not as terrible as most beers in the style. Points for neutrality.

Taste: sweetish, grainy and a bit sour. Definitely an adjunct twinge here. Not great, but probably one of the better macro lagers.

Mouthfeel: light body with quite a lot of carbonation. You'd think it would be creamy, but no.

Overall: not a great beer, but perhaps the least bad of the big macro lagers. I've always thought Coors was a little cut above the rest.

Serving type: can

08-28-2013 23:49:29 | More by flagmantho
Photo of Slatetank


3.41/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up in a mix-a-six enjoyed chilled from a pub style goblet from the stubby commemorative 1936 bottle.

The clarity and color is good with golden hue as suggested on the bottle with light chill haze and thick white foam which collapses to a collar of tiny beads with thick lace in ringlets. The smell is mostly sweet with some malt and adjunct aromas like cereal grain. The feel is decently carbonated with a mild sweetness and low alcohol impact with mild spice and gentle dry finish without any cloying or soapy attributes.

The flavor is decent with some gentle corn pop flavor but in general it is clean and refreshing the only real gripe is the minimal amount of malt flavor but it is not that offensive and is pretty crisp flavor-wise. Overall I don't find this to that bad of an example of the style, not my favorite type of beer, but perhaps if you are having a bowl of spicy chili or some extremely hot wings it would not be a bad choice since it is pretty mild and refreshes the palate with moderate but not overdone effervescent quality.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 16:57:49 | More by Slatetank
Photo of Damian


3.71/5  rDev +46.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Drank from a 16 fl. oz (473ml) can purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits, Somerville, MA
Served in a pint glass

Crystal clear, pale golden yellow appearance. The beer was topped by a one inch crown of super tight, cottony, bright white foam that fell rather quickly. No lacing whatsoever.

The aroma was crisp and fresh with an intensely dry, lager yeast quality. Somewhat lemony with a touch of wheatiness. Smooth and pretty solid for the style.

The flavor profile was tart and noticeably skunky initially, but the skunkiness disappeared as the beer sat. Crisp, dry and refreshing with a good dose of tart lemon. Slightly wheaty. Hints of earthy hops on the finish. Refreshing and amazingly easy drinking.

The mouthfeel was solid. Medium bodied with a smooth, fine, soft carbonation. Not overly aggressive like many other macro lagers. The liquid actually felt surprisingly plush.

The classic "Banquet Beer" may not be an earth shattering macro, but it is crisp, refreshing and would be perfect for summer cookouts. This is definitely a step or two better than your average American adjunct lager.

Serving type: can

07-21-2013 15:52:57 | More by Damian
Photo of pkalix


4/5  rDev +57.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i'm not a typical American crap beer drinker. okay, im not much of a crap beer drinker at all. I abhor bud, but I can endure miller lite and have always preferred coors over all the others. but it's still commercial crap.
apparently the CAN is a different taste than the BOTTLE. I've had a few people tell me this including two who lived in Colorado and visited the brewery for drinking purposes.
I can taste the malt in this CAN. it tastes GOOD. I enjoyed drinking this on THE BIG RED BUS irish pub crawl. well, it WAS free... but there was a decent maltiness which I really enjoyed. for a session beer, I need to try it again, but this was surprising to me. pardon my higher-than-expected scores . . . .

Serving type: can

07-19-2013 01:19:16 | More by pkalix
Photo of buschbeer


2.79/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

24 FL OZ can
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is pale yellow with a mountain of white head that disappeared quickly.

S - I get some floral, soapy hops.

T - I get some grain in the taste. The floral hops seem to have little influence on the flavor.

M - Thin and prickly.

O - This is the best Coors has to offer. It is strangely rare in my area. It has more flavor than their other beers. Unfortunately, Coors beers are tasteless. It is decent for a macro lager.

Serving type: can

07-18-2013 01:20:25 | More by buschbeer
Photo of delta490


2.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- deep gold with a decent creamy-ish white head.

S- a bland kind of sweet. Nothing really distinct

T- again with the bland sweet and a weird sort of bitterness.

M- decent enough. Not to thin and with only moderate carbonation

O- not great, but I've definitely had worse.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 22:02:33 | More by delta490
Photo of metter98

New York

2.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear light straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of adjunct malts are present in the nose-corn seems to stand out in particular. Notes of grainy malts and hints of grassy hops are also perceptible.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of corn adjuncts along with a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this to be not a bad beer for the style because it doesn't have a light-bodied or watery mouthfeel and has enough in the way of bitterness to balance off the malts.

Serving type: can

07-09-2013 01:47:32 | More by metter98
Photo of pls2087


3.88/5  rDev +52.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The first time I tried this beer was at the Coors Brewery in Golden. It has since been my favorite and go-to AAL.

A: Clear, straw color. Lots of carbonation. 1 finger head that quickly dissipates. Minimal lacing.

S. Nice grainy smell, very slight sweet smell.

T. Hint of corn. Nice subtle sweetness.

M. Clean, crisp.

Not too proud to admit I like this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 18:19:30 | More by pls2087
Photo of emerge077


3.2/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Was under the impression that Banquet was the "original recipe" Coors, but it seems to be marketing (BS) rebranding. Rated to style.

Pale anemic yellow, plenty of rapid champagne carbonation. A thin layer of white foam and even some lacing that forms a collar around the edges. Lasting coverage and retention.

Aroma is mild, and thankfully not skunky. Faintly floral hop and white bread.

Flavor is similarly mild, light apple and saltine cracker. Sort of bland, though clean and with a dry finish. Feel is a little astringent and over carbed. Lingering crisp apple note, and a slight dry paperiness.

Honestly, this is one of the better macro AAL's out there. Despite it's flaws it's very inoffensive and highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 04:10:20 | More by emerge077
Photo of JuicesFlowing


3.04/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a clear light golden color. A white fizzy head recedes to a wisp. No lacing. The aroma is sweet, slightly metallic. Faint corn or rice adjuncts. The taste is equally sweet with nothing but adjuncts coming through. The mouthfeel is light and carbonated.

Overall, my favorite of the three main BMC offerings. Only good for hot summer days while mowing, or maybe while camping. Maybe.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 23:57:00 | More by JuicesFlowing
Photo of SDbrewerJake


1.86/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Another mega brewing lager that taste just like the last... Actually.. you let this one sit in the can long enough it will start to taste like metal... Which might be an upgrade. The color is a nice clear light yellow. Smell flavor and mouth feel are all disgusting... However... if your at a tail gate... I would rather drink beer-water then a stout... I just hope these mega brewers create a good beer... Wishful thinking?

Serving type: can

06-21-2013 20:53:18 | More by SDbrewerJake
Photo of Libationguy


3.11/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bright in appearance with a rich gold color. A very clean bright white frothy head. Head retention is short. Very small perle to the carbonation.

Mildly blunted on the nose with moderate cabbage and mushroom notes. Corn and low malt notes. No real sense of hops on the nose, although some light citrus notes in the background of the nose. Fairly four square in style.

Soft and rather flabby on the palate. Carbonation is there to support the beer, but is gentle on the palate. Hops are light, but make more of an appearance on the palate than they do on the nose. Alcohol and hops are balanced by the malt. Gentle sweet malt notes on the front end with corn and rice notes on the back end.

A little creamy on the initial mouthfeel with a slick finish. Overall finish on the beer is very short and empty. A slightly watery aftertaste.

A little too much DMS, even with the acceptance in the category. Would like to see a little more finish as well. Still, rather pleasant and very clean in style.

Serving type: can

06-21-2013 19:38:09 | More by Libationguy
Photo of bmwats


2.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a handglass.

A: Medium golden hue. Pours a 2 finger, bubbly, white head, quickly dissipates. Rising effervescence continues throughout... you really can't outdrink it. No real lacing.

S: Hay, rubber, and hops.

T: Tastes like it smells. Very light malt grains, hay, very slight hop, and a bit of some synthetic sweetness that judging from the rest of the components was not really intended to be there.

M: Light and bready. Slight, pungent hop lingers on the palate.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is okay. Solid head, no real lacing. Nose is very light grain, hop, combo. Light flavor components consisting of hay, malt, hops, and something sweet in the background. Overall, this is serviceable at best.

Serving type: can

06-16-2013 00:25:42 | More by bmwats
Photo of Santanax


2.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

This is that standard that I drank in highchool in my adolescent years.... overall grreat appearance ....bitter tasting...more bitterness..some water notes....with more bitterness great appearance golden brown. has an amasing head as it fizzes out of the aluminium containment vessel. great mouthfeel!!!! Drink it now!!!

Serving type: can

06-15-2013 21:11:27 | More by Santanax
Photo of mfnmbvp


2.03/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle, with best by date reading August 19, 2013. My first encounter with a bottle of regular Coors, expectations are low, but I'm keeping an open mind.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours two fingers of fluffy fizzy bubbly head that we know all too well, recedes quickly into nothingness. Body is a pale straw color, mostly very clear with some bubbles rising to the top.

S - Smell is of faint corn kernel, dusty malts, and water.

T - Taste is comprised of watery corn husk grains, some brisk carbonation, a bit of noticeable alcohol fumes, and wet cardboard. You're not missing much here; I should have probably left this one in the bottle.

M - Feel is crisp, carbonated, & clean, with some wet cardboard / corn husk flavor lingering.

Overall, you aren't missing out on much if you haven't tried this beer yet. As is the case with most cheap, sh**ty American adjunct lagers, if you've had one, you've had most of them. And this bottle of Coors is no exception. I think it is safe to say at this point, that if I had to choose, I would probably opt for the Coors Light or some other "light" adjunct lager. As others have said before me, another tick from the bottom of the barrel with plenty more to go.

Coors ---2/5.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 20:20:04 | More by mfnmbvp
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