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Coors - Coors Brewing Company

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2,277 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,277
Reviews: 606
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 29.02%
Wants: 10
Gots: 181 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001)
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Photo of Beerbuddha
3/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- light gold color, thin head, can see a lot of bubbles.

Smell-slight hint of hops and malt. not much though.

Taste-Smooth beer that has a nice hint of hops. but not too much taste to it.

Mouthfeel- very carbonated, smooth beer.

Drinkability-This is not a bad beer to have after mowing the lawn. Its not bad for its price for this class of beer.

Beerbuddha, Jul 16, 2007
Photo of uabigdaz
3.33/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Decided to finally try the original. I like Coors light enough to warrant a taste of his papa.

Pours a very nice golden yellow color. Surprisingly full of color unlike most macro lagers. Smell is very mild, it took me a few deep sniffs to detect much. Tastes very good, mild, and in my opinion quite refreshing as it is 102 outside, humid, and I have only swamp cooling. Very slight taste of hops, which I usually don't taste in this style. Mouthfeel is nice. Thin, but I think it suits this beer very well. This beer is very drinkable, I could see myself getting this again if I didn't feel like a light beer.

uabigdaz, Jul 13, 2007
Photo of maddogruss
3.1/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured out a can of this into a glass mug. Poured a straw yellow with no real head or lacing worth anything. The smell was nothing, really - smelled a lot like the light version and slightly bitter. The taste was ok. Pretty bitter taste to it, similar to the light version. A little malty taste, but again, nothing noticeable. The mouthfeel is where the original distinguishes itself from the light version. It at least has a thicker, "beerlike" taste to it as opposed to the thinner, lighter version of it. Overall, it's pretty drinkable and still refreshing, just like the light stuff.

maddogruss, Jul 05, 2007
Photo of bonbright7
1.85/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I used to drink Coors when I was underage in the late 70's and it was available on a limited basis from truckers on midnight cross-country runs to my area of NY. It was a real hit or miss situation then as it was unpasteurized and supposed to be volatile (!). When it was good, it earned the praise of US Presidents (Nixon kept the Whitehouse stocked with it) as it's massive creamy taste and light body just rocked everyone, which led to the Coors mystique. When it was bad, it was almost drain-pour material, like we have now.

I attribute the loss to mass marketing as the formula changed to the "Banquet Beer" when Coors rolled out across the States in the early 80's. I was in North Carolina at the time as NC State's Wolfpack was approaching NCAA greatness and the new shipment of Coors sold out every night for two years.

This sample was found at the supermarket in a tall can with the "frost brewed liner". It poured nicely..I had my hopes up with a return to glory...and the first taste...the head disappeared quickly...nothing but a watery underlying taste of malts. Obviously my taste for history has interfered with present day common sense.

bonbright7, Jul 04, 2007
Photo of giblet
2.03/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

straw yeller. fizzy. taste - that i did not love. better than their light version. i am not a coors beer fan.

if this were ice cold it would be tolerable. much beyond that it rates too high on the gag o meter.

the funny/ironic thing is my brother in law went on a trip. on this trip they toured two macro brewries. the first was AB in St. Louis. he commented that is was super clean and nice. the second was Coors in Colorado. right next to it was a sewage treatment plant. he said the place was filthy. and made him wonder about the slogan...the mountain waters...hmmm.

suckem up and movem out.


giblet, Jul 02, 2007
Photo of Newglarusguy
3.7/5  rDev +45.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type 12 oz can poured into a frosty pint glass.

Appearance: Palish gold color that streams with carbonation and a frothy head that dissapates over a minute or so.

Smell: Grainy, slightly hint of hops and malt.

Taste: Far more superior then the others of it's kind it must be that rocky moutain water because this goes down smooth and easy i like that in a beer.

Mouthfeel: Can be a bit sour at times but has a cream like aftertaste that my mouth likes for a beer of this style i approve.

Drinkability: On a hot summers day i can pound a bunch of these and still respect beer, cheers!

Newglarusguy, Jun 29, 2007
Photo of cyrenaica
1.4/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

An unimpressive entry from one of the big three. The beer is a very light yellow colour in the glass, with a very thin white head that quickly dissipates. The aroma dissipates as the beer is poured from the bottle into the glass. The taste reminds me of burnt sugar and this taste lingers for quite a while after the beer is gone. The mouthfeel is too watery as well.

cyrenaica, Jun 25, 2007
Photo of shroompod
2.88/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale yellow. Smallish fizzy head , carbonation is apparent.

Smell is slightly grainy.

Taste is slightly metallic, modest amount of sweetness, very little hops evident.

Mouthfeel is thin, decent carbonation.

Drinkability of this is OK if macros are your thing.

shroompod, Jun 21, 2007
Photo of allengarvin
1.75/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Full keg served at work for a celebration. Poured into a little 12oz plastic cup. Clear gold color, not as pale as Coors Light. Grainy malt aroma with a strong corn presence. Quite sweet flavor, almost cloying. No detectable hop bitterness at all. Grainy and, well, bleagh-worthy. Thin, light body. Well... at least it's free. There, I drank my one social beer to fit in.

allengarvin, Jun 15, 2007
Photo of xtremejammn
2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Another American Macro.

A: Pours a pale corn yellow, very unimpressive...Cool looking can though.

S: Smells of corn, average.

T: Starts out average with a bad corn taste, and leaving a dull and vile mildewy astertaste which brought it down quite a bit for me.

MF: It's actually exceptable in the mouthfeel if you discount the taste. IT's not too carbonated, and it is somewhat chugable.

D: The taste makes for a rough drinkability, but it's drinkable, enough to slam it and move on.

Another american macro for the fake beer drinker. Meh.

xtremejammn, Jun 05, 2007
Photo of Noxious26
2.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured in a pint glass.

Pale yellow, bubbly and clear. Thin white head on the pour that quickly disappears.

Aroma of corn & cooked vegetables. Standard for a macro.

Lightly sweet corn at the start. Goes to sharp petrol notes after the carbonation rush with light malt/corn in the background. No aftertaste.

Smooth drinking & great for the Maui heat. As far as American Macros go, this is pretty standard, and you could do much worse.

Noxious26, May 05, 2007
Photo of guitarmage
2.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very pale yellow, almost a green hue. Big foamy white head disappates fairly rapidly, a very thin white lacing remains. Lots of bubbles in the glass.

Smell: Sour graininess, astringent, lime citrus, a mild skunkiness.

Taste: Metallic, a thin citrus hoppiness, white grapefruit like sourness, watery, a little bready in the nose, a little skunky.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, carbonation mellows out and becomes light, watery.

Drinkability: Coors. What stands out right now is the citrus bitterness, and the sourness. No sweetness except a light malt sweetness in the nose.

guitarmage, Apr 21, 2007
Photo of budgood1
1.85/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

pours out of the "frost brew liner" can a clear, very light golden colour, with a thick foamy head that seems to be reducing quite quickly. adjuncty aroma, hints of banana...whatever the aroma is it's quite pronounced (and not all that pleasant) for macro swill. light pale malt flavour, a bit grainy and watery in the taste. mouthfeel is weak and watery...and thus the body of this lager is below average. drinkability suffers, because IMHO, it's just not a very good beer. i'd much rather drink a budweiser or an mgd or high life than this.

budgood1, Apr 06, 2007
Photo of goochpunch
3.33/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pale straw with a moderate head that thins out and some scattered lacing. Smells of cooked rice and grain, although has a cleanness to it. Taste is sweet, rice-y, a touch grainy, a bit of malt in there, and has a kind of dry finish. Mouthfeel is watery, but not too prickly. Good as a thirst quencher. I've got no qualms with this, but if I want a rice lager, I'll grab for a Bud.

goochpunch, Apr 01, 2007
Photo of Gaben
2.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I always wanted to try to original due to drinking coors light as a kid all the time.

Appearance is a standard lag look , golden with some carbonation, kinda looks like harp in a glass.

Smell is just there , corn on the cob with some water on top.

Taste isnt so bad I feel like Id drink this over alot of coors products just for the simple fact that everything that has the name "coors" in it , is base of the taste of this brew.

Drinkability isnt too good, with every coor's product , your buying it in bulk and I usualy end up drinking bout 12 of these and wake up pretty nasty.

Gaben, Mar 30, 2007
Photo of happygnome
1.53/5  rDev -40%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

a: pale golden color, half inch white head dissapears fast leaving no lacing
s: funky toasted corn grains, little hop presence
t: corn malts, slight hop presence...adjunct adjunct adjunct
m: light bodied heavily carbonated

overall this is not very good, i know its a BMC but still even with those lowered standards its not very good. This beer gave me the beer farts

happygnome, Mar 26, 2007
Photo of zeff80
2.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a bright, golden color with a small, short-lived head. Very fizzy and carbonated.

S - It smelled merely of corn.

T - Tasted of corn and grains. Just a slight hint of hops. And a little bitter.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - Not bad for a BMC product. Has a somewhat unpleasant aftertaste and nothing special in terms of flavor.

zeff80, Mar 16, 2007
Photo of HochFliegen
2.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Yellow fizz water with a small white head that lasted maybe 2-3 mins. Smell was mainly sweet and corny. Not much else there. Taste was slightly sweet and corn like. There was a hint of hops in there.
For a macro its really not that bad. It doesnt have a skunk smell or aftertaste that another macro has that really turns me off it.

HochFliegen, Mar 08, 2007
Photo of pmcadamis
1.13/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Picked up a big ass 22oz can at the gas station for a little over a buck.

A - Crystal clear, fizzy, and pale yellow.

S - Corny adjuncts. Smells stale and cloyingly sweet.

T - Corn, corn, and more corn. This is pretty much one dimensional. It's sweet and rather plain-tasting. No hops, no malt. Just corn.

M - Quenching, wet. Uhhh. That's about it. This is a little thicker than other macros, but that's actually working against it here. Blah.

D - This may be the worst macro lager on the list of cheapo macro lagers. It's not very nice.

pmcadamis, Feb 01, 2007
Photo of notown
3.05/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Ahh Colorado Kool Aid...

I don't think I can sit here and rate this beer. It is the best of the bunch (coors, miller, bud.)

In college I thought I had class because while everyone was drinking bud light by the keg, I was drinking bottles of Coors Original.

Boy did I have a lot to learn about beer...and still do.

notown, Jan 31, 2007
Photo of dedrinker
3/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was sittin' in this beer joint down in Houston, Texas. Was drinkin' Colorado Cool-Aid and talkin' to some Mexicans. And we was...what's that ya say? What's Colorado Cool-Aid? Well it's a can of Coors brewed from a mountain stream. It'll set yer head on fire and make yer kidneys scream. Oh yeah, it sure is fine. - Johnny Paycheck

dedrinker, Jan 17, 2007
Photo of theozag
2.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours and settles an even gold with a medium white head that fades fast. Smell is weak, sweet, & airy to my nose. Starts mild and oily; rather watery, actually. Settles with a light body and a sharp, bitter flavor. Finish is unremarkable and leaves a noticeable but short-lived aftertaste.

theozag, Jan 14, 2007
Photo of DoubleJ
3.38/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a 16 oz can of this along with two other beers on my trip to the local liquor store, so on to the beer:

I poured the can of Coors into a pilsner glass so I could get a look at it. It produced a nice frosty head, which eventually fizzled after about five minutes. Wasn't as pale looking as I thought it would be either. It had a clean, grainy smell in it. The tase was of noticable corn/adjuncts, sweet, and balaced by a faint bitterness with an enjoyable tingling on the tongue. Easy to consume.

I was surprised by this beer. Adjuncty, yes, but there was nothing really offensive about it. If you don't want to spend more than $5 on a 6-pack, Original Coors is a solid choice.

DoubleJ, Jan 14, 2007
Photo of srrn
3.15/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Going through some macro brews to get a feel for reviewing. This is the first Coors I've had in a long time. There is nothing offensive at all about this beer. The carbonation reminds me of soda and there is very little taste but many beers in this range are bad. It is very drinkable as it's light and there is no off aftertaste. I just wish it had a bit more taste as I really don't even taste much adjunct either.

srrn, Dec 06, 2006
Photo of Adamthome1
3/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poors from a 16 oz. specially lined can a very golden, clear color with a bit more carbonation than its competitors. Smells grainy, crisp, and clean. Has more taste than was expected, the adjunct is dominant but there is a faint taste of hop of some sorts, there is also a mineral quality or cleanness, very crisp taste. Goes down very easy, served best ice cold in a frosted glass to mask some of the adjunct, all and all a truly different taste than Bud and Miller.

I think the main reason Coors is my favorite of the Big 3 is that its aftertaste, or lack of aftertaste compared to Bud and Miller makes it much easier to drink.

Adamthome1, Nov 01, 2006
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