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Coors - Coors Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,422
Reviews: 636
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 29.02%
Wants: 16
Gots: 266 | FT: 0
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Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001

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Photo of Foxtrot
2.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this at a recent party and thought I would give it a review.

Poured a crystal clear yellow with a nice frothy head that dissipated very quickly with no lacing

Barely any complexity to the smell, some corn and biscuit notes.

From some of the other macro's I've had, this one probably tastes the best, but not by much. Lots of corn and rice with a dash of cooked vegetables with a very smooth and clean/crisp finish.

This sucker was highly carbonated, and watery.

The drinkability is good, but I don't think I would put alot of these down.

Photo of Rhynes2
2.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is not one of my favorite brews. Personally I'm more of a Coors light fan than a fan of this. Something is just off. It tastes like it's too strong for this style of beer. Head and color were decent though. Better from a can but it's still not worth buying. Just stick to a case a Coors light.

Photo of VaTechHopHead
2.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Looks like corn juice, smells like corn juice, tastes like corn juice. Welcome to the world of cheap macros!!! But probably between PBR and Bud Light (PBR being the higher) in the chain of shitty beers. I don't know what a "banquet" beer is but apparently Coors is the creme de la creme of them according to their slogan....therefore I will never attend another banquet in my life.

Photo of theBubba
2.11/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance is much like a urine sample with a little bit of head and some lace that actually lingers.

Smell is 20% lighter fluid/80% vegetable soup.

Taste is typical macro. Carbonation is good and if well chilled, this would be a decent lawnmower beer. Sadly it's January in New York, so strike that.

As an aside, I remember when you couldn't buy Coors on the East Coast. As a kid, I remember reading Hot Rod magazine and seeing ads for "Coors, Breakfast Of Champions" tee shirts and not having a clue as to what Coors was. Years later Paul Newman, in a Play Boy magazine interview, proclaimed Coors the best beer in the world. And at one point my local beer distributer was selling Coors for a brief time in New York at 3 times the price of Bud. When I visited my sister in law in CA, I guzzled cans of Coors and when my buddy went to visit his parents in Colorado, I always had him bring back a case of Coors. I remember Adolf Coors saying they wouldn't sell their beer unless the retailer kept it refridgerated. I seem to remember Coors to be an exceptional American beer at the time. Or was it just mystique. In any case this beer pretty much sucks today. And at 99 cents for a 24 oz can, Coors knows that.

Photo of teamhex
2.36/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

This beer isn't really worth a well detailed review. This beer along with a few other American macro beers pretty much have the same impression on me.
Iv wound up drinking this beer on many occasions(beer pong) before I really started tasting beers. I thought it wasn't bad.
The taste is a bit better then Bud Light, but nothing really special. To me its like water...

Photo of JayNH
3.45/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a clear pale straw color with a decent foamy head. The head doesn't hang out long.

S- somewhat astringent. It surprisingly gives off a mild alcohol aroma. A touch of fruity malt kicking around in there somewhere...

T- This brew seems to lean slightly towards the bitter end of the spectrum for the style. A watered down bready malt.

M- Thin bodied, perhaps a little over carbonated.

D- OK. average for the style.

Photo of PintOHops
1.96/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance/Smell - Appears crystal clear pale yellow/gold with very high carbonation. Thin ring of head that actually retains throughout nearly the entire consumption (Surprising!) No lacing. Smells of cooked vegetables, mostly corn, with musty biscuity malt & tart grape notes.

taste/Mouthfeel - Tastes of cooked vegetables, mostly corn, and rice in the aftertaste. Biscuity or bread like malt, kind of musty. Some tart citrus notes of course, no change as it warms. Mouthfeel is silky and smooth and has a lite-medium body.

Drinkability/Final thoughts - One could drink this all night long with no problem. Its just another easy to drink Adjunct Lager, In my opinion. I was however very surprised on the appearance of this one. It held a thin head throughout almost the entire consumption! Maybe cause my glass was really clean. I think this Adjunct will be on my short list of finding the best Adjunct out there.

Update - I recently tried this beer again, and it tasted like Colt 45 Malt liquor! I couldn't believe it, my palate just developed more for sure, and I certainly won't have this again.

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

the banquet beer? what the hell does that mean? I used to enjoy Coors more than the other macros when I was in college. that may not be the case any longer.

the look is a strong piss yellow, with a head that disappears instantly.

scents of rusty water and moldy grains.

the flavor starts with the adjuncts, and end with it. all grains and corn flavor. slight sourness in there.

creamy mouthfeel but slighly underwhelming.

cheap, baby. not very tasty, baby. but the ability to guzzle this without thinking is pretty good. of course, if you like beer with actual flavor, stay away.

Photo of diabecktic
3.37/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Head formation (~1 finger) is very quick; retention is less-than-stellar and lacing is minimal. The beer itself is an incredibly translucent pale gold color. There is TONS of visible carbonation.

Smell:
It smells like a pretty "standard" beer. I suppose its main aromas are corn, grain, and barley (not necessarily in that order). One might say it's kind of "earthy," but not really in a great way.

Taste:
This brew is fairly sweet, but moderate bitterness hits you along with it - it doesn't linger. It's hard to say that the taste is anything other than average. I guess the best way to describe it is a sweet graininess with moderate bite.

Mouthfeel:
This beer is pretty light, but not watery. The excess carbonation tingles the tongue, adding to crispness.

Drinkability:
I suppose this is the most redeeming characteristic; it's quite easy to throw a lot of these down. Since there isn't a lot of "good" flavor and it lacks thickness, it's quite easy to drink. The beer is very crisp and clean.

Summary:
This would probably be my favorite of the "Big 3" (Miller, Coors, Budweiser) simply because it's not awful. It's nothing stellar, but it's drinkability makes it go well with food - either cooking or eating. It goes great with deep dish pizza.

Photo of kaseydad
1.8/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Terrible stuff. Way to sugary for me to really enjoy. I didn't pour it into a glass because I didn't have one near. While it's easy to drink multiple (to get drunk) I would definitely not waste my money on this. Unluckily I was given this beer as the only choice. No hop taste whatsoever just a predominate sugary aftertaste after the four gulps it took to down the beast.

While I respect what Coors has done for the beer industry, I really don't see the drinkability of this beer unless it's for beer-pong.

Photo of SickBrew
2.89/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was one of my "fishing" beers in recent years. This particular bottle poured with only a bit of head formed of large bubbles that dissipated rather quickly. Nose is like rice and only slightly malty, a touch sweet and with basically no hop aromas. Flavor is OK, but it would be better if it had more a malt backbone and a bit more hops. They should through in some Sazz hops. Mouthfeel is light and carbonation is relatively low, but I think that's just this bottle. Drinkability is it's strongest metric, which is probably the point. When the fishing was bad, the Coors kept flowing.

cheers

Photo of colts9016
2.42/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pour: Yellow Medium color with a slight head.
Nose: corn wheat and lemon
Taste Corn wheat with a bit of lemon lacking flavor.
Finish Nil
Overall just a so so beer. What I don't understand is how can somebody pick up a six pack or a 12 pack and enjoy drinking this beer. Ahhhh, it is nerve racking.

Photo of WakeandBake
3.15/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Aug 23, 2008
Light golden color with minimal head and lacing. Aroma is of corn and maybe a little malt, if you're lucky. Taste is very minimal, of corn, malt and possibly filtered out hops. Lots of carbonation.Thin-bodied and watered-down, this is better than Bud and on par with Miller High Life. Not horrible or repulsive though

Photo of stone3187
2.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The banquet beer pours a pale yellow color and has a hint of sweet malt in the smell. The taste is similar to the other macro beers of its kind but different enough to tell the difference. If you told me I had to have a big three macro beer this would be my second choice. It is also usually the beer of choice with my friends when we play beer pong or are outside when it's hot.

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

A - Pours up a reddish yellow with a quickly dissipating head with a small amount of lacing.

S - Smells of grain. Slightly husky.

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

M - High carbonation helps build mouthfeel

D - Very drinkable. Could drink quite a few in one sitting.

Photo of magictrokini
2.31/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Tap @ The Buffet in Tucson. It is the one and only beer on tap here. As cheap macros go, this is as close as you can get to a decent pale lager. Pours more yellow than most, with an actual thick white head. Aroma is all grain and corn, with the typical metal. But maybe its the commercials, but it actually smells fresher than its rivals. Taste is corny and astringetn metal, but finishes crisp. Definitely not good, but not the worst out there.

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
2.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is a thin. pale yellow lager with plenty of good carbonation, so why doesn't the head form in a decent fashion? It's really thin and scattered, no retention to speak of.

The nose has a corn-bread sweet malt with a bitter, chemy, adjuct scent of metal and dried rice.

The flavor is a bit bigger and much more malty then the silver Bullet, but it's still really thin with adjucts running wild, canned corn with rice and water with a sweet amlt effect. That's about it.

Feels light, crisp and refreshing at first, but don't let it sit too long!!

all I ask from this style is a clean finish and this one wasn't too bad.

Photo of bigdeuce
3.22/5  rDev +26.3%
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.

Photo of Rayek
2.97/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

Photo of flexabull
2.95/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

Photo of plaid75
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.

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.

Photo of Beernoisseur
3/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

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.

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.

Coors from Coors Brewing Company
61 out of 100 based on 2,422 ratings.