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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:
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Photo of acrawf6
3.18/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a light golden with a tiny white head that goes down almost instantly. Is light, but others in it's style are lighter.

Smells very much like a macro. Grainy. a very slight sweetness.

Taste is a little grainy. a little peppary too. adjunct flavor is present..

Mouthfeel is fuller than others of its style. lots of carbonation.

Overall, i say it is above average of it's style, but not totally around the top. Around here, i'm sure other places, it's not as available at normal bars as miller and bud are, so i dont get it so much. but it's not all that bad.

acrawf6, Feb 20, 2006
Photo of Applesauce1
2.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this beer at a party. Doesn't taste very good. Kinda skunky with that typical marcobrew taste. I can't taste any hops or anything that might define a real beer. Not a good beer to drink, not even that good for drinking games cause it kind of fills you up. Anyways, I'll probably drink more of these later, but I probably won't enjoy them.

Applesauce1, Feb 19, 2006
Photo of EPseja
1.78/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Cleaning out my fridge, I came across a few straggler beers from events past...

Served from a 10oz. bottle into a pilsener glass at just above fridge temperature.

A - Pourse a crystal clear super pale straw-yellow color, with huge, rolling action in the glass. The head (amazingly) winds up at a full finger before settling down to a fairly well established mat. Lots of effervescent action can be seen in the glass as bubbles stream forth from invisible imperfections inside the glass. Unfortunately, I just can't get past the sad pale color of this beer to give it anything more than average. I'm also surprised that it's not as good looking a beer as it's Light counterpart...

S - Eek. Weird manufactured graininess and adjuncts. Rubberbands? Pleather? Some sort of unidentifiable fermented sweetness. Where are the hops? Nothing but disappointing American Macro scent here...

T - In the front there is almost nothing to taste. Strange, because this is where the malts should be. In the middle comes an odd, boxy, engineered sweetness along with a curious and out of place Scotch whisky characteristic that I can't peg. The finish brings forth a touch of bitterness, but I can't find any sort of hop profile to go along with it. Aftertaste is unpleasant, like that odd scent you find in a popular club as the floor gets mopped after hours. This is one uncouth tasting beer. I'm pretty sure they started out with normal ingredients, but what they did to them to arrive at this end is anyone's guess.

M - I'm actually pretty OK with the mouthfeel of this one. Starts a bit watery, but smooths out and finishes cleanly.

D - Even though I'd like to say that this beer is good for parties or summetime quenching, there are too many other beers out there that would do the job much better. Of the Coors lineup, this one is a poor entry.

EPseja, Feb 02, 2006
Photo of Mebuzzard
2.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into pint glass.
Pale yellow, small head.
Good beer for starters or fishing.
A slight 'beer' smell. I know its beer, but can't put my finger on the aroma...hay, flower, some malt.
Tastes of slight malt, slight hops, lots of water. Better than some macro lagers, but only some.

Mebuzzard, Jan 26, 2006
Photo of casualbeerman
2.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I'm seeing a couple of people giving a pretty decent review for this beer, and I can see their logic. Definately fits the style they claim for it, this is identifiable as an American pilsner. And its not that offensive either. You can tell they worked hard to filter out the taste of the adjunct garbage. Harder than their biggest competitors. But this is still a pretty lame beer. Appearance was light in color, with the tiny extra hint of depth over Budweiser. Head was very tall and foamy, and quickly disappated.
Smell was of hops and nothing else. And weak at that. Not really unpleasant, but certainly nothing that got me excited.
Taste was bitter up front, with a little bit of the cheap malts in the background, and more bitter in the finish. I don't like bitter, so I didn't like it. The main redeeming characteristic was that it had most of the noticable adjunct flavor filtered out. Mouthfeel would probably have been overcarbonated like Coors Light, but I had this at a party with its own keg, and they'd let it go close to flat, so in this case mouthfeel was fine.
Drinkability was average. I had two and would have been able to drink more without wretching I guess, but I was not enjoying myself. I gave up and went to soda. Definately better than Bud, might be as good as MGD depending on your mood and taste, but not for me because I don't like the extra bitterness, and think MGD's malts have a little better body. Anyway, the fact that Coors Light outsells Coors Origional should tell you all you really need to know about the level of this beer's taste.

casualbeerman, Jan 03, 2006
Photo of joecast
2.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

commemorative super bowl bottle. best before date feb 26.

pours very pale. i never thought coors was this pale. always thought it had quite a bit more golden tones to it. oh well. very clear. needs better head retention though as it faded away pretty quickly.

slight tart aroma. not sure where its coming from. yeah, not much to distract from it either so thats all im getting.

taste it a bit better, smoother. has some substance where the maltiness would be. doesnt need much bitterness to keep it balanced which is a good thing, cause there isnt much there.

mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth. helps fill the beer out, but still wouldnt want much of it.

joecast, Jan 03, 2006
Photo of burnstar
2.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear straw yellow with a good sized fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Weak aroma, perhaps a bit of grassy or floral hops. Taste is light sweet malt whith just a bit of bitterness in the finish. Very well carbonated with a nice smooth mouthfeel. Pretty easily drinkable. This isn't really all that bad for an american macro.

burnstar, Dec 15, 2005
Photo of UnionMade
1.85/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pale gold topped with white foam. Head dies out rather quickly, down to a thin collar, leaving spotty lace. Weak aroma. Mostly nothing, with a touch of green apple. Vague floral hops. Very light flavor, strong carbonation. Weak malt flavor up front, actually not very clean, with a strong green apple, grass and floral flavor dominating. Minimally hopped finish. Green apple and grain aftertaste. Nothing I'd ever buy, but I wouldn't turn down a free one.

UnionMade, Dec 08, 2005
Photo of Enola
2.38/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer is average for a macro. Poured out of a 24oz can into a pint glass. No head. None. The color is a very light amber color. The smell is of grain. Cheap grain. The taste is somewhat more bitter and rough than the typical macro. The mouthfeel is somewhat harsh. It has a little coarsness to it but not so much that I couldn't drink a few of these around a campfire. A fairly easy drinking brew.

Enola, Dec 05, 2005
Photo of beeroclock
2.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This is the better of the big name domestic beers out there. It has a decent look w/ the darker color and enough head (when poured). It doesn't have much smell to it. Taste is rather smooth, as i mentioned better than alot of the domestic labels out there. mouthfeel, kinda watery, but when its really cold it is great on a hot day. Like another poster suggested, really good for sports, wings, burgers, etc...

beeroclock, Nov 26, 2005
Photo of beersarang
2.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Golden color with a white head, no retention.

Faint grain aroma.

Extremely thing malts, characterized by grain and corn. Hops? maybe somewhere, slightest bitterness. Leaves no lingering flavor except a processed metallic medicinal flavor on the exhale.

Crisp and light bodied.

Wow. I'm so glad I tapped the rockies. This is pretty average.

beersarang, Oct 31, 2005
Photo of nekronos
3.9/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was not that bad, actually, it was a little refreshing, and the colour is very nice, golden and not green like, like other beers that a re very undrinkable. Maybe is because the corny additives are not that notorious in this beer. BUt I would bet it was worse than it really was for me, cheers!.

nekronos, Oct 20, 2005
Photo of Daredevil
2.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

From the big 3 US beers (the other two being Budweiser and Miller Genuine Draft) this would be my favourite. Like the other two it is light bodied, but unlike those it does have a distinctive taste. Actually it doesn't taste like a Lager at all, rather somewhere between an ale and a Weizen, of course diluted with water .... anyway, I will have one when in the US again and no Microbrewery is to be found ....

Daredevil, Oct 13, 2005
Photo of tesguino
4/5  rDev +56.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer better than its sister, coors light, good in appearance, taste and mouthfeel, stay in the range of american good beers for me; hops and malt well ballanced aroma, perfect for a mexican food and guacamole made in molcajete and nachos; its label its very attractive; i found only in US.

tesguino, Oct 11, 2005
Photo of Dithyramb
2.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Sampled at the Freshness Bar at the brewery during the tour in Golden, CO. We were driving through town, and to be honest, this may be the only reason to hit Golden. Described now as a banquet beer, because old Mr. Coors believed that his beer could be served at banquets instead of champagne. I believe he is now rolling over in his grave.

Looked perfect for the style, poured a pale yellow, clear as a urine sample, with a light bodied white head. Little retention and no lacing. Loads of "fresh" carbonation feeding it. We were told the clarity comes from their heavy filtering to give a clean, crisp taste. The filters were scary contraptions.

Smell? There may have been some grainy malts in the background.

The taste was about as fulfilling as those new flavored waters from Gatorade. Thin malts, no hops to speak of, and a generally averageness, even for the style. They actually said that the corn starch and short grained rice were there for body, not because it is cheap and easy. Almost nonexistant mouthfeel, with some light corn/malt aftertaste. Not very drinkable, but free, I stuck to Blue Moon at the end of the tour.

Note: Pictures of the old brewery workers during the tour showed them enjoying something porter like and enjoying themselves. This place now seemed more like an industrial food facility.

Dithyramb, Aug 30, 2005
Photo of garymuchow
3.1/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

At $.35/can it was worth a try.
Aroma shows a sour malt quality that's typical for style and not necessarily distinct.
Pours looking like water, but darkens some once poured. Full white head with a steady dissappearing act. Water clear and straw gold.
Ice cold its kinda sweet with a very mild bitterness and a slight drying. Not bad. As warms the latter two qualities intensify and become gradually more unappealing. Also the adjunct becomes stronge, also lending a distasteful quality.
Soft carbonation, but more than enough. Water thin and clean. Thin and easy to drink quickly (I guess as it's suppose to be). Somewhat crisp.
I'd have to say one of the better macro's, but only when very cold. I'd say drink a small amount ice cold and very quickly, otherwise leave well enough alone.

garymuchow, Aug 30, 2005
Photo of kbnooshay
3.03/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A banquet beer. Hah. K. Whatever that means. This pours a clear pale yellow color with a very thin white head. The smell is of corn and chemicals. The taste though is smooth and clean. No malt to be tasted and barely some crisp hoppiness is detectable. Lots of cabonation. Mouthfeel is sorta thin and dry.The drinkablity on the other hand is pretty good. I would put this above bud but below miller high life.

kbnooshay, Aug 28, 2005
Photo of BEERchitect
3.18/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Its middle of the road for an American Lager. Looks brightly straw with more than average carbonation. A stark white head that wanted to hang around. No lacing to mention. Smells sweetly of light malts and smooth vegetol flavors--corn? Tastes same smooth corn sugar flavors. Light grainy and barley like. Some sourness from fermentation, albeit light. Body is round for a lager, settles toward the finish. Finishes smooth and subtle. Everything about this beer is subtle, but clean.

BEERchitect, Aug 12, 2005
Photo of kmpitz2
3.38/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a solid straw color with a nice head from an agressive pour. I'm surprised at the retention. The head falls to a light coating, but it takes longer than expected. The nose is light grain and corn sweetness. Rather light, but its expected. Flavor follows suit, with a blast of corn sweetness and very light graineyness. Very crisp and enjoyable. Not a lot of harshness hanging on the finish. Well built. The feel is light to moderate with a moderate carbonation. No complaints. I'm pretty happy with this one. I have always gone towards Coors products over other domestic big guns. This was my first experience with their original and it worked well for me.

kmpitz2, Aug 12, 2005
Photo of tgbljb
2.88/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured a light amber color with respectable white puffy head. Smell is slightly sweet but not much else. Taste is extremely light with little malt or hops noted. Finishes with very little taste and I have to rememer I'm drinking a beer and not water. Little to offer except thirst quenching

tgbljb, Aug 05, 2005
Photo of ryantupy
3.03/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I first tried this beer with a friend whom i hadent seen in four years since he joined the Marines. I must say this was a great beer to drink and catch up on old times with an old friend. It poured a very clear pale color and smelt floraly. It tasted nice and smooth and was very drinkable it keep the conversation flowing and tasted good from start to finish. And afterall thats all that matters.

ryantupy, Aug 03, 2005
Photo of mentor
2.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Can obtained from a local liquor store here in Colorado and consumed that same evening. Pours a full fluffy snow-white (two fingers) over a crystal clear dull and very pale yellow liquid. Many tiny streamers rush to the surface and keep the head at about a half finger. Smells weakly of malt and honey with an even fainter spice zing. Tastes watery, of course. But it's actually got a wet sweet finish with noticable hop floral. The hop floral is mostly smooth (Hallertauer) but with a small amount of tin character (Saaz, or perhaps just the metal fromt he can). Hop bitter is absent unless it's hidden beneath the sting from carbonation release. The aftertaste is much more pleasing than the actual taste, as the flavors are stronger and the malt sweeter. Light body and moderately carbonated.

mentor, Jul 21, 2005
Photo of PBRstreetgang
2.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A light straw colored beer that generates a dense, three finger head, gradually turns to lacing. Smell and taste are both watered down, background malt. This beer seems more watered down than its very weak counterpart, Coors light. While not a good tasting beer, it is very refreshing and smooth. When tapping the rockies, aim to quench your thirst, rather than taste a good beer.

PBRstreetgang, Jul 15, 2005
Photo of blackie
4.05/5  rDev +58.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer has an extremely light golden color, much like I would expect from a chardonnay style wine. I only make this comparison because just last night I had some out of the same glass. The head is white, thin, and short lived.

Smells lightly of malt and rice...grainy and breadlike (of course). Very slight grassy hops. Lightly sweet.

Carbonation is medium, maybe a little more. Body is very light, almost to the point of being watery but not quite.

Taste is of light grain and rice. Nothing offensive, nothing special. Finish is clean and watery.

September 18th is printed on the bottle, which I am assuming is the best by date. Because there is nothing bad about this beer and it is to style, it gets a good rating.

blackie, Jul 09, 2005
Photo of ericsdawson
3.05/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

very pale, crystal clear yellow color. 1cm head that quickly fades to some lingering soapy looking film on the to of the brew. it smells like the softball games my dad took me to when i was little. also a hint of corn. tastes very crisp and clean, not much to it. thin body but decent for the style. tastes pretty basic, kinda grainy and carbonated. not too bad for the style, probably one of the better adjunct macros.

ericsdawson, Jun 23, 2005
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