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Coors - Coors Brewing Company

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2,464 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,464
Reviews: 656
rAvg: 2.56
pDev: 28.91%
Wants: 14
Gots: 313 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001

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Ratings: 2,464 | Reviews: 656
Photo of hockeyhead
3.95/5  rDev +54.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured into pint glass
A: pours very piss corn yellow with the typical head that quickly disipates i
S: smells like corn mostly but some hints of barley come in to play too at the end of the smell
T: very corny up front but then mellows into a nice barley taste which leaves nice bready notes in your mouth
M: very crispy and thirst quenching is the best i can describe it but it is very good
D: i can drink alot of these of a really hot day no problem

Photo of BBri
2.93/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Another mass-conumption driven marcrobrew lager. It's darker than Bud/Miller with a sweet-ish smell of grains and corn. Taste is fair. Mouthfeel is richer than other AALagers. At a ballgame or picinic this is a fine beer to drink as long as it's served cold. Nothing exceptional, but not terrible either.

Photo of DwnTwnBwn
2.1/5  rDev -18%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Drank a few straight from the bottle while standing with a bunch of guys at a party. It was some sort of communal symbol that I was one of the guys.

A- Well the ease of the twist off cap and the rather light weight of the glass bottle seemed to be calculated marketing characterists so make the beer easier to put in the mouth.

S- There was only a touch of corn to the smell.

T - Not repulsive as expected from experiences of other BMC's, just very boring. Lots of sweet corn and rice. no hop flavor to speak of.

M- it was carbonated and always flat by the time I got to the bottom of the bottle. Very Light body

O- Tasted better then the other BMC I've had. It was just lacking taste.

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
2.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I honestly can't believe I'm reviewing this beer.
A friend left a few cans at my place a week ago and I swore I would not have one but just had 2 Pliny the Elders and thought I want another beer and this is all I have left....SAD.


As a Lager goes...full flavored. Smells like shit but I thought it would taste much worse.

Would I have this again...no. But I needed a beer.

Not that bad.

Photo of vandeg
3.42/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

For being a mass produced lager, it definitely is above the rest. Every part of the beer is the same as most mass produced beers with one deciding factor, taste. The taste is much fuller then most beers and is more appealing to a beer critique, though the average beer drinkers will usually shy away from it due to personal preference toward beer flavored water with alcohol added to it.

This is one beer that I'll buy one a hot summer day if available, usually its hard to find in my area and will choose it over any Bud or Miller lagers. Also works good in making beer bread too.

Photo of scottyshades
2.45/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a transparent rich straw color that produces a pure white cap of foam that retains poorly and looks extremely fizzy.

S: Very grainy, wheaty, corny, and slightly metallic

T: Similar to the nose, except a little sweet note that is present. This beer has a distinct mineral note that I can easily use to distinguish this from Bud Light/Miller Lite, although that does not necessarily make this good.

MF/D: Over carbonated, watery, light/med body for the style.

Photo of Darkhorse09
2.93/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pour is typical yellow, a little golden color.

S: Really empty. Maybe some faint hops? Smells of beer flavored water.

T: Watery, some hop bitterness. Acceptable for what it is.

M: Slight overcarbonation. Prickly on the tongue, especially when drank very cold (those good old blue mountains).

D: As shown by its popularity on the commercial scale, you can drink many of these in on sitting. Low alcohol content and extremely mild taste/flavors make this beer perfect for a long day in the sun.

Photo of AmberMan22
2.79/5  rDev +9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I've had this bottled or canned, right now I'm drinking out of a can poured into a glass.

Appearance: A typical American Golden color -- not pale yellow, but actually goldish looking, so I'll give it a little credit there.

Smell: Frankly, not good. It doesn't really bring to mind any beer ingredients, maybe a faint faint hint of a dash of hops. Otherwise it smells fairly unpleasant.

Taste: Unlike the smell, I actually enjoy the taste quite a bit. Immediately it presents almost no taste while in the mouth, especially if "your beer is cold" (blue mountains --great idea...). However, the aftertaste is pleasantly sweet, making it actually a very acceptable 'Banquet Beer'.

Mouthfeel: Not much here. It's pretty light. Maybe just the tiniest bit overcarbonated, but far from unpleasant.

Drinkability: I'll give this beer credit. The general blandness of the beer actually helps support its name of 'banquet beer', because it won't interfere with the taste of the food. However, the aftertaste makes it an enjoyable beer to quaff with a meal. Its 5.0% ABV rating makes it a beer you could enjoy over a long meal and into the night.

Overall, IMO, better than any miller product or bud product. Probably my favorite generic, cheap American Beer.

Photo of elniko
2.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Bottle marked best by October 2009.

A: Standard lager coloring with not much head or lacing to speak of. High carbonation apparent.

S: Not much on the nose, I do get some sweet malt tone and a little bit of what I'll call adjuct tones as well.

T & M: Nicely balanced, malt doesn't overwhelm and finish is quite crisp. Mouthfeel is thin and I have to say that the taste is thin as well.

D: Drinkable but not my favorite BMC lager.

Photo of goblue3509
2.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light gold color with a small head to it. The smell is of a slight malt to it. The taste is very faint not much to it, but it is of some malt note. The mouthfeel is pretty easy not overly carbonated. The drinkability is okay it isn't complex, but there are some notes to the beer. It is slightly malty in both aroma and taste.

Photo of Smithj86
3.6/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This one was quite a surprise. Crisp and refreshing, with a malty flavor and muted hops. Don't get me wrong, the flavor is weak and more than a little, watery but altogether pleasant. Not surprisingly, the aftertaste is limited but pleasant. Reasonably flavorful lager and particularly good for a mass market beer. As far as macros go, I usually prefer Miller, but I found this quite good and will order it when the truly good stuff is not available.

Photo of BARFLYB
1.99/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Can poured into a glass. In all my years of beer drinking i've never seen this or known it existed.

A- Out of the can, Banquet looks exactly like it's lighter brother, urine, yellow with some fizzy bubbles that dont come close to forming even a dismal cap. No lacing.

S- Well, this smells like coors light. Corn and light malts. Nothing more to add here.

T- Just a baby step more in taste than it's lighter brother, although it's not impressing me. Corn husks and malt, no more no less. No hop presense. It's not making me vomit though so it's got that going for it.

M- Light bodied with active carbonation. Goes down a bit smoother than CL.

D- I managed to get through the can but I had to dump some when it got to warm. If I was to drink this it would have to be extremely cold. The popularity of this shows me just how shallow Americans are, OK end of rant.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.15/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a pale yellow color with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of grain, adjuncts and light malts with a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste is mostly bready flavors of grain & adjuncts and the typical macro light malt sweetness. There's very little hops bitterness or any other flavor for that matter. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, clean finish.

D: Not very flavorful at all, goes down very easily since there isn't much to the beer, not filling for that same reason, it's comparable to most beers in the style even though there are several others which are more flavorful that I would pick first.

Photo of soupyman10
1.95/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer is - as you already know - really bad. It's pee yellow colored, weak head, etc. Nose is surprisingly dirty, grainy sweetness. Flavor is likewise, not good. Feel is mediocre. It's bad, is all. Specifically stopped drinking as this was all that was available.

Photo of Gmann
2.45/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a crystal clear straw color with a soapy white head that quickly settles into a very light ring. The aroma is grainy sweet, corn with a hint of sulfur. The taste is quite sweet, grainy, veggies cooked in a sugar water solution. Doesn't really have that nasty veggie taste. The feel is light but not watery, an almost slick feel, it doesn't have that typical dry bite that most macros have to help balance the sweet malt. The brew drinks fine cold, wouldn't want to have it warm. Seems sweet for the style but doesn't have that grainy taste. Doesn't seem as crisp as it should.

Photo of skullucr
2.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

What more can I say than what my grandpa used to drink, just like Coors light, except more full bodied with more carbonation.
A-Looks exactly like your diluted gold color Coors light, good head, alot of carbonation, no floaters of any kind, but looks like all the other light beers. Good for what it is in a sense.
S-Not alot to that at all, just smells like beer, the kind of beer you smell at every party or bar. Nothing special about it.
T-I prefer it over Coors light, but just slightly different than its "Light" partner. Crisp no doubt, good carbonation, but watered down, no kick to it all.
M-Taste like every other domestic beer such as Budweiser or Miller, but I do enjoy how crisp Coors is from its competitors.
D-Easy going down, no doubt about that, good for all mixed company. Much more crisp than other domestic beers, also more full body than Budweiser, thats for sure. It'll do for the party, and for those that want to be more adventuras than their light beer drinking buddies.

Photo of DannyS
2.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Well, might as well be even more of a masochist, and pour some of this shit into my pint glass.

A - clear orange amber, only slightly darker than coors light. No head.

S - Corny, Grainy sweetness with a suggestion of malt. Hops? Lol.

T - Once again, grain taste dominates, with a metallic twang and and overarching artifical-tasting malt sweetness. It's pretty bad.

M - fizzy, watery. That's about it.

D - Decently drinkable, but once again, why would you waste your time on it?

overall - It's a limp, pitiful facsimile of what beer is. It still hurts that my father loves his coors and coors light, when I really can't stand the stuff. Then again, his favorite beer is Sam Adams, so there's a glimmer of hope there.

Photo of donmonkey1
2.36/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pale yellow with a head that recedes like a cola, but good carbonation.

Smell: Weak, but like a can of corn.

Taste: I wish I could do a better job for taste, but cheap beer. However, it doesn't really have an offensive taste like Budweiser or Natural Light.

Mouthfeel: A touch of alcohol stinginess to separate it from water.

Drinkability: Easy because it's weak. It's not very good beer, but I've had much worse.

Photo of mnrider
2.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz can, has freshness date on bottom. Poured into Pint glass

A: Golden clear color with quick forming white head which almost immediately goes away forever leaving faint lacing. Light bubbles.
S: Straw, light hops. Corn
T/M: Water and carbonation taste. Little bit dry but crisp enough. Really not much goin on here.
D: alright for the cheapness. Good in summer or spring. I will drink this brew again if I'm on a low budget.


Photo of ruckus232
2.87/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 Ounce can

Appearance: Light straw color with good head that was gone faster then any I have seen

Smell: As with a lot of these types of beers, it has a sweet corn smell but there is also something else that seems almost like a tart type smell

Taste: As opposed to some beers similar to this, there is no off flavor to it. It does however lack any strong flavors either way. What is there is a sweet grain flavor with little else.

Photo of unclejimbay
3.85/5  rDev +50.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coors Brewing Company
Style: American Adjunct Lager
ABV: 5.00 %

A 3.5 - light golden straw in color, noticeable carbonation, better head than most macros, 1.5 with mediocre lacing.
S 3.5 - semi sweet corn/malt aromas, almost like a beefed up miller high life?
T 4.0 - not bad for macro, semi sweet malt an roasted corn on palate. Not bad considering it was Jim Morrison's favorite beer. If the lizard king liked it, it must be okay right?
MF 4.0 - more full bodied tham most macro adjuncts, but still thin compared to most crafts. 4.0 for the style, better than most AAL.
D 4.0 - Surprisingly better than I remember for an A Adjunct Lager. Not my first pick in a brew, but would be top pic if I have to choose from a beer for the masses.

Photo of LordAdmNelson
3.03/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Better than most macros. Bigger white head than I expected, with some retention (but not a lot). A bit richer in golden color.

S- Slightly metallic with some nice grainy/corn aroma. Nothing special. Kind of like PBR.

T- Kind of like Budweiser. A relatively strong corn/grain malt profile. Pretty good aftertaste too. Not bad for a macro.

M- Thicker an less carbonated than I thought it would be. Not bad.

D- Like a macro--can slug them down, but I would reach for something else.

Photo of tone77
3.13/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a weizen glass. Pale yellow color with a small head. Hardly any traces of aroma. Feels light and watery in the mouth. Very mild flavor. It is a highly drinkable beer that does not fill you up. Good for drinking games I suppose but not a beer to savor.

Photo of birdypowder
2.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I looked up the weather in Vail and it was 52.9 F, and I cursed. If my Coors turned as cold as the Rockies then I knew it would taste like ass. So I said to hell with it and put it in the fridge and cooled it down to the lower 40's. I was rewarded. Coors Original has, unlike Coors Light, flavor. Something that I desire in my beer. It's not much but it is there and it's even marginally enjoyable. This, along with Budweiser are my go to beers during those all too often situations when a gun is held to my head and I'm being forced to drink a macro lager.

Slight grain, fresh cut apples, nothing nasty here, though nothing to get excited about.

Big frothy head with a mixture of small and big bubbles. Some staying power! But not that much. A thin layer of foam remains on top. Star bright of course. A bright golden yellow hue.

Nice backend sweetness, even some very slight caramel...did they use...ingredients...in this beer? Light snappy bitterness that barely lingers into the aftertaste.

Thin mouthfeel and lively carbonation.

Photo of nlmartin
2.86/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was served cold and in a pint glass.

Appearance: The beers appearance is actually a very pleasing bubbling clear golden coloration. The head is white and quickly resolves to a ring of foam.

Smell: The beers aroma has a bit of vaguely vegetable water aroma. This is well covered up by oddly enough a floral smell.

Taste: This beer has a bit of lemony lime character. The beer seems a bit grainy but not straight up corn.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The beers body is light. This beer seems to be a bit more well rounded than Bud or Miller. The carbonation is active but I think it adds to the beer. In all honesty given the terrible choice between BMC. I think I will have to go with Coors as my oh shit no other choice beer.

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