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Coors - Coors Brewing Company


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1,842 Ratings

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Ratings: 1842
Reviews: 574
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:
No notes at this time.

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


1.85/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Pale pale, some head. Smell is pleasant with some strawberry esters, a bit of banana, diacetyl, and faint earthy hops. Taste starts OK, but quickly dries out and disappears, leaving me wanting so much more. Thin body with harsh carbonation. This is a good beer to drink if you don't like beer, because it really is virtually flavorless. If are like me and do like the taste of beer, however, drink something else.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2003 20:00:47 | More by waughbrew
Photo of feloniousmonk


1.78/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Color is barely that, just the slightest shade of a faded pale yellow, though the head, pure white and strong for a time, show some spirit.

Aroma: N/A..seriously, flat, void, bland, nothing but a sprightly spiced piece of moist air...was that politic enough?...(in actual opinion, it's rather obnoxiusly corny)

Taste: once more, there's a fullness of nothingness, a beverage which displays no qualities of actual beer. And this is what we have come to in America, espousing these beers that are most devoid of any flavor or character as being exemplars and avatars as "real" beer. It stuns me, tasting the thing, that so many think so..it's not even a decent lager, and I can enjoy one of those from time to time. It's just a sad load of nothing, and it pains me to finish this bottle, but I shall...

...so to sum, very faint in any kind of flavor, no finish, tiniest body, littlest malt, just a touch of hops, a baby tap...

The very matter of it is that it is perfectly formulated for a certain segment of the populace, those who matter not what travels over their tongues (lemonade has more flavor, after all) and down their gullets, just as long as enough gets into their brains that it sets down the barriers of reason and begins to erode the gates of civility....

In other words, WOOOO!!!

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2003 05:20:08 | More by feloniousmonk
Photo of JohnnyDuvel


2.38/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A few years ago. this was my beer of choice to have on the beach. I like it better than Bud, but it is a pretty weak and unimpressive beer. Has a decent aftertaste, and there is nothing off-putting about it. More taste than Bud, a little more body than High Life. Very pale color, slight head and retention. If you can get Yuengling, skip the big three.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2003 04:12:06 | More by JohnnyDuvel
Photo of Frozensoul327


3.75/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow. That is just about all I can say. An amazing brew. Very smooth, and flavorful with hints of corn barley and oats. Poured out to a smooth golden color with a well formed white foamy head. Out of all the macro brews on the market today, Coors has some of the best beers you can get. This brew is proof of it. Give a sixer a try. I think you'll be impressed!

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2003 18:35:49 | More by Frozensoul327
Photo of diablo14


3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

prolly the best standard brew of the u.s macros. not that thats anything to go hanging your hat on, i do find this easy to drink if im going to drink crap. i can think of plenty worse.

color as youd expect in the golden department, with that white, bubbly lager head. no real nose worth describing, tho the flavor has a slight hint of malt and some lemon zest. what i like about this beer is,. for swill, its pretty crisp and clean. must be the rocky mountain water. some hops present, tho nothing to get into a lather over, and has a fizzy bite that means you can get a few down without thinking. you do pay for it the day after tho.

its close to scraping the bottom of the barrell, but here in oz, this is the best crappy u.s beer you can get. i mean, would anyone rather a corona?

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2003 15:47:53 | More by diablo14
Photo of JISurfer

South Carolina

2.9/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The original banquet beer it says. I don;t know about that, but it's not too hard to eat stuff with it. There are actually only a few beers that I can drink and eat with them, and this is one of them. I thought it had a very wheaty taste, a little light, but what do you expect for a macro. They have to produce something that's going to attract chicos and chicas. I thought it smelled quite hoppy and wheaty, with a hint of citrus. Straw colored with a fluffy white head that lasted a few minutes. Very carbonated and bubbly on the toungue. I like it better than the Coors light aka Colorado Kool-Aid.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2003 00:46:24 | More by JISurfer
Photo of gueuzeonhigh


2.03/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Here's a product of a typical ubiquitous American "factory" brewery. Beer sports a one dimensional flavor bouquet. The flavor is mildly hoppy where the hops instill a bitter tone on the palate but not much else. There’s no particular body foundation supporting the hops flavor hence the "one dimensional" moniker. I liken the flavor character to a simple multicolored line drawing where all the colors have faded save one. One positive note- Coor's Original didn’t have the "chewing on a dowel" aftertaste of its nemesis--Bud. Nertheless, in my opinion, mediocre..

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2003 04:29:24 | More by gueuzeonhigh
Photo of beerguy101


1.02/5  rDev -59.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Fizzy gold color. Small head. Aroma is slightly of corn and grain. I will admit my beer snobbery here and admit I only drank this stuff because, it was free and it was the best beer available. I am also sure that there are picture, suitable for blackmail, which will circulate of me drinking this stuff. Enough said, on with the review. Typical fizzy yellow beer flavor. Malts and hops are all but non-existent. Corn and a vegetable flavor are evident. Its much better ICE cold, as the objectionable flavors are not as evident as when it warms up. Vegetable, medical and corn YUCH!! Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is neutral.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2003 03:19:54 | More by beerguy101
Photo of Rootdog316


2.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I like just about anything made from the Coors Brewing company. Coors Original is a great beer, honestly I like Coors Light better though. I am impressed with the little amount of carbonation in the beer considering the fact that it is processed at a macrobrewery. It has a pretty decent mouthfeel, much better then most beers. However, out of all the beers brewed in Colorado, I would say I like this one the least, but hey, it gets the job done dammit, and thats all that really matters.

Serving type: can

09-17-2003 18:15:56 | More by Rootdog316
Photo of RoyalT


2.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance – Clear yellow carbonated body with a good-sized head that disappeared in a flash.

Smell – Typical grain and corn aroma with a whiff of alcohol.

Taste – This is really an empty flavor. Straight corn, and that’s all I could come up with.

Mouthfeel – The carbonation isn’t bad for a macro brew, but there’s certainly nothing else in here that would please the mouth.

Drinkability – Unless you’re a big fan of Cornish Ale, I would skip this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2003 23:07:53 | More by RoyalT
Photo of Ellbert


3.1/5  rDev +22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I could drink quite a few of these. A better brew that its lighter counterpart. It has a distinct fruity taste to it. Almost like Rolling Rock (which isn't pleasant) but it's own. If I went for a macro this would probably be the one. I guess for me it is the best of the worst.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2003 00:13:45 | More by Ellbert
Photo of TheDM


1.35/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This brew poured a small head of fine to medium sized white bubbles and a transparent weak rice yellow body. What aroma there is is slightly hoppy. It's very fizzy initial flavor is followed by a mild weak fizzy corn meal flavor. I'd rate it a little better than Bud or Miller, but not up to any real beer lovers’ standards.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2003 22:17:33 | More by TheDM
Photo of bditty187


2.98/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Ultra pale yellow hue, frothy white head, excellent size (a healthy finger & a half), fair retention, soapy… it produced a few thick rings of lace. The nose is all too familiar; sweetness dominates (a combo of adjuncts and malt?), soft fruitiness, hints of grain… metal. Not inviting… regardless I took a sip… yielding palate with pleasant mingling of soft grassiness, hops, and grain… again there is a soft fruitiness (like young strawberries). The finish is ideally quick… nicely crisp and refreshing… minimal aftertaste, medium-light body, ideal carbonation. I could drink this one again… in a pinch. Not a bad offering from the Big-3.

Serving type: can

07-01-2003 08:21:45 | More by bditty187
Photo of hotstuff


1.48/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

24oz.can. This beer poured a small white head with small bubbles that quickly dissolved. There was very little lacing to speak of on the sides of my glass. There was a lot of carbonation present which is typical of American mass-produced beers. It was yellow-gold in body color. It was watery and had very little taste to it. It lacked character which is also typical of American mass-produced beers.

Serving type: can

06-18-2003 05:45:50 | More by hotstuff
Photo of BitteBier


2.28/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Straw colored with a bit of a light head and some acitve effervescence. Smell is slight and a bit skunky. Subtle but bland grains characterize the taste--certainly nothing interesting here. Mouthfeel is a bit clingy, which is no fun given that there is little flavor present. The best feature of this beer is its lowest common denominator drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2003 16:19:42 | More by BitteBier
Photo of beertaster13


3.2/5  rDev +26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Coors Original used to be smuggled east of the Mississippi years ago. Friends of mine in colorado have always raved about this beer and said it was the greatest of all mass produced beers. I was at the ballgame awhile ago and found a bar that was seving this in a bottle, so I picked one up. At first taste I was quite impressed for being an american mass produce beer. Coors Original is definetely better than any Anheiser Busch or Miller products. With that said I didn't especially think it was great or average for that matter and was suprised it came with such high praise.The head was very small even compared to bud and the only great taste I could detectcwast the sublte hint of hops but my final review will have to be, if you like mass produced beers try this for it is the best, otherwise just leave it alone.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2003 09:45:51 | More by beertaster13
Photo of Tballz420


2.2/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Freshness date is 4/20/03. Really clear with some carbonation bubbles on the side, not much of a head. Tastes really watery and much like any of the big macros we all have come to dread. This ones on the better end of that spectrum however. Not recommended.

Serving type: can

04-19-2003 20:05:21 | More by Tballz420
Photo of AudioGilz


2.9/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pale yellow, crystal clear. A small head reduces to a coating all too quickly. The aroma is grainy and sweet and that's about it. And that's about it for flavor. Nothing much, just some sweetness and high carbonation. I found it less overly zingy than Coors Light though. It's better than Coors light for sure. It's not a standout by any means though.

Serving type: can

04-11-2003 19:00:25 | More by AudioGilz
Photo of Reidrover


2.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

OPk its macro-beer time at the Reidrover household a couple of my wifes friends were round earlier..leaving some Coors and some Budweiser..so here goes..
12 oz brown long neck.
mm intessting when i first poured this ou into a glass it made a largish pure white foamy head..it went down real fast..the beer itself is a urine yellow colour ( i kid you not)
the aroma however is a big improvement..its actually quite fresh..and i can even smell some faint malts and very subdued floral hops.
Taste is nonedescript..too carbonated to tatse much at all..like drinking a beer flavoured Perrier water..i get a tiny wee bitty of bitterness at the end then its gone!
too carbonated on the tongue it scours the taste buds clean..not good.
i suppose i could see this being drinkable when its over 100 degrees in Arizona or somethinmg
All in all I am not impressed..but its certainlly not horrible.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2003 20:17:41 | More by Reidrover
Photo of Dmann


2.2/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

This is the first beer I ever tried and it is the beer I grew up with, so it has a special place in my beer drinking history....but that does not make up for the fact that it is a average brew. It pours a light golden color with a decent head, and it smells processed right off the bat. There is no definable smell from the beer other than cheap and the taste is very bitter unless it is out of a bottle. Out of the bottle, I can detect a little bit of hops in there but not much, and it still has a little of that bitter quality. And it is not a bitter in a good sense, it is bitter as in skunky. I guess if you are in need of a cheap macro, this is better than Bud, but not something I would ever choose unless it was in complete desperation.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2003 02:24:43 | More by Dmann
Photo of bierman2000


1.73/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Well have this one COLD and be very thirsty as well. No body or taste as this is a thin lager/pilsner or whatever they sell it as. It is slightly better than Coors Light but if you are drinking this beer hopefully it's the only one at a party and if so look for water it has more depth to it.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2003 13:52:45 | More by bierman2000
Photo of Running4beer


2.5/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a wheat/straw color with a thin white head that quickly disapperead. Not a strong aroma comes from this beer but you could smell some wheat/malt not strong at all. Taste was wheaty, with lots of carbonation. This isn't the worst tasting beer in the world, I've had much worse. Very watery and easy to drink, you can just down these as quickly as they come.

Serving type: can

03-18-2003 13:34:37 | More by Running4beer
Photo of Rifrafboy


2.38/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours straw with a small white head. Very bubbly. Taste is mildly malty, with significant graininess. Hops are there, but weak. This has a very chemical taste to it, somewhat "tinny". Beer feels smooth at the finish with grains biting to the end. Not bad. Better that Bud.

Serving type: can

03-15-2003 14:22:47 | More by Rifrafboy
Photo of AtLagerHeads


2.93/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I remember when we couldn't get Coors east of Big Muddy and it was a treasured prize to be brought back to buddies after a roadtrip to Colorado. It is still much better than the typical mass-produced strain of American lagers. The appearance is nothing to write home about as it is light gold or yellow with little head. Despite its somewhat watery feel, I find the taste to have a pleasant fullness that impresses of its grain heritage and creates a slightly creamy sense. Drinkable and consistent, it would be great if more spots offered the Original and not the ever-present Lite.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2003 03:17:44 | More by AtLagerHeads
Photo of freed


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

A neighbor offered me a Coors longneck as payment for some computer help. Since it was beer, and I don't like to turn down free beer, I accepted. He even poured it into a frosty glass for me.

The appearance was just like you see in between boob shots in Coors commercials. Its highly transparent, has a brief foam head, and keeps its carbonation. There was very little bitterness, which is a sign of weakness out here. Its really quite an exact beer, but there's little flavor, and once I'd finished, I wasn't sure I had had a beer, but sure enough, my glass was empty. I never bough Coors because I didn't like the company, its advertising, and now I know I don't like their beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2003 21:44:45 | More by freed
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