Coors Banquet
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Colorado, United States
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #210
Ranked #29,969
2.64 | pDev: 29.17%
Apr 26, 2022
Aug 18, 2001
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Notes: Coors Banquet is brewed with 100% Rocky Mountain water and Moravian barley from many generations of family farmers. True to its roots, it is brewed only in one place, Golden, Colorado, and nowhere else.

Ingredients: Water, barley malt, corn syrup (dextrose), yeast, hop extract
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3.4 by soarinsteven from Illinois on Apr 26, 2022
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2.58/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Shane_MacGowan

I feel like there needs to be a separate category for these US adjunct beers. Comparing a Coors to a craft DIPA is, as the old saying goes, apples to oranges. As a craft beer lover, I still have an appreciation for beers I grew up watching our grandfathers, uncles, and dads drink. I have come to enjoy Coors Banquet in cans again. Much more enjoyable than Budweiser for me. Not a fan of Coors Light, but when I’m mowing the lawn, hanging by the pool, I’ll take. Coors “Yellowjacket” any day!

Apr 26, 2022
2.94 by TP2MSU from Michigan on Apr 23, 2022
3.58 by SFHbeerME from Maine on Apr 12, 2022
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2.88/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75
by JZH1000 from Colorado

Poured from a pint can into a pint glass. Somehow it fit.

The look on the pour is at first enticing until it quickly becomes what it really is. When I cracked the can head almost exploded out of the top and as I poured almost 2 fingers of head formed. That quickly recedes fast enough that I can get the whole pint into a pint glass right up to the rim without spilling. Color is a tad darker than just pale straw with a steady flow of small bubbles wandering their way to the surface.

Aroma is what you'd expect. Dominated by lager yeast and skunked hops, there is a hint of crackery malts peeking through but it's hard to enjoy when the hops have essentially gone rancid in this one. Not as bad as the Miller genuine draft I had but pretty bad.

The taste is slightly better with actual malt sweetness and some breadiness, and a lot less fermentation character, however the offness is still there. Its drinkable but not crisp. It's honestly almost sweet.

The feel is what is nailed here. Strong bite from carbonation but enough head comes back to give it decent body and the feel is honestly refreshing. Not bad when you look back it pairs with the malty sweetness quite well.

But overall, you go in to take another sip and are reminded that something is wrong here. Weather it's an old can which is weird seeing as it's a cheap single in lower income area, but who knows. Maybe I could get a better coors and I remember a better coors but this is just off.

Apr 08, 2022
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3.3/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
by frankdatank1337 from California

Coors original, my all time favorite cheap beer. You can find it anywhere and it's like $20 for a pack of 30. No craft beer can compare to that price point. It's best had from a bottle. The mouth feel is bubbly and light. Taste is good ol American lager flavor. Don't hate it because it's been around forever; give it a try.

Mar 08, 2022
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3.12/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by chinchill from South Carolina

12 oz stubby bottle with a 23 May 2022 bottling date stamped on the neck.

Appearance. Clear with high clarity.

Clean and well balanced but a bit watery and overly mild.

Mar 05, 2022
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3.94/5  rDev +49.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Brownie064

Delicious, my go to lager. Light and smooth, with a clear crisp taste. not much of an aftertaste. A bit of a sweet taste to it as well.

Feb 28, 2022
2.83 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 13, 2022
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2.76/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

Drinking this at my buddy's house.
Poured from a can into a pint glass.
Looks straw yellow with a nice white foamy head that dropped quickly to a very thin ring.
Smells lightly bready, corn, floral.
Taste follows the nose nicely, but is mostly corn on the front of my palate.
Mouth feel is light, and bubbly.
Overall drinking this at a bonfire at my buddy's house on a cold February night and it is free, so it's alright, but I really don't like corn in beer.

Feb 08, 2022
2.41 by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota on Jan 29, 2022
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3.39/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by J_Brew_99 from Colorado

Solid session beer for watching sports, parties, and as a good go to. For $7.99 a 6 pk at the corner store it's a good alternative when looking for a default outside of the craft brewery category

Jan 20, 2022
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2.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

pours clear straw gold with a white head.

corn, grain, metallic note, and slight lemon in the nose

sweet corn mash with bitter herb lemon note, Good among cheap beer but nothing stand out.

Jan 14, 2022
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3.15/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Irish_Lush

Pours golden and has a slight banana taste to it. There's a pleasant sweetness in it that helps it taste better than most of the macro brews. It's a bit expensive for its quality, unless you get it in a big package or on sale. It's very tasty and ranks up with the best of the macro beers. Fantastic label and bottle design too, and the association with '80s action films shouldn't help, but it does.

Jan 02, 2022
2.34 by smi69 from New York on Jan 02, 2022
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2.94/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by lagrluvr

clear light straw gold, white head dies quickly, faint sweet smell of canned corn juice, judging to style, it's about a 3 across the board, the style is the problem not the beer itself. For industrial corn beer it's alright, and good enough for a Sunday football game. Fair enough, no foul on the play. Good enough for David Lee Roth in 1978, nothing's changed.

Dec 26, 2021
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3.39/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by wadamslll

Definitely my fave of the adjunct macro swill lagers. Love the stubby bottle. Very drinkable. At 7.99 for a 6 of stubbies, a solid value. After testing a lot of higher end beers lately, I really needed a cheap beer break. Superior to Bud/Miller products IMHO. So glad I stumbled upon a beer I can fall back on when I am sick of the craft journey. Cheers!

Dec 24, 2021
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3.48/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
by CobraChicken

I like full flavored malty beers. All my redneck buddies tell me that Coors Banquet is their favorite, so I decided to try it. From the 12 oz stubby bottle. Smells were sweet with a hint of grain. Very heavily carbonated- which I really liked and found refreshing. The initial flavor is corn and light grain with just a splash of grassiness to finish. Nothing unpleasant in the flavor whatsoever. I didn’t want to like this. I also really wanted to like this because it’s so cheap! Guess what? I have to be honest- I like it. It refreshes me and other than being a little thin and light, there’s nothing negative to be said about this beer. Finally- something simple and unpretentious that’s actually worth your time. No wonder it’s been around for so long and regarded so highly by so many. I am glad to be pleasantly surprised.

Dec 12, 2021
2.1 by Scotchboy from Idaho on Dec 09, 2021
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3.53/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by ilikebeer03 from Texas

pour is brilliantly clear, pale straw yellow, kind of a loose, soapy white head. decent retention.
nose is slightly grassy hops, sweet corn, hint of bread.
Taste follows. bready upfront, followed by subtle grassy hops, finishes with sweet corn.
clean, and crisp. what you'd expect from an adjunct lager.

good for what it is - an adjunct lager.

Dec 09, 2021
4.88 by Echo93 on Nov 27, 2021
2.25 by PopeGrundle from Texas on Nov 22, 2021
1.54 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 20, 2021
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5/5  rDev +89.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by fsudolphin

As far as macrobrew lagers go, this one is one of the best. It's extremely consistent, it's Smoot and easy to drink without being light beer, and matches well with basically any food you feel like having a beer with.

Nov 16, 2021
2.6 by Meddwol from Michigan on Nov 13, 2021
2 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Nov 06, 2021
3.75 by CopperMtnPlowboy from Ohio on Oct 24, 2021
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2.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by DillonWheaton

If it looks like a typical lager and tastes like a typical lager, chances are it's a typical lager. It's alright.

Oct 12, 2021
2.93 by Rainintheface from Massachusetts on Oct 01, 2021
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2.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by BroBobby70 from Texas

12 oz. bottle poured into Imperial Glass
Look: Light straw color, heavy carbonation, no head, no lace
Smell: Mild maltiness, corn, sweet
Taste: Some corny sweetness, slight bitterness, nothing special
Feel: Carbonation not as pronounced, finish non-existent
Overall: Very forgettable. Might be drinkable if you are hot and tired and it is ice cold and you are not looking for flavor or depth.
Pair with: (normally I would put food pairing here) Just don't serve it at all.

Sep 26, 2021
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2.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by WaterBoar from Pennsylvania

For an American Low effort corn adjunct and other questionable stuff they used for fermentation, this is not terrible! Does it ferment? Fricken toss it in! Corn 6 row barley, malted rice sugar, cane sugar, and corn sugar, and rocky mountain water and tada! you got yourself Coor's Banquet beer. The color on the bottle changes to blue to let you know your beer is cold, thought that was neat. But I rather drink this than Coor's light, or Extra Gold.

Sep 18, 2021
2.79 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia on Sep 12, 2021
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3.9/5  rDev +47.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5
by Climb14er

First post here, longtime aficionado of the site. It's funny... been drinking beers since my youth, my Uncle introduced me to Miller High Life and I got started drinking beer. Was around at the early 80's North Boulder Pig Roast where many of the craft brewers got their start at brewing. Have enjoyed great beers from around the world on trips abroad and was an early and current aficionado of Colorado and U.S. craft beers. With that introduction, my go-to post workout, climb, cycle, endorphin pushing beer is usually a Coors Banquet. It goes down easy, is refreshing, especially on a hot day, the taste has always appealed to my enjoying a light Lager, it's not a complicated brew, it is what it is, a refreshing 5% local beer that I buy virtually fresh from the source. Sure, I'll drink other craft or imported beers almost all the time and I don't drink other American mass produced beers, just Coors Banquet. Drink what you enjoy!

Sep 02, 2021
2.75 by BeerDreadz from Florida on Aug 25, 2021
Coors Banquet from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
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