Coors Banquet
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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Style:
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #412
ABV:
5%
Score:
62
Ranked #49,121
Avg:
2.61 | pDev: 29.12%
Reviews:
811
Ratings:
3,176
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Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  36
Gots
  820
SCORE
62
Poor
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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
Reviews: 811 | Ratings: 3,176 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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IceChuggington from Canada

2.35/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

This is the beer that you get in a pitcher for your group of 5 if no one wants to spend money on a good beer. I was personally not offended by this beer, but it was making me tear up from joy. 5 Smirnoff Ices/10

Jun 19, 2020
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Wallyk52 from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +46%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice everyday beer,no pretentions. Feels good going down and tastes just right. I like that it's available in a 30-pack and the Legacy Series of rotating can designs.

Jun 06, 2020
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DeathMetalJesus from Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +48.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Definitely my favorite of the common beers. There's a reason Coors and Coors Lite remain some of the top selling beers in America. It's crisp, refreshing, and some of the easiest beer to drink on the market. Not too much of an aftertaste, if you're looking for a good beer pong or party beer, this does nicely, and the price is well enough, at least here in Denver. Great beer for the style, and my favorite of the American Adjunct Lagers.

May 03, 2020
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ChadSchwenk

5/5  rDev +91.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably my favorite beer ever. It's tied with Heineken. Such a great refreshing beer, especially from the tap. Whether you Drink then during Summer baseball games or during football in the Fall, it never fails, and the price is such a great deal for a 30 pack.

I enjoy the cans actually the best, especially served at a nice cold temperature. Tastes great and you can either sip or chug them. Regardless, one of the two best beers ever that I enjoy.

Apr 02, 2020
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miwestcoaster from Michigan

3.37/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Let's talk AAL. They all look the same and almost taste the same. So we are splitting hairs. Coors is acceptable, drinkable, and does the job. I would rate this similar to Budweiser and better than High Life. It's not a light beer, so not in that league. A bit heavier than Hamm's, and not as crisp. But, more body and sweetness. A good option.

Mar 28, 2020
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kryansutton

3.91/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My Father and I drank this since I was 18 ~ This is the perfect go with everything, and drink for cheap beer to me. It's a mild lager, great delivery, made in Golden CO, taste like bitter hops but finishes with ease. excellent beginner beer.

Mar 08, 2020
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realJohnnyHobo from Maryland

3.55/5  rDev +36%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Coors Banquet should be a beer that is celebrated, you might ask why though?! I mean this is just a corn-adjunct lager, but this beer means a lot more; especially in American culture.

Simply put, this beer at one time was not shipped east of the Mississippi. You might be puzzled as in the last three decades of your life you can remember seeing the 'silver bullet' ads and the blue activated when cold mountains, or even the blue inlined cans keeping the beer from ever getting that tin taste. But until the mid/late 1980s, this beer was exclusively found in Colorado and westward - it took Indiana until the 1990s to finally get distribution. The cult classic movie, Smokey and the Bandit, really helped to give this brand a 'national' awareness, similar to that of Narragansett's appearance in Jaws. So how does this beer match up to the other adjunct lagers? Very well!

Poured from a 24 oz classically beautiful golden can, this beer is exclusively brewed from Golden, Colorado. Pouring a hue of gold, you can easily see why people call this stuff 'liquid gold'. You will get a quickly dissipating white, small-medium sized bubble head that settles fairly fast. There is a small retaining lacing and some on the top of the beer.

The smell has a radiant cereal grain smell, which for the style is fine, but not entirely bad or good.

Now for the important part - taste notes include an upfront sweetness of malt, you're then hit with a rush of carbonation and cereal grains with a smack of flaked corn, which ends with a hop character that gives a mild burn of acidity. One subtle flavor note I get is bananas, perhaps from the yeast?

The mouthfeel is a medium body full-flavored beer with a lot of carbonation.

Mar 06, 2020
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chitoryu12 from Florida

3.07/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: Clear light yellow. A finger of fizzy white head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Almost nothing at first. Corn malt is barely detectable.

Taste: Sweet corn malt, mild carbonation bitterness, and that’s all she wrote.

Mouthfeel: Thin and very highly carbonated, with a lingering tingle.

Overall: A generic, sweet adjunct lager to be forgotten.

Feb 19, 2020
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CMHaydenSr from Minnesota

4.59/5  rDev +75.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Not bad. Its has its ups and downs, but not bad. I don't drink much, and would not turn this down. It will fit in nicely with the miller I usually drink.

Feb 15, 2020
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gvickery from Texas

2.74/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Looks fantastic, crystal clear, light gold, medium head.
Smell is very light, almost nonexistent.
Taste is overly sweet, very unbalanced mess.
It’s drinkable but barely.

Jan 18, 2020
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Gordono from Nevada

1.77/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

I know we’re discouraged from writing hurtful reviews, but this beer is the worst. This beer is at the rock bottom of my list. So bad I would almost refuse one if someone handed me a cold one... almost.

Jan 04, 2020
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snaotheus from Washington

3.08/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

2019-12-27
16 oz can in Showare Center for a Thunderbirds game. No pour, served in can. What I can see is a clear light yellow with little head and lots of carbonation. Smell is quite mild, corn yeast and grain. Flavor is stronger corn and grain. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, almost chewy. Overall...it's fine for what it is. Don't expect an IPA.

Dec 28, 2019
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jwp777 from Oklahoma

2.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Certainly not a world-class or work of art kind of beer, but if you’re looking for something cheap and refreshing, particularly on a hot day and/or after a long day at work, this would be a good option.

Pours light straw color and fizzy from the tap with a small whitehead. Decent balance of hops and roasted malt. Feel is definitely the best part about it for me - the carbonation and lightness work well. Leaves a slight aftertaste, but it’s not unpleasant in my opinion. Could easily pair with various foods or stand on its own.

Dec 04, 2019
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elNopalero from Texas

2.4/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Adjunct lager #3 of the series. Again, can’t believe I haven’t reviewed this one previously.
Pours yellow and fizzy. Light aroma. Musty finish. I can’t say I’m impressed.

Nov 29, 2019
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joeagain from New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Back in the 70's, living in NJ, Coor's had a mystique about it that was rivaled only by the Holy Grail. Coor's had yet to be sold anywhere near me, but it's name and reputation were legend!
That legend soon came crashing down when, for the first time, I had opened a can of this magic elixir while stationed in Texas, and took my first swig. I thought, something isn't right here, this beer barely has any taste. Another sip, same impression.
Years later, I now have somewhat the same opinion of Coor's, but taking the beer for what it is, it's an OK brew if you prefer lighter tasting beers.
It pours a light yellow with some golden hues. The head is short lasting, and fizzes a lot, like what you'd expect from a soda. Not much nose to speak of, what is there, is more corn/graininess than anything else. Mouth feel is rather thin, but not too thin. The flavor is similar to the nose; grain and malt, but again, very light. Some hop bitterness there, a little hop flavor, which is good, cause a beer so light would probably be overwhelmingly bitter if the hops were overdone even a scant bit.
I'm not sold on this beer, it's mystique from years gone by certainly was more interesting than the beer itself. This is not a bad beer, mind you. But if you are looking for a lager with real beer "oomph" to it, you will probably be disappointed.

Oct 29, 2019
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CoolHandBrian

5/5  rDev +91.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Forget what the naysayers say about Coors. If you want a beer that will grow hair on your chest, is no frills, is all business, hard work, and all American, then this is your beer. Also, Paul Newman loved Coors so there’s no discussion.

Oct 28, 2019
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Wigglejig from Arkansas

2.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

It is a great beer to end your workday with if you are working hard all day, this and its brother (Coors Light) are a staple for hard workers the world over, but this one is a great way to top it all off. That being said, it is not an amazing beer, just one that does what you pay for.

Sep 29, 2019
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SmokySignals from North Carolina

1/5  rDev -61.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Recommended by the man, DLR! 24 oz. can, iced down in the appropriate way: a teacher's garbage can! No one would dirty a glass for this swill, but for Kix (corn pops), I poured some into a stemmed flute glass, like a banquet dork would. Like classy ol' champale!
looks like watered light beer/mad dog or Boones, half a point.
smells....as close to nothing as you can get, beer burps have more aromas, but stale apple juice comes to mind
and the taste is kinda like stale apple juice mixed with bargain seltzer water! Fractions of a 1 here. Again.
Feel is the best aspect, light and clean. But, even in the can it's too dull. Barely any spark of liveliness. Yet I burp with these shit beers. Not with real quality beers......point!
Overall, I had low expectations, and they were met in the ankles. This stuff is a damn shame to think it's any kind of anything.
The "banquet" must be in honor of the good beer that died so they could make this shit!
I drank truckloads of silver bullets, high life, Busch, etc...this is no better, maybe worse than some. However, in the 90F temps, I wanted cheap, iced, trashy lager. Expectations met. Not again on this one. Grab a Heiny to wash the stale away.

Aug 14, 2019
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Tripel_Threat from Michigan

3.52/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Decent AAL. Drank straight from the tall boy. Nice aromas of bread dough, sweet and grainy. Flavor is full of doughy malt and floral hops, somewhat reminiscent of High Life. Wouldn't turn it down.

Aug 11, 2019
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Parmesan from Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L:. Pours a pale straw yellow with a large fizzy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing, lots of carbonation bubbles.

S:. Baked bread, a bit of soap, sweet apple, floral hop.

T:. Baked bread, sweet apple, a hint of banana bread, a light floral hop

F:. Light and crisp.

O: Compared to a lot of light lagers this is actually a fairly solid beer.

Aug 04, 2019
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VoxRationis from New York

4.3/5  rDev +64.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml), 1936 stubby bottle into a nonic pint glass; bottled on June 17, 2019.
A: Pours a crystal clear, sparkling golden color with lots of champagne-style bubbles, a frothy, white, one finger head, solid cap retention, and stringy rings of lacing.
S: Aromas bread rind, pepper, grasses and grains. It has a really inviting aroma, certainly for comparative purposes.
T: Dry, but leaving a fruity, almost sweetness on the tongue. Palate follows the nose closely but lightly. Very light bitterness tucked in, just enough for a crisp, refreshing finish without astringency.
M: Light bodied with light, but steady carbonation overall. Almost creamy.
O: Have been surveying the AALs recently. Surprised by Budweiser and MHLs early noses. No question that Coors Banquet drinks the most smoothly, cleanly, and refreshingly. Will be my go to AAL going forward.

Jul 15, 2019
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Tantonys from Maine

4.17/5  rDev +59.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I think Coors Banquet has gotten better over the past ten since they merged with Molson. This one says "limited Edition" and is better than I remember, so Coors better stick to the Limited Edition recipe!!!

Jul 05, 2019
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tjwarren from Ohio

3.15/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I gave up beer for 2 months and this was the best of my reentry beers. It is tasty and refreshing. Really there is nothing wrong with it for what it is.

May 20, 2019
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Koyoron from New York

4.22/5  rDev +61.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Light straw in color. Thin white head. Small bubbles streaming to the top. Minimal lacing on the glass.

Aroma - Sweet malt and grains. A very distinct banana note, like banana laffy taffy. No hop presence on the nose.

Taste - A well rounded beer. Very malty. Almost no hop bitterness is present. The banana note, from the aroma, is present, although less so than it was on the nose.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied. Moderately carbonated. Crisp, clean, and refreshing. Goes down very easy.

Overall - Delicious. The mouthfeel and the banana note of this beer is what really stands out to me. Easy drinking. Feels like Im drinking something of very high quality. So enjoyable.

Apr 28, 2019
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ThorJohanson from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought this beer as a break from a heavy ipa diet, wanted something light and refreshing. I think this is a good hot summer day beverage as opposed to drinking ipas after mowing the lawn and sitting on the deck.

Apr 26, 2019
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