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Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001

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Ratings: 2,953 |  Reviews: 737
Photo of TheCrowsEye
1.04/5  rDev -59.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of GoHabsGo
2.5/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.69/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer came from local to national prominence when I was a kid, back in the 1980's. I couldn't wait until I was old enough to sample it. There is nothing offensive about a Coors, especially in their distinctive cans (can beer rules). Nothing really outstanding either, but wake up people--that, to me, is what beer is all about. It's a staple drink, according to my philosophy, not a statement. Beer snobs piss me off, I'm sorry. Still, Coors tends to be more pricey in my market than AALs of similar quality.

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Photo of feuematt
3/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale yellow colored beer with a rapidly fading head. I'm still a fan of macros and I find this one pretty enjoyable. I've been drinking this for decades and will for decades to come.

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Photo of superspak
3.53/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 9/4/2017. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malt/corn and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild balancing herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Lightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a good pale lager style. All around good robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Nicely flavorful and not watery feeling for the low ABV. Clean pils malt/grainy corn flavors with solid hop balance. A nicely enjoyable offering, and well made style example.

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Photo of Shane-L-Waddell
2.38/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Rindir
2.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
2/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Ugh. I don't care for this. One of the lesser popular macros. Tastes pretty rank. This is for banquets?

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Photo of 3d_moore
2.86/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

This was a honestly a pleasant surprise, I was expecting this to be utter crap but it was actually quite nice. It had a bit of flavor, not much but it was there.

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Photo of kraut6363
2.19/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of tigg924
2.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours clear, pale yellow in color with one inch head. Taste is clean grain. High carbonation, sweet, and super light bodied. Crushable, but I prefer other beers in the style.

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Photo of mgraden
3.1/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jonervin26
3/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It is a good all day drinking beer. Better than many other beers of its mass market genre. Has a little flavor, but not much. Pretty average all in all though.

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Photo of LucMcD17
3.12/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jkblr
3.17/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz stubby bottle bb 1/29/18 poured into a vintage Coors balloon glass at fridge temp 5% ABV. The beer pours bright light straw yellow with less that 30 seconds of off white head. No head or lacing remains past one minute. Aroma is straightforward AAL. The taste is a bit sweet with a little fruitiness (presumably from the yeast). Mouthfeel is thin bodied, well carbonated and almost dry with no real bitterness. Overall, ok. Nothing special, but not flawed and laden with off flavors either.

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Photo of eyeet7
3.12/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

By far better than other coors beers. Easy taste. Not a foamy beer, little on the watery side.

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Photo of Redneckwine
2.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

24oz tallboy into tulip

Look - About like any AAL out there: that yellow urine thing going on, barely a wisp of head.

Smell - Light crisp and clean cereal grains, but also a touch of metallic and cooked veg.

Taste - All semi-sweet corn-like graininess up front, but ends a little strange like the nose with cooked veg and some odd metallic note. Not as clean as hoped, and a bit astringent. Also, a touch of hop bitterness on the end appears to balance with a hint of grassiness.

Feel - Appropriate for the style, the carb is lively and prickly, but the medium body is very smooth and somewhat creamy. They nailed the feel pretty well, actually.

Overall - Well, I tried to not be a snob and rate this as honestly as possible, and ya know what, it's actually not too shabby. The flavor that's there isn't great, but generally inoffensive and easy-going, and the body is very well done - easily this beers best attribute. Just kinda says "Just a simple beer".

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Photo of Moir1994CT
2.9/5  rDev +12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Eric_Standard
2.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sglooney316
2.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

L: Light yellow, weak foam

S: No smell of hops

T: Taste of corn, rice and other grains, medium carbonation

F: Light to medium

O: The better of the standard Coors lineup.

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Photo of Khaack
2.9/5  rDev +12%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.21/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattMorin
1.75/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of tucson_brewson
3.22/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

L - 12 oz stubby bottle poured into pint glass.
Pours a clear golden color, bubbles throughout the session, an inch of white head that dissipates quickly but leaves a decent lacing around the glass.

S - Very faint corn, malt, banana, cereal grain, honey, almost what water would smell like in a weird way. I guess you can truly smell/taste that Colorado water.

T - The malty, creamed corn sweetness is a stand out. A very slight bite of hops, but mostly watered down corn, wheat, rice, and barley.

F - Very light-bodied, highly carbonated, yet smooth and drinkable with a slightly dry finish. Comparable to a PBR.

O - I just remember having this on tap at a show for cheap and it was pretty good. If I'm feeling like a slightly higher alcohol and calorie content are in store, I'd grab a few more of these. Out of all AAL macrobrews, this is probably one of the better ones I've drank. A lot more "flavor" than its lighter version, though I put flavor in quotes because it's still an AAL where the water is a talking point. A true, "honest" beer, as the company says, and a good beer best drank ice cold.

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Photo of BeerSnobsAreUglyLibs
5/5  rDev +93.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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