Coors | Coors Brewing Company

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Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewing with water, barley malt, corn, yeast and hops.

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Reviews: 702 | Ratings: 2,851
Photo of nstorm2828
3.26/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Rating it for what it is, an economy beer. And it's a damn good one. Pale straw color like most AAL's, nothing to complain about there. Smell is a little off putting, almost stale. Taste is one of my favorite from an AAL; sweet grain, lots of corn on the front note. Mouth feel is solid, maybe a bit too much carbonation. Overall, one of the better economy beers out there taste wise.

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Photo of Severius
4.35/5  rDev +60.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As of this posting - oh man, is it good. Soooooo good.

I've sampled Coors for many, many years - pretty much ever since they went to national distribution. Back in the late 1970's, Coors was legendary - the most desired beer in the country. At the time, Coors didn't ship their beer east of the Rockies. It speaks to the integrity of the company - they refused to compromise their beer by exposing it to the deterioration it would undergo in a lengthy shipping route. Finally, in the early mid-80's, they began shipping eastward for the first time, and they did it in super expensive refrigerated trucks. They demanded that stores keep the beer refrigerated, to preserve quality. Most retailers only sneered. One retailer told me this when I asked about refrigeration of their Coors product: "Pffffftt".

Over time, the flavor of Coors varied greatly. By the 2000's, for whatever reason, it had declined. It tasted thin, winey, and sour. It lost favor among beer drinkers.

The flavor has continued to vary, year to year. For example, at this exact time one years ago, I tried some, and it was passable, but amazingly lacking in flavor - like some flavor-free light beer.

I don't know what's happened, but the batches I've sampled today [time dated May 2017 and June 2017] is super-chock full of lush, delicious beer flavor. No, it's not some weirdly and amateurishly unbalanced, overhopped, fruit-flavored, cement-mix-thick, chocolate-coffee-black flavored ale, stout, porter, or Draino bev; but it is a first class, pure American style lager.

At least as of now, this is one of the best American style true beers - beer, not ale, etc. - available. Three cheers!

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Photo of Hackattack
3.75/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yes, this is an American adjunct but It is my favorite of them. Very smooth, drinkable and for the price....what the heck. I use it to supplement my supply of expensive craft beers. I would disagree with "poor". I know there's so much better out there IF you pay the price and are loaded. No pun intended.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.2/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is my favorite beer out of the ''big three''. It's not worlds better but it is slightly better in my opinion but still just your average run of the mill beer.

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Photo of TheEggman1
1.4/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

This is absolutely vile.

The look is a very light golden colour 2.5/5

The smell is light and slighlty grainy 1.5/5

As far as the limited taste that it does possess goes, its not good. Extremely watery, with a grainy finish that turned me right off the beer. 1/5

Feel is light, and very drinkable. Has a pleasant amount of carbonation. 2.5/5

Overall: 1.5/5
But 5/5, would not buy again. (unless you need something to get hammered with)

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Photo of jmbranum
3.63/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm not a fan of macro adjuncts but this was on sale for $6 for 12 pack (ha!) so why not...

Surprisingly better than expected. Definitely a better choice than many other adjunct lagers, but certainly not craft beer either.

Crystal clear gold liquid with little bubbles and a white head.

Slightly sweet, grassy aroma.

Clean flavor, a little sweet but not excessively so. Not much character to speak of but thankfully no weird cabbage flavors.

FInish is on the sweet side.

For what it is, this isn't bad. Not a great beer but worth every penny that I paid for it . . . and a million times better than Coors Light, Miller Light, Bud Light, etc.

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Photo of nmattis13
1.24/5  rDev -54.2%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is the single worst thing I have ever put into my mouth...and I used to eat dog food as a kid. If this is really what they served at banquets, people would stop accomplishing anything to avoid the cruel and unusual punishment that is Coors Banquet. Hitler shot himself because Coors Banquet was the only thing left to drink in his bunker. Look=5 because they disguised this pile of shit with a nice looking gold can. There are so many better cheap beer options than Coors so I'm hoping I never have to drink it again. Thank you.

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Photo of 413
4.43/5  rDev +63.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I know that the American Adjunct Lager is not exactly considered an art form among beer enthusiasts, but for what it is, I consider the Coors Banquet beer to be a shining example. Sophisticated though it may not be, to me this beer is described as simply drinkable and pleasant. Especially considering the price, you can't go wrong with it.

Out of the 1936-style "stubby" bottle, it goes down like water and has a humble malt character that seems to have a particularly American ring. A quotidian workhorse!

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Photo of Webby64
4.66/5  rDev +72%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I don't care what you beer snobs say. This is good American beer! Sweet and malty just like I like! Love the stubby bottles. Must be ice cold to enjoy at its fullest. To me this tastes good. that's it!

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.21/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Clear dark straw color with few activity. Slightly foamy white 2-3 finger sparkling head, lasting around 5 minutes, and providing weak lacing. Flavors of sweet grains, corn, syrup, barley, herbal spices. Slick and smooth medium body with overly prickly carbonation. Light strength finish, soft wheat with thick sugary grains, some wet leafy hops, slight skunk and grass, Highly accessible. Good freshness. Low density watery flavors, feels crappy and too simple. Overall bad quality craft, slightly better than most other macros.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Consumed at the brewery in Golden, Colorado, it's another animal! Very fresh "white bread" tones that are quite good. Again, however, the beer that is super fresh and never leaves the brewery simply is "better" than the can.

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Photo of HopHunter19
2.56/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - great golden yellow can. Obviously a significant amount of effort was put into the design. Didn't pour this one.
S - sweet bread and corn, almost no hop character
T - sweet bread and corn, little more hop bitterness on the taste (obviously)
M - light feel, alc completely covered, aftertaste light bread
O - its exactly what it's supposed to be.

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Photo of AustinWadkins
2.39/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pale straw color that pours a minimal head that soon falls into a carbonated collar

Aromas include sweet bread and straw

Taste includes, bread, straw, and corn

I mean it's Coors... What do you expect..? It's a great beer for the end of the day and with a 5.00 abv, you can't go wrong

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Photo of ScaryEd
2.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Neutral rating given to appearance as this was drank directly from the can.

Smells like cornbread and grass. That's it. Maybe a slightly metallic aroma but I'll attribute that to the can.

The taste is exactly as expected: Corn, sweet bread, with a touch of grass.

The feel is watery thin with pretty good carbonation. Flavors are gone as soon as they hit the tongue.

Overall, an OK beer for what it is. I wasn't expecting anything more than a highly crushable lager with minimal flavor. It's inoffensive and definitely a great beer for when you've got sweaty balls, but that's about it. I much prefer Coors Light, personally.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
2.78/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 ounce "stubby" bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date 1-16-17.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, light golden color with less than one-finger white head that immediately dissipated until a ring of small bubbles remained around the rim of glass, minimal lacing, medium carbonation.

SMELL: sweet sugar, corn and bread, very faint to the nose.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet sugar and corn, some bread and a faint hop profile.

PALATE: light body, medium carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a lawnmower beer for sure, it's sweet and bubbly with very little hop presence, it's not as good as Hamm's so I would not buy this one again.

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Photo of Dean1139
3.13/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pretty decent summer beer, really quenches thirst on a hot summer day. Wasn't a fan at first, but taste grew on me as I drank, very unique compared to other beers.

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Photo of Schlitz74
2.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This beer is neither good or bad, at first I didn't this much of it, but as I drank the rest of the 12 pack over time it was a little better tasting. Nothing special here

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Photo of zshaft
2.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

so why am I drinking this. cause im on untapped and want to earn a few badges that's why. cause really why else would I want to try this light corn adjunct. I guess its drinkable but when I try to chug it I get gag reflex and makes this beer last longer than I would like. it does not really taste much different than all the other adjuncts out there. avoid if you like beer

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Photo of gandres
1.83/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

can 12 ounce bottle poured to glass
A: pale light amber liquid, big white foam dissipates quickly but lingers
A:Nose: not a lot
T:low bitterness, watery
Palate:very carbonated
OA: fair beer, not ok to repeat, not look for

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Photo of J_Chavez15
3.93/5  rDev +45%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beer is clear yellow. Smells like corn and beer. I love the hops on this lager. Malt and corn are also present.
Body is medium to light.
One of my favorite macros along with Miller Highlife.
This beer doesnt give me head aches after 2 tall boys like Budweiser.
Recommend it to people who like beer.

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Photo of DWeavie
2.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good beer. Decent smell and a nice light amber color. 5.0 ABV for the price is great. The taste is stronger than Coors Light and has more of a hop flavor than its "Light" counterpart. Overall this is a great beer to end the night with after a hard day of work.

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Photo of Johnor3
2.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Look is very pale and clear. You could read through the glass of Coors. Not much going on as far as smell, maybe some light grains, hay, slight alcohol smell. Tastes very light, crisp, with a pretty strong aftertaste of minerals, metallic taste, maybe some citrus sharpness. Nothing is very distinct, but it all is very light to medium. I have not had Coors Banquet in 15 years. I was surprised today that I did not like it as much as I did way back when. It is not horrible, I just expected more. The aftertaste is actually stronger that the Beer taste when it is in your mouth. Did the change something? New and improved recipe? or did my taste change? I do enjoy American Adjunct Lagers, but I will never get this one again. Sorry Coors you are not a beer for me.

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Photo of CJanders
3.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

nice little stuby bottle, displays a nice head when poured, tastes watery with an inoffensive mouth feel. Coors can't compete with Schlitz, and I'd rather have a Miller High Life, but its not a bad alternative.

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
2.1/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

As a big brew lager you know what you're getting. This one tastes better than many, decent straw yellow/gold color, slight sour/skunk, but nice raw barley flavor, not overly hopped and thin bodied.

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Photo of dcjones82
2.44/5  rDev -10%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Coors Banquet has always been a solid adjunct lager. It's not a great beer, but has more flavor than Bud. Bought a 6 pack of this recently, hadn't had this in years. Let's revisit this classic beer.

L- One thing about American adjuncts, they don't look very good in a glass. Light yellow color, little head that disappeared instantly. Good carbonation, no lacing.
S- Malt, corn, musty basement type smell. Corn is really strong.
T- Corn flavored beer, nothing else really noticeable. Malt and corn sweetness.
F- For a heavier beer compared to the lighter version, it drinks smoothly. Feels medium to light bodied. Very nice feel to this beer.
O- It's not my favorite of the big 3, but it's not an awful beer. I probably wouldn't purchase again for a good while. For those that are looking for more flavor than the light beers, this wouldn't be a bad choice. If the thought of a corn flavored beer with malt doesn't sound interesting to you, then steer clear.

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