Coors | Coors Brewing Company

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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:
Brewing with water, barley malt, corn, yeast and hops.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001

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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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Photo of Jacobob10
2.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

24 oz can. Pale gold in color with a small fizzy head. Brilliant clarity. Light grainy malt aroma and flavor. Not much in the way of hops. Crisp, dry finish Light bodied with lively carbonation. Simple and unexciting. Crushed one of these in the parking lot before a soccer game with ease.

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Photo of larryarms847
2.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a crystal clear light golden yellow.

Grain, toast, the slightest earthy hop aroma.

Straight up toasted malt and water.

Light-bodied, high carbonation.

Overall, it's drinkable, but nothing much to write about.

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Photo of Lorenzai_Konstantinov
3.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from one of the stubby grenade sized bottles this beer has a very pale yellow color. It is very effervescent. Some light barley malt, cereal grains(think Cheerios), and a very subtle corn sweetness make up the nose of this beer. I cannot detect any hops. The taste is actually a pleasant surprise for a beer in this category. The malt is light but detectable, and the cereal grains add a unique but not offensive flavor. Combined with the watery thinness of the beer and the carbonation, it is good and refreshing. This all adds up to create a classic American style beer that is above average in taste and drink ability. When I want a beer I don't have to sit around and ponder, I usually go for the Coors Banquet.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.76/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Light straw yellow, the stuff girls and guys who can't handle strong(er) beers drink. Bring on the Rocky Mountain water! Aroma was barley, that's cool.

Taste, thin barely toasted malt, massive carbonation to keep that off the tongue. Some cascade hops maybe. Seems hoppier than Bud or Miller.

Look, you only drink this beer because that sidechick does. You don't want to spend any decent amount of money to have her drinking your stuff. Let her drink Coors then hit it and quit it. Laugh when she pretends she is a 'real' volunteer firefighter instead of getting passed around that place.

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Photo of IronLover
3.27/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Light golden yellow in color with excellent clarity. Poured with a thick, soapy, bright white foam with good retention. Medium light grainy malt aroma with light crackery notes. No hop aromas. Medium light bodied with medium high biting carbonation. No warming or creaminess. Medium light grainy malt flavors up front that transition to a very light, unsweetened, corn cereal flavor through the middle. Light hop bitterness near the end. Finished dryly with a stale bready aftertaste. Grainy malt and light hop bitterness balance well. Generally lacks character but also has no offensive flaws making it easy to drink.

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Photo of Tedga77
3.74/5  rDev +38%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I like it as a middle of the road beer. If you're not looking for ibu's and high avb I think it's a good old fashion American beer. Sorry if my opinion is 'unrefined'.

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Photo of Squire123
3.33/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Remember when the only way we could get Coors was to bootleg it in? Those were the days.

I think the reason Coors became so popular with my friends 30-40 years ago was it's lighter profile was just so different from the usual BudMiller type brands. It was perceived as more drinkable than the others and I think that largely remains true today.

Color so light you can read a newspaper through the glass. Light in aroma, texture and flavor, what's there is refreshingly good just not enough to hold my interest. Friends still like it so we usually have some around, at least during the holidays.

Recommend if you already have some and it's raining too hard outside to bother going to the store.

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Photo of Alexc11
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The color was a sharp, clear gold and the taste was inoffensive with little bitterness; almost like drinking colored water. Not a plus (but not a bust either) since I generally like more 'umph' to my beer. The smell is probably its weakest point a combination of can and whatever ingredients used. A little strange to this 'rudimentary' beer drinker. An okay beer overall. Not sure what more to say about it except it's a good one while smoking ribs or after engaging in an athletic activity!

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Photo of VbolieuV
2.84/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

See through light straw with some carbonation and a really thin head.

Smells like any macro adjunct Lager, so lots of cereals.

That taste is actually not that bad, way better than expected. I can't put the finger on what it is but it has much more flavors than most macro lager.

Feels like you're drinking water though, not much body.

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