Coors Banquet | Coors Brewing Company

Coors BanquetCoors Banquet
BA SCORE
2.59/5
2,932 Ratings
Coors BanquetCoors Banquet
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
coors.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,081
Reviews:
728
Ratings:
2,932
pDev:
28.57%
Bros Score:
3.05
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
691
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3/5  rDev +15.8%

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1/5  rDev -61.4%

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3/5  rDev +15.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -42.1%

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1/5  rDev -61.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of startreker
3.62/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A. Why bother pouring from a can into a glass is how I see it. There are even some craft beers that are now going with cans, although they are more expensive then there bottled versions, go figure! Cans are certainly more portable. When you pack a cooler full of canned beer, its a heck of a lot easier to tote around versus heavy bottles. Not to mention, that cans protect the beer from light much better then bottles do.

S. Smells just like a typical macro which is to be expected, but certainly nothing offensive. If you open up a beer, and its skunked, wich many beers that come in a clear bottle are, then Im put off right from the onset. I know that's whats going to be present in the flavor profile as well. So no worries here with that.

T. Very crisp and refreshing. I get some malt, and just a bit of hops to balance this one out. Nothing is predominant between the two. For a macro beer, I think this beats out Budweiser in taste because, it has a cleaner finish to it. Where as Budweiser has more malt upfront, it seems to finish with a lousy bitter aftertaste. A clean finish is very important to me, as I do not like a bitter blech taste punching me in the nose afterwards.

M. Not to watery, and not to heavy. Not overly carbonated either, but just right.

O. In the macro category, and I've tried quite a few of them, I'm going to give the nod to Coors. This macro brew doesn't make you want to pour it down the sink after it warms up. I cant say that for the other macros I've tried. If I'm going to a backyard barbeque, I would have no problem bringing Coors along with me. I find Coors a very satisfying brew for its class. My go to beers for a macro brew have been Old Milwaukee, and Genesee. Not anymore, Its going to be Coors :)

Footnote: There have been some posters that have wondered how Coors came up with the name "Banquet Beer" Heres how it happened .. IN 1936, COORS ADDS “BANQUET BEER” TO ITS NAME. AS LEGENDS GO, AREA MINERS WOULD THROW PARTIES DURING THE 1800S CALLED “BANQUETS”—STOCKED WITH REQUISITE COORS. THE "BANQUET BEER" BECAME A PART OF THE COORS’ NAME AS HOMAGE TO LIVELY GATHERINGS AND A WESTERN LEGACY.

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Photo of BostonHops
2.3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

pours a clear, pale yellow with big head both spritzy and short-lived; no lacing. smell is, i dunno, like coors? grains... corn. taste is ok... blah and highly uninspired but not revolting. mild flavor, primarily grainy. let's be honest, it's a macro, mass produced and generally intended for consumption in large amounts by individuals with no real regard for quality or depth (just trying to keep style in mind here). mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated. between coors and nothing... i'll take coors. i guess. (it is beer, after all).

original review on: 07-09-2010

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2.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of RyanBelle
3.33/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a very good beer to use as a "benchmark standard" when referring to the long list of macro-lagers that are out there. Since this beer is only available in the USA for me, I decided to try out a 12-pack of brown bottle Coors Banquet while I was in Tennessee. It did not disappoint, and I can very much see how this is simply the full-strength version of Coors light.

A - Golden straw yellow.
S - Cooked corn, grains.
T - Cooked corn, grains, hops, slight bit more bitterness than Coors light because of the increase in ABV but still very round and balanced in flavor. Not a bad beer to throw back a few at a time. It is drinkable for sure.
M - Dry, but much light Coors light.

Overall: 3.5/5 and glad I got to try it. It is good.

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Photo of acevenom
3.47/5  rDev +34%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours the color of pale straw with a quickly dissipating two-finger length white head. The head dissipates into a cap of lacing atop the beer. Not much lacing gets left on the glass during consumption and it remains along the edge of the beer. Some bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. It appears to be well carbonated. There are aromas of pale roasted malts and corn. I can also pick up some hops. It has that typical American adjunct lager smell.

The beer tastes bready and slightly sweet from the corn. There is some hop bitterness on the back end, but it's a mild flavor. It's a clean tasting lager. The body is light with adequate carbonation. The finish is crisp and dry. The drinkability is high and this is refreshing. Overall, this is a good beer that does what it is supposed to do. It's a refreshing lager that has its place on a hot summer day, tailgates, or as a cheaper beer option while watching a game.

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2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of troobie
2.21/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I can't help but wonder what foreign ownership has done to this beer. As in Budweiser's case it could be negative. What is difficult is trying to accept a change to a classic American beer at any time without warning, without notice, and without reason.

This is reviewed within the category, a category that this beer established. I've been drinking Coors "Original" for close to 10 years.

A: Soft pour from a second 12 ounce can (fresh for 2+ more months) into a 23 ounce lager glass (second can is topping the glass off.) One finger head that disappears immediately and leaves a ring of white foam that manages to barely last the entire glass. There is lacing, but only just. Color is much lighter than expected but probably shades darker than Coors Light. Color is slightly disappointing. Extreme clarity although floaties are present.

S: Coors might have the best smell of the three macros, although MGD is a close second. Sweet toasted grains all day long. Toasted bread, biscuits, sugar donuts. There is a metallic bitterness that is off-putting and leads to a "prepare for cheap-beer-bitterness" smell that is easily identifiable. Alcohol is strong.

T: If ice-cold you can expect next to nothing. Sweet maltiness prevails. Hops balance but ultimately lead to an unpleasant bitterness.

M: Out of a 12 ounce can the carbonation is surprisingly low.

O: I'm having trouble rating "American" lagers objectively after their foreign buyouts. I can't trust the ingredients/taste/quality anymore. Coors Original should not be this bad.

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2.5/5  rDev -3.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -3.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of CowsCanBark
2.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Samuel Adam's pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a straw-yellow with a three-finger fluffy head that quickly fizzes down. Mild lacing left on the glass.

Smell: Adjuncty-corn-like smell, metal, mustiness

Taste: Sweet and corny, moderate barley, mild hops, no bitterness

Mouthfeel: Light body and high carbonation, an easy drinker, as expected

Overall: Meh, it's nothing more than an average AAL. Low taste, easy to drink. Very similar to the other big names, Miller and Budweiser, albeit a bit more sweet.

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1.5/5  rDev -42.1%

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1/5  rDev -61.4%

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1/5  rDev -61.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -42.1%

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1/5  rDev -61.4%

Coors Banquet from Coors Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.59 out of 5 with 2,932 ratings
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