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Coors | Coors Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

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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Reviews: 683 | Ratings: 2,778
Photo of goochpunch
3.28/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pale straw with a moderate head that thins out and some scattered lacing. Smells of cooked rice and grain, although has a cleanness to it. Taste is sweet, rice-y, a touch grainy, a bit of malt in there, and has a kind of dry finish. Mouthfeel is watery, but not too prickly. Good as a thirst quencher. I've got no qualms with this, but if I want a rice lager, I'll grab for a Bud.

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Photo of Gaben
2.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I always wanted to try to original due to drinking coors light as a kid all the time.

Appearance is a standard lag look , golden with some carbonation, kinda looks like harp in a glass.

Smell is just there , corn on the cob with some water on top.

Taste isnt so bad I feel like Id drink this over alot of coors products just for the simple fact that everything that has the name "coors" in it , is base of the taste of this brew.

Drinkability isnt too good, with every coor's product , your buying it in bulk and I usualy end up drinking bout 12 of these and wake up pretty nasty.

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Photo of happygnome
1.53/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

a: pale golden color, half inch white head dissapears fast leaving no lacing
s: funky toasted corn grains, little hop presence
t: corn malts, slight hop presence...adjunct adjunct adjunct
m: light bodied heavily carbonated

overall this is not very good, i know its a BMC but still even with those lowered standards its not very good. This beer gave me the beer farts

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Photo of zeff80
2.51/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a bright, golden color with a small, short-lived head. Very fizzy and carbonated.

S - It smelled merely of corn.

T - Tasted of corn and grains. Just a slight hint of hops. And a little bitter.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - Not bad for a BMC product. Has a somewhat unpleasant aftertaste and nothing special in terms of flavor.

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Photo of HochFliegen
2.89/5  rDev +7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Yellow fizz water with a small white head that lasted maybe 2-3 mins. Smell was mainly sweet and corny. Not much else there. Taste was slightly sweet and corn like. There was a hint of hops in there.
For a macro its really not that bad. It doesnt have a skunk smell or aftertaste that another macro has that really turns me off it.

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Photo of pmcadamis
1.13/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Picked up a big ass 22oz can at the gas station for a little over a buck.

A - Crystal clear, fizzy, and pale yellow.

S - Corny adjuncts. Smells stale and cloyingly sweet.

T - Corn, corn, and more corn. This is pretty much one dimensional. It's sweet and rather plain-tasting. No hops, no malt. Just corn.

M - Quenching, wet. Uhhh. That's about it. This is a little thicker than other macros, but that's actually working against it here. Blah.

D - This may be the worst macro lager on the list of cheapo macro lagers. It's not very nice.

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Photo of notown
3.03/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Ahh Colorado Kool Aid...

I don't think I can sit here and rate this beer. It is the best of the bunch (coors, miller, bud.)

In college I thought I had class because while everyone was drinking bud light by the keg, I was drinking bottles of Coors Original.

Boy did I have a lot to learn about beer...and still do.

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Photo of dedrinker
3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was sittin' in this beer joint down in Houston, Texas. Was drinkin' Colorado Cool-Aid and talkin' to some Mexicans. And we was...what's that ya say? What's Colorado Cool-Aid? Well it's a can of Coors brewed from a mountain stream. It'll set yer head on fire and make yer kidneys scream. Oh yeah, it sure is fine. - Johnny Paycheck

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Photo of theozag
2.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours and settles an even gold with a medium white head that fades fast. Smell is weak, sweet, & airy to my nose. Starts mild and oily; rather watery, actually. Settles with a light body and a sharp, bitter flavor. Finish is unremarkable and leaves a noticeable but short-lived aftertaste.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.35/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a 16 oz can of this along with two other beers on my trip to the local liquor store, so on to the beer:

I poured the can of Coors into a pilsner glass so I could get a look at it. It produced a nice frosty head, which eventually fizzled after about five minutes. Wasn't as pale looking as I thought it would be either. It had a clean, grainy smell in it. The tase was of noticable corn/adjuncts, sweet, and balaced by a faint bitterness with an enjoyable tingling on the tongue. Easy to consume.

I was surprised by this beer. Adjuncty, yes, but there was nothing really offensive about it. If you don't want to spend more than $5 on a 6-pack, Original Coors is a solid choice.

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Photo of srrn
3.13/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Going through some macro brews to get a feel for reviewing. This is the first Coors I've had in a long time. There is nothing offensive at all about this beer. The carbonation reminds me of soda and there is very little taste but many beers in this range are bad. It is very drinkable as it's light and there is no off aftertaste. I just wish it had a bit more taste as I really don't even taste much adjunct either.

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Photo of Adamthome1
2.98/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poors from a 16 oz. specially lined can a very golden, clear color with a bit more carbonation than its competitors. Smells grainy, crisp, and clean. Has more taste than was expected, the adjunct is dominant but there is a faint taste of hop of some sorts, there is also a mineral quality or cleanness, very crisp taste. Goes down very easy, served best ice cold in a frosted glass to mask some of the adjunct, all and all a truly different taste than Bud and Miller.

I think the main reason Coors is my favorite of the Big 3 is that its aftertaste, or lack of aftertaste compared to Bud and Miller makes it much easier to drink.

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Photo of daliandragon
2.3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up on a lark because I wanted a beer for the Mets playoff game tonight and the Food Lion had absolutely nothing else that inspired. I never despised this like its silver cousin but certainly didn't think it belonged even in the same galaxy as good beer.

Beyond the pale yellow color with no head, just a ring, and eons of carbonation.
Nose is adjuncty and refreshishing and nasty all at once. Taste is almost nonexistant with a balanced but still weak aftertaste. Light and refreshing, but so is seltzer. Mouthfeel is medium but too carbonated. Drinkable by the gallon but I would rather have an actual beer.

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Photo of lastnightintown2
3.08/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer is really not that bad at all for a macro, the taste beats the hell out of coors light. It has a taste that reminds me a bit of corn and the aftertaste is a bit on the sweet side, the initial taste is not all that fantastic but it goes down smooth and doesn't finish bitter. I could drink this beer again, but it wouldn't become a regular in my fridge.

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Photo of Phatz
2.83/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Of all the beers in the BMC American macros Coors original is not the worst. It has a better mouthfeel and more flavor than some of the others but it still tastes like corn and grain and is extremely sweet and dextrinous. The beer is a bit too sweet and bitey crisp but at least there is some flavor. I can not drink much of this. Back in the day I used to get it by the case but I discovered that all the adjuncts gave me a hangover and ... well ... you don't want to know. Lets just say, I don't buy it any more.

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of witster18
2.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

perhaps the sweetest of the macros while still being very light bodied. Not Bad. Not Great either. All lagers go good with spicy/salty food but this one slightly better than most of the genre with food. Extra foamy head is extra quick at dissapearing. The original is at least much better than its silver light version which you should avoid at all cost unless you have a severe case of dry mouth. Has a distinct sweet corn kick that hits you after 1 second then becomes more unpleasant as it sit around on your palate. Not a bad ave price macro-certainly better than bud or bud lt.-Very good beer for making beer chicken or for just throwing in any Saturday cooking tailgate food.

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Photo of Shultzerdugen
2.47/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Pours very clear and strangely pale. The look is not unlike a glass of club soda with one drop of green and two drops of yellow food coloring added, plus a tiny head that disappeared in about 15 seconds.

Hints of beer can be detected in the nose.

Hints of beer can be detected in the flavor. Seriously, there is a touch a cracker like malts hidden in a Perrier-esque mineral water front, but complex this beer is not. If threatened bodily harm I might admit I tasted a brief encounter with a lemony bitterness that possibly could have been caused by hops. If imminent sugar pouring in my gas tank was at hand I would have to concede that it drinks almost a easy as a tall glass of ice water on a hot day. But I will not(!) give mad props to this malted alcohol laced seltzer water.

Besides, isn't Coors associated with the Nazis or something?

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Photo of Drew966
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Coors Original (Banquet Beer) pours a typical macro yellow with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. Smells like adjunct. You can taste a little bit of hops in there with the adjunct, which is more than I expected. Slight metallic taste too. There's nothing to particularly recommend this beer. Funny how when I was a kid Coors had such a big mystique because you couldn't buy it east of the Mississippi where I lived. It sure doesn't live up to the hype.

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Photo of BryanCarey
2.03/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Coors Original offers an unusual taste that is generally dissatisfying and forgettable. Starting with the appearance, Coors doesn't have much to offer. It has a grainy scent and it loses its foam quickly, even though it is heavily carbonated. It features the taste of light cereal grains along with a small amount of hops, yeast, and other tastes that make it less than memorable. It is generally sweet overall, with a taste that is grainy up front, a little soap- like in the middle, and dry/floral in the finish, which then changes back to sweet in the aftertaste. There is an unusual astringent taste that is tolerable but certainly not good.

Coors Original was once the company's flagship product but it has been surpassed in sales by its light version. The company likes to brag about its use of Rocky Mountain Spring Water but good water alone doesn't make a great brew. Coors Original is a typical mainstream brew that is boring and bland with few redeeming qualities.

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Photo of jwc215
3.35/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured light straw yellow with a fizzy white head that soon disappeared to barely a wisp.

The smell was of mild adjuncts.

The taste was not much, but more than many others of the style. Nothing really offensive at all. Despite being overfiltered, it retained some flavor - mainly adjuncts, but some sweetness and a slight hint of grassiness. Though a bit watery, again - not too bad for the style.

It was fairly refreshing and smooth, though a touch oily.

More drinkable than some others of style. For what it is it's not bad, and if only American macros are available, it's not a bad choice.

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Photo of eballard
2.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer pours a medium golden with a light head that disappears almost instantly. It has a light smell with sweet undertones. The taste is malty and sweet at first but lacks complexity. There is little feel to this beer and it finishes week. To top it off the beer has a sudsy nature that makes you feel bloated after drinking it. Over all I would say the beer is drinkable but I would rather have it’s light counterpart.

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Photo of LarryV
2.88/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a coarse head that disappears in seconds to a thin lace.
Aroma is virtually nonexistent other than a slight graininess - very light. This follows through on the palate as well, taste is extremely light with hints of grain and perhaps a very subtle tinge of hops in the background. Very crisp, slight sweetness, and very clean - to the extreme. It's as if they've stripped off all of the essence of beer taste. It's not offensive by any means, but if you're looking for actual taste, this doesn't have it.

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Photo of tugdriver7
3.22/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

When and if I must drink a "big three" macro, this is my first choice. [I grew up north of Denver. What can I say?] I had never tried Coors Original on tap, however, until going to a conference back home in Colorado. The guy at the reception bar said the keg was "brewery fresh" (we were 10 minutes from Golden, CO, at the time) so I tried it. He may have been right. Much better on tap than in the bottle. Not much in the color or smell department; a somewhat richer mouthfeel than expected (though still thin of moderate). Still not much hops (to speak of), but a very nice, fresh biscuity flavor with a hint of fruity hops that surprised me. Cold and drinkable. And just a tad bit better than your typical macro.

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Photo of ernie
3.08/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted in Hollywood, CA.

Pale yellow with golden spark. High level of carbonation. Head modest, dissipates quickly.

Smell is sweet and fruity, with a hint (actually, nore than a hint) of hops. Start spritzy, malty, body thin, taste malty on the sweetish side, finish bittersweet, aftertaste malty-yeasty, easily forgettable.

All written above is true if your pint is properly chilled and you empty it in no more than 8 minutes. This beer is much better than Bud, Miller or Coors' own Light, but still nothing compared to craft lagers.

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Photo of Vancer
3.06/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My regular beer, over 30 years ago. Yikes! This was in a 24oz bomber at a outside bar outside Busch stadium before a game, so what the heck. Even compared it to a Coors lite, man, they were almost identical.

Ya know, for an American pilsner, this one actually has a touch of grain & matly sweetness. Decent gold pour, smallish white head.

Probably since I’m nostalgic about my ol’ days of being a 18 year old in a Kansas bar, sipping on pictures of Coors while scoping out gals to dance with, I give this one a thumbs up.

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