Coors Brewing Company – Coors “Banquet”

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The original Coors that is usually advertised with “Banquet” in the title is the least dumbed down for carbonated corn syrup soda chugging couch potatoes of the big three¬†American adjunct lager brews. Budweiser and Miller High Life both taste strongly of green apple while Coors is still clean tasting. The beer smells of bready pale malts, adjunct grains, and somewhat fruity yeast esters. Gulping it down, carbonation slams the tongue, followed by a chewy combination of pale malt and adjunct sweetness that in combination with the yeast flavors, resembles liquefied banana bread. Coors probably slightly stresses the yeast of their flagship Banquet beer to obtain that banana fruit ester while most American brewers, including the so-called craft ones, have terrible control over yeast flavors and generally opt for a neutral yeast profile in comparison to the ancient British and continental breweries. Coors Banquet finishes with a bitter hop finish, noticeable but balanced to not overpower the other ingredients. At well under twenty dollars for a rack of twenty-four cans across the country, Coors Banquet puts hipster and yuppie swill to shame for a balance of flavor and price.

Quality: *****/*****
Purchase: *****/*****

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6 thoughts on “Coors Brewing Company – Coors “Banquet”

  1. Ggallin1776 says:

    Banquet translates to “dude there are 100 people in this banquet hall for the wedding reception,i’m not dropping the coin for real beer….it said byob on the invitation for a reason ya bum”.

  2. Can you survive the blitzkrieg says:

    This beer is too ritzy for GG Allin.

  3. pompous midget says:

    5 stars for the Banquet. Wow.

  4. OliveFox says:

    I never buy it, but if you get dragged to a party and the host stocks this, it is a surprising and welcome mainstream brew.

    Sort of like having an uncle who plays a few Judas Priest songs at a BBQ. Silly, but much appreciated in the given context.

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