The original Coors is known as "the banquet beer" though I have to admit I don’t know why. I suppose because they consider it so good that it’s appropriate for a banquet?
Forget about Coors Light, this beer is an(other) American classic. The spoiler is, I was very pleasantly surprised with this beer; it’s quite good for what it is. And I love the simple, straightforward design of the can… this is the same company that produces Coors Light?
As usual, served up from the 24-ounce can right out of the fridge.
Appearance: Golden yellow, a nice deeper hue of copper-gold, pale but not nearly as pale as its cousin Coors Light. Head is more substantial, too… white and a bit rough, but there.
Smell: Ah, the grainy "beer" aroma that to me is iconic of the American light lager… like MGD, only better. Fairly clean.
Taste: Cold, malty, a tad more hop character here than in many (most?) of the others. Still very light and has almost no aftertaste, but you can tell this is beer.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, but substantial—I don’t get "watery" or "thin." There’s some body here.
The verdict: I’m actually quite surprised as this is far better than I’ve been coming to expect! Looks, smells, and tastes the role of "beer"… no off-flavors or alternative grains/adjuncts (corn) that I can detect. For what it is, it’s top of the class so far. Very drinkable.