As you can tell, that didn't work out exactly as planned.
So, a few days ago I picked up 12 cans of Coors "Banquet Beer," otherwise known to most of us as "the Coors that isn't light."
Coors, like all of the beers I've reviewed here, has a long history. Coors "Banquet" Beer was first brewed back in 1874. Along the way, Coors started brewing a lot of other beers, including Killian's Irish Red, Keystone, and shamefully, Zima.
To get it out of the way, I do not like this beer. It's bitter, it's got a nasty aftertaste, and if that's what comes out of the waters of Colorado, well, I'm not moving there. If you put it in a glass (not recommended. Instead, drink a different beer.), you'll see it's a deep golden color, with a good, thick head. Appearances, as they say, can deceive.
Furthermore, it seems to me that Coors has spent too much time working on gimmicky packaging to sell their beer and not enough on, y'know, making good beer. My cans have a "Frost Brew Liner," which, presumably, keeps it tasting..... frosty cold? Their bottles currently have a label which lets a fellow know if his beer is cold enough to choke down. For shame. In the past, they've had wide-mouth bottles and a can with a wide mouth and a venting hole. Presumably, the idea is to get the beer down your throat before you notice it tastes like crap.
For a beer that costs more than Pabst Blue Ribbon, you'd think they could make it taste good.