RATINGS: 1424   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.72/5   IBU: 6   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
The Banquet Beer was born in the Rockies and has been a proud part of the American experience for generations, stubbornly refusing to compromise, since 1873.

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AllGrainPours13 (2) - - MAR 17, 2018 does not count
Years ago, before they started shipping it east of the Mississippi, this beer had a distinct aroma and taste that distinguished it from all other beers of the time. That aroma is long gone. After touring the brewery 20 years or so ago I brought up the point of my contention to an employee in the tasting room. They answered the formula had to be adjusted to accommodate the much increased distribution area. I can still taste and smell if I try reel hard. Too bad I can no longer enjoy what once was.

balloonbuffoon (845) - - MAR 8, 2018
24floz can, BBD: 05.14.2018, $2, pint glass. The much less popular big brother - same look as it is very pale and has little head. A wallflower beer with a standard wet grain aroma. Flavor of brown paper and flour over a light body that is pretty well carbonated. Not awful, but not a go to if in the mood for such a beer. I will continue to go for either something cheaper, 'light,' or a decent micro pale lager that isn't too Americanized and is reasonably priced. Instead of this or any macro full version pale lager (yes this means I'd would rather have the watered down light beers, because who really cares then...).

mikesq10 (14) - - FEB 7, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2018 It seems to have a sort of sweet taste to it. I really like it, I find it very unique tasting. I wish the price would drop down a bit...much MUCH better than Coors light. No comparison. Drink Banquet in chubbies and you’ll enjoy the taste more.

gschrade (1113) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2017
I had this at Fast Eddies. Pours pale yellow with a white head. Taste grain, watery, mildly sweet. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

johnburt (31) - Goffstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2017
Had this beer at an corporate event tonight in which it was the best beer on the menu, which should say something right there. A beer that tries to be malty and fails miserably. This is a cross between a disaster and an abortion. Not sure what else to say other than its OK to order a Coke sometimes.

superspak (6476) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2017
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 9/4/2017. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malt/corn and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild balancing herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Lightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a good pale lager style. All around good robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Nicely flavorful and not watery feeling for the low ABV. Clean pils malt/grainy corn flavors with solid hop balance. A nicely enjoyable offering, and well made style example.

Johnsense (1833) - - NOV 11, 2017
Take everything you like (ahem...) about Coors Light, and turn up the volume..... no, not too loud, just turn it up a tad; a hair even. Ever so slightly maltier and, yes, cornier than that silver can you'd normally reach for, which I guess explains why it's 15 cents more.

nohopspleez (91) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2017
a decent beer, but it really has no distinct flavor. Im not sure what they are trying to do. It is light, not offensive, but not real great either.

ChrisOfstad (502) - Hamar, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2017 0,3litre Bottle, in Carlsbad. Goldenmedium head. Malty with OK hop taste. Little bitterness.

Bitterbill (2078) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017
From Oct 2007 This pours from 32oz bottle a clear pale gold with a 2 finger head of foam thatshrinks to a good solid layer and it has some lacing. The smell has that typical macro lager nose. A bit of bitter hops and a slight presence of malt. The taste has some malt, grain, and a touch of hops that adds some bitterness near and through the finish. Very average flavours going on here and my interest in drinking leaves quickly. Nothing offensive going on here, mind you, it's just too ordinary. No wonder I only drink it about every 2 or 3 years....

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