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Coors outscores Bud

Consumer Reports magazine: February 2012

Our experts conducted blind taste tests of eight top-selling regular and light beers, including offerings from Budweiser, Coors, Corona, and Miller, as well as beer from Trader Joe's and Walgreens.

All of the tested beers are lagers, which usually have a mix of floral, fruity, yeasty, malted-grain, and boiled-hop (pungent) flavors. Most are pale yellow and light-bodied, and don't stay foamy for long.

None of these beers has enough complexity and balance to be excellent, but one comes fairly close.

Our reports covers regular vs. light beer, price vs. taste, store brands vs. big names, and cans vs. bottles.

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