Coors Beats Bud

Football action heats up this time of year...and where there's football there's often beer. Beer makers spend millions hoping to put their brand front and center.

Consumer Reports ran taste tests to find out.

Consumer Reports' Adam Kaplan was happy to be a tester. He ran blind taste tests on ten regular and light beers, including Coors, Miller Lite, and Budweiser.

Experts evaluated each beer, tasting three samples in random order.

The beers tested came in cans, which keep out sunlight. Light can react with beer and ruin the taste.

Light beers have the benefit of saving you 20 to 50 calories per can, but all those tested came up short on taste.

Kaplan says, "Unfortunately, none of them scored high enough to be rated very good."

The worst? Corona Light, the most expensive light beer tested.

Miller Lite was the best of the bunch.

As for regular beers, Coors beat out the competition and scored well ahead of Budweiser.

Kaplan says, "It rated very good. It tastes clean and has a good balance."

And Coors is also a Best Buy at around $6.50 for a six pack.


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