Batch 19 - Coors Brewing Company
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Reviews by Stinkypuss:
3.73/5 rDev +11.3%
COORS : batch 19
Pre-prohibition Style Lager
LOOK: Pours a bright gold color with a chill haze. Frothy white head forms and leaves plenty of lacework on the pint glass. Good retention, but hazy for the style. Most if not all of pre-prohibition lagers were unfiltered, so at least this is historically forgivable.
SMELL: Ultra clean grain, menthol like hops smell that is medicinal and even soothing to the nostril. A bit of corn on the back end.
TASTE: Clean grainy malt flavor, mild leafy hops and a minute bitterness. A touch of earth and faint pine. Even getting a bit of wheat from this, but it could be the corn and possible rice playing tricks on me. It is one of the cleaner examples of this style I've had to date.
FEEL: Light to light-medium bodied brew, a bit of thickness to it for an American adjunct lager.
OVERALL: A stylistically exceptional lager that is very clean and well defined. Super refreshing, Coors should replace all of their standard products with this, most of their customers wouldn't notice the difference, but BeerAdvocates certainly would.
01-09-2013 00:51:37 | More by Stinkypuss
More User Reviews:
3.21/5 rDev -4.2%
On tap at Buffalo Wild Wings. It pours a deep amber color with really, really nice clarity. A surprisingly long-lasting cap rests on top; bone-white in color and pretty frothy in appearance, it leaves a nice, solid sheet of lace around the top of the beer. All in all, a very nice beer to look at, especially when compared to something like a regular Coors beer.
My least favorite thing about the aroma is the lack of power all around. It's heavily subdued and muzzled, with only a slight twinge of grains, malt sweetness, and some faintly metallic, dry and musty Noble hops. Perhaps a hint of wheat in the finish... is this beer made with wheat? I didn't think it was, but I could be wrong. Nothing offensive here, except for the overall impotence.
The first sip reveals a decent amount of citrus spritz and lemon zest which is actually a welcomed addition. A backbone of grains is immediately appreciated; lightly sweet with a subtle hop bitterness that washes over everything. The hops are somewhat ashy and musty and even a touch "stale", so I'm sticking with my original guess of some type of Noble hop.
Again, I'm picking up a little bit of wheat from mid-palate into the finish - it's actually pretty soft and relaxing and works perfectly with the citrus. The beer is light bodied, but still noticeably heavier than the slew of other macro lagers that you'll typically find. A nice, crisp, dry finish from the lager yeast closes things out.
I'm impressed in the way that I didn't hate this like I was expecting to. It's not something I'd ever go out of my way to order again, but if given the choice between this and your typical Bud, Miller, Coors, etc. products, I'd take this in a heartbeat. Quaffable to the max, though I wish the nose were a bit more lively to say the least.
07-03-2013 11:42:12 | More by tectactoe
3.48/5 rDev +3.9%
A: A medium amber beer with excellent clarity, some enthusiastic bubbles and a creamy, off-white head.
S: A moderately-light earthy and somewhat herbal hops with a moderate malt character. There is a light caramel note in the malt and the occasional hint of the metallic hops note. Other than that a clean, simple nose.
T: The flavor is dominated by a balance of moderate malt sweetness, medium-light hops bitterness and a moderate earthy and fruity hops flavor. The malt brings a light caramel character with overall malt being slightly stronger than the hops giving a balance that is a somewhat towards the malt. The finish is crisp with a brief hops bitterness aftertaste and a light fruit character.
M: A creamy medium bodied lager with a medium level of carbonation.
O: An all malt lager with a balance of enjoyable hop character. A good example of a style I really get to enjoy outside of home brewing circles.
12-07-2013 02:08:16 | More by MadScientist
3.98/5 rDev +18.8%
Sample bottle from the brewery, they are launching draft only for now ... not sure if they are ever going to bottle / can it.
Bubbly sea foam head, perfectly clear golden color. Fresh graininess leans towards a more rustic dried grass aroma with a kiss of hops in the back. Refreshing crisp bite enhances the graininess, a little rough around the edges. Hop bitterness is sharp and cuts through most of the malt. On the dry side and relatively clean.
Good drinking, reminds me of some of the retro-beers that are all the rage right now. That is a big hint to the MillerCoors marketing department ... tall boy cans, crack into the hipster crowd and this beer might actually make it.
05-04-2010 00:15:33 | More by Jason
4.88/5 rDev +45.7%
Served on tap in a pint glass.
Appearance: Amber color with a thin white head, good amount of carbonation.
Smell: Sweet, sugars, rice, malts, and some hops.
Mouthfeel/Taste: Light to medium bodied and very smooth. Taste sweet with hints of malts, rice and hops. Little bit of alcohol maybe.
Overall: Exceptional adjunct lager! I certainly was not expecting it to be that good, but I enjoyed every drop of that pint. If you see it, try it!
11-09-2012 14:07:04 | More by Cavanaghty
3.6/5 rDev +7.5%
Odd shaped twist off bottle poured into a pint glass.
Pours out a deep golden to copper color with 2 fingers worth of white head off the pour that fades to a retentive ring. Pretty good lacing. Good clarity, but not really that crystal clear body you usually find in an adjunct lager. Maybe the best adjunct lager I've ever seen as far as looks go.
Clean, mineral water lager yeast, and hints of sweet grain. Maybe a slight hint of toasted grain.
Clean and a fairly good flavor for an adjunct lager. Sweet, lightly toasted grains, mineral lager yeast, and just enough of a faint hop to call this balanced.
Light bodied, but not at all watery like every other adjunct lager I've had. Same goes for the carbonation.
Very drinkable, quenches the thirst on a hot day. Definatly one of the better adjunct lagers I've had, but that's still not saying much. Would I buy it again, NO.
04-18-2013 22:29:16 | More by dogfishandi
3.68/5 rDev +9.9%
Beer poured a golden amber/honey color with great clarity and a one-finger mostly white head. The smell is pretty faint. Little malts, little hops, little sours. The taste is solid and well-balanced, a nice blend. Malts and tarts up front and moderate hops and bitterness at the end that linger. The mouthfeel is light/medium with a creamy body. All in all, I enjoyed it. Maybe a little too much. It's neither too heavy, nor too light or watered down. I'd call it a solid session alternative to standard macros. If you're looking to get a buddy away from his Bud Light, Coors Light trend, maybe start him here.
Price: $9.99 for 6/pack
01-09-2014 03:06:20 | More by Golden32
Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,070 ratings.