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Batch 19 - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

232 Reviews
THE BROS
89
very good

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Reviews: 232
Hads: 1,240
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 18.05%
Wants: 40
Gots: 219 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jason on 05-04-2010

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Photo of slow3v
4.33/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Deep, golden with a nice head poured into a standard pint glass.

S-Light, malty and smooth smelling

T-Great balanced flavor, with a lot of different notes standing out. Maltiness, a hint of hop or a "sharp edge," but overall extremely smooth and flavorful.

M-Good smooth mouthfeel, not overly carbonated but not heavy either.

O-Great overall. I picked it up from a local grocery sore first, and have since been asking / requesting for it at a few local bars. No tap handles yet to be seen but a few places offer it in bottles. (532 characters)

Photo of Mojave_Ted
4.31/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I've been looking for a good drinkable/poundable lager for a long time (and NO, Guinness 'Black' is not the answer). Ales are too heavy in %alc, flavor and calories/carbs. This lays between a light pilsner and a run of the mill ale.

I got this by accident. If I'd seen it was a Coors product I'da left it on the shelf (I do drink Coors Light). Glad I didn't.

I poured it into an original old school Coors pilsner glass. The color is perfect, just golden amber brown and translucent.

the bubbles are fine and consistent. But not as fine as Guinness 'Draught'. It is not over carbonated either. Has perfect carbonation imo. You'd have to really screw up to get an overflowing head in a glass.

The flavor is rich with hops being the most notable flavor and then a floral/aromatic/sweet-ish flavor.

The after taste is subtle and good. This beer sips great 'til the last drop. Not sour or bitter. I did mention 'sweet', but NOT like a MGD.

I drink it from the bottle or poured into a glass. At 5.5% it's stouter than light pilsners, but much much tastier. This is a good dinner beer as it doesn't bloat.

I like this more than Guinness "Black". I will never buy Guinness "Black" again, but if you have a 'fridge or cooler full of it, I will pound it down.

However, it's a bit pricey considering its origin. (1,313 characters)

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.31/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

My favorite beer to date. I'm a history guy so when I saw a pre-prohibition style lager, I had to get it. Could not be happier with the decision. Good color, wasn't a fan of the smell because I didn't realize that the first batch I picked up was way past the suggested date. It still tasted great though. Then had to buy a new batch not past the date and it was even better. Can't believe it's made by Coor's. Thanks a lot, Prohibition, for making this delicious beer disappear for almost a century (498 characters)

Photo of IndustrialCanine
4.29/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer blew me away for a SAB/Miller product.
I worked in the industry for several years and frankly I'm tired of crap craft ales. Here is a lager that has bite, mouthfeel, and hop aromas.

I've rotated to lagers because I can't take the yeast that's in the solution of most ales at this point. After years of being a massive hop head I developed an allergy to hops. This beer brings me back in a format that doesn't destroy me.

I'll be buying another sixer in the future. (477 characters)

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled tonight on 3/19/14 though I had this once before back in 2012. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a medium amber with not much a 2-finger white head that settles down to a thin layer on top. Lots of lacing was seen with each sip. The aroma is of different sweet hops and malts. Taste of like a corn sweetness followed up by gentle hops. Overall very enjoyable. If this is what some beer tasted like before Prohibition in 1919, then fire up the ol' DeLorean and lets take a trip 'Back to the Future" to taste some more early-type brews. Great job Coors! (619 characters)

Photo of dbraz45
4.23/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance is a deep bronze, mildly carbonated, with a thick white head. The taste is hop forward, but not overly hoppy, balanced out with malt character. Batch 19 is a well rounded brew. This is a very solid offering from Coors. I can't help but think that many reviewers are biased because this is produced by a big brewer. I will definitely keep this one in my rotation, and I advise any beer lover to at least give this one a shot. (439 characters)

Photo of mjurney
4.23/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Amber-gold color, clear. Lots of small bubbles rising up to the top. Thick frothy head. Leaves a very nice lacing behind.

Aroma:
Very strong aroma... Citrus-spicy hops, sweet malts, a little piney.

Taste:
Sweet malts, bready, toasted, a little caramel, just a dash of corn. Hop bitterness is medium, sharp, but mainly citrus-piney. Finish is very dry. Body is light-medium, carbonation is very active, crisp. (422 characters)

Photo of pkalix
4.21/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

nice orangish-peach color, decent-looking, smallish amount of head.
smells of some sweeter-like malts with some hop balance.
tastes sweet up front, with some hop bitterness at the finish. a decent taste.
medium to heavy feel on the tongue.
overall.... idunno.... where do THE BROS get a 90? but i am pleasantly surprised to find this is a coors product. they've apparently figured out what it takes whereas buttwiper continues to put out 'gourmet swill'... the bottle looks great, the label is intriguing, the beer is very decent. the lacing is a bit thin but this is easily a brew one can drink a couple of in a row. (617 characters)

Photo of AnalogReigns
4.2/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Well I'll be....I'd heard rumors that if you went to the tap room at the Coors plant in Golden, CO, they actually had some really good small batch beers...available only there. I've always considered regular Coors beer watery and nearly taste-free--I'll take a PBR over all the macro-beers. This beer though is quite lovely, with a sweet malty nose and noticeable hops in the taste--like a good basic German or maybe more Czech, lager. Sweet, slightly corn, but extremely well balanced against the hops. I'm guessing this is about 25 IBUs or so, which is right in the running for Czech or German lagers. Clean palat-cleansing finish--a very satisfying session beer. If only NORMAL Coors were so good!

Proves too that pre-prohibition American lagers really were/are respectable, decent beers, which shouldn't be despised by the IPA-or-nothing crowds....

This really is a great beer, all the more for the fact that a macro-brewery made it...proving those guys really are capable of making delicious beers--if American consumers actually demanded them... (1,053 characters)

Photo of basi76
4.18/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Muy Chingona Bironga, nunca pensé que la Coors, ó ahora fusionada con la Miller, pudiera hacer algo gueno,, bueno... siendo de un pueblo chido esta con madre que lléguen buenas cervezas a los anaqueles, en fin, me pareció algo entre una Dortmunder y una Märzen, buen cuerpo, muy buen sabor balanceado entre las maltas caramelos y el lúpulo, que me imagino es el mismo lúpulo que usan en la coors normal. 5.5 grados de alcohol, suficiente para mi. cheers!

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Good Bironga are tough, I never thought that Coors, or Miller now merged with, could do something gueno, well ... being a mother is with cool people arriving good beers to the shelves, finally, I found something between a Dortmunder and a Märzen, good body, very good flavor balanced between malt and hops candies, which I guess is the same hops used in the coors normal. 5.5 degrees of alcohol, enough for me. cheers! (900 characters)

Photo of Mike_Moe
4.17/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Light brown color, semi clear light brown head.
Aroma: Very light malt and hops smell.
Taste: Light roasted malt flavor, nice hopped finish; medium bodied.
Overall: This is well brewed beer. The lightly roasted malt flavor is accented with well balanced hopped finished. A good, fairly light bodied beer, with decent flavor. Great on hot day. Hats off to Coors for this one. (388 characters)

Photo of palma
4.17/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Chops Steakhouse Sacramento

I like the marketing. Cool tap handle. Like the throwback theme

Strong jump on the palate from the start. American strong ale feelings
Malty. Apricot. Almost cloying. Tasty. Strong herbal flavors in the middle. Oily.

Becomes crisp at the end. Lingering grassy hops.

This is an excellent adjunct lager. After finding out this was Coors I was very surprised. nice job. (411 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
4.17/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at River Fest in Casper yesterday.

A medium gold pour, good head of foam, some lacing.

The smell was of caramel malt, light grain, light hops which were on the spicy side.

The taste was very good. Some sweetness, a spicy hop kick, very light grain; I think the show case of Batch 19 is how tasty the hops translated in the taste. I got 3 samples and I yearned for more.

This brew really impressed me and I wish I had it available locally whenever I wanted it. (474 characters)

Photo of AaronHomoya
4.15/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Recently had on tap served in a tall 22 oz glass. This outing was the first I had heard of this beer, and though it is made by Coors, I was curious to try their take on a pre-prohibition lager (especially after seeing the positives reviews on here).

The appearance is noticeably darker and richer than the standard American light lager. There's more of a golden, light caramel character to the look. The smell is nice, with noble hops and clean malt coming through. Very full and beer-y, for lack of a better term. The taste is similarly nice. Clean lager yeast and a bit of corn, but still good malt and an earthy, noble hop finish. Mouthfeel was nicely fuller than a light lager.

Overall I quite enjoyed this beer and would gladly drink it often, especially in the summer, I think. (786 characters)

Photo of pmcadamis
4.12/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark for the style. Slightly hazy. Nice little foamy white head with a smattering of dish soap lace.

S - Mildly flowery on top of some creamed corn notes. There is a strange and slightly "off" note of medicinal herbs, but I like it.

T - Caramel, creamed corn, butternut squash, and some herbal tea hop notes. Chamomile.

M - Wow. This is a solidly built beer.... especially for the style. Big carbonation leads to a hint of cream before flipping a switch over to desiccating dryness. Lingering grassy and limey hops.

I cracked this thinking it would be a gimmick, as in "let's bottle some slightly thicker 'Silver Bullet' and market it as something historical." Well, turns out that this is actually a really good brew! If this is what macro lagers were like back in 1919, fire up the DeLorean and take me back! (818 characters)

Photo of vickersspitfire
4.11/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was crystal clear and had a brownish/golden hue to it, mild carbonation and it was topped off with an off white head that quickly thinned out into a small congregation of bubbles. It did have some mild lacing. Overall, this beer looked nice and inviting. The aroma was a bit thin, some roasted wheat mixed in with roasted hops came through, but I couldn’t pick up much else. The taste was really good, smooth throughout and a mild hops flavor dominated the beer, some mild citrus flavors like orange zest are present. Bitter all around but the bitterness isn’t overwhelming. The aftertaste has a mild hoppy and alcohol taste but it’s easy to swallow. By the way, this beer has a light-to-medium mouth feel. Overall not bad, I personally wouldn’t buy this one on a regular basis, but I do have to say you’ve got to try this one. (846 characters)

Photo of scaliasux
4.11/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Deep gold with maybe a little red. Clear. About a half inch of foamy white head. Fairly persistent.

Smell - Pale malt. Pretty standard for an adjunct lager, maybe a little stronger than most.

Taste - This actually has a very appealing flavor. Mainly sweet, light malt, but with a tasty hit of caramel. Citrusy hops noticeable in the finish, but not prominent per style.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp.

Overall - This beer stands out among its american lager peers. Light and refreshing, but flavorful and appealing. How can it come from Coors? (557 characters)

Photo of chicost84
4.11/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm the original anti beer snob, love craft, but grew up on Coors and still unapologetically stock it at home. So I was really excited to try this offering … I was not disappointed. Nice clear, golden brown color with an ample white head, the lacing still in my empty pint. I dig hops, and while subtle, the hoppy notes are clearly present in Batch 19. Good entry beer for anyone just getting into crafts and learning what hops bring to the table.
Hey Coors, put your name on this one proudly. Solid effort! (511 characters)

Photo of Brad007
4.09/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great reviews for a Coors product? I had to see for myself. The 6 pack was only $7 total. Hmm.

Pours a nice golden/copper with a huge white head into my glass. Very nice way to start and not what I usually associate with Coors.

Crisp with a good pine/citrus hop bite mated to bready malt. It smells closer to an actual pils as well.

Sweet and grainy with buttered bread and light citrus hop notes. Doughy. Though not quite a pils, it tastes very close to one.

No "metallic" aftertaste here. Light and fluffy with lingering buttered bread and citrus hops.

I have to admit, I'm impressed with this one. I didn't think that Coors had it in them to produce such a drinkable beer. It's really quite a shame that pre-prohibition lagers aren't attempted more often by BMC. They might win over some new drinkers in the process. (827 characters)

Photo of Warmonster
4.06/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer really surprised me.. and since then I've drank a ton of it... I actually buy it by the case... The look and taste are both good, but what got me the most was the smells as the beer warmed... you can literally smell the strongest floral smells I think I've ever smelled in a beer... it literally starts smelling like flowers are in the beer... The taste also gets more complex as the beer warms.. I recommend drinking this only slightly cold.. or take it out of the fridge and let it set for 10 mins or so... When I seen coors brewed this I couldn't believe it... At least someone over there knows wtf theyre doing, haha... Sure isn't the brewer coors light and that other crap beer they make... If you haven't tried this beer you should. (748 characters)

Photo of pb9613
4.04/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: This beer pours a beautiful brownish gold color with a white head that barely lingers.

Smell: Smells clean with a heavy malt flavor. There is no off smell from the adjunct grains. Very light hops but that is expected from the noble hops used.

Taste: A solid malt beer with a hint of hops. A lot better than most lagers from the major breweries.

Mouthfeel: A light beer which is expected from a lager.

Overall: This is a winner from Coors. (456 characters)

Photo of GMB
4.02/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A standard pour of Coors' Batch 19 Lager yields a semi-viscous snow-white foam atop a golden-amber body. The flurry of medium-sized bubbles that exploded in the glass just after the initial pour quickly turns into a steady sheet of champagne-like army of tiny bubbles, equidistantly spaced, that race towards the top.

The nose is delightful. Moist hay, green apple cider, and elderflower spring to mind.

The taste follows the nose to a tee. The sour flavor of fermented green apples dominates. The bitter aromatics of elderflower and lavender emerge in the back end and are sustained throughout the beer's surprisingly long hang.

The value of a beer's mouthfeel is typically determined by considering the way in which it complements the beer's flavor. This is true here, too: the beer is light on the palate and allows its crisp, tart flavors of green apple to shine. But quick whirl around the tongue tosses up some of the frothiest, most pleasing foam my tongue has touched in a long time. Yes. That's what I call nearly perfect.

Coors' Batch 19 is the American macro-brewery's attempt to cash in on the recent explosion of craft brewing in the US. I purchased this bottle expecting not to like it. What a surprise. No. What a shock! For the first time, I'm nostalgic for the 19th century and looking forward to trying more of these "pre-prohibition" beers, which have been increasingly visible on the craft beer scene of late. (1,435 characters)

Photo of timn
4.02/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice medium golden brown, clear, with some carbonation visible. A lot of foamy head on this that sticks around for a while, and never disappeares completely.

S: Pretty light on the smell. Some malt and bread aromas, but not a lot here.

T: Unlike the smell, there is a lot going on here. Has a nice malty, bread taste, complimented by a very nice hint of slight hoppy bitterness, and finishing with a moderate sweetness. Really very nice.

M: Mouthfeel also very good. Medium-bodied, slightly sticky, with just the right amount of carbonation.

O: I didn't realize until I brought this home that it was brewed by Coors, at which point I became quite skeptical. But this was a very nice surprise. The taste has a great amount of complexity and balance, and they nailed the mouthfeel. I could definitely see myself buying this again sometime. (852 characters)

Photo of Zorro
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found bottled at Jubilation in Albuquerque.

Clear amber colored beer with a small white colored head. This is significantly darker than any current lager from a major American brewer.

Quite hoppy, you can smell it from quite a distance away. Scents of corn and toasted grain with a strong noble hop scent. Spicy hop with grass, hay and a herbal scent I can only describe as sassafras root.

Starts out mildly sweet with a sharp hop bite at the end. Pleasantly hoppy, not quite bitter though. Herbal hop bite tastes much like it smells.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a damn good lager! If Coors tasted like this I would drink it a lot more often than about once a year! (669 characters)

Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by June 10, 13:

Pours deep golden with a creamy/bubbly white head that has good staying power. Ample lacing sticks.

The smell is pretty clean, with caramel and some earthy hops.

The taste is sweet - caramel - with bitterness backing it up and mixing in well - herbal and earthy. It has a refreshing finish that hangs on for awhile.

It has a nice body to it - thicker than typical. It has a malty smoothness with a crispness without being fizzy.

Well, this is probably the best in style I've had. Basic, but well-balanced and smooth. This is a solid choice for a basic, "sessionable" brew! (598 characters)

Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.