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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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Reviews: 232 | Hads: 1,240
Photo of blakelive784
2.19/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 fl oz bottle served in a pilsner glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a transparent, dark gold color with a white two finger head. Retention is poor. Better looking than I expected, but still nothing special.

S - Mild, mild aroma. Some sweet pale malt and caramel is about all I get off this one. Disappointing to say the least.

T - Unrefined barley, stale cereal and a bit of oddly placed cream. It's a little more bitter on the finish from the generic hops, but this is the only thing that really differentiates this one from standard Coors. It's simple, uninspired, and in my opinion, just a marketing ploy.

M - Medium bodied, smooth, and strangely thick. It's o.k. at best.

D - Not a fan of this one. There's hardly anything that sets this apart from your everyday Coors. If you like the original, though, you won't be disappointed with this. (853 characters)

Photo of GarrettB
2.24/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

August 22nd, 2013 - Is Coors Batch 19 a clumsy appeal to craft beer drinkers? Or something else? I'm going with "something else". While the color is a nice basset hound brown, the smell and taste give very little for the picky, internet crusading beer reviewer to go on. The aroma is generically sweet and nutty, like peanuts, but tainted with an off-putting urine smell. This face-wrenching note also appears in the aftertaste, after a sweeter gulp of the peanut flavored sugars and a very, very busy carbonation. This beer was left on the tasting room table for either a waiter or a drinker far more desperate for a sip than me. (630 characters)

Photo of stakem
2.26/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into a pint. Thanks to Eric for continuing to spoil (?) me with a bunch of beer I would otherwise never get to try because I refuse to buy this sort of stuff. It appears in my glass a color of artificial caramel coloring that is perfectly clear with some yellowish hints around the edges. A mildly off-white cap resides atop and refuses to die in the glass. It paints some patches of lace on the glassware and honestly doesn't look that bad even by american adjunct standards.

The aroma is immediately reminiscent of a bunch of bad nights chugging coors original aka banquet beer in my pre-legal years. It smells of sweetness like caramel candy coupled with toffee, corn and buttered popcorn. There is a trace amount of herbal hops that try to break things up, but for the most part this smells like a dirty sugary adjunct brew.

The flavor of this brew is somewhat like buttered popcorn coupled with a bit of caramel to candy toffee flavoring. A faint amount of herbal hops are present that break up the sweetness of the malt but are not present enough to have any distinct flavoring. The aftertaste is minorly carbonic and includes some sulfur and hints of that almost artificial tasting caramel or toffee with herbal hops.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. In the past year I have had several "pre-prohibition brews" that were very enjoyable. This however was not that enjoyable. It tastes like coors original/banquet beer but with a dirty caramel flavor and a touch of herbal hops. (1,542 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
2.35/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Strangely not too bad for a Coors product.

Poured a clear golden color with a thin fizzy head; no real retention or lacing to speak of. Sweetness of pale malts in the nose, light leafy hops, spent grains. Toasted grains in the taste with an unexpected honey sweetness, backed by light leafy hops as detected in the aroma. Light body, easily drinkable, but overall lacking in flavor and complexity, as any basic adjunct lager would be. Still not bad, all things considered. (518 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
2.49/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

5.5% ABV confirmed. Best by May 27 2013. Acquired at Wally's Wine in Westwood earlier tonight. Reviewed live. Expectations are low given the brewery, but I've heard this isn't half-bad actually. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with an awesome bubbled-out grip on the neck and a branded pressure cap served into an Oskar Blues pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California.

I love the bottle and like the label.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired with food.

A: Pours a one finger beige colour head, with little cream, of bad thickness and bad (~1 minute) retention. Body colour is a clear translucent pale yellow-copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Looks a lot better than many other Coors products. No overt flaws. Standard fare.

Sm: Caramalt, light toasted malt, and generic floral hopping. Grainy, with some bland grassy notes as well. Pleasant and understated. A light to average strength aroma. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: Crystal malt. Caramalt. Clean barley. None of the straw or watery character typical of the style. I don't even get any corn. Floral hop character is timid but welcome. A nice graininess forms the bulk of the body. Some light grassy character, but it's bland. Overall, it tastes like a bad amber - which isn't half-bad for an American adjunct lager. A bit too sweet. It does have flavour. I wouldn't say I like it, but it's surprisingly tolerable and pleasant. Most notably, I can't find (and by find, I mean identify precisely) the adjunct in this adjunct lager; that's quite an achievement.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and chewy. Smoothness is artificial and off-putting. Carbonation is near perfect, to its credit. It has more body than I expected from a beer of its style, but it still comes off thin and weak.

Dr: Quite drinkable. Fit for beer pong; far more-so than other beers in the style. It's definitely one of the better adjunct lagers I've had, but it lacks the buttery feel of other "good" adjunct lagers. A lot of reviewers will attack this beer merely because of the brewery, but I'm confident if you hosted a blind taste test of crappy budget brews, this would take the top spot. And I think that says a lot. Hides its average ABV well. I'd get this again if I were at a macro-only bar. This is up there with Miller High Life as a go-to for power hours. Call it a guilty pleasure.

High D+ (2,486 characters)

Photo of NiceTaps
2.52/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a tapered pilsner glass.

A-Pours a golden color, minimal head, no lacing. There's plenty of lively carbonation (the best part of its appearance). Truthfully, this beer looks dirty.

S- Very grainy, stale. There is some note of a sweet candy but it is made up of smells that are just hard to get past the nose.

T- Grassy, wet grains, some caramel malt sweets...at best.

M- Watery, well carbonated. Sour finish.

O- It looks, smells, and tastes dirty. Were there no sanitation standards pre-prohibition? There is nothing good about this beer, and I am being polite and kind. (600 characters)

Photo of KFBR392
2.55/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Golden with accents of amber and light brown. Has a very clean clear look which to me just looks like it lacks some body. Slightly below average to average carbonation throughout.

Smell: Slightly sweet malt with a funky hop presence. Touches of amber, wheat, molasses, and prairie grass. Lacks a resounding presence though.

Taste: Crisp hop front. Some malt and yeast in the body which lack distinction. All flavors fade on the back half of this beer and leave almost nothing on the palette. Watery feeling is the lasting image left from this beer.

Mouthfeel: Light and watery.

Overall: Its not bad but not something I would go back to. Still has that big beer adjunct taste which I just cannot get past. But this beer is a step forward over their other products which shows some hope for the future. (816 characters)

Photo of Oysterhaven
2.59/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

I did not like this beer. I gave it a chance. It reminds me of all the beers AB tries to get creative with. The aftertaste is always Bud. In this case the aftertaste was Coors Light. Take Coors Light, add some hops and some coloring and this is what you'll end up with. (269 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
2.65/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured copper with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, spice, and grain. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, grain, earth, and subtle spice. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly average brew. Nothing on this one really stood out if I'm honest. I would like to give them credit for trying on this one but I really don't know why they felt the need to do so. Worth ticking if you get the chance, but that is about it. (619 characters)

Photo of chicagoanbeerone
2.68/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The smell was close to a lager like budweiser. It wasnt noting special plus its made by coors. It taste better than all the average lagers like budwesier, coors and heinken. It is more tatier and maltlier than your average beer and a slite bit more bitter cant taste alchol it taste fair. light and crisp refreshing with small citrus hops overall i try it once but never again

would not buy it again (400 characters)

Photo of SitkaSteve
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Ah, the ol' AAL in a different way or uh...er according to Coors.
This was poured into a pilsener.
The color was a light glossy yellow with a fizzy bubbly head that dissipated within about ten seconds. There wasn't any lacing.
The smell was grainy and slightly metallic.
So was the taste.
The mouthfeel was super light and sessionable. Could definitely be consumed in mass quantities.
Overall, well, though Coors tried to make something different, did it work ... not really for me. (488 characters)

Photo of SSS
2.78/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Seemed interesting, I only realized it was COORS when I opened it.
A-Golden yellow, nothing special
S-Smells like a typical Coors beer, metalic
T-Not something to remember
M-Again, standard Coors
O-I was not impressed, the guy at ABC Liquor was very excited, and sold me well, bastard! This is nothing different than the standard Coors crap from Walmart. (355 characters)

Photo of rangerred
2.78/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

An aggressive pour yields a rock three finger head over a clear amber body. Suprisingly good head retention with a decent amount of lacing.

Aroma has a very metallic note that I don't enjoy at all. A little bit of light toast and caramel is in the background along with some spicy hops. It is all overshadowed, however, by metal.

The flavor is a little bit better with a decent amount of caramel and some hints of light toast. There is an overall sweetness about this beer that almost gives off hints of molasses. Mild bitterness with a little bit of wet grass towards the finish. Mouthfeel is sticky and too sweet for the style limiting drinkability.

Overall, this seems like less of a Classic American Pilsner and more of a poorly made amber lager. If the sweetness were dialed back a bit and the metallic aroma taken care of this could be a decent beer. If I want an older style American beer, I'll take a Schlitz Gusto. (959 characters)

Photo of Gavage
2.79/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: golden amber in color with a wispy 1/4" head that broke apart in seconds.

Smell: a bit of a sweet and herbal aroma was a bit off putting here.

Taste: light caramel flavor with some grainy malt sweetness, some grass, and a mild hop bitterness created somewhat of an off balanced and sweeter than exepected lager.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Light crispness to start, smooth at the finish. Relatively clean aftertaste.

Overall: this one was hard to finish after the first few swigs. Didn't know this was a Coors product until I looked it up, but it was disappointing from the the first sip. (602 characters)

Photo of hosehead83
2.8/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from an "old-timey" looking bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear antique gold in color, with a short, airy head of white foam.
Aroma-Faint pale malt
Taste-Right off-the-bat off-putting metallic note, pale malt. A couple of German specialty hops are listed on the bottle, but my taste buds are having a hard time finding their hiding place. Maybe Batch 20 will be better. Here's hoping. (396 characters)

Photo of zeff80
2.84/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Clear, copper color with an off-white, one-finger head of foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of caramel and grains.

T - Caramel and toffee with some spiciness.

M - Crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied lager.

O - This is nice. Better than regular Coors. (289 characters)

Photo of CuriousMonk
2.85/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at We the Pizza in Washington DC. Pours a medium glowing golden with a small white head. Aroma of pale malt, some sweet caramel, grainy and a touch of honey. Flavor is much of the same, a bit of honey, pale grain and slightly bland. A fairly strong metallic flavor I wasn't big on. Finishing lightly bitter and a touch of grassy hops. Light to medium body and a fairly high carbonation. Interesting what they are going for, though could have been better still. (467 characters)

Photo of deepchills
2.87/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass.
Nice pour, 1/2 of rich head on top of a perfectly golden body.

Light nose of bread, lemon and a little malt.

Decent flavor, light hops, some lemon and grass. Odd sourness in the finish.

Not bad overall, though not one of my favorite beer styles. This one was given to me, and if the next one is i'll drink it, but being a Coors product it isn't something i'll ever buy.

Lechayim (428 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
2.91/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Well - had to try this, it was all the pub had that I hadn’t already tried. Pours a clear golden amber with a fluffy and fine-bubbled wheat head. Have to give the big brews credit, they know how to make their pseudo-craft brews look. Strongly fruity and rather sweet aroma has a malty undertone. Flavor, though, is quite good - malty, fruity and hoppy, rather toothsome. Body is about average, though there is decent fizz. Coors, you’re not fooling anybody - but your Batch 19 is at least superior to your other stuff. Gotta give the devil his due. ;) (555 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a dimple mug)

A- This beer pours a crystal clear light copper hue with a billowing pale white head supported by a racing carbonation of big bubbles.

S- The clean aroma has some hints of flint and dry Noble hops as it opens

T- The dry astringent taste has some slightly grassy Noble hops hints with a bitter her note that lingers. There is a slight buttery quality that comes through in the finish.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a tight little fizz and some hints of astringency in the finish.

O- There is some nice soft hops flavor but it is to dry and astringent to really enjoy and no malt character shows up. (640 characters)

Photo of NWFLyer
2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on draft in one a few test markets in the US, at McTeagues's Saloon in San Francisco.
A - Poured a pale amber in a 16 oz. (strangely enough; N.B. Ranger IPA) glass. Slight head which diminished in less than 90 seconds. Minimal lacing.
N - Olfactory coefficient was relatively low. Very subtle aromas of hops and malted barley. Perhaps a slightly musty odor also evident.
T - Pleasant, but not extraordinary. There is nothing offensive about this lager, but nothing exceptional either. The most predominant features are a smooth malty flavor combined with a very mild bitterness derived from the hops. Floral notes are minimal.
M - This lager has an above average mouthfeel, IMO. It is mildly creamy and definitely smooth. Once again, it is pleasant, but not exceptional.
Given that this is a product of the SA/Miller/Coors conglomeration, this beer is a solid average to above-average brew. The bar tendress at this saloon commented that numerous patrons had come to the bar in search of this particular beverage. According to her testimony, upon realizing that is was within their grasp, many expressed that they had achieved beer Nirvana! I am unwilling to extend that degree of self actualization! I am grateful that I was able to sample this self described 'Pre-Prohibition Recipe Lager', but I would not go out of my way to find it in the future. (1,362 characters)

Photo of SaltofOH
2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed 1-23-2015. Threshold beer glass. Bottle dated Feb. 9-2015.

Appearance: Pours a crystal-clear dark gold/light amber. Foamy, off-white head. VERY LITTLE carbonation. Retains a thin whitish film of a head. Some spotty lacing on the glass. Nice bottle with a twist-off cap.

Aroma: "Beery" Smells like an AAL. Smells like Coors [Banquet], actually (not like Dortmunder Gold which is what I expected). Pretty plain.

Taste: Not bad; very German. Clean, dry arrival. Malty mid-palate. Sweetening toward end. Than a malty and lightly bitter finish. A touch on the sweet side.

Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of mid-weight. Slightly slick (odd for a lager). More carbonation than expected from the appearance.

Overall: Certainly, no one will disapprove if you bring this to a barbecue in the fall. It is a bit sweet, though clearly German hopping. Not as roasty as Eliot Ness; sweeter than Sam Adams; WAY sweeter than Dortmunder Gold. Nice for a change, but a bit Blah. Perhaps would be better in warmer weather. (1,035 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a five finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Almost clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Sweet bread nose, flavor is bread and grass, malty sweet, hints of hops at finish. $1.99 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA. (288 characters)

Photo of hdf561
2.94/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on draft poured into a special Batch 19 glass.

Dark to amber color in appearance, smell of hops and not much else. Taste was actually kind of plain which I was surprised about. Can definetly taste the hops but not much else. Good carbination as well, slight bitter after tatse but not overwhelming.

This beer was just OK I would drink it again but all of the things I have heard about it, and the hype around it I expected alot more it was just a regular beer. It is worth a try and it is a great attempt by Coors to branch out. (541 characters)

Photo of TopherBreski
2.96/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Beautiful brown and copper color with a ton of carbonation and a head that clinger to the edges of my glass forever. Very good wheat smell. Taste is not very good. It's super fizzy and tastes like tree bark. (208 characters)

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