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Batch 19 - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

935 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 935
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 18.4%


Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-04-2010)
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cavedave

New York

3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful, clear gold, with a lasting finger of white fluff.

A slightly sour yeast aroma, with spicy and floral hop lightly sharing the bouquet with some sweet grain.

It tastes much better than the smell prepared me for, nice yeast and grainy sweet to start, balanced very well by the hops that come on at the end of the sip to leave a pleasant spice and floral taste. Balanced and clean. Nice.

Refreshing medium carb., easy drinking, with a clean and tasty finish.

Wish I could have had this available back in the day, tasty lager beer that is a cut above the regular BMC fare.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 00:32:57 | More by cavedave
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timfelix

New York

3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a nice beer. Meets my standard "tastes like beer". I am not a fan of the strongly hopped flavors that are most prevalent today in "beer". This one tastes like a good beer, but could have a touch more strength in flavor.
It is good.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2013 16:21:51 | More by timfelix
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USAF77

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours nicely into a lovely gold with a rich, thick creamy head with medium carbonation.

Smells well. I get sweet malt and floral hops.

Mouthfeel is pretty good but it kinda lacks the dry after taste in a premium Lager like Third Shift, a favorite, also made by Coors. I would like a tad more bite and a little more taste lingering in the upper mouth.

taste is where its at with this beer. This is a damn good tasting Beer. Utterly delicious. Sweet and Malty but not overly. A bit of dryness after the sip, tho I wish it had more. You CAN feel it traveling to the stomach, as i can with all beer above 5.00 abv.

I dont know what else to say. I really love this stuff. This and Third Shift are now my prime Lagers.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 21:04:50 | More by USAF77
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a rusty golden-amber color. Brilliant clarity. Two fingers of a bone white, wet and creamy head retain very well. A thin, fine-bubbled layer of lacing blankets the glass. High marks for appearance.

S: Sweet corn and a light grainy scent. Bready and doughy yeast. Grassy hops. Fairly straightforward, but actually quite appealing on the nose.

T: Sweet corn, bready and toasted grain. Light caramel. Slight touch of doughy yeast. Zing of herbal hops mid-palate is reminiscent of thyme. Herbal hop character builds and shifts a little. Very clean. Dry cereal grains lead into the finish and close it out nicely along with a fading herbal hop presence.

M: Medium bodied. Nice presence in the mouth; slight firmness, ultra creamy. Moderate scrubbing carbonation. Very smooth.

O: As much as many beer aficionados love to bash BMC products, there's really nothing to hate here. This is a nicely done beer all around. It's straightforward and simple enough, but it doesn't hold back. There's some real malt character and hop taste to it. For once it seems that Coors isn't totally pandering to the lowest common denominator by making a safe but lifeless beer. Batch 19 may be the game changer. This beer can compete.

Notes: The branding seems to be piggybacking on what some craft brands are already doing, namely Brooklyn (see Brooklyn Lager and its pre-prohibition plug) and Pretty Things (the historical recipes series). They also seem to be trying to tap into that rebellious craft beer spirit. Mixing in a little bit of that old-timey throwback feel too. It works though. It'll be interesting to see how this sells down the line and where they go with it.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 01:22:58 | More by ryan1788a5
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.91/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Excellent copper brown. Is this really an adjunct? Very thin layer of lacing that is slightly off-white.

Smell: Caramel and slight fruit notes. Some berries or apple cider maybe.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Very grassy in the head. Some fruity caramel malt follows. Finishes with more dry grass. Light-slightly medium body with nice crispness. Excellent dryness.

Overall: I'll be damned. Easily my favorite Coors product. This beer should stirs up nostalgic images of rugged, blue collar lunch breaks at the steel mill. I will be getting this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 02:52:45 | More by tjsdomer2
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bilyboy65

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I can't believe I like a beer made by Coors. That's not a prejudice statement towards the big 3, I just honestly don't like beers made by Coors.

This is a nice color to match a grade A honey or light maple syrup. Clear and free of imperfections. Good amount of carbon bubbles that feed a lasting white head.

To back up the nice looks is a better smell and taste. Mild in flavors with malts that are faint and hinting. The hops are mild grainy hops. The taste is nice as it sits on your tongue as the sweetness comes and goes and leaves a nice slight bitterness.

Goes down smooth. I'll enjoy a lot of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 04:31:05 | More by bilyboy65
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this on tap out for dinner with the family. Would have liked about five more. This was served well chilled in a Batch 19 tulip style pint glass.

A) Really nice looking golden amber. It was clean and clear. There was a nice finger of creamy white head on this one. The head settled to a dusting, and there was some nice lacing too. This was photo quality right here.

S) There is sweet malt aroma, little hint of caramel. This is followed by a pleasing hint of earthy hops. As I nipped on this one a bit, I picked up a little green grape aroma too.

T) Close to the nose. This has really nice balance. I didn't find this to have any of those off flavors, that typically keep me from drinking adjunct lagers. Nice malt presence, but not overly sweet. It mingles well with a touch of hops, that provides just the right amount of bitterness. This finishes clean, slightly dry, with a good aftertaste.

M) Really nice feel, definitely not thin. This is on the lighter side of medium, not over carbonated. It's smooth, nearly creamy. This goes down easy.

O) This was darn good. If your looking to tip back a few lagers during the game, or just hanging out, my advice would be not to overlook this option, simply because of the brewer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2012 03:36:31 | More by RoamingGnome
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ckraft77


3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A - Amber color with a white head that doesn't dissipate quickly.

S - strong smell. very pleasent.

T - Greast taste. Strong first impression with a moderate lingering after taste

F - good carbonation. Strong sense of individualality.

O - Great brew. Would drink again and recommend. I enjoyed it straight from the bottle and from a frosted Mason Jar :)

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 23:16:57 | More by ckraft77
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BrewskiGal

South Carolina

3.94/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a great "anytime" beer. Though it has a slight "skunky" smell to it, its taste does not reflect that.

It is pretty highly carbonated and it's mouthfeel is light and thin. Upon a sip, the immediate flavor is sharp and slightly hoppy - almost a copper-flavored hop. It remains bitter from start to finish, but the flavor smooths through a hint of grassiness and ends on a grainy wheat flavor - which happens to be an attribute of most of my favorite beers.

Like another reviewer said, I think many people are rating this lower than it deserves simply because it is made by Coors. Of generic, run of the mill, canned beers, Coors ranks low for me. Maybe just about Natty Ice. This doesn't even taste reminiscent of typical Coors and it is worth a shot. I definitely stand with the Brothers rather than user average on this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 03:45:45 | More by BrewskiGal
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by May 27, 2013 (Today is 12-25-2012)

A-Deep, regal golden color....nice white head that rims glass.

S-Light bready malt characteristics...some caramel as well.

T-I really like the flavor of this....nice maltiness....bready with some caramel notes...also some dark fruit (plums) notes at times as it finishes with a light twang of hoppiness which reminds more of a light cherry like tartness than bitterness...

M-Medium bodied to the light side of medium bodied....finishes slightly dry...firm carbonation..

O-I seemed to like the first few bottles of this more than now when I am sitting down to review. Didn't pickup the tart finish as much previously. Regardless this is a nice beer for an adjunct lager. I've read some criticism about the actually effort to reduplicate this beer and how they fell short and what they could have done better. I agree with those thoughts but this drinks ok anyhow. Wouldn't buy it for the price again but if priced like a regular BMC I'd pick it up from time to time..

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 20:06:25 | More by ZAP
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fairly drinkable beer. Poured at a good temperature with a thick, cream-colored, medium size head that settles after a bit and some lace. Color is a clear medium amber with a few slow bubble trails. Aroma is a tad perfumey, malt, grass. Flavor's like nose, tang and mild sweetness up front, bitter in back. Not too complex, but drinkable. Body/carbonation decent. Finish is like flavor, on the short side.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 05:47:32 | More by drpimento
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Aaron_Ramson

California

3.96/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very unique and interesting bottle that appears to have the shape of a barrel molded into the neck. Poured a nice light copper that was bright at the bottom of the glass, but appeared just a little hazy just under the head which was quick to dissipate and did not last long. The smell was the familiar tang of American lager; tart, sour metallic tang mixed with sweet malts and barely noticeable hops. The mouthfeel is much thicker than any American style lager; sweet malt and maize dominate with some hop bitterness coming near the end; it feels almost under-carbonated compared to the "sting" that's expected with an adjunct lager.
All in all this is an enjoyable beer that tastes like something from a craft brewery. Not perfect, and it would be difficult to session a beer like this because of its tendency to become cloyingly sweet and thick in the mouth, but still something I would crave and enjoy drinking occasionally. A lot of pretentious snobs comment here that it tastes like a Coors product. They're full of baloney. If you put it in a micro-brew bottle and served it to them, they would not know the difference. If you see some at your local store, try it and see for yourself.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 02:05:29 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2010 00:15:33 | More by Jason
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alphagnome

Iowa

3.98/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Transparent, golden colored body topped with a nice, finger-thick head that hangs around for some time. Carbonation is abundant and lacing is impressive for the style!

Aroma:
Slightly sweet and heavy on wheat notes. A fair bit of malt and light grains. Every now and again, I'll catch some lemon peel.

Taste:
Good! I honestly wasn't expecting much chracter, and I'm happy to report I was wrong. A nice, grainy body with some light cirtus notes. A decent amount of hop presence provides a light, crisp bitter bite. A nice, subtle spice is also noticable - mostly pepper.

Mouthfeel:
Creamy, smooth, and refreshing! Crisp finish leaves you wanting more. Carbonation is off the charts. Light-bodied, this should please many.

Overall:
A pleasant surprise! I had no idea Coors was capable of such a product. Easy to drink and refreshing. Everyone should go into this one with an open mind and prepare to be blown away because it's not just a good beer for a domestic brewery, it's just a good beer period.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 18:39:26 | More by alphagnome
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thegodfather2701

North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This review was based on the beer within its style that is why it is higher than it would be if I were comparing it to craft beers.

A-Dark gold with thick off white head that lasts longer than expected and leaves some decent lacing

S-very muted, but kind of musty and generic

T-Malty with a hint of hops-it seems kind of soapy and slightly musty

M-very thick for the style and not as much carbonation as usual which is great

D-very drinkable beer indeed

Overall, this is considerably better than your typical American Adjunct Lager. Its much more flavorful and fuller bodied. You could definitely do worse.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 21:45:54 | More by thegodfather2701
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Bright, clear golden color. Poured a fizzy white head with fair retention to a thin skim. Laced in small blotches. Decanted lightly.

S: Hay and grass. Faint note of wet grains.

T: Grainy malts up front. Yields quickly to a sharp bitter lending to an excellent balance and clean finish.

M: Light body. Moderate carbonation. Crisp and dry.

D: Very drinkable. Don't really taste the adjuncts like most of its ilk.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2010 15:05:14 | More by Haybeerman
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MaltsOfGlory

Oregon

4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a standard one finger head, the head is almost pure white, maybe slightly off white, it is puttering away fairly fast, it's not a bad head though, from what I can tell from the head that has stuck around, it's good, decent lacing. The body is traditionally darker than a standard lager, it's a very unique color, almost a 50/50 mix between golden/yellow, and amber, I've never seen a beer like this before. For the most part this beer is transparent, but it is dark enough that it objects your view just a little bit. Overall....the head went away fast, but it left good foam and lacing, the body is mostly see through, but it's a really unique color, so overall the look is confusing - unique, bad in some areas, good in others, final conclusion - it looks good. Very good aroma, perfect balance between hops and malts, at least in terms of lagers. The malts come through first, and they are very sweet smelling, but not an offensive or overpowering sweet, it smells just right. Then the hops come through the smell a little bit in the second half of the aroma. Overall I would like the smell to be bigger, but I can't ask much more from Coors and an adjunct lager. Considering everything - this smells really good. Maybe a tiny bit of cheap adjuncts, but not really at all, maybe some honey in here in fact, which would be very nice, anyways, I'm ranting, like I said - good smell. The taste is very interesting, the first thing I get is malt, sweet malt, but like I thought on the smell, it's not offensive, it works with the beer very well. Then comes a nice hop bite, very small, but very noticeable as well. I do notice a nice honey flavor appearing in a few different places in this beer. Overall it's a very smooth, drinkable, tasty beer. The flavor isn't huge, but it really shouldn't be for the style. Overall it tastes really good. Mouthfeel is very good for a lager, not too much carbonation, it's just right, and it's not too watery in the mouth. Drinkability is very high, cause it's light and very tasty. Overall there really isn't anything wrong with this beer, is it outstanding? No, but it's very tasty and pretty dang good. I can't believe how high I rated this beer, considering it's made by Coors, but by gosh it deserves it.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2011 07:26:55 | More by MaltsOfGlory
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Elways - Cherry Creek. I believe this beer suffers in ratings as a result of it's brewer, Coors. One of the better Adjunct Lagers out there, in my opinion. On to the review:

Beer arrived in a pint glass, translucent golden amber color with a finger's width of white bubble foam, good retention and lacing. The nose is malty sweet with hints of earthy hops and caramel sweetness. The flavor is mild and approachable with a solid malt foundation and mild bitterness. Well balanced without a hint of skunk that is so prevalent with the style. Finishes clean and crisp. Good. Lighter bodied but not watered down, nice, easy to drink. Overall, again one of the better adjunct lagers out there.

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2012 20:00:54 | More by hopfacebrew
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TheSarge

Illinois

4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw a display of this beer, and was lured in by the packaging. Didn't realize this was a Coors product until I got home and scoured the packaging for who was behind this shadowy looking brew.

The appearance of this brew is quite more appetizing than your standard Coors. Makes a strong two finger thick white foam crown, and the body is copper brown in color, and has no haze.

The aroma is very metallic, has tobacco traits, and some lemon and tea hints as well.

Taste wise I detect a small amount of sweet corn, corn husk, cooked veggie mix, and mild tobacco.

Feels medium in body, oily, and dry to the palate.

Overall a better brew than I was expecting, and this needs to be made more mainstream so i can eat this with some wings at Bdubs.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 23:13:42 | More by TheSarge
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Zorro

California

4/5  rDev +18.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 08:28:20 | More by Zorro
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a glass beer mug.

L - clear light amber color with a white head that had decent staying power leaving trails of lacing.

S - malty sweetness with a hint of grains.

T - suprisingly tasty beer with plenty of malt flavor and a bit of bitterness on the finish.

F - medium bodied with good carbonation, easy to drink.

O - a fine example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 23:13:35 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +18.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 19:28:31 | More by jwc215
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JMad

Texas

4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a golden color with a frothy white head. Smells like your average American macro beer, with some corn and adjunct sweetness. Now the taste is where it gets interesting, up front I noticed a nice lemongrass bitterness along with the adjunct flavor, but the hoppy taste really stands out and isn't very noticeable in the aroma so it's a surprise when you taste it. It is light bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. This beer kind ofcaught me off guard, It's way better than I thought, It looks and smells like any old beer but the flavor really makes up for it. I could actually see myself drinking this more often.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 22:35:40 | More by JMad
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beershrine

California

4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coor's is quite capable of brewing good beer, too bad we waited so long. I highly recommend this one if you can find it cheaper than the 9.99 per six pack I paid, at this price point I'll grab something else. It's an exellent full flavored Lager -it says ALE on the side label?-
Why doesn't Coors just can this beer in 16oz only and retail them 9.99 it would be different.
Just as tasty as Anchor Steam Beer! nice but I bet this brand won't last long....

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 00:37:56 | More by beershrine
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GMB

Japan

4.03/5  rDev +19.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 19:51:01 | More by GMB
Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 935 ratings.