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Batch 19 - Coors Brewing Company

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1,146 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,146
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 19.16%
Wants: 23
Gots: 127 | FT: 0
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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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

crbnfbr, Aug 12, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

Joyful_Guardian, Feb 18, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

prisoner1572, Oct 07, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%
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.

stakem, Jan 31, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

ACarp, Sep 18, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

sendbeer, May 13, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

omnibusfilms, Aug 16, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

bsuedekum, Jan 24, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

BraveGator, May 04, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

CADMixes, Jun 11, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 02, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

Kpitevl, Jan 27, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

bzach, Jan 16, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

98green, Jun 15, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

tastymug, Jan 12, 2013
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2.3/5  rDev -31.1%

Such_a_b-tch, Sep 20, 2014
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2.38/5  rDev -28.7%
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.

Rifugium, Dec 13, 2012
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2.48/5  rDev -25.7%

Wiscodrinker, Sep 15, 2014
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2.48/5  rDev -25.7%

Richard32, Aug 14, 2014
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2.49/5  rDev -25.4%
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+

kojevergas, Feb 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Lanstrum, Nov 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

dubljj, May 20, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

CraigTravor, Jul 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

teamwiggum, Jun 25, 2014
Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 1,146 ratings.