Batch 19 - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

231 Reviews
THE BROS
89
very good

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Reviews: 231
Hads: 1,236
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 18.34%
Wants: 38
Gots: 215 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 05-04-2010

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.36/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Batch 19 claims to be a pre-prohibition style lager, I guess that means it actually an amber.

The brews got a bold flavor and good presence, but lacks it a memorable pour of odor. I was overall happy with its taste, but am not of the opinion that it is one of the better ambers I've had. (289 characters)

Photo of rajendra82
3.36/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The deep golden color, and one finger thick head, made for an attractive looking pour. The smell was pretty nondescript malts, and just a shade of hops. The taste was a simple mix of sweet corn cereal, light hops, and some toffee. Very clean in mouth, like a lager should be, with somewhat vegetal finish. This was head and shoulders above anything else from Coors, that I have ever had, but it was nothing I would go out and search for. (437 characters)

Photo of emmasdad
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Ratman for giving me a bottle of this one the other day. Good refreshment for late afternoon. Poured a nice dark golden color with a good sized white head. Aromas of bread, cereal and light hops. On the palate, light bodied, with cereal, corn and bread. (260 characters)

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taken from notes written 6 days ago
the color of
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Blue Moon pint glass.

A- A medium/dark light brownish gold. Has a fat thick frothy head that is white in color and very bubbely. The head lingers for quite some time. The beer is clear enogh tht you can easily see the very high amount of bubbels rissing within it. It is clearly/visibly well carbonated.

S- Has a clean hoppy smell to it. The smell is also slightly malty giving it a little bit of a balance while definitely leaning more towards the hops. There is also a slight mineral coating to the aroma that smells a bit like rocks or concrete/granite.

T- There is a slightly pronounced hoppiness to this lager. The hoppiness is slightly bland however and not quite citrusy like many hop flavors are. It is a bit sweet with a slight breadiness to it and it ends with an incredibly mild tartness that lingers in your mouth.

M-This beer is crisp and light bodied. It has a very nice carbonation to it that borders on the edge of being slightly heavy.

O- This beer was much better than I expected. To the untrained palate this might almost seem like a weaker American Pale ale. Very flavorful and drinkable, the perfect light session beer. (1,229 characters)

Photo of FatSean
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was impressed. It has the characteristic dry malt profile of a macro brew...no sweet lingering on the tongue. But the hops stand out. Reminds me of a lager I once brewed that got too warm and too attenuated. Needed months lagering to smooth it out.

Coors has made a solid beer here. If they can manage to avoid marking it up to craft beer prices, they could find themselves with a new hit. Just a few bucks more than a 12-pack of the Banquet would be perfect. The fancy bottles are nice too...shame they aren't pry-off! (522 characters)

Photo of bierbrauer
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into 16 oz. tumbler. Unusual "prohibition-style" bottle marked NOV2811.

A: Bright, clear and golden, with 1/2" white head.

S: Pleasant malt aroma, slightly sweet and vegetal.

T: Well balanced between malt and hops, very slight lingering bitterness.

M: Crisp with carbonation, medium body, refreshing finish.

O: Pleasant and easy to drink, but does not stimulate nostalgia for pre-prohibition. (424 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Batch 19 tulip pint glass at Wool Street.

Never thought I'd actually see this brew out by me, but then Serendipity came along and randomly dropped it in my lap at a local watering hole. It pours a clear russet-ish straw (this may have just been the weird light in the bar...) topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises light wheat, light corn (straight from the cob, baby), and mineral water. The taste brings things up a bit, with notes of wheat, caramelized pilsner malts (damn homebrewing...), flowers, light grass, and a twinge of grapefruit peel in the back. The body is a hefty-leaning light, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, I think this is the best Coors product I've had in a long time. I really hope it stays on in the area, so that I can have a nice alternative to the usual BMC nonsense where craft is not abundant. Not all that bad, I gotta tell ya. (915 characters)

Photo of dar482
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This comes in a light amber color.

The taste is quite amazing for an American Adjunct. It has some hop and fresh flavors that gives it a lot more pop than other beers in the style. It even tastes more like non-adjunct lager.

It's by far the best adjunct lager I've had. If you see this at the bar and the other options are bad, this is definitely worth trying out. It really shows that the style does not have to atrocious. (426 characters)

Photo of TimmyL
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a bell glass.
A- golden color with a small head that recedes pretty quick leaving little lacing.
S- the only below average aspect of the beer, slight corn/straw smell.
T- nice balance of sugary malts and slight hop presence. the hops and some straw malts help keep this from being too sweet. very sessionable.
M- average carbonation - average body. not bad.
O- more flavor than most of its style, yet not too sweet. a lot like a euro pale ale. not a bad option if you're looking for a decent lighter beer. (527 characters)

Photo of Retroman40
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Since I was born 40 years after prohibition started I'll take Coors word for this being a "pre-pro" recipe. If it is true to the time the pre-prohibition years weren't all that bad and prohibition sucked in more ways than just banning alcohol manufacture and sale as it led to even lighter lagers post pro.

A - Poured out a very deep golden color with a 1 finger head that receded into some nice lacing.

S - Malt and cereal with some hop note and subtle fruitiness.

T - Great balance between the malt and hops with a slightly fruity finish.

M - Excellent carbonation level resulted in a rich mouth feel.

O - This is a decent enough beer that I will certainly buy again. (684 characters)

Photo of barczar
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a brilliant golden brown with a frothy one inch ivory head that dissipates very slowly, leaving thick lacing.

Corn and grain dominate the aroma, with a funky tangy note and subtle earthy hops rounding things out.

Flavor is grainy, with nutty, lightly toasted malt forming the backbone. The tang is present, but more subdued than in the aroma. Becomes cardboard-like as it warms.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and a bit of grainy astringency.

It actually has malt flavor. The graininess and tang are somewhat offputting. (543 characters)

Photo of cowboy1962
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Dark Golden/Brown. Doesn't look like any adjunct I've seen in a long time.
Smell: Smells more like a Sam Adams Boston Lager than an adjunct. I'm expecting a bitter taste based on smell and look.
Taste: OK. I was wrong. Not really that bitter at all, but it is there a very little in the aftertaste.
Feel: A little more body than a regular adjunct but not heavy or gritty.
Overall: I've been drinking beer for about 35 years and I think I know why people like this beer. It tastes like American beer did 35 years ago, before the macro brewers watered down what was already an adjunct beer. It tastes like an old school American Beer before rice and corn totally replaced malt and hops. I serious doubt this tastes like pre-prohibition beer, more like the late 70's, early 80's beer I grew up on. (801 characters)

Photo of archyquaffer
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a twisty into a schooner. A moderate pour (accelerated at the end) produces about 1/2 inch of snow-white foam that recedes almost immediately but sticks around to produce momentary swells of surf around the edges of the glass. The beer is lightly effervescent and a pale reddish-straw color- noticeably darker with less yellow than typical macrobrew.

My poor nose detects a noticeable beer aroma, which can't be said for certain nameless brands run amok...You can definitely taste some hops here- the slightly earthy bitter you might expect along with some mildly floral qualities suggestive of (??) and maybe even a tinge of grapefruit and canned oj (yummy). The mouthfeel combines with a pleasantly malty-citrusy aftertaste.

I'm wanting to compare this to other "retro-brews", or attempts thereof, and am definitely interested in how this recipe was conceived or discovered. It definitely has some hop flavor, beyond a mere kiss, and reminds me a bit of some "retro" styles out there, such as Olympia, Grain Belt, Schlitz, and regular ol' Coors. (1,061 characters)

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled in wine glass (all that was avail.)

A: cloudy light copper; no head; decent carbs; ok lacing
S: very light aroma, mostly malt
T: mildly hoppy, slightly sweet; complex, very strong flavor profile, but without an edge
M: my mouth didn't buzz as much as I was hoping

Overall, not bad, pretty good, and I was surprised to find out, only after, that Coors makes it. (377 characters)

Photo of occultfan
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This is my first review, so let's go.

Batch 19 Pre-Prohibition Lager

...came for me in a 12 0z bottle, which I took out of a fridge and let sit for around 15 minutes, so I can't give you a proximate temperature, but it was cool to the touch, and if I had to guess, it was 40 degrees or something like that. Within that ballpark.

Poured slowly in to a tall pilsner glass, almost all poured in, about an inch and a half of healthy white head. Thick, soft, foamy, I guess that's most heads. But not like a stout head, so, typical, but sweet-looking, soft; A great thick head.

Plentiful bubbles, top 1/3 bubbles didn't stick to glass, they were the first to go, bottom 2/3 kept their hold on the side of the glass. Very clear, excitable bubbles, zigged and zagged as they rose, some light sediment trailed form the top to the bottom of the glass, a golden amber in color, something of a golden orange even. The head seemed to dissipate medium-quick.

The smell was citrusy, grassy, 'flat', 'creamy', and pleasing over-all. Not bad, not great, but good.

Tasting was pleasant, a nice thick mouthful was golden wheat-y, biscuity, light and citrusy leaning towards lemon, and there was some wooden/cork taste, nice, mildly acidic, going with the citrus there, and even a hint of what resembled cherry. The linger afterwards was a sharp 'high' acidic wood. This continued throughout its entirety as far as I could tell.

The mouthfeel was soft, middle-bodied, smooth and pillowy even, taking the lightness of your lager and appealing a little more to it's weight, it still felt fairly light and it's presence was half-felt, not like an IPA or something which will want to try to cinder block your palate and tongue. Again, middle to light, thinking of it now and looking at my notes.

Overall, over all, I liked it enough. I give this a B+.

*Special notes - the bottle has a great 'barrel notches' on the neck resembling the steel belts placed around barrels we are to associate with the 'olden days' of American brewing, true to the notion of 'prohibition'. As any good citizen knows, prohibition of any substance is immoral and an ill-conceived feint towards any sort of industry seeking to make money off of selfish and fearful standards by those who just don't trust the common person to have a good sense of what is pleasure and what is too much. I'm glad alcohol prohibition (of most kinds) is gone, and I look forward to when we have the collective good sense and strength of collective character to repeal prohibition of all substances in favor of letting our own selves make our own choices like adults and good people do in their own natural course of being.

That's all.
Be well, all.
- NMF (2,698 characters)

Photo of kismet
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

deep golden with a thick white foamy head that stayed around for awhile. smell was sweet with a little teabag type hop in the background. taste was overly sweet for me, but it went GREAT with the hot, fresh cheese pizza that i had with it. it complemented the crust and cheese in a fine way. i also had it with a bunch of tacos a few nights later...again, solid with food. it has a medium heavy mouthfeel and goes down very smoothly. again, the only complaint i have is that it is a bit overly sweet for me to enjoy without food. good offering from coors, though...by far and away the most taste in a bmc beer i have had. (621 characters)

Photo of BRYLYNT
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from the local supermarket $7.07 for a sixer. Poured from bottle to pint glass. BBD: JUN 10 13.

Appearance: Honey-like golden amber, you can see right through this stuff. 1.5 finger head that dwindles down to a very thin surface layer of bubbles. light lacing.

Smell: Nothing offensive, I get sweet malt notes on the nose, Don't get the metallic or skunky aromas that others have noted. There really just isn't much here.

Taste: Slight hop bite upfront. Not bitter hops like in some american pale ales or IPAs but a light hop flavor that seamlessly twists into a moderately sweet wood-like finish on the back of your tongue. Not cloying like i feared it would be. finishes crisp.

Mouthfeel: This is what Coors did really well with this beer. Not too light, not too heavy, not overly carbonated nor under carbonated. It rolls right down your throat begging you to down a little more. (awesome for the style)

overall: I went into this beer with little in the way of expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Not saying this could be my go to beer because the style isn't really my first choice, but for what this is, It's pretty damn good. Not a bad value for the price (you could easily do much worse) I'll end this review saying: If you haven't tried batch 19 its worth a go, It could surprise you like it has me. Will I have it again? I will at least have 5 more as they are in my fridge. It's sure as shit not drain pour material.

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Photo of MadScientist
3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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. (920 characters)

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Raul was on the beat and saw this at the spot and decided, why not?

Poured it in the nonic, but it wasn't smellin' bubonic. Nah, not that sticky icky stuff. Taste? Yeah, it was aite. This is definitely an Adjunct, but Raul respect it like Little Caesar hot n ready special: you know you're not going to get the best, but hot dawg it ain't bad! (for what it is). And what it is, is a palatable Adjunct. (Looks like dehydrated urine) but it's a palatable Adjunct. (462 characters)

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle tried 31 Oct 2011. Courtesy of (who else?) R&S. Thank you both. Served in the 0.4 L Radeberger mug.

Large bubbly off white head. Moderate carbonation. Clear deep gold in color. Aroma is grainy, citrus, mineral. Flavor starts quite similar to the aroma. Light sweet graininess through the middle. Touch of mineral. Medium body, light ethanol. Sweet lingering finish and aftertaste.

Quite easy to drink. Better than I thought it would be. (453 characters)

Photo of wedge
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid golden color with some off-white froth on top. Sweet, clean malt and grassy, spicy hop aromas. More noble-like hops in he mouth with some added floral character, sweet-ish cereal grain, hay, and fruity yeast. Pretty crisp and lightly bitter. Not too shabby all around, for what it is. (290 characters)

Photo of CloudStrife
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. MAR0413 on the bottle.

A: Pours a clear golden with a two finger dense white head. Ample carbonation visible in the body. Pretty good lacing.

S: I get light malts like wheat and a hint of hops in the background.

T: A balanced light taste of malts and hops that ends with a slight fruit taste. Some alcohol on the backend. Better cold.

M: Light body, pretty good carbonation. Very easy drinking.

Overall its a good attempt by Coors and hopefully it will lead more people into craft beer. (526 characters)

Photo of bennettwj
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

I enjoyed this beer. It is hoppy enough, and it has some citrus undertones. I was very surprised to find out it was brewed by Coors. I will be being this one again. (167 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Village Pourhouse in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a crystal clear honey yellow in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation and dark golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy white head that slowly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aroma of malts with grain and corn adjuncts - richer in aroma than Coors or Coors Light and there is almost a slight hint of honey sweetness.

T: Upfront there are some moderate flavors of malts with both corn and grain adjuncts (thought the corn is slightly stronger) and some light hints of toast. Light flavors of grassy and herbal hops that impart a light to moderate amount of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation. Crisp.

O: When I found this on tap at a place that did not have a lot of other interesting brews currently available, I said what the heck and decided to try it - expectations were pretty low but this is much better than the traditional BMC offerings and I could see myself getting it again when at a place that has a more limited craft tap list. (1,284 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a short lived white head. Nose is fairly typical macro lager aroma of sweet grain/cereal, light esters, and minimal hops. A slight corn note is present. The flavor is sweet grain, minimal biscuit qualities, and no hops to speak of. A touch watery, some yeast and mild fruit esters. That's pretty much it. Nothing wrong with it, just nothing all that great about it. (397 characters)

Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.