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Batch 19 - Coors Brewing Company

Batch 19Batch 19

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BA SCORE
77
okay

935 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 935 | Reviews: 207 | Show All Ratings:
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swissczechamerican

Nebraska

4.66/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Multidimensional, complex yet not overwhelming, full but not heavy, Batch 19 is a real option for a satisfying upgrade/premium staple beer. As one who tries local beers whenever I have the chance, I'm frequently disappointed when I get into an establishment that doesn't have a variety (e.g. a chain restaurant like Applebees, Chilis, etc.). I typically end up ordering a Sam Adams but am not happy with the heaviness and sweetness. Likewise, as a go-to option at home when I want a good beer without things getting complicated, I want something much more than a mainstream pale ale but not something extremely craft. Something complex but mainstream. Batch 19 seems to be the right beer for this niche, as it is probably the most consistent high-quality pour beer out of a mainstream production. MillerCoors got craft brewing on a large scale right on this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 05:16:39 | More by swissczechamerican
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nett

California

5/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent beer! Love the bold flavor but not too bold. I have to admit the packaging caught my attention. My first beer since I have been off crutches and it was a great new choice. I was surprised to find out it was Coors. I AM NOW A FAN OF COORS. Keep on making Batch 19.
Thanks

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 02:47:33 | More by nett
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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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MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours a crystal-clear amber body with nearly an inch of off white head. Smells grainy and biscuity. Tastes biscuity, bready, and somewhat nutty with just a touch of grass and citrus to balance. Tastes good and is quite drinkable. Balanced and flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 00:14:28 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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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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emerge077

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

BBD: AUG 19 2013
Found a single of this, have had before on tap at the MillerCoors HQ bar of all places.
Bright gold with a few stray trails of tiny rising bubbles. Thin layer of white foam on the surface, sparse bit of drippy lace on the opposite side of the glass. Thin broken veil of skim after first couple sips.

Bready buttered biscuit aroma, a little bit of yeast, mild and pleasant.

Lightly sweet malts, vaguely grassy noble hops, with a bitter carbonic bite in the end. Some astringency, gassy and light bodied. It's ok, fairly drinkable but ultimately nothing special. Wouldn't refuse at a party, but wouldn't buy it with so many better craft lagers in the market.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 03:37:19 | More by emerge077
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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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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, honey amber colored with a medium sized white head that dissipates leaving slight lacing, very clear

S: lots of grain smells, cereal, flour, biscuits

T: flavors of caramel, malt, grain, slight woody flavor

M: thinner but refreshing, neutral aftertaste

O: a pretty good American lager, don't shy away just because it is a Coors product, cool bottle but some idiot made it a twist top

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 23:53:57 | More by M_C_Hampton
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RaulMondesi

California

3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 03:11:03 | More by RaulMondesi
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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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Mister_Falcon

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a straw-amber color into a glass with a ~1/3" head. Smells of malts and the cheap smell of the typical macrobrew.

Tastes alright. it tastes grainy upfront then leaving a fun amount of bitterness until well after I swallow the sip. Slightly malty but overall bitter. This beer tastes better than I expected it to after smelling it.

Beer feels crisp and light.

This beer is OK. I'm not to sure when I would actually want to drink this beer or what food I would pair it with, and so on. It is a microbrew take on macrobrew ingredients that accomplishes its goals better than other premium macrobrews (e.g. Bud black crown, Becks sapphire) that taste like the only thing they have done is raised the ABV.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 01:59:14 | More by Mister_Falcon
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lancecenter

Texas

3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Is this really an adjunct, or is this an American Pale Lager? If it's truly made with adjunct grains, then it's the best adjunct I've ever had by far.

I feel like people are giving this poor reviews just because it's Coors. This is a really good beer. Not quite Full Sail Session, but damn close.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 20:52:24 | More by lancecenter
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d1ckvanswype

Florida

1.13/5  rDev -66.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

A: Golden-brown, minimal head, pretty meh lacing.

S: Ugh, smells like a Coors product. Adjunct city.

T: Tastes like a Coors product too, but like someone was playing a trick and threw too much bittering hops in there. Salty carbonic finish.

M: Thin bodied, prickly carbonation, sticky metallic finish.

O: This beer taught me a lesson: Look at who the damn brewer is before you buy the product. Coors once again proves it can't make a decent beer.

Update: Tried the beer a second time upon getting home after having a few (much better) beers at the bar. It was even worse than the first bottle this afternoon. Drainpour. Must update ratings. How the Beer Bros rated this a 90 I have NO idea.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 18:52:20 | More by d1ckvanswype
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kaufmaal

Alabama

3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The missus found this at the Winn-Dixie for me, one she hadn't seen before, and I one had not seen either.

Poured into a pint class. Nice white froth that quickly vanished into the aether. Smells like sweet corn, grassy, not much else going on. Very light amber color. The taste is something between a bitter pilsner and a sweet, somewhat heavy lager. More corn, veggie sweetness up front, but the dry hops kick in on the end, and for me that bitterness is what saves this beer from being a corn-syrupy mess.

At times it reminds be of Coors' Banquet Beer but with more body and sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 02:39:23 | More by kaufmaal
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

2.51/5  rDev -25.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 17:59:09 | More by NiceTaps
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McStagger

California

3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Macro swill disguised as craft or something more? Let's give it a whirl.

A: Fairly aggressive pour. Faint orange/copper hue. Excellent clarity. Vigorous carbonation. Two fingers cappuccino foam colored head. Moderate dissipation. Moderate lacing. Intrigued by the color.

S: Ah. Adjunct. Or at least some adjunct smells. Faint hop presence, almost like cooked veggies. Not quite to the level of Euro Pales, but in a similar vein. Nice caramel malts, touch of honey, bit of corn husk, slightly metallic.

T: Nice bit of malty sweetness up front, with a nice, dry hoppiness that cuts through. Again, borderline vegetal, but the hops are very present here. Reminds me of the pre-Gusto Shclitz. Corn flakes/dough in the finish.

M: A little softer in the palate than pretty much any AAL I've ever had. The carbonation isn't so bracing or seltzer like.

O: A hoppier and fuller bodied AAL? Unfortunately, this falls in the same price range as Sierra Nevada beers where I live, so I'll probably never buy it again. Make it as cheap as regular Coors and I've got a new go to. A much better swing towards quality than Shocktop or the like.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 08:26:27 | More by McStagger
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andjlepp


3.09/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle served into a British Pub style glass.

appearance- A light, golden caramel color, clear and easy to see through, small foamy head that dissipates quickly, no lacing

smell- almost and cereal bready smell to the beer, slight bite of corn, almost no detectable hop aroma

taste- cereal grains with touch of sweet maltiness, a bit of hop bitterness in the middle, which fades out to leave a corn and doughy flavor in the end

mouth feel- very light beer in the mouth, acidic feeling on the palate

Overall- Found this beer as an okay sessionable beer, a basic flavor that is drinkable but nothing to get you out of your seat for

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 22:32:59 | More by andjlepp
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davey101

Connecticut

3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Best by June 10, 2013.

A - Dark amber body. Clear with loads of rising carbonation. A fingers worth of soapy white foam with...actual lacing and retention!!!

S - Cereal grain, sweet corn, caramel malt and a touch of English style hops. Sweet and malty, light and pleasant.

T - Cereal grains with an astringent corn finish. Oddly enough there is a light hop bitterness to the beer. A very confused flavor profile. The bitterness eventually fades away laving some bready dough.

M - Light bodied yet creamy, nice carbonation.

O - Looks great, smells nice, tastes a bit odd. Coors actualy brewed a beer that I sort of enjoyed, nice!

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 02:53:22 | More by davey101
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.71/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint.

A deep golden coin color that had a white head on top, and good lines of lacing come to. A sweet and malty nose. A taste that's heavy on grains, malts, and a surprisingly good hop presence. A mouthfeel that is almost creamy. Not a bad experience. If they put this in a can, I'll definitely buy it as a camping beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 19:03:46 | More by JuicesFlowing
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kojevergas

Texas

2.49/5  rDev -26.1%
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+

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 05:18:32 | More by kojevergas
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pkalix

California

4.21/5  rDev +24.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 04:51:33 | More by pkalix
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TownDunkel

Texas

3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Batch 19 - didn't even realize this was a Coors beer till I got it home. I try not to be to much of a beer snob so i gave it a shot

Appearance - A golden to medium brown with almost a red hint to it. Almost like an irish red

Smell - Hoppy but not much else there

Taste - Really nice mix of sweet and hoppy. The first couple of sips I picked up more on the hop notes but half way through the sticky sweetness was the lead.

Moutfeel - This beer shines here, great carbonation and a long lasting good aftertaste that is good for videogaming, no need to pause AC3 while drinking

Overall - I wish Coors would do more stuff like this or advertise it more, this was a really good beer by the big guys.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 19:31:08 | More by TownDunkel
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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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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in a standard pint. March 2013 indicated on the bottle.Pours a semi-translucent orange-gold with a fizzy, half inch, white head that quickly dissipates into a soapy skim; no lacing. Nose expresses corn adjuncts, a hint of sweetness and a light, skunky/sour mash quality. Taste consistent with nose - malt profile is almost non-existent. There's a slight grassiness to this, as well as some earthy hoppiness, eventually yielding to the skunky/sour mash character towards the back. Mouthfeel is light in body, with an assertive carbonation and a semi-crisp finish. Overall, a pretty solid American Adjunct Lager. I had this on-tap a few months back and thought it was quite tasty (didn't realize it was a Coors product). That said, given the bottle dating, I feel like this beer went a little downhill. As such, I may need to update this review with a fresher bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 22:23:51 | More by Jwale73
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basi76

Texas

4.19/5  rDev +24.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 02:59:25 | More by basi76
Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 935 ratings.