Batch 19 - Coors Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev +6.9%
A: 1.5 finger head with some lace. Clear light amber color.
S: light caramel malt on the nose.
T: malt and bread up front. Finishes with a apple/coriander sweetness.
M: moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: This wasn;t a bad beer. I enjoyed it at the brewery in Golden. Drinkable and smooth.
09-30-2011 13:52:41 | More by kylehay2004
3.58/5 rDev +6.9%
Appearance: Pours out a lightly hazed, honey-hued body with nearly two fingers worth of rich foam that fades but never disappears.
Smell: Honey accents ahead of the pale maltiness trailed by notes of leafy green, citrusy, spicy hops.
Taste: Honey-brushed maltiness with a thin hint of lightly toasted grain. Moderately sweet throughout. Lemony, leafy, herbal hops with ample bitterness to balance it out, or so I thought, as the sweetness makes a last-minute rebound before the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: It'll do in a pinch!
08-05-2012 21:08:45 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.45/5 rDev +3%
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.
05-15-2011 08:22:19 | More by TMoney2591
3.13/5 rDev -6.6%
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.
03-31-2013 03:37:19 | More by emerge077
2.84/5 rDev -15.2%
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.
01-22-2013 03:25:10 | More by zeff80
3.05/5 rDev -9%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, lager yeast, adjuncts and a faint touch of hops.
T: The taste starts out with some malt & adjunct sweetness. Then a very mild hops presence comes in. The malt character is a bit heavier than most beers in the style and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.
M: A little crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: A bit flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, considering the style it’s not too bad but there are other similar beers that I would choose first.
06-18-2013 02:27:20 | More by TheManiacalOne
2.96/5 rDev -11.6%
Visually comes off glowing amber golden hued with flowing off white rocky textured head, thick bubbles forming as it settles down. Thick bands of lace settle along the sides of my glass, quite a nice looking brew from the folks at Coors. Aroma has a lingering citric, grassy hop nose amongst a clean mix of grain perceived sweetness, let the hops shine in this supposed recipe pre-prohibition 1919 lager. Definitely a nice smelling mix of barley, corn husks, cereal grains with hop appreciation showing some love from the bottles label it says strisselspalt and hersbrucker German hops. The alcohol weighs in pretty heavy in the flavor at first but settles into a mix of semi sweet bready grains and bitter green hoppy citrus rind and grassy accents. Not the best American brewed lager lingering flavors that don't work are bitterness from an almost plastic or burnt bread crust carbon flavor that I'm just not appreciating. Overall mouthfeel has ample carbonation but is a bit harsh with those lingering qualities that stick with you between sips, not a beer I'm looking to consume on a regular basis.
04-19-2013 18:10:41 | More by WVbeergeek
3.98/5 rDev +18.8%
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.
05-04-2010 00:15:33 | More by Jason
3.86/5 rDev +15.2%
I had this at the Texas Roadhouse in York, served chilled in a pint.
The color is an apricot shade with light haze and thin white cap, retention is good. The smell is very gentle with mild malt sweetness and subtle floral hop aspects with a light spice ester. The feel is good with mild sweetness crisp medium bodied moderate carbonation and semi-dry finish.
I like the flavor while it has a slight pils sweetness it also has an herbal hop flavor which adds to the malt profile with a dry finish it is a pretty drinkable lager
04-10-2013 14:01:51 | More by Slatetank
3.33/5 rDev -0.6%
an upgrade from other coors products this one is presented beautifully in unique glass. looks and smells a little darker than their usual stuff. this beer has a much more prominent malt profile than i was expecing, and it just has a whole lot more flavor than anything else ive tried from coors. its not a great beer, but it is drinkable. im always a fan of putting a little more oomph into a brew, and the same applies at the macro level. step in the right direction for coors.
12-30-2011 16:49:21 | More by StonedTrippin
2.38/5 rDev -29%
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.
12-13-2012 02:01:20 | More by Rifugium
3.18/5 rDev -5.1%
Dark amber in the tall Stella glass with nice lacing. Decent foam and spritzy mouthfeel. Thin body.
Has that Euro Lager smell, not a good way to start. However, it's a pleasant mouthful of malt and a little hoppy burn. There is just something kind of chemical about this. It's a little winey. Unfortunately, for an Adjunct Lager it's unquestionably better than the run of the dog pound. So I have to give it a good score for that. Otherwise, it's a sweet thing that tastes of additives.
From the 12 oz bottle (one of the silliest designs ever) bought in San Francisco.
02-02-2013 08:37:48 | More by mactrail
3.05/5 rDev -9%
From 6/4/10 notes. Had on tap at Saloon in DC.
a - golden amber color one finger flully white head
s - Smells of light citrus, faded hops.
t - Taste of bread malty and some faded citrus hops.
m - Medium body and high carbonation.
d - Not much going on in this beer. Some light citrus hops that are faded but not much else. Not bad for a Coors product but wouldn't look to have again.
06-10-2010 23:47:14 | More by mdfb79
4/5 rDev +19.4%
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!
02-20-2013 19:28:31 | More by jwc215
3.25/5 rDev -3%
12 oz. bottle,
A: Pours a deep gold with a medium white head, good retention, light lace.
S: Lots of sugary malt, smells a lot like a macro amber lager, shades of Yuengling.
T: Sweet bready malt, almost an Oktoberfest like flavour. Some grassy hops at the end.
M: Light-bodied, crisp, clean, pretty well made.
O: It's weird comparing this to other adjunct lagers since this on another level; really this is a beer to compare to the amber lagers and the Euro lagers of the day. Drinkable, a little to sugary, but a solid effort.
12-06-2012 07:05:27 | More by Halcyondays
2.79/5 rDev -16.7%
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.
03-05-2013 00:00:16 | More by Gavage
2.49/5 rDev -25.7%
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.
02-23-2013 05:18:32 | More by kojevergas
Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,087 ratings.