Batch 19 - Coors Brewing Company
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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
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
3.86/5 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
2.25/5 rDev -32.8%
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.
01-31-2013 02:41:13 | More by stakem
3.5/5 rDev +4.5%
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.
04-09-2013 21:09:14 | More by dbrauneis
2.93/5 rDev -12.5%
(Served in a dimple mug)
A- This beer pours a crystal clear light copper hue with a billowing pale white head supported by a racing carbonation of big bubbles.
S- The clean aroma has some hints of flint and dry Noble hops as it opens
T- The dry astringent taste has some slightly grassy Noble hops hints with a bitter her note that lingers. There is a slight buttery quality that comes through in the finish.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a tight little fizz and some hints of astringency in the finish.
O- There is some nice soft hops flavor but it is to dry and astringent to really enjoy and no malt character shows up.
06-18-2014 21:29:59 | More by rhoadsrage
2.91/5 rDev -13.1%
Pours a five finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Almost clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Sweet bread nose, flavor is bread and grass, malty sweet, hints of hops at finish. $1.99 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA.
04-25-2013 22:25:45 | More by jdhilt
4/5 rDev +19.4%
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!
11-25-2012 08:28:20 | More by Zorro
3.65/5 rDev +9%
On-tap at The Boulevard, on to the beer:
Looks like the color of brass with a tint of amber. Head retention is fair, the lacing good. The nose is relatively soft, but does offer a few perks of aromas. There are quick bursts of piney and citrus juice notes, and a soft fruity background. The taste offers less of the fruit and a lot more breadiness. Slightly sweet tasting, with a kiss of hops. A twang of fruit breaks the mold, ye the beer remains balanced. It's a light medium bodied beer with a pleasant crispness, helping make Batch 19 refreshing.
Approachable American lager that's easy to drink. And coming from Coors, which is noteworthy, as I was told that Batch 19 was the name of the brewery, not a beer made by Coors.
01-05-2013 00:53:31 | More by DoubleJ
United Kingdom (Wales)
3/5 rDev -10.4%
Clear in color. White head.
Lots of corn and adjunct flavors. Bready and biscuity. The only thing I really like about this beer (it being an adjunct lager) is the hops. They are kind of earthy and spicy.
Crisp and clean, but I don't like the corn flavor it ends with.
Kind of cool to try a beer like this, but I wouldn't buy it.
02-06-2013 03:26:59 | More by mothman
Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,067 ratings.