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Batch 19 - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,085 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,085
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.81%
Wants: 23
Gots: 103 | 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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smakawhat

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev +6%

Poured from the bottle into an old Budweiser shorty pilsner glass.

A pale amber body, with hints of chestnut brown throughout. Lots of stuck cola carbonation on the glass, and lots of fast rising carbonation also. Head forms with an incredibly milk formation, but is classic white and settles to a thin puck.

Hard to describe this nose. Light toasty caramel and popcorn like sweet. It smells like caramel popcorn which is kind of fun I must admit.

Palate comes with a very light body. Nearly crisp finish with a hint of quick sticky caramel. Sweetness follows on the tongue with a little bit of crackery malt sensations. Quite a good thirst quencher.

Overall this is a real interesting take on the style, quite memorable.

05-22-2013 23:15:57 | More by smakawhat
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -10.4%

05-30-2014 20:12:26 | More by Latarnik
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plaid75

New York

3.09/5  rDev -7.8%

Poured a light brass hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured adjunct sweetness and a soft caramel.

The taste consisted of sweet malts, corn and a grassy hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a decent flavorful adjunct lager.

05-08-2013 02:50:57 | More by plaid75
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.31/5  rDev -1.2%

Medium sized off white head settles into a nice lacing above a clear honey golden colored beer.

Very light aroma of lightly roasted caramel malts with just a hint of some hops along the edges.

A lighter tasting caramel malt grains with just a bit of some hops bittering going on with this Batch 19 beer.

A light dry aftertaste with a bit of the lightly roasted grains sticking around with this light to light medium bodied beer.

Not a heck of a lot going on here but still a vast improvement over the Beck's Sapphire I drank a bit ago.

04-28-2013 21:42:24 | More by LXIXME
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

A - dark copper with a thin, fluffy head that has solid retention

S - grains and grass

T - grains, grassy, mildly bitter finish

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is definitely one of the best adjunct lagers that I have ever had. It has a pronounced hop character. It doesn't have any of the off flavors that plague the style like apples, metal, and the intensely sweet grains. It also has a tremendous mouthfeel that isn't grossly over carbonated as many macros can be. I could definitely sit down with a few of these and enjoy a game or family outting.

04-13-2013 23:50:26 | More by tdm168
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -3%

01-17-2013 03:05:10 | More by Kelp
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

05-13-2013 16:44:21 | More by sendbeer
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dmorgan310

Panama

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

01-27-2013 20:11:19 | More by dmorgan310
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wrightst

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

06-14-2014 19:12:33 | More by wrightst
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3%

02-27-2013 03:20:18 | More by Zaphog
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Tone

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev +5.4%

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of pale malt, grain, slight sweet malt, and slight citrus hops. Fits the style of an American Adjunct Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of grain, pale malt, citrus hops, and slight sweet malt. Overall, great appearance, and for an Adjunct good aroma and taste.

10-05-2011 20:47:02 | More by Tone
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Brad007

Vermont

4.1/5  rDev +22.4%

Great reviews for a Coors product? I had to see for myself. The 6 pack was only $7 total. Hmm.

Pours a nice golden/copper with a huge white head into my glass. Very nice way to start and not what I usually associate with Coors.

Crisp with a good pine/citrus hop bite mated to bready malt. It smells closer to an actual pils as well.

Sweet and grainy with buttered bread and light citrus hop notes. Doughy. Though not quite a pils, it tastes very close to one.

No "metallic" aftertaste here. Light and fluffy with lingering buttered bread and citrus hops.

I have to admit, I'm impressed with this one. I didn't think that Coors had it in them to produce such a drinkable beer. It's really quite a shame that pre-prohibition lagers aren't attempted more often by BMC. They might win over some new drinkers in the process.

02-04-2013 21:07:37 | More by Brad007
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.3/5  rDev -1.5%

Found this on tap at the Peddlers Daughter in Nashua.
Pours a deep golden color that borders on red with a decent white head that displays moderate retention and lace. Smell is sweet grainy bready malt with a smattering of spicy earthy hops to counter the malt. Taste is quite sweet, almost too sweet with honey like bready malt. Bits of corn spice and earth try to cut through the sweetness and almost succeed. Medium body and carbonation with a sweet sticky mouthfeel. Not bad for an adjunct lager and I would certainly pick this one over most others.

11-21-2011 02:40:31 | More by johnnnniee
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev -10.4%

02-04-2013 18:16:32 | More by harpus
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

12-08-2012 01:04:26 | More by Rhettroactive
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.6/5  rDev +7.5%

12 oz twist-top bottle poured into a nonic.
5.5% ABV, NOV2811 printed on the neck. "Banned, definantly bold beer.", "Back, from the lost archives."

A - Golden yellow and crystal clear, Batch 19 is crowned by a tall, dense, and well-retained off-white head. Thick collars of lace remain clinging to the glass. A good start!

S - For the style, there's quite a healthy dose of lemon citrus hop character. Surprising to say the least. Toast and faint caramel character adds a good backbone while it finishes out with a little yeast mustiness.

T - Grainy pale malt and soft pilsner sweetness underline the earthy citrus American hop profile. Dry leaf and lemon citrus accents this one.

M - Batch 19 has a light body with a crisp, clean lager finish despite some of it's ale characteristics. Spritzy carbonation and a smooth body with a soft, dry bitterness on the finish.

O - Not too shabby, Batch 19's throw-back attitude and pre-prohibiton bandwagon-jumping are a bit gimmicky, but it's a drinkable brew. Not overly hoppy, but surprisingly so coming from the big guys. Good balance and nice finish.

12-11-2011 16:50:42 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.2/5  rDev +25.4%

I had this at River Fest in Casper yesterday.

A medium gold pour, good head of foam, some lacing.

The smell was of caramel malt, light grain, light hops which were on the spicy side.

The taste was very good. Some sweetness, a spicy hop kick, very light grain; I think the show case of Batch 19 is how tasty the hops translated in the taste. I got 3 samples and I yearned for more.

This brew really impressed me and I wish I had it available locally whenever I wanted it.

08-26-2012 17:06:50 | More by Bitterbill
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +10.4%

Trying the Batch 19 at the UGS Lounge at Dulles Airport...The beer poured a nice clear copper with thin white head that is not leaving a lace. The scent carries bready malt with hint of bittering hops. The taste is very nice and smooth...there is a definite malt which provides a biscuit punch then finishes clean with slight bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbontation. Overall this is a solid lager and was worth the try and the bottle is pretty unique as well.

01-28-2014 00:47:23 | More by WoodBrew
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thagr81us

South Carolina

2.64/5  rDev -21.2%

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured copper with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, spice, and grain. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, grain, earth, and subtle spice. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly average brew. Nothing on this one really stood out if I'm honest. I would like to give them credit for trying on this one but I really don't know why they felt the need to do so. Worth ticking if you get the chance, but that is about it.

02-10-2013 16:46:56 | More by thagr81us
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -0.3%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains and malts. Taste is crisp, grains, some malts, lightly hopped, not a lot going on. Feels light in the mouth and overall is not a bad beer, but at this price point you can do better.

08-04-2013 13:43:57 | More by tone77
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bsuedekum

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

01-24-2013 01:44:41 | More by bsuedekum
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +17.9%

Best by May 27, 2013 (Today is 12-25-2012)

A-Deep, regal golden color....nice white head that rims glass.

S-Light bready malt characteristics...some caramel as well.

T-I really like the flavor of this....nice maltiness....bready with some caramel notes...also some dark fruit (plums) notes at times as it finishes with a light twang of hoppiness which reminds more of a light cherry like tartness than bitterness...

M-Medium bodied to the light side of medium bodied....finishes slightly dry...firm carbonation..

O-I seemed to like the first few bottles of this more than now when I am sitting down to review. Didn't pickup the tart finish as much previously. Regardless this is a nice beer for an adjunct lager. I've read some criticism about the actually effort to reduplicate this beer and how they fell short and what they could have done better. I agree with those thoughts but this drinks ok anyhow. Wouldn't buy it for the price again but if priced like a regular BMC I'd pick it up from time to time..

12-25-2012 20:06:25 | More by ZAP
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atrocity

Virginia

2/5  rDev -40.3%

04-25-2014 18:23:23 | More by atrocity
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4/5  rDev +19.4%

A: Bright, clear golden color. Poured a fizzy white head with fair retention to a thin skim. Laced in small blotches. Decanted lightly.

S: Hay and grass. Faint note of wet grains.

T: Grainy malts up front. Yields quickly to a sharp bitter lending to an excellent balance and clean finish.

M: Light body. Moderate carbonation. Crisp and dry.

D: Very drinkable. Don't really taste the adjuncts like most of its ilk.

07-04-2010 15:05:14 | More by Haybeerman
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barnzy78

Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -12.5%

12oz bottle, pours a deeper golden/copper color with a foamy off-white head, good lace surprisingly. Aromas are lager yeast, grain, grassy, fruity -apricot? Tastes are different - grainy, bready, bread crust, odd veggie, onion, rum, and tea. Good body, creamy, smooth, ample carbonation. Overall, I found some of the flavors to be somewhat odd, and the onion notes were rather off-putting. Fun to try, but I'd pass on it if I came across it again.

10-01-2012 02:26:13 | More by barnzy78
Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,085 ratings.