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Batch 19 - Coors Brewing Company

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Batch 19Batch 19

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,168 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,168
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 19.16%
Wants: 24
Gots: 138 | 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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Photo of jniagar1
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

jniagar1, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of Peternmi
4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

Peternmi, Oct 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

TheStashRide, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of chicagoanbeerone
2.73/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The smell was close to a lager like budweiser. It wasnt noting special plus its made by coors. It taste better than all the average lagers like budwesier, coors and heinken. It is more tatier and maltlier than your average beer and a slite bit more bitter cant taste alchol it taste fair. light and crisp refreshing with small citrus hops overall i try it once but never again

would not buy it again

chicagoanbeerone, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of biegaman
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 19 has a deep golden colour and considerable haze - quite a departure from standard Coors, and indeed most commercial, brands. We're off to a promising start. Despite the lack of transparency there is still some degree of clarity, no sediment and a good amount of glow. There's also - and this could be a first for Coors - a healthy amount of head.

It can be tricky to define the word 'authentic' but for the purposes of beer I think, at its most basic, it describes a liquid that tastes and smells of malt, yeast and hops. This definition would rule out most mass-produced lagers. Shocking, I know. But Batch 19 has a wonderfully rough, raw graininess and subtle hop pungency that embodies truly authentic beer. It is instantly recognized as something pure and of good quality.

The flavour, likewise, has a cereal maltiness and light floral, near fruity overtones. It is a wonderful tasting lager. A bready sweetness prevails despite a grassy finish. Whether the grainy malt or herbal bitterness, all flavours can be traced back to wholesome Mother Earth (and not some chemical factory off a Jersey turnpike). The benefit to leaving out corn syrup and other adjuncts cannot be overemphasized.

I would have thought drinking a pre-prohibition lager brewed by Coors would have been like watching Kill Bill on TBS: a version so sterilized and adulterated that it retained very little of the product's true essence. But I'm happy to be wrong. This drinks splendidly. They haven't compromised the malts and, perhaps to their own chagrin, actually splurged on some (wonderfully floral, earthy) hops. I'd stock it by the case.

Prohibition did a lot to ruin beer but it was also beneficial to a select few breweries. I won't delve into the history here but, sufficed to say, Batch 19 is a welcome start to reparations from Coors. It harkens back to a time when brewers didn't use fouling, adulterating adjuncts. I doubt this offering will change the culture of commercial lagers, but hopefully it will change the tastes of at least some commercial lager drinkers.

biegaman, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of AdmiralKirk
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

AdmiralKirk, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of scaliasux
4.15/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Deep gold with maybe a little red. Clear. About a half inch of foamy white head. Fairly persistent.

Smell - Pale malt. Pretty standard for an adjunct lager, maybe a little stronger than most.

Taste - This actually has a very appealing flavor. Mainly sweet, light malt, but with a tasty hit of caramel. Citrusy hops noticeable in the finish, but not prominent per style.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp.

Overall - This beer stands out among its american lager peers. Light and refreshing, but flavorful and appealing. How can it come from Coors?

scaliasux, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of ilikebeer03
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

ilikebeer03, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of Ryen
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Ryen, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of ryko
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

ryko, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

IMSPEAKNOENGLISH, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -10.2%

ejimhof, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of fields336
3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gigantic mug of beer. On tap @ chef Geoffs mcLean VA
A: dark golden to amber w 1/2 finger of light white head carbonation is decent, with a lingering ring of head around the top. Lacing is minimal but present

S:sweet, musky, bready, slight floral presence

T: sweet, grainy, bready, very much like an amber lager. Earthy, Husky, with a nice sweetness but also a floral hop presence that balances it out.

M: light-medium, doesn't taste like water, it had a good carbonation and mouthfeel, finish is more sweet than a normal AAL

O:Damn coors. I never thought I'd find an AAL I liked but you've done it. Not start mass producing this instead of your light beers and you've got a new customer. If this is what an AAL should be then I'm on board. I would certainly purchase a draft or 6 pack of this regularly.

fields336, Oct 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

JohnK17, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of tsm2011
4/5  rDev +19.8%

tsm2011, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of Sickdoggv
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Sickdoggv, Oct 07, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

prisoner1572, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

jfcaa193, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of RyanGoodman
1.25/5  rDev -62.6%

RyanGoodman, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of doucmehu
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

doucmehu, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of barnzy78
2.93/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

barnzy78, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of TheSarge
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw a display of this beer, and was lured in by the packaging. Didn't realize this was a Coors product until I got home and scoured the packaging for who was behind this shadowy looking brew.

The appearance of this brew is quite more appetizing than your standard Coors. Makes a strong two finger thick white foam crown, and the body is copper brown in color, and has no haze.

The aroma is very metallic, has tobacco traits, and some lemon and tea hints as well.

Taste wise I detect a small amount of sweet corn, corn husk, cooked veggie mix, and mild tobacco.

Feels medium in body, oily, and dry to the palate.

Overall a better brew than I was expecting, and this needs to be made more mainstream so i can eat this with some wings at Bdubs.

TheSarge, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of Beefytits4
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Beefytits4, Sep 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

justinp, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by 11/12/12.

Pours a clear golden-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, grass, and hay. Taste is fairly sweet and is of malt, grain, caramel, and some slight grass and hay flavors on the finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that I would not ever think was something Coors produced in a blind tasting.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 26, 2012
Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,168 ratings.