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Batch 19 - Coors Brewing Company

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Batch 19Batch 19

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,178 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,178
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 19.22%
Wants: 26
Gots: 147 | 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 lccrunchy
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.88/5  rDev +46.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Amber color with a thin white head, good amount of carbonation.

Smell: Sweet, sugars, rice, malts, and some hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Light to medium bodied and very smooth. Taste sweet with hints of malts, rice and hops. Little bit of alcohol maybe.

Overall: Exceptional adjunct lager! I certainly was not expecting it to be that good, but I enjoyed every drop of that pint. If you see it, try it!

Photo of Pegasus
3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear deep golden color, with a massive, dense white head, which retains superbly. The carbonation is slight. The lacing is dense and complex, resembling alien hieroglyphics.

Aroma: Lots of grain with a solid grassy aroma., and a modest herbal hop aroma.

Taste: Opens with a solid grain backbone, very much like a Czech Pilsener, absent the classic cracker malt. As the taste progresses, fairly sharp herbal and grassy hop notes appear, these turn to a medicinal cast as the taste draws to a close.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full, quite pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Very nicely done, Coors has upped their game quite a bit with this example.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Photo of Bpierso1
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of BanrionMAB
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Bob402
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of bubba41
1.25/5  rDev -62.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

sickly-sweet, with a poor blend of flavors. The honey taste does not blend well, standing out in an awkward manner rather than enhancing flavor. As if Coors could not agree on an overall theme and tried to include all. Sweet/bitter/sour without distinction.

Photo of sinanalkin
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Hacksaw34
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of ryanpj
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of jniagar1
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Peternmi
4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of TheStashRide
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of chicagoanbeerone
2.73/5  rDev -18%
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

Photo of biegaman
3.63/5  rDev +9%
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.

Photo of AdmiralKirk
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of scaliasux
4.15/5  rDev +24.6%
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?

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Ryen
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of ryko
4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of fields336
3.88/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

Photo of JohnK17
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of tsm2011
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,178 ratings.