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Batch 19 - Coors Brewing Company

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Batch 19Batch 19

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BA SCORE
76
okay

1,120 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,120
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 19.16%
Wants: 23
Gots: 114 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

hockeyfighter19, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

Coopaloop2112, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Hanzo
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Hanzo, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of McStagger
3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Macro swill disguised as craft or something more? Let's give it a whirl.

A: Fairly aggressive pour. Faint orange/copper hue. Excellent clarity. Vigorous carbonation. Two fingers cappuccino foam colored head. Moderate dissipation. Moderate lacing. Intrigued by the color.

S: Ah. Adjunct. Or at least some adjunct smells. Faint hop presence, almost like cooked veggies. Not quite to the level of Euro Pales, but in a similar vein. Nice caramel malts, touch of honey, bit of corn husk, slightly metallic.

T: Nice bit of malty sweetness up front, with a nice, dry hoppiness that cuts through. Again, borderline vegetal, but the hops are very present here. Reminds me of the pre-Gusto Shclitz. Corn flakes/dough in the finish.

M: A little softer in the palate than pretty much any AAL I've ever had. The carbonation isn't so bracing or seltzer like.

O: A hoppier and fuller bodied AAL? Unfortunately, this falls in the same price range as Sierra Nevada beers where I live, so I'll probably never buy it again. Make it as cheap as regular Coors and I've got a new go to. A much better swing towards quality than Shocktop or the like.

McStagger, Mar 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

KC9LDB, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Pensfan0782
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Pensfan0782, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of sixerofelixir
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

sixerofelixir, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of andjlepp
3.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle served into a British Pub style glass.

appearance- A light, golden caramel color, clear and easy to see through, small foamy head that dissipates quickly, no lacing

smell- almost and cereal bready smell to the beer, slight bite of corn, almost no detectable hop aroma

taste- cereal grains with touch of sweet maltiness, a bit of hop bitterness in the middle, which fades out to leave a corn and doughy flavor in the end

mouth feel- very light beer in the mouth, acidic feeling on the palate

Overall- Found this beer as an okay sessionable beer, a basic flavor that is drinkable but nothing to get you out of your seat for

andjlepp, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of rfgetz
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear golden amber, moderate cap of frothy white foam. Scent leads with fresh dried cereal grains and sweet malted barley, some grassy hoppyness and a touch of citrus rind, finishes with a bit of fresh corn on the nose. Taste follows scent - both fresh and malted grains, moderate hop presence and touch of vegital taste. Medium bodied, surprisingly creamy for the style. Overall, was pleased with the scent and flavor profiles and the body of this beer.

rfgetz, Feb 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

HeyYoMar, Feb 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Adkins1203, Feb 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Zaphog, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of davey101
3.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Best by June 10, 2013.

A - Dark amber body. Clear with loads of rising carbonation. A fingers worth of soapy white foam with...actual lacing and retention!!!

S - Cereal grain, sweet corn, caramel malt and a touch of English style hops. Sweet and malty, light and pleasant.

T - Cereal grains with an astringent corn finish. Oddly enough there is a light hop bitterness to the beer. A very confused flavor profile. The bitterness eventually fades away laving some bready dough.

M - Light bodied yet creamy, nice carbonation.

O - Looks great, smells nice, tastes a bit odd. Coors actualy brewed a beer that I sort of enjoyed, nice!

davey101, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint.

A deep golden coin color that had a white head on top, and good lines of lacing come to. A sweet and malty nose. A taste that's heavy on grains, malts, and a surprisingly good hop presence. A mouthfeel that is almost creamy. Not a bad experience. If they put this in a can, I'll definitely buy it as a camping beer.

JuicesFlowing, Feb 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

bigpoppa67, Feb 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

fisherbray, Feb 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

captainbearcat, Feb 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -40.1%

Kali016, Feb 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

RustyBoltz, Feb 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

BlackBeerDown, Feb 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

khargro2, Feb 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +42.2%

Vylo, Feb 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

craigmj7, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
2.49/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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.

High D+

kojevergas, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of pkalix
4.21/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

nice orangish-peach color, decent-looking, smallish amount of head.
smells of some sweeter-like malts with some hop balance.
tastes sweet up front, with some hop bitterness at the finish. a decent taste.
medium to heavy feel on the tongue.
overall.... idunno.... where do THE BROS get a 90? but i am pleasantly surprised to find this is a coors product. they've apparently figured out what it takes whereas buttwiper continues to put out 'gourmet swill'... the bottle looks great, the label is intriguing, the beer is very decent. the lacing is a bit thin but this is easily a brew one can drink a couple of in a row.

pkalix, Feb 23, 2013
Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 1,120 ratings.