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Batch 19 - Coors Brewing Company

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Batch 19Batch 19

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,034 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,034
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 19.1%
Wants: 20
Gots: 77 | 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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JVB

Illinois

2/5  rDev -40.3%

01-15-2014 18:49:01 | More by JVB
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Mark88

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

01-15-2014 18:47:12 | More by Mark88
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OregonDuckinTexas

Texas

5/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a fabulous medium-bodied, full-flavored lager. That really doesn't do it justice. I like IPAs when it's cold and Corona's and Beck's when it's hot. In other words, I like the hop flavor - not a sweet, malty beer guy. So, Coors reaches back into the archives and delivers a lager, which like it or not is what most Americans want to drink, and adds a lot of hop for this style of beer and still manages to pull off a malt flavor without being sweet. In my opinion, this is like a hoppy Sam Adams Lager. Now, I said I like IPAs and I know what I'm talking about here. This is not an IPA. But for those who want a really nice lager beer with a complex, hop taste this is the ticket. My biggest concern is that this just isn't going to sell enough to keep it on the shelves.
One more comment. Everybody has their taste preferences. I'm originally from the Pacific Northwest and have probably tried more microbrews than most people think exist. Within the caveat that everybody likes something, most microbrew stuff is bilge. I like good beer whether it's a global brand or one cooked up in the neighbor's garage. If you're in the camp that says the big brewers can't possibly make great beer, well, as the saying goes, "no man is as blind as one who refuses to see" or taste in this case. The big brewers weren't always big which is still irrelevant. But, prior to prohibition they all had great recipes. Every once in a while they bring'em back and batch 19 is one of them. AB has done it in the past as well. So, if you're open-minded, not quite ready for an IPA but like a complex, hoppy flavored lager that will go great on a hot or cold day, give this a shot.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 00:06:02 | More by OregonDuckinTexas
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-14-2014 05:59:44 | More by LJWalker
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BKBassist

New York

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

01-12-2014 04:35:57 | More by BKBassist
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WesMantooth

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-11-2014 05:20:57 | More by WesMantooth
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Golden32

Alabama

3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beer poured a golden amber/honey color with great clarity and a one-finger mostly white head. The smell is pretty faint. Little malts, little hops, little sours. The taste is solid and well-balanced, a nice blend. Malts and tarts up front and moderate hops and bitterness at the end that linger. The mouthfeel is light/medium with a creamy body. All in all, I enjoyed it. Maybe a little too much. It's neither too heavy, nor too light or watered down. I'd call it a solid session alternative to standard macros. If you're looking to get a buddy away from his Bud Light, Coors Light trend, maybe start him here.

Price: $9.99 for 6/pack

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 03:06:20 | More by Golden32
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Skillz

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.4%

01-07-2014 23:54:38 | More by Skillz
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Bluesman2383

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

01-05-2014 22:50:20 | More by Bluesman2383
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.4%

01-05-2014 22:27:37 | More by NonicPanic
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tygry

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-05-2014 20:59:24 | More by tygry
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GMB

Japan

4.03/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A standard pour of Coors' Batch 19 Lager yields a semi-viscous snow-white foam atop a golden-amber body. The flurry of medium-sized bubbles that exploded in the glass just after the initial pour quickly turns into a steady sheet of champagne-like army of tiny bubbles, equidistantly spaced, that race towards the top.

The nose is delightful. Moist hay, green apple cider, and elderflower spring to mind.

The taste follows the nose to a tee. The sour flavor of fermented green apples dominates. The bitter aromatics of elderflower and lavender emerge in the back end and are sustained throughout the beer's surprisingly long hang.

The value of a beer's mouthfeel is typically determined by considering the way in which it complements the beer's flavor. This is true here, too: the beer is light on the palate and allows its crisp, tart flavors of green apple to shine. But quick whirl around the tongue tosses up some of the frothiest, most pleasing foam my tongue has touched in a long time. Yes. That's what I call nearly perfect.

Coors' Batch 19 is the American macro-brewery's attempt to cash in on the recent explosion of craft brewing in the US. I purchased this bottle expecting not to like it. What a surprise. No. What a shock! For the first time, I'm nostalgic for the 19th century and looking forward to trying more of these "pre-prohibition" beers, which have been increasingly visible on the craft beer scene of late.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 19:51:01 | More by GMB
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Mike_Moe

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Light brown color, semi clear light brown head.
Aroma: Very light malt and hops smell.
Taste: Light roasted malt flavor, nice hopped finish; medium bodied.
Overall: This is well brewed beer. The lightly roasted malt flavor is accented with well balanced hopped finished. A good, fairly light bodied beer, with decent flavor. Great on hot day. Hats off to Coors for this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 06:26:10 | More by Mike_Moe
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ThurstonHowell3

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +19.4%

12-31-2013 16:03:19 | More by ThurstonHowell3
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rworkman

Alabama

1.5/5  rDev -55.2%

12-31-2013 01:10:01 | More by rworkman
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3%

12-31-2013 00:13:03 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -3%

12-27-2013 20:02:25 | More by SD-Alefan
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TheBrouMaster

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -3%

12-16-2013 21:23:48 | More by TheBrouMaster
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

12-15-2013 00:47:23 | More by Boone757
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blibby05

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.4%

12-13-2013 23:19:09 | More by blibby05
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67cuda

Colorado

4/5  rDev +19.4%

12-11-2013 17:17:22 | More by 67cuda
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3%

12-09-2013 22:46:14 | More by ZEB89
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skriv

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

12-08-2013 23:19:32 | More by skriv
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Druid_51

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

12-08-2013 16:59:51 | More by Druid_51
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trytoketchup

Arizona

3/5  rDev -10.4%

12-07-2013 05:42:28 | More by trytoketchup
Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,034 ratings.