Batch 19 - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

231 Reviews
THE BROS
89
very good

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Reviews: 231
Hads: 1,237
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 18.34%
Wants: 38
Gots: 215 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jason on 05-04-2010

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Photo of uwmgdman
3.06/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours brilliantly clear deep golden bordering on copper color with a thick white head that diminished to a thin skim yet left bits of lacing. A good looking beer. The aroma is moderate sweet malt, rather grainy, perhaps a hint of grassy hops. The flavor is medium-high grainy malt, a bit of spicy hop flavor and the finish is dry and crisp, with just a bit of sweet malt reemerging. The body is medium-light with medium-high carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer, in the pre-prohibition style I've had better, but worth picking up at least a single. (562 characters)

Photo of deepchills
2.87/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass.
Nice pour, 1/2 of rich head on top of a perfectly golden body.

Light nose of bread, lemon and a little malt.

Decent flavor, light hops, some lemon and grass. Odd sourness in the finish.

Not bad overall, though not one of my favorite beer styles. This one was given to me, and if the next one is i'll drink it, but being a Coors product it isn't something i'll ever buy.

Lechayim (428 characters)

Photo of LarryV
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had no idea this was a Coors product when I bought it so my perception of it was totally unbiased. Pours a coppery amber color with a decent frothy head. Aroma is subtle grain - mellow. Taste is malty with a decent hops tinge, and a bit of a peppery overtone. I don't know if they used adjuncts in this beer, I don't taste them but if they did, they were used very well. I think this is a pretty tasty beer and I would buy it again, one of the better lagers I've had actually. (478 characters)

Photo of Infamous7100
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a crystal clear bronze to gold with a nice off white two finger head.
S: nothing jumps out as its fairly muted. Slight floral notes accompanied by bready aroma. Nothing spectacular.
T: Pleasant surprise. Starts out with some tasty bready malts, slighty sweet. Toward the back, it blends nicely with some bitter flavors that I can't quite place..not floral not citrus, but tasty.
M: medium bodied and a brilliant creaminess. Has a bit of a crispness to it and finishes dry with a slighty bitter but flavorful after taste.
O: call a spade a spade...its coors, but its tasty. I like the story and mystiq that comes along with this brew, but most of all, its just a good beer. Perhaps a brew to introduce other to the world of craft. Highly sessionable. Tip of the hat to Coors. (783 characters)

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle tried 31 Oct 2011. Courtesy of (who else?) R&S. Thank you both. Served in the 0.4 L Radeberger mug.

Large bubbly off white head. Moderate carbonation. Clear deep gold in color. Aroma is grainy, citrus, mineral. Flavor starts quite similar to the aroma. Light sweet graininess through the middle. Touch of mineral. Medium body, light ethanol. Sweet lingering finish and aftertaste.

Quite easy to drink. Better than I thought it would be. (453 characters)

Photo of hopfacebrew
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Elways - Cherry Creek. I believe this beer suffers in ratings as a result of it's brewer, Coors. One of the better Adjunct Lagers out there, in my opinion. On to the review:

Beer arrived in a pint glass, translucent golden amber color with a finger's width of white bubble foam, good retention and lacing. The nose is malty sweet with hints of earthy hops and caramel sweetness. The flavor is mild and approachable with a solid malt foundation and mild bitterness. Well balanced without a hint of skunk that is so prevalent with the style. Finishes clean and crisp. Good. Lighter bodied but not watered down, nice, easy to drink. Overall, again one of the better adjunct lagers out there. (699 characters)

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taken from notes written 6 days ago
the color of
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Blue Moon pint glass.

A- A medium/dark light brownish gold. Has a fat thick frothy head that is white in color and very bubbely. The head lingers for quite some time. The beer is clear enogh tht you can easily see the very high amount of bubbels rissing within it. It is clearly/visibly well carbonated.

S- Has a clean hoppy smell to it. The smell is also slightly malty giving it a little bit of a balance while definitely leaning more towards the hops. There is also a slight mineral coating to the aroma that smells a bit like rocks or concrete/granite.

T- There is a slightly pronounced hoppiness to this lager. The hoppiness is slightly bland however and not quite citrusy like many hop flavors are. It is a bit sweet with a slight breadiness to it and it ends with an incredibly mild tartness that lingers in your mouth.

M-This beer is crisp and light bodied. It has a very nice carbonation to it that borders on the edge of being slightly heavy.

O- This beer was much better than I expected. To the untrained palate this might almost seem like a weaker American Pale ale. Very flavorful and drinkable, the perfect light session beer. (1,229 characters)

Photo of blakelive784
2.19/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 fl oz bottle served in a pilsner glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a transparent, dark gold color with a white two finger head. Retention is poor. Better looking than I expected, but still nothing special.

S - Mild, mild aroma. Some sweet pale malt and caramel is about all I get off this one. Disappointing to say the least.

T - Unrefined barley, stale cereal and a bit of oddly placed cream. It's a little more bitter on the finish from the generic hops, but this is the only thing that really differentiates this one from standard Coors. It's simple, uninspired, and in my opinion, just a marketing ploy.

M - Medium bodied, smooth, and strangely thick. It's o.k. at best.

D - Not a fan of this one. There's hardly anything that sets this apart from your everyday Coors. If you like the original, though, you won't be disappointed with this. (853 characters)

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this on tap out for dinner with the family. Would have liked about five more. This was served well chilled in a Batch 19 tulip style pint glass.

A) Really nice looking golden amber. It was clean and clear. There was a nice finger of creamy white head on this one. The head settled to a dusting, and there was some nice lacing too. This was photo quality right here.

S) There is sweet malt aroma, little hint of caramel. This is followed by a pleasing hint of earthy hops. As I nipped on this one a bit, I picked up a little green grape aroma too.

T) Close to the nose. This has really nice balance. I didn't find this to have any of those off flavors, that typically keep me from drinking adjunct lagers. Nice malt presence, but not overly sweet. It mingles well with a touch of hops, that provides just the right amount of bitterness. This finishes clean, slightly dry, with a good aftertaste.

M) Really nice feel, definitely not thin. This is on the lighter side of medium, not over carbonated. It's smooth, nearly creamy. This goes down easy.

O) This was darn good. If your looking to tip back a few lagers during the game, or just hanging out, my advice would be not to overlook this option, simply because of the brewer. (1,239 characters)

Photo of phishsihq
3.57/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Prohibition was instituted with ratification of the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution on January 16, 1919, which prohibited the "...manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States...

Coors Archive Brewing Company introduces Batch 19, a per-Prohibition style lager, based on authentic recipes dating back to before all alcohol was banned. Batch 19 pours a golden-amber with a slim, light off-white head and a decent amount of lacing. A slight, yet malty nose is joined with somewhat surprising citrus hop notes. a semi-sweet malt profile meets the pallet before being balanced out by slightly spicy hop characteristics, all before leading into a crisp, clean finish. The beer is medium body with a lighter amount of carbonation. Thankfully Prohibition didn't last, but we believe Batch 19 will! (916 characters)

Photo of bilyboy65
3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I can't believe I like a beer made by Coors. That's not a prejudice statement towards the big 3, I just honestly don't like beers made by Coors.

This is a nice color to match a grade A honey or light maple syrup. Clear and free of imperfections. Good amount of carbon bubbles that feed a lasting white head.

To back up the nice looks is a better smell and taste. Mild in flavors with malts that are faint and hinting. The hops are mild grainy hops. The taste is nice as it sits on your tongue as the sweetness comes and goes and leaves a nice slight bitterness.

Goes down smooth. I'll enjoy a lot of this beer. (615 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.32/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

an upgrade from other coors products this one is presented beautifully in unique glass. looks and smells a little darker than their usual stuff. this beer has a much more prominent malt profile than i was expecing, and it just has a whole lot more flavor than anything else ive tried from coors. its not a great beer, but it is drinkable. im always a fan of putting a little more oomph into a brew, and the same applies at the macro level. step in the right direction for coors. (478 characters)

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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. (1,100 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (553 characters)

Photo of Rayek
3.62/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 19 is deep gold, with a fizzy off-white head that slowly falls to a patchwork film. A smattering of lace is left behind.

So this is what pre-Prohibition American beer was supposedly like? Not bad. 19 has a solid straw and dry grain backbone that's bolstered by a mild, yet balancing pepper bitterness. A very light honey sweetness sits in the background. The medium-light body has some substance to it and is rather dry. The carbonation feels about right. The beer finishes with lingering pepper and dry grain flavors.

Overall, Batch 19 is a nice little beer in a Schlitz Gusto sort of way. Although I doubt Coors will ever veer away from their more vapid staples, Batch 19 shows that they really can produce a decent beer. (731 characters)

Photo of Domingo
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is out and about in bottles, but I have no idea for how long or what the distribution is like.
Pours a golden color that's almost amber'ish. Standard white head on top that dies down a little, but stays well carbonated like any good (mild) lager.
The nose is definitely hoppier than most. At first it has that noble herbal/earthy note, but then I get more of a pine-y US style of hop character. No slightly sour typical macro malt on the nose here. I don't think it's all-malt (this is intentional) but there's definitely some body here.
Not overly sweet, and certainly more hop forward than expected. Cereal-like on the front of the palate, but still pretty dry. No unripe banana like most adjunct-heavy lagers, and a fair amount of hop character.
Like the nose, the hops give the flavor a mix of old world and new. It doesn't really taste like any German lagers I've had (and I've had a lot) nor does it taste like any macro adjunct either. It reminds me a little of the Full Sail Session and LTD line, and conveniently mild.
Not bad at all, and a beer I'd go back to again for sure. It isn't the knockout that the other Coors "serious" lagers can be (AC Golden, Barmen Pils, Sandlot) but this is still pretty solid.
Hopefully, like Colorado Native, this will end up in cans. (1,283 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (406 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: 1.5 finger head with some lace. Clear light amber color.

S: light caramel malt on the nose.

T: malt and bread up front. Finishes with a apple/coriander sweetness.

M: moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: This wasn;t a bad beer. I enjoyed it at the brewery in Golden. Drinkable and smooth. (298 characters)

Photo of bierbrauer
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into 16 oz. tumbler. Unusual "prohibition-style" bottle marked NOV2811.

A: Bright, clear and golden, with 1/2" white head.

S: Pleasant malt aroma, slightly sweet and vegetal.

T: Well balanced between malt and hops, very slight lingering bitterness.

M: Crisp with carbonation, medium body, refreshing finish.

O: Pleasant and easy to drink, but does not stimulate nostalgia for pre-prohibition. (424 characters)

Photo of morebeergood
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Saw this on tap at Penguin Pizza on Sat. I have not really seen it around very much here, and even though I knew it was a Coors product, I thought I'd give it a try. Served in a standard pint glass. Muted yellow color to the body. Decent amount of carbonation, with a small head at first. Smell was nothing special, sot of like all other macros. Flavor was a bit better than I was expecting. Pretty mellow taste, but it has some nice notes of malt. Plus the mouthfeel was somewhat thicker than other examples from the BMC catalog. Not a bad beer; I'd order one again if the choices were limited. Worth a shot to try once. (621 characters)

Photo of mynie
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Miller Park, since Miller and Coors are the same thing now. Figure since I got no plans to head to CO, and since this has got a real limited distribution, I better give it a go.

Described as a pre-prohibition lager, which I used to think meant "all malt" but now realize means "somewhat hoppy adjunct." And that's exactly what it was: thin pour, full body, dry and lightly bitter American-style lager. Strong cereal grains, almost like eating a bowl of barley, and then some rounded, bitter, east coast hops. (519 characters)

Photo of emmasdad
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Ratman for giving me a bottle of this one the other day. Good refreshment for late afternoon. Poured a nice dark golden color with a good sized white head. Aromas of bread, cereal and light hops. On the palate, light bodied, with cereal, corn and bread. (260 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Batch 19 tulip pint glass at Wool Street.

Never thought I'd actually see this brew out by me, but then Serendipity came along and randomly dropped it in my lap at a local watering hole. It pours a clear russet-ish straw (this may have just been the weird light in the bar...) topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises light wheat, light corn (straight from the cob, baby), and mineral water. The taste brings things up a bit, with notes of wheat, caramelized pilsner malts (damn homebrewing...), flowers, light grass, and a twinge of grapefruit peel in the back. The body is a hefty-leaning light, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, I think this is the best Coors product I've had in a long time. I really hope it stays on in the area, so that I can have a nice alternative to the usual BMC nonsense where craft is not abundant. Not all that bad, I gotta tell ya. (915 characters)

Photo of MaltsOfGlory
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a standard one finger head, the head is almost pure white, maybe slightly off white, it is puttering away fairly fast, it's not a bad head though, from what I can tell from the head that has stuck around, it's good, decent lacing. The body is traditionally darker than a standard lager, it's a very unique color, almost a 50/50 mix between golden/yellow, and amber, I've never seen a beer like this before. For the most part this beer is transparent, but it is dark enough that it objects your view just a little bit. Overall....the head went away fast, but it left good foam and lacing, the body is mostly see through, but it's a really unique color, so overall the look is confusing - unique, bad in some areas, good in others, final conclusion - it looks good. Very good aroma, perfect balance between hops and malts, at least in terms of lagers. The malts come through first, and they are very sweet smelling, but not an offensive or overpowering sweet, it smells just right. Then the hops come through the smell a little bit in the second half of the aroma. Overall I would like the smell to be bigger, but I can't ask much more from Coors and an adjunct lager. Considering everything - this smells really good. Maybe a tiny bit of cheap adjuncts, but not really at all, maybe some honey in here in fact, which would be very nice, anyways, I'm ranting, like I said - good smell. The taste is very interesting, the first thing I get is malt, sweet malt, but like I thought on the smell, it's not offensive, it works with the beer very well. Then comes a nice hop bite, very small, but very noticeable as well. I do notice a nice honey flavor appearing in a few different places in this beer. Overall it's a very smooth, drinkable, tasty beer. The flavor isn't huge, but it really shouldn't be for the style. Overall it tastes really good. Mouthfeel is very good for a lager, not too much carbonation, it's just right, and it's not too watery in the mouth. Drinkability is very high, cause it's light and very tasty. Overall there really isn't anything wrong with this beer, is it outstanding? No, but it's very tasty and pretty dang good. I can't believe how high I rated this beer, considering it's made by Coors, but by gosh it deserves it. (2,252 characters)

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled in wine glass (all that was avail.)

A: cloudy light copper; no head; decent carbs; ok lacing
S: very light aroma, mostly malt
T: mildly hoppy, slightly sweet; complex, very strong flavor profile, but without an edge
M: my mouth didn't buzz as much as I was hoping

Overall, not bad, pretty good, and I was surprised to find out, only after, that Coors makes it. (377 characters)

Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.