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 zeff80
2.84/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Clear, copper color with an off-white, one-finger head of foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of caramel and grains.

T - Caramel and toffee with some spiciness.

M - Crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied lager.

O - This is nice. Better than regular Coors. (289 characters)

Photo of CuriousMonk
2.85/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at We the Pizza in Washington DC. Pours a medium glowing golden with a small white head. Aroma of pale malt, some sweet caramel, grainy and a touch of honey. Flavor is much of the same, a bit of honey, pale grain and slightly bland. A fairly strong metallic flavor I wasn't big on. Finishing lightly bitter and a touch of grassy hops. Light to medium body and a fairly high carbonation. Interesting what they are going for, though could have been better still. (467 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 Cyberkedi
2.91/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Well - had to try this, it was all the pub had that I hadn’t already tried. Pours a clear golden amber with a fluffy and fine-bubbled wheat head. Have to give the big brews credit, they know how to make their pseudo-craft brews look. Strongly fruity and rather sweet aroma has a malty undertone. Flavor, though, is quite good - malty, fruity and hoppy, rather toothsome. Body is about average, though there is decent fizz. Coors, you’re not fooling anybody - but your Batch 19 is at least superior to your other stuff. Gotta give the devil his due. ;) (555 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a dimple mug)

A- This beer pours a crystal clear light copper hue with a billowing pale white head supported by a racing carbonation of big bubbles.

S- The clean aroma has some hints of flint and dry Noble hops as it opens

T- The dry astringent taste has some slightly grassy Noble hops hints with a bitter her note that lingers. There is a slight buttery quality that comes through in the finish.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a tight little fizz and some hints of astringency in the finish.

O- There is some nice soft hops flavor but it is to dry and astringent to really enjoy and no malt character shows up. (640 characters)

Photo of NWFLyer
2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on draft in one a few test markets in the US, at McTeagues's Saloon in San Francisco.
A - Poured a pale amber in a 16 oz. (strangely enough; N.B. Ranger IPA) glass. Slight head which diminished in less than 90 seconds. Minimal lacing.
N - Olfactory coefficient was relatively low. Very subtle aromas of hops and malted barley. Perhaps a slightly musty odor also evident.
T - Pleasant, but not extraordinary. There is nothing offensive about this lager, but nothing exceptional either. The most predominant features are a smooth malty flavor combined with a very mild bitterness derived from the hops. Floral notes are minimal.
M - This lager has an above average mouthfeel, IMO. It is mildly creamy and definitely smooth. Once again, it is pleasant, but not exceptional.
Given that this is a product of the SA/Miller/Coors conglomeration, this beer is a solid average to above-average brew. The bar tendress at this saloon commented that numerous patrons had come to the bar in search of this particular beverage. According to her testimony, upon realizing that is was within their grasp, many expressed that they had achieved beer Nirvana! I am unwilling to extend that degree of self actualization! I am grateful that I was able to sample this self described 'Pre-Prohibition Recipe Lager', but I would not go out of my way to find it in the future. (1,362 characters)

Photo of SaltofOH
2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed 1-23-2015. Threshold beer glass. Bottle dated Feb. 9-2015.

Appearance: Pours a crystal-clear dark gold/light amber. Foamy, off-white head. VERY LITTLE carbonation. Retains a thin whitish film of a head. Some spotty lacing on the glass. Nice bottle with a twist-off cap.

Aroma: "Beery" Smells like an AAL. Smells like Coors [Banquet], actually (not like Dortmunder Gold which is what I expected). Pretty plain.

Taste: Not bad; very German. Clean, dry arrival. Malty mid-palate. Sweetening toward end. Than a malty and lightly bitter finish. A touch on the sweet side.

Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of mid-weight. Slightly slick (odd for a lager). More carbonation than expected from the appearance.

Overall: Certainly, no one will disapprove if you bring this to a barbecue in the fall. It is a bit sweet, though clearly German hopping. Not as roasty as Eliot Ness; sweeter than Sam Adams; WAY sweeter than Dortmunder Gold. Nice for a change, but a bit Blah. Perhaps would be better in warmer weather. (1,035 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a five finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Almost clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Sweet bread nose, flavor is bread and grass, malty sweet, hints of hops at finish. $1.99 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA. (288 characters)

Photo of hdf561
2.94/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on draft poured into a special Batch 19 glass.

Dark to amber color in appearance, smell of hops and not much else. Taste was actually kind of plain which I was surprised about. Can definetly taste the hops but not much else. Good carbination as well, slight bitter after tatse but not overwhelming.

This beer was just OK I would drink it again but all of the things I have heard about it, and the hype around it I expected alot more it was just a regular beer. It is worth a try and it is a great attempt by Coors to branch out. (541 characters)

Photo of TopherBreski
2.96/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Beautiful brown and copper color with a ton of carbonation and a head that clinger to the edges of my glass forever. Very good wheat smell. Taste is not very good. It's super fizzy and tastes like tree bark. (208 characters)

Photo of barnzy78
2.96/5  rDev -15.2%
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. (447 characters)

Photo of AleWatcher
2.98/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was given a 6 pack of this as part of an Xmas tip from one of my favorite customers.

Served in a dimpled mug while intentionally attempting to be needlessly verbose and slightly pretentious with unimpressive literary references.

Golden copper body like the color of a Domani' merchant's skin, with an off white head, 2 fingers in breadth, and a rather weak penchant for retaining its stately form, much like a college freshman whose boyfriend recently ended their love affair without a warning nor sign of love's failing.

This reminds me of a BMC amber lager in aroma and flavor. And in regards to the light, thin, highly carbonated body.
Very sweet-- but a cheap, artificial or adjunct sweetness with a touch of sweet and grainy malt.

Overall-- I don't hate this. I don't revile or loathe it, but I will not be replenishing my stock once this 6 pack expires from consumption by me, my guests, or my kitchen sink.

I feel this beer is aimed directly at casual craft beer drinkers, much the way fork-root tea appears to be aimed directly at Aes Sedai. This feels like a beer that many people will only buy once because they "fall for it" and beleive this to be genuine craft.
We have seen the future of BMC tactics, like a general taking prisoner of the opposition's messengers in time to discover their strategy--
BMC shall be hitting us with pseudo-craft brands.
Don't be fooled. Tell your friends. (1,414 characters)

Photo of ckollias
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this beer on tap at Buffalo Wild Wings in College Park, MD out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark golden hue with a wispy lace that quickly disappears.

S: Grain and malt aroma – searching for another scent but can’t find any..

T: Crisp and smooth flavor of grains and some hops - not a huge taste palate here.

M: Medium carbonation and medium body.

O: Just a decent lager – pretty forgettable. (410 characters)

Photo of mothman
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear in color. White head.

Lots of corn and adjunct flavors. Bready and biscuity. The only thing I really like about this beer (it being an adjunct lager) is the hops. They are kind of earthy and spicy.

Crisp and clean, but I don't like the corn flavor it ends with.

Kind of cool to try a beer like this, but I wouldn't buy it. (332 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. poured on-tap into a beer mug at Olde Town Pub in Leonardtown, MD. From notes.

A: Pours a clear copper color. Not much of a head here aside from a thin off-white film (good on them for not pouring this with a lot of head, I guess).

S: Light caramel, grains, barley, and a touch of corn. Nothing impressive, but perfectly acceptable for what this beer is trying to accomplish.

T: Slightly sweet with a grainy touch. Finishes crisply, too. It's okay, far superior to regular Coors.

M: Fairly light and crisp feeling, though it could be a hair less syrupy. It doesn't have the harsh carbonation of some macro lagers.

O: Next to a lot of craft lagers, it's competent yet wholly unimpressive; but next to other BMC macro lagers, it's a damn revelation. Don't seek it out, but give it a try if you manage to randomly catch it at your local watering hole. (860 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.02/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Visually comes off glowing amber golden hued with flowing off white rocky textured head, thick bubbles forming as it settles down. Thick bands of lace settle along the sides of my glass, quite a nice looking brew from the folks at Coors. Aroma has a lingering citric, grassy hop nose amongst a clean mix of grain perceived sweetness, let the hops shine in this supposed recipe pre-prohibition 1919 lager. Definitely a nice smelling mix of barley, corn husks, cereal grains with hop appreciation showing some love from the bottles label it says strisselspalt and hersbrucker German hops. The alcohol weighs in pretty heavy in the flavor at first but settles into a mix of semi sweet bready grains and bitter green hoppy citrus rind and grassy accents. Not the best American brewed lager lingering flavors that don't work are bitterness from an almost plastic or burnt bread crust carbon flavor that I'm just not appreciating. Overall mouthfeel has ample carbonation but is a bit harsh with those lingering qualities that stick with you between sips, not a beer I'm looking to consume on a regular basis. (1,102 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Coppery to light amber in color there was a great deal of carbonation. This carbonation built a quickly fleeting head and once it settled, gave a flat appearance.

The scent was weakly malted, slightly toasted and a bit stale.

The taste was a bit the same with some malty, roasted, nutty and grainy qualities. Somewhat bland but not much more than average this is not a ringing endorsement for bootleggers beer. (412 characters)

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%

Serving style : 12 oz glass bottle, poured into glass for appearance

Appearance (3) : Medium body, fairly transparent. Can't quite read words through it but can make out most clear images. Copper-Honey colored. Minimal lacing that hangs around.

Smell (2.5) : Some sour malts, wet cement, kale, flowers. Powerful copper. Smells a bit like an amber lager. A pungent and sweet nose with quite a bit of sour. Interesting, nonetheless.

Taste (3) : A pinch too bitter for me (eye twitching, even...), but has some good robust flavor. It's quasi-Fat Tire but I'd definitely say it's better as the hops aren't as harsh and Batch 19 has a better flavor overall.

I'm getting aged wheat, lots and lots of malt, bitter tomato and rye notes, some sour mash, and a bit of leafy greens. Coppery dry finish. A bit like a much improved Busch Copper Lager (which is pretty abysmal). Impressive flavor - and really, that's all you can say about it...and it gets old fast.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : a great balance, both in hops/malt and in carbonation. Medium bodied. The carbonation is dull in a good way to accentuate the flavors and is not over the top.

Overall (3.03) : Not a bad lager. Again it's much like an amber and if you like Fat Tire, you'll love this beer as in my opinion, it is slightly better. Coors did a good job with this one, and I'm not quite sure what "pre-Prohibition" is completely about, but it's a decent beer nonetheless. Flavor is there, and in spades. Its just not my favorite style of flavor. This is a perfect example of me not liking a beer but respecting it for what it is about and the flavors it presents. This ain't your typical AAL. This is more along the lines of a copper lager or a harsh amber red. (1,719 characters)

Photo of spartanbj
3.04/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I have become spoiled living in Michigan and all the great craft beers we have. I was pleasantly surprised to taste this decent craft style beer by one of the big boys, Coors. It isn't as lifeless as a Bud Light or Coors Light. There is an actual taste. Although the hop flavor is limited, it is there. It has a smooth taste and not bitter. I would drink it on a hot day when I don't want to be filled up. (405 characters)

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

A: Crystal clear and pale gold. Nice full white head on top.

S: Somewhat typical of an American lager. There is some nice graininess, perhaps a little dry hay smell, and a touch of soil. There is just the slightest whiff of a grassy and herbal hop smell.

T: Grainy, at first, some light herbal flavors, as well as the dry hay flavor coming in. Not bad, but nothing amazing. There is a hint at hops in the finish.

M: Medium light, the carbonation actually seems a touch low for the style, however I can still feel a little bit of carbonic bite. The finish feels a little more rounded out rather than crisp.

O: Overall I think it is drinkable. It is an interesting departure from their regular beers, that just so happens to taste a lot like all their other beers, albeit slightly better. (794 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.06/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, lager yeast, adjuncts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with some malt & adjunct sweetness. Then a very mild hops presence comes in. The malt character is a bit heavier than most beers in the style and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: A little crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A bit flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, considering the style it’s not too bad but there are other similar beers that I would choose first. (800 characters)

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 mdfb79
3.06/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From 6/4/10 notes. Had on tap at Saloon in DC.

a - golden amber color one finger flully white head

s - Smells of light citrus, faded hops.

t - Taste of bread malty and some faded citrus hops.

m - Medium body and high carbonation.

d - Not much going on in this beer. Some light citrus hops that are faded but not much else. Not bad for a Coors product but wouldn't look to have again. (389 characters)

Photo of andjlepp
3.08/5  rDev -11.7%
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 (633 characters)

Photo of plaid75
3.1/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured a light brass hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured adjunct sweetness and a soft caramel.

The taste consisted of sweet malts, corn and a grassy hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a decent flavorful adjunct lager. (318 characters)

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