Batch 19 - Coors Brewing Company
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2.93/5 rDev -12.5%
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2014 21:29:59 | More by rhoadsrage
3.9/5 rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company, the "pre-Prohibition style lager". Potentially a gimmick, I'll see and taste for myself. Poured from the unique bottle into a glass, Batch 19 has a 1.5 finger head with nearly solid lacing. I give the appearance a 4 because the amber displayed here is just stunning. Its just PURE amber color. Google image search "amber" and you will see the same color I am. Very great job here!
I can smell pleasant malt sweetness, maybe some other assorted grains as well. Its not very strong smelling but it doesn't require extra effort to notice the components.
Ok, let's take a nice swig: yup, malt sweetness and a GREAT balance of hop bitterness. Also, throughout my experience, I tasted a dash of caramel and perhaps some breadiness if that makes sense. Now THIS is a good entry-level craft lager. Faux craft of not.
Mouthfeel is, yes, outstanding. Here's why : yes this a SLIGHTLY heavier lager than others, but the precise second I felt the minutely bigger weight, it evened out. Leaving me with a clean finish.
Overall a very well deserved 3.75 for Batch 19. I would've gave it a solid 4, but the lack of scent did away with that. This is up there with Dortmunder Gold, as far as I'm concerned. I will definitely buy this brew again!
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2014 19:36:33 | More by Caveworm
Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,031 ratings.