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Batch 19 - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
76
okay

1,146 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,146
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 19.16%
Wants: 23
Gots: 127 | 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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Photo of dar482
3.46/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This comes in a light amber color.

The taste is quite amazing for an American Adjunct. It has some hop and fresh flavors that gives it a lot more pop than other beers in the style. It even tastes more like non-adjunct lager.

It's by far the best adjunct lager I've had. If you see this at the bar and the other options are bad, this is definitely worth trying out. It really shows that the style does not have to atrocious.

dar482, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of atone315
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

atone315, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of beergorrilla
2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

beergorrilla, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of twenty5
3/5  rDev -10.2%

twenty5, May 10, 2013
Photo of Pegasus
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear deep golden color, with a massive, dense white head, which retains superbly. The carbonation is slight. The lacing is dense and complex, resembling alien hieroglyphics.

Aroma: Lots of grain with a solid grassy aroma., and a modest herbal hop aroma.

Taste: Opens with a solid grain backbone, very much like a Czech Pilsener, absent the classic cracker malt. As the taste progresses, fairly sharp herbal and grassy hop notes appear, these turn to a medicinal cast as the taste draws to a close.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full, quite pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Very nicely done, Coors has upped their game quite a bit with this example.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Pegasus, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of Brew33
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Brew33, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

krome, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.49/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Coors Batch 19 has a medium, foamy, off-white head, some thin lacing left on the glass, and a clear, bubbly, amber appearance. The aroma is of citrusy hops, sweet brown bread, and mildly-roasted malt. Taste is of sugar, sweet brown bread, roasted barley malt, and a pleasant, pronounced hop bitterness throughout the middle-to-end of the sip. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Coors Batch 19 finishes dry, refreshing, and pleasant. Overall, this is a fantastic, delicious, and eminently drinkable beer. I rate it most excellent.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of JohnBender
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

JohnBender, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of DonFrap
1.5/5  rDev -55.1%

DonFrap, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of Zach136
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Zach136, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of CuriousMonk
2.88/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

CuriousMonk, Jan 23, 2011
Photo of Jame515
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Jame515, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

shigg85, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. poured on-tap into a beer mug at Olde Town Pub. 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.

ThisWangsChung, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Burt
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Burt, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of jak
3/5  rDev -10.2%

jak, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Herky21
2/5  rDev -40.1%

Herky21, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of Rayek
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Rayek, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Lukass
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Lukass, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of AndrewMichael
3/5  rDev -10.2%

AndrewMichael, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of gatornation
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

gatornation, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.9/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good looking, golden and clear with rising bubbles and a nice two finger head that had staying power and left nice lace.

Aroma was light, grains predominantly but some sweet maltiness.

Taste was actually pretty good. It's a little sweet at first, but a dry graininess, followed by some hay and a bit of a crisp hops bite follows up quickly. There's a light corn and malt base, along with a little caramel too.

Body is very light and pretty well carbonated, extremely easy to drink.

I bought a single of this in a mixer sixer just to try/review it. I didn't realize it was a Coors product, but I probably would have tried it anyway. I must say that this beer is pretty damn good stuff, and that I actually hope that Coors markets it well and it sells well to their base customers. It has flavor, head, and color, and while not really the go-to choice for a hophead like me, I'm sure that your average BMC drinker would enjoy this beer. I would not complain if I went to a party and this was the only beer they had.

This is a very good American Adjunct Lager.

AlCaponeJunior, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of jgunther71
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

jgunther71, Aug 15, 2013
Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 1,146 ratings.