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The Problem with Batch 19

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ThirstyFace, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Is that it's really good.

    Found myself in a situation last night where it was that or Stella or Goose Island IPA. Had 4 of em and enjoyed every last drop.

    My question, is the definitely an AAL? I didnt pick up an any adjuncts.
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  2. acevenom

    acevenom Advocate (555) Louisiana Oct 7, 2011

    It is an adjunct lager. They upped the IBUs on it and dropped the corn bill, but there is corn in it.
  3. justforrazors

    justforrazors Savant (345) Missouri Feb 16, 2013

  4. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

  5. diesel59

    diesel59 Savant (410) New York Jan 3, 2012

    I know one thing................. I liked it................... kinda:confused:?
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  6. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    I was surprised, but I found it to be refreshing and with enough bitterness to set up miles above any other BMC lager
  7. justforrazors

    justforrazors Savant (345) Missouri Feb 16, 2013

    I've only had a taster from a local bar, I thought it was okay but wasn't really in the mood for something that light...ended up going with a moose drool. Definitely better than the majority of AALs out there though.
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  8. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Champion (865) Illinois Nov 8, 2012 Verified

    I had it at a Buffalo Wild Wings and I gotta admit (reluctantly ;)) that I kinda liked it, too. Not something I'd go out of my way for, but if it were a choice between this or AB, I'd choose Batch 19.
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  9. lsummers

    lsummers Advocate (535) California Jun 21, 2010

    I found I liked it as well. Definitely would mind haveing some of these if i were at an all macro bar. Your making me think I should grab another one to retry.
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  10. einhorn

    einhorn Savant (480) California Nov 3, 2005 Verified

    Tried it the other day, and if you blindfolded me, I wouldn't be able to categorize the beer. It wanted to offend no one and appeal to all which might be good, I was just missing some definable characteristics and oddly enough, couldn't put my finger on one.
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  11. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,245) Arizona Jun 18, 2002

    /facepalm emoticon needed....
  12. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Did you try it?
  13. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Champion (865) Illinois Nov 8, 2012 Verified

    I was thinking the same thing. I think I might have to throw a bottle into a make your own 6 pack.
  14. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,245) Arizona Jun 18, 2002

    yes, back when they were promoting it at a GABF. There's some humor in my post, you know. maybe I need more winkies. ;)
  15. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Advocate (640) Illinois Feb 27, 2009 Verified

    It's colors light with a little more malt and hops. Sorry OP but I think you are way off!
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  16. kevanb

    kevanb Champion (785) Illinois Apr 4, 2011 Verified

    Not the direction I thought this thread was headed...
  17. jtierney89

    jtierney89 Initiate (0) New Jersey Aug 15, 2011

    I thought the problem was the price point, for a miller coors product it actually was good but not for the price. There's a ton of hoppy lager styles at that price point or cheaper that are better.
  18. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Advocate (525) Minnesota Feb 23, 2013

    This is funny and ironic to me. The one time I had Batch 19 I was in So. Dak visiting family and the bar in the hotel I was staying had it (I had never heard of it before). (As an aside, I have plenty more to this story about how the bartender talked me into getting one, but I digress.) Anyways, I didn't think it was great but didn't hate it either.

    Flash forward about a month, I'm back in SD for a funeral and staying at the same hotel. This time they had switched out the Batch 19 for Moose Drool. I got a Moose Drool and remember thinking to myself - "Batch 19 was better". Was not a fan of Moose Drool.
  19. --Dom--

    --Dom-- Savant (415) Missouri Dec 22, 2012

    Good, you've located it. The next step is destroying it......
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  20. kingofhop

    kingofhop Advocate (555) Oklahoma May 9, 2010

    Fuck it. I'm drankin Bigfoot. I love Coors and all, but fuck it. I don't wanna hear bout no AALs right now.
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  21. champ103

    champ103 Champion (955) Texas Sep 3, 2007 Verified

    I don't like this beer at all, I don't know why anybody would take it over Goose Island IPA. Shrugo_O
  22. superspak

    superspak Poobah (1,225) Michigan May 5, 2010 Verified

    I drank and rated it last week. I was pleasantly enjoyable for what it is, good balance and not watery. I won't be buying it again though. Nice to try once at least for the "history" effect, or something

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  23. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    I thought it was a damn solid beer.
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  24. Eh, I tried it at the local pub for a change of pace & liked it. Yes, it's an adjunct, but it's got more balls than an adjunct usually has. Works as a session brew by my standard, good job Coors (still surprised).
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  25. HighWine

    HighWine Savant (420) Illinois Dec 11, 2010 Verified

    It would get better reviews if it had the same recipe but with an Oskar Blues or Troegs label on it.
    YogiBeer, dar482, jgluck and 11 others like this.
  26. I thought it sucked. Tasted like coors or bud to me.
  27. It is an average beer, better than a Coors but not something I'm going to seek out again.

    The real "Problem" is guilt by association.
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  28. If you read a previous thread on Batch 19, the "history" is sketchy at best. Like a lot of marketing from the big AAL companies, it's more hype than history.
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  29. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Tennessee Feb 6, 2012

    So the choices are Batch 19, Stella, or GI IPA? Millercoors or AB In-Bev? They didn't serve water at this establishment?
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  30. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    To say you don't like it is o course just fine, but your comment tells me you are either lying about your experience, your taste buds are retarded or you never had a Bud, which puts you back to pants on fire
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  31. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    No, they did, but my old man was across the street slowly dying and me and brothers needed some quick numbing and bonding.

    I'm not a political beer drinker anyways. I don't drink BMC for taste issues, but I wouldn't burden myself with guilt for imbibing. I have other gripes that take front seat.

    Anyway, it seems that many here agree with me.
  32. justforrazors

    justforrazors Savant (345) Missouri Feb 16, 2013

    Yeah I don't love Moose Drool by any means, but I didn't feel the guilt I get from drinking a Coors product. I was in the mood for something darker, but in an honest assessment batch 19 is probably better, although it is difficult to compare the two considering they are completely opposite sides of the spectrum.
  33. Zbyler

    Zbyler Aficionado (220) Connecticut Jan 18, 2013

    I thought it was just as bad as Third Shift by Coors and Black Crown. just my 2 cents tho
  34. Haven't tried it yet, but its gotta be good if an adjunct lager from one of the evil empires is getting mediocre reviews here. ;)
  35. I don't understand the problem? You liked a beer...

    Do you feel guilty because it's BMC? I kind of get the vibe that there's a problem because you used to think there was no such thing as a good American Adjunct Lager. It's a recognized beer style, which some would think means there are going to be both good and bad examples of it.

    And to people saying it pretty much tastes like Bud or Coors...WTF? I've had lots of Bud and lots of Coors and my fair share of Batch 19, and I assure you they taste nothing alike...next you're probably going to tell me I have an amateur palate because I prefer Gubna over Deviant Dales :confused: (literally been told this before)
  36. joeebbs

    joeebbs Savant (360) Pennsylvania Apr 29, 2009

    I must have gone to the wrong website as I seem to have stumbled upon Adjunctadvocate. ;)

    I wrote that it was "bland but no bad taste."
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  37. WesM63

    WesM63 Advocate (685) Ohio Nov 6, 2011

    Apparently I'm a snob cause I thought it tasted like piss water. There is no way I would drink it over any other craft beer.

    (Granted, it was ok for what it was but not good enough to make me want to drink it over something else)
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  38. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,355) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Verified

    I'll have to disagree with you re Third Shift...I thought it was horribly boring and nothing like Batch 19, which I gave a 4.2 for a rating in the style. I haven't tried Black Crown yet.
  39. Many people on this site said Glissade tasted like Bud too - and that was a full flavored lager. But you have to keep in mind many young craft drinkers have cut their teeth on full flavored craft ales and they will never appreciate a well made lager because it doesn't live up to the profile they think beer should be. Kind of ironic that they probably hold disdain for macro lager drinkers for acting the same.
  40. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,355) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Verified

    Great post!