Batch 19 | Coors Brewing Company

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Batch 19Batch 19
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 05-04-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
241
Ratings:
1,262
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
43.86%
 
 
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45
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238
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Photo of mactrail
3.14/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Dark amber in the tall Stella glass with nice lacing. Decent foam and spritzy mouthfeel. Thin body.

Has that Euro Lager smell, not a good way to start. However, it's a pleasant mouthful of malt and a little hoppy burn. There is just something kind of chemical about this. It's a little winey. Unfortunately, for an Adjunct Lager it's unquestionably better than the run of the dog pound. So I have to give it a good score for that. Otherwise, it's a sweet thing that tastes of additives.

From the 12 oz bottle (one of the silliest designs ever) bought in San Francisco.

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Photo of rangerred
2.78/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

An aggressive pour yields a rock three finger head over a clear amber body. Suprisingly good head retention with a decent amount of lacing.

Aroma has a very metallic note that I don't enjoy at all. A little bit of light toast and caramel is in the background along with some spicy hops. It is all overshadowed, however, by metal.

The flavor is a little bit better with a decent amount of caramel and some hints of light toast. There is an overall sweetness about this beer that almost gives off hints of molasses. Mild bitterness with a little bit of wet grass towards the finish. Mouthfeel is sticky and too sweet for the style limiting drinkability.

Overall, this seems like less of a Classic American Pilsner and more of a poorly made amber lager. If the sweetness were dialed back a bit and the metallic aroma taken care of this could be a decent beer. If I want an older style American beer, I'll take a Schlitz Gusto.

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Photo of stakem
2.26/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into a pint. Thanks to Eric for continuing to spoil (?) me with a bunch of beer I would otherwise never get to try because I refuse to buy this sort of stuff. It appears in my glass a color of artificial caramel coloring that is perfectly clear with some yellowish hints around the edges. A mildly off-white cap resides atop and refuses to die in the glass. It paints some patches of lace on the glassware and honestly doesn't look that bad even by american adjunct standards.

The aroma is immediately reminiscent of a bunch of bad nights chugging coors original aka banquet beer in my pre-legal years. It smells of sweetness like caramel candy coupled with toffee, corn and buttered popcorn. There is a trace amount of herbal hops that try to break things up, but for the most part this smells like a dirty sugary adjunct brew.

The flavor of this brew is somewhat like buttered popcorn coupled with a bit of caramel to candy toffee flavoring. A faint amount of herbal hops are present that break up the sweetness of the malt but are not present enough to have any distinct flavoring. The aftertaste is minorly carbonic and includes some sulfur and hints of that almost artificial tasting caramel or toffee with herbal hops.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. In the past year I have had several "pre-prohibition brews" that were very enjoyable. This however was not that enjoyable. It tastes like coors original/banquet beer but with a dirty caramel flavor and a touch of herbal hops.

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Photo of gpogo
3.81/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Super light amber/copper
body. White head that leaves almost as quickly as it appeared.

A- Light corn and grain. Faint hop aroma.

T- Initially nice and sweet, but there is a bitterness that comes through. Finishes nice and crisp. Lightly phenolic.

M- Light body moderate carbonation.

D- My first experience with this beer was a bar in Golden, CO. I thought it was a great beer to pair with a meal when your selection is limited. I recently picked it up in bottles and think it is still a pretty great beer. I prematurely told a few people it was Coors and could see the bias change as they found out.

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Photo of gory4d
3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber with a high white head. The smell is crisp minerals, some grain, maybe a little mild citrus. The taste is pretty yeasty, or maybe like soda bread, with a tough mineral backbone and some citrus tang in the finish. I could believe this was a dortmunder lager. It's a little more fizzy than it needs to be, but is largely crisp and refreshing. Not one I'll probably revisit often, but certainly a respectable lager.

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Photo of zeff80
2.84/5  rDev -17%
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.

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Photo of jimmah120
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

looks and smells like "beer beer". taste is a more full-bodied banquet beer with more malt sweetness, less corn, and a touch of bitter hops. it's still not a great brew but is leagues ahead of regular coors, and I'm a fan of that beer. it was nice and cheap, a plus, and hid the 5.5 completely. a winner in my book

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Photo of barczar
3.44/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a brilliant golden brown with a frothy one inch ivory head that dissipates very slowly, leaving thick lacing.

Corn and grain dominate the aroma, with a funky tangy note and subtle earthy hops rounding things out.

Flavor is grainy, with nutty, lightly toasted malt forming the backbone. The tang is present, but more subdued than in the aroma. Becomes cardboard-like as it warms.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and a bit of grainy astringency.

It actually has malt flavor. The graininess and tang are somewhat offputting.

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Photo of atr2605
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A-pours a soft yellow
with sudsy head with average retention
S-corn/grains, hint of grassy hops
T-more adjunct corn flavor with a bit of sweet grain quickly vut off by grassy hop bitterness
M-light bodied
O-not bad coming from coors, more flavor than the traditional adjunct lager and very drinkable. I wouldnt want it all the time but certainly beats the even more bland macros out there

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Photo of jtierney89
2/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

clear golden color white half finger head. grainy hay like nose. tastes is dry biscuit, leafy hop, grainy mouthful, a bit of acidity, pretty big body for a smaller beer, not as clean as expected with a bit of flavor but nothing crazy. boring with some rough edges. feels nice in the mouth and has more flavor than your typical lager but it's bad example of a great lager in my opinion.

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Photo of hosehead83
2.8/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from an "old-timey" looking bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear antique gold in color, with a short, airy head of white foam.
Aroma-Faint pale malt
Taste-Right off-the-bat off-putting metallic note, pale malt. A couple of German specialty hops are listed on the bottle, but my taste buds are having a hard time finding their hiding place. Maybe Batch 20 will be better. Here's hoping.

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Photo of cavedave
3.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful, clear gold, with a lasting finger of white fluff.

A slightly sour yeast aroma, with spicy and floral hop lightly sharing the bouquet with some sweet grain.

It tastes much better than the smell prepared me for, nice yeast and grainy sweet to start, balanced very well by the hops that come on at the end of the sip to leave a pleasant spice and floral taste. Balanced and clean. Nice.

Refreshing medium carb., easy drinking, with a clean and tasty finish.

Wish I could have had this available back in the day, tasty lager beer that is a cut above the regular BMC fare.

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Photo of fx20736
3.57/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a glass, served at fridge temp.

handsome hue of amber with a solid thick offwhite head, nice lacing.

aroma of floral hops.

mouthfeel; yep.

flavor; malty without any adjuncts that I could perceive, spicy, grassy hoppiness that is balanced against the crystal malt with a slight spicy finish.

so this is a Coors product. first time I've ever bought one. it was an impulse buy at Wegmans. To be honest, it's not bad. could be a lawnmower beer for sure.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a rusty golden-amber color. Brilliant clarity. Two fingers of a bone white, wet and creamy head retain very well. A thin, fine-bubbled layer of lacing blankets the glass. High marks for appearance.

S: Sweet corn and a light grainy scent. Bready and doughy yeast. Grassy hops. Fairly straightforward, but actually quite appealing on the nose.

T: Sweet corn, bready and toasted grain. Light caramel. Slight touch of doughy yeast. Zing of herbal hops mid-palate is reminiscent of thyme. Herbal hop character builds and shifts a little. Very clean. Dry cereal grains lead into the finish and close it out nicely along with a fading herbal hop presence.

M: Medium bodied. Nice presence in the mouth; slight firmness, ultra creamy. Moderate scrubbing carbonation. Very smooth.

O: As much as many beer aficionados love to bash BMC products, there's really nothing to hate here. This is a nicely done beer all around. It's straightforward and simple enough, but it doesn't hold back. There's some real malt character and hop taste to it. For once it seems that Coors isn't totally pandering to the lowest common denominator by making a safe but lifeless beer. Batch 19 may be the game changer. This beer can compete.

Notes: The branding seems to be piggybacking on what some craft brands are already doing, namely Brooklyn (see Brooklyn Lager and its pre-prohibition plug) and Pretty Things (the historical recipes series). They also seem to be trying to tap into that rebellious craft beer spirit. Mixing in a little bit of that old-timey throwback feel too. It works though. It'll be interesting to see how this sells down the line and where they go with it.

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Photo of acevenom
4.54/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle displays what appears to be a best by date: May 27, 2013.

Poured into a pokal glass. Pours copper with a thick, slowly dissipating white head. Some lacing is left on the side of the glass. The beer has a bready and sweet smell from the malt. The hops bring some grassy and citrus notes in the nose. The flavor is of bread with those grassy hops that add some nice bitterness and balance to this beer. I also get some of those citrus hop flavors and not as much corn flavor one would find in regular Coors. This is to be expected because there is much less corn used in this recipe than in regular Coors. There is some caramel sweetness that opens up during consumption as well. The body is light to medium with moderate carbonation. The beer finishes crisp and the drinkability is high. This is an excellent beer. The big boys aren't sitting tight in this market and this throwback recipe is an example of what they are capable of brewing.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

COORS : batch 19

Pre-prohibition Style Lager

LOOK: Pours a bright gold color with a chill haze. Frothy white head forms and leaves plenty of lacework on the pint glass. Good retention, but hazy for the style. Most if not all of pre-prohibition lagers were unfiltered, so at least this is historically forgivable.

SMELL: Ultra clean grain, menthol like hops smell that is medicinal and even soothing to the nostril. A bit of corn on the back end.

TASTE: Clean grainy malt flavor, mild leafy hops and a minute bitterness. A touch of earth and faint pine. Even getting a bit of wheat from this, but it could be the corn and possible rice playing tricks on me. It is one of the cleaner examples of this style I've had to date.

FEEL: Light to light-medium bodied brew, a bit of thickness to it for an American adjunct lager.

OVERALL: A stylistically exceptional lager that is very clean and well defined. Super refreshing, Coors should replace all of their standard products with this, most of their customers wouldn't notice the difference, but BeerAdvocates certainly would.

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Photo of SerialTicker
3.67/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

20oz on tap for $3 at Sugarbush Tavern in Chesterfield Twp., Michigan.

Appearance: Came a pretty nice brownish color with a decent head. There was minimal lacing, and there was virtually none by the time I hit the bottom.

Smell: A corny, malty, adjunct smell, but MUCH better than what I'm used to from the style.

Taste/feel: Well above anything else I've had from the style. There's some of that adjunct in the flavor, but the malt is much more pleasant than what I'm used to. The feel is also nice, as it's smooth and easy drinking. At 5.5% ABV and without any offensive flavors or smells, this is a VERY good choice if you have the option ... especially for the price. Far and away the best of the style.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.83/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a golden amber colored brew with a one finger white head. The head fades rather fast to leave a nice level of lacing.

Smell- The aroma is heaviest of a bready and caramel smell. Mixed with these aromas is a light hop smell of a citrus and earthy nature

Taste – The taste begins with flavors of bread and some caramel sweetness. As the flavor advances a light roasted malt flavor comes to the tongue along with some hop flavors of an earthy nature come to the tongue. As the flavor advances more to the end, it crisps up more as the caramel flavors diminish some and more bready flavors comes to the tongue. With these transitions more hop flavors of a light citrus nature come to the tongue as well and leave a lightly hopped crisp flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is very average. It’s pretty decent for the style as it is smooth and matched the crispness and light hop flavors of the brew fairly well.

Overall – A nice easy drinking and good session brew. It has enough hop flavor to make it somewhat exciting, but it still maintains an easy and relatively clean lager taste.

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Photo of ckraft77
3.92/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A - Amber color with a white head that doesn't dissipate quickly.

S - strong smell. very pleasent.

T - Greast taste. Strong first impression with a moderate lingering after taste

F - good carbonation. Strong sense of individualality.

O - Great brew. Would drink again and recommend. I enjoyed it straight from the bottle and from a frosted Mason Jar :)

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Boulevard, on to the beer:

Looks like the color of brass with a tint of amber. Head retention is fair, the lacing good. The nose is relatively soft, but does offer a few perks of aromas. There are quick bursts of piney and citrus juice notes, and a soft fruity background. The taste offers less of the fruit and a lot more breadiness. Slightly sweet tasting, with a kiss of hops. A twang of fruit breaks the mold, ye the beer remains balanced. It's a light medium bodied beer with a pleasant crispness, helping make Batch 19 refreshing.

Approachable American lager that's easy to drink. And coming from Coors, which is noteworthy, as I was told that Batch 19 was the name of the brewery, not a beer made by Coors.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a glass beer mug.

L - clear light amber color with a white head that had decent staying power leaving trails of lacing.

S - malty sweetness with a hint of grains.

T - suprisingly tasty beer with plenty of malt flavor and a bit of bitterness on the finish.

F - medium bodied with good carbonation, easy to drink.

O - a fine example of the style.

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Photo of slow3v
4.33/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Deep, golden with a nice head poured into a standard pint glass.

S-Light, malty and smooth smelling

T-Great balanced flavor, with a lot of different notes standing out. Maltiness, a hint of hop or a "sharp edge," but overall extremely smooth and flavorful.

M-Good smooth mouthfeel, not overly carbonated but not heavy either.

O-Great overall. I picked it up from a local grocery sore first, and have since been asking / requesting for it at a few local bars. No tap handles yet to be seen but a few places offer it in bottles.

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Photo of bnes09
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Transparent golden color lager with thick head. Descent retention and no lacing.

Grainy, bread-like aroma with a hint of orange.

Whole wheat malt flavor. Assertive hop character, citrus and soap. Honey sweetness. Fairly well balanced and complex without many adjunct flavors.

Medium bodied and well carbonated. Slick in the middle and drying in the end.

Much more interesting that most brews that come out of Coors, both in flavor and body. Hardly seems like an adjunct lager at all. I'm impressed.

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Photo of AleWatcher
2.98/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

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Photo of ZAP
3.95/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by May 27, 2013 (Today is 12-25-2012)

A-Deep, regal golden color....nice white head that rims glass.

S-Light bready malt characteristics...some caramel as well.

T-I really like the flavor of this....nice maltiness....bready with some caramel notes...also some dark fruit (plums) notes at times as it finishes with a light twang of hoppiness which reminds more of a light cherry like tartness than bitterness...

M-Medium bodied to the light side of medium bodied....finishes slightly dry...firm carbonation..

O-I seemed to like the first few bottles of this more than now when I am sitting down to review. Didn't pickup the tart finish as much previously. Regardless this is a nice beer for an adjunct lager. I've read some criticism about the actually effort to reduplicate this beer and how they fell short and what they could have done better. I agree with those thoughts but this drinks ok anyhow. Wouldn't buy it for the price again but if priced like a regular BMC I'd pick it up from time to time..

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Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.
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