Batch 19 | Coors Brewing Company

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78
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1,264 Ratings
Batch 19Batch 19
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
coors.com

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
Ratings:
1,264
Reviews:
242
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
19.01%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
239
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,264 |  Reviews: 242
Photo of LoveStout
2/5  rDev -41.5%

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 Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of dar482
3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of tommy5
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of AngusOg
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of plaid75
3.1/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

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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 Nichols33
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Batch 19 has a deep golden colour and considerable haze - quite a departure from standard Coors, and indeed most commercial, brands. We're off to a promising start. Despite the lack of transparency there is still some degree of clarity, no sediment and a good amount of glow. There's also - and this could be a first for Coors - a healthy amount of head.

It can be tricky to define the word 'authentic' but for the purposes of beer I think, at its most basic, it describes a liquid that tastes and smells of malt, yeast and hops. This definition would rule out most mass-produced lagers. Shocking, I know. But Batch 19 has a wonderfully rough, raw graininess and subtle hop pungency that embodies truly authentic beer. It is instantly recognized as something pure and of good quality.

The flavour, likewise, has a cereal maltiness and light floral, near fruity overtones. It is a wonderful tasting lager. A bready sweetness prevails despite a grassy finish. Whether the grainy malt or herbal bitterness, all flavours can be traced back to wholesome Mother Earth (and not some chemical factory off a Jersey turnpike). The benefit to leaving out corn syrup and other adjuncts cannot be overemphasized.

I would have thought drinking a pre-prohibition lager brewed by Coors would have been like watching Kill Bill on TBS: a version so sterilized and adulterated that it retained very little of the product's true essence. But I'm happy to be wrong. This drinks splendidly. They haven't compromised the malts and, perhaps to their own chagrin, actually splurged on some (wonderfully floral, earthy) hops. I'd stock it by the case.

Prohibition did a lot to ruin beer but it was also beneficial to a select few breweries. I won't delve into the history here but, sufficed to say, Batch 19 is a welcome start to reparations from Coors. It harkens back to a time when brewers didn't use fouling, adulterating adjuncts. I doubt this offering will change the culture of commercial lagers, but hopefully it will change the tastes of at least some commercial lager drinkers.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on June 29, 2012 at The Tap Sports Bar and Grill in Belmont, New Hampshire. The pour is golden to pale yellow with a small white fizzy head that settles down. The aroma highlights include pale malts, a slight hop note that is both clean and crisp, but little in the way of adjuncts. The body is light to medium. The taste was of grain malts with moderate bitterness at the end. Compared to other adjuncts this was an improvement. I had to drive a ways to find it in my area. It tasted better than other standard Coors products but was nothing extraordinary.

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Photo of wrightst
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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

Found bottled at Jubilation in Albuquerque.

Clear amber colored beer with a small white colored head. This is significantly darker than any current lager from a major American brewer.

Quite hoppy, you can smell it from quite a distance away. Scents of corn and toasted grain with a strong noble hop scent. Spicy hop with grass, hay and a herbal scent I can only describe as sassafras root.

Starts out mildly sweet with a sharp hop bite at the end. Pleasantly hoppy, not quite bitter though. Herbal hop bite tastes much like it smells.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a damn good lager! If Coors tasted like this I would drink it a lot more often than about once a year!

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a deep gold with a medium white head, good retention, light lace.

S: Lots of sugary malt, smells a lot like a macro amber lager, shades of Yuengling.

T: Sweet bready malt, almost an Oktoberfest like flavour. Some grassy hops at the end.

M: Light-bodied, crisp, clean, pretty well made.

O: It's weird comparing this to other adjunct lagers since this on another level; really this is a beer to compare to the amber lagers and the Euro lagers of the day. Drinkable, a little to sugary, but a solid effort.

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Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Kelp
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of sd123
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jdhilt
2.93/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.17/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at River Fest in Casper yesterday.

A medium gold pour, good head of foam, some lacing.

The smell was of caramel malt, light grain, light hops which were on the spicy side.

The taste was very good. Some sweetness, a spicy hop kick, very light grain; I think the show case of Batch 19 is how tasty the hops translated in the taste. I got 3 samples and I yearned for more.

This brew really impressed me and I wish I had it available locally whenever I wanted it.

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

A: Bright, clear golden color. Poured a fizzy white head with fair retention to a thin skim. Laced in small blotches. Decanted lightly.

S: Hay and grass. Faint note of wet grains.

T: Grainy malts up front. Yields quickly to a sharp bitter lending to an excellent balance and clean finish.

M: Light body. Moderate carbonation. Crisp and dry.

D: Very drinkable. Don't really taste the adjuncts like most of its ilk.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of pat61
3.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I really wanted to dislike this beer but it is surprisingly good. It pours brilliant gold with a pure white 1” foam cap with masses of tiny bubbles that produce excellent lace. Has a clean, light malt, spicy herbal nose with a hint of earthiness and a light touch of grainy spice. The initial palate suggests light fruit – hints of apple but this soon hides behind rich grain and light malt with a crisp bitter emphasis on the finish with a faint lingering hint of anise from the hops. Medium light body and above average carbonation – seltzery but surprisingly drinkable.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company
3.42 out of 5 based on 1,264 ratings.
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