Batch 19 | Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Colorado, United States
millercoors.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 05-04-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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pDev:
19.58%
 
 
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Ratings: 1,267 |  Reviews: 242
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Domingo
3.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is out and about in bottles, but I have no idea for how long or what the distribution is like.
Pours a golden color that's almost amber'ish. Standard white head on top that dies down a little, but stays well carbonated like any good (mild) lager.
The nose is definitely hoppier than most. At first it has that noble herbal/earthy note, but then I get more of a pine-y US style of hop character. No slightly sour typical macro malt on the nose here. I don't think it's all-malt (this is intentional) but there's definitely some body here.
Not overly sweet, and certainly more hop forward than expected. Cereal-like on the front of the palate, but still pretty dry. No unripe banana like most adjunct-heavy lagers, and a fair amount of hop character.
Like the nose, the hops give the flavor a mix of old world and new. It doesn't really taste like any German lagers I've had (and I've had a lot) nor does it taste like any macro adjunct either. It reminds me a little of the Full Sail Session and LTD line, and conveniently mild.
Not bad at all, and a beer I'd go back to again for sure. It isn't the knockout that the other Coors "serious" lagers can be (AC Golden, Barmen Pils, Sandlot) but this is still pretty solid.
Hopefully, like Colorado Native, this will end up in cans.

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Photo of Tone
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of pale malt, grain, slight sweet malt, and slight citrus hops. Fits the style of an American Adjunct Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of grain, pale malt, citrus hops, and slight sweet malt. Overall, great appearance, and for an Adjunct good aroma and taste.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: 1.5 finger head with some lace. Clear light amber color.

S: light caramel malt on the nose.

T: malt and bread up front. Finishes with a apple/coriander sweetness.

M: moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: This wasn;t a bad beer. I enjoyed it at the brewery in Golden. Drinkable and smooth.

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Photo of bierbrauer
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into 16 oz. tumbler. Unusual "prohibition-style" bottle marked NOV2811.

A: Bright, clear and golden, with 1/2" white head.

S: Pleasant malt aroma, slightly sweet and vegetal.

T: Well balanced between malt and hops, very slight lingering bitterness.

M: Crisp with carbonation, medium body, refreshing finish.

O: Pleasant and easy to drink, but does not stimulate nostalgia for pre-prohibition.

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Photo of morebeergood
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Saw this on tap at Penguin Pizza on Sat. I have not really seen it around very much here, and even though I knew it was a Coors product, I thought I'd give it a try. Served in a standard pint glass. Muted yellow color to the body. Decent amount of carbonation, with a small head at first. Smell was nothing special, sot of like all other macros. Flavor was a bit better than I was expecting. Pretty mellow taste, but it has some nice notes of malt. Plus the mouthfeel was somewhat thicker than other examples from the BMC catalog. Not a bad beer; I'd order one again if the choices were limited. Worth a shot to try once.

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Photo of mynie
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Miller Park, since Miller and Coors are the same thing now. Figure since I got no plans to head to CO, and since this has got a real limited distribution, I better give it a go.

Described as a pre-prohibition lager, which I used to think meant "all malt" but now realize means "somewhat hoppy adjunct." And that's exactly what it was: thin pour, full body, dry and lightly bitter American-style lager. Strong cereal grains, almost like eating a bowl of barley, and then some rounded, bitter, east coast hops.

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Photo of emmasdad
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Ratman for giving me a bottle of this one the other day. Good refreshment for late afternoon. Poured a nice dark golden color with a good sized white head. Aromas of bread, cereal and light hops. On the palate, light bodied, with cereal, corn and bread.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Batch 19 tulip pint glass at Wool Street.

Never thought I'd actually see this brew out by me, but then Serendipity came along and randomly dropped it in my lap at a local watering hole. It pours a clear russet-ish straw (this may have just been the weird light in the bar...) topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises light wheat, light corn (straight from the cob, baby), and mineral water. The taste brings things up a bit, with notes of wheat, caramelized pilsner malts (damn homebrewing...), flowers, light grass, and a twinge of grapefruit peel in the back. The body is a hefty-leaning light, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, I think this is the best Coors product I've had in a long time. I really hope it stays on in the area, so that I can have a nice alternative to the usual BMC nonsense where craft is not abundant. Not all that bad, I gotta tell ya.

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Photo of MaltsOfGlory
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a standard one finger head, the head is almost pure white, maybe slightly off white, it is puttering away fairly fast, it's not a bad head though, from what I can tell from the head that has stuck around, it's good, decent lacing. The body is traditionally darker than a standard lager, it's a very unique color, almost a 50/50 mix between golden/yellow, and amber, I've never seen a beer like this before. For the most part this beer is transparent, but it is dark enough that it objects your view just a little bit. Overall....the head went away fast, but it left good foam and lacing, the body is mostly see through, but it's a really unique color, so overall the look is confusing - unique, bad in some areas, good in others, final conclusion - it looks good. Very good aroma, perfect balance between hops and malts, at least in terms of lagers. The malts come through first, and they are very sweet smelling, but not an offensive or overpowering sweet, it smells just right. Then the hops come through the smell a little bit in the second half of the aroma. Overall I would like the smell to be bigger, but I can't ask much more from Coors and an adjunct lager. Considering everything - this smells really good. Maybe a tiny bit of cheap adjuncts, but not really at all, maybe some honey in here in fact, which would be very nice, anyways, I'm ranting, like I said - good smell. The taste is very interesting, the first thing I get is malt, sweet malt, but like I thought on the smell, it's not offensive, it works with the beer very well. Then comes a nice hop bite, very small, but very noticeable as well. I do notice a nice honey flavor appearing in a few different places in this beer. Overall it's a very smooth, drinkable, tasty beer. The flavor isn't huge, but it really shouldn't be for the style. Overall it tastes really good. Mouthfeel is very good for a lager, not too much carbonation, it's just right, and it's not too watery in the mouth. Drinkability is very high, cause it's light and very tasty. Overall there really isn't anything wrong with this beer, is it outstanding? No, but it's very tasty and pretty dang good. I can't believe how high I rated this beer, considering it's made by Coors, but by gosh it deserves it.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled in wine glass (all that was avail.)

A: cloudy light copper; no head; decent carbs; ok lacing
S: very light aroma, mostly malt
T: mildly hoppy, slightly sweet; complex, very strong flavor profile, but without an edge
M: my mouth didn't buzz as much as I was hoping

Overall, not bad, pretty good, and I was surprised to find out, only after, that Coors makes it.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
2.85/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

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Photo of LacquerHead
3.63/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this at Dillinger's in Chicago - a bar a few feet from the historic Biography Theatre, the place where John Dillinger was shot. The Blackhawks were playing the Dallas Stars, while DePaul college hipsters were engaged in a game of bar trivia.

It had clear deep gold color with a foamy white head.

S: Unlike many mass produced lagers, which can have metallic corn like smells, this one had a more refined aroma.

T: It was a little different from the normal macro lagers. The hops had more of a presence. I had a slight pale taste that was on the dry side. There was a corn/graininess to the flavor but it was not offensive.

Overall: this had a clean taste, basically it had a refined adjunct lager quality. I wouldn't go looking for this but I am glad I tried it.
I can say this, I would prefer this over many other adjunct lagers. This is one of the better tasting examples of the style.

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Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev +20.5%
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 mdfb79
3.06/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From 6/4/10 notes. Had on tap at Saloon in DC.

a - golden amber color one finger flully white head

s - Smells of light citrus, faded hops.

t - Taste of bread malty and some faded citrus hops.

m - Medium body and high carbonation.

d - Not much going on in this beer. Some light citrus hops that are faded but not much else. Not bad for a Coors product but wouldn't look to have again.

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Photo of NWFLyer
2.93/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on draft in one a few test markets in the US, at McTeagues's Saloon in San Francisco.
A - Poured a pale amber in a 16 oz. (strangely enough; N.B. Ranger IPA) glass. Slight head which diminished in less than 90 seconds. Minimal lacing.
N - Olfactory coefficient was relatively low. Very subtle aromas of hops and malted barley. Perhaps a slightly musty odor also evident.
T - Pleasant, but not extraordinary. There is nothing offensive about this lager, but nothing exceptional either. The most predominant features are a smooth malty flavor combined with a very mild bitterness derived from the hops. Floral notes are minimal.
M - This lager has an above average mouthfeel, IMO. It is mildly creamy and definitely smooth. Once again, it is pleasant, but not exceptional.
Given that this is a product of the SA/Miller/Coors conglomeration, this beer is a solid average to above-average brew. The bar tendress at this saloon commented that numerous patrons had come to the bar in search of this particular beverage. According to her testimony, upon realizing that is was within their grasp, many expressed that they had achieved beer Nirvana! I am unwilling to extend that degree of self actualization! I am grateful that I was able to sample this self described 'Pre-Prohibition Recipe Lager', but I would not go out of my way to find it in the future.

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Photo of Jason
3.98/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sample bottle from the brewery, they are launching draft only for now ... not sure if they are ever going to bottle / can it.

Bubbly sea foam head, perfectly clear golden color. Fresh graininess leans towards a more rustic dried grass aroma with a kiss of hops in the back. Refreshing crisp bite enhances the graininess, a little rough around the edges. Hop bitterness is sharp and cuts through most of the malt. On the dry side and relatively clean.

Good drinking, reminds me of some of the retro-beers that are all the rage right now. That is a big hint to the MillerCoors marketing department ... tall boy cans, crack into the hipster crowd and this beer might actually make it.

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Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 1,267 ratings