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Batch 19 - Coors Brewing Company

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Batch 19Batch 19

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236 Reviews
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Reviews: 236
Hads: 1,253
Avg: 3.43
pDev: 43.73%
Wants: 44
Gots: 230 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 05-04-2010

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Photo of McStagger
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Macro swill disguised as craft or something more? Let's give it a whirl.

A: Fairly aggressive pour. Faint orange/copper hue. Excellent clarity. Vigorous carbonation. Two fingers cappuccino foam colored head. Moderate dissipation. Moderate lacing. Intrigued by the color.

S: Ah. Adjunct. Or at least some adjunct smells. Faint hop presence, almost like cooked veggies. Not quite to the level of Euro Pales, but in a similar vein. Nice caramel malts, touch of honey, bit of corn husk, slightly metallic.

T: Nice bit of malty sweetness up front, with a nice, dry hoppiness that cuts through. Again, borderline vegetal, but the hops are very present here. Reminds me of the pre-Gusto Shclitz. Corn flakes/dough in the finish.

M: A little softer in the palate than pretty much any AAL I've ever had. The carbonation isn't so bracing or seltzer like.

O: A hoppier and fuller bodied AAL? Unfortunately, this falls in the same price range as Sierra Nevada beers where I live, so I'll probably never buy it again. Make it as cheap as regular Coors and I've got a new go to. A much better swing towards quality than Shocktop or the like.

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Photo of andjlepp
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle served into a British Pub style glass.

appearance- A light, golden caramel color, clear and easy to see through, small foamy head that dissipates quickly, no lacing

smell- almost and cereal bready smell to the beer, slight bite of corn, almost no detectable hop aroma

taste- cereal grains with touch of sweet maltiness, a bit of hop bitterness in the middle, which fades out to leave a corn and doughy flavor in the end

mouth feel- very light beer in the mouth, acidic feeling on the palate

Overall- Found this beer as an okay sessionable beer, a basic flavor that is drinkable but nothing to get you out of your seat for

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Photo of rfgetz
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear golden amber, moderate cap of frothy white foam. Scent leads with fresh dried cereal grains and sweet malted barley, some grassy hoppyness and a touch of citrus rind, finishes with a bit of fresh corn on the nose. Taste follows scent - both fresh and malted grains, moderate hop presence and touch of vegital taste. Medium bodied, surprisingly creamy for the style. Overall, was pleased with the scent and flavor profiles and the body of this beer.

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Photo of davey101
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Best by June 10, 2013.

A - Dark amber body. Clear with loads of rising carbonation. A fingers worth of soapy white foam with...actual lacing and retention!!!

S - Cereal grain, sweet corn, caramel malt and a touch of English style hops. Sweet and malty, light and pleasant.

T - Cereal grains with an astringent corn finish. Oddly enough there is a light hop bitterness to the beer. A very confused flavor profile. The bitterness eventually fades away laving some bready dough.

M - Light bodied yet creamy, nice carbonation.

O - Looks great, smells nice, tastes a bit odd. Coors actualy brewed a beer that I sort of enjoyed, nice!

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint.

A deep golden coin color that had a white head on top, and good lines of lacing come to. A sweet and malty nose. A taste that's heavy on grains, malts, and a surprisingly good hop presence. A mouthfeel that is almost creamy. Not a bad experience. If they put this in a can, I'll definitely buy it as a camping beer.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.49/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

5.5% ABV confirmed. Best by May 27 2013. Acquired at Wally's Wine in Westwood earlier tonight. Reviewed live. Expectations are low given the brewery, but I've heard this isn't half-bad actually. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with an awesome bubbled-out grip on the neck and a branded pressure cap served into an Oskar Blues pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California.

I love the bottle and like the label.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired with food.

A: Pours a one finger beige colour head, with little cream, of bad thickness and bad (~1 minute) retention. Body colour is a clear translucent pale yellow-copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Looks a lot better than many other Coors products. No overt flaws. Standard fare.

Sm: Caramalt, light toasted malt, and generic floral hopping. Grainy, with some bland grassy notes as well. Pleasant and understated. A light to average strength aroma. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: Crystal malt. Caramalt. Clean barley. None of the straw or watery character typical of the style. I don't even get any corn. Floral hop character is timid but welcome. A nice graininess forms the bulk of the body. Some light grassy character, but it's bland. Overall, it tastes like a bad amber - which isn't half-bad for an American adjunct lager. A bit too sweet. It does have flavour. I wouldn't say I like it, but it's surprisingly tolerable and pleasant. Most notably, I can't find (and by find, I mean identify precisely) the adjunct in this adjunct lager; that's quite an achievement.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and chewy. Smoothness is artificial and off-putting. Carbonation is near perfect, to its credit. It has more body than I expected from a beer of its style, but it still comes off thin and weak.

Dr: Quite drinkable. Fit for beer pong; far more-so than other beers in the style. It's definitely one of the better adjunct lagers I've had, but it lacks the buttery feel of other "good" adjunct lagers. A lot of reviewers will attack this beer merely because of the brewery, but I'm confident if you hosted a blind taste test of crappy budget brews, this would take the top spot. And I think that says a lot. Hides its average ABV well. I'd get this again if I were at a macro-only bar. This is up there with Miller High Life as a go-to for power hours. Call it a guilty pleasure.

High D+

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Photo of pkalix
4.21/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

nice orangish-peach color, decent-looking, smallish amount of head.
smells of some sweeter-like malts with some hop balance.
tastes sweet up front, with some hop bitterness at the finish. a decent taste.
medium to heavy feel on the tongue.
overall.... idunno.... where do THE BROS get a 90? but i am pleasantly surprised to find this is a coors product. they've apparently figured out what it takes whereas buttwiper continues to put out 'gourmet swill'... the bottle looks great, the label is intriguing, the beer is very decent. the lacing is a bit thin but this is easily a brew one can drink a couple of in a row.

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Photo of TownDunkel
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Batch 19 - didn't even realize this was a Coors beer till I got it home. I try not to be to much of a beer snob so i gave it a shot

Appearance - A golden to medium brown with almost a red hint to it. Almost like an irish red

Smell - Hoppy but not much else there

Taste - Really nice mix of sweet and hoppy. The first couple of sips I picked up more on the hop notes but half way through the sticky sweetness was the lead.

Moutfeel - This beer shines here, great carbonation and a long lasting good aftertaste that is good for videogaming, no need to pause AC3 while drinking

Overall - I wish Coors would do more stuff like this or advertise it more, this was a really good beer by the big guys.

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Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by June 10, 13:

Pours deep golden with a creamy/bubbly white head that has good staying power. Ample lacing sticks.

The smell is pretty clean, with caramel and some earthy hops.

The taste is sweet - caramel - with bitterness backing it up and mixing in well - herbal and earthy. It has a refreshing finish that hangs on for awhile.

It has a nice body to it - thicker than typical. It has a malty smoothness with a crispness without being fizzy.

Well, this is probably the best in style I've had. Basic, but well-balanced and smooth. This is a solid choice for a basic, "sessionable" brew!

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Photo of Jwale73
3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in a standard pint. March 2013 indicated on the bottle.Pours a semi-translucent orange-gold with a fizzy, half inch, white head that quickly dissipates into a soapy skim; no lacing. Nose expresses corn adjuncts, a hint of sweetness and a light, skunky/sour mash quality. Taste consistent with nose - malt profile is almost non-existent. There's a slight grassiness to this, as well as some earthy hoppiness, eventually yielding to the skunky/sour mash character towards the back. Mouthfeel is light in body, with an assertive carbonation and a semi-crisp finish. Overall, a pretty solid American Adjunct Lager. I had this on-tap a few months back and thought it was quite tasty (didn't realize it was a Coors product). That said, given the bottle dating, I feel like this beer went a little downhill. As such, I may need to update this review with a fresher bottle.

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Photo of socon67
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Golden color with a soapy foam. Clear and visible rings of lacing.

S - Smells sweet of honey and some earthy spices. there really isn't much more than that. Light grains give a hint as to the style.

T - Just not feeling it. The sweet honey flavors are weak int he taste. There is a bit of a wheat taste that initially gave a taste of Golden Grahams cereal, but it didn't last. Finish is rather bland.

M - Easy drinking and certialy sessionable, but the lack of crisp flavor made finishing this tedious, which I actually did not finish my pint.

O - Credit to Coors for the attempt because it isn't a bad beer. What I see is a brew that has little to offer the craft customer and not much for the gateway craft drinker. Stick to Sam Adams and the local craft.

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Photo of basi76
4.18/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Muy Chingona Bironga, nunca pensé que la Coors, ó ahora fusionada con la Miller, pudiera hacer algo gueno,, bueno... siendo de un pueblo chido esta con madre que lléguen buenas cervezas a los anaqueles, en fin, me pareció algo entre una Dortmunder y una Märzen, buen cuerpo, muy buen sabor balanceado entre las maltas caramelos y el lúpulo, que me imagino es el mismo lúpulo que usan en la coors normal. 5.5 grados de alcohol, suficiente para mi. cheers!

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Good Bironga are tough, I never thought that Coors, or Miller now merged with, could do something gueno, well ... being a mother is with cool people arriving good beers to the shelves, finally, I found something between a Dortmunder and a Märzen, good body, very good flavor balanced between malt and hops candies, which I guess is the same hops used in the coors normal. 5.5 degrees of alcohol, enough for me. cheers!

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Photo of thagr81us
2.65/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured copper with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, spice, and grain. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, grain, earth, and subtle spice. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly average brew. Nothing on this one really stood out if I'm honest. I would like to give them credit for trying on this one but I really don't know why they felt the need to do so. Worth ticking if you get the chance, but that is about it.

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Photo of BigBarley
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a deep golden, looks a little fuller than your standard domestic, yields about 2 fingers of white pilsner foam from a hard pour. Decent retention, and surprising lacing on the glass.

S - Touch of a pilsner honey scent, mild grain scent. Mostly smells like a sweet, malty pale lager.

T - Sweet malts up front, honey notes and slight grain presence. Reminds me of a pilsner in a lot of ways, but thicker than I expected. Pleasantly surprised by how good this is, think sweet pilsner with a thicker body.

M - Lager body, but with a little more presence than your standard light lager. Thick enough to be interesting, but still potentially refreshing. Better than anything alse I've had by coors.

O - I would drink this again. A nice attempt by the big boys to bring something with substance out of the woodwork. Still, it's been done better before by better breweries that need the attention.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.49/5  rDev +30.9%
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.


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Photo of mothman
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear in color. White head.

Lots of corn and adjunct flavors. Bready and biscuity. The only thing I really like about this beer (it being an adjunct lager) is the hops. They are kind of earthy and spicy.

Crisp and clean, but I don't like the corn flavor it ends with.

Kind of cool to try a beer like this, but I wouldn't buy it.

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Photo of adjunctjonez
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice adjunct lager, solid malty backbone with good bitter hops, clean finish and highly drinkable. Sort of a watered down adjunct SA. My only issue was the price, in my area 9/six competes with many better beers. If Coors drops the price to a more reasonable level this one could make it.

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Photo of Budinetz
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tasting cup

Aroma - smells almost sweet. a bit of a musky odor after the first few sips

Appearance - head dissipates slowly and eventually dwindles. Amberish hues and a bit coppery when held up to the light. Looks quite inviting

Body & Texture - Tastes slightly sweet, a bit bisquity after a few sips. Definitely tastes like a Coors product after 5-6 sips. Their consistency is impressive. Not an overwheling amount of hops either, which makes it quite balanced.

Aftertaste - Agressive at first and then quite appealing afterward. Leaves a lingering sweetness on the tounge.

Overall - Does not have the best drinkability I've ever had, but definitely can have quite a few of these at 5.5%

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Photo of Brad007
4.09/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great reviews for a Coors product? I had to see for myself. The 6 pack was only $7 total. Hmm.

Pours a nice golden/copper with a huge white head into my glass. Very nice way to start and not what I usually associate with Coors.

Crisp with a good pine/citrus hop bite mated to bready malt. It smells closer to an actual pils as well.

Sweet and grainy with buttered bread and light citrus hop notes. Doughy. Though not quite a pils, it tastes very close to one.

No "metallic" aftertaste here. Light and fluffy with lingering buttered bread and citrus hops.

I have to admit, I'm impressed with this one. I didn't think that Coors had it in them to produce such a drinkable beer. It's really quite a shame that pre-prohibition lagers aren't attempted more often by BMC. They might win over some new drinkers in the process.

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Photo of tomthumbsblues
3.66/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured aggresively from bottle creates a foamy head that goes down slowly atop an amber beer. No lacing. Few streams of carbonation. Fruity aroma, probably from hops. Great moderate mouthfeel with good, but not overbearingly sweat or bready coating on the tongue. Taste is fruity with a citrusy IPA bitterness. Finish is dry with lingering hops. A balanced beer. Overall, a surprisingly satisfying offering from Coors.

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Photo of mactrail
3.14/5  rDev -8.5%
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 -19%
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 -34.1%
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 +11.1%
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 +12.2%
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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Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.