milwaukeebeer (41) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I decided to try this one out. Cool looking label and I wanted to try the pre-prohibition recipe. Wonderful, imho. Has the full flavor of Sam Adams Boston Lager, yet the finish is a tad bit cleaner. A good session brew. I ended up purchasing another six-pack the following week. Very satisfying and the abv is just right. Thank you, Coors!
MarkBarnes (375) - Waterville, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Feb. 20, 2013; 12 oz. bottle. Was disappointed to find this was a Coors product only after purchase - was intrigued to try an allegedly-old recipe. That said,"Batch 19" is a serviceable lager; far better than the usual Coors experience. Light amber pour, thin head, sweet aroma. Nice hop bitterness and, much to my surprise, a decent malt backbone - which would probably not emerge if consumed too cold.
tasterwannabe (3) - - FEB 19, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent overall. Bottle is Great. drank from glass, poured from bottle. Taste is what coors light probably would be without the watered down taste.
shhmoke (32) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours clear copper with a white head. Smells of malt and some hops. Tastes like an average generic lager. Not terrible, however probably wouldn’t drink again if given the choice.
Kinz (3258) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ran across this at the bar at TGI Friday’s where I was meeting a couple of people for work. I pretty much never go to Friday’s. In an even odder coincidence, I bumped into a guy there from my homebrew club - also not inclined to go to Friday’s. What is even stranger is that this guy is known for having brewed a killer pre-pro pils back in the day - one that he even brewed at a local brewpub a couple of times. He had just finished this - and warned me against it. Since it was the only thing at a Friday’s that I hadn’t had before, I tried it anyway - knowing full well that some macro was behind it and that I probably wouldn’t like it. Oh well, eyes wide shut. Draft. Aroma lightly of adjuncty malts. Don’t know if it is adjunct laden or not, but it tasted that way. Flavor from a malt standpoint was a bit like Yuengling, but a touch sweeter. There were some bitter hops on the finish. Not much in the way of flavor, just some bitterness that was at least present. But overall, it didn’t really work for me. I’d rather just have a plain old Yuengling than this. But, glad to try another whack by a macro trying to crack the craft code.
jpowings (2) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a wonderfully refreshing beer with a great balanced taste. A beer that I was surprised to find out was from coors. If it truly is an old recipe then I’m sad it was lost for so long.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours a clear light copper with little to no head, and very little lacing.
smell is faint, grain, malt, and few hops.
taste is of grain, sweet malt, and a few hops. ends a little on the oily side.
DrSilverworm (6032) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Cincinnati Winter Beer Fest (CWBF) 2013. Clear golden - orange color. Thin white head. Bready nose. Light toasty malt. Agreeable bready flavor, little hop. Light to medium body. Dry texture. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Agreeable. Light bitter. More sweet taste in the finish. Have to admit: pretty decent lager.
queenholly (2861) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Light grainy malt aroma. Clear copper with a large white head. Slightly sweet barley malt flavor with a slightly bitter finish. LIght to medium body, moderate carbonation.
ben4321 (3819) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 2/17/13
Aroma: The nose has some pale malts, a little cereal/bread, and some grassy notes
Appearance: This one pours a dark golden color with a small white head and some streaky lace
Flavor: The flavor is much the same, with some malty lager sweetness and a little clean grassy hop
Palate: The body is fairly light, though not as watery as one might expect, with some lively carbonation
This one actually exceeded my expectation. Shockingly, Coors but some actual hop in here, not the "triple hops" of a certain company mate’s Lite Beer, but actual, noticeable hops! That surprised me, that’s for sure. Anyway, it still isn’t a great beer by any means, but it also doesn’t taste like ice cold nothing like some of their other products. Seriously though, it is kind of sad that this 90+ year old recipe they "found" is more passable then anything they’ve developed since then...