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RATINGS: 422   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Batch 19 is derived from a recipe found in an old logbook discovered in brewery archives dating back before 1919, when Prohibition banned beer throughout the country. Prohibition was enforced in Colorado in 1916. The pre-Prohibition style lager delivers a bold, hoppy flavor that is surprisingly well balanced. Test market in Chicago, Milwaukee, San Francisco, San Jose, and Washington DC.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle - I had no idea this was a Coors brewed beer. Pour is a dark, clear amber. There's not a ton on the nose but there's some malt I can pick up. The palate is light but it has a hoppiness to it that I wasn't expecting from a Coors offering. Overall pretty stable beer. Not noticing a huge standout taste but an alright beer overall. -optemoz

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2532) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Cute white head that lasted longer than expected. Clear, amber orange color. Nice appearence to start. Nose is grainy, lil bready, mild. Body is bordering on the medium, surprise! Decent carbonation. Clean malts, lil toasty, bready with an ever so slight hop spiceyness. Tame but actually with some flavor. Surprisingly dry malts, lil grass. Dry finish is toasty, grainy, enjoyable. Nice, easy quaffin lager. Surprised. Bottle from statelineliquors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luckylager63 (4) - - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
Tasted this for the first time during the brewery tour in Golden last summer. A great tasting, easy drinking lager. I usually avoid beers made by the major brewers, but Batch 19 has been a regular in my fridge ever since it became available in the Twin Cities this fall. Check it out.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Steverus0 (198) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013
I don't know what to say about this beer. It has a wonderful aroma and great lager mouthfeel, but in the taste department it doesn't really depart in any way from the macrobrew formula. If you're just starting to step away from bud light or miller light, it is a step in the right direction. But just a step, mind you. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1457) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Draft at Mirabella’s with dinner. It was so crowded at the bar the only thing I could see was "Batch 19" on the rustic looking handle....I figured what the heck.... Deeper amber with a thin oily head appears with my sub par steak sandwich. Medium plus bodied is surprisingly malty with a lighter encircling tone of hops. Old logbook my A$$. A decent step up and while it stands a bit to the side of their own mass produced products, it blends in with the rest of the crowd. I shoulda stuck with the Lagunitas IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rangerred (954) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2013
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (5702) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - Miller’s Ale House - on tap. Sparkling medium golden pour, sticky white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma is pretty much neutral, a hint of fresh lake water. Flavor has some honey sweetness, a bit of nuttiness, some brief citrus bitterness. Crisp mouthfeel. Better than expected.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
felsenpils (117) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2013 I am rerating this beer since my initial tasting in January 2013. I had a bottle last night and the hop oil aroma jumped out at me. I had not noticed that before, so it may have been reformulated. The amber color is pleasant, but the hop oil aroma is too intense for the low bitterness. All in all a decent product from Coors, but certainly not pre-prohibition style. The use of caramel malts and hop oil screams modern microbeer. Coors light drinkers do not like this product at all (which is no surprise), but I do not think that microbrew drinkers will like it either as it is too middle of the road. What is interesting is the fact that the major brewers are now trying to break into the craft beer scene. Who would have thought just 20 years ago that they would ever make anything besides cheap, watered down, bland lagers?

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jsquire (3553) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Deep golden color out of the tap. Sticky khakhi colored head. Sweet malt syrup nose. Fllavors of burnt caramel, malt syrup, some corn, and an odd grassy bitterness in. the finish. Not very interesting.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
topherh (1912) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Pours golden with an off white head. Aroma is sweet . Flavor is probably like a real Coors should be little sweet malt and a bit of hoppiness in the finish.


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