Maverick34 (2954) - New York, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Brown red orange pour white head. Not much nose. Some clean caramel malts and light hops. Ok , can be drunk en masse. Like a dumbed down Brooklyn lager.
vmilaxer29 (412) - Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma is sweet and malty...straw an faint grass. Flavor has sweet straw and corn with very mild grass. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is straw/grass and a bit dry.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Notes of cearel malts, caramel, lager yeast and a touch of aroma hops. Medium amber hue with an average white head. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is medium bodied and watery with average carbonation. Overall another solid brew from Coors. I really liked the history and the brew is very easy drinking. It didn’t knock my socks off but I did enjoy it.
madvike (3192) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - Deep golden pour with a thin white head. Nose is gentle floral/herbal hopping and mellow graininess, though fairly dry. Though the nose is promising, the taste is off. It’s kind of soured light pale malt, with some odd astringency and bitterness on the finish. Overly carbonated and fluffy, which detracts a bit from the taste. Not terrible, which was surprising, but the taste ruins what looked to be a promising beer.
bigtourist (36) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Reminds me of a low quality magic hat #9, dry lingering after taste that isn’t very pleasant, but the initial flavor is a bit fruity and ok
JFGrind (1992) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think back to the Summer of 1988 when I drank way too much Coors Henry Joseph’s beer. I really liked that beer but have no recollection of how it actually tasted. Could Batch 19 be in the same vein as HJ’s? Not sure, but this beer has more flavor than Banquet Beer. Dark golden medium body, light bitterness and malt balance. Not as sweet as a Yuengling Lager but a very similar brew.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber gold with a large white head. Nose is malt. Nice and creamy on the palate with plenty of carbonation. Taste is flavorful. Malt flavor is most pronounced but also a pleasant hops flavor, not bitter, only crisp and dry. This recipe was a very good find for Coors as it’s a fine beer. Try it with sardines on crackers.
Onslow (1378) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Light amber brew with creamy off white head. Aroma of corn, grass, hay, metal. Taste is decent malt at the start and a rather harsh grassy hops finish. Taste is very much in the back though there is a decent malt at the start. A pretty decent brew.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Poured light amber with a medium-sized off white head. Aroma and flavor are lightly malty, some caramel, quite grainy, lots of metal, mildy hoppy. Better, I suppose, than Coors, but why would I drink this regularly?
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is not bad. Definitely better than today’s Coors. Really proves that the years between the 21st amendment and the dawn of the craft beer revolution were the Dark Ages of American beer.