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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lightbias (331) - USA - JUN 10, 2014
Light gold pour the white bubbly head almost completely gone before I could get through half this review. That was fast. In a hurry to find a sampling of six new brews had me lunging for this cool label and interested in checking out a brew bragging on its "pre-prohibition" style lager. If I had the time I would have read the bottle more closely, at that point I would not have picked this one up. Iím definitely not a huge fan, but Iím glad I was able to try it. Coors actually didnít do a bad job but I must say I came very close to running away from this when I discovered the brewer. Still, this is much heavier a lager than I expected, a little yeasty, but crisp. I am not enjoying the aftertaste, however, as it seems really bitter and slightly metallic. My take is that this is not worth the price, but a damn sight better than a regular Coors.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
SODAK14 (310) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Coors should return the beer recipe for this one back to the archives. A beer which is way past itsí prime...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours clear gold with small white head on tap at coors brewery. Aroma of orange and malt. Malt flavor with hint of hops and corn syrup. Not a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
brewskilover85 (17) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Not bad but leaves an after taste that im not a fan of. Not much of a smell but I would say its decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mpuntmuts (142) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2014
Clear yellow/orange pour with large fast dissipating white bubbly head. Sweet malt and sort of syrupy smell. Also some yeast. Definite corn syrup for taste, also some bitter but not hoppy. Watery and not too high in carbonation. Way sweet. Not bad but not a fan either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ajnepple (3788) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2014
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount into a wine glass at home. Light bronze and clear appearance with a thin, white head and lightly active carbonation. Aroma of toasted grains, bready malts and mild hops. Similar flavor, malty, husky, crisp and pretty clean with mild bitterness. Average body, smooth and easy to drink. Solid premium lager, better than expected.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Homer321 (2897) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2014
bottle. served super cold. aroma is mostly honey with some sweet breadiness to it. Taste is moderately hoppy, has a weird bitterness in the finish that is peppery in nature. harsh in hop flavor and slightly metallic. pretty bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (5291) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
12oz from Orchard Fresh, Orchard Park, NY. Golden amber with a ring of white head and moderate carbonation; malty aroma; crisp malty taste with a touch of citrus; and some caramel in the finish. A vienna style lager, and rather good for Coors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lag91 (55) - Milton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
Orange/ yellow in color. Aroma is grainy malty. The taste is lighter than the aroma lets on, not a bland watered out beer just not complete i guess. Great marketing scheme though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (3534) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
The neck on this bottle has a couple ridges on it which make it look like some sort of old timey sex toy. Having no intention of fornicating with this beer, this matters little to me but I thought Iíd throw this out there for the many raters that might. In any case, this is a fairly decent beer. I donít know about claims of being an authentic pre-prohibition style lager but this does separate itself from typical cheap American beer in a few regards. For starters, it is about a shade darker, pouring a rich and crystal-clear golden color. It is definitely more pilsener-like as well. While its nose is has only a slight floral notes amongst the cracked grain that predominates, it is actually rather bitter and hoppy in the finish with a hint of lemon citrus and malt sweetness across the tongue. It is unfortunately a bit metallic too but not so bad it seriously hurts this heavily carbonated brews drinkability. My main complaint about this stuff is it is the same price as some legitimate craft beers like Sierra Nevada in my area and I doubt this costs much moor than regular Coors to break. I guess you are getting a bit screwed by this beer a bit but, hey, if you have a mind, you can do the same right back.

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