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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   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 9/20
ajnepple (5087) - Denver, 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 (4279) - 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 (5988) - 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 (4010) - 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 I’d throw this out there for the many raters that might. In any case, this is a fairly decent beer. I don’t 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cavie (4305) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber orange color. Foamy head. Aroma is very grainy. Smells like mash. Flavor is also grainy and tastes like a grain mash. This is the same beer as Third Shift. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ramvan (1) - USA - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
This beer is very reminiscent of Stroh’s Signature beer. Love the aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gbpackers92 (11) - - MAR 28, 2014
From bottle. Decent beer with light bite. More time was spent designing the label than perfecting the beer. Nothing here encouraging me to be loyal to it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndreasHaupt (10) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Yellow/orange color. Seems to be a little watery in my mouth. It’s light but not meaningless. Some citrus, a little toffee, and mandarin. It’s a summer beer I think.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
obguthr (5653) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Corn nose. Crystal clear amber, thin fizzy head. Medium body, light sweetness, fizzy.. Still tastes of corn, but does finish with mild grassiness. I had hoped for something a bit less macro-ish. Maybe beer sucked before prohibition.

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