rangerred (861) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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 donít 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, Iíll take a Schlitz Gusto.
Frank (2384) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Cavie (3671) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
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ramvan (1) - USA - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is very reminiscent of Strohís Signature beer. Love the aftertaste.
gbpackers92 (11) - - MAR 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
AndreasHaupt (6) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow/orange color. Seems to be a little watery in my mouth. Itís light but not meaningless. Some citrus, a little toffee, and mandarin. Itís a summer beer I think.
obguthr (3435) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
lb4lb (2214) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank it from the bottle.Smell is like a lager. Tastes like a lager but a touch hoppy. Easy to drink. Pretty decent. Clean not yeasty.
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg, Southern Hospitality, 9th Avenue, Hellís Kitchen, 20/02/14. Pale bronze with a fast gone head. Nose English aniseed-sprinkled yeast and weak toffee. Gentle, fizzy and pleasant with wet dough, aniseed, caramel and egg custard touches. Could be Greene King. Decent enough.
Mequonite (2) - - FEB 26, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Bradley Center (Admiralís and Bucks games) serves Batch 19 in a 16oz cup that holds itís Kršusen ( frothy head ) to nearly the bottom of the cup. This is a classic arena beer, great aroma, rich hop flavor, and can be slammed, or savored until intermission. Itís worth visiting the beer garden on the south concourse as Batch 19 is only available there. Any other beer offering at the Bradley center will only disappoint.
MarkSachon (506) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle purchased from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Despite the fancy bottle and the dressing up, this remains pretty true to the recipe of a plain old Coors. The bitterness is probably from ill prepared hops.