Monday, December 31, 2012

Batch 19

Batch 19 is a 5.5% ABV beer from Coors (I have provided a link to their website, but unfortunately their namesake website isn't working, at least not as I type this).  According to the bottle, it is actually from the "Coors Archive Brewing" company. This beer is based on a pre-Prohibition recipe found in the company's files. It was originally only available on draft in a few limited locations.  It is now being rolled out much more widely in bottles.

The beer pours clear, dark golden and amber in color. There is an inch of thick, foamy head, white to off-white. The aroma is malty, with a nice, fresh, floral, grassy, fruit note. The taste is rich golden malt, toasted, with a wonderful lightly fruity and grassy taste from the hops. It finishes nicely dry and refreshingly bitter. It is well carbonated, crisp and tingly, but not overdone. This is actually really, really good! Find it and try it. It puts the Budweiser Project 12 releases to shame (631182318591406).

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