Coopers Original Pale Ale - Coopers Brewery Limited
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Reviews by Hoppsbabo:
United Kingdom (England)
3.55/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I once worked in a bar in Western Australia and this was the only thing in the fridge that resembled beer. It was always served ice cold and my instructions were to roll the bottle on the bar top before serving. The bar owner told me it was to redistribute the 'cinnamon' but I think she meant sediment. I remember it tasting somewhat lager-like.
SMELL: Strong metallic lager smell from the glass. Up close smells yeasty and pukey. Some citrus.
APPEARANCE: Cloudy. More like a Belgian pale ale. Golden yellow with a white disspiating head. Loads of dark sediment.
TASTE: Bready like a malt liqour. Lots of citrus and a bit of honey. Not very bitter. Very, very distant hops spice in the background. It's like a cross between an English and a Belgian ale, without the ethereal yeastiness and banana of the Belgian. The last swig was not so pleasant; probably not meant to be drunk.
MOUTHFEEL: Watery; suitable in Australian heat.
OVERALL: Much nicer than I remember but then it's the first time I've had it without condensation around the glass. I think its citrusy wateriness suits the scorching Aussie heat.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2012 07:53:37 | More by Hoppsbabo
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3.16/5 rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Bottled beer served in a glass.
Golden honey colour and cloudy with suspended yeast. Head dissipates quickly to a thin film. Mild, but lasting effervescence.
A weak aroma overall, with predominantly yeast, baked bread and citrus characteristics, and hints of banana and sugar.
Lots of yeast and bread, with hints of lemon and lime. Finishes with a soda water aftertaste.
Prickly carbonation, with a viscous, frothy feel when swished. Foams up and lines the mouth when chewed.
An old reliable friend. This is on the cheap end of the scale locally, so it's my go-to everyday beer or if I want to supply a quality choice at parties without breaking the bank.
Easy to drink, with a pleasant flavour, albeit on the weak end of the flavour scale. The beer equivalent of a soda with lime; a tad on the bland side, but crisp and refreshing. Not the best Coopers brew, but it's usually cheap on tap and there is no better beer in its price range. Get a cheap jug of this next time you're at a bar in an Aussie uni; made for many good nights.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2014 12:13:37 | More by baumaxx1
Coopers Original Pale Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
73 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.