Coopers Original Pale Ale - Coopers Brewery Limited
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Reviews by doktorhops:
3.55/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5
Coopers is an old favourite of mine (especially the Sparkling Ale), so I thought it appropriate to review a beer from Australia's largest family owned brewery.
Poured from a 375ml stubbie into an Irish tulip-pint glass (aka "Guinness glass"). I "rolled" the stubbie before pouring to get the yeast at the bottom excited (this is a standard ritual for South Australian drinkers).
A: Body is a cloudy golden straw colour with a bit of fizz in the head (possibly due to recent transit from the bottle-shop). The head is a slight beige off white, which quickly shrunk to almost nothing (no lacing in the glass either).
S: The nose is fairly fruity (not overpowering but enough to notice). I would best describe it as passion-fruit with melon, and a little bit of citrus - I suspect the bottle-conditioned yeast has much to do with this.
T: Quite refreshing! A classic "Australian" Pale Ale - built more to refresh than to impress (we do have hot summers here). The flavour is similar to the nose (no surprises there), I would say it sits in the range of citrus/acidic region, with a dry finish. There is not much to taste of hops (but we know that they're there) or malt.
M: This ale has a very strong Champagne fizz to it (points off not being a real ale in this department), which I believe is due to the yeast used in fermentation. It is also a bit watery - there's no heavy ale body to it.
D: I could go another couple of these. I wouldn't have a whole night though - I would get a bit bored after the second or third pint. That aside it's definitely a good beer for summer, winter on the other hand I prefer a stronger ale.
Food match: Grilled chicken or fish with a light salad drizzled with balsamic vinegar, maybe calamari or other seafood (crab, lobster).
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2011 06:41:53 | More by doktorhops
More User Reviews:
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.