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Coopers Original Pale Ale - Coopers Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
74
okay

472 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 472
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 7
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coopers Brewery Limited visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 03-27-2002)
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3.19/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.81/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Light slightly hazy amber in colour with a fizzy foam head that dies almost instantly to a heavy lace cover. Mild fizzy CO2 bubbles in the glass throughout.

Smell - Light floral tones and light malty sweetness and light hops. The overall aroma is of sweet water and biscuit.

Taste - Lightly burnt and malty flavour of light caramel biscuit with some lightly bitter hop nip in the follow through that makes this very well balanced and tasty.

MF - Pretty good body to this one, it has a fizzy tingle as you drink from all that CO2. There is also a light linger but it is long lived.

Overall - Well balanced in the flavour but off style in some of the categories having said that it is still very drinkable and very tasty.

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3.26/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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2.85/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of pale and grainy malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of light fruit/spicy yeast and just a light amount of floral hops. A light amount of bitterness is present in the finish and fades away fairly quickly.

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3.21/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a hazy straw yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass, a light amount of fine light colored particles in suspension, and a hint of lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a large patch of thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of pale and grainy malts with a light aroma of floral hops. Very light aromas of light fruit/spicy yeast.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of pale and grainy malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of light fruit/spicy yeast and just a light amount of floral hops. A light amount of bitterness is present in the finish and fades away fairly quickly.

M: Just slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Light and refreshing, somewhat thirst quenching - this would be a good sessionable beer for a hot summer day. Easy to drink.

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3.53/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Format: a brown 375mL bottle with the standard Coopers macro label.

Appearance: pours out a cloudy straw yellow with visible carbonation against the floating sediment. A finger of off-white head lingers for quite a time - patchy lacing down the glass.

Aroma: aromas of pale malts, some citrus and grass hops with those classic Coopers yeasts over the top.

Taste: now there's a very familiar taste. Sharp citrus and grass hops with some earth, those pale malts and yeast.

Aftertaste: the flavours all hang around for some time, with the sharp earth and the yeasts taking the fore.

Mouth feel: medium in feel with a moderate to higher carbonation. A thick feel due to the sediment in the beer.

Overall: this is definitely Coopers most popular beer and their best seller. Although they have better beers such as Best Extra Stout and Extra Strong Vintage Ale, this is the one that they are best known for. Decent flavours across the palate, and now for a good price at AU44 a case (though I think they usually retail closer to $50).

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3.01/5  rDev -5%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.15/5  rDev -0.6%

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Coopers Original Pale Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
74 out of 100 based on 472 ratings.