Coopers Mild Ale - Coopers Brewery Limited
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Reviews by SmashPants:
2.81/5 rDev -5.1%
Bottle: a brown 375mL bottle with the standard Coopers macro label.
Appearance: rolled the bottle per the Coopers norm, pours a cloudy straw with a limited, flacid head (no pun). Minimal head and lacing. Not great to be honest.
Aroma: a fair nose for a mild: grains, Coopers yeast and grass hops. Not mind-blowing, but reasonable.
Taste: a very light palate of Coopers yeast and some dark fruits, but mostly grain. Quite one-dimensional.
Aftertaste: a touch of bitterness comes through on the finish.
Mouth feel: again reasonable but not brilliant. Light to moderate in body with a moderate carbonation.
Overall: tastes somewhat like a lighter / lower ABV version of the Coopers flagship Pale Ale and Sparkling Ale. The only problem with that is that it lacks any kind of individuality, and just leaves me thinking 'Why not just get a Pale Ale?" If I was getting a semi-craft lower ABV beer, I'd just get a Little Creatures' Rogers beer.
12-09-2013 07:54:21 | More by SmashPants
More User Reviews:
2.73/5 rDev -7.8%
As soon as I poured this I was disappointed. After a hard day's work the enjoyment of any beer is enhanced, yet this one is upsettingly average for a Cooper's ale. The head seemed not to form correctly while pouring, so there was an excess of effervescence and a consequent lack of head retention. There is noticeably less yeast suspended in the beer than most Cooper's ales, which is one thing I love about the brewery. It is fairly mild, but I just noticed some faint but pleasing roast coffee characteristics. Overall, I hoped this would be better, it's not bad but it's not great. I'll give it another go one day in case it was a slightly infected brew (explaining the flatness) but maybe I just prefer a meatier Cooper's.
02-27-2005 06:59:45 | More by Weizenmensch
3.5/5 rDev +18.2%
I've reviewed this as a mid-strength australian beer, so it's all 3.5's just like the alcohol content.
Poured without the sediment as I was saving it for a yeast culture, though still hazy, but I do not count this against it. Good head on the pour but it vanished lickety-split.
Stick your nose right in it and there's a fair bit of breadiness typical of the coopers yeast, a faint tickle of malt and I do fancy I get some hops, as despite the fact the yeast is dominant it still smells quite clean and refreshing.
Bitterness levels are low but lower malt profile makes it acceptable. There is malt in there on the palate, but low, which is fitting for style. On the whole I think it's an acceptable beer for a thirsty palate and I would gladly drink it when seeking a low alcohol alternative.
05-25-2005 08:10:32 | More by goodbyesoberday
2.58/5 rDev -12.8%
Pours amber with a small creamy head.
Nose is faint but includes some cardboard-like malt with a little toffee. Fruity Coopers yeast also noticeable.
Flavours follow along the same lines but also include some traditional grainy Aussie malt and metallic Pride of Ringwood hops. Seems to be lacking in any backbone.
Body is ridiculously watery.
06-25-2010 02:17:49 | More by CrazyDavros
3.18/5 rDev +7.4%
Pours a golden straw color with no head, even after pouring into the middle of the glass. Smells somewhat hoppy, some citrus, a hint woody. The taste is pretty thin, not much sweetness to speak of. It does have a clean finish, but not too much bitterness. Mouthfeel is pretty thin and watery. All in all, it's fairly drinkable, only because it doesn't have any overpowering flavors. Might be good on a hot day.
06-13-2006 10:05:15 | More by Kulrak
2.33/5 rDev -21.3%
typical coopers label with a best after date. hmm, on a mild. whats this? even looking at the brown bottle, i can see right through it. maybe im thinking dark mild, but this is way pale. hazy yellow in color with light lacing of bubbles. speaking of bubbles, lots of tiny ones floating up through the brew.
hmm (again). floral amarillo hop like aroma. very much like an american blonde light ale?
some bitter sweetness to the taste. a bit of hop flavor through the middle. seems more weighted towards hops as malt/sweetness is almost nonexistant.
well, a bit underwhelming, and i dont think i was expecting too much from it. they have better brews than this at coopers.
03-18-2005 11:46:21 | More by joecast
2.95/5 rDev -0.3%
Bland and watery,pale colour, sulphury smell..
hop aroma nil, slight yeast bight,no hops in finish,watery body.
a piss poor version of pale(small beer,second runnings)etc...
a watered down version of pale ale for megaswill drinkers.
Tried it once, never again!!!
Rogers shits all over this for a mid strength beer with flava
01-28-2006 05:39:18 | More by Brauluver
3.1/5 rDev +4.7%
This pours a pale golden with a decent head. Some lacing and head retention. All good on the visuals until I see the huge chunks of sediment swirling in my glass. I accept that Coopers beers will throw sediment but this was OTT. I had to decant it to try and clear it up.
Nice tropical fruit aromas.
Flavours are muted. Bit more of the tropical fruit.
Low levels of carbonation.
Not a lot to this one. Average at best. Give me a LC Rogers any day.
12-03-2008 09:26:47 | More by Macca
2.76/5 rDev -6.8%
A: Pours a cloudy straw color with a small head that fades to bits of lacing.
S: Aroma of citrus with some malt sweetness.
T: Citrus taste with a malt sweetness. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.
F: Light body, smooth and fairly bland.
O: Drinkable, at least it is a bit more robust thaan most of the light beers on the market.
05-30-2013 03:37:16 | More by soju6
2.85/5 rDev -3.7%
A: Slightly cloudy, straw colour. Thin head remains with no lacing.
S: Slight grassy/ earthy scent with a metallic undertone
T: Watery which is expected from a midstrength beer, bready aftertaste which I liked.
M: Thin and watery
O: A standard midstrength beer, not bad but I have other favourites in the midstrength beers I would buy over this.
02-02-2014 09:04:44 | More by Breeza
2.75/5 rDev -7.1%
appearance - 3.5
A small army of teeny little bubbles cling to side of the glass before breaking free to their demise... landing at the top and wrecking the head in a little over a minute. Good colouring, though.
clean. I think I know what to expect from the aroma. You can find some hops hidden in there... now let's see if I can taste em...
nope, not really. oh, bit of a nice aftertaste. Bursts from the back of the throat. Maybe it's the ghosts of the little bubbles.
and the ghost bubbles don't pack much power. This leaves a bland mouthfeel. Though I can talk closely to someone and not have to brush my teeth first.
Fairly drinkable. Inoffensive. Not very strong in flavour, but it tastes fresh.
04-09-2005 09:33:33 | More by dwarbi
2.55/5 rDev -13.9%
So this is Coopers attempt at a mid-stregth. Should be intresting if nothing else...
A darker slightly cloudy amber colour (more bronze perhaps?) that has a lite fluffy head that soon goes. Good firm carbonation.
Has a touch of the "cooper-ness" to the nose, but those wicked yeasty aromas found in their other brews are severely limited here. Has a touch of grainy malt but nothing to intresting or complex.
Creamy mouthfeel with a very flat palate. Too flat in fact for a Coopers beer. Has a real citrus hop tang with some slight light malt flavours in the end. Pretty boring.
Well, it seems overall this is a pretty lackluster effort by Coopers. However, this is still better than any commercial light/mid strength out there (still tastes cooperish!) but I would head for the Rogers or Moonlight before this one.
01-15-2005 06:38:39 | More by koolk
3.48/5 rDev +17.6%
I drank a few of these at a party last night-relevant because its lowish alcohol makes it a safer option if you have to drive (and spark up the next day!)
Quite nice to guzzle , especially if you are thirsty. But drinking lightish beer like this in series is like going to a dance and dancing all night with your sister. If I had had a few sparkling ales I would have had more fun.
Cloudy due to yeast deposit, pleasant mild malt and light pride of ringwood hops, light brown in colour, good head. Tastes like a mix of sparkling ale and water.
As far as light or mid australian beers go-this would be one of my favourites-at least it is real ale.
04-05-2009 11:24:05 | More by yeastbite
2.98/5 rDev +0.7%
Bottle purchased by @epiclurk, rolled before pouring.
Hazed but pleasantly bright dusty yellow colour, with a lot of dropped sediment. Head is a bit fizzly, leaving only a scum of white suds on the top of the glass. Patchy lace. Thin body. Pretty mediocre looking beer, to be honest.
Nose is soft with earthy hops, with a generic PoR character to it. But, fittingly, it's mild at least, giving only a slight twang to the basis. Again, it's very light, a little bit flat and not all that exciting.
Taste is similar. Light, but mild, with slight yeasty tones on the back, and a residual earthy bitterness. Quite a dry palate, leaving a sparkle of carbonation, but very little sweetness—the fact that it is so light in body probably contributes to this as well.
Overall, not unexpectedly, it has the generic Coopers characters toned down from, say, the Pale or the Sparkling ale. It ends up being not particularly exciting or interesting as a result. But for a sub 4% beer, this is one of your best bets in Australia.
12-18-2011 03:25:47 | More by lacqueredmouse
3/5 rDev +1.4%
A - Two to three seconds of fizzy, bubbly head, then nothing. Very pale amber with a pinkish hue. No lace.
S - Yeast, grainy malt, some sublte apricot to go with the slight metallic aroma.
T - Mild citrus hops, green apple skin, slight maltiness.
M - Crisp, thin body, highly carbonated. A bit acidic.
O - Mild is right, in every way. Drinkable.
10-08-2011 12:13:27 | More by dansmcd
3.23/5 rDev +9.1%
This review is a decent mid-strength from a classic Aussie brewer: Cooper's.
Poured from a 375ml stubbie into a Guinness pint glass.
A: The ale presents as a pleasing cloudy light orange body with a white head that leaves less than a centimeter of head. It appears as though there is some bubbly action working within the sediment clouding and I'm expecting some of that "champagne" yeast fizz that most of the Cooper's ales have.
S: Grain malts, a slight hint of grassy hops and that expected starchy yeast smell... no surprises - essentially a lighter version of the pale ale (which itself is a lighter version of the sparkling ale).
T: The grain malts upfront are backed up by some zesty citrus hops and finished with mild dryness... actually I was drinking some Cooper's pale ale last night and I'm curious if I could even tell the difference between the two in a blindfold taste test.
M: Champagne yeast fizz makes the mouth feel more like it's drinking a lager than an ale and if it weren't for the flavour profile they would have difficulty distinguishing this as an ale.
D: Well it's certainly not bad, and as a mid-strength it's a good beer to have if you're the designated driver, but for me it's lacking the flavour complexity I crave in a great beer. Oh and it would be a bit more interesting if it wasn't so similar to the pale ale.
Food match: In fact I'm going to recommend the exact same food I recommended for the pale ale; Grilled chicken or fish with a light salad drizzled with balsamic vinegar, maybe calamari or other seafood (crab, lobster).
02-19-2011 07:15:29 | More by doktorhops
Coopers Mild Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
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