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Coopers Mild Ale - Coopers Brewery Limited

Not Rated.
Coopers Mild AleCoopers Mild Ale

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28 Reviews
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Reviews: 28
Hads: 52
Avg: 3.01
pDev: 23.26%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coopers Brewery Limited visit their website

Style | ABV
English Pale Mild Ale |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: koolk on 01-15-2005

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Reviews: 28 | Hads: 52
Reviews by admiral:
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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Photo of Weizenmensch
2.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of goodbyesoberday
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of birchholz
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.6/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of emincems
3.22/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kulrak
3.16/5  rDev +5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Jake321
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of pin
1/5  rDev -66.8%

Photo of joecast
2.35/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of drtth
3.71/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes taken on a trip to Sydney but not entered until after being back for a while.

The beer pours a pale golden straw color with a slight haze that seems to be yeast from bottle conditioning. The 1/4" white head recedes fairly soon and leaves light scattered spots of lacing. By the middle of the beer the lacing and any speckles of foam are long gone.

The aromas include the malt, some citrus and floral notes here and there along with hints of spice.

The flavors are mild (as might be expected from the name), fresh and clean with good balance. As expected from the nose they include a nice touch of malt with some fruity and floral character from the hops. There is also a nice light clean touch of bitterness.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and slightly crisp from the fine, persistent carbonation. The finish is medium short and begins as the malt sweetness fades away to turn try and light bitterness that invites another sip.

Overall I enjoyed this beer and think it a great choice for an evening out with friends or when at a party and expecting to have to drive later. The caution I would make is that if you are wanting/expecting lots of strong flavors this beer isn't for you. The flavors are clean, crisp and light, with emphasis on "light."

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Photo of Brauluver
2.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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

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Photo of Macca
3.12/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of soju6
2.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of Breeza
2.84/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of magpieken
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Sixpoint
3.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CairnsBeer
4.25/5  rDev +41.2%

Photo of mungus
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of dwarbi
2.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Dicers
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of spycow
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of koolk
2.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Coopers Mild Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
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