Coopers Mild Ale - Coopers Brewery Limited
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3.53/5 rDev +19.3%
Appearance - 3.0
Looks like most Coopers beers, rather cloudy with lots of big bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass.
Smell - 3.0
Again, much like many a Coopers. Not very strong, but quite cider-like with red apple aroma along with a little malt, grains and hops.
Taste - 3.5
Even tastes somewhat cider-like with an acetic apple bite. There is good balance of sweet and bitter/sour flavours, some fruity hops, and not much malt. Somewhat biscuity in the finish and without any unpleasant flavour. Very full-bodies for a midstrength and unmistakably a Coopers beer.
Mouthfeel - 4.0
Moderate weight in the mouth and moderate to high carbonation. Feels somewhat thick, especially for a midstrength.
Drinkability - 4.0
The sediment is somewhat off-putting, but otherwise this is an easy drinking midstrength with plenty of character.
OVERALL - 3.4
Surprised that I'm scoring it this high, as from memory, this is not as good as their Pale Ale, which I gave a lower score. Still, it's impressive for a midstrength, and easier drinking than most the the Coopers offerings. Not huge on flavour, but quite refreshing. Decent value and good quality, not something I'd drink often though.
11-04-2007 13:26:50 | More by LittleCreature
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
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
3.43/5 rDev +15.9%
Poured a golden colour with a bubbly head that disappeared right before my eyes. Is quite cloudy with some sediment. Smells yeasty and sweet and has a sweet flavour with a small bite at the end. Quite fizzy and is a bit fizzier than I'm used to. Mouthfeel is light and easy. I could drink quite a few of these in quick succession.
05-05-2008 11:17:09 | More by madvoice
3.38/5 rDev +14.2%
If you looking for a nice medium beer, this one is quiet good. It is milder then the sparkling or pale, but probably more drinkable.
A better balanced flavor in my opinion then the Coopers clear.
I tend to find the light beers not very nice to drink. While full strength is not very practical. This is just right.
With it being precisely one standard drink it is easier to keep a track on how much you have had to drink.
I should try in a glass to review more characteristics. But I feel this maybe unfair as I think it the sort of beer you would take to a babie or picnic.
I can fully understand why Coopers created this drop, nice one.
04-06-2012 22:42:13 | More by AnthLC
3.3/5 rDev +11.5%
This pours a clear, dark straw colour with a small, white head. Average head retention.
Mild aroma with a light fruity note and a touch of grain.
Very mild flavour. Slightly malty with a hint of fruit. No hops.
Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Light and inoffensive but not a beer drinking highlight.
10-30-2010 06:03:48 | More by dgilks
3.28/5 rDev +10.8%
A - Pale orange colour with a couple of centimetres of white head that falls away to nothingness almost straight away.
S - Fruity esters and some sweet caramel malt.
T - Along the same lines as the smell but with a roasted malt touch as well.
M - Almost as thin as water which I guess is to be expected given the style. Fairly low carbonation.
D - There are many better beers out there but I challenge anyone to find me an Australian brewed 3.5% beer thats anywhere close to this one. A decent drop if you have to drive but want a beer.
09-04-2007 10:53:08 | More by brendan13
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
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
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
3.03/5 rDev +2.4%
Presentation - Brown 375ml stubby. Orange coopers logo.
Apperance - Dark Golden /orange. small head little lacing. Some morate fat carbonation.
Smell - some roasted malts, a littel spicy on the noise some hop bitterness
Taste - Spicy, yeasty, moderate op bitterness and pale malts.
Mouthfeel - Thin, ok carbonation.
Drinability - Easy to drink lacks flavour however. Probably one of the best mild ales in aus.
12-08-2006 06:11:39 | More by Finite
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
3/5 rDev +1.4%
appearance was similar to lager colour but cloudy with less head than most coopers beers.
Smell was kinda bready maybe.
Taste was similar to smell, that vague taste milds have.
Mouthfeel, could be thicker but acceptable
drinkability, decent but the sparkling and pale ales are better and better value.
02-14-2011 11:07:25 | More by philphilphil
Coopers Mild Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
72 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.