Coopers Mild Ale - Coopers Brewery Limited
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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
2.13/5 rDev -28%
At first I thought, not really bad, but also not very traditional. Then it started downhill. First thing I noticed was the color being quite light. It did have some noticeable hops, but not much malt - very thin. Unbalanced beer. There's significant long lasting carbonic tang. Not much in the aroma department either. Now that I'm done with this review, the brew gets dumped.
01-31-2014 09:36:12 | More by drpimento
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
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
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
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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