Coopers Mild Ale - Coopers Brewery Limited

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coopers Brewery Limited visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
English Pale Mild Ale |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: koolk on 01-15-2005)
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1/5  rDev -66.7%

Photo of drpimento
2.13/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of jamie2dope
2.13/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured an odd cloudy orange color, not particularly appealing looking. Smell was salty, with a slight earthy tense. Taste was pretty grainy with, some maltyness towards the end. Mouthfeel was watery and unimpressive. I was very close to pouring this one out, so drinkability I'm not too crazy about with this beer. Probably the worst beer that I have sampled from Coopers brewery. It just seemed boring and frightfully uninspired. I would avoid this one. Cheers

Photo of joecast
2.33/5  rDev -22.3%
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.

Photo of koolk
2.55/5  rDev -15%
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.

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.58/5  rDev -14%
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.

Photo of Weizenmensch
2.73/5  rDev -9%
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.

Photo of mungus
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of dwarbi
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

Photo of spycow
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of KrisBeerndt
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of soju6
2.76/5  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.

Photo of SmashPants
2.81/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

Photo of Breeza
2.85/5  rDev -5%
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.

Photo of Brauluver
2.95/5  rDev -1.7%
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

Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of jarmby1711
2.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Well it certainly is pale in colour and is onthe very bubbly side of things.
A bit of a yeasty /biscuity smell

The flavour is mild (as I suppose it should be ) which probably is the same as being bland.
It is on the astringent/bitter side of things and not a lot of malt
The flavours dont do a lot for me , but if you like their Sparkling Ale and would like a little less ABV then this would suit

Photo of birchholz
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of emincems
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Jake321
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of funkyaudio
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of magpieken
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Dicers
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of dansmcd
3/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Coopers Mild Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
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