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Coopers Mild Ale - Coopers Brewery Limited

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72
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: koolk on 01-15-2005)
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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +33.3%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 27, 2011
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.

lacqueredmouse, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev 0%

dmorgan310, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of dgilks
3.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

dgilks, Oct 30, 2010
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3/5  rDev 0%

Dicers, Jun 06, 2014
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.

drpimento, Jan 31, 2014
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.

CrazyDavros, Jun 25, 2010
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.

soju6, May 30, 2013
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1/5  rDev -66.7%

pin, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of brendan13
3.28/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

brendan13, Sep 04, 2007
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.

dansmcd, Oct 08, 2011
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3/5  rDev 0%

funkyaudio, Sep 05, 2014
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.

joecast, Mar 18, 2005
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

jamie2dope, May 20, 2006
Photo of LittleCreature
3.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

LittleCreature, Nov 04, 2007
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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.

SmashPants, Dec 09, 2013
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3.23/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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).

doktorhops, Feb 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev 0%

magpieken, Mar 02, 2014
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

jarmby1711, Dec 02, 2005
Photo of Macca
3.1/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Macca, Dec 03, 2008
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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

mungus, Jan 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

admiral, Feb 21, 2014
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Coopers Mild Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
72 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.