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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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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +33.3%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 27, 2011
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
Photo of doktorhops
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
Photo of philphilphil
3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

philphilphil, Feb 14, 2011
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
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 yeastbite
3.48/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

yeastbite, Apr 05, 2009
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
Photo of madvoice
3.43/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

madvoice, May 05, 2008
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
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 Finite
3.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Finite, Dec 08, 2006
Photo of Kulrak
3.18/5  rDev +6%
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.

Kulrak, Jun 13, 2006
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 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

Brauluver, Jan 28, 2006
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 goodbyesoberday
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

goodbyesoberday, May 25, 2005
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.

dwarbi, Apr 09, 2005
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 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.

Weizenmensch, Feb 27, 2005
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.

koolk, Jan 15, 2005
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Coopers Mild Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
72 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.