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Premium Lager - Coopers Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
74
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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 17.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coopers Brewery Limited visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jarmby1711 on 03-27-2006)
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Reviews by Likeburning:
Photo of Likeburning
3.63/5  rDev +13.4%

Purchased I. A bottle at Stoagie's in Cool Springs. Good selection of beers by the way, and they even had a couple of taps which was a pleasant suprise for a cigar store.
This beer poured a clear straw color with very little lasting head. The appearance and aroma were pretty average for a standard decent quality lager, but the taste was something more. Very crisp, and almost had a small hint of fruit... What fruit I can't be sure of since I just quit smoking and my tastebuds are still a little shot. I still say cheers to this lager by what I'm told is Australia's only Australian owned big brewery.

Likeburning, Jul 21, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of generallee
3.65/5  rDev +14.1%

Presentation: It was severed in a brown 12.7oz bottle with a mug at the Outback Steakhouse. Normally the mugs are frozen but this one came out at normal room temperature.

Appearance: The body has a good golden yellow hue with good clarity and a bright white head on top. This loosely packed head fades fast and leaves only a ring of foam around the edge of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is simple and light. It has just a moderate nose of light grain and husk with faint hops in the background.

Taste/Palate: Its flavor is mostly of light grain, plain biscuits and grassy hops that give it a good balance of bitterness and a crisp clean finish. On the tongue this light bodied beer has a light, crisp, and refreshing well carbonated feel.

Notes: Overall it is a very basic Lager that is clean and easy to drink on a hot day. However, 5 bucks a pop at the Outback Steakhouse is way overpriced for this style of beer.

generallee, May 14, 2010
Photo of LordofTime25
3.93/5  rDev +22.8%

Pours to a clear dark golden color with a white head!

Smells sweet with some foral hops aroma.

Has a nice lager taste you would expect with some hops a mixed in to give it some bitterness.

This is a very light beer in the mouth with good crisp bite from carbonation.

I could drink lots of these!

LordofTime25, Apr 27, 2009
Photo of Brenden
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

This beer seems pretty macro. The appearance isn't quite as pale a yellow as the typical "American domestic", having a bit of a deeper golden hue, but not by much. A very minimal head forms, never amounting to much more than a thin, spotty foam and leaving behind very little lacing.
Grains and yeast are up front in the nose with a faint hops aroma and a light, crisp malt. It's not especially strong or enticing and is marred by light metallic and cereal tinges.
The flavor is most strongly of grains, with a grassy taste, and a balance of malt and hops that ought to maintain a much stronger presence. Other than its weakness, it's fairly typical of the style.
The mouthfeel is dry and crisp. There's a moderate to high carbonation that seems proper here. Body is light. It may be just a little sturdier than a macro.
This is fine as what many would consider to be a crisp, refreshing brew, or a so-called "lawnmower beer," but it's far from premium.

Brenden, Dec 31, 2009
Photo of biboergosum
3.38/5  rDev +5.6%

375ml bottle, a single from Zyn's awesome wall of the same in Calgary.

This beer pours a faintly hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of lumpy, foamy, and generally bubbly off-white head, which leaves a few random splatters of sudsy lace around the glass as things quickly sink away.

It smells of semi-sweet bready, doughy malt - so grain and yeast, mostly - with some mild aged lemon, and floral, weedy hops. The taste is more sugary bready pale malt, a touch of caramel, some middling orchard drupe fruitiness, a bit of yeast, and tame musty, floral, and weedy hops.

The carbonation is on the low side, just a meek frothiness throughout, the body a decent medium weight for the style, and a tad sugary, and thus cloying, in its otherwise plain Jane smoothness. It finishes off-dry, with that persistent breadiness, and very little of the already sedate hoppiness carrying onwards and upwards.

The 'All Malt' claim on the label is indeed difficult to refute - this offering has robust grainy, no-adjunct sweetness in spades. However, it could likewise do well to exhibit more than a bit of crisp, off-setting hops, though that may just be an artifact of the time and space expended for me to get my hands on this, being so far from the source.

biboergosum, May 11, 2011
Photo of NJpadreFan
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Coopers- Premium Lager

A- Bright clear yellow with a foamy white head. Fluffy lacing.
S- Sweet corn, wheat, lemon, and grainy malt.
T- Sweet sugary grainy malt. Light touch of lemony honey sunflower seeds and seseme seeds. Wheat and dried grass.
M- Sweet grainy malt with a touch of a dry earthy grassy finish.

Overall- Easy to pound this 1. Good for a hot day.

NJpadreFan, May 19, 2009
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
2.73/5  rDev -14.7%

12.7 oz. brown bottle and twisty cap

A very clear yellow gold with a bit of white haze. A 1" active, bubbly white head that dissipates pretty fast after a decent start.

The aroma is very much like an English brewed lager with sweet, bready malty aroma first and up-front with corn and light wheat, green veggie but kinda sweet overall.

A crispy and light doughy and sweet bread malt flavor, corn bread and a dry crispy feel. Herbs and cucumbers that comes across clean except for the too-sweet, bready malt effect.The feel starts out with life but quickly goes downhill, finish off kinda flat.

This one has a primo beer price but does not deliver the good, maybe it's just not what i like for this style.

GratefulBeerGuy, May 21, 2011
Photo of HugePlume
2.95/5  rDev -7.8%

12oz bottle poured into a pint.

A- Slightly darker than an american macro, it has a spongy bright white head that quickly dissapates. Not much for lacing but wouldn't expect much anyways.

S- Grains and yeast, nothing distinct. Not unpleasant but rather unremarkable.

T- Slight bitterness with more unremarkable yeast and grain notes. Distinct apple like flavor that finishes dry.

M- Carbonation is better than average,finish is nice and dry. Leaves a little foamy residue on the gums.

D- Wouldnt want to have more than this one I sampled. it leaves a fullness in the stomach more like a heavy stout.

HugePlume, Feb 10, 2010
Photo of secondtooth
3.03/5  rDev -5.3%

A cloudy golden all-malt lager here, with substantial lacing and a very sweet yeasty nose up front. Flavor is crisp but not at all complex, really an average lager with no evidence of hoppiness to counter-balance the malty sweetness. Drinkable, but definitely not impressive.

secondtooth, Dec 09, 2010
Photo of cjgator3
2.63/5  rDev -17.8%

12.7oz bottle

A- Pours a golden yellow color with a small white head that quickly fizzles into a thin lacing around the edge of the glass.

S- The aroma is sweet grain with just a hint of hops. Pretty watery and nothing really special.

T- The taste like the aroma is pretty watered down with some grain and a touch of hops in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a lot of carbonation.

D- Not a bad lager, but not great either. Pretty average on the scale and nothing I would really want to pick up again.

cjgator3, Jan 26, 2009
Photo of cliff1066
3/5  rDev -6.3%

cliff1066, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of EBeckett3
3/5  rDev -6.3%

EBeckett3, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of hdofu
3.88/5  rDev +21.3%

Taste was a bit bitter. The beer was a deep yellow. The smell was very grainy. Had a small sudsy head. The mouthfeel was sort of an oily feel to the tongue. All and all the tast wasn't anything impressive, but it wasn't bad either. Had this with some Aussie Cheese Fries and some Ahi Tuna at Outback.

hdofu, Feb 29, 2008
Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
3.33/5  rDev +4.1%

A: Poured a clear bright pumpkin orange with a thin, frothy dull white head that left no visible lacing. Visible carbonation was medium and fairly rapid in nature.

S: pleasant with soft fresh orange blossom flowers, sweet orange juice pulp and fresh orange peels.

T: lightly toasted and dry but with some metallic nature to it. Semi-sweet oranges spices things up a bit with a soft flowery hopping and stale malt. There was some slight alcohol fusels detected as well. Overall a lager that was moderately big on flavor with that finishes with a slight orange sourness.

M: light, fizzy around the tongue's edges with some sour malt and orange grinds gracing the tongue after the swallow.

D: Average drinkability overall, 1 or 2 is enough a one sitting. Wouldn't consider this a session, but was big and bold in flavor thought not particularly crisp per style.

beerthulhu, Sep 28, 2008
Photo of CrazyDavros
2.15/5  rDev -32.8%

Pours gold with a small fading white head.
Nose shows hay, sweet light malt, vegetal characters and bready notes.
Similar flavours, more hay and sweet light malt with cooked vegetable notes. Needs some hop character.
Carbonation could really be higher.
Not great.

CrazyDavros, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of BierFan
3.48/5  rDev +8.8%

Poured from a 12.7 ounce brown twist off bottle into a pint glass.

Nice and fluffy white head lasts for awhile on a clear yellow body. Lacing is a bit lacking. Pretty robust for a pale lager. Nice hoppy bitterness from start to finish. This is probably one of the best pale lagers I've ever drank.

BierFan, Apr 10, 2009
Photo of BeerSox
2.78/5  rDev -13.1%

12.7oz bottle into pilsner glass.

Crystal clear light straw color with a white one finger head that quickly settles to a thick cap.

Sweet malt aromas with a touch of hoppiness.

Watery malts with a touch of leafy hoppiness. Light bodied with high carbonation. The finish is clean with a bit of lingering grain.

A little below average with some slightly harsh flavors.

BeerSox, Apr 02, 2007
Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

LJWalker, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
2/5  rDev -37.5%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, May 08, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

jaydoc, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of matjack85
3.73/5  rDev +16.6%

I found this single 12oz brown bottle at the Binny's store in Glen Ellyn, IL for $2.19, so it's not exactly the cheapest lager around. Instead of a bottled on date, there is a packaged on stamp om the side of the label. Unfortunately, the space under my packaged on stamp was left blank. No one bothered to put a date in there, so I have no idea how fresh my bottle is.

The beer poured a mostly clear golden straw color and made a nice 2-finger fluffy white head that lasts forever. The head on this beer never goes away completely. A ½-finger's worth stays on top throughout the entire quaff. It also leaves some really nice lacing with each sip. Perfect marks for appearance.

Pleasant mild smell of floral hops and some kind of fruit - nothing very powerful.

Nothing too exciting about the taste. It's on the sweet side with some grain flavor. Not much hop presence in the flavior. I guess they were used more for aroma here, although there is a slight peppery spice flavor along with a hint of fruitlike tartness. Better than the average macro lager but not anything I would seek out.

Light body with lower than average carbonation.

Drinkability is easy with the undetectable 5% alcohol content. It's worth trying if you don't mind the relatively high price for a lager.

matjack85, Sep 17, 2010
Photo of Kulrak
3.33/5  rDev +4.1%

Pours a bright golden color with a decent amount of bubbly white head that takes a while to fade and clings to the glass all the way down. Smells very faintly of yeast, and not much else. The taste is very clean, not very malty, but there is some sweetness there. There's some hoppy bitterness, just enough to balance out the sweetness. The mouthfeel is tingly and heavy, pretty good for a lager. Overall, a very drinkable lager. One of the better aussie lagers.

Kulrak, Sep 15, 2007
Photo of faroutadventure
4.95/5  rDev +54.7%

Appearance: Clear gold with a bubbly white head. Excellent carbonation presence. Looks like champagne in the glass. Gorgeous looking beer.

Smell: Light hop character. Clean malt, light refreshing bready nose.

Taste: Very clean malt flavor with a mild hop finish. Clean finish, wants you to come back for more and more.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body. Satisfying consistency for a lager. What a lager should be.

Drinkability: Refreshing brew. A great no-nonsense lager.

faroutadventure, Oct 05, 2010
Photo of mechanicalprints
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

mechanicalprints, Feb 21, 2012
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Premium Lager from Coopers Brewery Limited
74 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.