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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: jarmby1711 on 03-27-2006)
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Photo of faroutadventure
4.95/5  rDev +55.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of Shiloh
4.33/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This lager had a nice hue of amber/red and was very clear. The carbonation was extremely light leaving very little lace from a short head.
The body is a medium and the nose a little grainy with elements of a light almond like presence.
The taste is exellent with its minor malt like beginning, fading to an equal hop like existance to end.
This is a very smooth and crisp lager, goes down very well and recomended.

Photo of Jdbusa
4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

Photo of utahbeerdude
4.05/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Visual: Clear medium-light golden color, strong head with good persistence that laces the glass.
Aroma: Firm hop aroma that persists to the end; a pleasant surprise.

Flavor: This lager is hop oriented – bitterness, flavor, and aroma. Very much like a good German pils, although the hops seems a tad coarser, perhaps from water that is high in minerals, or perhaps due to the variety of hops used. Enough malt to balance the hops, but nothing special in this regard.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation adds nice creaminess in the middle.

Overall: This is a very drinkable lager with a very firm hop presence. I will be buying more of this.

Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this with a prime rib dinner at Outback Steakhouse.

The beer pours a nice gold color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a crisp, clean, and refreshing pale malt scent that along with light fruity yeast esters. The taste is good also. It has a smooth pale malt flavor that goes down easy and refreshes. It's clean in the finish along with some light hops as well. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good drinking lager and probably the best beer I've had from these guys. It's nothing special, but it does the trick.

Photo of Durandal_777
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of JamesS
3.95/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very clean golden color, with a lot of initial carbonation, very little head, and no lacing. Nice clean and crisp scent, very malty but with nice hoppy tones. Clean taste, as well, significant sweetness with a nice bit of hop balance at the end in the back of the mouth. It goes down very smoothly, a nice refreshing drink. Probably even better on a hot summer day.

Photo of LordofTime25
3.93/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

Photo of usmittymc
3.93/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass.

A- perfectly clear light golden color with a snowy white 1 finger bubbly head that retains surprisingly well.

S- Clean malt. Typical lager smell

T- Really clean taste to this beer. Very faint sweet malt followed by a similarly faint hop bitterness. Not a whole lot of flavor, but a very clean refreshing taste. Lingering bitterness after a few swallows. Not too much, though.

M- Smooth entry, with a nice dry, crisp back. A really good thirst quencher.

D- I could easily drink a few of these in the summer time while cooking on the grill or working in the yard. Just a real refreshing lager. Nothing stellar, but a pretty sold entry.

Photo of budgood1
3.9/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours out of the 12 oz. stubby looking bottle a slightly hazed gold colour with a small rocky head. a bit of lace sticks to the glass. grassy, grainy aroma...a bit malty, too. taste is pretty malty for a lager, definitely euro inspired with a richer than usual malt profile. a good dose of grassy, herbal hoppiness and a slightly bitter bite in the end. body is full and mouthfeel a bit tongue tingling. a pretty nice brew with lots of flavour. drinkability is along the lines of being nicely thirst quenching. a nice euro style lager.

Photo of hdofu
3.88/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of SargeC
3.88/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear gold with a bubbly white head. Good carbonation presence.

Smell: Light hop character. Clean malt.

Taste: Very clean malt flavor with a mild hop finish.

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

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

Photo of Bitterbill
3.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A straw gold, slightly hazy, with a small head of foam that's fading fast.

It smells of sweet malt, grain, and a touch of hop.

The tasty is very much malt sweet with some light grain and a bit of hop bitterness that grows and dominates the finish. That combo of malt and light hop flavour, imho, is easily recognizable as Aussie thing and it suits me well.

Usual decent body with zesty carbonation and overall, is very drinkable. Good stuff.

Photo of clparker11
3.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours a light golden color and clear (not "cloudy" like other Coopers varieties). Small amount of effervescence, aswell as a small head from this bottle which is dated 6months prior to my open date. Head dissipates fairly quickly. No discerning smell.

Taste is light as expected from this style, with a predominantly malt taste and a slightly hoppier finish, making for an excellent mouthfeel/experience from start to finish. Very drinkable session beer and overall nice example of a lager.

Photo of dsa7783
3.78/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle copped from Total Wine and More in West Orange...
Pours a clear, lucid, dark-golden hue with no head at-all and hardly any lacing...
Strong lager aroma replete with hints of bread and butter nuances...
Taste strongly complemented the smell, along with a hint of honey and a tinge of vanilla...
Crisp, light-bodied, smooth, and refreshing... Makes for an ideal Summer-time brew...
Not Cooper's best, yet certainly a good stab at the style nonetheless...

Photo of elniko
3.78/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into Stella glass

A: Very little head that dissipated immediatley. Not a lot of carbonation either, typical lager hue.

S: Grassy and malty, pleasant nose. Made me look foward to the first sip.

T & M: This beer is quite crisp and refreshing, grassy notes on the taste as well. A little hoppiness as well in the finish. A very solid lager in my opinion.

D: Quite drinkable, the first time I've had this brew and will be having again during the summer.

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.78/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pale gold with a good cake of foam for a head. Some decent lacing and some good retention.

Some bread dough and grassy notes in the nose.

Well crafted for the style. Grassy sweetness of the malt, some bread, and then some clean mineralized bitterness as this one dries out. Finishes lightly bitter and clean. This was highly drinkable.

Medium bodied with alot of bubbles.

Liked this for what it is. Simple, clean beer. No tricks or funky ingredients. Good for the grill, pizza, or by itself.

Photo of farrago
3.78/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Light in color, as yellow as orange, very little carbonation upon the pour with virtually no head as well, clearer than most. Fresh nose, almost akin to mineral water, dry presence, dried orange peels, doesn't appear either distinctly malty nor hoppy. Medium-bodied, sort of toasty but this fades into vague citrus and straw, hay and corn notes. Almost suggests raw breadiness. Smoothness one of its major attributes. Not that much "bold flavor," more so a steady backbeat. Carbonation about average, maybe more. Technically fine, no desire to drink more.

Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Mumps
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of matjack85
3.73/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of scarletfire79
3.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

the best part about this beer is the way it looks in the glass. pours like a picture. very nice. the smell is kind of what you'd expect from a euro lager, except a little cleaner tasting. comparing this to other beers that shall remain nameless in their green bottles, this is damn tasty. you really have to rate on style here and style-wise this is pretty good. i'd never really seen this beer before so i wasn't too sure on it's rep but i'd try it again if i was in the mood for the style.

Photo of onid678
3.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Went to adelaide for the rugby sevens earlier this year, tasted this beer on tap at the first game and then continued to drink this game for the rest of my time in adelaide. drinkability great no probs drinking this over and over.
no idea how many cups i had over the weekend.

i prefer lager to the pale or sparkling ale from coopers.

Photo of generallee
3.65/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Rayek
3.65/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Perfect Pint glass.

A: I have to give credit where credit is due. This is a nice looking beer. It's bright gold with great clarity and nice tight carbonation bubbles. The dense white cap sticks as a 1/4" pillow the whole way down the glass, and a solid sheet of lace is left in the beer's wake.

S: Honey sweetness, grassy hops, plus a light whiff of corn that messes things up a bit constitutes the nose.

T: Light, crisp and unassuming. Straw like malts start things. a light lemongrass bitterness follow and the beer finishes with a hint of sweet corn.

M: The light body has about the right level of fizz for this style.

D: This is a great looking beer, but otherwise pretty midle of the road. The lightness and low ABV make it a good compliment to a warm day.

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