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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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1/5  rDev -68.8%

pin, Jul 04, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -53.1%

cardinals22, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of GooberMcNutly
1.85/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Not a bad little macro lager, but unchallenging in all aspects. It did pour beautifully with a thick, creamy white head that made the beer look wonderful. Hops utilization was a distinct Pride of Ringwood, but only a tiny amount. If you like Fosters, but want a beer with a little less of the aluminum flavor, then give Coopers a try.

GooberMcNutly, Jan 15, 2007
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2/5  rDev -37.5%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, May 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.5%

mungus, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of CrazyDavros
2.15/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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 woodychandler
2.25/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It's a nod to the Land Down Under today as I make my way through a bunch of Australian beers.

From the bottle: "Real Aussie Lager"; "Brewed in Australia"; "This all malt beer is brewed with the finest ingredients. It is fermented at low temperature, using a traditional lager yeast. Coopers Premium Lager is smooth drinking with a crisp, refreshing finish. This superior lager is another Coopers original."

A finger of rocky, bone-white head from the pour. Color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was VERY light with a slight malt essence coming through, but virtually nonexistent. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full with a light, slight bittersweet taste of lager on the tongue. Finish was likewise clean, crisp and unobtrusive. Frankly, it struck me as being a bit bland. Come on, lads, I know yinz can do better than this! Give it a full-on Ho-Hum. Zzzz.

woodychandler, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.35/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12.7oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very light gold color with a short foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light malts, corn and a decent amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a light malt sweetness that fades very quickly leaving the dominant flavors of corn and pale hops along with a little bit of spice. However, the flavors don’t seem to mix very well or compliment each other. The after-taste is a little bready but doesn’t retain much flavor.

M: Crisp with a little smoothness, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, clean finish.

D: A little tasty, doesn’t go down too easily, not very filling, I really didn’t like this beer very much and would drink it again if there were much else to choose from.

TheManiacalOne, May 26, 2007
Photo of TheBishop
2.45/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is one malty Lager. Picked up a sixer at local store, never had it so had to try it.

Pours with a fairly good head, that dissapates quickly. Color is a very clear light yellow, almost transparent. Smell is definitely malty, makes budweiser seem hoppy. Taste is light and watery not very much body in this one, although would be good on a hot day (as with most Australian Brews, not much body). Drinkability is good, but so is water. Fairly disappointed in this, as with all Australian beers I have tried. Are there any good ones, if so please clue me in.

TheBishop, Mar 21, 2009
Photo of Onslow
2.48/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

some foam on the pour but dies to a slim ring ... decent taste, no off flavours, basic corn and arcade game ... overall: a decent pale lager that is probably better with a side of bloomin onion... perhaps... probably a lot better in Australia but i think the long trip hurts this one..

Onslow, Jul 14, 2008
Photo of Brad007
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale golden color with a very thin head of foam. Aroma is mostly malty with some fruitiness in the nose. Taste is somewhat syrupy and malty with a mild bitterness. Aftertaste is somewhat bready. Other than that, there are not many other flavors I can detect in this lager. I would put it slightly below average as I have had better examples of this style.

Brad007, Dec 17, 2007
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2.6/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden body with a wispy, white head.

Smell: Light pale maltiness, faint floral hints, and a few ladels of low-sodium chicken broth.

Taste: Pale malts with a mild sweetness. Slightly floral, slightly brothy. No real bitterness coming through, though. Minor hint of yeast. Floral finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability: Didn't care for this one, no.

ChainGangGuy, Jun 10, 2008
Photo of cjgator3
2.63/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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 Vancer
2.65/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Some Coopers have been good, and some bad. This was one of the poor ones. Nothingness leads the way, just another weak and crappy lager. No premium about it.

Best thing was the pour – lite straw yellow, with a dinky white head on an easy pour, decent head if aggressively poured. Sweet cooked veggies in the aroma, mixed with molasses in the taste. A funky vinous aspect creeps in along the way. Dry and woody in the finish. Ugh beer.

Vancer, Jun 01, 2007
Photo of JDV
2.68/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours light to medium golden with a decent amount of white head that lasts for a bit. Smell is a mix of slight skunk, along with typical lager yeast, and a bit of malt smells. Taste has a little bitterness up front with a smoother, creamier finish and a small aftertaste. All in all, this is not a bad beer, and is pretty drinkable. If its readily available in your area, it may be worth a try, but it certainly isn't too unique, I thought.

JDV, Jan 31, 2008
Photo of kegger22
2.68/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear golden color with a respectable head with a little staying power. The aroma, what can I say, it was lagerish. The taste was mildly sweet but with no character. Feel was light bodied and only adequate carbonation. Drinkability? Fine as a lawnmower beer, but I wouldn't want to have to knock off a slab with three friends.

kegger22, Aug 15, 2009
Photo of jettjon
2.68/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 12.7 oz brown wide-mouth bottle that looks chunky and manly. No freshness date in evidence. Into the pint glass, it’s golden clear with good carbonation flow. Thin white “spit” head fades to nothing fast. Pretty ho-hum so far. Nose—not much to speak of, just some faint powdery malt. Tastes of more powdery malt and a very low hops character. Very faint bitter end; a bit of unfriendly bitterness. Pretty unsassuming and feeble, but not actually bad. Mouth features middle to light carbonation, is wet, and a bit on the thin side. Drinkability is OK; not much to bring me back, especially as priced as a “premium import.”

Overall: A rather lackluster lager, but certain a step above Australia’s other (in)famous beer, Foster’s.

jettjon, Sep 11, 2007
Photo of DijonKetchup
2.7/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner glass.

Decent head build, beautiful straw colored lager. Smells of hay and light citrus. Well carbonated, and sticky foam on my glass, but taste just detracts and ensuing mouthfeel from bittering is just terrible. There is just something not right with the bitter levels of this beer, which seems soapy and old (maybe I bought an older bottle). A macro lager should be able to stand up to a bit of time, especially because it's probably pasteurized.

If you find a newer bottle, give it a try, if not, I cannot recommend this beer at all.

DijonKetchup, Mar 08, 2011
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
2.73/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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
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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

jaydoc, Nov 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Gtotango, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of aubuc1
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12.7 oz bottle poured in to a tulip glass.

pours a ight clear golden with a white head

smell is a slightly sweet, floral

taste is clean, a little metallic, a little grassy.

mouthfeel is a little thin but it is a very drinkable beer.

i guess it is good for the style, which isn't my favorite style.

aubuc1, Apr 27, 2009
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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

rabbitguy, Aug 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

bcsbeer, Dec 10, 2012
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Premium Lager from Coopers Brewery Limited
74 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.