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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 16.15%


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Australia

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jarmby1711 on 03-27-2006)
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onid678

Australia

3.7/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2009 07:28:01 | More by onid678
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CrazyDavros

Australia

2.15/5  rDev -33.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 08:43:07 | More by CrazyDavros
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Olek4374

Alberta (Canada)

3.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My liquor store in Edmonton recently got a bunch of Australian beers. While I like the idea, the six packs are really, really expensive. I decided to tear them open and sell them as singles and chose to be the first customer of this one here.

The bottle is cool, and the label looks almost a little shiny. It pours a very cool looking shade of yellow with a compelling orange glow to it - this is a shade I don't think I've encountered yet in any pale lager, but it's awesome to say the least. The aroma is faint and has a sweet, malty undertone to it. It's not the sort of smell that makes me say "damn!", but then again very few beers like this do.

The beer proclaims that it is "all malt", a term I don't see used much in Canada, so I googled it and found it means that it is brewed with only malt and hops and no adjuncts. I can tell - it doesn't have those corny tones to it that some lesser brews have. I'm sure "stralya" has its fair share of adjunct lagers crawling around, so it seems I've found a decent one. There is a definite sweetness coming from the grain which is balanced well by a hoppy subtlety on my tongue. There is a little of a bitter aftertaste when you start drinking it, but this goes away after a few sips.

Feel is solid - nicely carbonated and it feels like a cloud going down my throat when I drink it - cool to say the least.

It's a fine beer for sure. I don't know if it warrants a repeat purchase, but it's a decent sip on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 03:42:38 | More by Olek4374
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psruss

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just drank straight out of the bottle.

As others have said it's a fairly standard lager similar to a Carlsberg.

Nothing substantial in the way of aroma.

Taste is balanced, but more malt than hops. Very low on the bitterness.

Mouthfeel is good. Does not linger very long, but a fair session beer.

Overall, I think you could drink a good 4-6 of these without much complaints. Not very complex, but a very drinkable lager.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 01:59:50 | More by psruss
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soju6

Missouri

2.85/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a pale golden color with a small head that fades to no real lacing.

S: Mild aroma of malt sweetness and grain. not bad, just a bit bland.

T: Taste of some malt sweetness and grain. There is a mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish.

F: Light body, low carbonation, pretty boring.

O: Not a bad beer, just reminds me of a typical Euro Lager. Non-offensive probably best on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 04:40:34 | More by soju6
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a pale golden straw with a half finger width of bubbly white head.

Smell - Nice malts, hint of apple (actual fruit, not apple juice), touch of grassy grains. Unique from other euro pale lagers.

Taste - Crisp refreshing flavours of malts, grains, and light fruitiness. Very pleasant and once again, unique from other euro pale lagers.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp and dry finish.

Overall - A refreshing euro pale lager from Coopers. Excellent malt flavours made this stand out from others in the style. I could see this as a session brew, especially on a hot Aussie beach. Worth giving a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 03:27:07 | More by leaddog
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wages

Missouri

3.45/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance - 3.5/5 - Very light orange color. It pours with 1 1/2 fingers of white head that disappears pretty quickly.

smell - 3/5 - A hint plus of sweetness is all I can discern.

taste - 3.5/5 - Light sweetness balanced with a very moderate amount of hops.

mouthfeel - 4/5 - Fairly high level of carbonation is almost the highlight of this beer. That is to say, it somehow makes up for the lightness of it.

overall - 3.5/5 - Better than your average American big business lager, but still not for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 21:29:43 | More by wages
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heygeebee

Australia

2.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Hmmm - I am submitting a review as drunk-from-can which I would not normally choose to do. However, I didn't enjoy the can, so doubt I will be buying the bottled lager rather than their Pale or Sparkling as a summer session beer.

Had at a concert, after a Heineken can.

The two styles are the same, sadly the Coopers came across as similarly malt-driven, but with extra dough notes, which didn;t help and a really watery mouthfeel.

Not that great, there ARE a lot of beers out there, aren't there?.

Serving type: can

10-23-2011 23:19:03 | More by heygeebee
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

3.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a 2 1/2" white soap suds head which faded fast. Clear light straw yellow color. Smells of corn and grass and is utterly BMC to me. Taste matches the smell. There's slightly a little more hops to it than an American lager version but truly if you swap An American's beer for this one in a blind taste test I don't think most people would notice the difference.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 08:35:30 | More by MoreThanWine
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doktorhops

Australia

3.1/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Coopers don't fail me now. Well I guess it's coming to this: I'm running out of Coopers beers to review. It's been a real milestone for me to review my old favourites from the brewery I've grown dear to over the years and I'm really trying to lengthen the inevitable (the beers I've got left). I'm sure the light will be the one I review last. Anyway lets see how the Coopers offering of an Aussie lager stacks up against the rest.

Poured from a 375ml stubbie into a 500ml Stein glass.

A: A clear bodied Coopers!? What is the world coming to? The body presents golden with a thin "no centimeter" white lacing head.

S: Sweet malts with a slight adjunct lager corn aroma, followed by grassy hops... overall sweet but nothing to write home about.

T: A very clean and crisp lager. The typical malt grain flavours are there with a back note of bitter hops (minimal back note that is). The corn and bread flavours are ever present and the finish is slightly dry. It's probably the most European styled lager I've come across in Australia. It is on the bland side but then again most lagers are.

M: Smoother than most other Aussie lagers; mid to low carbonation. The body is a little watery too, but this is common and expected in a lager.

D: Me + a hot day + Coopers lager = A sated man. Yep I could easily picture myself in a hot tin shed during summer knocking back a few of these while building myself a time machine so I can go back in time and rob a bank and give "past me" a huge pile of cash and the schematics for a working time machine. Compared to the macro Aussie lagers (VB, XXXX, Tooheys New, etc...) it's ace, and I can see no reason why it's not in every pub. Compared to European lagers though it's a little fish in a big pond.

Food match: I'm having a "chicken" (inverted commas because it's really faux chicken) burger, and I would pair this beer with a "chicken" or real chicken burger any day of the week... except Friday- that's "fish" day.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2011 09:58:02 | More by doktorhops
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 03:34:45 | More by OtherShoe2
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BerkeleyBeerMan

California

3.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Yellow to gold color. The transparent body is bubbling light. The head is thin and disseminates.

Smell: The smell is somewhere between adjunct and pure grain. I can't tell what quality the malt is but the smell isn't bad. I smell processed steel cut barley and honey. It has a rich smell for a lager.

Taste: It's on the sweet side. The taste is snappy and reminds me of apples and honey.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is light but not watery. It is not overly carbonated. A perfect beer for washing down food.

Overall: This is a good lager with more bad than good qualities. In fact, there isn't anything bad about this beer, it's slightly above average. It is good for savoring.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 04:58:03 | More by BerkeleyBeerMan
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -30.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 20:48:22 | More by woodychandler
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This lager poured out much like most lagers do, it's got a clear yellow color with a fizzy white head on top. The head fades and doesn't leave much in way of lacing at all. The smell of the beer has a typical earthy, hopped grassy aroma to it. The taste has a nice balance of malt and hops, the mouthfeel leaves you mouth feeling dry and somewhat refreshing. Overall this beer was good when I had it. I would like to say I'd drink it again if I came across it one day in the future. I haven't had this one in a few years so I would be a nice one to revisit sometime.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 19:20:54 | More by Knapp85
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

2.73/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 20:36:20 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

375ml bottle.

This beer pours a faintly hazy medium golden yellow colour, with one finger of lumpy foamy off-white head, which leaves a few random splatters of lace around the glass as things sink away. It smells of sweet bread dough - grain and yeast, mostly, with some mild aged lemon, and floral, weedy hops. The taste is more sweet bready malt, some mild orchard fruitiness, a bit of yeast, and very mild musty floral hops. The carbonation is on the low side, the body medium weight, a bit sugary, and fairly smooth. It finishes off-dry, with that persistent breadiness, and very little of the already sedate hoppiness carrying on.

The 'All Malt' claims on the label are difficult to refute, this offering has a robust sweetness in spades. Could use more off-setting crisp hops, however, that may just be an artifact of the time and space needed for me to get my hands on this.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 00:50:11 | More by biboergosum
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titosupertramp

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Light golden in color, very clear. Almost no head that quickly fades leaving next to no head and no film.

S: Grassy, bready has a kind of a vegatable smell to it as well.

T: Grass, bread and corn...has kind of a spicy quality to it as well that I kind of like.

M: Not too bad. Has a decent body about it.

O: Pretty drinkable although I can tell this is going to sit heavy so it would likely be 1-2 and done. I always wanted to give this a whirl, but $12/sixer price tag always kept me away until my local Publix started a mix six.

I liked this ok, but I would like to give this a shot a little closer to the source as I imagine a cross-global trek takes its toll on a beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 01:08:52 | More by titosupertramp
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsener.

A: Light golden hue. Heavy carbonation. Pours about a 3 finger, bubbly, white head. Craters into a froth, and plenty of giant bubbles of carbonation rise throughout the body of the brew. A little dry residue clings to the sides of the glass, as the head dissipates. Never fully does, though. Leaves a persistent foamy blanket on the surface. Lots of beer ring lacing.

S: Baked bread... lots o' yeast. A little lemon citrus, and subtle Italian spice.

T: Yeasty, with a little malt. Slightly sweet, with a little twang of spice.

M: Light, effervescent body, pungent flavor, with a slight bite. Yeasty aftertaste remains.

D: Refreshing and doesn't put up a whole lot of resistance. This thing will disappear quickly.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Really solid appearance. Great head, lots of lacing. Nose is simple, but a good representation of the style... a little yeast, citrus, and spice. Flavor is yeasty, with a nice balance of sweet and savory components. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 02:42:02 | More by bmwats
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DijonKetchup

California

2.7/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2011 04:41:04 | More by DijonKetchup
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JayS2629

Alabama

3.35/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Straw golden color with medium white soapy head that fades fast. Little retention or lace.

S- Caramel malt with a touch of floral, grassy hops

T- Follows the nose. Nicely balanced, clean caramel malt with faint grassy notes. Very nice lager, but nothing that makes it stand out.

M- Medium, slick and smooth, crisp, refreshing

D- Very easy to drink, but nothing impressive.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 04:56:30 | More by JayS2629
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.8/5  rDev +18%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 22:53:15 | More by Bitterbill
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.03/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2010 00:16:00 | More by secondtooth
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faroutadventure

Washington

4.95/5  rDev +53.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2010 02:04:52 | More by faroutadventure
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matjack85

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2010 06:43:52 | More by matjack85
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Rayek

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 19:55:01 | More by Rayek
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