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

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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 BerkeleyBeerMan


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
Photo of woodychandler


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
Photo of Knapp85


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
Photo of 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
Photo of 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
Photo of titosupertramp


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
Photo of bmwats


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
Photo of DijonKetchup


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
Photo of JayS2629


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
Photo of Bitterbill


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
Photo of secondtooth


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
Photo of faroutadventure


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
Photo of matjack85


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
Photo of Rayek


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
Photo of eschbach


3.03/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bottle of this beer at Total Wine. I was there looking for new beers to try, and this looked interesting. It comes in these cool short stumpy 12 oz bottles. It even has a kangaroo on it!

I filled my pils glass with the beer. I was not impressed really. I has minimal head and it is very clear. I can see clearly through the glass. On a positive note, it is a nice rich golden color. The smell is mediocre. I cannot smell hops. I can smell some faint malty aroma and some veggie like aromas. The taste is decent. It does not taste like any lager I have had before. I cannot taste a distinct hops flavor, but it still has a bitter taste. It has a very earthy and malty taste. It feels all right in the mouth. Nothing special really. And it has a moderate drinkability.

Overall I'd say it's an average beer. Don't go out of your way to buy it. It is hard to find and it not cheap. If you come across it some place I'd say try it. It's an interesting exotic lager, but it's not a remarkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2010 07:49:02 | More by eschbach
Photo of generallee

New York

3.65/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2010 18:32:55 | More by generallee
Photo of vitalnj

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Six-pack x 12.7 fl. Oz. picked upon sale at Bottle King. Pours yellow gold color with minimal head that dissipates quickly. Smell was sweet caramel with hint of malt and oats. Light, clean and mild taste with some drying bitterness with some minor spice notes. Not very exciting but better than macro.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2010 02:48:38 | More by vitalnj
Photo of HugePlume


2.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2010 03:19:25 | More by HugePlume
Photo of mtnbikerpa


2.8/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12.7 ounce bottle into a pint glass. About an inch or so of head, and lots of carbonated bubbles coming to the top. Yellowish golden color. Biscuit-like bread smell, same breadlike flavors. Some mild pepper-like, some minor spice notes. All and all better tasting than average marco lager.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2010 14:58:03 | More by mtnbikerpa
Photo of Brenden


3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 19:24:23 | More by Brenden
Photo of jwc215


3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear golden with a white head that collapses with just a trace. Minimal tracing sticks. Typical industrial lager appearance.

The smell is crackery/yeasty with some grain and floral hint. Not quite as clean as expected, with yeast coming through.

The taste is cereal-y/grainy, yeasty, with a vague hint of floral/fruity. It has a carbonated dryness in the finish.

Carbonation is fizzy, but doesn't wreck beer. Crisp enough.

A breadier, somewhat yeastier version of a typical industrial lager. Not as sulphurish as most EPL's. A rather bland beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2009 00:40:51 | More by jwc215
Photo of kegger22


2.68/5  rDev -16.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2009 22:19:35 | More by kegger22
Photo of Trigcove


3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one pours a typical pale yellow, clear color, with the world's fastes vanishing head.

The smell is very typical for an American adjunct lager, but not so rich as a typical Euro lager. There is some grain, grass, and a hint of crackers.

The taste is typical of the style, very crisp and refreshing, but light on malt and hops, and just a slight metallic finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp, carbonated and refreshing, like barley soda.

At 5% abv, it's a bit heady for a session beer, but it's highly carbonated and when served ice cold it will make a good summer refresher.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2009 18:35:32 | More by Trigcove
Photo of flagmantho


3.6/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12.7 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: translucent straw colored with thin, fizzy head.

Smell: slightly sweet with light hop aroma. Not much complexity.

Taste: pretty mild all-round. Nice shot of bitterness at the end which I like.

Mouthfeel: light body with a good bit of carbonation, which in this style is appropriate.

Drinkability: this is a good lager and it goes down smooth.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2009 02:30:53 | More by flagmantho
Photo of Likeburning


3.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2009 22:37:47 | More by Likeburning
Premium Lager from Coopers Brewery Limited
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