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Reviews: 102
Hads: 137
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of matjack85
3.74/5  rDev +15.1%
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. (1,279 characters)

Photo of Rayek
3.66/5  rDev +12.6%
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. (780 characters)

Photo of eschbach
3.01/5  rDev -7.4%
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. (1,006 characters)

Photo of generallee
3.65/5  rDev +12.3%
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. (919 characters)

Photo of vitalnj
3.63/5  rDev +11.7%
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. (301 characters)

Photo of HugePlume
2.95/5  rDev -9.2%
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. (604 characters)

Photo of mtnbikerpa
2.78/5  rDev -14.5%
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. (303 characters)

Photo of Brenden
3.25/5  rDev 0%
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. (953 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3/5  rDev -7.7%
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. (564 characters)

Photo of kegger22
2.73/5  rDev -16%
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. (335 characters)

Photo of Trigcove
3/5  rDev -7.7%
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. (572 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev +10.2%
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. (406 characters)

Photo of Likeburning
3.55/5  rDev +9.2%
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. (606 characters)

Photo of onid678
3.7/5  rDev +13.8%
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. (335 characters)

Photo of woemad
3.36/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7oz bottle purchased at Huckleberry's in Spokane for the sale price of $1.69 (normally it's apparently $1.99). "Packaged on" date appears to be February 22, 2008.

Pours a crystal clear golden straw color, with a big, white head that took it's sweet time dropping. Sheets of lace were left on the sides of a Sam Adams "new model" pintglass.

Floral hops, biscuity malts and corn greeted the scent receptors in my schnozz. It should be noted that while the corn smell is definitly there, it's not of that heated vegetable oil stink variety that one often finds in many so-called "premium lagers."

The taste is pretty similar to the smell. This is mostly malty, with the hops providing enough balance so as not to be cloying or insipid. The corny flavor noted in the nose is thankfully well into the background. There's a very mild crisp hop note at the swallow.

Body is between light and medium. Well carbonated, with enough oomph for the style without being overdone.

A decent macro-lagerish beer that goes down quite easily on a relatively hot afternoon like today. It's a little spendy when compared to other basic lagers that occupy this niche, but it ranks as well as the best of them for drinkability. (1,212 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
2.84/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Crystal clear pale yellow color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Sweet grainy nose. Flavor is grainy and slightly bready with some hops at finish. $2.25 for a 375ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT. (289 characters)

Photo of BeerCon5
3.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow color with some foamy white head.

Mostly the scent of grains, corn, and some wheat.

The taste is also of grains and corn, there is also a light taste of lemon.

Light bodied, pretty crisp feel with good carbonation.

This was a pretty good euro lager but I don't think I would get it again. (313 characters)

Photo of NJpadreFan
3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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. (363 characters)

Photo of LordofTime25
3.92/5  rDev +20.6%
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! (300 characters)

Photo of aubuc1
2.78/5  rDev -14.5%
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. (302 characters)

Photo of BierFan
3.47/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (298 characters)

Photo of TheBishop
2.49/5  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. (561 characters)

Photo of Seanibus
3.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a sunny, clear yellow, with a fluffy white head that collapses almost immediately.

The aroma is delicate to the point of vanishing, but some diligent sniffing will turn up a bit of pale malt aroma and the faintest whiff of hopes, possibly something of a delicate Noble variety.

The flavor is stronger than you'd expect, with a good pale malt character, crisp with some mild floral hops on the finish and a little hint of bitterness on the finish. It's fairly crisp and refreshing.

The mouthfeel is a also a bit more substantial than you'd expect - it's better than your average euro or American macro lager, with a little roundness and some viscosity.

A good, mass-produced lager. Better than most American examples, and easily on par with the better European. It's no match for a really crisp micro-brew, but not disappointing for what it is. (853 characters)

Photo of cjgator3
2.61/5  rDev -19.7%
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. (522 characters)

Photo of bigdeuce
2.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Really not a bad beer. Nice summer beer, although I drank this in the dead of winter. Some toasty malts, a bit skunky on the smell. Average looking beer, nothing sticky. Prototypical import with decent taste to it. Nothing offensive, nothing exceptional. (254 characters)

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