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Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale - Coopers Brewery Limited

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Coopers Extra Strong Vintage AleCoopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

332 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 12
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coopers Brewery Limited visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2002)
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

GLASS: Pint Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
VINTAGE: ???(Says 'Best Before 10-09-06')

Hazy, murky light brown in the glass. Amber/red hints at the edge. Two finger creamy off-white head. Minimal retention, but good lacing.

Smells very good. Better than it looks. Sweet maltiness. Honeyed pears and grapes. Wheat and yeastiness.

Tastes of nuttiness and malts mixed with sweet fruits. Pear and apricot stand out. Buttery and perhaps a bit of maple syrup. A tiny bit of pepperiness from hops. This has mellowed out very well.

Loses points for being abit on the thin side. Other than that though, it is a tasty, tasty brew.

The alcohol content is high enough, and although I don't taste it, I certainly feel it, that it gets docked a point in drinkability. Elsewise, this is an excellent brew that has aged exceptionally well.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2008 21:06:22 | More by coldmeat23
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Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
82 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.