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Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale - Coopers Brewery Limited

Coopers Extra Strong Vintage AleCoopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

326 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.01%


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 vacax:
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vacax

California

3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an unfiltered copper with a thick cap of off-white and attractive head, clearly bottle conditioned, though with a bit of chunkiness to the yeast. Aromas of caramel, alcohol, grapes, honey and maple predominate with a touch of hops in there somewhere. Flavor has lots of syrupy malt, quite estery, some floral malts, some solvent alcohol, finish is very dry with some maple malt and grassy hops. Feel is nicely thick, but carbonation seems over the top, which is the norm from Coopers it would seem. This is a fair strong ale without much standout character.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2010 02:09:16 | More by vacax
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TwiggyCZ

Czech Republic

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

04-01-2014 18:04:27 | More by TwiggyCZ
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sblanton83

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

03-14-2014 22:57:32 | More by sblanton83
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02-20-2014 18:49:44 | More by Bobhoya
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01-27-2014 12:53:38 | More by Vanz
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.09/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

2013 355ml bottle purchased in Dunedin NZ and comsumed the same day.

Pours dark reddish amber with poor clarity and a fizzy, short-lived head. No lacing is left on the wine glass.

Aroma: sweet and pleasant with a suggestion of cordial. Higher ABV evident here as well as in the taste and feel.

Fruity flavor with a battle between sweet and bitter.

Feel: light body; mildly astringent with some alcohol heat; low carbonation leaves this ale rather lifeless.

O: cannot recommend this old style ale despite its fine aroma.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 09:11:24 | More by chinchill
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xShoWTeKx

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-25-2013 06:04:37 | More by xShoWTeKx
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akttr

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

12-17-2013 04:34:12 | More by akttr
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-07-2013 18:12:50 | More by BillRoth
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RochefortChris

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

12-04-2013 05:15:22 | More by RochefortChris
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-12-2013 04:37:14 | More by jaydoc
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 vintage
A - fully hazy swamp brown, multi coloured head held at a thin cover
S - dark fruits, grapes, phenols, bubble gum, all enticing
T - butterscotch mixes with dark fruits, light phenols, and light leafy hops
M - light and well carbonated, mine rally and dry finish
O - very tasty and easy dinking, leaves me thirsty after each sip

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 02:12:33 | More by joemcgrath27
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-07-2013 06:46:38 | More by KalanM
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Gasc0igne

Australia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-06-2013 09:44:31 | More by Gasc0igne
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francisweizen

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

10-01-2013 17:02:52 | More by francisweizen
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-19-2013 23:05:31 | More by ejimhof
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XsoldoutX

Australia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-18-2013 02:25:38 | More by XsoldoutX
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-03-2013 23:13:38 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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admiral

Australia

3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013 vintage

nice aroma of malt and caramel with a hint of citrus

taste: malt and caramel mixed with candied banana with hints of raisin and spice

a good quality beer that is the best in the coopers range. Will be interesting to taste again in a year or two.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 06:28:39 | More by admiral
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-14-2013 19:41:15 | More by WOLFGANG
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-12-2013 20:55:15 | More by mrfrancis
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Vintage 2008

Poured into a mug glass.

Appearance: Pours a murky hazelnut brown with a fingernail of light lacing hugging the glass. The lacing doesn't dissipate as you drink this beer.

Smell: nose has light caramel, malts and grains with maybe some slight fruit esters.

Taste: flavorful with raisins, honey, malty cereal grains, nutty with a hint of apple. No real alcohol present.

Mouthfeel: Descent. Silky and smooth over the palate. Low carbonation.

Overall: Cellared from beer of the month club. This beer has mellowed throughout the cellaring process. However, I don't believe this has benefited the beer. Not as developed as I had hoped for this style.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 16:16:53 | More by MarvinSnyder
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Booza

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-29-2013 09:16:40 | More by Booza
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-26-2013 13:02:35 | More by petermethot
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Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
82 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.