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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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xymyl

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3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Note: I'm assuming this was kept at too high of a temperature before I purchased it, because in the past it has been much better.

Color: Slightly cloudy orange/amber, with a thin white head.

Aroma: Huge caramel, light hops, alcohol and cardboard.

Taste: Caramel, apricots and peaches with oranges and cinnamon, light hop bitterness, alcohol, a little bit of cardboard.

Body: Medium.

Drinkability: Still quite good.

Notes: (Bottle best before 10.09.06) Tastes much better after having been stored at 55 degrees for 8 months, has aparently absorbed some the off flavors into the yeast. I've had this happen before with minor heat damage. But of course, there is no substitute for proper cellaring.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2007 02:42:30 | More by xymyl
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Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
82 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.