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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

337 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 12
Gots: 12 | 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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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Pennsylvania

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%

08-09-2013 14:39:32 | More by tobelerone
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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%

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.

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%

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.

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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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-18-2013 14:08:53 | More by harpus
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-16-2013 23:41:46 | More by Kmat10
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-13-2013 14:42:06 | More by KStark
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soju6

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%

Bottle-2012 Vintage-

A: Pours a cloudy dark copper color with a good tan head that fades slowly to nice lacing.

S: Aroma of rich roasted malt, dark fruit and spice.

T: Taste of roasted malt, bit of caramel sweetness, some dark fruit and spice. Nice bitterness and a clean dry finish.

F: A solid medium body, smooth and creamy, with a very nice balance. No hint of the 7.5% ABV.

O: Nice easy drinker, good beer the end the day with. Worth a try.

05-30-2013 03:48:51 | More by soju6
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-24-2013 07:24:33 | More by beernads
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.63/5  rDev -0.3%

Bottle shared at GRG1313’s tasting.

2008 vintage.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is malt, caramel, and fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

05-09-2013 01:12:01 | More by UCLABrewN84
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AmandaSchaefer

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

04-15-2013 22:49:00 | More by AmandaSchaefer
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magpieken

Australia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-08-2013 16:06:50 | More by magpieken
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-06-2013 12:50:01 | More by rolltide8425
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-28-2013 00:50:01 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-10-2013 20:17:30 | More by spycow
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pkalix

California

4.36/5  rDev +19.8%

beautiful color- dark amber... what to expect?
small topping of foam on top with sediment resting comfortably...
smells are of dark fruit, fig? but with the 'english' twist(?). malts....
taste is thickererer... than most other english brews. i like it. a tad bitter. very malty. but bitter.
mouthfeel...hmmmm....
overall, a decent thicker english brew. definitely one which you need to 'step back' and re-evaluate before making a decision... i'm intrigued by the sediment sitting on top of the thin film of white; by the thick feel on the tongue and the bitter, yet malty sweet taste on the palate afterward....

02-22-2013 02:20:43 | More by pkalix
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Camallan

Australia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

02-16-2013 04:50:25 | More by Camallan
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FLima

Brazil

4.06/5  rDev +11.5%

2010 conditioned. Amber brownish color. It made a thin head with low retention. Last poured gave a few floating particles.
Pleasant fruity and woody aroma, notes of caramel and earthy and floral hops.
Nice malty and flavorful taste with a spicy and refreshing sensation. Hints of tangerines, apple, pepper, and brandy. Nice hoppiness on the background. Dry and hoppy and condimented aftertaste.
Medium body and low to medium carbonation. 7.5% abv is harmonic.
I did like this beer, not too heavy, still flavorful and hoppy. I wonder how it would be if I drank it in another couple of years or younger. Though after 3 years it showed up as a great beer, maybe at its peak.

02-02-2013 00:52:31 | More by FLima
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supermeniscus

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-23-2013 20:07:13 | More by supermeniscus
Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
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