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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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339 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 12
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coopers Brewery Limited visit their website

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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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Gasc0igne, Oct 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

francisweizen, Oct 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

ejimhof, Sep 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

XsoldoutX, Sep 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

tobelerone, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of admiral
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.

admiral, Jul 20, 2013
3.75/5  rDev +3%

WOLFGANG, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

mrfrancis, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of MarvinSnyder
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.

MarvinSnyder, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Booza, Jun 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

harpus, Jun 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Kmat10, Jun 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

KStark, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of soju6
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

soju6, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

beernads, May 24, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

UCLABrewN84, May 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

AmandaSchaefer, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

magpieken, Apr 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

rolltide8425, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

lilsmizzul1225, Mar 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of pkalix
4.36/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.
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....

pkalix, Feb 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Camallan, Feb 16, 2013
Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
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