Heritage Premium Ale | Coopers Brewery Limited

8 Ratings

Brewed by:
Coopers Brewery Limited

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by diablo14 on 12-18-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by jamie2dope:
Photo of jamie2dope
3.17/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've had a few of the Coopers brews at this point and I can honestly say that none of them have failed to impress. This one poured a pumpkin orange color with little to no head retention at all. Odor was extremely doughy, almost like a piece of pizza crust with some rye smells going on in there also. Taste was similar to the smell, except with some barely tracable fruit flavors that were very well masked by the predominant dough taste. Hop and malt seemed very well balanced with this beer, which was nice. The beer was pretty medium bodied. While this beer was very refreshing for a hot day, the biscuity doughy flavors were making my mouth pretty dry, so maybe one or two of these would be best. Not bad, not bad at all, another beer from Coopers that I would try again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Weizenmensch
3.19/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Amber lager, low head retention, some lacing, not so fizzy, very slightly cloudy.

Smell: Nice hops, malt, zesty aromas.

Taste: Good - a premium lager. Easy drinking, good for a barbecue. Refreshing and more full-bodied than most lagers.

Mouthfeel: Pretty good, fizzy, full-bodied.

Drinkability: Gets you pissed, easy drinking, but overpriced for what it is.

Notes: Is this an ale? Tastes like a good premium beer (lager) only it's very full-bodied. Light and satisfying.

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Photo of rastaman
1.58/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

One of the most boring beers i've ever had, seriously. Pretty clean and all that, but watery and bland. It shares more in common with a standard Aussie Premium lager than anything else, but maybe thats what they were going for? If so, Coopers are taking steps back rather than forward, what happened to the Vintage Ale this year guys?

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Photo of pin
2/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of joecast
2.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

surprised to see a filtered beer from coopers. especially when putting out another pale ale. their bottle-conditioned sparkling ale being easily the best they make.

pours a deep yellow color with a large white head.
aroma is slightly fruity/estery. doesnt really make much of an impression.
taste and mouthfeel are smooth, but not overly exciting.
overall, pretty easy drinking, but who wants that??

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Photo of DaveFL1976
2.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of this in Perth while stocking up for a 2-week tour around WA. I was pretty excited to see this brew, having never tried it. I adore their Sparkling Ale and hoped this would be comparable.

It wasn't.

Totally average appearance and smell. The taste was pleasant, but nothing special, and nothing that would make me want to buy another bottle. I'll stick to the Sparkling or Stout.

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Photo of hefevice
2.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle. Hrm...this one is definitely hype over substance. Great looking bottle with white foil up the neck. Impressive name. The actual beer is not a patch on their bottle conditioned ales. Coppery amber in colour with small rocky off white head which does not really last. Stuff all in the aroma, some feint malt, very feint esters, nothing else. Taste is a bit buttery, a little fruity, but almost no balancing hop bitterness. Mouth is fizzy and watery...disappointing on the whole.

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Photo of diablo14
2.16/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

new beer from coopers replacing their previous premium ale. they have said they want to cut in on the import market with this one, and maybe they will. but in my estimation, its a disappointment. when they mentioned this was chill filtered in their mailouts, i knew what was coming. apart from having a stronger ABV, their previous premium was a little better. at least that had some kind of character. this beer is a whole lotta nothing. you can change the label and put foil wrap on the bottle, but in this case it really is just dressing mutton as lamb.

it pours very nicely. deeper golden color than usual with a white rocky head that looks impressive. thats where it ends tho. smell has not alot there. some malt, some floral hops, but pretty boring overall. taste is the same. like a vast wasteland, theres nothing to be seen. it finishes on the adjuncty side. starts to have that crappy cheap lager finish that never fails to piss me off. sure its got a nice level of fizz but again its a beer thats relying on this, rather than beer content, namely hops in particular, to do the job at the end.

lack lustre alround really, they prolly shoulda just repackaged their other premium ale, because it was a darn site better as a stock standard quaffer than this. a step backwards for this brewery. shit they should just ditch this mainstream rubbish and stay with what they do best, bottle conditioned brews. beers like this are merely a black mark on their otherwise good name.

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Heritage Premium Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 2.53 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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