Sparkling Ale
Coopers Brewery Limited

Sparkling AleSparkling Ale
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Coopers Brewery Limited
Cream Ale
Ranked #131
Ranked #26,744
3.58 | pDev: 15.08%
Feb 05, 2023
Mar 23, 2002
Little has changed since Thomas Cooper brewed his first batch of Sparkling Ale in 1862. It's still naturally conditioned in the bottle with our unique strain of Coopers yeast. To enjoy the complete Sparkling experience, roll the bottle to mix in the yeast sediment before pouring. No additives. No preservatives.
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Rated: 3.55 by TrueMetalJake from Oregon

Feb 05, 2023
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Rated: 3.3 by Dave1999 from North Carolina

Jan 12, 2023
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Reviewed by Nath91 from Australia

3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
My introduction to beers other than Lagers was Coopers Pale Ale, which is an excellent introductory beer into the Pale Ale scene. It's still often my go-to beer. A step up from that, in the English/Australian Pale Ale scene, is it's slightly bolder, more rounded heavier brother. Red labelled, Sparkling Ale. At 5.8%, it packs a heartier punch that it's green labelled pale ale brother at 4.5%, but still maintains a highly drinkable, tasty and refreshing beer.

Appearance: Orange, very cloudy and heavily sedimented beer. Coopers are proud of their natural bottle conditioning and so they should be. Thin soapy head doesn't stick around too much.

Aroma: Lovely biscuit malt,  mixed with some citrus hops. I'm fairly sure Coopers uses Pride of Ringwood, but they don't use it in such as an offensive manner as your typical Aussie adjunct lager does. Pairing with the biscuit malt is a lovely, earthy bannana smell, which I think comes from the yeast. There's a bit of white bread mixed in with the Bananna giving an almost Bananna bread smell.

Taste:. Bitter, malty, tasty and a touch of alcohol. As previously mentioned, it's over a percent stronger than the Pale Ale, and you can taste it. The citrus is strong and that yeasty-bananna flavour is present. The bitterness is very spicy which is something I enjoy.

Feel: Like most Aussie beers it's carbonated very strongly and you'll find yourself burping after one sip. They could dial down the carbonation a bit. For 5.8% it's fairly thin bodied.

Overall: Honestly it's better on tap than bottled for mine, and it's hard to find it on tap in NSW. I love it. As mentioned at the start of the review, their Pale Ale was my introduction away from lagers and this is a step up from that. A good session beer if you don't want anything too florally. It's no IPA or American Pale Ale, Definetely more a British Ale style of beer, but very refreshing, great for barbeques.
Dec 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Nov. 2007: 375 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. Bottle conditioned, sediment in bottle. In the first pour the beer is crystal clear golden, hazy in the final pour. Sparkling indeed, but when the initial huge head subsides a little, the carbonation in the glass is not too bad. Fruity aroma with notes of spices. The flavour is also fruity and moderately spicy. Alcohol is noticeable but not disturbing, the beer is fairly light bodied and easy drinking.
Oct 07, 2022
Rated: 3.67 by travelguy from Ohio

Mar 28, 2022
Rated: 3.69 by scootercrabb from Illinois

Feb 13, 2022
Rated: 3.52 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Jan 19, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by Tenebris

Dec 09, 2021
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
De color dorado, con una fina espuma de corta retención. De cuerpo y carbonatación media. Aroma a malta y cereales. En boca es menos dulce que su aroma, y matiza con un leve amargor.
Oct 14, 2021
Rated: 3.8 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation

Apr 26, 2021
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Rated by Bretto2011 from Australia

5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Skull it straight from the bottle preferably a long neck doesn't get any better
Feb 22, 2021
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Reviewed by 5cottie from Canada (BC)

3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
OK so it bottle fermented so has a sediment but in my humble opinion disregard the label advise that is can be drunk with or without the sediment. Unlike a Weissbier the sediment can be a bit gritty and should be avoided. Pour it slowly and AVOID the sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Then it’s a great brew. Serve cold IMO it goes down well, smells like a lager should, subtle but more beer than bubbles. Taste is good and the slight after taste is good to. Definitely enough to have you reaching for the next one or six.
Feb 15, 2021
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Nice lively pour from the bottle, activated head that dissipates champagne-like to a thin ring, no retention. Dark orange, light brown, moderate haziness. Nose is brown bread, roasted malts, lemon/hay, not much in the way of hops. Palate is light and pleasant, slight malt sweetness, back note of bitterness on the finish. Carbonation is stellar - sharp and crisp, everything I'd want from a sessionable beer. An extremely welcome surprise.
Nov 29, 2020
Rated: 2.97 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Nov 24, 2020
Rated: 3.79 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Sep 20, 2020
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Reviewed by pisstank from Australia

4.7/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A really nice drop after a long days work. I won't go into any explicit details because these have been described countless times. Suffice to say it's a great beer, and outdoes all the 'trendy' beers by a mile.

Give it a shot.
Sep 15, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by eldoctorador from Chile

Aug 05, 2020
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: Very cloudy orange. A tiny white head that immediately dissipates.

Smell: Oranges, tart apples, and a strong yeast.

Taste: Yeasty sweet malt with an orange peel back, moving into biscuity. Very low hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Relatively thin and extremely carbonated.

Overall: A fantastic, unique ale.
Jun 14, 2020
Rated: 3.25 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

May 16, 2020
Rated: 2.98 by smi69 from New York

Apr 19, 2020
Sparkling Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
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