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Coopers Sparkling Ale | Coopers Brewery Limited

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3.58/5
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645 Ratings
Coopers Sparkling AleCoopers Sparkling Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coopers Brewery Limited
Australia
coopers.com.au

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,887
Reviews:
388
Ratings:
645
pDev:
15.08%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
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23
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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.22/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OKbrew89
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is a strange one. Well carbonated ultra-pale straw color with a one finger head that doesn't leave lacing. Nose is earth hops, mineral water, and pale malt. Taste is a unique combo of pale malt, english hops, a barely noticeable esther, and something oddly mineral-infused. Light body and medium carbonation.
It fits the definition of an "Australian Sparkling Lager" to a T. There's a lot going on, including some things that no other beer does. The mineral note is still throwing me through a loop.

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Photo of dandy14
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mehhh
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Consistent in taste. Strong tasting beer. Fair price.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
2.73/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

The beer is a nice golden color with a nice white head that didn't last long. It has nice carbonation moving up the glass. Not much to the aroma other than a sweet malt smell. The beer tastes similar to the smell with hint a lemon and a lot of carbonation.

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Photo of Profundobaso
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look - poured from a 750ml bottle. Highly carbonated and a large head that dissipates quickly.
Smell - some booze, a bit of hops, and lemon.
Taste - lemon with a nice biscuit malt flavor that lingers. Finishes with a slightly boozy taste.
Feel - light- to medium-bodied. Fairly refreshing but still packing a bit of a punch.
Overall - giving this beer the benefit of the doubt on the overall score. Nothing amazing, but certainly not bad. A nice refreshing beer that I can easily drink a couple of over the course of a long night.

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Photo of GoHabsGo
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shanex
3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhantomBeer
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I recently tried my first Coopers Sparkling Ale in a 750ml Long-neck bottle. The sediment in the bottle gives it a natural look which I like. This is a full bodied beer that has a great taste, much better than VB or Tooheys etc.

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Photo of uuoo33
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Macamah
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nrod
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of detgfrsh
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12oz bottle. Pours a cloudy orange color with a lacing of bubbles. Smells of lemon with a hint of malt. Light body with a touch of carbonation. Lemon flavor dominates with some spice and hops in the background. This seems like a great summer beer (well, it's summer in Australia anyway).

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Photo of deg
4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ajax85
2.59/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Becker is a hazy orange body with a slight white cap that dissipates to nothing. Floaties are abundant. I'll be more careful with the pour next time, but I can't imagine they affect the taste, maybe the texture, I doubt it. We'll see.
Lemon citrus aromas dominate, but there is a hint of cracker malt.
Flavor is actually sparkling. It's not due to carbonation, which is there, but rather to the lemon and spices. But a nice mix of bitter hops and sweet malt.
Mouthfeel is medium, leaning light, with a clean finish.

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Photo of cknoch
2.85/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of toscanoigor
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BenBreeg
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
1.5/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of josanguapo
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

From Saveur-Biere. In Teku glass. Lightly fruity, with a sparkling feeling that seems to come from a spicy profile more than from carbonation. Highly drinkable and refreshing, with some taste and a pleasant nose

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Photo of Jodio
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vinicole
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy yellow straw colour. Thin but lasting head.
Fruity malt aroma with added honey.
Muted flavour but nevertheless quite complex. Some malt, caramel and grassy hops with added spice.
Highly carbonated from a bottle conditioned beer.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

**
Found notes from my 2009 trip to Australia. This is one of the few Aussie beers you can get in the US regularly, and it’s a staple. Very bubbly, crisp feel. Refreshing.
**

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