Coopers Sparkling Ale | Coopers Brewery Limited

Coopers Sparkling AleCoopers Sparkling Ale
BA SCORE
40.1%
Liked This Beer
3.58 w/ 639 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,621
Reviews:
385
Ratings:
639
Liked:
256
Avg:
3.58/5
pDev:
15.08%
Alströms:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
65
Trade:
0
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Photo of ordybill
4.4/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a cloudy orange color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is malt and a lot fruit. An outstanding beer

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Photo of 1988sqft
4.01/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

5/21/16

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Photo of der_meister
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of mcthfg
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seedyone
4.23/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From bottle at home. Best after (?) date 07/09/14. Pours a very hazy brownish gold. Swamp water is the 1st thing that comes to mind. Zero head & no retaining lacing.

The aroma is where the fun begins. Very spicy. Very malty. Almost a tupelo honey sweetness in the smell. The body is very good and overall this is an ale in every sense of the word.

The label warns of sediment which explains the haziness since I had it lying on its side in the fridge. It might not be beautiful but neither am I.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On the list of "1001 Beers To Drink Before You Die," stay tuned for my review.
Reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"

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Photo of beertraveler08
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcubz
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alew_os
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Fireman_RK
2.81/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of nmwhitehead
4.68/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Doesn't taste as strong as it is, which is good for taste but bad if you need to drive home.

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Photo of Toynk
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adamjthompson00
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spike
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Hazy, orange-gold. Thin white head. It's a sparkling ale so plenty of carbonation visible. Chose to leave sediment in the bottle.

S: Not much evident by way of smell. Some off-citrus hop.

T: Good level of bitterness. Malts are very light. Grassy hops are more prominent but far from confrontational.

F: Light/medium body. Some carbonation spritz which is very pleasant. A little tart. Quite refreshing.

O: Pleasant enough, but not exceptional.

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Photo of BEER88
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tom87
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MaltMaster
4.52/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tillmac62
4.11/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BAD 1/26/14. Pours a hazy amber. Normal head volume, lacing and retention.

Nice light fruit (pear, lemon, apple) notes coupled with yeast over biscuit.

Light medium body with a smooth texture that has creamy notes. Superb carbonation with a nice effervescent burst from the middle on and a nice prickly finish.

The outstanding flavor profile is reasonably intense, complex and very well balanced. It begins with a blend of fruit flavor that flows into a mild herbal bitterness in the middle. As the bitterness begins to fade, biscuit rises to balance along with a distinct plum flavor. The finish is a bit crisp and rather clean. A light herbal hop flavored bitterness lingers.

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

One of the three or four Aussie beers that I can get (not including Foster's, which is not even Australian!!!!!)

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Photo of Shemmy
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Because of the mid range price point in S.E. Asia, this is one of my favorite old standbys. Sometimes think I get a fresher bottle or something, because there are times when it seems to taste damn near stellar. I hope someday Thailand catches on to the importance of refridgeration for most beers but until then we have to take our chances here with most beer we fork out plenty for because of the high taxation on import alcohol.

But all that is offtopic and my point is, this is a beer well worth trying if you haven't before. If you want something run of the mill to drink but still pretty nice and want to save a little bit, perhaps for a weekend craft beer splash out, then this beer is your man. All that despite it being a bit too gassy, at least for my tastes.

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Coopers Sparkling Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 40.1% out of 100 with 639 ratings
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