Coopers Sparkling Ale | Coopers Brewery Limited

Coopers Sparkling AleCoopers Sparkling Ale
BA SCORE
40%
Liked This Beer
3.58 w/ 637 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:
#37,594
Reviews:
385
Ratings:
637
Liked:
255
Avg:
3.58/5
pDev:
15.08%
Alströms:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
64
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 637 |  Reviews: 385
Photo of animal69
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle into pint glass, best after 4/21/2014. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep golden color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, apple, pear, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance of pale malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, apple, pear, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal/peppery bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice English pale ale style. All around great robustness and balance of pale malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Foyle
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12.7 oz bottle into schooner glass. Appearance: a 1" white head drops quickly with some light lacing left behind. Color is deep golden with plenty of sediment from bottle conditioning. Lots of streaming carbonation. Aroma: floral and some citrus hops are dominate, with some biscuit and cracker. Mouthfeel: fluffy and frothy with a mostly wet finish. Flavor: toffee, butterscotch, caramel, biscuit, with plenty of hop balance in the background. Overall: very well done. Enjoyed this brew.

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Photo of Winston3737
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

An underrated and priceworthy ale which has a good mix between hops and malt.

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

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

look - golden color, a little hazy from the sediment, phenomenal head retention and lacing

smell - molasses is prominent

taste - bitter and malty, but not so pleasant, kind of tastes old

feel - highly carbonated, easy drinker

overall - not impressed with the flavor

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Photo of jzlyo
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Much more sparkling in flavor than (obviously) in appearence, nice fruitiness doesn’t overwhelm the relatively light hops and decent malts, a good interpretation of an English Ale.

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Photo of Pens1967
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OliviaB
4.48/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I would recommend to my friends

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Photo of Gasc0igne
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andrewziggy
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

more bread malts with a sharp honey and those Coopers yeasts.

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Photo of SmashPants
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Format: a brown 375mL bottle with the standard Coopers macro label.

Appearance: rolled the bottle per the Coopers norm, pours a cloudy straw with a finger of white head that drops to a thick cap. Some lacing down the glass.

Aroma: definite Coopers yeast as expected with heavy bread malts and some earth qualities. Decent.

Taste: more bread malts with a sharp honey and those Coopers yeasts.

Aftertaste: the yeasts last, along with the earth and bread malts.

Mouth feel: medium in feel with a moderate to higher carbonation. A thick feel due to the sediment in the beer.

Overall: a decent beer if not my favourite Australian beer ever. There is a reason that this is one of Coopers' main two brews for sale.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy deep golden yellow in color with some light amounts of fine particulates in suspension, light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass, and a moderate amount of honey orange highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy foamy off-white head that reduces to a large patch of medium thick film surrounded by a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of pale malts with a light to moderate aroma of yeast.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of pale malts with a light flavor of light fruit (apple/pear) yeast. There is a very light flavor of earthy hops which imparts a light amount of bitterness which does not linger for too long.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and sessionable even though it is fairly bland in flavor. Alcohol is well hidden and it would pair easily with lots of different foods.

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Photo of Golden-pillow
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Drift
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of diegominach
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of mlevesque0720
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of BeerSnobery
2.96/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Marcio1408
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Monochrome
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of BogAl
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of personpitch
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Coopers Sparkling Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 40% out of 100 with 637 ratings
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