Original Pale Ale | Coopers Brewery Limited

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our 'Pale' is naturally conditioned in the bottle or keg. This traditional Coopers brewing method produces the trademark sediment that gives our ales a distinctive, fine cloudy appearance.

This beer is a deep golden colour and pours with a generous level of foam. To unlock its full flavour potential, make sure to roll before pouring. No additives. No preservatives.

Added by purplehops on 03-27-2002

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#43,005
Reviews:
299
Ratings:
589
pDev:
16.61%
 
 
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Photo of BlueSpader
3.74/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichardLeahy
3.95/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The first pale ale that I drank seriously, 10 years or so ago when craft beers were starting to make an impression in Australia. Not that I consider this a craft beer. It has apparently been brewed this way for a long time. My feeling, however, is that the taste and feel have been dulled in the last 5 years to seek a wider audience. Poured from tap into pint glass. L. Cloudy, dull yellow/orange with a foamy head that fades quickly. Nothing wrong with that. S. A little grassy, grainy and floral but not a lot. T. Smooth, a bit of grain, some grassy floral hints. F. I am sure it is not as cloudy as it once was. So now a little lighter, but not fizzy. Appropriate. O. The pale ale that started it in Australia. First few times that I drank this, coming from a background of XXXX bitter since the 1980s, I found it hard going. But probably the beer I have drunk most in the last 10 years and I am a fan.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.42/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsalz21
3.11/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of potatosallad
3.97/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sweet, grassy smell and goes down easily at a hot summer day. Sometimes you can find sediments collected at the bottom of the bottle which isn't too exciting to see. Very pleasant for the cheapest ale you can find at bottle-os. I'd have this over the carlton draught or "vile-brews" any day.

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Photo of REVZEB
3.22/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Is there good Australian beer? This is mediocre at best, not that it tastes or smells bad, it just doesn't have much flavor at all. Thought the feel was spot on, but again not exciting. Watery and mild in appearance, smell and taste, with some malt, some bitter citrus and some crispness, but none of which really come out to a full degree, just kind of faintly there. Pray for Australia

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Photo of Ceddd99
4.18/5  rDev +31%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
3.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Geosuds
3.24/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Tone
3.21/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of floral hops, pale malt, slight sweet malt, and a hint of a cola. Fits the style of an English Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of floral hops, pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of tea, and a hint of a cola. Overall, weak aroma and body, and the cola qualities are odd.

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Photo of C_Adams
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of geryeb624
3.21/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.55/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrMullet
3.74/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly cloudy orange/gold with minimal head and very thing lacing.
Smell is sweet grain and some floral notes.
Taste is sweet up front with some grassy mildly bitter finish.
Well balanced and surprisingly pleasant.

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Photo of Whats_On_Tap95
3.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of user785335
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jeffdr123
3.27/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Part of a flight at Outback, so it makes sense they try to slip in an Australian beer. A little flavorless. Not much in the way of hops though you would expect that from a pale ale.

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Photo of dbankovs
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of digitalflood
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandy14
3.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joharitaylor79
3.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Drinkable, but I definitely don't go out of my way to drink this on a regular basis.

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Photo of Craven
2.26/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jodio
3.08/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Original Pale Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 589 ratings