Original Pale Ale | Coopers Brewery Limited

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Original Pale AleOriginal Pale Ale
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:
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Added by purplehops on 03-27-2002

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#45,510
Reviews:
295
Ratings:
578
pDev:
16.67%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
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Photo of C_Adams
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of geryeb624
3.21/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.55/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrMullet
3.74/5  rDev +17.6%
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 +2.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of user785335
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jeffdr123
3.27/5  rDev +2.8%
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 -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of digitalflood
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandy14
3.09/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joharitaylor79
3.09/5  rDev -2.8%
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 -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jodio
3.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of khargro2
1.99/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.09/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The beer is cloudy and has a lot of floaties in it but it is a couple years old. The head didnt last long. The aroma has a mixture of sweetness and earth smells as well as a hint of holiday spice. The beer tastes like a watered down version of the smell. The beer has a nice carbonation, bubbly feel to it.

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Photo of npendres
3.95/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jhartley
3.33/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dirtyharry2489
3.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.09/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours golden with hardly any head despite the obvious high carbonation. The aroma is bready and with some malty sweetness. A surprising fruity presence. The taste is well balanced and fairly rich for a beer of this style. Medium body.

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Photo of mig100
2.58/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of srv33
2.4/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange. Decent head that fades entirely over a couple minutes with some lacing with medium size bubbles.

Aroma: Suprisingly I get some Belgian yeast-like scents from this, along with the usual breadiness and hints of hay and lemon.

Mouthfeel: Very very thin, more so than more AALs, even the lightest. Moderate medium size carbonation.

Taste: After the rather nice scent I was unfortunately let down by the taste. It was extremely lacking in depth and did not linger on the palate at all. I'm hesitant to give specifics on the taste as there was very little. Much more like a light AAL rather than a pale ale.

Overall: Maybe my hopes were too high after reading other ratings, but I was very let down by this beer. I do not think that it deserves the rating it gets on here at all. Though I'm open to giving their other varieties a shot, perhaps I just got a bad one.

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Photo of AtaraxiaDnB
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.1/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A 375ml bottle with a BB of July 2018. Purchased quite recently from Morrisons. A classic Australian ale.

A: Poured into a tulip. Bottle conditioned. A golden hue with good carbonation and tons of floating sediment. Produces a smallish head of white foam that settles rapidly and disappears.

S: Aroma of earthy yeast with hints of pale malt, mild grain, faint grassy hops and a twinge of herbal spice. Subtle but balanced.

T: Tastes of dry, earthy yeast with notes of grain, light malt, faint grassiness and stewed hops. A delicate bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Smooth and spritzy, with good body and texture. Very dry; yeast coats the palate. Aftertaste of yeast, mild grain and stewed leaves.

O: A decent brew, though I can sympathise with those who consider it dull. Lacklustre looks, mainly due to the lack of head. The aroma and flavour are yeast dominated and subtle, while the body is nice. What this has in it's favour is drinkability - I could see this going down OK in the Australian heat. Anyway, worth trying as long as you don't expect to be blown away.

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Photo of I3eer
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Original Pale Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 3.18 out of 5 with 578 ratings