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.

BEER STATS
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#45,234
Reviews:
302
Ratings:
592
pDev:
16.61%
 
 
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Ratings: 592 |  Reviews: 302
Photo of jlindros
3.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed as part of BJCP training, 12B Australian Sparkling Ale. Best AFTER 19/03/18. Also seriously, screw cap?!

Pours clear at first, but I stirred the sediment and let it roll in, now it's cloudy and some yeast chunks, light fizzy head with low retention, medium gold color, def should have more head and retention

Nose a little toasted bready grainy malt, little malty sweet, some fruity esters, light herbal earthy maybe floral hop, hint fruity hop notes too I think and a touch peppery-spice, fairly light

Taste starts with the malty sweet flavors, a little toasty grainy but mostly smooth pale malts, some fruity esters kick in, pear, maybe a little banana as well, then more apple late and quite a bit of it, medium hop flavor a little earthy herbal, faint sulfury note and maybe minerals, very dry and quick finish, bit of bitterness but not nearly as bitter as I expected (maybe age?)

Mouth is medium bodied but feels full rounded, with tingly prickly carbonation that tingles the tongue

Overall an interesting style, not one I've had before, neat characters, I woudl really like to try it fresh and see how different it is, but otherwise not something I would likely get regularly

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

Photo of jamesroses
3.48/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange. Lots of sediment. Low carbonation. White fluffy head dissapeared quickly.

Smells grassy, herbal and a bit lemony.

Taste follows the nose. Lemony notes are obvious, grassy hops too.

Light mouthfeel.

Weird pale ale. Smells and drinks almost like a "fruity" pilsner.

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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
4.16/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very refreshing pale ale. Underrated in my opinion. I am not a fan of the ultra hop flavored American Pale Ales, so this is much more my style. I can see people thinking it's a bit dull, bland and watery but if you're in the mood for a mild tasting pale ale this is an excellent choice.

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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

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Original Pale Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 592 ratings