Coopers Mild Ale | Coopers Brewery Limited

Coopers Mild AleCoopers Mild Ale
BA SCORE
10.5%
Liked This Beer
3.09 w/ 57 ratings
Coopers Mild AleCoopers Mild Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Pale Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by koolk on 01-15-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,280
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
57
Liked:
6
Avg:
3.09/5
pDev:
16.5%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
8
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of CairnsBeer
4.25/5  rDev +37.5%

Photo of Kurtvedder
4.03/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A lovely drop that is one of my favourite mid strength beers! Coopers make great beer and this is no exception!

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of patre_tim
3.99/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Copper and slightly cloudy, with no visible carbonation. Topped with a half finger of whitish head.

Smells of hard water, pears, and slightly Bready.

It starts with hard water, very pizza- yeasty quality, biscuit, pumpkin spices , and finishes with a very floral yeasty quality.

Light body, spicy carbonation.

Found and drank in Perth, Australia, August 17, 2017. Very good and interesting brew. My first in this style, on my first day down under!

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Photo of ShaneRicho
3.79/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ok for a lighter beer

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Photo of BILF
3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of drtth
3.71/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes taken on a trip to Sydney but not entered until after being back for a while.

The beer pours a pale golden straw color with a slight haze that seems to be yeast from bottle conditioning. The 1/4" white head recedes fairly soon and leaves light scattered spots of lacing. By the middle of the beer the lacing and any speckles of foam are long gone.

The aromas include the malt, some citrus and floral notes here and there along with hints of spice.

The flavors are mild (as might be expected from the name), fresh and clean with good balance. As expected from the nose they include a nice touch of malt with some fruity and floral character from the hops. There is also a nice light clean touch of bitterness.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and slightly crisp from the fine, persistent carbonation. The finish is medium short and begins as the malt sweetness fades away to turn try and light bitterness that invites another sip.

Overall I enjoyed this beer and think it a great choice for an evening out with friends or when at a party and expecting to have to drive later. The caution I would make is that if you are wanting/expecting lots of strong flavors this beer isn't for you. The flavors are clean, crisp and light, with emphasis on "light."

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Photo of liamowen
3.69/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goodbyesoberday
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've reviewed this as a mid-strength australian beer, so it's all 3.5's just like the alcohol content.

Poured without the sediment as I was saving it for a yeast culture, though still hazy, but I do not count this against it. Good head on the pour but it vanished lickety-split.

Stick your nose right in it and there's a fair bit of breadiness typical of the coopers yeast, a faint tickle of malt and I do fancy I get some hops, as despite the fact the yeast is dominant it still smells quite clean and refreshing.

Bitterness levels are low but lower malt profile makes it acceptable. There is malt in there on the palate, but low, which is fitting for style. On the whole I think it's an acceptable beer for a thirsty palate and I would gladly drink it when seeking a low alcohol alternative.

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Photo of chogm54
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of LittleCreature
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - 3.0
Looks like most Coopers beers, rather cloudy with lots of big bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell - 3.0
Again, much like many a Coopers. Not very strong, but quite cider-like with red apple aroma along with a little malt, grains and hops.

Taste - 3.5
Even tastes somewhat cider-like with an acetic apple bite. There is good balance of sweet and bitter/sour flavours, some fruity hops, and not much malt. Somewhat biscuity in the finish and without any unpleasant flavour. Very full-bodies for a midstrength and unmistakably a Coopers beer.

Mouthfeel - 4.0
Moderate weight in the mouth and moderate to high carbonation. Feels somewhat thick, especially for a midstrength.

Drinkability - 4.0
The sediment is somewhat off-putting, but otherwise this is an easy drinking midstrength with plenty of character.

OVERALL - 3.4
Surprised that I'm scoring it this high, as from memory, this is not as good as their Pale Ale, which I gave a lower score. Still, it's impressive for a midstrength, and easier drinking than most the the Coopers offerings. Not huge on flavour, but quite refreshing. Decent value and good quality, not something I'd drink often though.

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Photo of yeastbite
3.45/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I drank a few of these at a party last night-relevant because its lowish alcohol makes it a safer option if you have to drive (and spark up the next day!)

Quite nice to guzzle , especially if you are thirsty. But drinking lightish beer like this in series is like going to a dance and dancing all night with your sister. If I had had a few sparkling ales I would have had more fun.

Cloudy due to yeast deposit, pleasant mild malt and light pride of ringwood hops, light brown in colour, good head. Tastes like a mix of sparkling ale and water.

As far as light or mid australian beers go-this would be one of my favourites-at least it is real ale.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.44/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This traditional brewing approach provides the smooth malt character which is balanced by a triple hopping with Pride of Ringwood and Saaz hops. The brew is fermented similarly to its stablemates Pale and Sparkling Ale, with the secondary fermentation in the bottle.

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Photo of madvoice
3.42/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden colour with a bubbly head that disappeared right before my eyes. Is quite cloudy with some sediment. Smells yeasty and sweet and has a sweet flavour with a small bite at the end. Quite fizzy and is a bit fizzier than I'm used to. Mouthfeel is light and easy. I could drink quite a few of these in quick succession.

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Photo of AnthLC
3.35/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If you looking for a nice medium beer, this one is quiet good. It is milder then the sparkling or pale, but probably more drinkable.

A better balanced flavor in my opinion then the Coopers clear.

I tend to find the light beers not very nice to drink. While full strength is not very practical. This is just right.

With it being precisely one standard drink it is easier to keep a track on how much you have had to drink.

I should try in a glass to review more characteristics. But I feel this maybe unfair as I think it the sort of beer you would take to a babie or picnic.

I can fully understand why Coopers created this drop, nice one.

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Photo of dgilks
3.33/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a clear, dark straw colour with a small, white head. Average head retention.

Mild aroma with a light fruity note and a touch of grain.

Very mild flavour. Slightly malty with a hint of fruit. No hops.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Light and inoffensive but not a beer drinking highlight.

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Photo of admiral
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of brendan13
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pale orange colour with a couple of centimetres of white head that falls away to nothingness almost straight away.
S - Fruity esters and some sweet caramel malt.
T - Along the same lines as the smell but with a roasted malt touch as well.
M - Almost as thin as water which I guess is to be expected given the style. Fairly low carbonation.
D - There are many better beers out there but I challenge anyone to find me an Australian brewed 3.5% beer thats anywhere close to this one. A decent drop if you have to drive but want a beer.

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Photo of Lobina
3.24/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of emincems
3.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of doktorhops
3.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This review is a decent mid-strength from a classic Aussie brewer: Cooper's.

Poured from a 375ml stubbie into a Guinness pint glass.

A: The ale presents as a pleasing cloudy light orange body with a white head that leaves less than a centimeter of head. It appears as though there is some bubbly action working within the sediment clouding and I'm expecting some of that "champagne" yeast fizz that most of the Cooper's ales have.

S: Grain malts, a slight hint of grassy hops and that expected starchy yeast smell... no surprises - essentially a lighter version of the pale ale (which itself is a lighter version of the sparkling ale).

T: The grain malts upfront are backed up by some zesty citrus hops and finished with mild dryness... actually I was drinking some Cooper's pale ale last night and I'm curious if I could even tell the difference between the two in a blindfold taste test.

M: Champagne yeast fizz makes the mouth feel more like it's drinking a lager than an ale and if it weren't for the flavour profile they would have difficulty distinguishing this as an ale.

D: Well it's certainly not bad, and as a mid-strength it's a good beer to have if you're the designated driver, but for me it's lacking the flavour complexity I crave in a great beer. Oh and it would be a bit more interesting if it wasn't so similar to the pale ale.

Food match: In fact I'm going to recommend the exact same food I recommended for the pale ale; Grilled chicken or fish with a light salad drizzled with balsamic vinegar, maybe calamari or other seafood (crab, lobster).

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Photo of Kulrak
3.16/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a golden straw color with no head, even after pouring into the middle of the glass. Smells somewhat hoppy, some citrus, a hint woody. The taste is pretty thin, not much sweetness to speak of. It does have a clean finish, but not too much bitterness. Mouthfeel is pretty thin and watery. All in all, it's fairly drinkable, only because it doesn't have any overpowering flavors. Might be good on a hot day.

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Photo of BEER88
3.14/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Macca
3.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pours a pale golden with a decent head. Some lacing and head retention. All good on the visuals until I see the huge chunks of sediment swirling in my glass. I accept that Coopers beers will throw sediment but this was OTT. I had to decant it to try and clear it up.

Nice tropical fruit aromas.

Flavours are muted. Bit more of the tropical fruit.

Low levels of carbonation.

Not a lot to this one. Average at best. Give me a LC Rogers any day.

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Photo of Sixpoint
3.11/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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