Coopers Mild Ale | Coopers Brewery Limited

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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:
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Added by koolk on 01-15-2005

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Ratings:
56
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.01
pDev:
16.94%
 
 
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 28
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of BEER88
3.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +32.9%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.97/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased by @epiclurk, rolled before pouring.

Hazed but pleasantly bright dusty yellow colour, with a lot of dropped sediment. Head is a bit fizzly, leaving only a scum of white suds on the top of the glass. Patchy lace. Thin body. Pretty mediocre looking beer, to be honest.

Nose is soft with earthy hops, with a generic PoR character to it. But, fittingly, it's mild at least, giving only a slight twang to the basis. Again, it's very light, a little bit flat and not all that exciting.

Taste is similar. Light, but mild, with slight yeasty tones on the back, and a residual earthy bitterness. Quite a dry palate, leaving a sparkle of carbonation, but very little sweetness—the fact that it is so light in body probably contributes to this as well.

Overall, not unexpectedly, it has the generic Coopers characters toned down from, say, the Pale or the Sparkling ale. It ends up being not particularly exciting or interesting as a result. But for a sub 4% beer, this is one of your best bets in Australia.

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Photo of drpimento
2.15/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

At first I thought, not really bad, but also not very traditional. Then it started downhill. First thing I noticed was the color being quite light. It did have some noticeable hops, but not much malt - very thin. Unbalanced beer. There's significant long lasting carbonic tang. Not much in the aroma department either. Now that I'm done with this review, the brew gets dumped.

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3.33/5  rDev +10.6%
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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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.6/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Pours amber with a small creamy head.
Nose is faint but includes some cardboard-like malt with a little toffee. Fruity Coopers yeast also noticeable.
Flavours follow along the same lines but also include some traditional grainy Aussie malt and metallic Pride of Ringwood hops. Seems to be lacking in any backbone.
Body is ridiculously watery.

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2.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of soju6
2.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a cloudy straw color with a small head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of citrus with some malt sweetness.

T: Citrus taste with a malt sweetness. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Light body, smooth and fairly bland.

O: Drinkable, at least it is a bit more robust thaan most of the light beers on the market.

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of drtth
3.71/5  rDev +23.3%
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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1/5  rDev -66.8%

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.44/5  rDev +14.3%
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 Sixpoint
3.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dansmcd
2.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Two to three seconds of fizzy, bubbly head, then nothing. Very pale amber with a pinkish hue. No lace.

S - Yeast, grainy malt, some sublte apricot to go with the slight metallic aroma.

T - Mild citrus hops, green apple skin, slight maltiness.

M - Crisp, thin body, highly carbonated. A bit acidic.

O - Mild is right, in every way. Drinkable.

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3.25/5  rDev +8%
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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3.22/5  rDev +7%
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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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of SmashPants
2.82/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

Appearance: rolled the bottle per the Coopers norm, pours a cloudy straw with a limited, flacid head (no pun). Minimal head and lacing. Not great to be honest.

Aroma: a fair nose for a mild: grains, Coopers yeast and grass hops. Not mind-blowing, but reasonable.

Taste: a very light palate of Coopers yeast and some dark fruits, but mostly grain. Quite one-dimensional.

Aftertaste: a touch of bitterness comes through on the finish.

Mouth feel: again reasonable but not brilliant. Light to moderate in body with a moderate carbonation.

Overall: tastes somewhat like a lighter / lower ABV version of the Coopers flagship Pale Ale and Sparkling Ale. The only problem with that is that it lacks any kind of individuality, and just leaves me thinking 'Why not just get a Pale Ale?" If I was getting a semi-craft lower ABV beer, I'd just get a Little Creatures' Rogers beer.

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2.35/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

typical coopers label with a best after date. hmm, on a mild. whats this? even looking at the brown bottle, i can see right through it. maybe im thinking dark mild, but this is way pale. hazy yellow in color with light lacing of bubbles. speaking of bubbles, lots of tiny ones floating up through the brew.
hmm (again). floral amarillo hop like aroma. very much like an american blonde light ale?
some bitter sweetness to the taste. a bit of hop flavor through the middle. seems more weighted towards hops as malt/sweetness is almost nonexistant.
well, a bit underwhelming, and i dont think i was expecting too much from it. they have better brews than this at coopers.

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Coopers Mild Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
3.01 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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