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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.01
pDev:
16.94%
 
 
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3/5  rDev -0.3%

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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Photo of spycow
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of BILF
3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of Jake321
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of pin
1/5  rDev -66.8%

Photo of AnthLC
3.35/5  rDev +11.3%
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 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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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +32.9%

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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Photo of doktorhops
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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Photo of philphilphil
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

appearance was similar to lager colour but cloudy with less head than most coopers beers.
Smell was kinda bready maybe.
Taste was similar to smell, that vague taste milds have.
Mouthfeel, could be thicker but acceptable
drinkability, decent but the sparkling and pale ales are better and better value.

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Photo of dgilks
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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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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Photo of yeastbite
3.45/5  rDev +14.6%
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 Macca
3.12/5  rDev +3.7%
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 madvoice
3.42/5  rDev +13.6%
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 LittleCreature
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%
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 brendan13
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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Photo of Finite
3.03/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation - Brown 375ml stubby. Orange coopers logo.

Apperance - Dark Golden /orange. small head little lacing. Some morate fat carbonation.

Smell - some roasted malts, a littel spicy on the noise some hop bitterness

Taste - Spicy, yeasty, moderate op bitterness and pale malts.

Mouthfeel - Thin, ok carbonation.

Drinability - Easy to drink lacks flavour however. Probably one of the best mild ales in aus.

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Photo of Kulrak
3.16/5  rDev +5%
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 jamie2dope
2.13/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured an odd cloudy orange color, not particularly appealing looking. Smell was salty, with a slight earthy tense. Taste was pretty grainy with, some maltyness towards the end. Mouthfeel was watery and unimpressive. I was very close to pouring this one out, so drinkability I'm not too crazy about with this beer. Probably the worst beer that I have sampled from Coopers brewery. It just seemed boring and frightfully uninspired. I would avoid this one. Cheers

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Photo of Brauluver
2.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bland and watery,pale colour, sulphury smell..

hop aroma nil, slight yeast bight,no hops in finish,watery body.

a piss poor version of pale(small beer,second runnings)etc...

a watered down version of pale ale for megaswill drinkers.

Tried it once, never again!!!

Rogers shits all over this for a mid strength beer with flava

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