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Coopers Brewery Limited

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jarmby1711 on 03-27-2006

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Photo of GooberMcNutly
1.85/5  rDev -42%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Not a bad little macro lager, but unchallenging in all aspects. It did pour beautifully with a thick, creamy white head that made the beer look wonderful. Hops utilization was a distinct Pride of Ringwood, but only a tiny amount. If you like Fosters, but want a beer with a little less of the aluminum flavor, then give Coopers a try.

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Photo of SmashPants
2.14/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Format: a 375mL brown stubbie with a standard macro label.

Appearance: light yellow in colour with chunky carbonation. Very little to no head. Looks pretty ordinary.

Aroma: light malts with a tiny bit of indistinguishable hops. Pretty boring.

Taste: some off-metal carbonation with earthen characteristics and that's about it.

Aftertaste: really not brilliant - that awkward metallic and earthen fug. I can't even pick up Coopers' normal yeasts in this.

Mouth feel: very light in feel with a lower carbonation. I think it is the lack of carbonation that jurts this lager.

Overall: pretty ordinary tasteless bollocks. Far too low in carbonation to bring the flavours through well. AU$45 a case is too high.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
2.17/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pours gold with a small fading white head.
Nose shows hay, sweet light malt, vegetal characters and bready notes.
Similar flavours, more hay and sweet light malt with cooked vegetable notes. Needs some hop character.
Carbonation could really be higher.
Not great.

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Photo of woodychandler
2.29/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It's a nod to the Land Down Under today as I make my way through a bunch of Australian beers.

From the bottle: "Real Aussie Lager"; "Brewed in Australia"; "This all malt beer is brewed with the finest ingredients. It is fermented at low temperature, using a traditional lager yeast. Coopers Premium Lager is smooth drinking with a crisp, refreshing finish. This superior lager is another Coopers original."

A finger of rocky, bone-white head from the pour. Color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was VERY light with a slight malt essence coming through, but virtually nonexistent. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full with a light, slight bittersweet taste of lager on the tongue. Finish was likewise clean, crisp and unobtrusive. Frankly, it struck me as being a bit bland. Come on, lads, I know yinz can do better than this! Give it a full-on Ho-Hum. Zzzz.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.4/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12.7oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very light gold color with a short foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light malts, corn and a decent amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a light malt sweetness that fades very quickly leaving the dominant flavors of corn and pale hops along with a little bit of spice. However, the flavors don’t seem to mix very well or compliment each other. The after-taste is a little bready but doesn’t retain much flavor.

M: Crisp with a little smoothness, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, clean finish.

D: A little tasty, doesn’t go down too easily, not very filling, I really didn’t like this beer very much and would drink it again if there were much else to choose from.

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Photo of Onslow
2.46/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

some foam on the pour but dies to a slim ring ... decent taste, no off flavours, basic corn and arcade game ... overall: a decent pale lager that is probably better with a side of bloomin onion... perhaps... probably a lot better in Australia but i think the long trip hurts this one..

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Photo of TheBishop
2.49/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is one malty Lager. Picked up a sixer at local store, never had it so had to try it.

Pours with a fairly good head, that dissapates quickly. Color is a very clear light yellow, almost transparent. Smell is definitely malty, makes budweiser seem hoppy. Taste is light and watery not very much body in this one, although would be good on a hot day (as with most Australian Brews, not much body). Drinkability is good, but so is water. Fairly disappointed in this, as with all Australian beers I have tried. Are there any good ones, if so please clue me in.

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Photo of Brad007
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale golden color with a very thin head of foam. Aroma is mostly malty with some fruitiness in the nose. Taste is somewhat syrupy and malty with a mild bitterness. Aftertaste is somewhat bready. Other than that, there are not many other flavors I can detect in this lager. I would put it slightly below average as I have had better examples of this style.

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Photo of cjgator3
2.61/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12.7oz bottle

A- Pours a golden yellow color with a small white head that quickly fizzles into a thin lacing around the edge of the glass.

S- The aroma is sweet grain with just a hint of hops. Pretty watery and nothing really special.

T- The taste like the aroma is pretty watered down with some grain and a touch of hops in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a lot of carbonation.

D- Not a bad lager, but not great either. Pretty average on the scale and nothing I would really want to pick up again.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.61/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden body with a wispy, white head.

Smell: Light pale maltiness, faint floral hints, and a few ladels of low-sodium chicken broth.

Taste: Pale malts with a mild sweetness. Slightly floral, slightly brothy. No real bitterness coming through, though. Minor hint of yeast. Floral finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability: Didn't care for this one, no.

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Photo of JDV
2.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours light to medium golden with a decent amount of white head that lasts for a bit. Smell is a mix of slight skunk, along with typical lager yeast, and a bit of malt smells. Taste has a little bitterness up front with a smoother, creamier finish and a small aftertaste. All in all, this is not a bad beer, and is pretty drinkable. If its readily available in your area, it may be worth a try, but it certainly isn't too unique, I thought.

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Photo of Vancer
2.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Some Coopers have been good, and some bad. This was one of the poor ones. Nothingness leads the way, just another weak and crappy lager. No premium about it.

Best thing was the pour – lite straw yellow, with a dinky white head on an easy pour, decent head if aggressively poured. Sweet cooked veggies in the aroma, mixed with molasses in the taste. A funky vinous aspect creeps in along the way. Dry and woody in the finish. Ugh beer.

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Photo of jettjon
2.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 12.7 oz brown wide-mouth bottle that looks chunky and manly. No freshness date in evidence. Into the pint glass, it’s golden clear with good carbonation flow. Thin white “spit” head fades to nothing fast. Pretty ho-hum so far. Nose—not much to speak of, just some faint powdery malt. Tastes of more powdery malt and a very low hops character. Very faint bitter end; a bit of unfriendly bitterness. Pretty unsassuming and feeble, but not actually bad. Mouth features middle to light carbonation, is wet, and a bit on the thin side. Drinkability is OK; not much to bring me back, especially as priced as a “premium import.”

Overall: A rather lackluster lager, but certain a step above Australia’s other (in)famous beer, Foster’s.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
2.73/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12.7 oz. brown bottle and twisty cap

A very clear yellow gold with a bit of white haze. A 1" active, bubbly white head that dissipates pretty fast after a decent start.

The aroma is very much like an English brewed lager with sweet, bready malty aroma first and up-front with corn and light wheat, green veggie but kinda sweet overall.

A crispy and light doughy and sweet bread malt flavor, corn bread and a dry crispy feel. Herbs and cucumbers that comes across clean except for the too-sweet, bready malt effect.The feel starts out with life but quickly goes downhill, finish off kinda flat.

This one has a primo beer price but does not deliver the good, maybe it's just not what i like for this style.

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Photo of kegger22
2.73/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear golden color with a respectable head with a little staying power. The aroma, what can I say, it was lagerish. The taste was mildly sweet but with no character. Feel was light bodied and only adequate carbonation. Drinkability? Fine as a lawnmower beer, but I wouldn't want to have to knock off a slab with three friends.

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Photo of DijonKetchup
2.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner glass.

Decent head build, beautiful straw colored lager. Smells of hay and light citrus. Well carbonated, and sticky foam on my glass, but taste just detracts and ensuing mouthfeel from bittering is just terrible. There is just something not right with the bitter levels of this beer, which seems soapy and old (maybe I bought an older bottle). A macro lager should be able to stand up to a bit of time, especially because it's probably pasteurized.

If you find a newer bottle, give it a try, if not, I cannot recommend this beer at all.

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Photo of mtnbikerpa
2.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12.7 ounce bottle into a pint glass. About an inch or so of head, and lots of carbonated bubbles coming to the top. Yellowish golden color. Biscuit-like bread smell, same breadlike flavors. Some mild pepper-like, some minor spice notes. All and all better tasting than average marco lager.

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Photo of aubuc1
2.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12.7 oz bottle poured in to a tulip glass.

pours a ight clear golden with a white head

smell is a slightly sweet, floral

taste is clean, a little metallic, a little grassy.

mouthfeel is a little thin but it is a very drinkable beer.

i guess it is good for the style, which isn't my favorite style.

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Photo of BeerSox
2.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12.7oz bottle into pilsner glass.

Crystal clear light straw color with a white one finger head that quickly settles to a thick cap.

Sweet malt aromas with a touch of hoppiness.

Watery malts with a touch of leafy hoppiness. Light bodied with high carbonation. The finish is clean with a bit of lingering grain.

A little below average with some slightly harsh flavors.

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Photo of Slatetank
2.81/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served cold in a nonic at Market Cross Pub and Brewery in Carlisle.
A - A pale golden, the color of apple juice with an egg white head of about 1/2 an inch.

S - A light odor of malt and faint hints of yeast, but not much of an odor to speak of.

M - Crisp, light with a dry aspect of a light lager. No real bitterness in the feel, very high carbonation.

T - A very average flavor w/ a crisp light malt taste. The flavor fattens out mid bottle and a bit of grassy flavor comes forward when it warms.

D - Not one I would want to revisit, left me a bit bloated. Just not the best lager for sessions w/ its high carbonation and lackluster flavor.

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Photo of soju6
2.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a pale golden color with a small head that fades to no real lacing.

S: Mild aroma of malt sweetness and grain. not bad, just a bit bland.

T: Taste of some malt sweetness and grain. There is a mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish.

F: Light body, low carbonation, pretty boring.

O: Not a bad beer, just reminds me of a typical Euro Lager. Non-offensive probably best on a hot summer day.

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Photo of BigRedN
2.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ordered at an Outback Steakhouse. I opted for a bottle of this versus Foster's on tap. From my notes written on the back of a receipt.

Appearance: I poured the beer from the bottle into a pint-like glass that I had requested. The beer is a darker gold (a little darker than I had expected). I was able to produe a good 1 inch head. Head fades to a tight cover anbd leaves some good lacing.

Smell: Expected a Euro skunk aroma, but this is not quite there. A touch malty, leaning toward sweet malts.

Taste: Weak flavoring (although I expected little). A bit of malt following by a fleeting hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, light bodied, not too watery though.

Drinkability: Of course it's a drinkable, non offending, easy to have more than one beer. BUT, at $4.25 a bottle? This is not that special. I had this because I wanted to try something different, but at that price I'll force down the big Foster's.

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Photo of jdhilt
2.84/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Crystal clear pale yellow color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Sweet grainy nose. Flavor is grainy and slightly bready with some hops at finish. $2.25 for a 375ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

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Photo of heygeebee
2.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Hmmm - I am submitting a review as drunk-from-can which I would not normally choose to do. However, I didn't enjoy the can, so doubt I will be buying the bottled lager rather than their Pale or Sparkling as a summer session beer.

Had at a concert, after a Heineken can.

The two styles are the same, sadly the Coopers came across as similarly malt-driven, but with extra dough notes, which didn;t help and a really watery mouthfeel.

Not that great, there ARE a lot of beers out there, aren't there?.

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Photo of shadow1961
2.94/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cooper's Premium Lager pours a big stiff head over a clear yellow brew. The nose
is a faint whiff of light barley malt and lager yeast. Carbonation is moderate, and the
head collapsed fairly quickly. The flavor is light malt up front- a ghost some hop in the
finish. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. There's not a whole lot here, but like the label says,
it's a full malt lager and as such there's no corn or rice here- so though there's not a ton
of flavor here it's head and shoulders over your usual macro brew. By all means give it
a try- expect an okay lawnmower brew.

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