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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 brendan13
3.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured into a Coopers Pilsener style glass with a centimetre or so of fluffy white head which is held up by lots of carbonation bubbles racing to the top.
S - A bit of grain & some herbal notes.
T - Very much like the smell, slightly sweet finish.
M - Fairly light mouthfeel with a medium carbonation level.
D - Nothing too exciting, worth a try if you happen to see it but any shop that bothers stocking this probably has better choices.

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Photo of JDV
2.68/5  rDev -15.7%
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 Drew966
3.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Coopers Premium Lager pours a golden yellow with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. There is a mild, sweet malty aroma. It tastes like a Euro lager with a decent sweet pale malt flavor. I don't especially care for the hop side of this one though, this is where it really tastes like a Euro lager, bitterness (but not really skunky like most Euro lagers) without a nice hop taste. That may be my prejudice, but this is just about average, with a little tweaking to the hop bill it could be much more enjoyable.


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Photo of usmittymc
3.88/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass.

A- perfectly clear light golden color with a snowy white 1 finger bubbly head that retains surprisingly well.

S- Clean malt. Typical lager smell

T- Really clean taste to this beer. Very faint sweet malt followed by a similarly faint hop bitterness. Not a whole lot of flavor, but a very clean refreshing taste. Lingering bitterness after a few swallows. Not too much, though.

M- Smooth entry, with a nice dry, crisp back. A really good thirst quencher.

D- I could easily drink a few of these in the summer time while cooking on the grill or working in the yard. Just a real refreshing lager. Nothing stellar, but a pretty sold entry.

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Photo of SargeC
3.85/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear gold with a bubbly white head. Good carbonation presence.

Smell: Light hop character. Clean malt.

Taste: Very clean malt flavor with a mild hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body. Satisfying consistency for a lager.

Drinkability: Refreshing brew. A great no-nonsense lager.

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Photo of Zorro
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear yellow colored beer with a thin white head.

Smell is mildly sweet and very bready. Hops are mostly grassy with a slight spiciness to it. Fairly hearty herbal scents here more so than I would have expected from an Australian Lager.

The taste starts out a little sweet and fairly well carbonated. Taste seems on the light side. Mild on the hops and mostly just not offensive, kind of what you would expect from an Australian beer. No subtle elements to note at all.

Mouthfeel is light.

Pretty much what you get in Lagers from any place in the world that gets hot, watery and thirst quenching. Pretty much this is a lawn-mowing moment type of beer, nothing much outstanding or bad about it.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Brilliantly clear deep golden in color, with a large white head and coarse patches of scattered lacing. For the style, the head retention seems excellent. The carbonation consists of the occasional minute, slow-rising bubble.

Aroma: Abundant pale malt, with a strong citrus and herbal hop presence.

Taste: Opens with a mildly tart pale malt base, overlaid with a sharply metallic and bitter hop note. The hop presence dominates the malt base, to the detriment of the flavor. Finishes dry with a lingering metallic bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, fairly full, pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Pleasant and drinkable, although rather nondescript. Thank goodness that the brewer used a dark brown glass bottle, rather than the more typical green glass bottles that this style is typically bottled in. The lack of skunk was most welcome.

Presentation: Packaged in a short twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

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Photo of Brad007
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%
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 xare
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aged my bottle for a year before finally drinking it and it stood up well and might actually have improved from the aging.

Had a dark strawish color with a light white head that did lace but dissipated pretty quickly. The smell was pretty pleasing as well with touches of oats and honey and when I took the first sip, it had a bit of a kick. It definitely isn't what I expected when I took that sip as it had nearly no carbonation left (probably due to aging) but I'd definitely give this another drink although I wouldn't search it out.

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Photo of acrawf6
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a dark golden straw with a small white head that drops to a ring around the glass.

Smell. Has a small honey-like sweetness and just a touch of oat.

Taste. Nice and balanced-tasting. I get a light pepper taste, along with a lighter touch of fruits. During the swallow it dries up, and afteraste i get a flavor that reminds me of those necco candy wafers, with a sweet chalky flavor, with a little more pepperyness to it.

Mouthfeel. I think it is a nice sized body that fills my mouth up nicely. I would almost say it is creamy, but the carbonation cuts that out.

Overall, a nice lager, and one of the better ones in its style, imo. But i am not one that would seek this out any as nothing about it is too special. Is highly drinkable though if looking for an easy drinking pale lager that isnt watery.

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Photo of Slatetank
2.81/5  rDev -11.6%
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 LittleCreature
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - 3.0
Poured less than half a finger of bubbly white head, which reduced to almost nothing quickly and leaves no lacing. The colour is a very clear gold, which looks to be moderately carbonated. Above average colour, below average head.

Smell - 3.0
Slightly sweet, mild aromas of malt, honey and a whisper of hop bitterness. No skunkiness, which is an advantage over most euro lagers, but the overall strength is definitely lacking, even for the style. With warming, some nice hop aromas began to open up, improving the smell.

Taste - 3.0
Very refreshing, like a lager should be. Simple and clean upfront, a little sweeter than average, mostly malt driven with grain flavours and moderate hoppy bitterness in the semi-dry finish. Not a strong aftertaste, most the flavour is gone pretty early.

Mouthfeel - 3.5
Slightly less carbonated than average, which is a good thing in my opinion. Small, tingling bubbles in the finish, feels quite light in the mouth. Bordering on watery, but pulls it off.

Drinkability - 4.0
This is a pretty boring beer, but it is definitely sessionable.

OVERALL - 3.15
A slightly better than average Euro pale lager. The quality is good, like all Coopers beers, but this is no where near as tasty as most of the rest of their offerings. It was pretty cheap, so I'd consider buying it for a party, as it is better than most macros. For my own drinking though? I'll pass on this one.

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Photo of shadow1961
2.94/5  rDev -7.5%
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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Photo of Kulrak
3.27/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright golden color with a decent amount of bubbly white head that takes a while to fade and clings to the glass all the way down. Smells very faintly of yeast, and not much else. The taste is very clean, not very malty, but there is some sweetness there. There's some hoppy bitterness, just enough to balance out the sweetness. The mouthfeel is tingly and heavy, pretty good for a lager. Overall, a very drinkable lager. One of the better aussie lagers.

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Photo of jettjon
2.68/5  rDev -15.7%
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 rec
3.11/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Being someone who's usually not a lager fan, I must admit this wasn't bad at all (for a lager, of course).

A crystal clear yellow body fills the glass with an excited head that laces deliciously as it dissipates. Despite the almost cerveza-clearness to the body, which I'm personally not a fan of, it's a looker, thanks almost entirely to the head.

Mild citrus as well as frarmyard hay and corn meet the nose first, amidst the unsuprising hops and malt. Unfortunately, being typically Australian and typically lager, not much meets it afterwards, and it's hardly intriguing.

Bitter hops up-front and a metalic corn aftertaste are all that really register on my palette. I'm not in the most open-minded of moods, but I'm trying to discover something more and it's just not there. Again, it reeks of your typical lager.

On the upside, it's crisp, refreshing and easy to drink. It's a little fuller on taste than many of your average lagers, and for that it gets brownie points.

Overall it's hardly worthy of acclaimed mention, but it does battle against some of the better mainstream lagers with pride.

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Photo of scarletfire79
3.66/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

the best part about this beer is the way it looks in the glass. pours like a picture. very nice. the smell is kind of what you'd expect from a euro lager, except a little cleaner tasting. comparing this to other beers that shall remain nameless in their green bottles, this is damn tasty. you really have to rate on style here and style-wise this is pretty good. i'd never really seen this beer before so i wasn't too sure on it's rep but i'd try it again if i was in the mood for the style.

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Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this with a prime rib dinner at Outback Steakhouse.

The beer pours a nice gold color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a crisp, clean, and refreshing pale malt scent that along with light fruity yeast esters. The taste is good also. It has a smooth pale malt flavor that goes down easy and refreshes. It's clean in the finish along with some light hops as well. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good drinking lager and probably the best beer I've had from these guys. It's nothing special, but it does the trick.

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Photo of barefootbrewer
3.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a clear yellow with a ½ inch rocky head. The aroma is mostly of hops with slight malt sweetness evident. The taste is bitter and sweet from the malt. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied - crisp. Overall, this is a refreshing lager that I’d definitely consider drinkable.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.33/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle Inspection: “All malt beer” ok, good, “brewed with only the finest ingredients” as opposed to crap you found lying around. No other information, besides “Real Aussie Lager”. Good, I tire of all the fake Aussie lagers I’ve been getting. Label in need of some help.

Aroma: Bready yeast yields to a mild citric hop and some sweet malt base. A good profile for a lager.

Appearance: Very bright gold glass with excellent clarity. A tight white head lasted about 2/3rds the way down leaving a scattering of lace.

Flavor: The balance is toward a malt sweetness with a mild corn or rice flavor (which, given the label, isn’t based in those ingredients). Hops don’t come through. Flavor is pretty clean, not much going on here.

Mouthfeel: Medium light body, moderate carbonation, nothing to complain about or write home about.

Overall Impression: A well executed lager. Clean, basic, lacking any real flaws. You could do worse, but so much better.

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Photo of Vancer
2.68/5  rDev -15.7%
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 TheManiacalOne
2.4/5  rDev -24.5%
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 plaid75
3.16/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light copper hue with a one finger pillowy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a clean grain with a light, yet pungent hop.

The taste was light and a bit acidic. Coarse grains and musty hop.

The mouthfeel was light and a bit astringent.

Overall an easy drinking lager. Nothing all that noteworthy however.

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Photo of DogFood11
3.21/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A unique take on the style. Poured this into a pils glass it formed a loose pearl white head. Golden body is filled with uniform carbonation. Lace is a full cover.

This is really spicey for a lager. I give them props for originality but when I'm in the mood for this style I want it to be refreshing and light. Very well done in the hop department. Enough hops to dry it up a bit and give this a nice edge. They take a beer that can be Corny and sometimes sweet and really made this entirely different and it worked.

Notes: I've been impressed with coopers brewing and this is one of my favorites. The extra stout was very good as well.

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Photo of BeerSox
2.8/5  rDev -11.9%
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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