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Coopers Brewery Limited

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of JamesS
3.94/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very clean golden color, with a lot of initial carbonation, very little head, and no lacing. Nice clean and crisp scent, very malty but with nice hoppy tones. Clean taste, as well, significant sweetness with a nice bit of hop balance at the end in the back of the mouth. It goes down very smoothly, a nice refreshing drink. Probably even better on a hot summer day.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a clear bright pumpkin orange with a thin, frothy dull white head that left no visible lacing. Visible carbonation was medium and fairly rapid in nature.

S: pleasant with soft fresh orange blossom flowers, sweet orange juice pulp and fresh orange peels.

T: lightly toasted and dry but with some metallic nature to it. Semi-sweet oranges spices things up a bit with a soft flowery hopping and stale malt. There was some slight alcohol fusels detected as well. Overall a lager that was moderately big on flavor with that finishes with a slight orange sourness.

M: light, fizzy around the tongue's edges with some sour malt and orange grinds gracing the tongue after the swallow.

D: Average drinkability overall, 1 or 2 is enough a one sitting. Wouldn't consider this a session, but was big and bold in flavor thought not particularly crisp per style.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single bottle from Tom's Farm, on to the beer:

Typical pale blonde look with a little more tint to it, the head holding up adequately. Aroma is grassy and hay-like with drying husk at the end of the note. It's a simple, clean refreshing lager with a more enriched maltiness than other "plain lagers". Snappy bite of carbonation tingles the tip of the tongue as it's in the mouth. This lager is right on the mark for the style.

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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 dsa7783
3.77/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle copped from Total Wine and More in West Orange...
Pours a clear, lucid, dark-golden hue with no head at-all and hardly any lacing...
Strong lager aroma replete with hints of bread and butter nuances...
Taste strongly complemented the smell, along with a hint of honey and a tinge of vanilla...
Crisp, light-bodied, smooth, and refreshing... Makes for an ideal Summer-time brew...
Not Cooper's best, yet certainly a good stab at the style nonetheless...

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Photo of elniko
3.74/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into Stella glass

A: Very little head that dissipated immediatley. Not a lot of carbonation either, typical lager hue.

S: Grassy and malty, pleasant nose. Made me look foward to the first sip.

T & M: This beer is quite crisp and refreshing, grassy notes on the taste as well. A little hoppiness as well in the finish. A very solid lager in my opinion.

D: Quite drinkable, the first time I've had this brew and will be having again during the summer.

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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 budgood1
3.88/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours out of the 12 oz. stubby looking bottle a slightly hazed gold colour with a small rocky head. a bit of lace sticks to the glass. grassy, grainy aroma...a bit malty, too. taste is pretty malty for a lager, definitely euro inspired with a richer than usual malt profile. a good dose of grassy, herbal hoppiness and a slightly bitter bite in the end. body is full and mouthfeel a bit tongue tingling. a pretty nice brew with lots of flavour. drinkability is along the lines of being nicely thirst quenching. a nice euro style lager.

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Photo of hwwty4
3.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a 12.7oz bottle into my trusty Smokestack Goblet. Wow, this is a big fizzer. Pours a hazy straw with a big fizzy, white head. This beer leaves no lacing at all. Aroma is slightly corny with a nonspecific fruity aroma. Taste is about what you would expect for a pale lager. It's slightly corny with a mildly bitter after flavor. It doesn't present a hoppy bitterness, but just a slightly bitter aftertaste but nothing off putting. Mouthfeel is average and highly carbonated. Coopers Premium Lager is definitely a yard beer. On a hot day, playing around in the yard with some friends this would be a perfect beer.

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Photo of hdofu
3.92/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste was a bit bitter. The beer was a deep yellow. The smell was very grainy. Had a small sudsy head. The mouthfeel was sort of an oily feel to the tongue. All and all the tast wasn't anything impressive, but it wasn't bad either. Had this with some Aussie Cheese Fries and some Ahi Tuna at Outback.

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Photo of brendan13
3.35/5  rDev +5%
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 -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 Drew966
3.18/5  rDev -0.3%
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 +21.6%
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 +20.7%
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 +1.9%
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 +10.7%
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 -21.6%
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 xare
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
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 +9.7%
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 -11.9%
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 LittleCreature
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
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 -7.8%
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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Photo of Kulrak
3.27/5  rDev +2.5%
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 -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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Premium Lager from Coopers Brewery Limited
3.19 out of 5 based on 138 ratings.
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