Extra Strong Vintage Ale | Coopers Brewery Limited

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coopers Brewery Limited
Australia
coopers.com.au

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,828
Reviews:
268
Ratings:
382
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
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Photo of josanguapo
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From Saveur Biere. In Teku glass. Playing Avernum 4. 2005 Vintage. Pleasantly malty, caramelly, with a noticeable alcohol touch but nothing unpleasant, just giving a word of caution. Fine but lacking punch

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Photo of patre_tim
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thick golden and hazy with little visible carbonation, and topped with a finger of off white head.

Smells of malts, honey and caramel.

Tastes of malts, a little honey, and biscuit, followed by a big, dull, bitterness that lingers on the tongue.

Medium, slightly sticky body, with low carbonation.

Got this in Perth, Australia, drinking in Chiang Mai, June 8th, 2018. This was the 2016 version as labeled on the bottle. Decent brew, in a style I don't come across often.

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Photo of jdurey
4.24/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out with a murky amber body, tiny soapy head and sweet malt nose. A hint of the elevated ABV is apparent, honey, vanilla, toffee accents. All of the above meld together nicely, with some gentle warmth and a sweet finish.

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Photo of dandy14
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2009 vintage
Oh no, vintage with screw cap

Big creamy head, nice lacing, very hazy reddish orange color

Nose aged malt, plenty of oxidation, little yeasty, sweet candy malt, chewy nougat

Taste little bitter herbal grassy hop, more oxidation, sweet candy malt, toffee syrup, sticky, little metallic too

Mouth sticky syrupy, decent carb

Overall eh, as expected

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Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkuchera
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matty_higgins
4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On the list of "1001 Beers To Drink Before You Die," I will review in my next tasting.
Reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"

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Photo of red94tt
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of midlifec
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of life_of_agony
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Retroman40
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On draft at the 2015 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival. Served in a plastic glass (sadly). Color is a somewhat cloudy amber-orange with a fleeting head. Unsure of lacing due to plastic cup. The smell is dominated by strong citrus hops. The taste is very hop forward and the finish a nice combination of malt and citrus. Excellent carbonation level. Paired very well with somewhat spicy shrimp. Absolutely no hint of the 7.5% ABV. This is a nice import that reminds me of a mild IPA.

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Photo of RichH55
4.37/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhartley
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of papat444
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Flashback #216

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Photo of aussiebeer
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An Aussie beer found in Chicago... I have to have it.... and it was good

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Extra Strong Vintage Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 382 ratings