Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale | Coopers Brewery Limited

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83
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376 Ratings
Coopers Extra Strong Vintage AleCoopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
376
Reviews:
265
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
13.42%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Photo of life_of_agony
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Retroman40
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
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 +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhartley
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of papat444
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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 +23.3%
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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Photo of jheimiller
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From bottle, The estery, fruity flavours and hop aromas leap out of the glass.a very good beer if you can get it it's a must try. Could only have a couple of these.

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Photo of ScaryEd
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 1 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mottarapp
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of outoffocus
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nitrofenix
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matt_duthie
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmashPants
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Format: a stumpy 475mL solid brown bottle with that stylish Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale label.

Appearance: pours out an orange-copper colour with a good cloud. A finger of thick off-white head that drops to a solid and creamy half-finger with decent lacing. Looks good.

Aroma: a fairly mild aroma of fruit esters, caramel malts, spices and that familiar Coopers yeast.

Taste: a complex profile of those Coopers yeasts, heavy fruits, toasted bread malts and caramels. Very smooth, and very delicious. Better with age, as this one does cellar for quite some few years.

Aftertaste: plenty of those yeasts as well as a touch of hop bitterness and some malt sweetness. All rounde pretty damn good.

Mouth feel: medium to fuller in body with a moderate carbonation. Silky smooth and quite chewy - in a good way. Lovely.

Overall: this is definitely the best of Coopers' beers, with their Best Extra Stout taking a close second. A complex and easy-drinking beer for either a session, or chilling with for a half-hour. They cellar for a number of years too, and can improve with age. Well worth the AU$83 for a case of 24 x 375mL.

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Photo of reaganrvltn
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andrewziggy
2.85/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Fruity apples and apricots easy drinking

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Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of janubio
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Hazy amber colour, big head and big lace. Smell is very faint, apples I think and caramel. Medium body and correct carbonation. Taste of fruits, apples and apricots. Easily drinkable, but I don't feel nothing special in this one.

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Photo of Franck
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

2009 vintage. Aged 4 years

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Photo of MaSaiani
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
3.65 out of 5 based on 376 ratings.
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