Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale | Coopers Brewery Limited

376 Ratings
Coopers Extra Strong Vintage AleCoopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale

Brewed by:
Coopers Brewery Limited

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

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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%

Photo of BKotch
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of CaptainHungry
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of katiatanner
3.16/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Igormatos
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of probert
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of getkrunkhoe
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Dirtywaltzer80
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Stuckey_Stuckey
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Capt_Hotsauce
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of TimHitchings
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.25/5  rDev -11%

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