Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale | Coopers Brewery Limited

Coopers Extra Strong Vintage AleCoopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale
BA SCORE
3.64/5
377 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
Ranking:
#34,210
Reviews:
265
Ratings:
377
pDev:
13.46%
Bros Score:
3.84
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

2013 355ml bottle purchased in Dunedin NZ and comsumed the same day.

Pours dark reddish amber with poor clarity and a fizzy, short-lived head. No lacing is left on the wine glass.

Aroma: sweet and pleasant with a suggestion of cordial. Higher ABV evident here as well as in the taste and feel.

Fruity flavor with a battle between sweet and bitter.

Feel: light body; mildly astringent with some alcohol heat; low carbonation leaves this ale rather lifeless.

O: cannot recommend this old style ale despite its fine aroma.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 vintage
A - fully hazy swamp brown, multi coloured head held at a thin cover
S - dark fruits, grapes, phenols, bubble gum, all enticing
T - butterscotch mixes with dark fruits, light phenols, and light leafy hops
M - light and well carbonated, mine rally and dry finish
O - very tasty and easy dinking, leaves me thirsty after each sip

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2013 vintage

nice aroma of malt and caramel with a hint of citrus

taste: malt and caramel mixed with candied banana with hints of raisin and spice

a good quality beer that is the best in the coopers range. Will be interesting to taste again in a year or two.

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Vintage 2008

Poured into a mug glass.

Appearance: Pours a murky hazelnut brown with a fingernail of light lacing hugging the glass. The lacing doesn't dissipate as you drink this beer.

Smell: nose has light caramel, malts and grains with maybe some slight fruit esters.

Taste: flavorful with raisins, honey, malty cereal grains, nutty with a hint of apple. No real alcohol present.

Mouthfeel: Descent. Silky and smooth over the palate. Low carbonation.

Overall: Cellared from beer of the month club. This beer has mellowed throughout the cellaring process. However, I don't believe this has benefited the beer. Not as developed as I had hoped for this style.

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Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 377 ratings
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