Coopers Light Beer | Coopers Brewery Limited

Coopers Light BeerCoopers Light Beer
15 Ratings
Coopers Light BeerCoopers Light Beer

Brewed by:
Coopers Brewery Limited

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 06-08-2002

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of spycow
2.27/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.34/5  rDev +61.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Medium gold clear under a smallish short lasting white head. Very faint stale hops aroma.Thin watery body with a hint of biscuity grainy malt and chemical bitter flavours.

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Photo of Andrewziggy
2.74/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

One of the best light beers I've tried

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Photo of SmashPants
2.52/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Format: a standard 375mL brown stubby with a decent Coopers label.

Appearance: looks a pretty ordinary and flat light yellow with a fizzing white head that fritters away to nothing. Looks pretty ordinary.

Aroma: quite an unpleasant aroma of cheap cereal grain and a kind of funk. Not nice at all.

Taste: after the aroma this is surprisingly decent. Sweet grain and some hop bitterness. Fairly light, but decent for a 2.9% ABV.

Aftertaste: not much in the way of aftertaste, which is fair considering the low ABV. A touch of awkward bitterness sneaks through.

Mouth feel: too light in body with a moderate carbonation. Not brilliant.

Overall: if you have to drink a light, this is a reasonably priced and not bad light. Tastes like a light lager though, not a light Coopers. I'd really just rather have one less full strength.

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Photo of Breeza
3.5/5  rDev +69.1%

A: Clear straw/gold with minimal carbonation, thin head.

S: Very hoppy and wheat.

T: I quite liked this, but maybe it is because I have been drinking the same light beer for a while so this is a change for me. There is a bitterness to it which I would associate with a heavier beer so that earned points for me.

M: Typical light- bit watery, but the aftertaste really made up for this.

Overall I'll be having more of this beer over the Christmas period because it is a bit different from other lights I have had, but nonetheless it could definitely become my go to light of choice.

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Photo of Stuckey_Stuckey
2.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of dmorgan310
1.75/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
1/5  rDev -51.7%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
1.05/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pours an insipid, flat and extremely light golden colour, with a futzy fizzling mess of large bubbles that crackle down to a ponderous scum. Fine carbonation but nothing to work with, with such a light and lugubrious body. Looks pretty bad.

Nose is pale and adjuncty, with a whiff of horrific thin malt character that I would suspect is rice or corn if it didn't declare otherwise on the bottle. Under it is that infamous PoR earthy stench, that sets off an otherwise light and insipid aroma, turning it into something actually offensive.

Taste is watery, with a grainy sweetness through the middle to back, before the malignant aftertaste of earthy devilhops and a flavour unlike unwashed, mouldy fermenter yeastcake. Of course, to top it all off, even though the flavours it has are really extremely unpleasant, the flavour overall is muted and lacking—true, this means it doesn't smear everything in your face, but it's also as though the beer is lethargic as well as unpleasant.

Genuinely offensive, even by the low standards of Australian light lagers. Really, Coopers could be doing better than this—it saddens me to think that they probably brew it because there's a market for it.

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Photo of Macca
2.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This pours a honey golden colour with a minimal head that disappears quickly.

The nose is all green apples with a little sweet maltiness.

Flavour is ok for what it is. Some sweet malts and even a very vague touch of hoppiness. Not enough to give it any real bitterness.

Ok mouthfeel.

For a light beer this is ok as long as you don't smell it first.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
1.46/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours pale gold with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows bacon with dirty malt and rotten vegetable. I thought there may be some hops in here, but the rotten vegetables are just too strong. Horrible. Absolute crap aroma. Massive bacon and vegetables.
Flavours are somewhat better, mainly because they're incredibly faint. Some bacon and vegetable stew still shows, but then sweet malt takes over with absolutely no bitterness whatsoever to follow.
Very light body, low carbonation as well which doesn't do well to dry out the excessive sweetness.

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Photo of LittleCreature
1.29/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appearance - 2.5
Pours a finger of bubbly white head that reduced to a thin, patchy layer over a clear gold body.

Smell - 1.0
Tart green apples, a little sulphury. Not good.

Taste - 1.0
Possibly not in the best condition. Has a flavour that reminds me of dodgy homebrew "lagers" - somewhat cidery and vinegary - particularly bad seeing as there is very little malt or hop character to hide it. To make matters worse, a little diacetyl becomes noticeable with warming.

Mouthfeel - 2.0
Feels quite strange in the mouth, moderately carbonated, not as light as a pale, low alcohol lager should be.

Drinkability - 1.5
Finishing one was tricky enough, won't be trying it again.

I sincerely hope that this beer is not in prime condition, because if it is, it is a travesty that such a beer would come out of the Coopers brewery.

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Photo of joecast
2.37/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

looks a bit odd in an arrogant bastard glass. other than that, pale, clear, light carbonation, and a steady, white, 1cm frothy head.

aroma has some sort of twang. funky hops maybe. slight skunk is the technical term i think.

very light hop/malt contribution to the taste. label states "all malt" but its lost as far as i can tell.

knowing coopers other beers, this could have been so much better. instead of producing something with some flavor and character, they ended up with a mediocre, flavorless beer. seems like they took the macro approach to light lager. disappointing.

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Photo of Weizenmensch
1.66/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Appearance: Nice Champagney pilsener, pale gold colour. Very impressive head retention. Carbonation also impressive. Lacing is good also.

Smell: Rank! Overpowered by the smell of unfermented malt. No pleasant hop smell - disgusting, frankly, even for a light beer.

Taste: Unfermented malt grossout continues on the palate. On the tongue, it's not all bad news - there's a refreshing hop grassiness, and there's a pretty nice aftertaste. This tastes very similar to Cooper's Birell, and if you're drinking light because you feel like a beer but have to drive, you might as well have one of those alcohol-free ones. For a beer, this is rather shite.

Mouthfeel: Good but spoilt by the taste. Smooth and fairly full-bodied.

Drinkability: Just have a soft drink instead!

Notes: Why are the "Regency" series (Light and Draught) so different from the original coopers ales? Regencies have a different logo design, poorer taste and are not bottle fermented. Give up on this line Coopers - there are plenty of lousy lights and draughts out there without decent brewers producing more of them.

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Photo of rastaman
1.5/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

OK, as far as lights go, boring still, no real flavour to speak of, and too mineral watery for me, not interesting, but i guess slightly drinkable.

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