Birell
Coopers Brewery Limited

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Style:
Low Alcohol Beer
Ranked #58
ABV:
0.5%
Score:
66
Ranked #48,494
Avg:
2.65 | pDev: 36.23%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
13
From:
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Australia
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
66
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Reviews by Young-Husband:
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Young-Husband

3.78/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured this in a Pilsner glass

Great lasting head retention. Foamy lacing.

Nice malty smell nothing offensive.

Mouthfeel is a lot like a full strength beer not a light beer.

Malty and sweet not too much bitterness.The taste reminds me off the Coopers Homebrew concentrates before fermentation.

You gotta look at this beer for what it is and not compare it to your favorite full strength beer. Coopers could do a lil better but great for what it is.

Mar 30, 2012
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shambeano from Australia

2.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

375 ml bottle, best before 24/12/2020. Poured into a tulip glass.
Look: Very clear light amber, with about .5-1 cm of bubbly head which quickly fades to a thin film.
Smell: Sweet, cereal grain, malty, a little hop coming through, but its pretty generic.
Taste: Sweetness really comes through here, a little hop bitterness towards the end. Not unpleasant, but there's not really that much happening, it is just very plain.
Feel: Lighter bodied, tingle of carbonation, that little bit of bitterness does round out the feel okay though, touch drying at the end.
Overall: I'm really trying to judge based on style, but even still, it doesn't taste bad, it just doesn't taste good either.

Feb 05, 2020
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diablo14 from Illinois

1/5  rDev -62.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

yuk yuk yuk. all i can say is that somebody out there must drink this, lord knows why. id rather drink water. i have to stop conducting these sorts of experiments on myself. this birrell feels like it poses a threat to my wellbeing in some way. putrid!!!

Dec 13, 2003
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Weizenmensch from Japan

3.4/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

This is a good alternative to beer for those who have quit for a while as part of a new year's resolution! It's definitely better served ice-cold, and when this is done it is very refreshing, malty and has a familiar ale hops taste I am having trouble identifying.

It's a "brewed soft drink", not a beer, and bearing in mind that the alcohol content plays a major part in the overall flavour of a beer, this is a pretty good, refreshing substitute. This is no Grand Cru, but for its style - an "ultra-light" beer even minors can buy - it's worth the meagre price of 90c a can.

Jan 15, 2005
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jarmby1711 from Australia

3.26/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks as good as any macro lager in a glass
Plae with a nice head.
No unpleasant metallics in the smell and the taste while subtle is hoppy enough to refresh and malty enough to know it is beer.
It tends to fade on the palate a bit quickly and after 2 stubbies was becoming quite watery .
However for a 'soft drink' with a little bit of punch I think it is pretty good

Jan 01, 2008
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goodbyesoberday from Australia

2.89/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear and golden with low head. Upfront aroma of mature apple that flows through to the palate along with a prominent unfermented malt character that also lingers on aroma further in. Good body with a slight metallic underlay.

Pregnant women and recovering alcoholics watch out, I'd drink these on a hot day if I had to.

Jan 20, 2009
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Finite from Australia

3.35/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer is an alternative to the standard beers available at bottle shops, so biased on the fact it’s targeted for a low alcohol market I will be marking without bias and with that in consideration.

It pours a nice pale straw with a good head, but reasonably poor retention and little to no lacing. Smells sweet and fruity with a prominent hop smell. I’m surprised at the sweetness of this brew. It’s fruity and but not bitter at all and there is little to know after taste.

However it does supply a refreshing low alcoholic alternative to beer when in a pickle. It pretty much the best you could get it tasting without a higher alcohol content.

I wil go most beers in the world before this one. With that being said, considering the market the company is trying to hit, I think its a great idea for those who dont or cant drink alcohol much and they have pulled it off pretty well.

Nov 27, 2005
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Macca from Australia

2.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It pours with a decent head but this quickly drops away and leaves no retention. It is a very clear pale straw colour. There is a grainy aroma that dominates with perhaps a touch of sweetness coming through. The sweetness is very evident on the palate. Other than that there isn't much else and it is very short.

A decent attempt at making an alcohol free beer taste ok, but only just ok.

Nov 19, 2008
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BILF from Israel

3.5/5  rDev +32.1%

Oct 27, 2014
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philphilphil from Australia

3.1/5  rDev +17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is as good as any lager, big head though.
Smell is mild malts and inoffensive.
Taste is pretty much the same.
Mouthfeel is thin, kinda average.
Overall a 3.5 because it's a decent shot at a NA beer. I think coopers could do better though.

Apr 14, 2011
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magpieken from Australia

1/5  rDev -62.3%

Apr 08, 2013
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Stuckey_Stuckey from Australia

2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Aug 09, 2014
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Keithbruning

1/5  rDev -62.3%

Dec 06, 2014
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Beer rating: 66 out of 100 with 13 ratings