WYSIWYG (20) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smell is not unpleasant. Some head, but not much. Taste is too bitter to be really enjoyable. Mouthfeel is ok. Aftertaste isn’t as bad as some.
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly cloudy, dark gold, with low carbonation and little to no head. Very fruity, sweet apple aroma. Somewhat typical coopers fruity flavour, but with a nice mellow hop finish and a hint of alcohol.
Nemo (100) - Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold clear colouring with a medium sized, shortish lasting head. Hint of malty/cookie aroma. Weak, watery and mildly bitter. Average.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled, in sunny Sydney. Bright golden body with a white shiny head serviced efficiently from below. Grain’y, adjunct aroma, similar to the Eastern European beers of Poland and Slovakia. Malty flavour with plenty of unsubtle alcohol up front. Warming with a sweet palate the beer does not leave you with a sense of value or exclusiveness that perhaps the marketing hype might want you to.
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not what I expected. Sadly the bloke that suggested this one is the same that gave me the Extra Strong Vintage Ale. Apparently heritage isn't quite the same as a vintage.
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite floral on the nose, sweet smell but quite dry finish. a fair bit of sugary, rich maltiness. very good but hard to finish many. Quality.
Trogdor (195) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
light honeyed malt with POR hop aroma.
light golden with light small creamy head.
mostly POR taste with hints of honeyed malt.
drying light bitterness that lingers dryly over a thin watery body.
my least favourite of the coopers range, I wish they would stop trying to get into macro territory.
Dredd (663) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2004
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I found this beer BAD BAD BAD BAD! This is a real dissapointment from the Coopers brewery. It is as if they had a think tank that said "We need a beer that will appeal to the average Australian, lets make something that is as bad as VB & Crown Lager". There is nothing redeeming here at all, it has a sour aroma and strong bitterness from what I assume is pride of ringwood hops. This also had a fuzzy biting mouthfeel akin to VB. This is as poor and sad as Empire Lager. Problem is fat businessmen with no taste will probably crap on as to which is better, this or Cascade.
Winefly (60) - KEW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad effort for a newy..It was quite enjoyable with nothing outstanding however to discuss more about. Slightly metalic.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2004
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Scores highly for appearance, everything else about this beer pretty much sucks. Tinned spaghetti, metal and cider aroma. Slight nuttiness which I also find in VB, slight sourness and a bit of bitterness hidden in there. Actually the more I drank the more I thought of VB, but from Coopers I expect (slightly) more. Fizzy. No good.