beerledgend (1145) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 1, 2006
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Another filtered Coopers beer, whatís happening!!! Pale gold colour with big white head that disappears quickly. No aroma, sweet malty taste, dry finish. Again that word premium.
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 29, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear yellow with a decent head. Typical pale lager aroma. Tastes as you would expect, except a little sweeter. Not a big fan of the style but better than most horse piss that macros put out.
Suttree (4452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear gold, with a thin white head. Grainy / cereal-y aroma. Nice and crisp, with a bit of viscosity in the body. Not a whole lot going on here, but but seems to be well made.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 30/09/2006. Half pint at Pig and Whistle in the Sunshine Plaza at Maroochydore.
Pale gold, white head that holds and laces strongly. The nose and flavour are simple and similar: fresh, dry, crisp and grassy, with background stony mineral notes. Mild bitterness. Light weight and medium carbonation. Similar to the Original Pale Ale but a lot cleaner. Fresh, cold and drinkable on a warm spring afternoon (29c). Everyone below is giving Coopers grief but if they have to sell a lager to stay in the game, then sell a bloody lager... Anyone who canít stomach this one shouldnít be able to stomach the Pale or the Sparkling either because itís not all that different boys. Get a grip.
Nicko (191) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fairly standard looking lager; light golden. Not much carbonation. (very)Slight fruity citrus aromas. Lacking bitterness.
Dredd (638) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2006
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
This is just dire. Iíd sum the review up with that, but Ratebeer insist on 100 words. In summary, skunky aroma pours with beer that has a pleasent appearence and reasonable head retention. All good until you taste it, Pride of Ringwood Hops bonanza, I canít really discern the Saaz in this. slight sweentess in the malts with some metallic flavours and wet cardboard.
Finger crossed they donít balls up the vintage ale 2006.
gordondusty (9) - USA - JUN 2, 2006 does not count
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
I can barely find the words. Coopers once had a proud product that screamed quality & craft (even). I know what to think of this beer but I am disappointed to write it so I will leave this like the flavour, body & aroma left the bottle
ALLOVATE (2098) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sully pretty much summed it up by saying how well Highlandlad had summed it up. So Iíll refrain from laughing and pass my opinions through into an honest rating. Poured a rather sunny shade of gold, quite clear with very fine carbonation raising up to a dense, lather of white foam that lasted and left some legs. Appearance was just above the average of the other 2000 Aussie pale lagers. Quite subtle in aroma but what I did get had warning signs on it. Lightly tinny edge to a weird blend of vinegar and nail polish remover alongside some nasties usually associated with high gravity brewing. Light notes of castor sugar lace the tongue with a hint of peppery Saaz hops in the back before all íPrideí in the finish. If you could hold it in the mouth without swallowing, this would possibly pass as a decent lager, but alas this is not wine-tasting. Light in body and it slowly sinks into soapy on the tongue as it warms. Aftertaste was a killer and reminded me of younger days swilling cans of Export with that lovely metal shards and rusty nail flavour. Thereís not enough in this one to excite, and with the pressure now coming from inside the ranks of Cooperís, beers like this arenít going to save them. Disappointing!!! (375mL, No Use-by, Intíl Beer Shop, W. Leederville)
madquacker (949) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This is a dull, dire and boring beer. Water with some malt. Extra points off co Coopers should know better.
theread (51) - Wagga Wagga, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2006
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I thought with the Coopers name this would have something a little different from the usual, mass produced lagers, especially their so called premium labels.
Unfortunately, I was wrong. This has little to distinguish it from any other average Australian bottled lager. While better than my poor beer yardsitck, VB, it is not worth extra for a stubby. IT smells, looks and tastes like anything mass produced about the traps.