Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aussie standard. If you can't go off with a case or two of this in Walgett, you go home Mr...
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2003
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
1/4 draught: I remember it being better than this :(. Yeasty aroma with stale hop smell. Cloudy yellow-amber colour with small white head. Sweet/fruity and yeast taste, but with an astringent stale tang to it. Rather thin body too. I remember it being better, maybe it was an old keg??
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is pleasantly grassy/hoppy---on the light side...Color is a cloudy bronze/gold with moderate white head---patchy lace...As for flavor, grassy tanginess rides shotgun with assertive hoppy bite...Malt provides little flavor support but adds nicely to the body. The finish is medium dry and slightly spicy. overall, this offers nothing truly distinguished, but the hops do come through smartly, and it has more than adequate body...I'm not generally fond of blonds (ales, that is!)...This is better than most.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy off-yellow, very hazy. Nose not good, oddly sour, bit ugly. Flavor is very crisp, a bit tart and musty, some lemony sweetness. Hard to characterize, but quite interesting. Have to try one on a hot day, think the refreshment value of this would up the rating somewhat.
sonofBoags (11) - launceston, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet fruity beer with a unique taste, sediment gives yeast and character. Golden colour and a taste to match, coopers just cant go wrong.
Frank (2733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasing golden color. Lots of sediment and a heavy haze. Fruity aroma. Alcohol and yeasty esters also present. Somewhat sour (in a good way). Fruity and sweet. Low hop presence but it's not needed.
Panzuriel (1282) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent honey colored liquid. Nice hoppy aroma good hop flavor coming out at the end of the flavor. Slightly cloudy. Nice head. Good texture.
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy, but becoming fine. Classic words describing this classic beer. Sediment in the bottle for the discerning beer drinker. Arguably the best beer in Australia. Hints of fruits all through this one, with a long, dry finish.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coopers Sparkling Ale is a golden coloured ale with ample yeast sediments in the bolttle. It is distinctly hoppy with late hopping in evidence. Overall it gives the impression of being a slightly "dirty" beer with some typical yeast and dry hop flavours in evidence.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This poured translucent light golden, but out of habit I swirled the last bit around in the bottle and was surprised to get a big cloud of yeast. Then I tasted it. This is one of the most indistinct beers I've ever had. I think the yeast added more flavor than anything else. Furthermore, the description on the side of the bottle (not the one displayed here) insinuates that the sediment is something special that resulted from all the "wonderful flavor" they added, as opposed to a natural by-product of fermentation.