Brewed by Coopers Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Regency Park, South Australia, Australia


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RATINGS: 1206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Coopers Sparkling Ale is brewed naturally by the centuries-old top fermentation method just as it was in the beginning by Thomas Cooper. This beer displays a solid head and a distinctive, full-bodied flavour enhanced by a soft, fruity character and the sediment which gives it a cloudy appearance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2003
I think the advertising was that this beer is 'cloudy but fine'. At least with this appearance we know that there is a good shot of residual yeast in the bottle that enables this beer to be kept like wine for a long time in the cellar. The ale characters of bananas, apples and slight cloveiness comes out, but bitterness is medium with little aroma. While it is called sparkling let the bubbles subside for a few minutes so it can be drunk without too much gas and at a more ambient temperature. I hadn't tasted this beer for two years while being overseas but when I had it on return it was a happy reunion with a trusted friend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4434) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2003
Syrupy looking blonde beer with a fruity/lightly hopped aroma. The flavour is lightly hopped and slightly watery. A good semi-sweet lightly hopped ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tedbasser (11) - SINGAPORE - MAY 5, 2003
It's weird. Reminds me of a cross between fake-champange-sparkling-grape-juice and a soft drink trying to mask itself as an ale. Still, it is rather refreshing but only in small doses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2003
Bottle. Poured correctly this is a good looking beer. Golden honey colour with solid beading head. Slightly sweet with good body texture. I like the malt and yeast combo on the taste. Has a long palate that you can savour. Drinks well for a while but it's best to get them as fresh a possible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4677) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2003
A nice change of pace. Bready ale aroma. Hazy bubbly beer, as the name suggests. A very clean-drinking beer. A little fruity, champagne-y. Clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2003
Cloudy golden amber. Pear, apple, banana malt nose. Small sticky head. Lots of carbonation. Light fruit, apples. Pale malts, yeast is real nice, finishes dry and clean. Very refreshing, drinkable brew. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2003
Aussie standard. If you can't go off with a case or two of this in Walgett, you go home Mr...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2003
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??

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2003
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2003
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.

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