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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 1231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Pours a cloudy yellow with no head whatsoever. Has a fruity/soapy aroma followed with a malty flavor. Really not bad but seems to be missing something.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Winchester (75) - Struggle Town NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2003 A high quality drop. Coopers are renowned for there brewing excellence, and the sparkling ale typifies their skill and mastery.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2005 Very nice beer but I’m not a fan of the high alcohol content. I like to sit down to a nice quiet half a dozen without stumbling to bed afterwards.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Bottled. Good average beer for the summer. Tasted like any other blond.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2003
Nice yellowish hazy color with a nice white head. The taste is nice and fruity with a nice yeasty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Beer poors with no head and has a very cloudy amber color. Particulate matter ranged from tiny to pretty large. The aroma is light with a malty / pear aroma. The mouthfeel is sparkling with a medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6975) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2003
Drinking this while looking out over the Strait of Juan de Fuca of Puget Sound from the balcony of my motel in Port Townsend, Wa - so it is not a normal setting for a beer. Hard to get a read on this one - odd, day old grass clippings aroma. Appearance - looks like a light golden colored candle with the sediment floating around in slow motion. With each sip, the sediment re-situates itself like sunspots dancing around. Flavor, slightly sour - but not unpleasant. Tangy aftertaste. Other offerings from Cooper's much better.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
petefenelon (26) - ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2003
Almost as tart and fruity as a wheat beer - lively, goes brilliantly with spicy food.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2003 Genuine quality beer just like all the coopers range. Full flavour and fruity like a good ale, quite strong and ovepowering however. Has a cloudy appearance but tastes cleaner than it looks. Has a very favourable bitter finish. Needs just a little more malt.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (33428) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2003
An unclear orange beer with a small disappearing head. The aroma is faintly malty. The flavor is fresh, malty and feels sparkling on the tongue. Not a special beer - but maybe my hopes were too high after reading Michael Jacksons recommendation.


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