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


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RATINGS: 1238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   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 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sonofBoags (11) - launceston, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2003
Sweet fruity beer with a unique taste, sediment gives yeast and character. Golden colour and a taste to match, coopers just cant go wrong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3957) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2003
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Panzuriel (1823) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2003
Decent honey colored liquid. Nice hoppy aroma good hop flavor coming out at the end of the flavor. Slightly cloudy. Nice head. Good texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2003
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
This is my first beer from Coopers, and I'm already pleasantly surprised, simply by the appearance. A nice, light gold with some little sediment and almost snowy white head. The aroma is a little weak, as is the flavor. this lacks any character or boldness to set it apart. As such, it's fairly good, but nothing extraordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2003
This one pours a very cloudy, pale golden color with yeast particles floating throughout. The head was ver small, fizzy, and dissipated into nothing very rapidly. The aroma is sweet and slightly nutty. The flavor is slightly fruity, with a hint of yeast and a sweet, lingering finish. Interesting fruity flavor and refreshing qualities make this a decent beer, but nothing to get excited about.

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