Frank (3901) - 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 (1787) - 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.
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
3fourths (9019) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours light a thing, aroma was weak but sweet, and taste was watery, but with a nice yeasty flavor. Yeast particles were left at the bottom of the glass, but gave the last drink slightly more body.
CapFlu (5096) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a thin dissipating white head and a gold body. Faint malt aroma. Slight of taste with a Yeast and fruit finish. Good.
GregClow (3098) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2003 Original Rating: Pours a cloudy apple juice colour with absolutely no head. Very faint aroma of malt & a bit of fruit (pear?). Very little body - verging on being flat, in fact, which makes me wonder if I got a bad bottle. The flavour is nice, however - a mellow combo of malt, mild yeast, and some acidic fruit with a crisp finish. I'll have to try another bottle... Re-Rate: I think my first bottle was off a bit, as this second one had more body & carbonation to it, and poured with a moderate head. So I've bumped it up a couple of points.