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Coopers Thomas Cooper’s Selection Celebration Ale

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Brewed by Coopers Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Regency Park, South Australia, Australia

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Coopers Brewery has released a new beer to mark its 150th anniversary. Coopers Celebration Ale is a hops-driven traditional ale with a dark-red hue that is distinctly different in style to Coopers’ other beers. It incorporates three different hops varieties – Centennial from the USA, Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand and Pride of Ringwood from Australia – to produce a beer that displays strong estery characteristics. Coopers’ Managing Director, Dr Tim Cooper, said Celebration Ale had been specifically brewed to mark Coopers’ 150th anniversary. However, if it proved popular, strong consideration would be given to making it a regular Coopers’ line. “We think Celebration Ale will appeal to those who enjoy slightly hoppier styles of beer,” he said. “At 5.2% abv, it has a rich aroma of fruity esters with a slight hint of citrus and has a warm finish on the palate. It is also slightly more bitter than other Coopers ales.” Dr Cooper said the release of Celebration Ale had been timed to coincide as closely as possible to 150 years from the day that Thomas Cooper made his first commercial brew, on 13th May 1862.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sandog_au (37) - Gladstone, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2015
Pours a cloudy dark copper colour with a creamy off white head. Earthy yeast aroma with a hint of fruit spice. Hint of grapefruit bitterness balances a mild malt backbone.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ANZUShophunter (60) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2015
From bottle into shaker glass. Pours pale amber with pillowy head and late cloudiness from the yeast sediment. A bit sharp on the palate. Mas o menos.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TedE (453) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2015
355ml bottle into glass. Faint fruity hop nose. Dark amber/red beer with small white head. Looks like an aquarium with multiple particles and bubbles moving up and down! Pretty amazing to watch. Clean light mouthfeel, less carbonated then you would expect. Orange juice finish with a little malt. Has an ABV of 5.2%, looks like it should be chewy but drinks like a refreshing light summer ale. Curious but very pleasant.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ronthechef (18) - - FEB 2, 2015
Not bad not great lots of yeasty sediment, amber with some caramel notes . Carbonation was light but adequate overall a little disappointing . A ale that walks the walk but sure doesn't talk the talk

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dervock (595) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle - pours amber with big white head. Soap, orange and malt. Taste is a bit thin and the palate watery. Doesn’t really go anywhere.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wvhoran (393) - Tasmania, - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle. Dense hazy amber colour with a small off-white head. The aroma is bready with caramel malts and a lightly spicy yeast character. The flavour has a pleasant tart edge but is too simple--caramel malts and yeast. Lightly bitter yeasty final.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (786) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 7, 2014
Like a fuller richer Coopers Sparkling, this is actually quite soft on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kurtos (119) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a nice hazy Amber colour rich with carbonation and fragments of yeast sediment lingering around. Taste, Quite earthy malt flavours, modest flavours of pine coupled well with green apple and lemon flavours. Overall. quite a good beer which has characteristics that seem to be remnant of other coopers Beers

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jado (649) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy amber-brown with a small but lasting white head. Aromas are caramel, apple pie, grass and grapefruit zest. Taste is sweet malt at first before a crisp citrus zest bitterness kicks in. Falls away at bit at the back end to a dry finish. Light fruity aftertaste. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StevieT (962) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
From a bottle. Pours cloudy dull amber, lasting white head, malty aroma and backbone. Not bad.


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