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

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RATINGS: 690   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Bottle conditioned.
Brewed with choice malts and an extended top fermentation. This naturally conditioned ale experiences interactions between the robust malt, hop and yeast characteristics, to exhibit an intriguing journey of flavour development over a period of five years when stored under cellar conditions.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrunkenCumquat (86) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2005
Bottled. Wow, yeah! Great, complex flavours and aromas: orange, malt, prunes, hops, flowers, wood, alcohol, yeast, caramel... it’s all there. Good mouthfeel and a nice aged aftertaste, makes you think of oak barrels or something like that. Very highly reccomended.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alepig666 (78) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2009
Fresh from the local bottle shop, sampling temp about 10 degrees celsius. Pours hazy dark gold, a little darker than the Sparkling ale. Strong aroma of malts and caramel, with a touch of citric hops and some mild oak. Started with a mild hop bitterness, then smooth malt and caramel comes to the forefront, alcohol is noticeable but nowhere near what you’d expect for 7.5% alcohol. Finish is smooth and malty on the swallow followed by a long lasting mild bitter finish. The quality of Vintage Ale varies from bottle to bottle and can change dramatically over time, so don’t write it off completely if your first experience is sub par, because if you get a really good one you’ll be hard pressed to find a better brew. Well worth buying a 6 pack and trying at intervals of 4 to 6 months, although it’s great straight off the shelf too. Excellent stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 10, 2004
Batch 4-OCT/2002 Dark orange with a reddish tint. Good head that settled to a thin layer. Some lacing down the glass. Large bits of sediment floating in the glass. I should have read the bottle closer. I didn't realize it was bottle conditioned. Nice orange/citrus flavor with a hint of nuttiness. Decent mouth-feel but could have done without with the floaties.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fsquirrel29 (76) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Right on the borderline of being too hoppy, but otherwise a nice beer. It says it’s an English Strong ale, but I thought it was more like an ESB.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Winchester (75) - Struggle Town NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2003
Initial thoughts are good. Tasty and strong. But then the aftertaste kicked in. Very bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2005
October 2002 edition Apperance: A nice dark reddish brown hue, with very little head that faded quickly. Aroma: It is an english style so its somewhat mild, but its got a little spiceness that reminds me of coriander but not quite. Flavor: Rather mild and unassuming at first, as it warms a little bit the malt and sweet toffee comes out, and I’m pretty sure theres a touch of coriander in it, which is unusal for a strong ale style, but welcome. Slightly wet/oily and refreshing finish. Its high ABV was well hidden but the effects could be felt by a little warming at the end. Overall: At first I didn’t think much, now I think this is pretty decent stuff. One of the finer ESA’s I’ve had.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stumblor (64) - - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle from the local off license. Pours like beef stock, almost no head, resin like bubble formation. Smells of licorice and burnt caramel. Tastes of aniseed, dark malt, cooking chocolate. Tastes better than I thought it would! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sw (63) - USA - AUG 24, 2009
2006 Vintage. Pours a deep reddish amber. Plenty of autolosis/funkiness/dustiness with a hint of hotness. Palate is all rich raisins and fruitcake. With a definant sweet fortified port flavour. This beer kind of reminds me of a mixture of belgian blonde, sparkling ale, and dubbel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankcolub (61) - Ashbury, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2009
Bottle, pours a cloudy amber with thin tan head...smelled malty sweet,fruity..taste is sweet and lightly citric , with hoppy yeast characteristics.nice mouthfeel...clean sweet finish...good beer,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spanner (60) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2004
The Cooper's lads are fucking geniuses. A mule0kicker that almost drinks itself. Spanner.


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