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Thomas Coopers Finest Export

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Formerly brewed at Coopers Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Regency Park, South Australia, Australia

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Note: Retired in November 2003.

Thomas Cooper Finest Export is brewed using a blend of distinctive and complimentary malts from the finest Australian barley. Choicest Pride of Ringwood hops are used early in the kettle boil, providing hop character with a clean palate. An ale yeast selected for its smoothly drinkable results is added to cause fermentation and the brew is finally matured in Coopers' cold cellar. The result is a very thirst-quenching beer of brilliant clarity which reflects both the history of Coopers Brewery as well as the country of its origin.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Muggus69 (1259) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
OLD NOTES JAN 25, 2004 Nothing too out of the ordinary on the aroma. Malt and a few faint hop aromas. Pours clean golden with a foamy head. The flavour itself reminded me more of a dark beer. Roasted malt body with a few light fruit flavours. Not too bad overall, but simple not that typical Coopers charm i’ve come to expect.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
Probably the worst bottle-conditioned beer I’ve ever had. Pours out a decent dark yellow/golden colour. Sweet fruity nose, the flavour has some vague weak hoppiness and inidistinct fruitiness. Decent malt biscuit flavour as well.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
highlandlad (1418) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2005
One of the most mediocre ales in the otherwise formidable Coopers line-up. There’s nothing especially bad about it but it has none of the character of the brewer’s best ales. It poured a golden lager colour with a small disappearing head. Distinctive nose with bubble gum, fruit and malt characters. Thin-to-medium body with a light, quenching palate. A session ale but short on character. (Bottle)

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nemo (100) - Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2004
Golden Amber colouring with a small foamy head. Floral, honey aroma. Dry, thin with a hint of roasted malt, floral and honey in the taste.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2004
POR, honey, light flowery hop and slight estery aromas. medium light golden colour with small smooth head. light dry honeyed malt flavour with light floral hop and slightly estery flavours. thin and drying with light to medium bitterness. A light sessional ale, pretty average.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2004
This beer did not do anything for me at all. Some old musty flavors and aromas. The taste is crisp, but bland with just a hint of hops and honey. Watery malt flavors are predominant. Unsatisfying.

1.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Choos (632) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2004
God I hated this, if I had of known it had Pride of Ringwood in it I would have laughed and walked away. This can be found in the same fridges as the other macro garbage in Australia and yep sure enough it's pasturised as well not one bit of yeast. Aroma was vomitous. Appearance was pissy yellow. Flavour is just the same as other Aussie macro lagers ie no noticeable malt, no fruit and no real hop character. Was ok on the palate not being too carbonated and having some mouthfeel. Overall the Pride of Ringwood resinous bittering didn't stick to my toungue as badly as other Aussie lager rubbish but this still got poured down the drain. Still had some months on the expirey date.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2003
Clear, unlike a regular coopers, a little bit rich but not too much. Very fruity, apricot and a few nectarines, full enough and flavoursome. Very simple but this beer is fantastic, everything that i like in a beer. Good work Thomas! Cheers.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2003
The problem with this is that it is not the great bottle conditioned ale that some other stablemates are. Therefore the perception is that it just isn't a Coopers. Silly I know, but the problem here is that the beer falls down in the flavour and character stakes. The mention of POR as a positive always leaves me cold as this hop just doesn't do anything but provide some bitterness. Clearly thsi beer will put hair on your chest, as evidenced by the beard on the lable that looks like it extends to Tom's pubes.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2003
Bottled, Sydney. The second beer I had after stepping off the plane (Tooheys Old, mothers milk, was first). Golden amber with a shinny white head. Soft malts, caramel and vanilla. Easy drinking but not memorable. Most Coopers beers distinguish and differentiate themselves, this doesn’t, quite.


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