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Thomas Coopers Selection Artisan Reserve

Brewed by Coopers Brewery
Style: Pilsener
Regency Park, South Australia, Australia


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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In the finest Bavarian tradition, Artisan Reserve has been crafted from an all malt brew with Hallertau Tradition hops. with low temperature fermentation and an extended maturation, this unpasteurized Pilsner reflects the joy of tasting beer fresh from the brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omega (781) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 7, 2014
"fresh from the brewery" - pity this part is lost when trying here in NZ. Vibrancy lost. Sad Panda.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StevieT (894) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2014
From a bottle. Pours clear amber, minimal head, dry finish, very malty, mild fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jado (624) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2014
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a perfectly clear golden amber with a fluffy white head and moderate carbonation. Aromas are faint but some grass, apple, cracker and citrus come through. Taste is sweet apple at the front end before some prickly hops emerge. Gentle citrus at the end. Seems like there might be something reminiscent of Belgian yeast in there. As pilsners go, this is quite a good one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ronthechef (16) - - FEB 1, 2015
Clean looking crisp and flavourful but not what you expect from a coopers . Unpasteurised but not bottle conditioned but very fresh tasting

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (1079) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2014
BB 12Nov14. Poured a clear golden colour with a one- to two-finger white foamy head that retained well and laced OK. Carbonation very high and coarse. Aroma of yeast and a hint of grainy malt. Taste strongly of semi-sweet malt and with a subtle bitterness; pretty bland on the flavour side. Light body, a bit watery. Clean with a slightly sour finish. Turns sour as the beer warms. More lager-like than pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3998) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
375ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Rating from March 2014. Pretty decent beer, considering that it is a pilsener.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RafeAU (308) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2014
This has more flavour than most Australian lagers and is quite a bit better than the usual tasteless stuff. but it’s still just a fairly mild lager - nothing remarkable here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
Clear yellow gold with big white head and some lace on the glass. Aromas of grains, herbs and crackers. Light medium body, near citrus herbal hop character lightly sour, crisp and lightly sweet on the finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2540) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014
Medium gold, translucent, with big, clingy carbonation and a soppy, short-lived crown. Dry, grassy and herbal, peppery hop and dusty, sundrenched grains on the nose with just a hint of lemon zest. Quite soft and supple on the palate. Nice backbone of pilsner malt and a bready, toasted malt mid-palate. Good body, quite firm with a dusty, peppery hop tail and plenty of sour, citric zing in the finish. Nice, well held bitterness matches the spiciness of it whilst the balance of malt and hop is sublime. It holds well even as it warms. This is wonderfully quaffable stuff. I’m impressed. One COoper’s I’ll certainly stock the fridge with come Summer. Delicious. (355mL, BB 06/10/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Davros (2197) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2014
Pours gold with a fading white head. Nose shows straw, spicy hops, clean light malt. Pretty basic, pretty clean. Light flavours. Straw, cardboard, vegetal notes and some spicy hops. Body feels watery. Overcarbed.

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