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Brewed by Coopers Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Regency Park, South Australia, Australia

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RATINGS: 1261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Coopers Sparkling Ale is brewed naturally by the centuries-old top fermentation method just as it was in the beginning by Thomas Cooper. This beer displays a solid head and a distinctive, full-bodied flavour enhanced by a soft, fruity character and the sediment which gives it a cloudy appearance.

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2.7
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2005
Highly overrated in Australia, but its not bad. THe typical cloudiness of a coopers product. Highly carbonated, with a diminishing white head. Lightly fruity, with very noticeable banana esters. Dry bitter finish that is a little clumsily balanced and slightly astringent.

3.9
scotty (1208) - SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2005
I’ve been drinking this ale on and off for many years( availability in this part of the country is erratic at best!) and I’ve NEVER been able to pour it without some yeast ending up in the glass. This time was no exception, good gold colour tho, head little more than a few bubbles clinging to the glass. Marvellous aroma of fruity hops, palate just explodes with an intruiging mix of flavours, very satisfying. A long finish confirms the quality of this lovely beer, dont be put off by the hazy appearance. This bottle came from Safeway, but has been delisted...again!

2.9
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 31, 2005
No matter how careful it is poured, sediment will get into your glass. Pours a cloudy light golden color with a white, fizzy, short-lived head that leaves virtually no lacing. The aroma is of light sweet fruitness with lots of yeast and hints of malt. The first part of the taste is bitter sweet fruit. The slightly dry bitter aftertaste leaves your mouth feeling clean and refreshed.

2.2
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2007 I am a big fan of their Vintage Ale but thus far the other products from this company have not impressed me. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy golden color with lots of floaters and a medium sized white head. The aroma is light and sweet. The flavor is reminiscent of your typical pale lager with just a bit more character than you usually find there. The beer is heavily carbonated which I do not care much for at all.

3.8
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2005
Classic Australian ale sometimes known as "Scoopers Parkling" for its capacity for tying your tongue in knots. (That 5.8% abv catches up with you after a few.) The red label is a welcome sight when you walk into a standard Australian pub and stare gloomily along the rows of ’premium lagers’ for something with a bit of character. Bottle-fermented, which means plenty of cloudy sediment however carefully you pour it. (I’ve been drinking the sediment for years without any ill effects.) It pours a cloudy orange colour with a light, frothy head. The nose is yeasty and mouth-wateringly fruity. Thin-to-medium bodied. Quenching citrus fruit characters. Terrific hot-weather drinking and well suited to the local climate. (Bottle)

3
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Poured carefully from a 12-oz. bottle, this still was filled with yeast slowly drifting about the glass. Very hazy orange tan in color with little of any head, this had a nice mild fruity aroma atop a light malt background. Sweet with both pome and citrus fruit flavors, the malt taste was rather drowned. Has a slightly bitter fruit finish, mainly orange.

2.7
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Another Osama store beer...bottle poured a murky off yellow with tons of floaties!! Smallish head and almost no lacing. Aroma was a bit sweet and malty with a flavor of ripe fruits and citris. Not bad at all maybe a little dull, boring, but not bad.

3.2
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2007 The only good thing i have to say about this beer is the aroma, it was very promising, flowery, yeasty and bubblegum, the flavor was dissapointing, it was really weak, a little bit citusy and fruity and very dry with some acidicy, strong carbonation, not very enjoyable beer but not a bad one niether.

3.7
muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2004
12.7 oz bottle sampled from an extra-special-cold glass stein at the Old Chicago in Rockford, IL. Massively yeast-flecked thick opaque amber, big dying head...I’ve never seen a beer with more floaties, they are suspended as if in heavily salty water, fascinating...nose is yeasty and cobwebby-dusty dry...body light and dry edging to real bitterness at the finish, with hints of dried rosemary and pepper following on a short, sweet lemony midsection that helps keep it from being too dusty to drink. In a strange way this reminded me of Orval, though not nearly as funky or original. Quite interesting and tasty overall.

3
IndianaRed (4647) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2004
Bootle Pours a cloudy light brown/tan. Minimal head and thin but smooth lacing. Aroma is very tart lemony. Flavors are malty and musty. Hops are a bit citrusy. Yeat flavor is up front as well. ABV is undetectable. Easy to drink but bland and a bit A good summer beer I expect.


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