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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%
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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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ineedbeer (2153) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Aroma is mostly cracker and biscuit but there is also a bit of a honey note. there is a faint earthy hop character but it is pretty faded. Fairly bready and yeasty. Poured a very cloudy pale gold with a thin white head that quickly recedes to the edges. I thought I did a good job of leaving the yeast behind but clearly not. Flavor starts with some slightly sweet cracker and biscuit malt notes. There is also some honey to the flavor but less than in the aroma. A fairly assertive bitterness is present, moderately high compared to the malt profile. Low to medium low hop flavor - earthy and woodsy. Slight astringency in the dry finish. The finish also has a bit of a yeasty flavor. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall this is an alright beer, but I wouldn't call it good. It probably doesn't help that it was 11 months old by the time it reached me. I think I would like a bit yet yeast character and a bit more hop character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
Marcoeloco (1) - - JUL 24, 2017 does not count
This is a very simple honest tasting beer. Basically a pumped up pale ale and for me it ticks all the boxes including price. It shows what can be done with one one hop some good malt and a good yeast. Its been around for a long while and still stands tall as a a great beer.

5
Orblover (2) - Wakefield, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 21, 2017 does not count
This is what I always thought beer should taste like, plain and simple. The beer, though, is neither plain nor simple, but full of taste and malty as a good glass of ale should be. No BS to give about aromas or nose. Just good, consistent flavor and satisfaction.

3.4
roldano (138) - - JUL 5, 2017
Espuma blanca que se disipa rápidamente, color naranja oscuro y turbio con bastantes burbujas brotando constantemente, aroma ligero a lúpulo, sabor suave con notas amargas

3.2
jann3 (385) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2017
Hazy golden with a small head. Malty aroma with fruity notes. Taste is mostly malty but has some dryish grapefruit flavour and a hint of alcohol. Tasty and well balanced brew. (375ml bottle from a random liquor store in Sydney)

5
Asing1950 (4) - - JUN 19, 2017 does not count
Love this beer !!! I found out about Coopers Sparkling Ale over forty years ago and even the taste is definitely "unique" once you have tried this beer you will want to come back for more. Excellent taste and the "cloudy" colour adds to the appeal!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
MarcoBasile (424) - DENMARK - JUN 15, 2017
I’m trying my first ever Australian Sparkling Ale today. And ofcourse it’s the one from Coopers Brewery. It comes in at 5.8% ABV. A sparkling ale is a top-fermented golden colored ale originated in Adelaide, Australia. This pours a cloudy golden body with quite a bit of sediment at the bottom of the glass. The aroma is fruity, and slightly hoppy – I’m not getting a whole lot out of it otherwise. The taste is quite malty with some yeasty and zesty undertones. There’s some fruityness coming through at the end though! To be honest I’m quite disappointed – I maybe expected some crazy carbonation with a stinging mouthfeel. But all in all it’s almost just like a regular golden ale. Very solid but nothing to write home about.

3.3
Rubin77 (2120) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 3, 2017
F: small, white, quick gone to thin film. C: golden, hazy, a lot of yeasty debris floating in. A: malty, biscuit, fruity, bready, touch of caramel, floral. T: malty, fruity, orange, biscuits, caramel, floral, peach, old Australian interpretation of this style, medium body, medium to high carbonation, not bad, may be too sweet but for beer from contrary side of earth ok, BB: 23/06/18, 37,5cl bottle from Whole Foods Market in Kensington, London.

2.9
MohaBeer (284) - Lima, PERU - MAY 13, 2017
Color amarillo intenso con opacidad, espuma moderada con adherencia. Malta maltoso moderado, notas tostadas, lúpulo especiado moderado-moderado bajo, ésteres a miel moderado alto, mango moderado bajo, melanoidina. En boca tibieza alcohólica, malta maltoso moderado, notas tostadas, lúpulo especiado moderado-moderado bajo, ésteres a miel moderado alto, fenol a pimienta blanca. Final maltoso-especiado en balance con amargor sin astringencia, con cuerpo medio y buena carbonatación.

3.2
djcampbell (159) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 12, 2017
Pro mě hodně dobré zajímavé pivo s příjemnou chutí, typickou pro Belgii. Zajímavý zážitek.

2.9
z87 (47) - Frydek-Mistek, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 27, 2017
Typical average ale, but name ’Sparkling’ is f***ing true. Bubbly gold color, nice aroma and not really strong taste. In taste banana and grapefruit.


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