Coopers Thomas Cooper’s Selection Celebration Ale

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


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Coopers Brewery has released a new beer to mark its 150th anniversary. Coopers Celebration Ale is a hops-driven traditional ale with a dark-red hue that is distinctly different in style to Coopers’ other beers. It incorporates three different hops varieties – Centennial from the USA, Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand and Pride of Ringwood from Australia – to produce a beer that displays strong estery characteristics. Coopers’ Managing Director, Dr Tim Cooper, said Celebration Ale had been specifically brewed to mark Coopers’ 150th anniversary. However, if it proved popular, strong consideration would be given to making it a regular Coopers’ line. “We think Celebration Ale will appeal to those who enjoy slightly hoppier styles of beer,” he said. “At 5.2% abv, it has a rich aroma of fruity esters with a slight hint of citrus and has a warm finish on the palate. It is also slightly more bitter than other Coopers ales.” Dr Cooper said the release of Celebration Ale had been timed to coincide as closely as possible to 150 years from the day that Thomas Cooper made his first commercial brew, on 13th May 1862.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (1339) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 15, 2017
355ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours hazy amber brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of malt with caramel. Sweetish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
toscanoigor (241) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - MAR 16, 2017
Cerveja marrom, escura, turva, espuma de boa formação e média duração. Aroma com base maltada, um pouco de nozes/castanhas e um leve frescor de lúpulo, com notas terrosas. Sabor bem leve, quase insípida, uma versão diluída do aroma. Corpo e carbonatação médios. Não é ruim, mas não é boa, um pouco sem graça.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
waltz (102) - - FEB 22, 2017
Notas de malte remetendo caramelo e pão em segundo plano o lúpulo, além de suave floral.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CurlyJoe (217) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2017
Pours a brown orange colour, with very little crisp, white head. Aroma is quite sweet, driven by malt. This is backed up by the taste, also heavy on the biscuit malt notes. Not lacking in signature Cooper’s metallic bitterness though. Quite light on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3904) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2015
On holiday hazy amber coloured body with an off white head and a spicy yeast malt hops aroma a spicy malt hop bitter taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sandog_au (39) - Gladstone, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2015
Pours a cloudy dark copper colour with a creamy off white head. Earthy yeast aroma with a hint of fruit spice. Hint of grapefruit bitterness balances a mild malt backbone.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ANZUShophunter (409) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2015
From bottle into shaker glass. Pours pale amber with pillowy head and late cloudiness from the yeast sediment. A bit sharp on the palate. Mas o menos.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TedE (1248) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2015
355ml bottle into glass. Faint fruity hop nose. Dark amber/red beer with small white head. Looks like an aquarium with multiple particles and bubbles moving up and down! Pretty amazing to watch. Clean light mouthfeel, less carbonated then you would expect. Orange juice finish with a little malt. Has an ABV of 5.2%, looks like it should be chewy but drinks like a refreshing light summer ale. Curious but very pleasant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ronthechef (20) - - FEB 2, 2015
Not bad not great lots of yeasty sediment, amber with some caramel notes . Carbonation was light but adequate overall a little disappointing . A ale that walks the walk but sure doesn't talk the talk

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dervock (1253) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle - pours amber with big white head. Soap, orange and malt. Taste is a bit thin and the palate watery. Doesn’t really go anywhere.

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