Nasty sour taste
Coopers Pale has been my only beer for many years. Have just bought a carton, bottles labelled ' Best after 14/4/20, 12:16 (2)'
Have tried several, and all have a very unpleasant sour taste.
What's gone wrong? Anyone else had this problem?
My boyfriend and I enjoy a fresh tasty beer to enjoy. Unfortantly after having just one cooper beer we both experience a stomach ache and headaches. Could be from something else but only happens when we drink the coopers beers. On a positive note, it does taste great!
Purchased in September 2019 for A$65.00.
Very Overrated and Ordinary
The title should say it all. There is very little flavour in this beer unlike the Sparkling Ale. I don't know if it is the yeast, the water, the hops, however this is not much better than the other mega swill beers sold throughout Australia.
Purchased in December 2016.
Forced to drink it
Coopers Mild ale 3.5 has been the only beer available at the Gold Coast 600 super car event. Whilst it's ok to have one or maybe two having a long day of slow constant drinking on this stuff is near impossible. It's too strong in flavour and low in alcohol and if the headach don't get you first the sick feeling will. Maybe it's a way of deterring drinking. Nobody I talked to liked it. Even the people serving it appolagised for it. So many better mid beers to choose from. Steer clear.
Unrefined but true to its origins
I don't mind an English style ale from time to time and this is as close to it as it gets from an Australian made product. I find this beer to be too yeasty on the palate and a little heavy on the stomach for my liking. I get an unpleasant slightly rancid comeback when i expel air from my stomach in the form of a burp. I feel the floral notes are murky and lacks clarity just like the appearance. As an experiment, I tried decanting and even passed it through a filter as I dislike the flavor intensifying as you get down to the bottom of the bottl...e because of the sediment, destroying the flavor of the hops and unbalancing the yeast flavor versus the hops. It was a bit smoother but not a lot. If you are old school, It's fine but there are much better more refined ales on the market.
One of the best more commercial beers
As a fan of craft beer, I find Coopers Pale Ale to satisfy my taste for something different to your typical lager. The malt and hop ratio is nice and the cloudy unfiltered product is so different to the other commercial beer available here in Adelaide. Sometimes it gets a bit heavy after more than a couple but that's what a proper beer does! Coopers make some other great beers primarily their stout. Definitely recommend it highly if you get the chance.
Great and cheap beer
Coopers pale ale is refreshing and crisp. Being bottle fermented lends to the great quality of this beer. The pale ale has a light hazy amber colour with a light fruit taste with a small nip of hops on the follow through. Hardly a craft beer but miles ahead of many local run of the mill breweries beers.
One for the lads
This is a pearler from Coopers and it ticks all the right boxes. Full of flavour and taste and easy drinking if served icy cold. Dont forget to roll the stubby before you open it to stir up the sediment a bit and as they say in the classics" steak and eggs in every glass '
Fruity flavour and unique taste.
Forever my favourite.
This beer is a true Australian classic. The taste shows the right amount of hops with a satisfying finish. I enjoy the fact that it is less filtered than other beers, with a nice amount of sediment left at the bottom. It is a perfect summer beer and one that I can drink consistently and not get sick of.
Easy drinking, Selective filtering
All I can say is I like everything about this beer. It's smooth, has a great flavor and mouth feel without being too strong, and doesn't leave any odd after taste in your mouth.
The only negatives, and they are minor, are that there's not as much yeasty sediment as there used to be, and the head retention isn't as good as other beers which aren't bottle finished.
I like everything about this beer.
Fresh, not too heavy, good hops without being over bearing.
Good value, especially when bought on special or in a slab.
One of the best ways of spending a hot summer's day is with a Coopers Pale Ale.
Not much sediment in the bottle, even though it's bottle finished.
Not as yeasty as it used to be.
If I wanted a carton or slab of beer, and there wasn't any other choice available, except this, then I might consider buying it. I wouldn't drink a lot of it though, as it is a bit flat compared to other brands. It's not a bad product, just not really for me.
A subtle, smooth beer for people who don't like overpowering strong brews.
Not a beer I would drink often. Tastes a bit flat to me, but that's a matter of preference.
Questions & Answers
what are the health benefits to this ale?
I would think in moderation and responsible consumption a good source of vitamin B plus antioxidants. There is a fine line between healthy and unhealthy benefits. The recommended maximum daily intake of of alcohol is 2 standard drinks which would equate roughly to 1 Coopers Pale Ale. Any more would be considered unhealthy.
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