Friday, 21 July 2006

Review: Coopers Sparkling Ale

Coopers Sparkling Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
Rating: B-

Accidentally poured a bunch of sediment in from the bottom, even though i left probably 1.5 centimeters in the bottle. must have been a lot of sludge! surprisingly little head, disappeared quickly. honey color. not particularly attractive, but i don't know how much of that is my fault for the crappy pour. very very hazy, almost looks like it could be a "historical" beer.

Smell: yeast (again, the pour?) with some fruitiness and some earthy hops. Disappointing aroma, as well as appearance.

Taste: ah, here we go, finally something about this beer that surpasses expecations (although my eyes and nose had set them pretty low!). starts out on a citrusy, hoppy note, which fades to some mild sweetness, before a very earthy finish, and a bitter aftertaste. On the whole, though, flavor is light for an EPA.

Mouthfeel: fairly light mouthfeel, highly carbonated (it is "sparkling" ale, after all).

Drinkability: honestly, if you didn't have to look at it, and you couldn't smell it, this wouldn't be bad at all. good one to drink out of the bottle, perhaps? Good beer for summer, while barbecueing.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 07-21-2006 01:01:09

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