Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Beer #7: Coopers Sparkling Ale

Real Aussie Ale. Brewed In Australia. No additives. No preservatives. Australian made. Australian owned. Bottle fermented. Family brewed.

These phrases are all printed on the bottle, along with a silhouette of a kangaroo. On the back of the label it reads:
Coopers Ales and Stout are brewed using the centuries old top fermentation method and natural bottle fermentation method and natural bottle conditioning, resulting in a characteristic fine sediment forming on the base of the bottle. This sediment is completely natural and can be gently mixed before drinking or poured carefully leaving the sediment in the bottle.
Never before has a bottle told me so much. They really like their beer and want you to appreciate it to the same degree. This beer was really quite good. I decided to give the bottle a swirl to mix the sediment in and pour that in to my glass as well, so I could get what I imagine is the full effect of Coopers Sparkling Ale. Very nice beer. If you can find a bottle, give it a try.

Coopers is brewed in Australia and imported by some importer in California. I'm not sure what the shelf life is, but I doubt it's long. The beer itself very much reminds me of a homebrew. It's just good.

12.7 fluid ounces should be enough for you to decide if you like it as well. I'm glad I'm starting down the path of beers I like. The ones early in the project were just not exciting.

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