Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Coopers Vintage Ale 2008

World Beer Awards 2009

Coopers Vintage Ale 2008

Brand
Coopers
Expression
Vintage Ale 2008
Category
Pale Ale
Style
Old / Vintage Ale / Oud Bruin
Abv
7.50%
Produced at
Coopers Brewery
Country
Australia
Website
www.coopers.com.au

By Jeff Evans

75
Nose
Rich, nourishing, toffee-like malt, with traces of raisin.
Palate
Plenty of malt at first then the sweetness is countered by bitter hops. But all this soon gives way to powerful solvent, almost pear droplike, fermentation flavours and a peppery warmth that together make the strength all too apparent.
Finish
After a warming swallow, the finish is robust, firmly hoppy, dry and bitter, with malt in evidence.
Comment
This beer is still young, and should grow old gracefully in the next few years. At the moment, it's just too far up the solvent end for my liking.

By Sally Toms

80
Nose
Luscious, yeasty. Dare I say, winey? Dried fruits (like dates and Christmas cake).
Palate
Warming alcohol, spice.
Finish
Bitter. More bitterness. More. Then juicy! Really dries the roof of your mouth.
Comment
Good now, but this beer should improve with age. Oh no I've opened mine! Oh well, as the saying goes, a beer in the belly is worth two in the, uh, bush.
World Beer Awards 2009

World Beer Awards 2009

World's Best Vintage Ale
Highly commended