I don’t usually review bad beer. But sometimes beer that could be good turns out to be terrible. And other people need to be warned. So here goes.
I remember back when I was in Australia enjoying a couple of local brews that were on a level somewhat above the cheap and effective designation. My memory is incomplete though, because I simply remember breweries, not specific beers. So when the liquor stores in BC starting carrying six packs of Coopers Sparkling Ale for about the same price as many quality European imports, I reckoned that it would be worth a taste. During my Yuletide shopping trip I picked up a six pack. Who knew that after several social engagements it would still be unfinished…
Coopers Sparkling Ale
Appearance: pale orange, fizzy, unfiltered.
Nose: yeasty, over ripe apricots.
Palate: yeasty, home brew. Honestly quite bad.
Finish: again, bad home brew.
Overall: Lacks good flavours, but makes you burp a lot. The flavours are inoffensive enough that some Coopers mixed with Clamato juice does make a fine Red Eye for hangovers. Just preferably a hangover from something else…
Rating: 1/5, Bad.