#209 Coopers – Mild Ale

Coopers Mild AleName: Mild Ale
Brewery: Coopers (Regency Park, South Australia)
Style: Mild Ale
ABV: 3.5%
Source: My flatmate


If only I had decided to tweet my progress instead of actually blogging about each beer, I could have happily left this at that one word. But, seeing as I’m obliged to elaborate…

As you may have read on the blog previously, I generally really like Coopers. I enjoy the Sparkling and the Pale Ale, I freakin love their Stout, and best of all I love that their beer is cheap. 

Which is why I was a bit let down by this Mild Ale. It was mid-strength, which I like, but it just didn’t have much character. It tasted mostly like fizzy, mineral-y water and yeast, with only the lightest coat of malt and a hint of grain at the finish.

This wasn’t bad, really, it’s just that I felt like I was on some kind of austere beer diet when I was drinking it. I kept thinking longingly about the Digital IPA in the fridge and wondering if I could sneak into the garden for a few swigs when no one was looking.

On the other hand – I get this feeling like the more ‘sophisticated’ you get as a beer geek, the more you’re able to appreciate beers that don’t taste like much, so maybe in 10 years time I’ll be able to wax lyrical for 10 paragraphs about the aromas and flavours of the Coopers Mild.

For now, I’ll just leave it at ‘meh’. 

Published in: on March 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm  Comments (1)