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Friday, January 20, 2012

1/19/12 Coopers Brewery Original Pale Ale

So I have been trading tons of beers lately and now I have about 22 different beers to drink and the number continues to grow almost daily. So last night I was looking for something from outside of the US so I decided to go with Coopers Brewery Original Pale Ale from Australia (this was purchased at Brewer's Outlet in Pottsville but I'm unsure if they still have any). The temperature came in at a balmy 42.3 degrees with a small 1" head and a foamy off-white appearance. The head lacing was excellent and the head dissipated quickly. The carbonation was medium with an opaque clarity and a orange body color. The taste was hard to place I would say like an orange raisin honey taste and a light flavor. The finish length is average with a buttery mouth feel and tongue hit behind the back. The body lacing was excellent and overall I would rate it a B+. It was a good unfiltered beer that had a very different taste and some sediment that the bottle says that when you pour if you pour carefully that it can be left in the bottle. The other option is to mix it up. I decided just to drink it and it didn't really have any taste. Thanks for reading and as always drink responsibly.

Nutritional information from myfitnessplan.com

Coopers - Original Pale Ale (Green)

Calories131Sodium0 mg
Total Fat0 gPotassium0 mg
Saturated0 gTotal Carbs6 g
Polyunsaturated0 gDietary Fiber0 g
Monounsaturated0 gSugars0 g
Trans0 gProtein0 g
Cholesterol0 mg  
Vitamin A0%Calcium0%
Vitamin C0%Iron0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Information from Coopers website

pale ale
Guaranteed to turn heads, this is the beer that 
inspired a new generation of ale drinkers. With 
its fruity and floral characters, balanced with a 
crisp bitterness, Coopers Pale Ale has a compelling 
flavour which is perfect for every occasion.
Naturally fermented in the “Burton-upon-Trent” 
style, a secondary fermentation creates the 
trademark sediment that gives ‘Pale’ its fine 
cloudy appearance.
4.5% Alc/Vol

Beef in Coopers Pale Ale
I NGRE D I E N T S . . .
750g beef (topside, chuck, rump etc), diced
2 tablespoons of plain flour
1 teaspoon beef stock powder
2 tablespoons of olive oil
4 medium brown onions, quartered or 8 pickling onions
2 cloves garlic, crushed
375ml bottle Coopers Pale Ale*
1.5 cups beef stock, 1 bay leaf
fresh oregano and parsley chopped
freshly ground pepper, salt to taste 
Place flour and beef stock powder into plastic bag and add beef. Shake until well coated.
Heat oil in heavy bottomed casserole dish that has a lid, add beef and cook until well
browned, remove. Add more oil if necessary, add onions, garlic and cook until golden.
Return beef to pan and add stock, beer, bay leaf, oregano, salt and ground pepper to
taste and mix well. Cover and cook on a low heat for 1.5 hours. Remove lid and reduce
to thicken (adding flour if necessary). Stir in fresh parsley and more salt and pepper to
taste. Serve with mash, couscous or soft polenta and a bottle of Pikes Shiraz.
*Pale Ale is great, however Sparkling Ale, Stout or Dark Ale will do as long as it’s Coopers!

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