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coopersvintage2017

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2017 Vintage Ale


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The Coopers brewers have been working at the 2017 Vintage Ale for months. Slaving over the brew. Relentlessly testing it to ensure it’s the best it can be. And just when they thought it was ready for you, they tested it again. Yes, it’s a tough job crafting the ultimate beer but someone has to do it.


To avoid disappointment, please call ahead to ensure your preferred venue has received their delivery of 2017 Extra Strong Vintage Ale before visiting.

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Nutritional Information

SERVING SIZE (355ml)
AVG QTY PER SERVING 100ML
ENERGY (Kilojoules) 1408.1 Kj 396.6 Kj
333.7 cal 94 cal
PROTEIN 1.8g 0.5g
CARBOHYDRATE 21.7g 6.1g
2.1 STD. DRINK
7.5% ALC/VOL

Tasting Notes


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When developing our unique limited release Vintage Ale, a key aspect is the careful selection of choice seasonal hops which contribute significantly to the distinctiveness of the brew. For the 2017 edition we have pursued further refinement, and, for the first time in a decade, have revised the grist recipe. This has resulted in an enriched malt flavour which we are certain will be appreciated and enjoyed by passionate ale fans.

The beer is distinguished by its crimson-red colour and full-bodied taste; rich in malt, honey and dry nutty characters, the ale has evolved with the inclusion of a special blend of caramalt. The caramalt contributes well to the balance of bold malt flavours and the softness of a fine and creamy head.

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In keeping with its reputation of being bold and robust, this year’s Vintage Ale includes a new combination of bittering and aromatic hop varieties, Denali and Calypso, which deliver a delicate spectrum of fruity aromas. Distinct pineapple and pear characters are a feature alongside pine and citrus notes. This Vintage finishes with a respectable level of bitterness, with an IBU of 50, which integrates well with the fruity, estery flavour of the beer.

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With a high alcohol content of 7.5% ABV, this beer is suitable for consuming early, but will also carry well into its journey of maturation for those who wish to cellar and enjoy it in years to come. The seeding of live yeast to carry out bottle conditioning suitably enhances the longevity of this fine ale.

This beer is designed to mature with time, as the bitterness slowly mellows and gives way to rich, sweet, caramel-like characters. We recommend that beer-lovers buy a carton to either enjoy while the ale is in its youth, or to cellar and to savour every few months, or to compare with previous or future Vintages.

A limited number of cartons will be released for sale in August, while key venues will have Vintage available on tap.

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To avoid disappointment, please call ahead to ensure your preferred venue has received their delivery of 2017 Extra Strong Vintage Ale before visiting.

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