Style: Low carbohydrate style
Price: $38 for a 24 pack carton
Reason for purchase: Coopers release new beer, I purchase new beer. Simple really.
Review: Well poor Coopers has had to play with the big boys, and just last week they threw their hat in the ring with their low carb option. I've never been a fan of the pure blonde or similar offerings, with similar reasons to why I don't drink light beer. To me it's simple: you either drink beer to enjoy it, or you drink low carb / low alc options as a compromise. Beer shouldn't be about compromise!
Well my rant aside, this beer pours clear, as its name suggests. The initial taste is crisp and carbonated but there isn't any real burst of flavour that you would normally expect from a Coopers beer. Something I'm a bit disappointed about really.
As you go back for another sip you wish there was something else to keep you going back, but unfortunately there isn't much going for it. Whilst I have must respect for the brewers at Coopers, I must say all this beer tells me is they must hide all their flavour in the form of carbohydrates. As an all malt beer, perhaps they needed to add a hint of something else to open it up a touch.
I have tried Coopers previous new kid on the block, the 62 Pilsner, last year. Perhaps I'll need to review that one again and redeem my fondness of Coopers once more. At least the Vintage Ale has pride of place in the liquor cabinet at home, until I drink all of it of course.
Unless you're watching your weight and have to drink a compromised beer, this one is not recommended.
Rating: 6/10 -DF-