Another in the series based on the book 1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die (1001 (Universe)).

Coopers Sparling Ale: I came across Coopers in an Outback Steakhouse in the Ohio burbs of all places.  I guess the Outback part fits, the beer is  Australian.  They even have a team of Clydesdales according to the brewers website.  Places like Outback deserve credit improving their beer lists beyond “cheap swill.”  It is unreasonable to expect 100 beers to choose from, but some nice solid options puts a smile on my face.  I sat down thinking Newcastle would be the best I could do, and SURPRISE!.

Since 1862 Coopers brewed this bottle fermented ale which is unusual for Australia.  Apparently, bottle fermenting is not as big down under as it is in other parts of the world.

Tasting notes:
Came in a bottle I had to stress the importance of a glass to the server.  It had a faint aroma with citrus flavor and very crisp.  I do not know if it was the name or if it was actually carbonated, but it felt a bit tingly.  I would definitely order again.  Paired well with the prime rib.


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