175. Coopers 62

Posted: March 28, 2013 in Australian lager
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Coopers 62 - BOTTLECoopers 62

Company info:
Coopers Brewery Limited

 Regency Park, S.A


Bottle size sampled: 355ml

Alcohol: 5.0%
Standard drinks: 1.4

Cap type: Twist

Cost: I picked this up for $3.50 AU

Label info: ‘Since 1862 the Cooper family have pursued excellence in brewing. It’s with this passion we’ve created a pilsner using the very finest ingredients

What the label really means: Ahh finally the mystery of ’62’ is revealed.

The Hell-Cat review starts here

Label: The most label-less of all the Coopers brews, this bottle simply has a neck label, and a raised 62 in the glass body. It’s sleek, it’s elegant, it’s sophisticated. Since there isn’t a label for me to rate, I must rate the bottle. And to rate the bottle I have to confront my disinterest in clear green bottles, emphasised in this instance by the lack of label. It just looks a little plain, and a little silly.

I give it a label rating of 5.5 out of 10.

AROMA:  Zesty, citrus-fresh aromas.Coopers 62 - GLASS

Taste: GLASS – Light flavoured and full of punchy citrus infused swirls. It’s clean, it’s refreshing, it’s very drinkable, and it’s certainly better than other pilsners that have flooded our market. Unfortunately, it’s also nothing amazing. It’s a little too middle of the road for me. A little too generic. I’ve seen it all before.

I give it a beer from glass rating of 7 out of 10.

Taste: BOTTLE – Again the zesty, clean, refreshing flavours are highlighted as stand-outs for this beer. It’s very easy to drink due to its inoffensive nature. But then, I didn’t taste this beer for something inoffensive. 

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 7 out of 10.

Accompanying food: Roast pork with apple sauce please.

Best season to appreciate: Definitely a Summer thirst-quencher. 

All-nighter beer? Yes I think this is a really worthy session brew.


  1. Radio Snivins says:

    I’m in full chonk agreement with you on the green bottle, ‘Kazoo. Green bottles are marketing. BrewDog’s chief foozemaker said it best – ‘If you don’t use brown bottles you’re not serious about your beer.’ I really believe that. There are exceptions to the rule, of course, such as Gage Roads’ truly hideous new Dubb Choc Abstinence Ale – I wish I’d abstained from it – which would be improved by a clear bottle and six months in the sun. So, in conclusion, beer is a vampire. NIne out of ten…hic


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