Beer Description

Coopers Brewery

2012 Vintage Ale

Keeping to the philosophy of only using superior
ingredients of premium quality Australian malted barley, sourced from
the Clare Valley, along with select varieties of aromatic and bittering hops, the 2012 Vintage Ale
once again lives up to the high standard of brewing excellence expected by
enthusiasts.
The proven recipe of multiple hopping at different stages during the brewing process gives this beer
its unique hop driven aroma and flavour. The fusion of tropical fruity esters and citrus characters are
derived by combining no less than five varieties of hops, namely German varieties Perle and
Magnum (which provide the foundation for the bitterness), Nelson Sauvin from our neighbours in
New Zealand (imparting a distinctive fruitiness), and the American varieties of Centennia
Cascade (providing the delicate citrusy and grapefruit notes). The combination of these varieties fuse
together during fermentation in both aroma and flavour, to become the hallmark of this year’s
Vintage Ale.