By Amy Looker

Coopers has released the 11th vintage of its acclaimed Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale but only 15,000 cases of the coveted brew are available to the trade, which has once again been timed to be released in the winter months.

Managing director and chief brewer, Tim Cooper, said that the 2011 Vintage Ale displayed a thick creamy head suspended on a brew displaying a deep copper hue, similar in appearance to an aged premium muscat.

“The initial impressions on aroma are of freshly cut grass from the German hop varieties Magnum and Perle, as well as the spicy aromas that typify the attributes of the Styrian Golding variety,” he said.

“The beer can certainly be enjoyed now, and with careful cellaring the rounded, sweet caramel and toffee flavours will further develop with age.”

Coopers marketing director and chairman, Glenn Cooper, said he expected supplies to sell out quickly.

“The 2011 Vintage Ale provides a welcome shot of stimulant that acts as an antidote to the coldness of winter,” he said.

“As in previous years, we expect that limited production and strong demand will see stocks go quickly.”

Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale has an ABV of 7.5 percent, making it the strongest beer in the Coopers portfolio.

It has an RRP of $70 per carton.


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