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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Pale Commonwealth Beer Australian Sparkling Ale

BJCP 12B

BJCP 2015 12B Australian Sparkling Ale example
12B - Australian Sparkling Ale

 

Overall Impression

Smooth and balanced, all components merge together with similar intensities. Moderate flavors showcasing Australian ingredients. Large flavor dimension. Very drinkable, suited to a hot climate. Relies on yeast character.

Comments

Coopers has been making their flagship Sparkling Ale since 1862, although the formulation has changed over the years. Presently the beer will have brilliant clarity if decanted, but publicans often pour most of the beer into a glass then swirl the bottle and dump in all the yeast. In some bars, the bottle is rolled along the bar! When served on draught, the brewery instructs publicans to invert the keg to rouse the yeast. A cloudy appearance for the style seems to be a modern consumer preference. Always naturally carbonated, even in the keg. A present-use ale, best enjoyed fresh.

Commercial Examples

Coopers Original Pale Ale, Coopers Sparkling Ale

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VITAL

  • OG:  1038 - 1050
  • FG:  1004 - 1006
  • ABV: 4.5 - 6
  • IBU: 20 - 35
  • SRM: 4 - 7
BJCP 2015 12B - Australian Sparkling Ale Commercial Example
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