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Around The World In 80 Beers Episode 185: 62 Pilsner
Coopers 62 Pilsner

Pours a crystal clear. light straw colour. The head is medium sized and thick. A lot of carbonation visible in the glass.

First sip: A lot of grain malt and... something else? It's a bit sour but not citrus. Some hops up front but does not linger. Actually, nothing seems to linger, all the flavours wash away. Mouth feel is light and a bit watery, with a light carbonation tingle on the tongue.

This is highly drinkable and goes down easily, but it's not interesting. I'd hardly call it a pilsner - more like a lager. Which is a shame because Coopers makes really nice lagers much better than this. As a pils, this is so thin a mild cheese easily overwhelms it. Very disappointing.

62 Pilsner
Coopers Brewery, South Australia
5% alc/vol
355ml bottle

Coopers 62 Pilsner

Same again, sir? Meh.

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You sure that wasn't a bottle of Fosters?


I have a bottle of that to try, but I've been putting it off.

I saw a cartoon many years ago showing a horse drinking a bucket of Tooheys New and pissing into a bucket labelled "Fosters." I will find out if it's true.

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