The face that launched a thousand schooners, Thomas Cooper quite rightly has the look of greatness about him. I have a lot to thank him for, for without him and his wonderful Original Pale Ale, this blog would not exist. For it was the search to find a beer consistently better and adaptable than the Original Pale that inspired the blog. In fact it was a Coopers brew that I first reviewed, their Dark Ale going down a treat in Bill’s Bar at the Woodford Festival.
After all this time, this beer really hits the spot, even at the airport. Nothing is overdone, there’s a hoppy floral aroma, there fruity apples, yeast and a hint of banana on the tongue and a truly satisfying finish. Enough fizz to cleanse your palate but not too much to bloat, this is the beer for all seasons and still sets the standard.
Here’s The Clash with ‘Tommy Gun’