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COOP Ale Works Oktoberfest

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Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Taking a step away from our namesake, once a year we craft a lager worthy of extra days in the cellar. The COOP Oktoberfest combines Munich malt, Bavarian hops and a traditional German yeast, and calls for the celebration of fall’s arrival. It’s time to find a tent, fill your stein, prost, yodel and polka!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5814) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Samled at gabf. Clear amber hold. Soft spices and gentle fruit. Nice malts. Pleadant beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (1036) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Draft/Fest. A- Bready, caramel, spice, wheat, hay. A- Orange color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Caramel, subtle spice, grains, bready. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, boring finish. O- Simple beer with simple flavor. Nothing really exciting about it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (16880) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Draft at Great Nebraska Beer Fest. Hazy yellow color, white head. Aroma has biscuit and caramel. Taste is freshly baked biscuit. Nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stevesie (336) - - JAN 11, 2013
Finally tracked this down on tap at a tasting. Attractive pour--a nice orange with moderate head and lacing. Aroma was nothing terribly special. Was much cleaner and lighter bodied than many of the Oktoberfest beers I’ve tried. As such, found it quite easy to drink and very enjoyable. Prost!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Not too much aroma. Absolutely no head. Humm. Has a strong sweet caramel flavor, but not much else other than the sweetness. A bit boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 27, 2010
On tap at 51st Speakeasy. Pour is a medium orange-amber color. Thin white head that dissipates quickly. Light aroma of toasted malt and caramel. Flavor is caramel, toasted bread and light grassy hops. Thin, slightly watery mouthfeel. Clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gururyan (665) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 27, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2011 From tap, pours a clear rich orange, medium head and lacing. A touch watery, light body and very smooth. REVISIT- New year, new batch. Tasting the first keg to come in for 2011’s COOP Oktoberfest, tastes a bit lighter than last year’s with a slightly watery taste again compared to last year. Still good though, glad it’s already here in early August.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
[Tap] Pours bright orange in color with a fizzy white head. Aroma of caramel, malts and some grass. The taste is of caramel malts, bread, grains and a crisp hop finish. Also included an odd sour flavor much like their wheat. It is not as hidden and more pronounced as a flaw in here though compared to the wheat. Still has a decent flavor profile if you ignore that. The palate / mouthfeel here was quite good for the style. I’ll try it again to see if anything is different in the future. Certainly has potential though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 14, 2009
On tap at 51st Speakeasy. Pour is a medium dark amber. Thin, dissipating head. Aroma has faint hints of caramel, toasted malt and hops, although in general is a bit weak. Flavor is better with a solid malt presence, mainly caramel, with a underlying toasted malt and subtle hint of hops. Mouthfeel is smooth. Overall a decent Oktoberfest as far as American brewery attempts go.

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