RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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!

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ttoadee (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2018
Amber pour, mirage of a head. Nose is malt and a hint of toffee. Middle is butterscotch, some woody undertones, sweet malt, a little flat. Finish is sweet, a little to much so.

Cavie (5063) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2017
Can. Hazy appearance. Orange colored. White head. Aroma is different. Grains with no hops. Something off. Flavor has a bit of sweetness, low hoppy notes, some malts. A bit chalky in the mouthfeel. Medium full body.

MetalNHopHead (2390) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 1, 2017
COOP's Oktoberfest is a perfectly nice representation of the style. It pours amber-copper and has an eggshell head. This brew is characterized by toasty malt, grassy grains, and caramelized sugar sweetness. While there are better American-brewed examples of the Oktoberfest, this is very drinkable.

ozzy70 (1430) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 6, 2017
Tap sample at GNBF. Pours light amber, off white head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt. Taste was mild sweet, caramel malt.

gkdent (15) - - SEP 2, 2017
Lightly malty for an Oktoberfest brew. Cinnamon sweet malt taste. Bready brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2017
Sweet caramel malt, yeast and grain. Nothing exciting but nothing off-putting either, unlike a couple other oktos I’ve tried so far this year.

beer_rookie (745) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 2, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2017 12 oz can. Has date printed on bottom rim, but it’s cut off.

Poured into pint glass, pours a reddish copper color. A lot of black "flecktacles" floating around. A little cloudy. Head is about two fingers khaki colored. Head is thick and firm. Not very good longevity, or retention. Very light lacing. Looks to be about right for the style.

Aroma is malt heavy. Light caramel and vanilla. Bread crust, wet leaves.

Taste is caramel, vanilla, sweet. Tobacco, bread crust. A little bit of wet leaves.

Mouthfeel is medium, a little watery. There’s an odd sort of abrupt watery tannic finish.

Overall, it’s decent. It tapers off a bit as it warms. It’s your average Oktoberfest, nothing phenomenal. I am neutral on recommending it, or whether I’d buy it again.

Original rating 1/2/17 of 3.4. Re-rated 10/22/17

Drake (14495) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Shared at the July 2016 MDBG tasting, 7/11/16. Murky brown, thin fizzy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, earth. The taste is toasted malt and caramel. Medium bodied.

TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Pours a clear darker golden color with off-white head. Malt, bread, hay, cereal, and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with more malty goodness.

RobertDale (7183) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Sample at KC Beerfest 2016. Comes a clear golden red with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is malt, caramel, yeast, and some grass. Decent.

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