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Elevator Wheat - Coop Ale Works

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19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coop Ale Works visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Notes: A unique spin on a classic style, this spicy wheat ale starts with a blend of Maris Otter, white wheat and a hint of rye. After a late addition of Cascade hops, the beer is fermented on German wheat yeast. Notes of clove and banana can be found along with noticeable spice from the rye.

17 IBU

Formerly known as Zeppelin German Wheat.

(Beer added by: bort11 on 05-27-2009)
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Photo of DelMontiac


4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

I found Coop Elevator in Oklahoma City at Tapwerks located in the Bricktown area. The hazed bronze color was a bit darker/dingier than what I expect from a wheat brew and the rye may have something to do with that. The lighting at this taproom is not the best for grading colors either. Head was a bit thinner than I would expect as well, but it still left some pretty good lace. Aromas of cracked wheat, banana, and clove are all there. Flavor follows the nose with a slight rye peppering and sweet herbal tea. Nice smooth texture and medium carbonation like most hefes. Overall a very good brew from Coop.

07-25-2014 14:14:56 | More by DelMontiac
Photo of CTbrew32


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-22-2014 05:23:05 | More by CTbrew32
Photo of PappyVans


4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-29-2014 21:41:23 | More by PappyVans
Photo of EF4


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-04-2014 16:36:38 | More by EF4
Photo of TheMrFarnham


3/5  rDev -22.1%

07-09-2013 20:30:17 | More by TheMrFarnham
Photo of Soonerick76


4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

04-13-2013 18:41:36 | More by Soonerick76
Photo of QuamLaetus


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-04-2013 19:58:11 | More by QuamLaetus
Photo of tronester


4.08/5  rDev +6%

a hazy golden in color with an almost non existent head. light grain aromas. taste begins with an initial burst of sweet bread flavor. then some bubblegum and clove. finally an almost nutty, bready finish. a hint of hops in the aftertaste. a great wheat beer.

10-07-2012 14:54:40 | More by tronester
Photo of halfgermanhalfirish


3.43/5  rDev -10.9%

A-Served in a standard shaker pint the beer was hazy blond color with more transparency and corbonation than what you traditionally see with a german hefe. It had a thin white head that was somewhat lacking and left very little lacing on the glass. The head was the most disapointing component of this beer.

S-lemony citrus is the prodominate smell followed by some clove. I was not getting the banana as mentioned in the notes. There is nothing to get critical on but nothing to get exited about either. Pretty average on the nose I would say.

T-It started off with a mild lemon flavor with a little spicy kick on the back that I cant quite pinpoint (my guess is its the rye) and is somewhat unique from what I have had before in a wheat. The beer is very balance, easy to drink and overall very enjoyable. Still not getting the banana.

M-light to medium body. This beer is very smooth with excellant drinkability...probably the beers strongest quaility.

O-A unique take on a german hefe and a very enjoyable beer overall. While average on appearance and smell I was pleasantly supprised by taste and my overall impression grew stronger as I drank the beer. There was nothing spectaculare about this beer but its a step up from Boulivard Wheat. There are definatley better wheats out there but I would have no problem drinking it again sometime either. If you are looking for a session beer this would be a very good choice.

09-23-2012 20:24:38 | More by halfgermanhalfirish
Photo of Flatbottom


4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-12-2012 20:04:23 | More by Flatbottom
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-11-2012 01:39:48 | More by russpowell
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-03-2012 06:04:59 | More by hellraisinT1000
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

01-03-2012 03:01:53 | More by ThirstyHerf
Photo of Texasfan549


4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-31-2011 02:34:56 | More by Texasfan549
Photo of Amp


4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

11-19-2011 16:49:22 | More by Amp
Photo of jmbranum


4.33/5  rDev +12.5%

A very interesting beer.

Slight aroma. Pours a light gold liquor with a white head and slight haze and a few stray bubbles.

Flavor is interesting and definitely grows on me. Much spicier than I expect from a pale wheat beer. The brewery says there is rye in there I believe it. Very nice and dry with a tinge of cloves and a nice bitter aftertaste. Seems like a very dry heffeweizen to me with a slight acidic prickle.

Mouthfeel is ok. I would have preferred it to be a little more something --- fluffier, velvety, something besides ordinary.

Very drinkable. I could see this being a good session beer.

03-09-2011 01:59:04 | More by jmbranum
Photo of armock

New York

3.63/5  rDev -5.7%

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of wheat malt banana and spices

T - Follows the nose wheat malt banana and spice flavors

M - This beer has a light body with medium carbonation to it

D - Another enjoyable beer from Coop that is good for the upcoming hot weather worth trying if you see it around

03-17-2010 21:13:13 | More by armock
Photo of bump8628


3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Pours up a cloudy gold with a white head that leaves some patchy lace on the glass.

The aroma has fruity notes of bubblegum, banana, clove, and vanilla backed by some spiciness from the rye.

The taste has a nice malt base of crackery wheat, bready malt and spicy rye with a hint of citric hops and plenty of Hefeweizen yeast character.

Overall, an interesting take on the style. The rye and Hefeweizen yeast play well off each other.

01-18-2010 03:20:48 | More by bump8628
Photo of Redrover


3.78/5  rDev -1.8%

Coop Zeppelin sampled on tap at the Ale Werks in OKC. Served in a pint, the beer is a hazy dark straw color with a bone white head. It has a lemony nose with cloves.

Wow, leads with a blast of lemon! Citrus zest and spices follow. I get a bit of all spice and a more than touch of clove.

The mouth is slick with decent heft. I think this is a more than passable stab at the style. Well done!

10-01-2009 18:33:15 | More by Redrover
Elevator Wheat from Coop Ale Works
86 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.