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Oktoberfest - Coop Ale Works

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 27
Avg: 3.7
pDev: 14.86%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coop Ale Works
Oklahoma, United States | website

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest | 5.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Redrover on 10-01-2009

A strong German malt background and a slight note of bittering hops from Central Bavaria give this easy drinking lager its signature character. This is a true Marzen, brewed in the spring and conditioned for months to build a smooth and refreshing Oktoberfest that upholds the German tradition of well-crafted lagers as well as COOP’s signature style and independence.

23 IBU
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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 27
Photo of EagleTalon
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the first ever canning of this brew, canned on 9/10/2015, reviewed 9/19/2015.
Pours out to a rich off white head and copper-orange color. Aroma is malty, toasty and slightly sweet smelling. Flavor is toasty munich malt and subtle noble hops to balance perfectly. Mouthfeel is light-medium. This is a rock solid Marzen from Coop, who does not release crap beers ever.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight "4's" across the board. Sampled on 12/27/15. Comes in a 16-ounce can. Can chilled down to 36 degrees in my beer cooler and poured in to a 20-ounce 'Rock Bottom Mug Club-Omaha' handled-glass stein.

Brew pours a deep copper-amber in color with about a 2-finger creamy/foamy off-white head. A decent amount of lacing was seen with every sip. Aroma is of caramel malts with a hint of spice. Pretty much is said for the taste with lots of malty flavor that is pretty clean. Goes down easy with no bitterness to mention. Overall a decent brew of this style. Medium-bodied with lighter carbonation.

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Photo of russpowell
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours amber/orange with a thumb of pearl colored head. Minimal head retention & lacing

S: Breadyness, pears

T: Follows the nose, a little leafy hop & a touch of taffy sweetness up front. Dryness, coupled with pears & a little caramel as this warms. Finishes dry with little bit of leafy hops, pears & breadyness

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation, nice balance

Drinks so easy, a really nice example of the style

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Photo of Redrover
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Tap Werks Ale House. I was glad to see them carrying this local product. It was served in a standard pint glass.

The beer is a hazy orange with an off-white head.

It had a fresh aroma of grains and a bit of spice.

It is very smooth with low carbonation. It has a taste of malts, caramel and light hopping. Sweet but not unbalanced. It was a tad of mineral taste late.

I thought this was an easy drinker and it went very well with my food.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Hazy liquid carmel colored body. Cream colored head that recedes to a film. No lacing.

Aroma: Bready malts, sweet caramel, faint metallic notes.

Taste: Malt-forward with caramel sweetness and some breadiness, subtle spicy hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: Not bad at all, but probably not worth the nearly $12 price tag for a 4 pack. I bought a single can for nearly $5. Not worth it.

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Photo of bump8628
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a standard pint glass.

Slightly hazy copper/amber colored brew with 1 finger of white head that recedes to a ring around the edges of the glass.

The aroma is toasty and bready Munich-type malts with a touch of hop spice.

The taste is subtle spicy noble-type hops and lightly sweet caramel malt on top of a solid toasty Munich/Vienna malt base.

Medium bodied and lightly carbonated, it sits a little heavy in the mouth. Well-balanced and easy to drink like this style should be. A solid offering from Coop.


I revisited this beer again in 2010 and found it to be on the sweet side, even for the style. Still pleasant, but either a drier finish or more hop bitterness would have made it better in my opinion. The caramel character seemed more pronounced at the expense of the warm toastiness I prefer in this style. It got a little tiresome and cloying after a half a pint.

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Photo of CTbrew32
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

appearance- Copper in color and pours a tan one inch tall head.

aroma- Sweet nutty caramel malts and a hint of herbal/spiced hops.

Taste- Chewy caramel upfront transitioning to a nutty/toasted malt in the finish.

feel- A little under-carbonated, medium bodied, chewy malts, and pretty clean in the finish.

Overall- Solid Oktoberfest from Coop, but its just average for the style. A little under carbonated and the flavor doesn't quite pop as it should. There's almost a watery aspect to this beer that shows up at times that cuts the flavor short. Overall, it good, but not worth getting again.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours light brown with a finger head that recedes quickly and leaves no lacing. Aroma of malts, roasted grain, and caramel. Taste is oaky, malt body with brown sugar and caramel before a spicy and barely bitter hop finish. It's definitely malt forward but over sweetened. More hops would've done some good for this beer. Medium-heavy body and light carbonation with no aftertaste.
I generally like Märzen, but this was overly sweet and unbalanced. There are better Oktoberfest beers out there, and this was a surprise disappointment from Coop.

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Oktoberfest from Coop Ale Works
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