Elevator Wheat | COOP Ale Works

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67 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
COOP Ale Works
Oklahoma, United States
coopaleworks.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

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.

Added by bort11 on 05-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
9.77%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Haybeerman
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dromines78
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrcraft
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wamba
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GntlmnBstrd
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap, 04/28/2016

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Photo of Treycotton
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good for a wheat.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured tallboy into weizen glass. Dark straw. Little head or lace.

Nose is malty with citrus.

Tastes malty up front, strong wheat with the citrus, befitting a weizen.

Mouth is very nice with very little carb bite.

Elevator Wheat doesn't rewrite the book on Hefeweizen or anything. It's just a good, full, unpretentious wheat beer. Good for a lawn party in the spring.

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Photo of Miami66
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a hazy, dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell has lots of bananas, some spices. Taste is wheat, banana, spices, highly refreshing. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a tasty beer I could easily consume several of.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jburr22
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Seabass1964
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nuebs
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.37/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Confirmed through the brewer's website, this is indeed a Hefeweizen. I was expecting a Pale Wheat Ale or a Witbier. Glad I can focus on that now. Served in a 12 oz Weizen glass.

Appearance : Hazy, dense...yellows and oranges mesh together in the body with near 100% opacity. The head is a solid finger and sticks for awhile until it fades to a creamy ring leaving little to no detectable lace on the sides.

Smell : Very faint, but sweet malts, banana muffin and clove can be nosed if tried hard enough. There's nothing wrong with the aroma, it's just too quiet.

Taste : Everything is there except for a burnt flavor towards the finish. Clove, banana, orange, malts, vanilla cream... but then right there in the middle and persisting to the end is an ugly burnt malt/stale cigarette butt flavor. I first experienced this with Schell's, and a few other Hefeweizens after that. I've been literally sick of American Hefeweizens for this reason, and I fear it like a monster under the bed every time I try one. This characteristic literally destroys each Hefeweizen for me when it occurs. The good ones don't have this. The poor ones seemingly do.

Feel : Mild creaminess, zapping carbonation, a peppery finish.

Overall : Has the characteristics of a great Hefeweizen until that stale tobacco/burnt malt comes in. It's a major flaw in bad American Hefeweizens and it upsets me. I will probably be draining this one.

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Photo of Chucker17
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TangoJuliet
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DeeZee83
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy/opaque golden color. Herbal and sweet smell, very inviting! Some beers are malt forward, some are hop forward, this one is yeast forward given that it's a hefe. The taste mirrors the smell, herbal, sweet, and high yeast flavor. I don't pick up the rye that the can describes, but maybe my palate failed me. I will say from here on out, if I want a hefe this will be the one I grab. A delightful take on a German classic!

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Photo of mojohawk21
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Decker
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Elevator Wheat from COOP Ale Works
3.89 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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