Elevator Wheat | COOP Ale Works

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Elevator WheatElevator Wheat

Brewed by:
COOP Ale Works
Oklahoma, United States

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

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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of ThirstyHerf
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.37/5  rDev -12.9%
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 Treycotton
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good for a wheat.

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Photo of Seabass1964
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of halfgermanhalfirish
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Miami66
3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap, 04/28/2016

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Photo of Basoos1
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of QuamLaetus
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EF4
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CTbrew32
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Wamba
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rizzy17
3.6/5  rDev -7%

Photo of TxUltraRunner
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of armock
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of MartzMimic
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy gold from the can with just over a finger of foam. Banana, cloves and a touch of grain give this a very Belgianny (??) nose. You get the banana and cloves in the taste, but malted wheat really comes through. Pretty traditional. Medium mouth, and the wheat gives it a bit of chewiness. Really solid wheat ale. Nothing spectacular, but it is what it says it is.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
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 inluvwithagypsy
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B-Land
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Elevator Wheat from COOP Ale Works
Beer rating: 66.7% out of 100 with 69 ratings
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