Elevator Wheat | COOP Ale Works

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69 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:
69
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.03%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

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

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 russpowell
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of 22Blue
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | 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 Haybeerman
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Rizzy17
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%

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 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 Roguer
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Really nice American wheat ale. Sweet, slightly tart, lots of grains and wheat, with a big smooth kick of banana from the yeast.

Slightly slick mouthfeel; medium; lively.

Really nice, creative take on a wheat ale.

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Photo of Redrover
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

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

Photo of armock
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
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 Narthax
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bump8628
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewAskew
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours to a thick white head and cloudy orange-gold color. Head dissipates to a thin ring :(. Aroma is mostly banana and bubblegum esters and a touch of clove. Flavor is typical hefeweizen with a nice fruity banana front and a spicy finish. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy. Overall a very good beer, but what is up with the head?

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Photo of Basoos1
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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

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Elevator Wheat from COOP Ale Works
3.89 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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