Oktoberfest | COOP Ale Works

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Taking a step away from our namesake, once a year we craft a lager worthy of extra days in the cellar. The COOP Oktoberfest combines Munich malt, Bavarian hops and a traditional German yeast, and calls for the celebration of fall's arrival. It's time to find a tent, fill your stein, prost, yodel and polka!

23 IBU

Added by Redrover on 10-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
10.44%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by russpowell:
Photo of russpowell
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of mojohawk21
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OKbrew89
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a one finger, moderately receding head that leaves two inches of lacing. Nose of roasted malt, caramel, and subtle herb-iness. Taste follows the nose with roasted malt, nuttiness, and a delicate note of spicy hops on the finish. Medium-low carbonation and medium body that is very smooth.
This is a nice Märzen. Nice roasty and toasty smooth body that doesn't neglect the traditional german hops. Much better on tap than canned. Another solid beer from COOP.

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Photo of socon67
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewAskew
4/5  rDev +9.9%
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 Flying-ABV
2.62/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This stuff is best within about 30 seconds of the pour. Very thin head which dissipates quickly to nothing. Almost no nose at all. Looks nice though - pretty copper color.
The real problem is simply the taste. To me its almost on the border of being rancid. I've purchased this two years going now, and both 6 packs were alike. Its just not a great beer, not a good example of an Martzen and not good with anything. Very flat feel. It is drinkable, but I don't think I will repeat.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Edie
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dinglehacker
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured can into snifter. Lively head that fades. Rich thick Märzen color.

Smells of malt and apricots or other such dried fruit. Faint spice.

Malty taste with spice balance. Very bready type of Märzen flavor. Bitter elements remind of some American brown ales.

Mouth is smooth and thick. Carbonation isn't too much.

Coop's seasonal exception to their ale-centric brewing is actually a very good Oktoberbest. Beautiful color too. Okies really got this one right.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of monk2021
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treycotton
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
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 BigGold
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had this Oktoberfest poured from 12-oz. can, purchased in Norman, Okla., into faceted mug. Nice color, COOP's Oktoberfest lager is also fairly true to style.

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Photo of phrimplepoot
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice Octoberfest. Great flavor. Really nice color.

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Photo of Spike-likes-beer
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of D1noB
2.41/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Light on the spices, a bready, malty, thick, grainy mess

Taste Rating in Words: It's the crazy relative in the corner. Sure they are entertaining, if it comes to that, but you'd be more comfortable if they just didn't show up.

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Photo of coastiebob
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopswagger
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Redrover
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
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 gruss004
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a clear, amber color with some reddish highlights. It smelled floral and grassy. Lots of sweet malty notes, too. It was very spicy and had a nice sweet caramel malt flavor. It was soft and smooth with a dry finish.

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

Photo of ThirstyHerf
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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