Coolship Lager
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)

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European Pale Lager
Ranked #5
Ranked #17,001
3.95 | pDev: 5.82%
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Connecticut, United States
Coolship LagerCoolship Lager
Notes: Coolship Lager is brewed using a traditional double decoction mash and hopped with fine European noble hops. After the boil it rests in our copper coolship for 1 hour. It is then transferred over our baudelot cooler into our open tanks for fermentation. After a cool fermentation using a classic Czech lager yeast it is cellared for several months prior to release.
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Photo of stevoj
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can from Brewers Haven. Clear golden body with a lasting tight head. Aroma is grainy, bready. Taste follows with robust malty, grainy flavors. Fairly thick body too. Really tasty.

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Photo of cbutova
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Tallboy pours into a can glass with a mostly clear deep golden body and a one finger white cap. The head has a puffy texture and pretty good retention. Wide ring at the edges deposits small patches of lacing.

S- Very much bready aroma with some pale fruits as well as herbal and spicy hops. Crackery light malts throughout.

T- Comes off a bit hoppier than the aroma with Euro hops that drop a lot of spicy, floral and herbal hop notes. A decent amount of pale fruit esters as well as yeast bread/doughy and pale barley giving crackery and cereal notes.

MF- Medium body just a shade towards the light side. The texture is puffy and a bit creamy and the carbonation is moderately high. LIght herbal bitter finish.

Really solid and clean lager. Not sure if the coolship makes too much of a difference but a really nice lager anyways.

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Photo of woodchipper
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cold from a 16oz undated can to a Pils glass.
A- slightly hazy amber body, medium fading head minimal visible carbonation within.
S- Best thing about this beer- bready, yeasty, musty hay.
T-Rather clean lager, pleasant bready finish.
F- Medium thin- appropriate.
Overall pretty good.

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Photo of argock
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

No canned on date.

Slightly hazy gold with 1-2 fingers of frothy off-white head with good retention and lacing.

Bready pilsner malt aroma with herbal, grassy Saazer-style hop character

Delicious lager with bready, crackery very slightly fruity pale malt qualities with haylike, slightly grassy, herbal and spicy noble hopping with moderate bitterness. No yeast esters.

Crisp and dry with light-medium body and moderate carbonation.

An excellent craft Czech pilsner made in historic style.

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Photo of npolachek
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours yellow. Tastes like a normal Lager with nothing really special added on by the Coolship. Of course drinkable like any other lager, but nothing particularly noteworthy.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Redlight Redlight. Mostly clear golden yellow. Smells of light bready malts and faint Brett earthiness. Tastes of doughy and bready malt. Light sweetness. A little bit of spicy hop and a touch of earthy Brett in the finish. Medium body, maybe a little heavy for a "crisp" beer. Heavy handed on the bready malts and a little too sweet, or maybe just lacking in hop bitterness. It's nice, but not great.

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Photo of jrc1093
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

No canning date

Pours a slightly foggy straw body topped with a few fingers of fluffy white foam; good retention fades to paper-thin islands of cap, a frothy collar, and webby spread of lasting lacing.

Aroma opens with a balance of prickly herbs and moderate honey sweetness, developing notes of spiced cracker, an intense florality, soft raspberry, and a touch of lemongrass in the background.

Taste further defines a honeyed malt profile while bringing out earthier tones of straw, cracker, and mild spice; underlying raspberry/strawberry and floral grass shine across the mid-palate, with musty lemon zest toward the back end; grassy, herbal finish.

Mouthfeel is light-bodied with a moderate, airy carbonation inviting a general thinness upon first impression; dry and even across the mid-palate; a nice recovery on the close with rounding crispness, moderate bitterness, and semi-dry refreshing swallow.

There's an exceptional depth of flavor and expression carrying this one throughout, with equal parts soft malt and zippy hops producing an easy-drinking lager with deep intrigue just below the surface that a bit of weakness on the palate just can't detract from.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Armsby Abbey in Worcester, MA.

This one pours a slightly hazy golden yellow, and a big fluffy head and lots of lacing.

This smells like spicy and floral hops, fruity yeast, bready malt, and grain and honey.

This is rustic and clean and so tasty. There’s a minerally and slightly funky taste here, with some light fruit, along with spicy and floral hops.

This is creamy and super drinkable, a super smooth and crisp feel.

OEC mainly makes weird and off-kilter beers, so it’s cool to see a very refined simple banger from them.

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Coolship Lager from OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 34 ratings