Coolship Lager Americana
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)

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European Pale Lager
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4.11 | pDev: 4.14%
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Connecticut, United States
Notes: Czech Style blond lager brewed with a double decoction mash, using only American hops.
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4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at OEC Brewing in Oxford, CT.

This one pours a just slightly hazy golden yellow, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This one smells like spicy hops, minerally yeast, pine, grassiness, slightly fruitiness, black tea, graininess, etc.

This is definitely hoppier than the typical Coolship Lager, but it works for me, definitely. It's a big hoppiness that's piney, bitter tea-like, and pretty spicy, with a grainy and not very sweet malt backbone, with some tight crackery character.

This is extremely well balanced, and extremely drinkable, with a nicely crisp finish.

OEC is well known for making off-kilter and just-plain-weird beers, but it's also lately been making some traditional(ish) lagers that are clearly well thought out, carefully brewed, and just plain tasty.

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4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sampling a cold 750 ml swing top poured into my mug. The beer pours a bright clear golden color with about 1 cm frothy bleached white head foaming up and dropping to a thin edge layer. The foam leaves some windowpane lattice after it drops.
The aroma is some grainy malt and a bit of grassy hops with just alittle hit of lemon. Pretty mild nose but the scents are good for the style.
The first sip reveals a pretty light body with smooth texture. Very fine carbonation that rolls across my palate. Pretty easy drinking beer here.
Flavor is grainy malt and a bit of lemon but then spicy or black tea hop bite on the finish. the hops dominate the finish in flavor and the beer dries out a lot after each sip.
This is a crushable straightforward lager that doesnt seem to have any flaws.
Glad to have tried and would buy again if in the mood for a clean lager.

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3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz. can served in a willibecker Pours a translucent straw gold with a loose, half inch, bright white head that slowly sizzles and pops as it recedes. Aromas of sour mash and grassy hops re revealed in the nose, as well asa hint of lemon. Taste follows nose with the addition of an earthy/medicinal quality at the finish that lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is light in body with a crisp carbonation. Overall, pretty drinkable; however, the American hops are just a touch too assertive and detracts from the delicate qualities of the style.

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Coolship Lager Americana from OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 3 ratings