Cooperstown Ale | Brewery Ommegang

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3.67/5
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194 Ratings
Cooperstown AleCooperstown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Baseball and beer. Few things are more ingrained in America's psyche than baseball and beer. The histories of both are laden with traditions and transcendence. Rascals and radicals. Celebration and shared experience. Treasured summertime moments with sun on our faces and a beer in our hands. The timeless game defines our past and guides our future.

Lightly golden-straw hue with a lasting thick, white head. Aromas of sweet malt, floral with slight citrus are followed by delicate herbal notes. Faintly sweet giving way to mellow, lightly floral hop flavor and notes of banana and pears from our signature house yeast. Nicely balanced with a clean herbal-hopped finish makes this an enjoyably, quaffable ale.

Added by morrowd3 on 05-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,905
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
194
pDev:
11.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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15
Gots:
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4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DanGeo
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdamSkylar
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Squire123
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an interesting combination of straw and golden with an orange hue. Massive foamy head that almost spills over, the lace is sticky and frothy. A good looking brew.
Reminds of a Belgian aroma, fruity and spicy. Tart lemon, some orange peel and even an occasional honey malt like sweetness.
Lemony and peppery. The hops bitterness has a strong kick that is on the high side of moderate. The palate is semi dry, as is the finish, which is peppery and bitter. Crispy, medium to light body. As the drink warms, the mouthfeel becomes frothy and creamy from the dense head and lace that has retained.
A very refreshing brew and easy to drink. I could definitely pound a few. I've yet to be disappointed by Ommegang.

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Photo of kevintaraross
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

BOMBER BOTTLE. JULY 2015. BOUGHT IN COOPERSTOWN AT THE OMMEGANG GIFT SHOP. FIRST TIME TRYING THIS...HAVEN'T SEEN IT AROUND SINCE.

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Photo of godawgs
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of susanelectro
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hoganlaw
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fx20736
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a single bottle from Beers of the World on 11/14/15. Served cool (not cold) in a Duvel tulip.

Look: hazy honey amber. Thick white head, great lacing.

Smell: Soft malt, lemon zest, clove like yeast.

Taste: malty with a faint orchard fruitiness and yeasty spice.

Feel: chewy, thick.

Overall: another fine ale by Ommegang

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Photo of Wasatch
4.37/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz. Bottle

Pours a very nice slightly cloudy golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/foamy two-finger white head, which leaves some very nice thick/creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some nice yeast notes, with some spice notes, banana notes. The taste is malty, yeasty, with some licorice notes, spicy, with some banana. Medium body. Overall, a very tasty brew. Ommegang is a top notch brewery. Recommended.

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Photo of craigdb
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mehinaman
4.19/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm surprised Ommegang isn't held in even higher esteem then they already are. Every beer I try from them is top notch. While I wouldn't say Cooperstown is my favorite beer of theirs I still liked it a lot. Well balanced, easily drinkable, and not real bitter makes this a great blonde ale

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light golden amber with a moderate fluffy head. Pleasant scent entices... A bit of bitterness on the tongue is not a distraction, but an enhancement. Enjoyable.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of socon67
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RobTheKnob
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaverCS
4.41/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light orange-golden color. With 2 fingers fluffy head.

Aroma is tame and un-eventful. I primarily get yeast, some straw, and a kiss of lemon.

Taste is very redeeming. I am reviewing this as if this is Ommegang's light summer option. The start is that wonderful crisp and highly carbonated Belgian inspired tickle of the taste buds. This transitions into the dominant flavors of their spicy yeast, tons of lemon, and more earthy hay. Just before the finish, the hops come out. By no means is this beer bitter, but the hops provide a beautiful florelness that lingers into the finish.

Overall, this is another great Ommegang's beer. Not as complex as their usual offerings but I prefer this option to their other summer beer (fleur de houblon). This beer is a great beer to eat with snacks. A salty potato chip works great! It gets a 88/100.

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Cooperstown Ale from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 194 ratings
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