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Elevator Dark Horse Lager - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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83
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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dogbrick on 12-19-2007)
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Zonian1

Ohio

1/5  rDev -72.6%

10-07-2012 13:00:32 | More by Zonian1
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drzig


1/5  rDev -72.6%

09-14-2012 13:46:31 | More by drzig
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Fabiand

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

02-07-2014 02:09:07 | More by Fabiand
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ischoz

Ohio

2.8/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This not a fair review of this beer. I got this as a build your own six pack at an IGA. I think I got a bad bottle. When opened the bottle, the suds overflowed onto the counter, strange due to me not shaking the bottle, dropping the bottle or anything like that. I poured it into the pint glass and the head was very thick, it actually made up almost half the pour. I had to stop my pour. I waited five minutes and it did not go down.

This is where it gets interesting. I had to use a spoon to get some of the head out of the glass to pour the rest. The taste was okay, nothing special, but like I said, I think this was a bad bottle. I will find this again and give it a fair shot.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 03:08:11 | More by ischoz
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Redstar137

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%

09-06-2013 20:40:29 | More by Redstar137
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fluidmotion

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.8%

01-18-2012 01:05:53 | More by fluidmotion
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jharkins07

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.8%

02-06-2012 21:05:29 | More by jharkins07
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.8%

04-03-2014 02:33:09 | More by IAmHollywood13
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at the Huntington Field ball-park in Columbus. While I was pleased to find an alternative to Bud Light, I can't say this beer is anything to get too excited about. Dark-brown body, light frothy head. Minimal aroma. Flavor was Newcastle-ish; some light toffee roastiness accompanied by wateriness. Not bad, but hardly terrific.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2009 17:17:12 | More by BeerBelcher
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11%

11-10-2013 01:32:15 | More by lisahope27
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ksp1978


3.25/5  rDev -11%

08-22-2012 02:21:37 | More by ksp1978
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11%

02-06-2013 14:54:14 | More by Envelopes
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nineworldseries

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-03-2013 00:47:22 | More by nineworldseries
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duff247

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11%

02-25-2013 00:48:26 | More by duff247
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle purchased just a few days ago near brewery.

Pours dark brown, clear, with a modest size head that has good retention and leaves a moderate amount of sticky lacing on the glass. The aroma is less attractive than hoped, with some earthy hop pellets and roasted grains. The flavor is similar in description but notably better and more complex.
Near medium body with medium carbonation.

O: not bad, but not up with, for example, better Czech versions.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 22:06:55 | More by chinchill
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DoctorDog

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Thanks to pop's garage refrigerator for passing this one into my stomach.

A- Dark coppery/brown. Pours with <1 finger of off white head, which settles quickly into an island of bubbles.

S- Toasty, with a light caramel malt sweetness.

T- Bready, slightly toasty malty sweetness dominates. Restrained hops and minimal bitterness.

M- Moderate carbonation. Medium-light feel.

O- Decent. Pleasant easy drinker....nothing to wow, but nothing offensive. A brew that you could kick a few of these back without much effort.

Future outlook: A pleasant easy drinking beer...but not really in line with my preferences, and not something I will likely seek out in the future.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 04:14:17 | More by DoctorDog
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a deep clear amber, with little over a finger of off-white colored head. Pretty good retention here, staying rich across the surface, with some nice patchy lace back. The aroma is some toasted bread and light notes of toffee and cocoa sweetness. I'm getting a bit of nuttiness too, as well as some spicy floral hops behind the other flavors. This isn't particulary robust in the nose at all.

The taste is tight toasted malt character, as well as some lighter chocolate roast and sweet caramel. The backend is fairly green tasting with citrus and a spicy bitterness. Pretty clean feel on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a sharp and crisp feel. Overall refreshing presence for the most part.

This was decent. Definitely a little darker tasting than you would expect from a normal lager. I'm not sure how old this bottle was, but it seemed to have a bit of fade on it. I'd like to re-review in the future with a fresher sample.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2009 16:59:57 | More by Kegatron
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark brownish red with a cream colored head and leaves no lacing.

S- Light roasted malts with hints of chocolate and a touch of a smokey smell.

T- Not too bad but nothing also to write home about. Kind of bland and follows the nose.

M- Lighter side of medium and nice carbonation.

D- Easy drinker for sure, not something out would go out and seek but then again I wouldn't turn it down either.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2010 08:36:22 | More by nrbw23
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Bierguy5

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, 5.3% abv. Pours a dark amber color, with a brown tint. White head holds well for a few minutes.

Faint roasted grain in the nose, along with some earthy hops. Not very much at play here.

Darker malt, slightly roasty with a hint of chocolate, without the sweetness. Dry and slightly astringent at the finish, with some earthy bitterness.

Lighter body, but not overly fizzy. Alcohol is a non-factor here. Overall, not terribly interesting but without any major flaws. This would be easy to drink a lot of.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2011 22:38:03 | More by Bierguy5
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mashedpotatoes

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Above average brew. Gives off a floral smell with roasted malt character. Not quite as dark as the name suggests but does taste more like a schwarzbier than a lager. Mouthfeel is average and is on par with red/amber lagers with a bit more weight to it. Drinkability is fair given the well balanced nature of this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2008 00:21:37 | More by mashedpotatoes
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-29-2013 12:26:40 | More by Cynic-ale
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wildcatboy

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-07-2014 01:25:18 | More by wildcatboy
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-12-2013 22:29:09 | More by apasternak
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elkinbrown

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-09-2013 13:52:21 | More by elkinbrown
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dpage27

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-21-2013 01:10:44 | More by dpage27
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Elevator Dark Horse Lager from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
83 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.