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Elevator Dark Horse Lager - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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Elevator Dark Horse LagerElevator Dark Horse Lager

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BA SCORE
83
good

101 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of Zonian1
1/5  rDev -72.7%

Zonian1, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of drzig
1/5  rDev -72.7%

drzig, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Fabiand
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Fabiand, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of ischoz
2.8/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

ischoz, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Redstar137
3/5  rDev -18%

Redstar137, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of fluidmotion
3/5  rDev -18%

fluidmotion, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of Arch578
3/5  rDev -18%

Arch578, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of jharkins07
3/5  rDev -18%

jharkins07, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of IAmHollywood13
3/5  rDev -18%

IAmHollywood13, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of BeerBelcher
3.05/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

BeerBelcher, Jul 05, 2009
Photo of lisahope27
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

lisahope27, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of ksp1978
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

ksp1978, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of wembly13
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

wembly13, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Soto
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Soto, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Envelopes
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Envelopes, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of nineworldseries
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

nineworldseries, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of duff247
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

duff247, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

chinchill, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of DoctorDog
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

DoctorDog, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of Kegatron
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Kegatron, Aug 24, 2009
Photo of nrbw23
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

nrbw23, Jan 03, 2010
Photo of Bierguy5
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Bierguy5, Mar 16, 2011
Photo of mashedpotatoes
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

mashedpotatoes, Sep 15, 2008
Photo of WesMantooth
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not going to get into aroma. I love lagers, but I don't find them to be nose pleasers per say. Off white head holds on nicely throughout the glass, especially against the dark base. Tried to get a decent pic of the pretty deep brown color. The roasted malt comes through, though not to the extent the color would lead you to believe. Also a surprisingly faint coffee taste, along with almost a nutty flavor. Going to look through reviews and see if anyone else gets that. Sort of a dark lager/brown ale combo. Off the top of my head, I think it is a better version of a Beck's Dark.

WesMantooth, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Cynic-ale, Jul 29, 2013
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Elevator Dark Horse Lager from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
83 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.