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Elevator 1810 Oktoberfest - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

Elevator 1810 OktoberfestElevator 1810 Oktoberfest

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.49%

Brewed by:
Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: beveritt on 09-23-2008)
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Reviews by Bierguy5:
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3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, 5.9% abv. Slightly hazy amber color. Nice off-white head, which holds pretty well.

Toasty, and bready in the nose. A hint of caramel, and slightly burnt sugar.

Nice toasty malt up front. Fairly clean with a hint of burnt sugar. Not much of a bread character like I noticed in the nose.

Lighter body with ample carbonation. Nothing spectacular, but simple and fairly solid.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 19:46:18 | More by Bierguy5
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3.89/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1810 Oktoberfest by Elevator Brewery
poured from a bottle into a .75l Mug

A : a beautiful amberish hazy orange with a small off white head and some lacing 4.25

S : yeast, orange, roasted malt, some spice 3.75

T : again yeasty bread, orange /citrus, nice malt/hop balance 4.0

M : smooth and bright start, medium body with a crisp finish 3.75

D : with a crisp finish and modest ABV this is a drinker, perfect for a Fall Festival 4.0

bought the last single I found, still keeping my eye out for a 6 pack

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 01:21:13 | More by Extrajoker00
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09-20-2013 22:34:25 | More by Bobby_Gray_84
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3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a thick beer just in the look, and I initially thought it was hazed. In actuality, it's a copper-colored brew that lies somewhere between transparent and opaque. On top, an off-white foam sits for the duration after managing about half a finger. There's a ring of lace where the beer has come to a rest, followed by good spotting.
Caramel sweetness and fruity esters come strongly out of the aroma. There's also a solid blend of toasty and doughy qualities, some grains, and a bit of grassy/leafy hops.
The taste follows suit pretty well, though straight up front and carrying through is something mildly astringent, something like spent grains or like the malts were burnt. Otherwise it's got toast, nut, and caramel with a peppery note and some leaf.
The body's medium, and it's creamy. A sting of crispness hits the palate, likely with added affect as it comes out precisely in time to a hit of alcohol that surprises me in this sub-6% brew. It finishes drier as leafy hops come into the end.

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09-13-2013 20:21:10 | More by Brenden
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4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just did a tasting of a bunch of american Oktoberfest's mostly from Ohio + Sam Adams. This beer and Barktoberfest were the best of the bunch but I give a slight nod to Elevator as it is cheaper in Ohio. The 1810 had the best flavor and finish of the bunch. Brew Kettle and Great Lakes were disappointing this year.

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3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a darker amber/reddish color with nice 2 finger off-white head.

S - Bready and malty, touches of caramel, yeast, and a hint of spice.

T - Actually quite sweet, burnt sugar. It almost drinks a little 'hot' for a 5.9% ABV. Caramel malts permeate.

M - Very full mouthfeel, full carbonation.

Overall - As a Marzen goes, it was a little different. But it wasn't unpleasant. In fact, it was a pretty decent beer overall. It is a little too sweet for a marzen, but doesn't really make it 'bad'.

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3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good Oktoberfest. Pours a mostly clear orangy/amber color with a frothy off-white head. Spotty lacing and good retention. Smell is typical O-fest roasted malt / sweet malt. Smell is strong enough to appreciate.

Taste is roasted malts with some sweet caramel malt. Not as much finishing bitterness as with siome Oktoberfests. What is unusual is a bit of funk / Belgian type yeast. It seems to go very well with this beer.

Mouthfeel is good for an Oktoberfest, light but not watery

On the whole, an interesting Oktoberfest. I would drink it again. Elevator makes some decent beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 01:57:39 | More by JayQue
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3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Thanks to JayQue for this bottle!

Yeah, it's a bit late in the year for it, but I'm still down for some new O-Fest-y goodness. It pours a clear sunset amber topped by a bit more than a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises biscuit, sweetgrass, light caramel, sweet flowers, and a kiss of toasted honey. The taste follows pretty closely, with the emphasis on the biscuit (now lightly toasted) and the grass. It's simple and understated, but very nice, especially in an O-Fest sort of way. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a sorta creamy feel, and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice O-Fest, nothing o'erwhelmingly great, but a fairly tasty, generally enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 05:40:59 | More by TMoney2591
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3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Very nice dark amber color, with a white-to-orange 2 fingered head. Leaves little lacing.

S: A very mild aroma; grainy with caramel sweet malts. Somewhat grassy on the back end, but overall very underwhelming. It seems like the aroma is just subdued, even above normal serving temperatures.

T: Classic Oktoberfest elements: toasted malts, sweet bread, and caramel. Definite tones of chocolate. Small amount of bitterness, which must be from the hops, although I can't taste any.

M: Medium bodied with a dry finish.

O: This is an average marzen, but very drinkable. To admit, I'm a big fan of the style, and I'm looking forward to this one in future years. I think this is the first time they've bottled it.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 16:29:10 | More by Valmor88
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1.23/5  rDev -65.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 10/19/11

Mostly clear; burnt amber hue. Two fingers of porous foam rose quickly and dropped back to a thin layer just the same. A few blobs of lace fall down after each tilt of the glass.

The aroma is really strange and off-putting. Notes of fruit mish-mash (red raspberry and perhaps a little black raspberry, too, I reckon), cereal grains and something syrupy. Ok, it just hit me - this smells like any random Jackie O's "wild" ale (not quite tart but certainly tangy). Toasty and bready notion buried low.

I don't even want to take a drink.

Oh my heart, this is wretched. It's a roving garble of off-flavors that don't at all belong, kind of like Bengal tigers and mountain lions in Zanesville. "Rotten" is about the best flavor descriptor I have here. That, and it finishes with a bitter and dry medicinal quality. Let's see what other treasure troves Sip #2 might reveal: A big friggin' mess. Burnt grass? Spoiled grains? WTF?

Water-thin body and effervescent, fizzy carbonation. Coating finish. All of the above worsens the bitter finish to no end.

I wish I hadn't taken any of the five drinks I took.

Sincerely, I hope this is an off bottle because this putrid.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 02:21:41 | More by Ryan011235
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3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Appears a dark orange color with a hint of darker red. Has a solid two fingers of off-white head that leaves some great lacing and has great retention.

Smell is slightly musty. Has nice toasted malts, decent hop balance. The mustiness is slightly off-putting, but once you get past it, everything else is fine. Taste is sweet, with some caramel up front. Moves more bitter at the end, and is very well balanced. That being said, the flavor is slightly muted and lacking. Still nothing bad here, but not enough of the good flavors.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with good carbonation levels. Slight bite on the tongue, as there should be. Very drinkable. Overall, a decent Oktoberfest, but there are much better readily available options out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 23:01:55 | More by zimm421
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3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another unusual Ohio tick from Jason - apparently he's trying to get revenge for all the weird and awful beers I've made him suffer through. Served in a Hill Farmstead glass.

A - Orange-brown-raw umber colored body that is largely hazed but has a nice glow to it. Medium off-white foam settles to a thick collar, patchy haze, and spotty lace. Quite attractive actually.

S - Toasted bread, slightly burnt. Light peanut butter and chocolate? Faint grassy hops as well. Not like any Oktoberfest I've had, but strangely appealing.

T - Again, it's slightly burnt toast and peanut butter cookies. Some light sugary malt sweetness as well.

M - Crisp, toasty and dry medium body. Zesty carbonation and a somewhat creamy feel to it. Clean finish.

D - Very strange beer, but quite enjoyable and easy to drink. I finished my 6oz fairly quickly. I'm not entirely convinced this brewery knows what they're doing, but at least they have functioning taste buds and olfactory bulbs.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 21:47:29 | More by MasterSki
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bready with some caramel. Very light sulpher.

Thick creamy off-white head. Orangish amber color. Very clear. Good lacing.

Toasted malt, warm bread flavor. Slight amount of chocolate. Caramel is present but not heavy. Hop flavor not noticeable. Medium-low bitterness.

Smooth, Medium-low mouthfeel. Finishes dry. Alcohol not prominent, but suspect it helps contribute to the dryness.

Nicely balanced. Has depth and complexity, but is still easy drinking. Best Oktoberfest I've had this year.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 21:45:45 | More by rlshep
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Elevator 1810 Oktoberfest from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
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