Elevator 1810 Oktoberfest - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: beveritt on 09-23-2008

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Reviews by MasterSki:
Photo of MasterSki
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of crzyfngrzmcgee
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Fruity aftertaste, normally a bad thing, good thing here.

Photo of Brenden
3.59/5  rDev +2%
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.

Photo of zimm421
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Photo of beveritt
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Arrived in a standard pint glass.

Appearance: 3/4 finger of off white head, settle to a thin layer of foam. Light lacing. Beer is a light copper color and perfectly clear.

Smell: Strong caramel malt aroma.

Taste: Strong carbonation bite upfront followed by caramel and biscuit malt. Slight bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Higher than average carbonation. Body is good.

Drinkability: A medium flavored Oktoberfest. Not one of th ebest, but not bad.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours an orange/copper color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. Aroma is toasted and caramel malt, along with some bready malt too. Taste is the same as the aroma, it's all malt. I don't notice any hops at all. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating and it's well carbonated. Drinkability is good enough, I wouldn't have a problem drinking more than one of these at a time. A decent brew overall, it's not a bad Oktoberfest beer. It's good to see Elevator bottling more of their brews.

Photo of Bierguy5
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Photo of BigBry
3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft pint at the brewery.
Clear, copper color with a nice off white head. Foam has good retention and leaves some
nice lace coating.
Smells of sweet malts, grains, and a bit bready. Minimal hops in either smell or taste.
Everything is sweet and bready malts, as expected.
Medium in body, carbonation seems right on for the style.
Decent, not great and not terrible. Easy to drink and enjoy.

Photo of Ryan011235
1.26/5  rDev -64.2%
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.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Photo of JayQue
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Photo of BeerBuckeye
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'.

Photo of Keffa
3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Hennepin glass.

A: Beautiful amber/copper color, nice 1 1/2 finger eggshell head that stayed for about 30 seconds and slowly receeded to a 1mm cap. Some oily lacing shows up, but quickly dissipates. Still, a very nice looking beer.

S: Meh. That's the first word that comes to mind. It's not a bad aroma, caramel malt, a slight hint of a dark cherry, some toasted grain, a little floral hop, but that's about where it stops. Not a very appealing aroma overall. Nothing stands out enough to say "Drink me!".

T: Ah, this is better. Taste is chock full of a nice toasted malt sweetness, caramel, a very small hint of bitterness from the hops, back to the toasted malt and a little bit of a roasted character comes through as well.

M: Very creamy, a little oily, nicely carbonated. Yawn. Nothing exciting here.

D: Dangerous. The malt forward-ness of this beer makes it nicely sweet, and the alcohol is, IMO, completely hidden. 5.9 ABV is a bad thing with a beer that is this easy to drink. No wonder people get sloshed at Octoberfest :)

Not bad, not great. The only thing that would make it better would be a little bit of hops to balance the sweetness. It can be overpowering at times. If you like malt heavy, sweet beers, this one has your name on it.

Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle into a SA sensory glass. Thanks to csmiley for the chance to try this.

This brew appears a lightly hazed copper color with a finger of yellowish stained head. The cap fades to a thin layering and maintains a small film of bubbles across the top due to constantly rising bubbles of carbonation. Some leggings of lace cling to the glassware.

The aroma is malty sweetness reminescent of toffee. There is a fresh grainy character about the nose that is very enjoyable. Between the sweetness like toffee and the fresh grainy scent there is a very light indication of buttery notes that blends the transition of grain character to a mild scent of floral hops.

The taste of this brew includes a fresh grainy flavor with a bit of toffee like sweetness. It is contrasted by a modest herbal hoppy bitterness that leads into a crisp finish. A lingering flavor resides in the mouth tasting of grain and herbal bitterness that has a touch of mineral quality.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Balanced well and a decent representation of the style even though it has a bit more hop character than what I am use to. The alcohol is hidden well, I would enjoy this one again.

Photo of Extrajoker00
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
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

Photo of nrbw23
3.21/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a clear copper color with a nice off white head. Head has good retention and leaves some nice layered lacing.

S- Smells of sweet malts, grains, and bready. On the lighter side for sure and pretty much no hops here.

T- Very little hops here. Everything is sweet and bready malts. It also has some weird corn after taste I'm not sure if I'm digging this.

M- Medium in body and carbonation seems right on for the style.

D- Took a couple of swigs to open me up to this one. Not too bad just not my favorite either. Alright to drink though.

Photo of blakesell
2.9/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from the tap into a standard pint glass.

Appearance- Beer pours a clear rich golden amber with a finger of creamy white head that quickly fades to tiny bubbles around the sides. Lacing is slight and near nonexistent.

Smell- Rich and malty, very nice malt content on the nose. Some bready biscuit malts and very little on the hops. A slight metallic scent that could be hop or the yeast.

Taste- There's that metallic taste again. Elevator is notorious for coming just short of a good beer. Mild sourness to follow. Malts are lightly balanced, hops providing decent bittering.

Mouthfeel- Metallic, lightly bitter, somewhat astringent, medium bodied and highly carbonated.

Drinkability- Drinkable, but not worth a repeat visit. I'll be getting a growler of root beer yet again.

Photo of rlshep
4.21/5  rDev +19.6%
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.

Photo of Valmor88
3.26/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Photo of beer1018
3.99/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Elevator 1810 Oktoberfest from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
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