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Buckeye Beer - Maumee Bay Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
73
okay

75 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 17.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maumee Bay Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AtLagerHeads on 10-01-2003)
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Reviews by PerroGrande:
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PerroGrande

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Maumee brewing has re-created a long-standing Toledo classic beer. The original Buckeye Beer was brewed from 1838 through 1972 when it was absorbed (and killed) by Miller.

Buckeye is a Pilsner that leads off crisply and lightly. The color is consistent with the flavor. It pours a light yellowish shade with a moderate head.

Hops are, to my taste, detectable very early in this beer. The brew leads-off with a hint of sweetness, which works very nicely with spicy and salty foods. The sweetness does not build, however. Instead it gives way elegantly to the finish, which trends somewhat dry.

The initial hints that might lead one to envision "Budweiser", however, give way to a rather unusual finish. To me, the clue is on the label -- "Sparkling Dry..." Sounds like a description suitable to Champagne, and that is the best way I can describe the finish -- Champagne hints.

This beer will not knock your socks off with its opening or its finish. I find it far more subtle, but highly enjoyable and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2009 03:48:22 | More by PerroGrande
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Farky87

Ohio

3/5  rDev -3.5%

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Ohio

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Ohio

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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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bamadog

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my friend Malice for bringing me down a sixer of this from Toledo. You know what? It's not bad at all -- nothing special, but definitely worth picking up and drinking. Review is from notes taken on 9/26/2013 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pale yellow, straw color on the pour; yields a one finger, white head that looks like a fluffy merengue at first; head fades to a complete, but pretty uneven skim; great clarity and plenty of carbonation. As far as pilseners go, it looks pretty much just like it should.

Smell: Grainy, slight lemony zest; presence of a saccharine sweetness. Solid.

Taste: Sweetness is up front, has a bit of a sweet, bread flavor -- like some kind of a bread pudding almost (but not quite that sweet). Grainy, but not really toasty; no real sense of any bitterness at all.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, plenty of carbonation keeping it lively and the body, while light avoids being watery.

Overall: Nothing special, but I think it deserves a little better of a rating than it has at time of this review. It's solid for the style and I would be happy to get a case of it if I come across it. A nice summer beer for sure, but I'm enjoying it well into the fall.

Serving type: bottle

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Ohio

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South Carolina

3.09/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

on tap at Maumee Bay brewpub in Toledo.
This light golden pilsner looks as it should and has no major flaws. However, I found it a bit under-hopped and a tad sweet. This had more effect on the aroma, which reflected way more malt than hops. The particular mix(?) of hops (Noble?) seems appropriate.

Medium-light body with medium carbonation.

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Buckeye Beer from Maumee Bay Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.