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Buckeye Beer - Maumee Bay Brewing Company

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 19.16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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 bamadog:
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4/5  rDev +29.9%

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.

09-27-2013 01:18:41 | More by bamadog
More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-12-2013 17:45:18 | More by Chris_Panos
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-30-2013 09:35:29 | More by Cynic-ale
Photo of Dinkel


3/5  rDev -2.6%

02-07-2013 04:12:12 | More by Dinkel
Photo of WVbeergeek

West Virginia

2.17/5  rDev -29.5%

Appearance is pale yellow with fine easy carbonation defnitely not your typical fizzy beer. Although the head doesn't last too long here, leaves behind thin speckled lacing. Aroma has some tart grainy offness to it with a touch of metallic character. Not a typical hop character for a Czech pils, some honey cracker sweetness in there as well. Flavor is pretty pathetic a lot of underwhelming characteristics with faint tart finish mild biscuit sweetness and some watery hop flavor, pretty much generic beer. Mouthfeel is light with ample carbonation not too dry compared to a true Czech pils. Drinkability is average at best, I bet this beer sells in the Buckeye state despite the fact that the beer isn't all that. I'll pass on my next Buckeye beer, it's just not worthy.

08-29-2008 15:20:14 | More by WVbeergeek
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South Carolina

3.09/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

08-06-2013 00:32:21 | More by chinchill
Photo of Brenden


2.95/5  rDev -4.2%

This review is going to be identical to my bottle review; I saw no change at all in any aspect in getting it fresh, probably 1. because I'm in the town where it's brewed and 2. I've gotten bottles from the brewpub itself. It's light in all aspects, a little above the standard macro in craft. It seems made for the BMC drinker with a little more care and quality.

09-24-2009 20:33:50 | More by Brenden
Photo of Mtooman


2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

11-11-2012 19:04:15 | More by Mtooman
Photo of cynical1027


3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-21-2012 02:43:24 | More by cynical1027
Photo of WoodBrew


3.58/5  rDev +16.2%

My parents brought some Buckeye Sparkling Dry Premium Beer from Ohio. The beer pours a clear yellow color with a thin white head. The smell is slight grain sweet with slight Saaz hop kick. The taste follows the smell...is grainy and Saaz hop being present. The mouthfeel is light in body and good carbonation. Overall the beer is decent and easy drinking. It is alot like Pilsner Urquel.

12-29-2011 12:58:28 | More by WoodBrew
Photo of lumpy1126


4/5  rDev +29.9%

12-15-2011 03:27:13 | More by lumpy1126
Photo of beveritt


3.13/5  rDev +1.6%

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brwon bottle into a standard pint glass. The label is predominantly red and white and depicts a cartoon character waiter carrying a tray with a bottle and a pilsner glass. "When you're dry . . . Drink Buckeye." No visible freshness date.

Appearance: Pours with three fingers of nearly white foam with enough surface tension to rise 1 finger above the rim. This settles slowly to q tick, half finger head. Some lacing. The beer itself is pale yellow and perfectly clear. Lots of activity.

Smell: Slightly spicy and metallic Saaz hops in the nose. Very slight hint of the underlying malt.

Taste: Some hop spice upfront, with very lightly sweet malt. Mild bitterness in the finish with some husky astringency.

Mouthfeel: Average level of carbonation, though the activity continues throughout the beer. Body is average to average plus.

Drinkability: Typically not my style, but this one is refreshing, Just having finished a long run in the August heat, al ight bodied beer with some flavor hits the spot.

08-18-2008 21:53:07 | More by beveritt
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4/5  rDev +29.9%

12-04-2011 04:16:55 | More by leinie13
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3.6/5  rDev +16.9%

Thanks to shigadeyo from RB for trading this to me. This one pours a light/medium golden with a faint white head and moderate carbonation. Aroma is sort of like candy corn with a hint of citrus. Flavor is pretty sweet. Fairly big corn with touches of tartness. It is actually quite refreshing and would be a decent summer brew. I wouldn't mind having a few more of these.

11-26-2008 17:50:02 | More by brewbucker
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District of Columbia

1.25/5  rDev -59.4%

07-12-2013 22:29:40 | More by apasternak
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

11-12-2013 06:40:55 | More by HopHead_09
Photo of akorsak


3.53/5  rDev +14.6%

A 12 oz bottle from The Anderson's on Talmadge. Couldn't leave town without one.

A: The pilsener is a light golden color, crystal clear and very, VERY pale. A thin white head, wispy bands really, are all that remain from the first pour.

S: Sooey, that is sweet. The pilsener doesn't skimp on the fruitier biscuit aspects. The nose is very boring but on par with the era that it is intended to represent.

T: The sweetness continues here. Biscuity with light fruits in tow. Hops are more apparent here than in the nose, a soft crispness. A creaminess lingers after each sip. Very approachable but also very restrained.

M: The mouthfeel is sweet, a good diversionary beer, a sip before bigger ones.

09-06-2011 18:56:36 | More by akorsak
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

After not seeing Buckeye Beer around for a couple years (if not longer), I was happy to see a bunch of cases of it over at Anderson's this morning so I picked one up.

Served in a mug, the beer pours a clear light golden color with about an inch white head which went away pretty quick. It smells mainly like sweet malt, with a small grassy and adjunct taste too. The smell is a bit weak. The taste is malty sweet, not much hops in this beer. Mouthfeel is light but not too watery, and it's pretty smooth. Drinkability is very good, it's easy to drink and it's nice and crisp. I could definitely have this as a session beer.

01-14-2007 00:30:51 | More by bluejacket74
Photo of Beejay


2.58/5  rDev -16.2%

A: Extremely light, clear, high carbonation, and little foam.. Looks like generic cheap beer....

S:Almost salty... hmm.. Not a good sign....

T: Slightly sweet, with a strong barley aftertaste.. Malty and biscuity.. dry indeed.. The taste is a pleasant surprise, considering the bad smell.

M: Light and crisp.. a little slick at the end. Leaves a huh kind of after taste and feel...

D: One and Done. I see no need in buying this again.. but it is something different and new.. worth it for the try.. but don't buy a six pack...

I knew there was a reason why I didn't like Toledo..

01-25-2009 06:24:14 | More by Beejay
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

08-21-2012 20:37:42 | More by Hefebossen
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-09-2014 20:57:06 | More by tommy5
Photo of buschbeer


3.18/5  rDev +3.2%

I poured into a pint glass to two inches of white, foamy head. It is yellow and clear. It looks a lot like a Busch beer. The smell is very sweet. The taste is sweet and bready. It is watery and goes down quite nicely. It's not my favorite style, and I hate the name.

Go Blue!

04-20-2010 23:33:33 | More by buschbeer
Photo of toolbrew


2.88/5  rDev -6.5%

Pours a clear yellow with a small head that fell quickly. Lots of carbonation. Little to no head retention or lacing.

Grainy smell with some hop aroma. Maybe the slightest hint of honey.

Crisp grain/light malt flavor. Dry finish that is slightly sweet.

Light and refreshing. Goes down easily like most pils.

I grabbed this beer on a whim and I'm glad I tried it. I don't know that I would have more than one at a time, but it would also be good for a hot day.

07-10-2008 03:17:33 | More by toolbrew
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4.5/5  rDev +46.1%

11-11-2012 20:25:55 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

10-11-2012 23:21:32 | More by nitter
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Buckeye Beer from Maumee Bay Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.