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Buckeye Beer - Maumee Bay Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
73
okay

77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 19.16%
Wants: 1
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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3/5  rDev -2.6%

Hoppyman49, Dec 16, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

gpawned, Nov 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +46.1%

leprechaunandfatman, Nov 11, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Mtooman, Nov 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

nitter, Oct 11, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Hefebossen, Aug 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

BrewCaveDweller, Aug 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

brealbg, Jul 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

abankert12, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of BDIMike
2.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice-looking pilsner. A straw-yellow color with a nice thick white head that laces nicely.
Smell is not good. A bit of strong wheat smell and almost a skunk hop smell too.
Taste is not much better than the smell. A biscuit taste with a bit of bad hop as well.
Mouthfeel is okay. An okay thickness, but nothing spectacular.
Drinkability is good. A balanced beer, but nothing going on that would make one want to drink a lot of these. Eh...

BDIMike, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -2.6%

jaidenjb, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of cynical1027
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

cynical1027, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
3.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

WoodBrew, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of lumpy1126
4/5  rDev +29.9%

lumpy1126, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of leinie13
4/5  rDev +29.9%

leinie13, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of bishocr
2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

bishocr, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of tat2dhllblly
3/5  rDev -2.6%

tat2dhllblly, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of swthomas55
3.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap in a sampler at the brewpub.

First thing -- this is not a Czech pilsner! It's an American lager. As such, it's not bad. It is straw colored and clear with a decent white head.

Aroma is light with a hint of floral hops. Inviting.

The flavor is sweet and grainy, probably its weakest point, but still pretty clean and easy to drink.

swthomas55, Oct 19, 2011
Photo of akorsak
3.53/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

akorsak, Sep 06, 2011
Photo of hosehead83
3.38/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear gold in color, with a short, bright white head of foam.
Aroma-Faint pilsner malt.
Taste-Faint cracker and pilsner malt, very crisp, subtle hop note, rather dry finish.
Very refreshing and drinkable, light but with a bit of character. A step up from a macro. Sure to please a cookout crowd on a hot day. For me, local, fresh and affordable. A pleasant surprise.

hosehead83, Aug 29, 2011
Photo of IronCitySteve
2.55/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a really light orangish yellow color with a small foam head the quickly dissipates to nothing. There is no lacing to speak of.

S: Very mild on the nose. There is some warm biscuit, caramel and some earthy hops.

T: Not overly complex but an ok pils. Starts off with a nice amount of buttered biscuit and caramel. I was waiting for some hops to come through but there were none.

M: Nicely carbonated, leaves a creamy taste on the palate.

O: I wish there was some hops character in this beer as there is a lot of potential. I thought there would be some hops to balance out the buttery biscuit.

IronCitySteve, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of LWG1970
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Color: Light Yellow
Smell: like grain and light citrus
Taste: Very light clean taste..
Drinkability: Very smooth and light.

Overall: Buckeye is a very average light tasting beer, in no way offensive, but not great by any means. There are Better cheaper beers out there.

LWG1970, Aug 10, 2011
Photo of KoolWhp
1.73/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Really wanted to love this beer, as I'm from the Toledo area and wanted to show my Cleveland snob beer friends that N.W. Ohio could roll with the big boys...boy, was I mistaken. Purchased in a 12-pack of bottles from the Andersons (great place for beer, BTW). From the first bottle, I noticed the exact difference of a too-hoppy beer -- Buckeye is way too grainy for my taste. I drank it on six separate days with five separate meals, and each time it was lacking and actually gave me a headache most of the time -- that has never, ever happened before. Not a terrible beer on the level of Milwaukee's Best Ice or something, but I won't be buying it again. Bummer.

KoolWhp, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of JamesS
3.38/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very nice bubbly golden color with some nice initial head and a bit of nice lacing. Crisp and clean scent, with a bit of nice peppery hops in the aroma, but along with the slightly off-jerky aroma common in some lagers. Good taste, nice and sweet-malty with a good German hop finish to it. Goes down fine, if a bit hop-rough.

JamesS, Nov 30, 2010
Photo of JayQue
3.53/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pretty average beer. Good for a session and goes down smooth. Pours a very pale straw gold mostly clear. Big bubbly white head with little retention. Surprisingly good lacing.

Smell was better than I expected. A definite sweet bready malt aroma.

Taste was pretty mild - slightly sweet bready malt balanced by light grassy hops.

Mouthfeel is about average. This is a light bodied beer that is also fairly crisp.

Drinkability is good as a session beer. The abv is not listed but is seems fairly low. Not a bad Pilsner.

JayQue, Oct 27, 2010
Buckeye Beer from Maumee Bay Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.