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Buckeye Beer - Maumee Bay Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
73
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75 Ratings
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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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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +44.7%

11-11-2012 20:25:55 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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Mtooman

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

11-11-2012 19:04:15 | More by Mtooman
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nitter

Ohio

3/5  rDev -3.5%

10-11-2012 23:21:32 | More by nitter
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Hefebossen

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

08-21-2012 20:37:42 | More by Hefebossen
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BrewCaveDweller

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

08-11-2012 00:54:55 | More by BrewCaveDweller
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brealbg

Ohio

3/5  rDev -3.5%

07-30-2012 13:52:56 | More by brealbg
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abankert12

Ohio

3/5  rDev -3.5%

07-26-2012 16:14:41 | More by abankert12
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BDIMike

Ohio

2.73/5  rDev -12.2%
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...

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 01:05:42 | More by BDIMike
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -3.5%

04-05-2012 02:00:26 | More by jaidenjb
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cynical1027

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +28.6%

12-15-2011 03:27:13 | More by lumpy1126
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leinie13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +28.6%

12-04-2011 04:16:55 | More by leinie13
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bishocr

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -27.7%

12-02-2011 16:23:51 | More by bishocr
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tat2dhllblly

Ohio

3/5  rDev -3.5%

11-15-2011 19:49:13 | More by tat2dhllblly
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swthomas55

Michigan

3.08/5  rDev -1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2011 22:54:55 | More by swthomas55
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 18:56:36 | More by akorsak
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 16:21:01 | More by hosehead83
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev -18%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 21:31:01 | More by IronCitySteve
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LWG1970

Ohio

3/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 05:58:02 | More by LWG1970
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KoolWhp

Ohio

1.73/5  rDev -44.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 15:32:38 | More by KoolWhp
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JamesS

Indiana

3.38/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 02:40:48 | More by JamesS
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JayQue

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2010 22:55:29 | More by JayQue
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

2.2/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - pours a bright lemony yellow, a snowy cap of maybe a finger. Can't tell for sure, it's gone so quickly, leaving just a scant cover and collar.

Aroma - a fairly average grain, mildly sweet.

Taste - a husky, stale cereal grain flavor. Some apple tartness on the swallow resolving to a bitterness of some kind, or maybe a sourness. Can't tell; either way, it's not too good. It gets a little better as it goes, but stays primarily husky and cereal-like. The main problem here is no presence of anything Saaz-like. This tastes no more like any kind of pilsner than does MGD or Bud.

Mouthfeel - crisp and light to moderate body. Meh.

Drinkability - not that enjoyable but I suppose if I had to...no, no I probably still wouldn't.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2010 05:38:31 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +27%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Nice retro label on the front. "When you're dry... Drink Buckeye" lol.

Pours a very clear, very pale yellow. Almost green. A white head that soon dwindles down to a ring. Smell is super homemade biscuit, very clean and sweet, almost like cornbread. Taste is the same, crisp and sweet. Finishes tart, with decent carbonation. All in all, this is beer that I can easily drink a few of from time to time. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2010 05:25:20 | More by sixerofelixir
Buckeye Beer from Maumee Bay Brewing Company
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