Elevator Dark Horse Lager | Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
Ohio, United States
elevatorbrewing.com

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Dogbrick on 12-19-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
128
Reviews:
50
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
13.82%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Sabtos
2.4/5  rDev -35%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Burnt amber edges to a dark brown center with a ridiculous tan head. This beer sat in the fridge for two weeks, and when gently opened it foamed over repeatedly. Pouring into a glass, it was all foam--needless to say, it is overly carbonated.

Smell is stale raisins, toast, toffee, wheat, and pumpernickel.

Taste is wheat toast, pumpernickel, dry raisin, and Brillo pad with rotten apple-like hops again (I've had this in another Elevator brew).

Moderate body and froth, finishing sticky and dry.

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Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nat1975
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkrass
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of safphoto
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beergoot
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark, ruby-hued body; thick, foamy, dense head. Dark roasted grain aroma. Malt sweetness; bitter chocolate; molasses. Medium-heavy body; mostly sweet finish.

A very nice dark lager with some respectable depth and complexity. The dark grain character is well-rounded and balanced while the mouthfeel is full, satisfying, almost chewy.

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Photo of crewfan1952
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spycow
3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This is now called dark force It pours more head than liquid I had to drink the head down to pour the whole beer once it settles you get a reddish brown color with a big bread smell and taste with a medium malt finish

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Photo of wvsabbath
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hootie159
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaltofOH
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottle date. Dimpled mug.

Appearance: pours a dark brown, translucent with surprisingly little carb. Thin, off whitehead, fades to a thin skim. Retains to the very end.

Aroma: quite malty. Sweet & sugary.

Taste: fairly sweet and malty arrival, malty and sweet mid palate. Lingering sweetness on the finish. Really, too sweet for a schwarzbier.

Mouthfeel: mild carbonation for a lager, but significant. Clean. Lighter side of mid weight.

Overall: I like Eliot Ness and Mt. Carmel brown more for malty beers, but this is darn good. Cleaner than an ale when you want something dark & malty.

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Photo of leinie13
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shadwow13
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Markfisher1972
4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bahall2012
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of remy28
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of jm_buckeye
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Lightman
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Elevator Dark Horse Lager from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
3.69 out of 5 based on 128 ratings.
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