Buckeye Beer
Maumee Bay Brewing Company

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Maumee Bay Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
Bohemian / Czech Pilsner
Ranked #326
Ranked #29,415
3.11 | pDev: 18.01%
Dec 25, 2022
Oct 01, 2003
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Reviewed by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

3.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
L: Slightly hazy yellow/gold body. Soapy white head has good retention.

S: Very bland and inoffensive — cracker malt and that’s about it.

T: Follows the nose. More American Lager than Czech pils.

F: Crisp, clean

O: Decent lager that’s more American Lager than Pilsner due to its low hop profile.
Dec 25, 2022
Rated: 3.37 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Aug 06, 2022
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Another of my local, in-person trading partner, @tone77 's drop-offs, brings me to the opening of my day. I had toyed with hieing out to Bistro on Bridge in Phoenixville for their 10th Anniversary Party today, but then it dawned on me that such excursions are how I built up my backlog in the first place. I'm staying put, watching TV, reading books & drinking beer. That's a good day!

From the Bottle: "When you're dry ... Drink Buckeye"; "Sparkling Dry Premium Beer".

The label looked like a 1950s throwback, which is pretty cool. Even cooler is that it is a Czech/BoHo Pils, one of my fave styles! I Pop!ped the cap & started a slow, gentle C-Line pour into the awaiting glass. It foamed mightily, producing two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head that left magnificent lacing in its wake. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4), like liquid sunshine in my glass! Nose had a solid biscuity maltiness, but no real hops presence, Noble/Saaz or otherwise. Hmm. A check of their website revealed nothing. Retired, perhaps? I will take FORAC. Meanwhile, the mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, on par for any Lager. The taste had a mild grassy bitterness, but it was weak sauce for a BoHo Pils, if that is what it was intended to be. Hmm. Finish was dry and refreshing, so no complaints there. This was a pleasant enough start to my day. YMMV.
Sep 28, 2019
Rated: 2.84 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Sep 22, 2019
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, lemons, some grains. Taste is of bready malts, lemons, a touch of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer probably better enjoyed during the summer.
Feb 16, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by Lorenzai_Konstantinov from Ohio

Nov 22, 2017
Rated: 3.57 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Oct 18, 2017
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Rated by ThomasTheTank88 from Ohio

2.13/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Poured a yellow color. Smelled just like a normal American lager. Tasted light with a thin body. I'd compared it to a slightly better Miller Lite.
Jun 15, 2017
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Reviewed by bwood06 from Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
During a recent trip to Maumee Bay for dinner and beers with my coworkers, this was my 2nd beer of the evening. I though this might be a good one to end on after trying out Jefferson Lives.

This beer pours a clear golden hue that readily showcases its high carbonation content. A white frothy head graces the top of the beer and dissipates slowly to a thin lacing that is retained. 4.5/5 The aroma is very typical of the Czech Pilsener style with cereal grains and caramel creating a sweet malty aroma. Along with the malt there is a bit of green apple, green grapes, and grassy hops. Very simple aroma, but very good. 4/5 The flavor profile is once again heavy on the malt with light cereal grains, white bread, and a light caramel note leading the way and dominating the flavor profile. Grassy hops do come through, balancing the sweetness. The bitterness from the hops is light and does not linger after swallowing. 3.75/5 A light carbonation burn hits the tongue right away and leads into a light body that is lightly dry with light lingering dryness. 4/5 This is somewhat atypical of the Czech Pilsener style in that there is really no butteriness or creaminess to the beer. Still, it is a very good Pilsener, albeit closer to the German style than the Czech. 4/5
Jan 24, 2017
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Reviewed by tjwarren from Ohio

3.61/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A simple complexity with this beer. Much better than a 75. A hint of sweetness is quickly washed away by some hops with a smooth dry finish. A great food beer. Love it.
Mar 20, 2016
Rated: 3.19 by Beerdsley419 from Ohio

Jan 17, 2016
Rated: 3.07 by t26work from Ohio

Nov 23, 2015
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
served on draft at the brewpub.

very pale yellow color in appearance. not much aroma or taste, clean. typical pale lager. thin, but at least not over carbonated.
Aug 15, 2015
Rated: 3.14 by shiznit7 from District of Columbia

Apr 26, 2015
Rated: 2.75 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio

Dec 27, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by WesMantooth from Ohio

Oct 21, 2014
Rated: 1 by CycleHops from Ohio

Aug 22, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by tommy5 from Michigan

Aug 09, 2014
Rated: 3 by Farky87 from Ohio

Jul 06, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Storm21 from Ohio

Jun 01, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by WesM63 from Ohio

Apr 05, 2014
Rated: 3 by Miles228 from Ohio

Feb 23, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by AHeaston8 from Ohio

Jan 28, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by DrBirdman1995 from Michigan

Dec 23, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by Chris_Panos from Ohio

Dec 12, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by jmw4437 from Ohio

Nov 27, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by HopHead_09 from Ohio

Nov 12, 2013
Rated: 2.5 by WolfAlynn from Ohio

Oct 16, 2013
Rated: 3 by Amberluvsbeer from Ohio

Oct 01, 2013
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Reviewed by bamadog from Ohio

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.
Sep 27, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by JoshuaWagy from Ohio

Aug 20, 2013
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Reviewed by chinchill from 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.
Aug 06, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by Cynic-ale from Texas

Jul 30, 2013
Rated: 3 by prdrums77 from Ohio

Jul 27, 2013
Rated: 3 by Andrew526 from Michigan

Jul 23, 2013
Rated: 1.25 by apasternak from District of Columbia

Jul 12, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by klingenator from Michigan

May 22, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by meetyouoverboard from Ohio

May 14, 2013
Rated: 3 by Bill235 from Ohio

May 09, 2013
Rated: 3 by Dinkel from Texas

Feb 07, 2013
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