Buckeye Beer | Maumee Bay Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maumee Bay Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
oh-maumeebaybrewingco.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by AtLagerHeads on 10-01-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.17
pDev:
18.3%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of AltBock
2.17/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle with a red and white label that has a retro drawing of a waiter serving beer. He must be moving fast because they put black streaks behind one of his legs. It's either that or he's tripping. I failed to see a date anywhere on the bottle or label. That's probably because they didn't put one on.

When poured into a Southern Tier pint glass, this retro Sparkling dry beer was a clear as crystal pale straw yellow. It was so pale that it was about a shade up from being a urine yellow. What did the head of foam look like? You have to be joking! The head of foam was nothing but a sad looking faint string of bubbles acting as the head of foam. Pathetic! What was there quickly disappeared into oblivion. It left nothing behind to say that it even was there. Overall, it's a sad appearance from any beer.

I wish I could go in depth about the aroma, but there's not much to write about. It was simply a grainy aroma filled with cheap malted grains. That's it folks! No hops or fruits, just cheap malted grains like corn and rice.

This beer featured a sparkling dry taste of more cheap malted grains. There was a faint hop presence toward the back, but nothing to write home about. I don't care if it's labeled as a Czech Pilsener here, it tasted just like a Macro Lager to me.

This was a light bodied beer with more than enough crispy carbonation and a tiny aftertaste of cheap malted grains and a gentle touch of bitter hops.

Do you know the saying "You get what you paid for?" Well, that's what I get for a $1.25 a bottle. If you want a cheap Macro Lager with a retro label that makes you feel like you stepped back in time, then grab a bottle of this.

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Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.2/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a nice average American-style Pilsener with less Saaz hops dimension than would be present in European brews.

The look is good for the body, being exceptionally clear and bright gold in color. The head was lacking and there was very little lace from the white head.

The nose was light, but did hint of some nice hopping that faded in the flavor. The feel was fairly light, but had a nice crisp finish.

The drinkability of this beer is good; small ABV, light body, and crispness without over carbonation.

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Photo of leinie13
4/5  rDev +26.2%

Photo of bamadog
4/5  rDev +26.2%
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.

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Photo of joepais
3.49/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to RyanS107 for this one I poured it into a pills glass and it produced a good two finger white head that settled to a thick lace across the glass the body was a crystal clear pale yellow in color ( nice looking beer)

I got aromas of bready yeast with some light citric hops. While the mouthfeel is light and crisp with great carbonation.
The flavor of the brew is pale malts sweetness with a light hop dryness in the end . It is a easy drinking brew a step above BMC. It realy reminded me of a PBR or a Narragansett

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Photo of marburg
3.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Glowing, crystal clear golden yellow brew with a smallish head. Admittedly, my estimate of the appearance may be a bit off because I tasted this via their sampler; so it's hard to say for sure what the head looks like on this beer.

A bit grassy and plain. Nose is dull and almost non-existant. Similarly, it's got a bland flavor about it. Nonetheless, it's a quality brew as evidenced by its richer, heartier mouthfeel. Certainly not the best pilsner I've ever had, but it gets the job done. And from what I learned today, Buckeye Beer has a remarkable history behind it. Nice little brew.

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Photo of nitter
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of beveritt
3.13/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of gpawned
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Bill235
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of IronCitySteve
2.55/5  rDev -19.6%
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.

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Photo of sixerofelixir
3.94/5  rDev +24.3%
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.

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Photo of bwood06
3.93/5  rDev +24%
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

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Photo of Ricochet
3.2/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My review for on-tap says this would be a regular drinker for me if I could get it local. Now it's at my favorite beverage store, so gotta try it in the bottle to see if the prediction holds up.

A: Beer head, left quick, really light yellow, clean.

S: Well, it's a beer. a "dry" scent? Oh, that's hops asserting themselves. Like a Pabst. Nothing special.

M: Little hops bitter, mostly sweet corn-pop aftertaste. Watery.

T: Dry. As advertised. The bitter from the hops makes this a little better and it's a bit fresher than others. Step above Pabst but pretty close. Corn pops without the milk is the main note to this.

D: Yeah, I would get this again if I was in the mood for this sort of drink. It's less obtrusive than Pabst so a little more than a lawnmower beer, but I don't like to think about the drink when I want a lawnmower beverage. Eh... Maybe the difference of bottling made this rank lower than when I got it fresh off the tap. So it goes.

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Photo of Blueribbon666
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of csmiley
3.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours clear, yellow, and gives about an inch of head. Retention and lacing are both average.

S - Spicy on the nose. Biscuit and earthy aromas are first in line, followed by sharp floral hops. Very nice aroma on this one.

T - Taste was a tad bit bland. Earthy flavors are there but seem muted. Bitter hops are there but are average. As it warms the hops tend to become more dominant (which does give it some appeal).

M - Light bodied with good carbonation. Too light bodied for my taste. There is a dry finish.

D - Drinkability is average. The lack of flavor and body make it go down pretty easy but I would look elsewhere if I wanted a pilsener.

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Photo of BDIMike
2.72/5  rDev -14.2%
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...

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Photo of donteatpoop
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden color, clear with a cap of white head that quickly diminishes.

Smells of some light grainy malts, nothing outstanding about the scent but nothing off-putting either.

The taste is really good, some nice grain at the forefront balanced with the hops and finishing somewhat dry. Really a good flavor, much better than I was expecting given the appearance and smell of it.

The palate impact was average, decent carbonation level and a nothing really crazy going on there...

Definately a drinkable beer, I think come football season I'll turn my dad on to this pilsner.

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Photo of jmw4437
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of brealbg
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of cynical1027
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Dinkel
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of toolbrew
2.87/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Mtooman
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Buckeye Beer from Maumee Bay Brewing Company
3.17 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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