PawPaw | Buckeye Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Buckeye Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by TheHoppiest on 10-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 22
Photo of DrDemento456
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Not very much head just a bit of sudsy goodness and a ton of bubbles rising from the base. Color is a bright orange yellow.
S - Very sweet with a touch of sour fruit. Some malt but the star is a PawPaw fruit which I have never tasted.
T - Has a sour twang similar to a Oud bruin but not completely sour as the edge is cut with sweeter malts. Quite refreshing as it is.
M - Well it is kind of watery but seems balanced enough. Hides the ABV well.
Overall quite an interesting fruit beer. It seemed a bit expensive at $8.99 a bottle but somewhat worth it. Not the best fruit beer I ever had but not that bad at all.

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Photo of ColdPoncho
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

No bottle date that I can find.

A - It pours a light yellow, with pinkish hues. A small white head is present and lingering.

S - Sort of a fruity citrus/tropical blend kind of thing. A bit of earth as well

T - Malty, and boring malts at that, is the main thing here. There's a fruity sweetness throughout, and the finish is reminiscent of pineapple juice. There's almost a sense of mint on the sides of the tongue in the aftertaste. Interesting.

M - Medium/full body, smooth. The carbonation is fairly low in the mouth.

O - this is ok, and not knowing what a pawpaw tastes like, I'm not sure that this is as fruity as I'd expect.

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Photo of BDIMike
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly cloudy orange-golden color. A good amount of carbonation, but not much head at all.
Smell is almost primarily of the pawpaw fruit. There is a good amount of nice wheat taste, but the tropical citrus notes of the PawPaw come out of the nose very well.
Taste is really cool on this beer. A good wheat base is immediately taken over by the strong tastes of the PawPaw fruit. Very nice tropical citrus tastes, almost like this one fruit is a combination of pineapple, orange, mango, and others.
Mouthfeel is good. A good crispness makes this beer very refreshing for a summer drink.
Drinkability is very good. The beer has a nice clean base and the PawPaw fruit adds a lot of different tastes to it. I have never had a beer like this and the PawPaw fruit makes it very unique. With all other brewers making so many similar styles and beers, PawPaw stands out as a beer you couldn't get anywhere else. Must try!

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Photo of goblue3509
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange color with no head and very little lacing. The aroma is of apricot and mango, its nice and inviting but it is a little faint. The taste follows suit, there is an apricot and mango flavor up front with a slight banana flavor in the middle, the end follows with a slight bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium carbonation. Overall it is an okay beer, nothing that will knock your socks off, but not bad.

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Photo of Sammy
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well, papaya to me. Reasonable papaya flavour. Smooth drinker, but 350 ml. was enough, the rest goes for cooking. Medium cloudy golden. Mild papaya aroma. Nice with lunch.
Better than average fruit beer, and a nice change of pace. Thanks Steve for this rare one.

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Photo of RedSpecial1
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy, peachy-orange with a large amount of white head initially that quickly dissipates. A fair amount of carbonation is visible.

S: A mango like aroma dominates. It's sweet smelling, almost like the outside of an unripened fruit.

T: Definitely echoes the smell, almost a pulp-like quality to it. There are definitely notes of toasted malt and wheat in the middle, and it finishes with a very strong pawpaw character.

M: Some effervescence, and a light body. The alcohol isn't noticeable except for a mild harshness that doesn't necessarily detract.

O: A decent beer, but not outstanding. This is a unique drink for people looking for different fruit beers to try, and definitely one of the more drinkable ones I've had.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass. Really cool looking design on the bottle.

A- Poured a clear golden yellow-orange color with a two finger soapy head that dissipated fairly quickly. An amazing cyclone swirl of carbonation that looked great. Left some minimal lace.

S- Smells like tropical fruit, peach, and cotton candy. Big fruity aroma.

T- Big cotton candy like flavor, artificial strawberry taste, real banana taste (not quite the hefeweizen banana flavor), peach, and tropical notes. Never had a pawpaw before, definitely an interesting taste.

M- Very refreshing, lighter bodied, and highly drinkable

O- Never had anything quite like this. Really interesting flavor profile, pretty weird. Would I get it again? Probably not, but definitely recommend giving it a shot.

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Photo of TheHoppiest
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a limited ale, brewed with Ohio grown PawPaw fruit, a local delicacy which tastes like a cross between a mango and a banana.

I split a 22 oz bomber of this brew with my wife, shared in small chalices. Pours a golden yellow color, almost like a topaz. Has very litte head; rather, the little head that develops dissapates quickly.

Smells sweet, with definite banana, mango, starwberry, honey and floral aromas. There's also a bit of a nutty smell. Hops are completely absent.

Very mild tasting, with hints of honey malt, plantains, and faint bitter to finish.

Has a dry, almost chalkiy finish on the tongue. Light bodied, it is a very easy drinking beer.

More exotic sounding than it tastes, this is a smooth, drinkable honey ale with hint of bitter to finish. If you're big into Ohio-grown brews, you can't get much more Ohio than this -- unless someone does a roasted Buckeye ale!

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PawPaw from Buckeye Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.
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