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Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Bott Brothers ESB (the original occupants), this alehouse favorite is a complex medley of malt and hops.

(Beer added by: AtLagerHeads on 06-14-2002)
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Reviews by lochef81:
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2.7/5  rDev -22.2%

Well....This is dissapointing. I grabbed one of these on a whim during an Ohio buying trip bur kinda wish I hadn't. This offering pours a very dark mahogany color with almost no head. The aroma is slightly funky with Lots of malt and a very slight hop aroma. The flavor is all roasted malts and a little hops but they seem very stale. This is dissapointing and I hope just a little old. I'd try again if I knew this was fresh.

02-24-2014 02:18:10 | More by lochef81
More User Reviews:
Photo of dgfool


3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-13-2013 05:21:17 | More by dgfool
Photo of tigg924


4/5  rDev +15.3%

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: amber in color, 1/3 inch head, clear, high carbonation

Smell: light toasted malt, caramel, light hops

Taste: light toasted malt, caramel, toast, light hops

Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, sweet start with a slight bitterness

Overall: Very enjoyable ESB. Kind takes some of the best of an Irish red and combines it with a regular red ale. I like the mix of sweetness and bitterness here. Certainly a beer I would do a six of if I was in the area.

01-28-2013 15:58:05 | More by tigg924
Photo of Cynic-ale


3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

08-01-2013 02:12:49 | More by Cynic-ale
Photo of HeyYoMar


4/5  rDev +15.3%

02-27-2013 01:01:51 | More by HeyYoMar
Photo of WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.31/5  rDev -4.6%

Copper amber body with a cream colored off white head, forms nice speckled lacing. Aromatics carry a grainy, husk filled nutty character pretty generic Red Ale qualities, cereal grains minimal to absent hop notes comes off as an herbal earthy character if I had to pick a hop profile. Flavor has cereal grain sweetness, a hint of honey malts, even a Wheaties character...earthy herbal hops in the finish still a bit too sweet for my tastes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied texture wise with carbonation ample a bit of residual sugars cling to the palate after each sip. Overall, many more beers I'd rather consume especially considering I'm not the typical Bleeding Buckeye.

04-14-2014 02:03:32 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of Brenden


3.85/5  rDev +11%

I wouldn't suspect it's not a red ale from the look of it; it's got the deep amber-red color, anyway. A creamy off-white head rises and displays moderate retention before it diminishes to a thinnish foam that is able to leave equally moderate lacing in a mix of spotting and light patching.
There's balance in this beer, as should be for the style(either attempted or techinical). Clearly there are caramel malts but I do get a mineral, earthy element with a bit of toast and a sweeter, toffee-like edge in the malts.
In the flavor, the moderate hops presence is grassy and piney, and balance with the malts is well maintained. Sweetness counters the bitterness, which likewise counters the sweetness. It's nothing mind-blowing, but it makes for good drinking and is complex enough to keep it from being boring.
The mouthfeel is almost as balanced as the rest, though I can see where someone might prefer to go a touch creamier and drop off a little bit of the thickness on the palate. It's not slick, but it comes close. The medium body holds it together well.

03-04-2013 22:27:12 | More by Brenden
Photo of nhirsch04


3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

08-16-2013 03:43:18 | More by nhirsch04
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

09-05-2013 06:50:52 | More by Bo_bandy
Photo of zimm421


3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

02-28-2013 19:24:53 | More by zimm421
Photo of ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.35/5  rDev -3.5%

Holy carbonation! Normal pour with an overflowing head. Poured a copper color with a khaki colored head; quite a bit of lacing is retained on the glass. Head lingers for quite some time too. Smells of bready malts and some caramel sweetness. Maybe some butterscotch too. The taste is very similar but it has a off-putting metallic taste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation too. Not really bitter either. Not a huge fan of this one.

03-20-2014 22:19:04 | More by ChrisL24481
Photo of beveritt


3.38/5  rDev -2.6%

Presentation: Had on tap at a local restaurant. Arrived in a tall, skinny beer mug.

Appearance: No head by the time it got to the table, just some off white foam on top and a ring around the glass. The beer itself is a deep red/copper color, with maybe just a hint of chill haze.

Smell: Slightly sweet malt with metallic earthy tones.

Taste: Fairly sweet malt with hints of caramel and biscuit. Finishes with a medium bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is good.

Drinkability: A good beer with solid yet tame flavors. By far the best beer at the restaurant I was in. My wife had a Killian's Irish Red and it tasted like water next to this one.

08-23-2008 12:38:53 | More by beveritt
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

09-01-2013 23:13:02 | More by Lanstrum
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

11-02-2013 12:42:09 | More by Danielr26
Photo of bluejacket74


3.23/5  rDev -6.9%

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a copper/red color with about an inch frothy tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is all toasted and caramel malt. The taste is mostly like the aroma, but there's also a weird metallic taste that I don't care for. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium with good carbonation. Drinkability is decent, but would be better if that metallic taste wasn't there. Overall it's not a bad beer, but it's not something I'd drink very often.

11-28-2010 00:45:36 | More by bluejacket74
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1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

02-07-2014 08:50:06 | More by Champagne_of_Fear
Photo of screamking


3.71/5  rDev +6.9%

12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

Pours medium amber with a 1 inch khaki head. The head stays longer than I expected, over a minute. Sweet malty aroma which turns a little hoppy at the end. The hop bitterness seems to be equally matched with the malt here. Very balanced, and very easy to drink. I'm quite impressed with this one. Not every beer needs to knock your socks of with hops and strong ABV. This is just a plain, down and dirty beer. On a side note, I do think the name is kinda lame.

06-11-2013 00:34:43 | More by screamking
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-28-2014 05:27:19 | More by harripat
Photo of Bierguy5


3.53/5  rDev +1.7%

12 oz bottle, 5.7% abv. Slightly hazy amber color, with a rocky off-white head. Nice retention, along with a good coating of lace on the sides of the glass.

Slightly toasty aroma, a bit of toffee as well. A bit of earthy hops on the back end. Pretty simple in the nose.

Toasted malt up front, with a faint bready feel. Some caramel notes, no toffee though. Malt character is not as robust as I thought it might be. Earthy hops, with a herbal edge round things out.

Medium body, with some soft carbonation. A simple beer here, nothing outstanding in either direction.

10-14-2012 18:33:36 | More by Bierguy5
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New York

3.48/5  rDev +0.3%

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head. The beer has very good retention properties and hardly died down.
S: Light aromas of earthy yeast, mineral water and toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of mineral water along with notes of earthy yeast and hints of toasted malts. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied and slightly watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes a little lighter in body compared to other beers in the style and tastes a little like a hybrid between an ESB and an Irish Red Ale.

12-28-2013 01:01:25 | More by metter98
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

11-16-2013 14:08:48 | More by elkinbrown
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

04-01-2013 03:51:29 | More by DES8888
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

09-30-2013 03:52:29 | More by leprechaunandfatman
Photo of spangltk


4.03/5  rDev +16.1%

A - a bit cloudy wiht a thin head that quickly dissipates. Color is a nice deep amber.
S - Just a wiff of malt, very clean.
T1 - Begins with carmel but a strong bitter backbone grabs the end and continue's into the aftertaste. Inhaling aftwerwords promotes light floral notes.
T2 - This beer grows more complex. Doesn't take long for my taste buds to become accustemed to the bitterness. I then pick up sweeter maltier notes across the board.
M - Medium to Full bodied. Very nice contribution to the malt flavors in the begining and evening out the bitterness in the end.
D - This is a solid beer. If I could get this distributed to my area I would be a six pack regular.

10-18-2010 05:27:18 | More by spangltk
Photo of EvansM89

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-12-2014 12:20:06 | More by EvansM89
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Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
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