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Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.08%
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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Mark88

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

02-19-2013 01:16:05 | More by Mark88
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

09-30-2013 03:52:29 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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Hopmeplease

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

03-28-2013 22:55:11 | More by Hopmeplease
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twonder23

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

05-10-2014 00:49:53 | More by twonder23
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xare

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Nice reddish appearance, very small head that goes away almost immediately. Pint served to me in a pint glass at about 55 degrees - nice temp but it'll warm up fast, wish it was served a bit colder so I could drink it at a more leisurely pace.

Smell was of biscuity malt with a small touch of citrusy hops. Almost like a lighter Fat Tire aroma.

Taste is excellent - biscuity malt, a touch of citrus hops and blends very well together, definitely not very bitter at all.

Mouthfeel is good - creamy, smooth, clean, crisp, and nearly no aftertaste. You get the bitterness of the hops and then that goes away nearly immediately.

Drinkability is outstanding. I'll probably have to get growlers of this since that's the only way I know of apart from on-tap that they sell it in.

Serving type: nitro-tap

08-17-2008 13:07:35 | More by xare
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spangltk

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2010 05:27:18 | More by spangltk
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 15:58:05 | More by tigg924
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HeyYoMar

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.9%

02-27-2013 01:01:51 | More by HeyYoMar
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tdog2983

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.9%

01-21-2013 23:48:08 | More by tdog2983
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pumarocks

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a pint of this beer at Lucky's on Court Street in Downtown Athens, OH. It pours a nice scarlet red with a good head. It tasted like a fresh microbrew should. It was hoppy but not so overpowering. It was smooth with a lasting tang then a quick finish. It was a great accompaniment to the Italian sub it was served with. What a great paring! If you are ever in Athens stop by and grab a bite and a Buckeye Red!

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2007 22:14:43 | More by pumarocks
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.9%

02-28-2013 01:08:38 | More by sixerofelixir
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thedifferencemaker

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.9%

06-03-2014 00:23:43 | More by thedifferencemaker
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prdrums77

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.9%

07-27-2013 17:16:43 | More by prdrums77
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Nardster

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.9%

02-01-2014 23:10:45 | More by Nardster
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greengorilla

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.9%

10-01-2012 22:24:54 | More by greengorilla
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.9%

11-20-2011 22:17:43 | More by TurdFurgison
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outsider

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.9%

10-06-2013 00:43:13 | More by outsider
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joepais

Maine

3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Csmiley for sending this one out to me
Poured into a Sam Adams glass, it produced a two finger white head that settled to a thick lace. The body of the brew was clear amber red in color.

The aromas coming of the glass were bready yeast, and caramel malts with a light hops. The malt sweetness and hop bitters' were perfectly balanced leaning ever slightly to the bitter. This was just what I was looking for in the style. It was clean and crisp in the mouth, and very easy to drink.

This was a fun beer to drink and good for a style that you don't see much

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2010 18:37:32 | More by joepais
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a pale amber, nice but Buckeyes must bleed redder than this. A thin off white head has nice retention and a bit of stickiness.

S-Biscuity malt with a hint of roast, maybe an earthy hop or two. Nice.

T-Caramel malt and bready malt in a nice combination. Finish is nicely, and unexpectedly filled with hoppy bite. Very pleasant surprise.

M-Light to medium bodied, rich malt base for the style.

O-Very nice example of one of my less favorite styles. Good hops, nice malt.

HV

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 02:11:00 | More by sholland119
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with ruby highlights and a one finger head which gives way to some lacing. The aroma is of caramel malts and some pale malts with hints of citrus hops. The taste has a nice caramel malt backbone along with some pale malt. At the backend is a slight citrus and pine hop bite with a little hint of sweetness in the middle to backend. The mouthfeel is moderate to heavy carbonation. Overall it is a decent beer, nice flavor, a little weak aroma. The sweetness and hop bite bring the middle and end through nicely. An easy drink.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2010 19:40:15 | More by goblue3509
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a new name for the former ESB. The publican, Rita, told me that they had to change the name because too many people would not try something with the name Extra Special Bitter. Bitter this is not, in fact, it tends more to its malt side than the bittering hops. It has a good flavor indeed and is quite drinkable. The look is of clear amber under an ivory head. It shows good lacing effect and is smooth on the palate. A good, refreshing beer that is none the less for its name.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2003 19:13:14 | More by AtLagerHeads
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Brenden

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 22:27:12 | More by Brenden
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass

A- Poured a clear dark orange color with a frothy off-white head that leaves coating lace.

S- Unexpected chocolately malt aroma, caramel, fruity esters, and grains

T- Toffee, big biscuit and grain flavor, mild indistinct fruitiness

M- Medium body, medium level of carbonation, fairly smooth, does not finish very dry

O- A very drinkable beer. Does not taste like any ESB I have ever had, but it is pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 00:01:04 | More by Hoptometrist
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stercomm

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle

A- a reddish copper in color, very clear, got a single finger off-white head that receded quickly. Slight lacing on the glass.

S - hints of malt and a bit of pine, somewhat subdued scents

T - slight Carmel on the front end, hops show up on the finish with a citrus and pine taste, nicely balanced brew, given the label stating red ale was expecting more malts.

D - at first was a bit put off by the brew as I was expecting something different, after I adjusted my expectation not a bad beer, nicely balanced, crisp finish, a beer you can easily drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 21:38:45 | More by stercomm
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blakesell

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap as part of a sampler on my first day in Columbus after moving here.

Poured from the tap into a wine style tasting glass.

Appearance- Beer pours a brown orange amber with a slight head of bone hued foam. Lacing clings to the sides and no creamy muck on the top after the head dissipates.

Smell- Amber brown malts with a sweet caramel aroma. Hops smell quite balanced. Very sweet smelling for a red ale, but oftentimes the category is a catch all for breweries.

Taste- Rich and smoth with a substantial hoppy note. A bit thin but I'll save that for the mouthfeel category. A bit of a burnt sensation, likely from darker malts. Hops more lingering on the finish with light creaminess and pine.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, light, and a bit thin and watery on the finish. Decently carbonated, medium thin bodied.

Drinkability- Quite smooth and drinkable for the swilling needs. Well worth a revisit one day.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2008 19:12:48 | More by blakesell
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Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
80 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.