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Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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Champagne_of_Fear

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

02-07-2014 08:50:06 | More by Champagne_of_Fear
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PDXHops

South Carolina

2.1/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

2 bottles consumed 7 months apart. One was decent, one was nearing wretched territory; splitting the difference scorewise here.

New bottle reviewed 12/16/11:
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Ryan011235, poured into a LaChouffe tulip. Copperish amber with a modest off-white head and a bit of soapy lacing up top.

Nose has plentiful caramel with tobacco and a mysterious burnt character. A rather unpleasant, but distinctive surprise upon sipping. I handed it to my wife. “What’s this taste like to you?” “An old put out cigarette.” Yep, that’s what I thought, too. This one’s a real headscratcher. Plenty malty with tangy leafy hops, but the old ciggy flavor- stale tobacco and signed paper- is remarkably spot-on and completely distracting. I’ve heard of tossing all sorts of crazy stuff in the fermenter, but this takes the cake. Gross.

Original review 05-20-2011:
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Ryan011235, poured into a shaker pint. Hazy copper with hints of amber. A smallish but handsome initial creamy head drifts away in short order. A bit of lacing.

Smells of unbaked pie crust, caramel, some floral and light earthy hops, toasty grains. Nice combo of caramel and toasted malt flavors. Medium body in part because of the abundant carbonation; it's actually kinda thin in the finish. Lacking in the earthy and leafy hop character I prefer in ESBs, but there's a fair amount of pine and floral flavor.

Overall impression: Nothing wrong with an decent easy-drinking brew, and this one fits the bill.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 23:20:16 | More by PDXHops
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rypkr

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

06-22-2014 02:00:15 | More by rypkr
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

06-14-2014 23:46:25 | More by nmann08
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UDbeernut

New York

2.38/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

on tap poured into a pint glass

a: nice translucent amber color, slight off white head with little retention

s: nice caramel malt profile, slight hint of hops

t: caramel malt and toffee give way to a slight hop assertivness. I taste a chalkyness... not pleasant.

m&d: slightly chewy mouth, medium bodied. drinkable, but I would not ever drink this again.

Cheers!!!!

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2009 20:10:20 | More by UDbeernut
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

06-09-2014 18:15:29 | More by IAmHollywood13
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lochef81

Michigan

2.7/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 02:18:10 | More by lochef81
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Danielr26

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -21%

11-02-2013 12:42:09 | More by Danielr26
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atone315

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -21%

01-08-2014 00:21:52 | More by atone315
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kbrown

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -21%

11-16-2012 00:42:15 | More by kbrown
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.8%

09-01-2013 23:13:02 | More by Lanstrum
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-22-2011 00:42:41 | More by Rhettroactive
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portmand1ngo

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.8%

07-03-2014 03:27:41 | More by portmand1ngo
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

3/5  rDev -13.8%

01-26-2014 01:40:11 | More by MichiganderHB
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fluidmotion

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.8%

07-13-2012 04:04:13 | More by fluidmotion
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Johnroby

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.8%

05-21-2014 01:28:02 | More by Johnroby
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Envelopes

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.8%

02-06-2013 14:54:03 | More by Envelopes
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APH

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-01-2013 04:07:42 | More by APH
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spikechiquet

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.8%

11-14-2013 19:50:10 | More by spikechiquet
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Dogbrick

Ohio

3.03/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Elevator changed the name on this one from Bott Brothers ESB in an attempt to avoid scaring customers away with the word "bitter" and to cash in on OSU. Whatever. On draught at Players Sports Bar in the Adam's Mark hotel in downtown Columbus. Pours a rich amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is fairly hoppy with malt undertones. Medium-bodied and really not all that bitter after all. Slightly sweet finish after you get through the initial hops aftertaste. Not a great beer but I wish every hotel bar had an option like this.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2003 16:11:50 | More by Dogbrick
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mashedpotatoes

Ohio

3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bizarre carmelly citrus taste with a thinner than average finnish. Reminds me of a very heavy and less bright Killians. Pours much thicker but head has no retention whatsoever, at least not on my glass. Mouthfeel is thinner than average as well, for some reason I expected more of a candy-bar feel. Drinkability is simply average; this is an above average beer but they themselves can do much better.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2008 00:24:04 | More by mashedpotatoes
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 00:45:36 | More by bluejacket74
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Bo_bandy

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

02-28-2013 19:24:53 | More by zimm421
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DES8888

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

04-01-2013 03:51:29 | More by DES8888
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Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
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