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Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

Champagne_of_Fear, Feb 07, 2014
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2.1/5  rDev -39.5%
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.

PDXHops, May 21, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

rypkr, Jun 22, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

nmann08, Jun 15, 2014
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2.38/5  rDev -31.4%
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.


UDbeernut, Jun 30, 2009
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

IAmHollywood13, Jun 09, 2014
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2.7/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

lochef81, Feb 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Danielr26, Nov 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

atone315, Jan 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

kbrown, Nov 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Arch578, Aug 01, 2014
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2.92/5  rDev -15.9%

APH, Dec 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Lanstrum, Sep 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Rhettroactive, Dec 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

portmand1ngo, Jul 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

MichiganderHB, Jan 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

AndrewRivera21, Oct 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

fluidmotion, Jul 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Johnroby, May 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Envelopes, Feb 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

ethanmc12, Sep 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

spikechiquet, Nov 14, 2013
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3.03/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

Dogbrick, Aug 04, 2003
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3.15/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

mashedpotatoes, Sep 15, 2008
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3.23/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

bluejacket74, Nov 28, 2010
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Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
79 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.