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Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of dgfool
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

dgfool, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Bo_bandy
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Bo_bandy, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of BryanCarey
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%

Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale is a copper colored brew and a moderate pour is all that is necessary to create a thick, lumpy head of off- white colored foam. The nose is nice, with scents of caramel, earthy tones, and some nuts.

With the flavor, there are few surprises, but no real disappointments either. The taste of this beer features caramel malts, toasted malts, and light earthy hops with a touch of mineral and nutty notes. There is some fruity flavor here, but it is buried behind the caramel and toasted malt flavors, which are what stick with you the most.

This is a fairly well- balanced beer, medium in body and pleasant overall. Even if you’re not a diehard Buckeye fan, you will find many things to like about this beer. It may not rank in your all- time top ten for its style, but there is certainly enough quality here to recommend a sample or two.

BryanCarey, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of Chris77McGrath
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Chris77McGrath, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Lanstrum, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of nhirsch04
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

nhirsch04, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Zanico
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Zanico, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of speedvagen
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

speedvagen, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Cynic-ale, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of prdrums77
4/5  rDev +14.9%

prdrums77, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of screamking
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

screamking, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of ItismeDamonLee
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

ItismeDamonLee, May 17, 2013
Photo of Mullinger1980
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Mullinger1980, May 11, 2013
Photo of DES8888
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

DES8888, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of Hopmeplease
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Hopmeplease, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

JimmyFlatRock, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%

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.

Brenden, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of zimm421
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

zimm421, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of sixerofelixir
4/5  rDev +14.9%

sixerofelixir, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of HeyYoMar
4/5  rDev +14.9%

HeyYoMar, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of 5thOhio
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%

Pours a reddish amber with a slight creamy white head, which dissipated into a skim of foam on the surface. Not much lacing. Aroma is nutty, sweet malts.

Mouthfeel is smooth and viscous with snappy carbonation. Taste follows the aroma with nutty rich malt flavors, somewhat sweet, and a little hop bite in the background.

If you're not a hop fiend or simply want a change of pace, this should do the trick. Not exceptional, but not at all bad.

5thOhio, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of Mark88
4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

Mark88, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of Envelopes
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Envelopes, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +14.9%

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.

tigg924, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

tdog2983, Jan 21, 2013
Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
80 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.