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Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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80
good

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.85/5  rDev +11%
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.

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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.

Cheers!!!!

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

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Photo of ndekke39
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a deep redish-brown (or should I say scarlet?). Very rich color. Small, white head on it when poured.

S: Lovely malt aromas, touch of hops. Not as strong as I prefer in this style.

T: Similar to smells. Nice middle notes of the malt, which I love. The taste seemed closer to a Scottish Ale than a Strong Bitter. Touch of hoppy aftertaste, but none of it too strong.

M: Light creaminess. Not too thick.

D: Very nice for sipping. We sat out on the patio on a warm summer evening, and this drink was perfect. Went well with my fish and chips, too.

Overall, I'd gladly pick this one up again, although I've tasted stronger ales, and have other favorites at the Elevator.

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3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
80 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.