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Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

WesMantooth, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Chris77McGrath
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Chris77McGrath, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of blakesell
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.

blakesell, Apr 27, 2008
Photo of UDbeernut
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.


UDbeernut, Jun 30, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

OB1, Sep 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

DeFaz, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of Zanico
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Zanico, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Iparedman
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%

Iparedman, Saturday at 09:51 PM
Photo of lochef81
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.

lochef81, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of outsider
4/5  rDev +14.9%

outsider, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Arch578
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Arch578, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of ndekke39
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

ndekke39, Jun 19, 2006
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2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

rypkr, Jun 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Wsherry1, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of Johnroby
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Johnroby, May 21, 2014
Photo of BryanCarey
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

BryanCarey, Sep 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Mullinger1980, May 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

spikechiquet, Nov 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Hanselpb, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

HeyYoMar, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Auslander
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Auslander, Jul 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

lvoutlawjlh, Jul 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

nhirsch04, Aug 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

fluidmotion, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of raznug
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: This beer pours a deep red color and is topped with ¾” of white head that tends to hang around in a thin layer well into the pint.
Smell: This is a rather clean smelling beer with just a small amount of malt aroma detected by my nose.
Taste: Again this is a rather clean beer with just a nice blend of malt and a small amount of hops in the flavor.
Mouthfeel: Bleeding buckeye is a light bodied red ale with a tasty blend of malt and hops and a nice clean finish.

raznug, Oct 03, 2013
Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
80 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.