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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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screamking

Ohio

3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 00:34:43 | More by screamking
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ItismeDamonLee

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-17-2013 18:29:24 | More by ItismeDamonLee
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Mullinger1980

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

05-11-2013 11:13:13 | More by Mullinger1980
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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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Hopmeplease

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

03-28-2013 22:55:11 | More by Hopmeplease
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

03-22-2013 22:59:39 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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Brenden

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 22:27:12 | More by Brenden
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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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sixerofelixir

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.9%

02-28-2013 01:08:38 | More by sixerofelixir
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HeyYoMar

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.9%

02-27-2013 01:01:51 | More by HeyYoMar
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5thOhio

South Carolina

3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 02:10:19 | More by 5thOhio
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Mark88

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

02-19-2013 01:16:05 | More by Mark88
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Envelopes

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.8%

02-06-2013 14:54:03 | More by Envelopes
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 15:58:05 | More by tigg924
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tdog2983

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.9%

01-21-2013 23:48:08 | More by tdog2983
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean orange-ish to copper color with an off white head. In the aroma, a small earthiness and notes of spice. In the taste, a caramel like roast, and somewhat spicy, yet a bit thin. A spice like bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry spice like aftertaste. Hint of earth and some spice, decent and average.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2012 19:22:23 | More by OWSLEY069
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kbrown

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -21%

11-16-2012 00:42:15 | More by kbrown
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Bierguy5

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, 5.7% abv. Slightly hazy amber color, with a rocky off-white head. Nice retention, along with a good coating of lace on the sides of the glass.

Slightly toasty aroma, a bit of toffee as well. A bit of earthy hops on the back end. Pretty simple in the nose.

Toasted malt up front, with a faint bready feel. Some caramel notes, no toffee though. Malt character is not as robust as I thought it might be. Earthy hops, with a herbal edge round things out.

Medium body, with some soft carbonation. A simple beer here, nothing outstanding in either direction.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 18:33:36 | More by Bierguy5
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TaylorK

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

10-14-2012 01:08:07 | More by TaylorK
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greengorilla

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.9%

10-01-2012 22:24:54 | More by greengorilla
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lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-14-2012 02:27:37 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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fluidmotion

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.8%

07-13-2012 04:04:13 | More by fluidmotion
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-01-2012 02:01:45 | More by thebouch01
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass

A- Poured a clear dark orange color with a frothy off-white head that leaves coating lace.

S- Unexpected chocolately malt aroma, caramel, fruity esters, and grains

T- Toffee, big biscuit and grain flavor, mild indistinct fruitiness

M- Medium body, medium level of carbonation, fairly smooth, does not finish very dry

O- A very drinkable beer. Does not taste like any ESB I have ever had, but it is pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 00:01:04 | More by Hoptometrist
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TuffNut87

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of my hophead friends really likes this so I was wary..he loves IPA and I don't. This beer looks good, smells good, and is a pleasure to the mouth and tongue. It has a great balance between malt and hops..both can be enjoyed. The finish is clean and refreshing..not as neat as Pilsner Urquell or as malty as Paulaner Oktoberfest, but a harmonious blend of hops and malt. I am excited because it is also made right down the road in Columbus. I will make a trip there soon.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 00:53:56 | More by TuffNut87
Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
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