Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
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3.85/5 rDev +11%
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.
02-29-2012 00:01:04 | More by Hoptometrist
3.7/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
01-21-2012 00:53:56 | More by TuffNut87
3.98/5 rDev +14.7%
A-Pours a pale amber, nice but Buckeyes must bleed redder than this. A thin off white head has nice retention and a bit of stickiness.
S-Biscuity malt with a hint of roast, maybe an earthy hop or two. Nice.
T-Caramel malt and bready malt in a nice combination. Finish is nicely, and unexpectedly filled with hoppy bite. Very pleasant surprise.
M-Light to medium bodied, rich malt base for the style.
O-Very nice example of one of my less favorite styles. Good hops, nice malt.
12-29-2011 02:11:00 | More by sholland119
3.85/5 rDev +11%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle
A- a reddish copper in color, very clear, got a single finger off-white head that receded quickly. Slight lacing on the glass.
S - hints of malt and a bit of pine, somewhat subdued scents
T - slight Carmel on the front end, hops show up on the finish with a citrus and pine taste, nicely balanced brew, given the label stating red ale was expecting more malts.
D - at first was a bit put off by the brew as I was expecting something different, after I adjusted my expectation not a bad beer, nicely balanced, crisp finish, a beer you can easily drink.
10-02-2011 21:38:45 | More by stercomm
3.53/5 rDev +1.7%
12 oz bottle into a mug.
A - Color is a deep red/copper. Pour yields about a finger and a half of head. Retention is surprisingly quite nice, plus there's a decent amount of lace. Looks good so far.
S - Very muted. All I get is a bit of malt and a hint of citrus/grassy hops.
T - Malts and hops from the nose carry through. There is a hint of some caramel as well, but just a touch. Finish is crisp and quite bitter, it kind of snaps each sip to a close. The finish is a bit thin though and leaves a bit to be desired.
M - Mouthfeel is mid bodied with a noticeable amount of carbonation ... just a touch too much for my liking.
O - This is a decent, easy drinking beer. Based on the packaging I thought they were going for more of an irish red, but apparently this is supposed to be an ESB ... I'd prefer they were a bit more forward with the style instead of leaning heavily on the status of The Ohio State University to sell this beer.
06-04-2011 03:48:08 | More by BigDRS
2.1/5 rDev -39.5%
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.
05-20-2011 23:20:16 | More by PDXHops
3.4/5 rDev -2%
A: Pretty normal looking beer, no lacing, head goes away quickly, and has a dark orange brown color.
S: Definitely caramel smell, maybe a hint of toffee and that's bout it
T: A small citrus taste, with a small bit of caramel and some more malt taste
M: Decent mouthful very smooth
D: A fairly priced red ale that goes down smooth, pretty darn drinkable
03-14-2011 00:02:16 | More by Bogforce
3.53/5 rDev +1.7%
Got a 6 pack for Christmas from relatives.
A: Pours a reddish, copper color with about an inch of yellow tainted head. Good amount of lacing on the glass.
S: Grainy and toasted malty tones.
T: well balanced taste that goes well with the smell. Good bitter/dry finish.
M: Good medium bodied and carbonation.
D: Although i got a bit of a metallic taste, it is a pretty drinkable. Definitely worth a try for the style.
12-27-2010 02:57:44 | More by rjochman
3.23/5 rDev -6.9%
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.
11-28-2010 00:45:36 | More by bluejacket74
3.5/5 rDev +0.9%
Thanks to csmiley for the chance to try this one. Poured into a SA sensory glass this brew appears a lightly hazed amber orange color with a finger of yellowish stained head. It recedes to a thin layering atop the brew fairly quick despite the constantly rising bubbles of carbonation from the etching in the bottom of the glass. Swirls revive the head to fingers strength and finger-like patches of lace cling to the glass.
The aroma of this brew is fairly grainy and sweet with a scent that is partially biscuit like, and toasty with a bit of caramelized sugary sweetness. Some hops linger in the background with a character that is floral accenting the sweetness of the malt and presents a touch of herbal quality.
The taste includes some herbal hop character that blends with a mineral quality. The alcohol comes through with an almost solvent character which is surprising how evident it is for a brew with less than 6% abv. The alcohol seems a bit exaggerated by the mineral quality that is included in this brew. The malt shows itself with a bready grain flavor that lasts inside the mouth balanced equally with the herbal hop bitterness.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is well balanced and fairly drinkable with the mineral quality being the only thing that is a bit off-putting. I notice this is listed as an ESB which conflicts with the new style label that advertises this as a Red Ale. Regardless it was decent and worth a try if you dig the style(s).
11-15-2010 22:56:29 | More by stakem
3.28/5 rDev -5.5%
Having had this in tap a few times I forgot I haven't given this a review.
A- Its red, but a very rusty red. Coppers and browns darken it up. The body is clear and allows you to see all of the active carbonation steaming to the top where they form a massive white head. Its like a fluffy cloud. It has tremendous stay and overly adequate lacing.
S- The smell is weak but balanced. Mostly smooth malts and a secondary quality of citrus and medicinal hops.
T- The taste is in line with the smell. Very balanced with a shot if medicinal hops coming as an afterthought. The finish is bitter and damn dry.
M- Dryer than a sun-bleached bone. All of the effervescent is an indication of what this beer might feel like. Its quite prickly, overly so. This beer would be right in line with its English kin if it weren't for this.
10-25-2010 07:05:02 | More by MbpBugeye
3.53/5 rDev +1.7%
This is a good basic malty beer. Pours a slightly clear amber color with a good sized white head, good retention and thick lacing.
Smell is negligible...a little malty..that's about it!
Tastes pretty good. Good malty flavor with a little bitterness at the end. Nicely balanced, not too sweet.
Mouthfeel is both rich and still light. Nothing watery and no unpleasant aftertaste or unpleasant level of alcohol taste.
Drinkability is good. A rich, tasty malty beer. I could see this in someones rotation in areas where this beer is sold.
10-25-2010 03:06:00 | More by JayQue
4.03/5 rDev +16.1%
A - a bit cloudy wiht a thin head that quickly dissipates. Color is a nice deep amber.
S - Just a wiff of malt, very clean.
T1 - Begins with carmel but a strong bitter backbone grabs the end and continue's into the aftertaste. Inhaling aftwerwords promotes light floral notes.
T2 - This beer grows more complex. Doesn't take long for my taste buds to become accustemed to the bitterness. I then pick up sweeter maltier notes across the board.
M - Medium to Full bodied. Very nice contribution to the malt flavors in the begining and evening out the bitterness in the end.
D - This is a solid beer. If I could get this distributed to my area I would be a six pack regular.
10-18-2010 05:27:18 | More by spangltk
3.88/5 rDev +11.8%
Pours a copper color with ruby highlights and a one finger head which gives way to some lacing. The aroma is of caramel malts and some pale malts with hints of citrus hops. The taste has a nice caramel malt backbone along with some pale malt. At the backend is a slight citrus and pine hop bite with a little hint of sweetness in the middle to backend. The mouthfeel is moderate to heavy carbonation. Overall it is a decent beer, nice flavor, a little weak aroma. The sweetness and hop bite bring the middle and end through nicely. An easy drink.
07-23-2010 19:40:15 | More by goblue3509
3.43/5 rDev -1.2%
Poured into a snifter on 12/17/09
Copper color with highlights of crimson & amber. ½ inch head dissipates quickly, though swirling revives a thin layer. Retention isn't too great overall. Thin streaks of lace.
Caramel & grains are the predominant aromas. Earthy hops give way to floral notes. For the most part, it smells pretty dry. Maybe some pale malts in there.
The hop presence is decent enough but is far from biting - pine & floral notes. Plenty caramel overtones & toasted malts, as well. The flavors blend nicely as the beer warms.
Medium body with moderately zesty carbonation. It seems a little thin at times. Clean finish without much lingering afterward.
Reasonably good drinkability. It's nothing special but not bad. I much prefer their Horus.
04-14-2010 00:47:02 | More by Ryan011235
3.98/5 rDev +14.7%
Thanks to Csmiley for sending this one out to me
Poured into a Sam Adams glass, it produced a two finger white head that settled to a thick lace. The body of the brew was clear amber red in color.
The aromas coming of the glass were bready yeast, and caramel malts with a light hops. The malt sweetness and hop bitters' were perfectly balanced leaning ever slightly to the bitter. This was just what I was looking for in the style. It was clean and crisp in the mouth, and very easy to drink.
This was a fun beer to drink and good for a style that you don't see much
02-27-2010 18:37:32 | More by joepais
2.38/5 rDev -31.4%
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.
06-30-2009 20:10:20 | More by UDbeernut
3.6/5 rDev +3.7%
A pretty good beer followed up by the Bear Ass Pale Ale.
A sturdy dark amber colored beer holds a terse head that didn't stick around as well as I would have hoped. No real lacing or frothiness. Equally sturdy of caramelized malts show a touch of toastiness and toffee. Assertive hops give a grassy, piney character to the nose and taste. The beer is somewhat combative between the hops and the malts but ultimately the malts prevail with a bit more malt sweetness than I prefer. They are obviously going for an Irish Red Ale. But the beer lacks a touch of creaminess in the mouthfeel and remains a bit heavy on residual sugars.
In the end, it's a nice beer but the qualities that make Irish Reds great has a hard time showing here.
05-20-2009 14:51:47 | More by BEERchitect
3.15/5 rDev -9.2%
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.
09-15-2008 00:24:04 | More by mashedpotatoes
Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
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