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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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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a new name for the former ESB. The publican, Rita, told me that they had to change the name because too many people would not try something with the name Extra Special Bitter. Bitter this is not, in fact, it tends more to its malt side than the bittering hops. It has a good flavor indeed and is quite drinkable. The look is of clear amber under an ivory head. It shows good lacing effect and is smooth on the palate. A good, refreshing beer that is none the less for its name.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2003 19:13:14 | More by AtLagerHeads
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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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Danielr26

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -21%

11-02-2013 12:42:09 | More by Danielr26
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PDXHops

South Carolina

2.1/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 23:20:16 | More by PDXHops
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kbrown

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -21%

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

Maine

3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2010 18:37:32 | More by joepais
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Holy carbonation! Normal pour with an overflowing head. Poured a copper color with a khaki colored head; quite a bit of lacing is retained on the glass. Head lingers for quite some time too. Smells of bready malts and some caramel sweetness. Maybe some butterscotch too. The taste is very similar but it has a off-putting metallic taste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation too. Not really bitter either. Not a huge fan of this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 22:19:04 | More by ChrisL24481
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beergeek279

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served as a sample at the Elevator Brewery. The color was amber, with some head. The smell seemed very off, almost rotten. The taste, however, was quite good, and the malt and hop mixed quite well in this one. Mouthfeel was smooth. As for drinkability, probably could have quite a few.

Well, being a PSU fan in Columbus, was hoping for the Buckeyes to bleed a bit, but wasn't the case that day, but an apropos name nonetheless. A solid beer, and one that I'd probably have again should I be in the neighborhood.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2003 23:41:04 | More by beergeek279
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elkinbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

11-16-2013 14:08:48 | More by elkinbrown
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beveritt

Ohio

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

Presentation: Had on tap at a local restaurant. Arrived in a tall, skinny beer mug.

Appearance: No head by the time it got to the table, just some off white foam on top and a ring around the glass. The beer itself is a deep red/copper color, with maybe just a hint of chill haze.

Smell: Slightly sweet malt with metallic earthy tones.

Taste: Fairly sweet malt with hints of caramel and biscuit. Finishes with a medium bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is good.

Drinkability: A good beer with solid yet tame flavors. By far the best beer at the restaurant I was in. My wife had a Killian's Irish Red and it tasted like water next to this one.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2008 12:38:53 | More by beveritt
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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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Agentveba

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-26-2014 20:41:46 | More by Agentveba
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.9%

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

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.8%

09-01-2013 23:13:02 | More by Lanstrum
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speedvagen

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

08-08-2013 02:02:50 | More by speedvagen
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Envelopes

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.8%

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

10-14-2012 01:08:07 | More by TaylorK
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target88

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

12-26-2013 02:59:10 | More by target88
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

06-09-2014 18:15:29 | More by IAmHollywood13
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

3/5  rDev -13.8%

01-26-2014 01:40:11 | More by MichiganderHB
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blakesell

Ohio

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2008 19:12:48 | More by blakesell
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UDbeernut

New York

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.

Cheers!!!!

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2009 20:10:20 | More by UDbeernut
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

09-03-2013 13:02:01 | More by Chris77McGrath
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OB1

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

09-19-2013 14:29:36 | More by OB1
Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
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