Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale
Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

Bleeding Buckeye Red AleBleeding Buckeye Red Ale
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Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
Ohio, United States
Bitter - English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.48 | pDev: 13.22%
May 12, 2018
Jun 14, 2002
Bleeding Buckeye Red AleBleeding Buckeye Red Ale
Notes: Formerly known as Bott Brothers ESB (the original occupants), this alehouse favorite is a complex medley of malt and hops.
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3.5 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky on May 12, 2018
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by ChilliHeights from Ohio

Average Red Ale with a great name for a columbus brew. Fun to serve in th fall for OSU games. Needs a little better flavor and bitterness.

Apr 13, 2018
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3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by davisrin from Ohio

They call it a red ale, but I don't know what that means. Not much smell, mild taste at first with a nicely bitter aftertaste. There was a lovely, beige head that subsided into a lasting cover to the beer. I will admit that I appreciate that it's local to me. Not my first choice for a beer, but good overall.

Mar 24, 2018
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3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

12 oz bottle

Pours clear amber brown, eggshell head retains well as a film.

Smells of biscuit, brown sugar, caramel and pecan.

Flavor is of biscuit, buckwheat, maple, caramel and toast. Mildly grassy finish.

Medium body, tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Decent drinkable medium ale. Good body and aroma. Worth trying.

Feb 12, 2018
3.5 by C_Adams from Ohio on Oct 20, 2017
3 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Aug 28, 2017
3.63 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Mar 18, 2017
4.4 by akopczyk from Ohio on Mar 06, 2017
3.54 by Marzen_Fan from Ohio on Feb 09, 2017
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2/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

Received two cans as a gift. It's the thought that counts. Surely it isn't the taste.
This one is pretty awful. Dirty smell and dirty malt taste with the wrong kind of bitterness. I dumped the beer and never opened the second can.
No redeeming quality here.

Dec 05, 2016
2.79 by Brian29 from Ohio on Dec 02, 2016
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3.89/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by dcotom from Iowa

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a proper straight-sided mug. This was a bit of a gusher, with the foam coming out of the bottle upon opening and a very tentative pour yielding almost a full glass of head. Very nice once it settled. Deep copper-colored body, with the generous eggshell colored head sticking around for quite a while. Seems to be pretty representative of the ESB style, except that this sample had a lot of carbonation. Light caramel and some fruity tartness on the palate, with a dry finish and a little lingering bitterness. What else is there to say except "Go Bucks!"

Nov 12, 2016
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3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

16 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki headh with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of nuttiness, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of nuttiness, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, an y east earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Irish red/ESB style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Jul 24, 2016
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3.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by gopens44 from Virginia

Looks great with its thick and foamy beige head sitting on top this crystal clear redness that's happening.

I get a lot of sweet malty fun in the nose, as it's a little reminiscent of that fresh malts smell that's you get in a brewery, but on the sweeter side.

Taste immediately rings the nose true as it leans to malty sweet and a little tart fig or something similar. Following is a bitterness that is fairly nondescript, like bitter soda water. Subsequent tastes bring out more berry, maybe even cola. Nothing overly hoppy.

A little sweetness lingers, but mostly the aftertaste is a bit like a vegetable aftertaste.

I wasn't really expecting much from this one (not reason other than the "the" Ohio State University association. ...) but turns out to be a pretty nice little beer.

Apr 18, 2016
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3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Stevem68 from Ohio

Pours a deep Amber color. Aroma is malts and a funky tart note, not sour but tart. Flavor is malt forward with a bready mouthfeel and a crisp finish. Overall this could be way better, but not bad.

Feb 14, 2016
4.5 by yuenglingfan101 from Ohio on Feb 02, 2016
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2.84/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Sabtos from Ohio

Toasty red malt is a little metallic and the hop bite is sharp and bitter. The style is not currently my cup of tea but this isn't a particularly good one either.

Dec 26, 2015
3.68 by StretchZep from Ohio on Dec 23, 2015
3.25 by gbw5009 from Massachusetts on Dec 22, 2015
3.78 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Dec 06, 2015
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4.35/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by nicholas2121 from Ohio

Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale brewed by Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus, with a ABV of 5.70% This brew pours out a nice light brown color with a nice off white head. This brew has the look of most read ales brews on the market, not say that is a bad bad thing. The smell of Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale, is sweet with grains and malts. You also pick up a hit of hops at the end of this brew. This brew has a nice smell to it. The taste of Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale , is rich roasted malts and grains. This is a nice drinking brew. There is nothing overpowering about Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale, it has a nice balance to it. The mouthfeel of Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale is rich, bold, and refashioning. Overall I'm giving Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale a 4.25 out of 5. Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus, did a nice job with this one. I would buy this brew again,

Nov 22, 2015
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4.44/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Caveworm from Ohio

Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this beer's head is two fingers thick and off-white, with spottier lacing, and a deep reddish-brown body.

I smell caramelized malts with a hint of earthiness.

Tastes like that also, with a full-bodied blend of "natural" flavors.

The mouthfeel here has medium-light,with carbonation and a clean finish.

Overall, I'll choose to give Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus a 4.25. A very formidable red ale, this will be picked up periodically by yours truly.

Nov 22, 2015
3.5 by ckollias from Maryland on Nov 21, 2015
2.93 by tomahite from Minnesota on Oct 25, 2015
3.59 by jspragur from Ohio on Sep 30, 2015
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3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by WoodBrew from Ohio

The Bleeding Buckeye....while having a kick ass decent. The beer poured an slightly hazy amber with white head that laced like a Vicky secret catalog. The taste and scent did not deviate much from standard red/amber ales. The taste was not as smooth as reds that I have had so I downgraded it by a 0.25. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its good.

Aug 30, 2015
3.18 by Loudog1411 from Michigan on Aug 19, 2015
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3.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by chinchill from South Carolina

On tap at the brewpub where it is listed as a "Red Ale ... like an ESB".

Pours dark amber with good clarity, a very fine looking head and plenty of lacing

Aroma: mild aroma lacks hop presence, as expected
The flavor is a bit more hoppy, but still more malty, as expected for style. Good bitter-sweet balance.

Aug 07, 2015
3.63 by wvsabbath from West Virginia on Aug 01, 2015
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3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by shanegatter from Ohio

A little cloudy, tried pouring slow but still had a lot of head. Very interesting taste malt with some bitterness. Would drink again for something different.

Jul 18, 2015
3.53 by Hootie159 from Massachusetts on Jul 14, 2015
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3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by SaltofOH from Ohio

Review date: 5-1-15. Threshold glass. Bottle date 3-11-15.

Appearance: Pours a dark reddish amber, almost brown with 1 finger beige head quickly receding. Clear with active visible carbonation. OK, some lacing. Retains a thin skim of foam.

Aroma: Very sweet, slightly roasty aroma. Quite malty, smells almost like a brown ale.

Taste: Sweet, toasty malt arrival. Sweet & Malty, slightly tart/roasty mid-palate. Finishing bitterness comes as much from the roast as the hops. Very low hopping. (Re-reviewed 5-12-17 at work! Hoppier than I remember.)

Mouthfeel: Heavier side of mid-weight. Less carbonation than it appears, slightly slick.

Overall: Would not call this an ESB, so much as an Amber, but it is a good, quaffable amber. I could see this being too heavy and sweet to want to session, though. Really drinks like a brown ale. Very malty and balanced. I can see myself buying this if in the mood for a sweeter beer. (On re-review, less sweet than I initially remember).

Jul 03, 2015
3.49 by paresis from Massachusetts on Jun 12, 2015
3.62 by Zonian1 from Ohio on May 24, 2015
2.87 by Eastside151 from Ohio on May 22, 2015
3.42 by Eziel from Ohio on May 21, 2015
3.89 by j0hnc2468 from New York on Mar 26, 2015
3.74 by dlin0sbb from Ohio on Feb 28, 2015
Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 180 ratings