Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale | Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red AleElevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale
BA SCORE
29.1%
Liked This Beer
3.47 w/ 175 ratings
Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red AleElevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
Ohio, United States
elevatorbrewing.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

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.

Added by AtLagerHeads on 06-14-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,966
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
175
Liked:
51
Avg:
3.47/5
pDev:
13.26%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
40
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 175 |  Reviews: 54
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1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

Photo of Cramshawbar
2/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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2.11/5  rDev -39.2%
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.

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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

Photo of UDbeernut
2.43/5  rDev -30%
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!!!!

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2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of lochef81
2.69/5  rDev -22.5%
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.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
2.74/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Eh. Tastes kind of dirty. Not earthy. Dirty. Kind of like dirty water. With some amber tones thrown in. (This is an ESB? Or, supposedly one? Really?) I don't get it.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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2.79/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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2.79/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Sabtos
2.84/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Eastside151
2.87/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tomahite
2.93/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
Beer rating: 29.1% out of 100 with 175 ratings
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