Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale | Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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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
Ratings:
174
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
13.14%
 
 
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of raznug
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: This beer pours a deep red color and is topped with ¾” of white head that tends to hang around in a thin layer well into the pint.
Smell: This is a rather clean smelling beer with just a small amount of malt aroma detected by my nose.
Taste: Again this is a rather clean beer with just a nice blend of malt and a small amount of hops in the flavor.
Mouthfeel: Bleeding buckeye is a light bodied red ale with a tasty blend of malt and hops and a nice clean finish.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of BryanCarey
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale is a copper colored brew and a moderate pour is all that is necessary to create a thick, lumpy head of off- white colored foam. The nose is nice, with scents of caramel, earthy tones, and some nuts.

With the flavor, there are few surprises, but no real disappointments either. The taste of this beer features caramel malts, toasted malts, and light earthy hops with a touch of mineral and nutty notes. There is some fruity flavor here, but it is buried behind the caramel and toasted malt flavors, which are what stick with you the most.

This is a fairly well- balanced beer, medium in body and pleasant overall. Even if you’re not a diehard Buckeye fan, you will find many things to like about this beer. It may not rank in your all- time top ten for its style, but there is certainly enough quality here to recommend a sample or two.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of screamking
3.71/5  rDev +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.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Brenden
3.84/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
3.5 out of 5 based on 174 ratings.
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