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My Bloody Valentine - Alameda Brewhouse

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My Bloody ValentineMy Bloody Valentine

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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 7
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alameda Brewhouse visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with Sweet and Bitter Orange Peel, Blood Orange Juice

5.5% alcohol/volume
21 IBUs

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 02-11-2011)
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

3/5  rDev -14.8%

06-25-2014 00:14:39 | More by leftoverburrito
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-10-2014 23:46:37 | More by wvbrewcrew
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speak72

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-29-2014 16:35:42 | More by speak72
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

02-17-2014 20:33:53 | More by slimntubbs
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jcxhruby

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

02-05-2014 19:51:37 | More by jcxhruby
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Zach122

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

10-03-2013 04:41:41 | More by Zach122
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -14.8%

09-15-2013 07:14:44 | More by bernat1971
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ccrida

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, My Bloody Valentine is ruddy chestnut brown with a large, foamy off-white head that leaves big chunks of foamy lace.
Bought this a while ago (spring?), not sure how long ago, but I've kept it in my kegerator to try to keep the fruit from fading until I got around to it.

Smell is very nice dusty, pithy, fruity saison esters. Really liking the nose here, not too robust, but classic and alluring. Faint orange, as well as light, earthy hops.

Taste is similar, but much less of everything. This is a fairly faint, mild saison. Which is perfectly fine, but underwhelming, especially considering the flashy packaging. I suspect the orange has faded, as there really just faint orange peel bitterness and mild, fruity esters. No flaws, just underwhelming. This could be my fault, for aging it to long. But in fairness, even though I don't generally age fruit beers, or saisons, the wax seal implies potential to cellar well...

Mouthfeel is foamy, dry, and medium-light bodied.

Drinkability is fine, these is a light beer that goes down really easy. That said, there's not much too it, so I wouldn't go out of my way to find it again, unless I knew it was a fresh bottle, to see if it had more Blood Orange character.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 02:10:18 | More by ccrida
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4.56/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glass: Port City Belgian style Snifter.

Appearance: Perfectly clear, and ... brown. Just, brown. Off-white head, no lacing.

Aroma: Blood Orange definitely comes through, as well as some funky Wit type yeast, and slight ripe banana. I am liking this.

Taste: Funky Saison taste in the forefront, transitioning to very slight blood orange, and then quickly to banana / yeast sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall: A delicious take on a saison. This is truly well done with the subtlety of the Blood Orange combined with a tasty saison funk. Nice!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 03:28:06 | More by ChrisKayler
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Geno206

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

07-03-2013 02:33:43 | More by Geno206
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PStriedl

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-27-2013 00:12:46 | More by PStriedl
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SMITHAND

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-18-2013 03:24:27 | More by SMITHAND
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vfgccp

New York

2/5  rDev -43.2%

04-17-2013 23:15:41 | More by vfgccp
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SpdKilz

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-25-2013 02:03:03 | More by SpdKilz
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throwerbri

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

02-23-2013 03:44:52 | More by throwerbri
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-17-2013 07:08:59 | More by Dreadnaught33
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leedorham

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-15-2013 19:32:11 | More by leedorham
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carteravebrew

Colorado

3/5  rDev -14.8%

01-30-2013 22:09:07 | More by carteravebrew
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iKrystin

Washington

4/5  rDev +13.6%

01-29-2013 06:24:25 | More by iKrystin
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

01-23-2013 09:09:49 | More by strongaf
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harrymel

Washington

2.79/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Bottled 20DEC12

Rusty, ruddy brown with a fleeting light foam. Rim and central cap leftover. Smells of standard saison yeast (commercial and conventional) - clay, coriander, some hay and a little sweetness. Taste is cheep and theres basically no orange character here through the strength of the yeast. Medium on heavy body with moderate carb and dry, slightly astringent finish. Not impressive.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 04:10:42 | More by harrymel
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loren01

Oregon

3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Purchased this at a local bottle shop in Vancouver. Looks interesting...red wax topped bottle. That proved to be somewhat annyoing as there was a ton of wax and took a lot of work to get the bottle open. Pours a hazy copper color, not much head or lace down the glass
S: Smells of Belgian yeast, pepper/spicy scent and orange.
T: Taste is slightly sweet with orange flavor and spice (corriander maybe).
M: Light thin bodied beer, carbonation seems on the low side
O: This beer was just ok in my book not bad but not that good either. I was somewhat underwealmed by this one, was expecting more i guess.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 03:56:32 | More by loren01
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VinnieVanGogh

Indiana

4/5  rDev +13.6%

03-11-2012 02:12:38 | More by VinnieVanGogh
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Shmeal

Oregon

4/5  rDev +13.6%

02-13-2012 06:25:37 | More by Shmeal
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gkunkle

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky tan color, honestly unappealing in appearance. One finger of off-white head that settles to a thick film. Smell is of blood oranges, cream. The taste is of sweet orange, pine and citric hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is average, carbonation is very passive. Overall, this is interesting, not one I'll return to though.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 03:50:20 | More by gkunkle
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My Bloody Valentine from Alameda Brewhouse
81 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.