1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

My Bloody Valentine - Alameda Brewhouse

Not Rated.
My Bloody ValentineMy Bloody Valentine

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

28 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:

  None found.

More User Reviews:
Photo of ElGordo
4.08/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at Belmont Station to share with my sweetie on Valentine's night. Pours a pretty dark orange color with a nice, light carbonation that continues to rise from the bottom of the glass. A brief flourish of creamy white head that quickly dials back to a thin ring around the glass. Aroma of orange peel, light spices (coriander), and acidic citrusy hops, with an underlying sweetness from the blood orange juice.
Palate is light and subtle up front, with the citrusy hops jumping out front. A mild sweetness from the pale malt and orange, and some interesting spices (coriander, orange peel), and a touch of tanginess from the saison yeast. The blood orange emerges for a brief moment before the swallow. The hops come back with some nice bitterness on the finish that lingers for a wile after the swallow.
Body is nice and light with good carbonation, although not effervescent. Nicely drinkable, pairs well with dark chocolate. A good, interesting take on a saison with the intriguing twist of blood orange, and definitely a change of pace for Alameda.

ElGordo, Feb 15, 2011
Photo of SpdKilz
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

SpdKilz, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of jcxhruby
3/5  rDev -14.8%

jcxhruby, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of VinnieVanGogh
4/5  rDev +13.6%

VinnieVanGogh, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of throwerbri
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

throwerbri, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of slimntubbs
3/5  rDev -14.8%

slimntubbs, Feb 17, 2014
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

SMITHAND, May 18, 2013
Photo of carteravebrew
3/5  rDev -14.8%

carteravebrew, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of Zach122
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Zach122, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.15/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The wife and I shared this bottle on Valentine's day 2.14.11.

22oz bottle dipped in red wax poured into two pint glasses.

A - Dark brown in color with a cream had that fades almost instantly.

S - Smells of fermented fruit, spices, sugars.

T - Raisins and sweet oranges.

D - Sticky in the mouth, very low carbonation.

HuskyinPDX, May 30, 2011
Photo of bernat1971
3/5  rDev -14.8%

bernat1971, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of harrymel
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.

harrymel, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of gkunkle
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.

gkunkle, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Shmeal
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Shmeal, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of wvbrewcrew
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

wvbrewcrew, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of ChrisKayler
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!

ChrisKayler, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of loren01
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.

loren01, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of leftoverburrito
3/5  rDev -14.8%

leftoverburrito, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of vfgccp
2/5  rDev -43.2%

vfgccp, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of leedorham
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

leedorham, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of PStriedl
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

PStriedl, May 27, 2013
Photo of ccrida
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.

ccrida, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Kontraband
4.35/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this beer on valentines day with my fiance. Cracked it open and it poured a darker copper color or a deep orange. The first smell I got from this beer was the yeast. On my first sip I got a crisp taste of hops and a slight taste of tang from the blood orange. After a few more drinks I mostly could taste the yeast, but it is a pleasant taste not an astringent one. Great drinkability and a saison I would have again.

Kontraband, Feb 17, 2011
Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

strongaf, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of speak72
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

speak72, Mar 29, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
My Bloody Valentine from Alameda Brewhouse
81 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.