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AleSmith My Bloody Valentine - AleSmith Brewing Company

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89
very good

527 Ratings
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Ratings: 527
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 47
Gots: 51 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: OStrungT on 02-13-2006

Don’t spend this Single Awareness Day alone – grab a beer! This red-blooded cousin of Evil Dead Red Ale, our Halloween Brew, is a beautiful crimson color. Notes of caramel, toast, and bittersweet chocolate balance an intense bouquet of floral hop aromas that we know you’ll fall in love with. The finish leaves a pleasant, full-bodied sweetness on the palate that won’t spread angry rumors about you to all your friends like that one time when I was…ohh…uhh…Happy Valentine’s Day!
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Ratings: 527 | Reviews: 138
Photo of Lucnifter
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taby
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benish
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GreyGhost4
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of leinie13
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hardy008
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours crimson with a one finger beige head, with good retention and lacing. The aroma has caramel, toasted malt, citrus, and some chocolate.

Has a nice balanced taste. Tastes just like it smells with caramel, toasted malt, citrus, and chocolate. I never would have thought that the tastes in this beer would have blended so well, but they have.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. I would buy this again without hesitation.

Photo of Nmelione
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gelasin
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WortHound
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep, bloody, red. Floral, citrus, and malt on the nose. Medium bodied, drinkable. Balanced malt and pine. Caramelized sugar. Finishes bittersweet.

Photo of golf4collet
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kborning
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akang
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of russpowell
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours garnet colored with 2 fingers of tan head. Lovely lacing & head retention

S: Toastyness, some herbal & woody hops

T: Follows the nose, much dryness, a little herbal & woody hop up front. So much malty dryness with some restrained hoppyness mixing in as this warms, a little cocoa & cinnamon??? Finishes dry, toasty, sweet& with a little chocolate an old school amber/red with a minor twist...

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, nice balance

Drinks fairly easy, works well for the style

Photo of vma
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Birdlegs
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GatorCoop
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 12/18/14:

Pours crimson with a lasting, creamy off-white head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of caramel, toast, pine. Assertive nose.

The taste is of sweet caramel and resin balanced by mild toast and floral bitterness. A subtle hint of chocolate comes through as it progresses. Sweet to bittersweet finish.

It has a creamy, smooth, full body. Alcohol well-integrated with a bit of warmth.

An impressive red ale! The description fits it well, so they got what they were intending. Nice choice and blend of malt and hops! A very enjoyable beer.

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alexsergio
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LouZ
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bomber into pint glass. Large, thick, foamy head with great retention and lacing. Body is a clear and dark amber. The aroma was not strong, but traces of roasted malt and sweetness. Taste is roasty with a hint of caramel. Mouthfeel is great - full bodied and smooth. An enjoyable beer for the style.

Photo of Kegatron
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kbrown
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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AleSmith My Bloody Valentine from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.