AleSmith My Bloody Valentine - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by PeprSprYoFace:
4.08/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad
Pours a deep brown, almost black. Head dissapated fast but has some nice lacing with the thin film on top the whole time.
Smells of slight roastyness with lists of caramel. Slight hoppy aroma.
Taste is pretty good. Better than most but not top 100 status IMO. Lost of caramel maltiness and toffee. But mixed with a great hop flavor and bitterness to balance it out. It was more towards the sweet side at first but after 3 or 4 sips it is very well balanced.
Mouthfeel is great. Especially after a couple sips. Was a little malty at first but became perfect after a couple.
Overall try this beer. It is world class for sure. I will drink it every time I see it.
Serving type: on-tap
02-16-2010 02:35:45 | More by PeprSprYoFace
More User Reviews:
3.15/5 rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
A: amber/brown/red with a tan head.
S: hoppy like an IPA, but sweeter.
T: again, hoppy like an IPA, but much sweeter, but also reminded me slightly of a porter or stout due to the caramel/chalky aftertaste.
M: A bit too sweet for my tastes, as I'm not a huge fan of red ales, but still very drinkable. Kind of a weird hybrid of ale, porter and stout as mentioned above. I picked up a 22-oz bomber from my local shop for $3.50 on clearance, evidently they've had it left over since February. Not bad at all for that price.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2014 01:00:28 | More by DaneBramage
3.83/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours a deep brown body with ruby highlights. Head is 1/3 inch and tan in color. Lacing and head retention are pretty good.
Smell is a mix of earthy hops and sweet malts mixed with toffee and burnt caramel. There is also slight metallic aroma and alcohol is very light.
Taste is classic profile of a red ale. Slightly metallic, slightly hoppy, with a strong malt backbone. Good balanced flavors, alcohol is slightly present at 6.6 percent.
Mouthfeel is nice and full for a beer not too high on alcohol. Good amount of head retention accentuates the creaminess of the beer while taming the carbonation level, tastes almost like its on nitro.
Overall it was a good seasonal beer. My gf got it for me and I gladly drank the whole bomber easily. Not my favorite style but a solid beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2014 22:28:30 | More by angelmonster
AleSmith My Bloody Valentine from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.