AleSmith My Bloody Valentine - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by charlzm:
3.95/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Consumed February 14th, 2012 at Tony's Darts Away, Burbank, CA.
Beer is a very deep red, like venous blood. One finger tan head crowns this off appropriately.
Sweet, woody aroma.
Flavor is woody, brown sugar/molasses and quite juicy (melanoidins). Bitterness is well-modulated and moderate. Piny and woody at the end. Very different than a standard-issue amber/red, but I like it.
Mouthfeel is dry and a little creamy. Finish is evaporative but not parching,. Neat trick.
Good stuff, but twice a year is just fine. Wait, this is the same beer as Evil Dead Red, right?
Consumed 02/23/09 at The Daily Pint, Santa Monica, CA.
Beer was served in a chalice. Thick brownish/red color offset by an off-white, one-finger head. Minimal lacing.
Almost zero aroma, perhaps due to the serving glassware. Perhaps the faintest, fleeting whiff of malt.
Flavor is weak crystal malt and significant woody bitterness. Notably but not unpleasantly astringent on the finish. Overall, flavor suffers from lack of both complexity and carbonation. Worth noting that this keg had been on draft for nine days when I got to it. Maybe it was better earlier on?
Not as good as I had hoped. It took me a long time to finish this glass. I really wish AleSmith would brew the Imperial Evil Dead Red again...
APP - 3.5
SM - 2.5
TASTE - 3.0
MF - 3.5
DRINK - 3.0
Serving type: on-tap
02-21-2012 18:24:42 | More by charlzm
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
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