AleSmith My Bloody Valentine - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by pmarlowe:
District of Columbia
4.05/5 rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
On tap at Alesmith tasting room.
A: Pours like apple cider--cloudy/opaque amber, with a cap of very fine head. Very good retention.
S: Hop bite which melds nicely with toffee, fruit (apple), English malt, and some pine hops.
T: Similar, with more caramel flavor than toffee. Pine with a hint of grapefruit. Mild hop bitterness on the finish.
M: Medium body and carbonation. Ultra smooth on the palate, as I've come to expect from Alesmith.
O: Tasty. I'm usually not a fan of hoppy amber-type ales, but this works.
Serving type: on-tap
03-06-2012 06:13:56 | More by pmarlowe
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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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