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AleSmith My Bloody Valentine - AleSmith Brewing Company

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89
very good

426 Ratings
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Ratings: 426
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 41
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OStrungT on 02-13-2006)
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Fluffmeister

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -43.3%

05-29-2014 18:09:30 | More by Fluffmeister
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santomark

California

2.44/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Beautiful ruby red, black cherry color. Nice 1 1/2 inch off white head.

S - Very subtle, mild malt, bread, a tad of hops, toffee notes are in there and some darker fruits like cherries, plum, a molasses kind of tone.

T - For being 6.66% the malt is pretty apparent. A slight biscuit tone, darker fruits as the note implies, mild cherry, plum, molasses. Almost no hops.

M - Very light to medium body. Nice carbonation, very oily going down. This lingering finish is weird.

O - This is nothing like Evil Dead, not in any way. Evil Dead is bold, this is it's preteen cousin. I did not care for it. I can get the same taste from generic brands. Waste of $5.00

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 10:12:56 | More by santomark
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s4s

California

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

01-19-2014 03:23:16 | More by s4s
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dbalsock

Vermont

2.85/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

App: Dark ruby red with brownish hints. The head was off-white and fairly abundant, providing a decent lacing. The color was a bit dark for a red ale, but definitely reminded me of blood once I thought about it.

Smell: A crisp scent of heavy crystal malts came forth and took over the scent. There may have been some slight piney hopness, but it was hard to say if I was imagining it or not.

Taste: The first sip was really fantastic: a little fruity, a tinsy bit hoppy and very malty. From then on, it was downhill. The taste reminded me of my homebrews when they haven't been aged for long enough. It also had a distinct tea-like taste that seemed to result from some specialty malts. By the end of my pint I was struggling to find something I liked in the taste, and found the tea taste to be overwhelming.

Mouthfeel: This may sound pardoxical, or contradictory, or impossible, but this brew seemed to have both a heavy body and a light body at the same time. The crispness gives it a sense of lightness (along with the tea taste), while the massive amount of malt flavor show it to have a heft backbone. It's definitely interesting, and I can imagine many people enjoying this. It just wasn't for me.

Drinkability: Because the bar stated that this was a 10%abv brew, I must say that it is very drinkable. Not that I'd have another any time soon, but because it's so unnoticable. It feels like a standard red ale. It's so hard for me to believe that it's 10% that I think the bar may have been wrong.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2007 03:42:35 | More by dbalsock
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davexisxrabid

California

2.93/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Johnny's in Highland Park.

Poured a nice dark red color (had to hold this one up to the light). Looks black in the dim bar. Nice one inch head, left good lacing on the glass.

Aroma was a bit sweet, and had a licorice like character to it.

Woah! This brew destroyed my palate! I wasn't expecting it to be so bitter from the aroma. Big kick of hop bitterness; very dry crisp flavor. I was expecting a lot more malt flavor before the hops invaded. Unbalanced in my opinion.

Full bodied brew with good carbonation. Bitter flavor clings to your palate for a bit.

I personally wouldn't have more than one of these in a night because it's just a bit too unbalanced and I couldn't dig the flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2009 16:50:43 | More by davexisxrabid
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Omensetter

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -24.4%

04-10-2013 03:18:47 | More by Omensetter
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chadski

California

3/5  rDev -24.4%

02-17-2014 01:03:50 | More by chadski
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -24.4%

09-15-2013 06:22:53 | More by bernat1971
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Cath

New York

3/5  rDev -24.4%

02-24-2014 15:14:43 | More by Cath
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.4%

01-20-2013 21:37:11 | More by brez8791
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jeezie

California

3/5  rDev -24.4%

02-17-2012 05:26:19 | More by jeezie
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kmanjohnson

California

3/5  rDev -24.4%

03-11-2014 04:54:57 | More by kmanjohnson
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -24.4%

03-12-2013 14:41:02 | More by jenray
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.4%

08-26-2013 20:51:51 | More by dfhhead25
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cosmo4u

New York

3/5  rDev -24.4%

02-14-2013 21:38:17 | More by cosmo4u
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assman79

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -24.4%

02-27-2014 02:35:47 | More by assman79
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JoeMans

New York

3/5  rDev -24.4%

02-24-2014 06:15:29 | More by JoeMans
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mpenning13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -24.4%

09-01-2013 21:20:28 | More by mpenning13
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KAF

Iowa

3/5  rDev -24.4%

06-24-2014 02:57:53 | More by KAF
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DaneBramage

Illinois

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
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dvb

Washington

3.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22-ounce bomber into a Libby glass. :D

A: Dark red-brown, like a good dubbel. Otherwise, pretty clear. Nice tan head that quickly falls back to light lacing.

S: Great hop aroma. They dry-hopped the hell out of this.

T: The taste, unfortunately, is not as good as the smell. This is a bit too dry for me. A maltier backbone would be nice.

M: Again, it's dry. Astringency. Not crazy about that.

Overall, what this beer really has going for it is hop aroma. Otherwise, it's pretty a pretty average brew with a gimicky name.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 02:36:38 | More by dvb
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warmbier804

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

06-15-2014 03:32:31 | More by warmbier804
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MADPolo

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

03-10-2013 18:40:07 | More by MADPolo
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g_jenkins

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

03-06-2014 04:21:31 | More by g_jenkins
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SeaOfShells

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

01-26-2013 02:21:42 | More by SeaOfShells
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AleSmith My Bloody Valentine from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.