AleSmith My Bloody Valentine - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 439
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 44
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
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California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: OStrungT on 02-13-2006)
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark reddish brown with a light reddish head, no effervescing. Pretty cool looking beer, and appropriate for a valentines themed brew. Smell is sweet and bready, with some subtle hops. Taste is malty and fairly sweet, subtle hops again. Everything was pretty mellow: caramel, fruit, chocolate, bread. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied. Low carbonation. Smooth and silky.

Overall, not bad, a bit too sweet for my taste mixed with heavy malt made it a slow drinker for me.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of chugalug06
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Dark, dark red brew. Looks to have nice clarity. Moderate lacing. Decent (crust) head retention.

Creamy, apple (red), lots of toasted caramel, some very light crisp pine notes.

Talk about a brew that drinks different than the aroma... The feel is dry, earthy, resinous, and bitter. The flavors are lightly bitter and moderately sweet with caramel and toffee. Kinda odd. Carbonation is spot on and medium at that. Toasty milk chocolate is also very forward with slightly awkward sweetness that a bit misplaced, but still makes for a unique brew.

This is a great amber, especially at $8/22oz. This is the definition of a price point beer. It's not $15, not $10. It's one hearty amber ale. Highly recommended, just a bit funky and sweet.

Photo of Vixie
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a really nice red color with about a half inch of tan head. The head lingers for a time, leaving some nice lacing.

Hops tend to dominate the smell, seems to be mainly pine with a touch if citrus and floral.

Caramel and chocolate notes at the front, then the hops kick in, adding pine and floral flavors. The hops don't hit as hard as the smell suggests, it's actually sweeter up front then expected, and while there are definite hop flavors there, they don't overwhelm.

Smooth going down, with lingering carbonation that tingles the tongue.

A nice change of pace from my usual beers of choice. I am not a fan of hoppy beers, but this one balances the sweet and bitter notes so well, I didn't mind a stronger than normal hop presence. Tastes pretty much how I would expect a Valentine;s Day beer to taste, worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle $6.99 dated 12/23/2013. I wish this was a little fresher but whatever. Red color, good head and lace. Aroma us a malty red with a touch if piney hops, less than I expected. Flavor was caramel malts and again a small dosage of green hops. I really hoped this would have more if a hop blast since it's Alesmith but it was still a solid red. Not sure whether I should buy another bottle or not.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into my FW Snifter glass
Notes taken on 01/31/14

A: Deep crimson red with dark burgundy tones and minimal translucence. Thick and course cake of beige with ample stay power and scattered sheets of lace.

S: Expressive piney hops on the nose with some supporting citrus fruit undercurrents. Some grapefruit and tangerine mostly. Softly spiced toffee malt moves in with some toasted bread and light hints of dried fruit. Incredibly vibrant hop aromas. It literally smells like uber fresh hop pellets. Quite the bouquet.

T: Flavors follow the nose with some fresh greenie hops up front. Concentrated pine and citrus oils. Zesty pink grapefruit stands out. Moves into a toasted caramel and nutty bread malt backing with a nice persuasion of spice. Remains dry and not sweet at all. Lightly resinous with a mild perceived bitterness though big on hop flavor. Suggestions of chocolate and raisin. Great balance with alcohol mostly disguised. A truly delicious and hoppy red.

M: Moderate fullness slightly on the heavier side but with a very nice drying frothiness to it. Perfect amount of carbonation. Slight resinous effect but mostly clean and balanced feel.

D: Damn near flawless for the style and just such an enjoyable brew. Perfect marriage of hops and malt without falling too hard one way or the other.
I always thought this was the same beer as Evil Dead but I couldn’t find any supporting info on that. Still great either way! Highly recommended.

AleSmith has really mastered the American Red category.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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AleSmith My Bloody Valentine from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.