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My Bloody Valentine | Alameda Brewhouse

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My Bloody ValentineMy Bloody Valentine

Brewed by:
Alameda Brewhouse
Oregon, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Sweet and Bitter Orange Peel, Blood Orange Juice

5.5% alcohol/volume
21 IBUs

Added by msubulldog25 on 02-11-2011

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 35
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Photo of ElGordo
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at Belmont Station to share with my sweetie on Valentine's night. Pours a pretty dark orange color with a nice, light carbonation that continues to rise from the bottom of the glass. A brief flourish of creamy white head that quickly dials back to a thin ring around the glass. Aroma of orange peel, light spices (coriander), and acidic citrusy hops, with an underlying sweetness from the blood orange juice.
Palate is light and subtle up front, with the citrusy hops jumping out front. A mild sweetness from the pale malt and orange, and some interesting spices (coriander, orange peel), and a touch of tanginess from the saison yeast. The blood orange emerges for a brief moment before the swallow. The hops come back with some nice bitterness on the finish that lingers for a wile after the swallow.
Body is nice and light with good carbonation, although not effervescent. Nicely drinkable, pairs well with dark chocolate. A good, interesting take on a saison with the intriguing twist of blood orange, and definitely a change of pace for Alameda.

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Photo of SpdKilz
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of jcxhruby
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of tjcamm
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Gavroche tulip. Pours a hazy caramel amber with a one finger white head with good retention and lacing. The name led me to believe this would have a red tone, but it is certainly more to styled exactly as it is. Nice aroma of saison yeast, light caramel malt, coriander, orange citrus, spicy and inviting.Flavor is semi-dry saison yeast, coriander, grassy hops, nice orange citrus and rind flavors from the blood orange. Medium bodied with good carbonation. The body is a bit light for a saison, but it covers the flavors well for the style. The blood orange is well integrated and adds a pleasant, unusual flavor to the farmhouse base. Without the orange, might have been a bit of a satisfactory, but underwhelming saison, but the citrus and citrus rind flavors made this a nice way to spend the evening. Not earthshaking, but a well made basic saison. Glad I tried it.

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Photo of VinnieVanGogh
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of throwerbri
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of slimntubbs
3/5  rDev -18.5%

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Vylo
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zach122
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The wife and I shared this bottle on Valentine's day 2.14.11.

22oz bottle dipped in red wax poured into two pint glasses.

A - Dark brown in color with a cream had that fades almost instantly.

S - Smells of fermented fruit, spices, sugars.

T - Raisins and sweet oranges.

D - Sticky in the mouth, very low carbonation.

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Photo of harrymel
2.79/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Bottled 20DEC12

Rusty, ruddy brown with a fleeting light foam. Rim and central cap leftover. Smells of standard saison yeast (commercial and conventional) - clay, coriander, some hay and a little sweetness. Taste is cheep and theres basically no orange character here through the strength of the yeast. Medium on heavy body with moderate carb and dry, slightly astringent finish. Not impressive.

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Photo of gkunkle
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky tan color, honestly unappealing in appearance. One finger of off-white head that settles to a thick film. Smell is of blood oranges, cream. The taste is of sweet orange, pine and citric hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is average, carbonation is very passive. Overall, this is interesting, not one I'll return to though.

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Photo of Shmeal
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of wvbrewcrew
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of ChrisKayler
4.54/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glass: Port City Belgian style Snifter.

Appearance: Perfectly clear, and ... brown. Just, brown. Off-white head, no lacing.

Aroma: Blood Orange definitely comes through, as well as some funky Wit type yeast, and slight ripe banana. I am liking this.

Taste: Funky Saison taste in the forefront, transitioning to very slight blood orange, and then quickly to banana / yeast sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall: A delicious take on a saison. This is truly well done with the subtlety of the Blood Orange combined with a tasty saison funk. Nice!

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Photo of loren01
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Purchased this at a local bottle shop in Vancouver. Looks interesting...red wax topped bottle. That proved to be somewhat annyoing as there was a ton of wax and took a lot of work to get the bottle open. Pours a hazy copper color, not much head or lace down the glass
S: Smells of Belgian yeast, pepper/spicy scent and orange.
T: Taste is slightly sweet with orange flavor and spice (corriander maybe).
M: Light thin bodied beer, carbonation seems on the low side
O: This beer was just ok in my book not bad but not that good either. I was somewhat underwealmed by this one, was expecting more i guess.

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Photo of leftoverburrito
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Viaduck
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The color of dark tea with a very generous head. Not much aroma. Very strong flavor of hips & orange, not bitter. Pleasantly surprised. Not very much alcohol but plenty of carbonation. Pretty good!

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of PStriedl
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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