My Bloody Valentine | AleSmith Brewing Company

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3.96/5
Very Good
691 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.66%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Don’t spend this Single Awareness Day alone – grab a beer! This red-blooded cousin of Evil Dead Red Ale, our Halloween Brew, is a beautiful crimson color. Notes of caramel, toast, and bittersweet chocolate balance an intense bouquet of floral hop aromas that we know you’ll fall in love with. The finish leaves a pleasant, full-bodied sweetness on the palate that won’t spread angry rumors about you to all your friends like that one time when I was…ohh…uhh…Happy Valentine’s Day!

Added by OStrungT on 02-13-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,222
Reviews:
170
Ratings:
691
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
92
Trade:
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Photo of redleg64
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peaches13
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gemini6
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of markjknowles
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I did not share this with my wife(22oz bottle poured in a pint glass).

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep brownish red color,medium body. Aroma is sweet malt,a little molasses,some pine and a little citrus. Taste is completely identical,very mild sweetness that's very well balanced with a slight floral bitter taste.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into Founders 20th Anniversary Pint Glass. No date.

L: Rich ruby hued, finger and a half of light khaki colored head has superb retention.

S: Caramel malt aroma is bouqeted wih floral and citrus hop notes.

T: Lots of caramel again and the floral and citrus hops are present as well, very well balanced.

F: Medium body, crisp, drying malt.

O: Very nice beer.

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Photo of RobTheKnob
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BennyProfane
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

7/27...pours dark mahogany reddish brown. Heavy with a tick creamy head of off white foam. Amber caramel malty nose. Sweet,. Floral. Sweet woody open with a hard edged burnt bitter. Remarkably caustic bitter hits the sweetness like crazy. Maybe that's the metaphor.

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Photo of Mikexw
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BergBeer
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber from TW Arrowhead 4-15-17 for $5.99. No bottling date but it has been stored in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured a mahogany brown with a beautiful long lasting head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is rich with caramel malts and citrus.

Taste is very well balanced. Beer base is the classic sweet caramelized malt backbone that is not too sweet. Citrus and a very slight touch of pine round out the beer and meld very nicely.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly smooth and refreshing.

Overall this is a very enjoyable brew in which the hoppy red amber style is nailed down quite well. Would love to try this on tap!

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Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

AleSmith Brewing Co. "My Bloody Valentine"
22 fl. oz brown glass bottle without freshness dating
$5.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Very hazy deep mahogany brown body beneath a finger thick head of rocky tan foam. The head retention and lacing are both quite good. Solid walls of lacing are left behind.

Smell: Malty and floral with notes of golden caramel, darker caramel, and almost burnt sugar.

Taste: The flavor follows the aroma with the addition of some crusty bread character to the malt and some yeasty fruitiness that includes soft sweet red berries, juicy red delicious apples, a hint of cherry, and dried dark fruits but also a subtle hint of pine and some orange from hops, and some tea-like character in the finish. It blends perfectly with the floral character from the hops and the rich caramel-laced maltiness. It's not "sweet", but there's a sweetness to that malt that's balanced only by a minimal bitterness - somehow it manages to finish mainly dry, and certainly without any lingering "sticky" malt that could become cloying. It's a pretty big beer with some heft it, and a fair amount of alcohol at 6.66% ABV, but it never shows - the alcohol remains cloaked and the malt never builds on the palate. That's impressive.

Feel: Medium leaning medium-full in body with a fine-bubbled median carbonation that's at first just lightly zesty and then warms to become creamy and smooth.

Overall: Really well balanced and very nicely rounded.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joeyjojojrshabadoo
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of themegamancave
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. Bomber

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice brown color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger light tan head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, some hops, slight chocolate, citrus. The taste is pretty nice, malty, hoppy, slight chocolate, citrusy. Medium body, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a very tasty brew.

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Photo of Problem
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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My Bloody Valentine from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 691 ratings