My Bloody Valentine
AleSmith Brewing Company

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From:
AleSmith Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #18
ABV:
6.66%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,972
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 9.09%
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
536
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 02, 2022
Added:
Feb 13, 2006
Wants:
  48
Gots:
  93
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: 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!
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Rated: 4.25 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Feb 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by BobbyOlson from Michigan

Nov 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.97 by Giggy from Michigan

Nov 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by bongobeer from Alabama

Apr 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.53 by beerrat from Virginia

Oct 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.8 by MattSn from Oregon

Apr 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.83 by garthbrennan from Tennessee

Feb 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by travelguy from Ohio

Feb 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.26 by drkiwibird from California

Jan 21, 2019
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Reviewed by iheartmyTHO from Georgia

4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I don't really taste much chocolate or caramel. It's most just floral and some bitterness. I was hoping for more of the chocolate notes, as you don't see that much in ales. The floral aspect is nice. though.
Jan 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by TheCrowsEye from California

May 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.58 by BIGPOPPAS from New Jersey

Apr 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Mar 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by FrankCastle from California

Mar 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.31 by Vylo from New Jersey

Feb 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.52 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Feb 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by Dewsby from Kentucky

Feb 20, 2018
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Reviewed by connecticutpoet from Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance – One finger head on a hazy orange-red body.

Aroma – Grapes, apples, some floral hops, a little bit of citrus.

Taste – Caramel, fruity apples and pears, slightly sweet, pine and floral hops in the aftertaste. Somewhat bitter.

Mouthfeel – Good body, a little sticky, pretty decent.

Overall – Very good for an amber/red ale, one of the better ones.
Feb 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.88 by redleg64 from Michigan

Feb 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Peaches13 from Pennsylvania

Feb 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.76 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Feb 15, 2018
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Rated by markjknowles from Oregon

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).
Feb 15, 2018
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

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.
Feb 14, 2018
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Reviewed by Red5StandingBy from Maryland

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.
Feb 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.96 by TXRobbo from Texas

Feb 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by BennyProfane from California

Jan 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by j0hnc2468 from New York

Jan 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by mrcraft from California

Oct 08, 2017
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

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.
Sep 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.68 by Mikexw from New York

Aug 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by BergBeer from Hawaii

Aug 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by freewill35 from Indiana

Aug 02, 2017
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Reviewed by arizcards from North Carolina

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!
Jul 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by imperialking from Illinois

Jul 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by LooseMoose1978 from North Carolina

Jun 17, 2017
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

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.
Jun 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by sgttibbs from Minnesota

May 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by joeyjojojrshabadoo from California

Apr 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by MidwestBA from Illinois

Apr 07, 2017
My Bloody Valentine from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 708 ratings