My Bloody Valentine | AleSmith Brewing Company

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3.96/5
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698 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:
#9,421
Reviews:
171
Ratings:
698
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
93
Trade:
2
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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeBogert53
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dewsby
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of connecticutpoet
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.

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

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My Bloody Valentine from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 698 ratings