AleSmith My Bloody Valentine | AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith My Bloody ValentineAleSmith My Bloody Valentine
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AleSmith My Bloody ValentineAleSmith My Bloody Valentine

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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Ratings: 680 |  Reviews: 168
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of gregmoscetti
4.8/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The fact that Alesmith makes any other reds is a crime. This beer was amazing. This year I was able to have it on tap at beachwood bbq, fathers office and najas. Out of the tap pours a thick, creamy love story. You can hardly see through it for its murky body and it coats your palate like a delicious blanket. This is my favorite beer of the style that I have ever had. A lot of times, red ales seem a bit thin and harshly carbonated. This is a beer for people who love big beers, but it keeps it relaxed with its non-threatening abv.

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.74/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Shazzam! This is great beer! Poured perhaps slightly too cold. Immediate hop aroma upon opening. Poured with a giant, foamy, frothy, thick, light tan head that slowly settles and lots of lace. Color is a clear amber red with some tiny bubble trails. Aroma is a very heady balanced, fresh blend of caramel malt and hop that was mostly pine with a little grapefruit. Flavor's like nose, slightly roasty (which i love), dominated by the hop and just balanced enough by the malt and carbonic tang. Body/carbonation are faultless. Finish is like flavor, long, and just a tad medicinal. Very drinkable

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4.69/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.67/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.65/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich, deep ruby with a lingering airy head that left thick lacing on the glass. Strong hops in the nose, herbal, pungent and earthy. Also picking up nectarines and marzipan. Taste is immediately sweet caramel and woody/fruity hops, followed by a bitterness like orange pith. medium thick mouthfeel with a soft carbonic bite. Definitely a malt oriented beer but there is enough hop character to balance it and bring it back to center. Think of a sweeter, milder, less bitter friend of Arrogant Bastard. Immensely drinkable.

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4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Got this growler fill at the MBV Alesmith party. The turnout was good, Peter's cheese was the business, and the MBV on cask was awesome.

A- Deep clear ruby red. Pours a thick tan head, the lacing clinging to the sides of the glass is impressive.

S- Slightly sweet roasted malts, caramel, a little cherry aroma with a bit of hops peeking through.

T- Starts off with that slightly sweet malt, with a little bit of biscuit (or pancake?) and some tastey hops. Very well balanced.

M- Well rounded body, with a lingering taste of a slight hops bitter.

D- Oh man, I love this beer. The growler is half gone and I just cracked it open. I love Alesmith's stuff, but I really look forward to their special releases...I wish they would bottle this stuff.

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4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Looks great. Pours great. Tastes great. But somehow has a bit too much burnt taste. Like eating a mouthful of semi sweet morsels when you were expecting dark chocolate. Great beer.

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4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap at Hollingshead's deli in Orange. Poured in a mug. Reviewed from notes.

A- Finger and a half khaki head. Nut brown color.

S- Hoppy and some lighter fruit tastes. Good smells all around.

T- This is the best red I've ever tasted by far. Light fruits, medium barleys and malts. All of it comes together perfectly.

M- Nice carbonation, chewy and fairly wet.

O- Best red I've ever had. This is a keeper.

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4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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AleSmith My Bloody Valentine from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82.8% out of 100 with 680 ratings
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