AleSmith My Bloody Valentine | AleSmith Brewing Company

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674 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
Ratings:
674
Reviews:
166
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
9.02%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
88
For Trade:
2
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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Samuel906
3.26/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark reddish brown with a light reddish head, no effervescing. Pretty cool looking beer, and appropriate for a valentines themed brew. Smell is sweet and bready, with some subtle hops. Taste is malty and fairly sweet, subtle hops again. Everything was pretty mellow: caramel, fruit, chocolate, bread. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied. Low carbonation. Smooth and silky.

Overall, not bad, a bit too sweet for my taste mixed with heavy malt made it a slow drinker for me.

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Photo of dvb
3.27/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22-ounce bomber into a Libby glass. :D

A: Dark red-brown, like a good dubbel. Otherwise, pretty clear. Nice tan head that quickly falls back to light lacing.

S: Great hop aroma. They dry-hopped the hell out of this.

T: The taste, unfortunately, is not as good as the smell. This is a bit too dry for me. A maltier backbone would be nice.

M: Again, it's dry. Astringency. Not crazy about that.

Overall, what this beer really has going for it is hop aroma. Otherwise, it's pretty a pretty average brew with a gimicky name.

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3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.39/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bomber bottle copped from Bottle King in Livingston. Pours a mahogany crimson hue with moderate frothing. Faint aroma replete with hints of caramel and toast. Similar flavor profile.

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3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark reddish copper with a moderate beige head that retains for a good while.

Spicy aromas with spent grain malt. The spice is almost cinnamon, but unidentifiable.

Flavors of raisin, toffee, and big bready malts.

This has very heavy feel to it, you can feel it hit the gut, which is odd for a 6%.

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3.49/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

AleSmith My Bloody Valentine from AleSmith Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 674 ratings.
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