AleSmith My Bloody Valentine | AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith My Bloody ValentineAleSmith My Bloody Valentine
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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 674 |  Reviews: 166
Photo of bnes09
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy amber ale. Exceptional lacing. Earthy, malty, spicy pine like hop nose. Flavor much like the aroma with a strong hop presence. Dry feel. Sturdy body and solid carbonation. Well balanced.

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Photo of aknalley
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HeartofMiami
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cannibalgasm
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cfred371
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: pours a nice clear dark red, with ample carbonation and a off white head. Real pretty.

Smell: I get some floral and citric hops, not what I expected from a red ale, but nice.

Taste: the hops and the malt meld together very nicely. Caramel, slight citrus and some floral action in there.

Feel: well carbonated, barely any bitterness from the hops, if any, and a nicer medium mouthfeel

Overall: A nice red ale with plenty of flavor and pretty looking beer.

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Photo of Lupigrant
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DougT
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of twenteone
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moundbz
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewNoob1
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sunny289
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Barnoloid
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lots to enjoy here. Deep red hue on the draft pour, with an off white head. Floral hop scent tells of things to come. Is this named after Kevin Shields' visionary noisniks or the movie....or given the band was named after the movie both? Either way I love the blend of toasted caramel malt, hops and slight hint of cocoa. Body is medium and satisfying

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Photo of delta490
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes out a deep clear red with a big creamy tan head. The head has great retention and leaves moderate amounts of small sticky lacing. The aroma is lighter but has nice aspects of both dark fruity malts and citrus hops. Probably more robust closer to bottling. The taste is more pronounced, if not more distinct. It still has a generic malt and hops quality to it but it's a very good generic quality. The body is mostly silky smooth with just a little hint of carbonation and the head adds to the creamy mouthfeel.

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Photo of Gregf51
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tempest
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a glass at the Forrest Hills Station House. This is a fine example of a malt-forward amber (most a pretty boring). The caramel is up front, but then it gets earthy and interesting. There's mild floral and juicy hops, over toasty, earthy barley.

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Photo of lmj729
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of argock
3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Dark red with 1/2-finger beige head with some stickiness and a thin rim of lacing.

S: Toasted and medium caramel malt aromas are the dominant feature but are prety closely matched with floral, citrus grapefruit hoppiness. No yeast or alcohol.

T: FLavor is a little muted compared to the aroma and the striking blood red appearance of the beer. Toasty and medium and dark caramel malt, probably English from the intensity of the maltiness, carry this beer with the grapefruit citrus, floral, and earthier dank notes mainly countering. Bitterness is moderate -- this is a solid West Coast red ale. No real alcohol or yeast presence.

M: A little hefty and flaccid in the feel to be honest, a little oily, moderately carbonated with medium body.

O: Pretty solid red ale but I would have preferred less intense caramel as I felt it clashed with the citrus and dank hopping. Body left quite a bit to be desired. Glad I tried it but one and done for me.

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Photo of caahare
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Geobus
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Honeybourne
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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