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AleSmith My Bloody Valentine | AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.96/5
Very Good
681 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:
#5,058
Reviews:
168
Ratings:
681
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
87
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 681 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of lmj729
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of argock
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
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 -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Geobus
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Honeybourne
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Emersonio
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour: On draft poured into a tulip. Appearance: Dark red almost ruby in color. Head and lacing present. Aroma: Clear and distinct hoppy character with accents of toasted malts. Dark berries chocolate notes also are present. Taste: Toasted malts make an immediate appearance with deep dark berries to follow. Juicy and crisp. Aftertaste: Juicy finish. Berry notes and bitter chocolate on the back end. A strong offering from one of my favorite brewers in San Diego.

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Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber red with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of off white head which settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A toasty and juicy balanced aroma of hops and caramel malt. Toasted malt with a scent of caramel, biscuit, toast, chocolate, and yeast. Citrus hop hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, and lemon. Earthy and floral hops with some hints of grass and pine resin. Some hints of candied sugar as well. A solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a toasty and juicy balanced mix of juicy hops and caramel malt. Toasted malt with sweet hints of caramel, biscuit, chocolate, toast, and yeast. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, mango, orange peel, and lemon. Floral and earthy hop notes of pine resin and grass. Some sweet candied sugar notes as well. A pretty solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, oily, and chewy with a drying finish.

Overall: A pretty nice take on a Red Ale. Good mix of sweet caramel malt and juicy hop notes.

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Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vande
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jason_nwx
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dface
3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tbone2131
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

In a pint glass this beer was a dark reddish-brown color. There was a small tan head that left a little bit of lace.
Aroma of bread, chocolate, and floral hops.
The taste improved a bit on the aroma. More chocolate, some toast. A little bit of floral/earthy hops.
Medium-bodied, with a little bitterness.

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Photo of bschinelli
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MispeledStalion
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Poloplaya
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

AleSmith My Bloody Valentine from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 681 ratings
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