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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
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Released shortly before Valentine’s Day, My Bloody Valentine is the red-blooded cousin of our Halloween specialty ale, Evil Dead Red. Caramel-sweet malt is delicately balanced with floral American hop varieties for a truly unique drinking sensation. A deep mahogany red color and a big, aromatic hop profile are the signatures of this seasonal ale.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2545) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle in Seattle. Deep cherry red and brown. Rich complex sharp aroma. Tasty red beer, sharp grain. Hoppy counterbalance. Bitter cream body. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FestDecBeet (289) - - JAN 18, 2015
Look: pours a deep Amber color. Very clear. Light tan head. Smell: sweet caramel. Dank. Cherries in syrup. Flowers. Sweet sugary smell. Taste: dank. Cherries with a heavy cherry syrup. Super over the top sweet. Feel: dry bitterness from the hops. But still sweet and not from the malt. Overall: over the top sweet. Ok beer, just too sweet for me. First drank: home 1/17/15 Vintage: 2015

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (787) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
22 Oz bottle pour split at a tasting. Pours a super dark red color with a rich malty aroma. Really leafy malt flavor. A bit of a candy sweet flavor on the finish. A little floral. Interesting take on the style on my opinion. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (639) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
22 ounce bottle, pour is dark red, malty, thin disappearing head, effervescent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1116) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2014
February 17th, 2013 - I love a beer that has an unidentifiable style. It grapples with boundaries, pushing them and warping them, much to the benefit of the drinker. Under this category of outré brews is Alesmith’s My Bloody Valentine - a departure from my favorite beers there which are decidedly dark and boozy. The smell is spicy, with lots of grape juice and grape Kool-Aid, old and dusty wood, clove, and a little juniper, with some brown sugar too. The flavor thunders with a heavier booziness than the smell portends. Caramel and dark sugars greet the tongue, heavy and callous, almost like a large, blundering stout. Add in raisin and fig, blackberry and a nice juniper dryness and you have a nice, dark mix of sweeter high notes and sluggish low notes, and a constant line of hops bitterness all the way through.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thorongil2 (1410) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
(tap) clear, bright dark amber colour with a small brown head; light aroma of grapefruit; balanced flavour

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
"Nice balance of Carmely sweet fruity malts, and a good dose of citrus and bitter hops. There’s a little chocolate and hint of nuts on the nose and flavor as well. Easy drinking and complex."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2454) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle from trade. Nice notes of caramel malts, hop, Earth, toffee and bread. I really enjoyed the flowery and caramel aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2228) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a bottle after the RBWG Grand Tasting at the Downtown Inn tasting. Pours clear amber with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to thick, spotty lace. The nose is pine resin hop forward with plenty of nice caramel bread malt. The flavor is somewhat sweet caramel malt up front, with the intensely bitter pine resin hops on the back. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long bitter pine resin finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (942) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 2, 2014
DARK red brown pour big sand head. Aroma of pine, caramel. Tastes tobacco, woody, pine, slight choco, not as sweet as it smell which is good. Bittersweet through and through like a good British bitter. Could be enhanced by more perfume yeast. Aroma hops not all that strong, but might be because it’s 6 mo old.


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