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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
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Released shortly before Valentineís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3848) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 6, 2013
22oz bottle in a tumbler. Pours ruby/brownish with a lacy, light beige head. Aroma of a lot of caramel and toffee in the malts plus a good amount of citrusy hops. Flavor the same, with a very nice blend of hops and malts. Average texture. Another awesome Alesmith beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamJackson (2523) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Acquired in a trade. Enjoyed at fridge temperature in a tulip

A - Murky reddish brown, nice stout-like 3 finger tan head formed and reduced to half a finger pretty fast.

S - Very hop forward and dry hopped on the nose. chinook and simcoe and centennial. Lots of grapefruit and pine needles.

T - Nice up front clean and bright bitterness followed by an english malt backbone but finishes with a thump like stale water from a week old thermos. Sort of a candied sugar taste as it lingers around.

M - Almost a heavy body and drinks like a 9%+ ABV beer.

O - I love the nose and up front taste this beer delivers but itís a thud of a finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1297) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours reddish/amber (more of a bright red when held up to a light) with an inch and a half light tan head that stayed around for a while. Thereís a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice and hoppy, the brew smells like floral and citrusy (grapefruit, oranges) hops, caramel malt, and some mint. It tastes like citrusy and pine hops, caramel, toasted malt, toffee and a bit of chocolate. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick with a good amount of carbonation. I liked this brew, itís definitely worth a try. $8.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (862) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
ours a dark reddish amber with a nice three finger off white head with a ton of lacing. Aroma is very nice and is of pine resin, citrus, floral hops toasted malts, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and some nuts. Taste is of pine, citrus, sweet toasted malts, caramel, and some brown sugar. Has a medium body with a smooth, semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, slightly warming, well balanced finish. overall, tasty and well balanced amber ale that is now my new favorite for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barn0216 (397) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Clear, deep reddish brown, excellent creamy foam top and lacing on the glass. Resinous hop aroma with a touch of dankness. Some fresh grain. Bitter flavor, resinous again, not much else going on. Not bad but it is one dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (968) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Bottled. Mahogany in color with a large frothy beige head. Excellent retention and lacing. Flawless appearance. Bright aroma of spicy, sprucey hops, caramel malt and soy. Light-med sweet flavor with a subtle bitterness. Good malt core. Medium body, thick texture and a fruity, light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours beautiful clear deep red-amber with a small off-white creamy head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus, caramel, a touch of spice. Flavor is the same, light sweet and light to medium bitter. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bubbly carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4124) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle... Poured deep, rusty red with a moderate, khaki head. Nose had nice citrus and pine hop characters. Quite green and fresh with hop notes. Bready, malt sweetness for balance. Rich and full bodied. Both malt and hop complexity without being too bitter, sweet, or unbalanced in any direction. Some dark fruity tones from yeast esters and a toasted, caramel sweetness in the finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1131) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
On tap at City Beer in San Francisco, served in a lager glass. Pours cloudy mahogany with a small tan head that remains. The nose has a big California Cascade hop aroma with caramel, roasted malts and earth. The flavour is balanced between medium malty sweetness and Cascade hoppiness with perhaps a touch of rye. The finish is long and balanced with hoppy notes from the nose. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dryish texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice red ale with a beautiful hoppy nose. Very tasty. 2012-02-17

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Red auburn pour Creamy eggy head. Mellow toasty red. Light body. sweet caramel malts bury floral hops. Slightly bitter finish. Excellent easy drinking for the style.

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