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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1495) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2013
On tap at the brewery, red pour, resiny, chocolate and caramel malts, flavor is mildly hop bitterness with some citrus. Good stuff!!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8096) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
Great as a red ale. Really good hoppiness and not overdone, with chocolate in the secondary to give it an added dimension. Very good drinkability. Bottle from Campone’s, well worth the $12 and email to keep aside for me.Hoppier than its scent. Above average mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep red with a khaki head. Aroma is sweet bready malts and piney hops. Taste is sweet with balanced bitterness. Medium bodied. Good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle. Not sure how this review got by me. There are very few things I enjoy more than an amazing amber ale, and unfortunately this is only one of a few greats that I have had.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10361) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bomber from Nugget Market in Davis, CA. Pours very dark and ruddy with a foamy tan head. Nose seems floral with resin backing. Full bodied, almost. Flavor is pine/grapefruit with chocolaty dark malt. It finishes smooth bitter with chocolate notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (1753) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
Pas aussi flamboyante que je l’aurais aimé mais j’adore ce genre de profil malté soudé à une délicate croute houblonnée.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (594) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle from Corvallis Brew Supply. Pours a dark, cloudy, reddish brown, fair amount of tan-red head. Aroma is resinous hops, chocolate malt, dark chocolate and a sticky sweetness overall. Body is thin at first, then reveals its richness, very malty. Finish is surprisingly sweet, and maybe a bit abrupt for my liking overall, but as someone who doesn’t usually go in for reds or ambers, this is a stunning beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
Clearish dark mahogany. Long-lasting, rather generous head that recedes to an eternal off-white film. Nutty, leafy, earthy nose with perhaps less hop aromatic than I’d anticipated, but then again, it must have a few months under its belt. As always, Alesmith greets us with flawless malt extraction, bringing forth chocolate, chestnut and caramel nuances where there is actually little to no roast feeling at all. The hops chime in with a gently citrusy, fairly juicy presence that closes on the leafiness that had first been noticed upon smelling. Clean and fairly easy to drink, becoming toastier and toastier as it warms, yet maintaining its bitter backbone in good proximity to keep the residual sugars at bay. A balanced American Red Ale that is not a show-stealer in Alesmith’s portfolio, but a very pleasant drink nevertheless.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (1855) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2013
Thanks to Seth for sharing this one. Clear reddish pour with an off white head. Caramel malt aromas. The taste follows suit. Decent body and mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (555) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
Aroma is fairly balanced between malt and hops. Malt character is very bready with some caramel notes. Hops are rather grapefruit forward with some resin and dankness. Not super fruity and more toasty than caramel. Pours a deep burnt amber bordering on light brown with a thick light tan head that slowly receded until a film is left on top and is a bit thicker on the edges. Medium lacing with medium legs. Flavor is very malt forward with notes of toasted bread and light chocolate being most prevalent. There is also some dark caramel flavors. The initial taste is similar to a tootsie roll mixed with toasted bread. Mid palate you get some resinous and dank hop notes but not much citrus, just faint grapefruit. The finish has more hop resin and very toasted, almost burnt bread. Mouthfeel is medium bodies with medium carbonation. Low to medium low astringency, some of which is from the hops. Low alcohol warmth. Overall, not a bad beer. The malt character tastes more like a brown ale than an amber or red ale and the hops character is fading leaving just the hop resin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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