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RATINGS: 279   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
straight bangin’. There honestly should be a distinction drawn for this style. Noble alpha red and this are really on another level for me. Aroma is pine, grapefruits, mango, pineapple, spruce, grass and light cat piss followed by a slight hint of caramel and chocolate. remarkably complex for an aroma profile. Pours a blood red with a tan thick head that laces like crazy. taste is hops bitter IPA but then surprise bonus!!! caramel and chocolates on the back of the tongue. Palate is perfectly refreshing not to thick and not saison dry. overall a really really nice offering with some style to boot.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2103) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Shazzam! This is great beer! Poured perhaps slightly too cold. Immediate hop aroma upon opening. Poured with a giant, foamy, frothy, thick, light tan head that slowly settles and lots of lace. Color is a clear amber red with some tiny bubble trails. Aroma is a very heady balanced, fresh blend of caramel malt and hop that was mostly pine with a little grapefruit. Flavor’s like nose, slightly roasty (which i love), dominated by the hop and just balanced enough by the malt and carbonic tang. Body/carbonation are faultless. Finish is like flavor, long, and just a tad medicinal. Very drinkable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (177) - USA - FEB 14, 2014
Poured from a bomber into AleSmith snifters a mahogany with a tan head lacing nicely down the side of the glass. Aroma is of a sweet hoppiness. Taste is malted citrus & slightly floral bitter finish. Combined with a milk chocolate truffle--wow! Overall a superb hoppy brown. My most fave of all brown speciality ales! ALESMITH is exceptional!!

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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2009
This poured a ruby red color with a somewhat small off white head. Aroma on this was just phenominal, it smells like citrus trees and pine trees growing in the same forest, yum. Flavor was just as appealing, very fresh clean piner and citrus hops balancing out a very smooth but not cloying maltiness. This is very underated beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1230) - Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2011
A top flight Amber Ale from Alesmith, loaded with pineapples, grapefruits, and sticky malt goodness. Ballin.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
22 ounce bottle purchased at Nugget in Davis (Covell). The aroma on this is great. Bright, citrus hop notes, orange and mandarin. There are also underlying light toasted, and caramel malt character. Light sweetness. Really nice aroma on this. Transparent ruddy-amber body with a large, frothy, strong light beige head. Great lacing. Starts with a significant nutty, lightly sweet, caramel and toffee maltiness. Wow. Light toastiness in the middle. Finishes with a light herbal hop flavor. There is just so much to like about this beer. Very rich and malty. Insanely good.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nik925 (742) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Beautiful malt in flavor and color. Great bitter balance. Hop flavor could be a bit brighter and clean, but since it isn’t the dominant flavor the slight dullness there detracts less. Can’t ask for a better aroma. Have had the 6.66 Halloween version and it was similarly excellent. Curious how they compare. Nice nod to a great band just for a bonus.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Stunning beer. Aroma is just perfect, great balance and texture. subtle, and with good length. tasted at alesmith and out of growler. somewhat of a weird color but it doesn’t matter. very easy to drink. this beer is to rare. should make more and bottle it. also think this would make an AMAZING beer if it was barrel aged. a little booze, oak vanilla char would set this off and be a 5.0 in my mind!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Sample from a growler. Clear reddish amber color with a big tan head. Lots of hop in the aroma, making it citrusy and piney with a bit of malt balance. Citrus hop flavor, some other fruit in there, malt and a bitter finish. Very nicely done.


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