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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
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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!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (4159) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Valentine’s 2013 bomber, drunk 2/17/13. Fresh pine and candied citrus notes greet the nose the second the cap pops off. Smells good, especially if you like PNW hops. Pours to a fluffy, off-white head on top of a "beautiful crimson color"ed body. Clear. Toasted malt flavors mix with tangy grapefruit and resin hop notes. It’s funny, I haven’t had an AleSmith beer in probably, wow......5 years?? They don’t have the stuff on draught in Boston and if you only drink at bars (cut-out buying rare/expensive bottled beer for the past 5 years), you never get to drink it (and I can’t open the old bottles I have because they’re worth more than my goddamned car now (just kidding, I don’t have a car)). Ahem, anyways, I’ve never loved AleSmith for their hoppy offerings (crazy, I’m sure) and this isn’t really any different for me. But the quality hasn’t gone down, that I can tell. Now that I’ve lifted my ban on rare/expensive bottled beer, Speedway is high on my list to go try again. Hopefully that stuff is as good as ever. As a sidenote, the beer is filtered, which most beers that have to be shipped across the country in large number are. I used to get pretty up-in arms about filtration, and while in a perfect world, beer should never be filtered, no matter the style, having a little more insight in to the industry allows you to appreciate that it is a necessity quite often. So there ya go, I still enjoy going off on long tangents about nothing, in reviews. While I’ll probably never buy this again (nothing against the beer, just more a milestone (always like to try AleSmith beers that I haven’t before)), it’s nice to see this on the shelves in Boston. And now for the numbers, which I have almost no interest in entering, for whatever reason.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3155) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2015
Bottled. Pours hazy brown with an average tan head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and pine. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and decent bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Amber indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1541) - Herning, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2015
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark reddish amber with an off-white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, resin, and grapefruit - with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (217) - POLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Sensoric. Bottle. Deep red with huge, densed light brown head. Great head retention, good lacing. Nice malty (caramel, toasty) aroma in the background some light to medium floral hoppy aroma with hints of tropical fruits. Taste is semi-sweet, but in the end you can feel nice bitter sensations. Medium to full body, thick and sticky texture, average carbonation finish is light to medium bitter. In overall for malty beer lovers this is really good option. The beer has nice malty profile, but not to much with nice hoppy accents in the end. Highly drinkable :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (10306) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2015
Klare orangebraune Farbe, ordentliche beige Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv hopfig, Tannennadeln, würzig, sehr malzig. Geschmack kräftig malzig, sehr hopfig, karamellig, Tannennadeln, die Bitterkeit hält sich zurück, gut!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (8388) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2015
Huge, very fine, dense and stable, lacey darker yellow-cream head over opaque redbrown beer. Rich C-hops nose with oranges, passion fruit, alcohol & fusels, Mandarine Napoléon, caramel, treacle. Bitter, hoppy with a finish of near-sweet coloured malts; caramel, burnt caramel, preserved orangepeel. Rich feel, suggesting more than the devilish ABV; very slick and smooth. Oh dear... an amber ale worth a(n excellent) barley wine!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14532) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle @ Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Pours ruby amber with a small creamy white head and lacings. Lots of malts. Toffee, dark fruit, chewy caramel and bread. Smooth and full bodied. Sticky hoppy bitter finish. Awesome!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malin_aiisa (154) - SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with brown head. Aroma of caramel and citrus. Sweet taste withe notes of coffee. Full texture. Some bitternes and taste of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
finol (2449) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours redish brown with yellowish head. Nice maltyness, smooth milk chocolate, fudge and hint of rosted malts. Descent amount of hoppyness with oranges and some pineapple. Like a lighter, smoother arrogant bastard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bax (1282) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2015
(bottle 02/06-2015) low beige head, clear dark red color, hoppy aroma, long dry fresh hoppy taste. Bottled date 12/19/14.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (355) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Pours a reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma is grassy hops and fruit. Similar flavor.

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