Friday, January 30, 2015
My Bloody Valentine
My Bloody Valentine, the unromantically named annual treat from AleSmith, is a straightforward red ale. It has a subtle dryness that moves in tandem with the heavy malts. A sharp hop bitterness on the finish cuts through the malt to round out the beer. The hops, in addition to countering the malt, seem to lighten the beer, making it easier to drink than more grain-laden red ales. This beer will not stun you with its brilliance, but it will not disappoint, either.