Vampire roses make for a messy Valentine's Day...

My Bloody Valentine.  Is it?

a. A Irish band from the 80's

b. an 80's slasher film later redone in 3D in 2009

c. a song by Good Charlotte

Well, folks, it's all of the above, but this is a beer blog...

Alesmith My Bloody Valentine: Medium brown-red color with almost violet highlights. Dried grasses and rose petals on the nose.  A hint of straw, but no trace of the barnyard commonly associated with straw.  Think more wild field stalks. On the palate, rosewater.  Anyone who has EVER had a vial/jar of rosewater knows exactly what I mean.

The further you make your way into the pint, the more intense the aromas and flavors.  By the time you reach the 1/3 full level, you are singing "Ring around the roses"  and chewing on petals. Imagine Pollyana in her ribbon-wrapped hat and dropwaist dress with a basket full of fresh herbs and flowers, and there you have it.  That's the smell AND the taste.

DEFINITELY interesting and would highly recommend trying it.


Posted on February 17, 2010 and filed under Uncategorized.