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.