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Red Wheelbarrow - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
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773 Ratings
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Ratings: 773
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.13%
Wants: 25
Gots: 98 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: sleestak12 on 10-23-2013

Like many of our beers, Red Wheelbarrow (which started out as a pilot batch brewed by Brewer Dan Roberts) doesn’t fit neatly into a style category — think of it as a stronger, more hop-forward interpretation of a traditional red ale. Red Wheelbarrow is not, however, a “red IPA” — there is robust malt character (think raisin and fig) on both the nose and palate that temper the abundant hop presence (think citrus fruit).
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Ratings: 773 | Reviews: 107
Reviews by CHADMC3:
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4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque red body with copper hues beneath the rocky off white head which billows atop the beer begfore dissipating to leave scattered sticky lacing about the glass.

The piney and citrus ho notes can be smelled from afar but close inspection reveals caramel or toffee malt are a bit more prominent. There are some darker citrus fruit hints like nectarine or maybe even traces of plum.

The flavor offers generous malt up front, again caramel or toffee, and maybe just a touch toasted with more pine and citrus hops.

Medium to fuller in body with a palate coating finish and generous carbonation.

Just a darn good beer. Well done. Great character and plenty to offer the senses.

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Bottled 10/22/13.
In a MBC pint glass this beer was a hazy rust color. There as a thick tan head, and a moderate amount of sticky lace.

Mostly a citrus aroma. Some grassy hops and caramel malt.

Grapefruit taste up front, followed by the grassy hops. Sweet caramel background.

A hop-forward beer, easy to drink.

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Inviting aroma of toffee, cinnamon, brown sugar, and grapefruit.

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Full mouthfeel, puckers the cheeks, finishes with a carbonation tingle. Great beer.

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Red Wheelbarrow from Maine Beer Company
91 out of 100 based on 773 ratings.