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Red Wheelbarrow - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
90
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642 Ratings
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Ratings: 642
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 17
Gots: 54 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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).

(Beer added by: sleestak12 on 10-23-2013)
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Reviews by facundoCNB:
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4.54/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

a deep amber pour with 2 fingers (+) cream colored head, great retention, slow dissipation and a ton of sticky lacing left behind. you smell what comes off as simcoe hops as soon as you pry the cap off.. grassy notes, lots of bready sweet caramel aroma. the flavor is just fantastic.. a very bready, nutty, biscuity body with a hop profile worthy of being confused with pliny. makes sense, this was bottled 12 days ago - as fresh as i'll probably ever get it. medium in body with an overall creamy feel to it, medium amount of carbonation keeps this beer nice and fizzy on the palate.

honestly, this is probably my favorite of all the maine beers, i feel like every one i have is better than the last (except for lunch, i wasn't greatly impressed with it) but i sincerely do mean it every time. definitely pick this one up, and drink it fresh!

facundoCNB, Nov 25, 2013
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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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Red Wheelbarrow from Maine Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 642 ratings.