Red Wheelbarrow - Maine Beer Company
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Ratings: 562 | Reviews: 88 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by farrago:
4.4/5 rDev +8.6%
Pours a deep, dense head of minimally three fingers, very even surface, light brown in hue, very impressive looking, slides immediately down the side of the tilted glass, only a rare streak of lacing to be found, the overall retention is excellent. Filmy amber red in color with a healthy glow, you have to get really close to see the active bubbles within, overall the color may be closer to brown than orange, on the dark side. The nose mixes cocoa. floral water, orange peels, baking spice and a stiffening amount of bright hops and hard crust baguette, while there’s little that is bitter it never feels too sweet, the peach, apricot, red cherry, pear fruit scents are much more complementary than the star of the show. Medium-bodied, creamy mouth feel with close to zero softness, has an understated muscularity. Not a lot of roast, dryness comes from the grassiness, dark chocolate powder, bread grains and bare touch of black pepper. Caramel, spiced oranges, chamomile, basil and oregano, the breadiness is not sweet but is a steadying cornerstone. Peach, apricot, nectarine fruit with a touch of pineapple. It has a slimmed down fluidity which you don’t find often these days in this beer category. Goes on and on at the end, entirely unforced.
04-07-2014 00:14:40 | More by farrago
More User Reviews:
4.18/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
11-17-2013 15:07:47 | More by lordofthewiens
4.2/5 rDev +3.7%
Dark honey colroed with a half inch head of oatmeal colored foam that lingers long, and leaves big webs and pinwheels of lace on the insides of the glass as it's drained.
Inviting aroma of toffee, cinnamon, brown sugar, and grapefruit.
Bright and pungent hoppy flavors upfront, full of pine and grapefruit, assertive bitterness. A subtle malt backbone rides beneath, but hops fully overpowers.
Full mouthfeel, puckers the cheeks, finishes with a carbonation tingle. Great beer.
04-07-2014 03:06:31 | More by far333
Red Wheelbarrow from Maine Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 562 ratings.