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Red Wheelbarrow - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

644 Ratings
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Ratings: 644
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 17
Gots: 58 | 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 sweemzander:
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4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz. bottle poured into a nonic. Bottled 10-22-13

(A)- Pours a hazed deep burnt chestnut brown amber color. Produced a giant frothy off-white head with ridiculous retention. Tons of lacing.

(S)- An almost woody subtle nuttiness meets a dry grainy yeast component. Very subtle sweet citrus on the back end.

(T)- Very dry with a subtle grainy nuttiness and pine. Hoppy, but more on the pine side than citrus. Distinct, but subtle underlying caramel sweetness.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Strong on the dry bitter pine side of hops, but it does have some sweetness and citrus on the finish.

(O)- Definitely a solid amber. Definitely on the hoppy side for the style but well-made. The quality of the beer is obvious, but its a bit steep for $7 a bottle.

sweemzander, Dec 03, 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 644 ratings.