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Red Wheelbarrow - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

570 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 570
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 15
Gots: 45 | FT: 3
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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ThatsThatDude

New York

1/5  rDev -75.3%

01-06-2014 17:01:46 | More by ThatsThatDude
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Brez07

Maine

2.69/5  rDev -33.6%

Had this the day after it hit markets. Incredibly bland, standard red ale. Nothing special here. To call it hoppy, as they do, is a falacy. Maybe over the pond, but not here in America and certainly not compared to something like Lunch or Zoe. Time to go back to brewing good beer and not just being out to make money. Or at least make it less obvious the latter is your goal...

11-01-2013 11:54:00 | More by Brez07
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Filabee

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

05-29-2014 02:18:20 | More by Filabee
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ettbeer

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

08-04-2014 17:44:53 | More by ettbeer
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -25.9%

03-05-2014 13:14:18 | More by BuckTuckian
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Userme59

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -25.9%

11-24-2013 04:57:24 | More by Userme59
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GuitarIPA

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -25.9%

05-16-2014 02:03:30 | More by GuitarIPA
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -25.9%

03-04-2014 05:52:49 | More by chippo33
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lic217

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -25.9%

11-19-2013 02:24:02 | More by lic217
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Phil_H

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -25.9%

01-19-2014 21:30:00 | More by Phil_H
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Ktjonesy

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -25.9%

07-07-2014 18:42:16 | More by Ktjonesy
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.23/5  rDev -20.2%

500 mL bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled 10/22/13.

Appearance - This thing overflowed by imperial pint glass. I didn't realize what was happening until I had beer all over the counter. Oh well. A four finger cream head covered a murky reddish brown body. Lace clings inside the glass and the layer of foam on the beer never fades.

Smell - Grassy hops. Lots of nutty malts. Caramel.

Taste - Really grassy. Harsh grassy hops. Almost no sweetness to this thing. Nutty malts. Toasted malts. Grassy and bitter in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Very bitter. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Probably the most disappointing beer I've had from Maine. The hops are really harsh in this. Difficult to drink the whole bottle.

11-27-2013 04:42:04 | More by Alieniloquium
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Bieniek30

New York

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

11-05-2013 03:24:17 | More by Bieniek30
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EricDu

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

06-07-2014 06:10:52 | More by EricDu
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

11-06-2013 00:18:53 | More by Jslay013
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

04-24-2014 01:10:54 | More by steve8robin
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -14.1%

Appearance: Slight haze on a deep amber/reddish-brown/copper. Some deep burnt orange when held to direct light. Head is dark tan, bubbly, and creamy. Decent retention as is the case with all MBC beer. Moderate carbonation.

Smell: Vaguely nutty with some slightly toasted malts. A bit of biscuit dough coupled with a nice caramel malt. Slightly bready with some caramelized malt sweetness. Hops run a but herbal with a leafy component. Some citrus and a mild lingering bitterness. Some hints of toffee as it warms.

Taste: Big herbal and earthy hop up front. Malts are lightly sweet with some toasted notes. Slightly caramelized with some things of toffee as well. Biscuit and bread crust with a nutty finish. Hops are a bit more aggressive than the nose would indicate. Nicely balanced with a hint of apple skin. Lingering pithy bitterness on the finish. Some pine and citrus zest.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a bubbly moderate carbonation. Relatively clean with a slick feel up front and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: Simple.

A hoppy amber that doesn't push too far. Loses a little of the malt and balance in the long run, but it's good. Carries that Maine Beer Co. profile and you can't really lose with it.

11-03-2013 21:15:57 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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klcallahan13

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

11-25-2013 18:40:34 | More by klcallahan13
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

07-19-2014 00:29:00 | More by Gonzoillini
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TrojanRB

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

12-25-2013 17:57:43 | More by TrojanRB
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

11-22-2013 00:58:24 | More by ScaryEd
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

05-19-2014 13:57:11 | More by ShanePB
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

12-30-2013 00:15:50 | More by DarthKostrizer
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-22-2014 03:00:45 | More by jrh9696
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Desmondloki

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

01-03-2014 02:19:44 | More by Desmondloki
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Red Wheelbarrow from Maine Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 570 ratings.