Red Wheelbarrow - Maine Beer Company
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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
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
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.
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
Red Wheelbarrow from Maine Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 556 ratings.