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Red Wheelbarrow - Maine Beer Company

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Red WheelbarrowRed Wheelbarrow

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

563 Ratings
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Ratings: 563
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 15
Gots: 39 | 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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kneary13

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-11-2014 12:40:22 | More by kneary13
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-10-2014 23:17:42 | More by Blaze5445
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

08-10-2014 01:39:23 | More by MattXT
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Brihon

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-09-2014 23:51:25 | More by Brihon
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ronricorossi

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-09-2014 06:11:06 | More by ronricorossi
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JakeDebus

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-07-2014 13:08:26 | More by JakeDebus
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Moc513

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-06-2014 01:13:00 | More by Moc513
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Three_6_five


4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-04-2014 20:40:18 | More by Three_6_five
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johnsonsf8878

Maine

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-04-2014 20:39:48 | More by johnsonsf8878
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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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vonnerbeer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-04-2014 03:56:38 | More by vonnerbeer
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DrewRPS

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-04-2014 02:21:08 | More by DrewRPS
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wethorseblanket

California

4.05/5  rDev 0%

Five hundred milliliter bottle shared by Andrew - thanks. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a clear dark red almost amber under a quarter-inch thick off-white head which fades to the rim and leaves spotty lace.

N: Citrusy (orange, tangerine) hops, rosewater, malts.

T: Grainy malts well balanced with citrusy hops along with dates or raisins.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Finishes semi-dry and mildly sweet grains and citrusy.

O: Interesting style, another change-up, and enjoyed.

08-03-2014 23:44:04 | More by wethorseblanket
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AlvinLin

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-02-2014 18:29:40 | More by AlvinLin
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EConnOG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-02-2014 15:06:41 | More by EConnOG
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sjones5045

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-02-2014 14:50:22 | More by sjones5045
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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

08-02-2014 12:15:50 | More by costanzo_mike
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pkalix

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-02-2014 03:29:44 | More by pkalix
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_RL_

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-01-2014 20:12:09 | More by _RL_
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Bottled 4/22/14

Appearance: pours with three fingers of light reddish head. Color is ruby red with plenty of active carbonation, on par for the style. Sticky lacing left behind at each level.

Smell: Bitter resinous pine jumps out on the front. Lots of caramelized malts with some bitter amber malt as well. Plentiful amounts of semi-sweet toffee on the body with linger hops.

Taste: Dark bitter pine with toffee and heavier malts greet the drinker. Hops, figs, dried fruits, and some sweeter malt notes open up on the body. Finish is some fading toffee and caramel with lingering hop notes.

Mouthfeel: Potent hoppy front with a creamy malt texture riding into the body. Carbonation could be a touch brighter.

Overall: Really enjoyed this red ale, would certainly try it again if I could get a fresher bottle. I often overlook this style, but this brew makes me want to explore a bit more.

08-01-2014 19:06:14 | More by KFBR392
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jyacco15

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

08-01-2014 14:49:16 | More by jyacco15
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pottergator

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-31-2014 20:43:43 | More by pottergator
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-30-2014 21:38:34 | More by hooliganlife
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Matthew1788

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-30-2014 15:19:40 | More by Matthew1788
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xICooRsYIx

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-30-2014 03:30:39 | More by xICooRsYIx
Red Wheelbarrow from Maine Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 563 ratings.