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Red Wheelbarrow - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

506 Ratings
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Ratings: 506
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 12
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - A dark murky brown color. I guess I was expecting the hues to be a little more red based on the name.

Smell - The aroma is a little less than exciting. Dried grass or hay are present; I do not really detect the hops in the aroma.

Taste - In the initial taste, one detects sweet grass, something musty, and lemony hops. The citrus hits the drier side of the tongue. I am a little surprise by the absence of a malt backbone in this one. The modest hops linger in the aftertaste for a surprising time period based on the un-thickness of the beer.

Mouthfeel - I expect a little more malt in a red ale. Perhaps this is the reason Red Wheelbarrow seems relatively thin.

Overall - I generally like red ales, but I think this one is pretty average. The lack of a malt in the taste bothers me.

Serving type: bottle

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Red Wheelbarrow from Maine Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 506 ratings.