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Red Wheelbarrow - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 734
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.13%
Wants: 22
Gots: 80 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: sleestak12 on 10-23-2013

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).
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this in a tulip at 50 or so degrees dated 052014

Appearance: Beautiful red color with a classic MBO Pillowy head that resists dissipation. 3 fingers to be exact.

Smell: IPA with big citrus and pineapple notes. I got some malty character although I couldn't tell whether it really was a dark fruit character as defined by the description. Extreme freshness.

Taste: ale taste with a strong hoppy finish. Some caramel coming through and some biscuit.

Mouthfeel: just right amount of carbonation, very bread like, with medium creaminess.

Overall: Another fantastic beer from MBO. My only gripe would be that the smell seemed the same from each of their other beers but who knows. A fantastic beer nonetheless.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on 4/22/14; consumed on 5/30/14, making this one about 5 weeks old. . . .

A: Poured into a Sam Smith's nonic-style pint glass. Body is slightly hazy coppery-amber with a BIG (3-finger) ecru-colored head that retains well, settling (finally) to leave good glass-painting random splotchy lacing.

S: Very nice - caramel malt and brown sugar foundation. Followed by juicy citrusy hops.

T: Nice variety here. Solid malt foundation of caramel malt, brown sugar and toasted bread. This is followed by citrusy grapefruit and a touch of grass and pine. Nice profile of a hoppy big red ale.

M: Loses some points here, as the feel is a little . . . thin isn't the right word; it's more about the bubbly fizziness that doesn't seem right for a beer like this. Call it medium in heft, but it drinks a little lighter due to the active fizzy carbonation.

O: Good stuff. If this were priced like NN, I'd be happy to buy it regularly when NN was off-season, as it's a nice substitute.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a reddish-orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A subtle aroma of hops, malt, caramel, and a bready quality.

T: Tasted of a good amount of hops, caramel, a hint of pine, and a bit of malt. Like Maine Beer Company's other offerings, the flavor here is remarkably balanced. It's not too hoppy or aggressive, with just the right amount of mildness.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a prickly finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A very enjoyable, well done beer. Quite focused and certainly drinkable.

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Red Wheelbarrow from Maine Beer Company
91 out of 100 based on 734 ratings.