Red Wheelbarrow - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 695
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.13%
Wants: 21
Gots: 66 | FT: 4
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:
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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle (11/12/13 - probably a little past its prime) poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a deep reddish amber color touched with brownish highlights. Three fingers of rocky tan foam erupt off the surface on a normal pour and lingers for many minutes slowly falling to reveal thick, sticky webs of lacing all over the glass.

S - Interesting combination of malt and hops. Hops are grassy, green and surprisingly fresh smelling despite being almost 6 months in the bottle. Malt is lightly sweet, doughy/yeasty, a bit of biscuit dryness also and some lightly caramelized, sugary malt too.

T - Caramel malt up front, toasted malt, lightly roasty...very smooth malt profile. Hops are cleanly bitter, appropriately medium intensity and grassy in flavor characteristics. Traces of pine, but at a subdued level.

M - Lightish medium body, light/medium carbonation. Mostly creamy and a bit tingly in feel. Hop bitterness is clean and not really one to linger. Malt is smooth. Pretty easy drinker overall.

O - Waited a bit long to crack open this bottle, but still holds up well. Quite enjoyable, gives a sessionable impression and is an easy drinker.

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A - pours a cloudy mostly amber copper color with a finger of caramep head, fantastic lacing and rrtention, as is the case with all maine beers.

S - decent dry piney hop bitterness, malts compliment it well. Enticing

T - fantastic dry bitter hoppy red ale. Nice dryness, almost piney

M - medoum boded and well carbonated.

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Red Wheelbarrow from Maine Beer Company
91 out of 100 based on 695 ratings.