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Red Wheelbarrow - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 751
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.13%
Wants: 24
Gots: 91 | FT: 6
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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4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a stange glass. Bottled on date 052014

Appearance is definitely a red amber with the fluffy tan head that left a ton of beautiful lacing in the glass.

Aromas of floral and spicy hops.

Taste: Phenomenal! Plenty of those hops right away and then balanced out at the end. I love the way red ales have that malt toastiness to them and this one doesn't disappoint.

Mouthfeel: So smooth, so easy to drink, it's ridiculous!

Overall: Another great beer from Maine! Been wanting to try this one for a while and was totally stoked when a work friend texted me that he could pick one up! They just don't know how to disappoint at Maine Beer. If you are able to get one of these do yourself a favor and do it.

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4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep reddish amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a nice blend of floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with a hearty malt character followed by some mild caramel and citrus sweetness. Then a strong hops bitterness comes in. There’s a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very nice hoppy red ale to drink for a long time.

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4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 tulip, bottled 3/25/14. Pours a dark cloudy rust color, with a 3 finger off white heads that leaves behind plenty of lace.

Smell is caramel, papaya, apricot, biscuit, tangerine, and grapefruit.

Taste follows perfect, so sweetness from the malt with a nice burst of citrus from all the delicious hops. Really nice.

Body is medium, plenty of carbonation, not dry, and easy drinking.

Overall another excellent beer from this excellent brewery. Time for them to go to four packs so the Brice can improve!

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4.79/5  rDev +18%
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.

Red Wheelbarrow from Maine Beer Company
91 out of 100 based on 751 ratings.