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Red Wheelbarrow - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

504 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 504
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 11
Gots: 32 | 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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4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark ruby / cranberry in colour with a billowly, foamy head.

Smells like faint caramel / roasty sweetness, kind of chocolatey and a some earthiness/spice, probably from the hops.

Sweet and light in flavour, this is a very complex and balanced red ale with a smooth, savory and slightly oily finish. It tastes much like it smells and remains malty overall, although the hop bittering comes forward a bit. The finish is sort of spicey like cracked pepper.

Smooth feel with a darker, spicey finish.

Serving type: bottle

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4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Well, as advertised, this is one impressively red beer. A glazed cream head lays over a dark cherry red body... a very dignified look, if a beer ever had one.

S - Deep chocolate tones, a nice malty ale here. The smell doesn't overpower, but it's sweet and rich just the same.

T - Wow, really rounded taste. There's a nuttiness here that bends with the hops extremely well. Not too fruity, not too bitter. Just a well balanced sweet ale. Delicious.

M - With its light carbonation, this ale has just enough kick to hang with you. Every sip feels full bodied... you won't wanna rush it with this beer.

O - I really think this might be my favorite from Maine Beer Company. I've always been impressed with their output, and this is no exception. It does, however, come with a hefty price tag.... this beer is not cheap (at least in Massachusetts) Not a huge fan of that. But for that once in a awhile splurge, be sure to try this.

Serving type: bottle

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Serving type: bottle

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Red Wheelbarrow from Maine Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.