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Red Wheelbarrow - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
90
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513 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 513
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 13
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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Jmamay22

New York

3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I've always liked trying new beers from Maine Beer Co. I'd really love to see better priced six packs as they do price everything they make at a premium.

The beer is a cloudy red amber with a thck long lasting tan head. Head is a bit creamy almost approaching Guinness. Nice lacing as well.

The scent is a slightly spicy, grainy and bready quality. Hops provide a nice floral and citrus aspect. Slightly spicy as well.

The taste is hop forward, but not overwhelmingly so. The malt provide a bready and slightly caramel sweetness backbone to the citrusy and spicy hops. No real ester or large impact from the yeast.

Mouthfeel is well carbonated with a somewhat sharp bitter finish. Moderately dry, but a very low caramel flavor lingers. Medium bodied.

Overall an enjoyable beer that would be welcomed at a lower pricepoint as it would be great to always have on hand. Somewhat reminiscent as Arrogant Bastard, but more balanced than an all on hop assault.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 20:22:09 | More by Jmamay22
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dogfishandi

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-28-2014 17:53:08 | More by dogfishandi
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Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-28-2014 01:27:35 | More by Jmbbabson
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AMCimpi

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-28-2014 00:10:51 | More by AMCimpi
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle stamped 042214. Sampled on June 27, 2014.

It is an attractive looking medium amber pour with reddish hues when held to the light building up to a huge off-white lingering head. Good clarity. Looks wonderful.

The roasted caramel malts are masked on the nose by the floral, earthy, and grassy hop sensations that really let their egos get in the way. A hophead's delight.

The body is about medium but smooth.

Like the aroma the roasted barley malts kick in on the first sip but the hops quickly scuttle that and take things over bringing out this piney, floral, bitter finish. Quite a hopped up version of amber red.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 00:05:25 | More by puboflyons
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PressFastF0rward

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

06-27-2014 19:47:56 | More by PressFastF0rward
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-27-2014 18:36:06 | More by rjp217
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-27-2014 01:24:36 | More by DeutschesBier
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Mmcdonald79

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-25-2014 23:33:37 | More by Mmcdonald79
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Josbor11

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-25-2014 23:01:29 | More by Josbor11
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pagesofphotographs

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-25-2014 13:17:08 | More by pagesofphotographs
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Ian_B

Connecticut

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

06-25-2014 04:27:13 | More by Ian_B
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-24-2014 23:58:54 | More by outoffocus
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my_knew_craft

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-24-2014 23:54:38 | More by my_knew_craft
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danmstory87

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

06-24-2014 20:11:31 | More by danmstory87
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alexbutler

Massachusetts

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

06-24-2014 02:23:30 | More by alexbutler
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Brutus627

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-24-2014 01:40:22 | More by Brutus627
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Kayaker

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-23-2014 22:36:06 | More by Kayaker
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buffaloipa

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-22-2014 21:46:40 | More by buffaloipa
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ddedhed

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-22-2014 20:28:19 | More by ddedhed
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Hopheadhiker

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-22-2014 14:56:38 | More by Hopheadhiker
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beanoboy7

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-22-2014 14:21:53 | More by beanoboy7
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-22-2014 05:12:32 | More by brpendergast85
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-22-2014 04:21:32 | More by Gatordaddy
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jrh9696


3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-22-2014 03:00:45 | More by jrh9696
Red Wheelbarrow from Maine Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 513 ratings.