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Red Wheelbarrow - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 694
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.13%
Wants: 19
Gots: 63 | FT: 4
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Amber color with the mildest of hazes. Good starting head which leaves some spotty to webby lace.

Strong evergreen and grapefruit rind aroma from the fresh hop. The malt smells are completely dominated.

This is quite a hoppy Amber ale. The base of crystal malt is present enough to provide a bit of balance. The hop provides a black pepper kick. The taste is too complex but it's tasty. Good body with a bit of spritziness.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - A dark murky brown color. I guess I was expecting the hues to be a little more red based on the name.

Smell - The aroma is a little less than exciting. Dried grass or hay are present; I do not really detect the hops in the aroma.

Taste - In the initial taste, one detects sweet grass, something musty, and lemony hops. The citrus hits the drier side of the tongue. I am a little surprise by the absence of a malt backbone in this one. The modest hops linger in the aftertaste for a surprising time period based on the un-thickness of the beer.

Mouthfeel - I expect a little more malt in a red ale. Perhaps this is the reason Red Wheelbarrow seems relatively thin.

Overall - I generally like red ales, but I think this one is pretty average. The lack of a malt in the taste bothers me.

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Red Wheelbarrow from Maine Beer Company
91 out of 100 based on 694 ratings.