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2013 - Maine Beer Company

20132013

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BA SCORE
89
very good

119 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 119
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.05%


Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JMScowcroft on 11-03-2013)
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 10-29-13

Pours a very cloudy, dark golden orange color tangerine colored edges and a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with large rings and streaks of soapy lacing covering the glass on the way down.

Dank aroma that's dominated by uber fresh, juicy hops. Very floral and earthy with resinous oils and grassy pine countered by sweet citrus/tropical fruit and a pale malt backbone. The American hop and yeast dominate the nose and it smells more like a DIPA than anything else. The citrus/tropical fruit notes are prominent with lots of grapefruit, pineapple, papaya and orange peel. As it warms, the spicy esters and lighter fruit notes start to show. Decent malt presence underneath the strong hop profile with hints of biscuit, bread, graham cracker and toffee. Smells great!

Medium body with soft carbonation and fresh earthy hops up front countered by spicy Belgian yeast, light fruit and a prominent pale malt backbone. The different flavors are better integrated than in the nose, resulting in a beer that tastes and feels more like a hoppy pale ale than a big DIPA. More complex than expected with lingering dry hop bitterness followed by tropical and citrus fruit sweetness before the yeast and pale malt flavors come in on he back end. Hints of grapefruit, pineapple and citrus peel cut through the bitterness and are complimented by spicy, breast yeast, biscuit malt, cracker, apple and pear flavor. There's a lot going on here but the flavors play off of each other well and it's very easy to drink. Doesn't live up to the intense aroma but it has plenty of hop flavor and Belgian character while still feeling like a pale ale. Another solid beer from Maine Beer Company.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 07:00:13 | More by corby112
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2013 from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.