2013 - Maine Beer Company
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3.53/5 rDev -11.3%
Appearance: Slightly hazed dark yellow-gold. Head is white and super creamy. Crazy high retention leaves a creamy, smooth cap and collar. Sheets and chunks of lacing. Minimal carbonation on the pour.
Smell: Very light. Some hints of citrus from the hops. Leafy with an underlying earthiness. Malts are lightly sweet and a touch bready. Soft yeast runs through the back adding some bubblegum,. banana, and lightly tropical (mango and peach). Some tangerine as well. Floral and mild across the board.
Taste: A nice blend of soft slightly powdery Belgian yeast and clean hops. Some leafy and floral elements coupled with a mellow orange, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, tropical thing. There's a surprising amount of depth to the hops, but it's all very mild. Malts are pale and clean, offering a touch of sweetness and a mildly bready finish. Yeast adds some clove, banana, and a touch of bubblegum to the back. Yeast is mellow to start, but ramps up a bit as it warms. Everything remains in balance. Slight graininess as well.
Mouthfeel: Silky smooth mediumish body with a moderate-light carbonation. Clean and easy drinking in spades.
Overall: Glad this made it through the Mayan apocalypse.
Hit a Maine Beer Co. pale ale with Allagash house yeast, and you get this beer. Carries the same silky smooth nature of all MBC beer and the Allagash influence gives is a refined edge.
11-15-2013 01:21:59 | More by Goblinmunkey7
3.6/5 rDev -9.5%
Appearance: Pours a medium orange - some gold and honey tones as well - lightly hazy - somewhat large, off-white, foamy head - fades to a wispy cap, leaves some nice lacing
Smell: More or less smells like a mild American IPA with Belgian yeast - some nice citrus notes, including tangerine, orange, and some grapefruit - flesh and some pith - light hint of tropical fruits - Belgian yeast is very subtle, but it's there - some banana and pepper - overall, very floral - lightly earthy - pale, very clean malts, which seems like a signature of Maine Beer Co.
Taste: Citrus, pale malts, and some Belgian influences - tangerine and orange, mostly - flesh and a little pith - low bitterness - Belgian yeast becomes more apparent as it warms up, with banana, clove, and some peppery flavors - pale, clean malts - dough, undercooked biscuits, and some grains - floral and earthy
Mouthfeel: Light body, nicely carbonated, very smooth, nice finish
Overall: I'd happily buy another one of these for $2.013 (although it would probably be rounded)
This is a very tasty Belgian Pale Ale. It has some nice citrus and Belgian notes, but it's really nothing to write home about. It's not as exceptional as a number of other beers coming out of this brewery. And I think I paid $9 for this.
11-14-2013 06:46:59 | More by angrybabboon
3.61/5 rDev -9.3%
Drinking in the second week of January, bottle with a date of the end of October. Might have hurt the hoppy characters a bit. Pours with a golden orange hue, and a half finger head that settles to a thin film, that leaves decent lacing as you drink. Smell contains floral and citrus hops, with a bit of the malt character coming through. Taste is a nice balance of bittering and aroma from the hops, with the Belgian yeast give some nice peppery notes. Not a hop bomb by any means, but I think it makes it abit more drinkable because of that. Great mouthfeel helping by the finer carbonation from the bottle carbing.
Overall a very good beer that's pretty drinkable. Might have been expecting something a little more interesting from a collab of MBC, allagash and in'finti. But definitely enjoyed it.
01-14-2014 01:34:02 | More by Twobeards
2013 from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.