2013 - Maine Beer Company
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3.98/5 rDev 0%
This is a Belgian Pale Ale? Really? Seems pretty much like a wad of IPA thrown in with some minimal amounts of Belgian ale. Almost like Wild Devil, but way unfiltered. I like it, but it's weird.
It doesn't really conform to much out there and I know very little about the intent of the production. Anyways. I dig it.
01-04-2014 04:05:33 | More by RblWthACoz
4/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a fine two finger slightly off-white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of grassy and citrus hops, bready yeast, apples; not getting any Belgian here, but that may be the nice hops talking. Flavor follows aroma, dominated by citrus and grassy hops, lightly floral; mild bready malt, grapefruit rind, orange. Now I taste the Belgian yeast influence, mostly in the pleasantly light but hoppy finish. Light to medium bodied with very nice sharp carbonation. I think this leans in the direction of a Belgian IPA, but it's too nice to argue about. Although the Belgian yeast is covered almost completely, it does add a nice lightness to the finish. Quite flavorful for a light pale ale. My first Maine Beer Company ale and I look forward to trying more
12-20-2013 05:39:04 | More by LiquidAmber
4.61/5 rDev +15.8%
So a beer enthusiast employee of a local store pointed me to this. Nothing to go on, other than her recommendation and a mention of Allagash, I picked up the bottle. I had heard a time or two that Maine Brewing Company makes some good beer, so I said, why not?
Appearance: A nice golden amber hue, with a fluffy offwhite head that leaves considerable lacing
Smell: Starts off with some nice piney hops, with citrus notes in there, and some hints of the malt
Taste: Refreshingly hoppy, pine and citrus hops. Some good malts and fruityness in there too, but the hops is where this shines. Not too much bitterness
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, good carbonation
Overall: Well, what can I say? I wasn't led astray with this. Due to price and limited nature, this will probably be the only bottle I get, but I'm very happy. Delicious. Very well balanced, not like a typical pale ale or ipa, but well done so the Belgian yeast isn't immediately obvious, it just another complementary character in this.
12-20-2013 02:25:29 | More by MadCat
4.11/5 rDev +3.3%
A. It has a nice wheat gold, opaque and bright. A good foamy white head and some good lacing.
S. Grassy and orange peel.
T/M. Very flavorful. There are some sweet peach notes there, it's a bit hoppy and grassy. The aftertaste is almost minty. Semi-smooth, medium bodied. Semi-carbonated. Citrusy.
O. It's so complex and flavorful. Very refreshing. Smooth and tempered in its sweetness. Very nice.
12-15-2013 03:12:10 | More by Amalak
2013 from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.