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2013 - Maine Beer Company

Not Rated.

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very good

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: JMScowcroft on 11-03-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 127 | Reviews: 22
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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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.

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2013 from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.