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2013 - Maine Beer Company

Not Rated.
20132013

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BA SCORE
89
very good

126 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 126
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

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

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-10-2013 20:19:42 | More by marshmeli
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +4.5%

2013 pours a hazy honey amber with a small fizz on top. The foam fades away quickly leaving only a few spots of lace.

The aroma is loaded with hops. Orange citrus, lemon peel, pine and light fruit (peach).

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is watery, dry with mild carbonation. The flavor begins with orange citrus and lemon peel. That's followed by some peach and grapefruit. It finishes dry with a touch of pepper. Some bitterness at the end too. Once gone the orange citrus and peach lingers on the palate.

Very tasty easy drinking beer. Very flavorful hop profile.

12-07-2013 23:42:42 | More by WanderingFool
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Remdog

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-06-2013 02:18:34 | More by Remdog
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

12-05-2013 19:49:54 | More by Mikeypnh
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

12-05-2013 19:10:45 | More by IrishColonial
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-04-2013 04:24:21 | More by Jeffrey2310
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

12-02-2013 19:15:56 | More by kaelingirl
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patford100

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

12-02-2013 19:00:10 | More by patford100
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-01-2013 22:02:01 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-30-2013 22:28:49 | More by discharmingly
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.6%

11-30-2013 14:19:06 | More by BARFLYB
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev -0.5%

a semi cloudy copper/golden pour with a finger+ of head, great retention, slow dissipation, and a bit of nice lacing left behind. a very hop forward beer on the nose, with a citrusy, pepper, bready overall feel. a wonderful citrusy grapefruit hop feel, feels like there may be some sorachi ace in this.. a nice bready backbone with a belgian yeast strain that meshes well with the hops. medium in body with mild carbonation. this is an excellent BPA.. allagash could take a few notes for hop additions on some of their own beers.

11-30-2013 07:43:07 | More by facundoCNB
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MJSawyer

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-29-2013 23:31:24 | More by MJSawyer
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-29-2013 19:50:35 | More by razorsdescent
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bleeps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-28-2013 05:02:49 | More by bleeps
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +4.5%

Pours a nice frothy and bit thick 1.5 finger head that fades pretty slowly surprisingly, leaves some nice lacing too, over very clear honey orange colored beer.

Nose has fresh ale aromas, nice hops, floral hops are plenty, hint of tropical fruit with some resin, not really citrus, but more of a floral slightly grassy fruity hop aroma. Then Belgian aromas, some belgian fruity esters, nice Belgian yeast characters including the esters and a little apple like, slight touch of bubblegum. Then some mild sweet malts, a little wheat and grainy toasty like malts, but very little.

Taste starts interesting too, a mix of the hops, grainy malts, and yeast characters. Some fruity hops again, little floral, juicy fruits and very slight citrus but more stone fruit. Then malts, a little wheat character and a lot of toasty grainy malts, etc. Then into yeast characters, some Belgian yeast characters with mild fruity esters, little bubblegum again, little stone fruit, etc. some nice juicy malts with nice juicy fruity hops, fair bitterness and nice balance. Finish is drier with a bit more bitterness, little spicy almost, nice fruity hop, more fruity esters, but mostly spicy slightly earthy floral hops.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lots of fluffy carb.

Overall nice, very juicy and drinkable, great characters blended and balanced between the malts, hops, and yeast. That being said, still not as epic as I thought it would be, just a great drinking tasty beer that I'll have a very hard time finding again.

11-28-2013 02:47:46 | More by jlindros
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ThirstyMavros

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-27-2013 22:36:45 | More by ThirstyMavros
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jnardone235

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-26-2013 03:52:21 | More by jnardone235
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

11-23-2013 22:37:43 | More by CuriousMonk
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MNPikey

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-23-2013 22:02:29 | More by MNPikey
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-23-2013 21:09:09 | More by ShemRahBoo
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Burt

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-22-2013 22:54:58 | More by Burt
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

11-22-2013 07:00:13 | More by corby112
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lic217

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-22-2013 01:49:57 | More by lic217
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

11-22-2013 01:16:22 | More by Teleweizen2
2013 from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.