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2013 - Maine Beer Company

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very good

126 Ratings
no score

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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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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

marshmeli, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of WanderingFool
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

WanderingFool, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Remdog, Dec 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Mikeypnh, Dec 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

IrishColonial, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Jeffrey2310, Dec 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

kaelingirl, Dec 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

patford100, Dec 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

CheapBeerBuzz, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of discharmingly
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

discharmingly, Nov 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

BARFLYB, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

facundoCNB, Nov 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

MJSawyer, Nov 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

razorsdescent, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

bleeps, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

jlindros, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

ThirstyMavros, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

jnardone235, Nov 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

CuriousMonk, Nov 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

MNPikey, Nov 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

ShemRahBoo, Nov 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Burt, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of corby112
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.

corby112, Nov 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

lic217, Nov 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Teleweizen2, Nov 22, 2013
2013 from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.