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Zoe - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1527
Reviews: 466
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.77%


Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our take on an American amber ale. Complex malt bill delivers notes of dark raisin, chocolate and biscuit. Copious additions of American hops yield notes of pine and citrus.

(Beer added by: deltatauhobbit on 12-03-2009)
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-dark amber color with a nice off-white head and good lacing

S-nice citrus and floral aroma with some nice malt aroma coming through

T-citrus and roasted malt with hints of sweetness followed by a nice hop finish, but not overly bitter

F-medium body with moderate carbonation and nice crisp feel

O-a great amber ale, one of my favorites. Great balance of flavors.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 13:26:17 | More by MDDMD
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trubeernick

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-24-2014 03:58:46 | More by trubeernick
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guityler83

Wisconsin

3.76/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Date on bottle: 2/18/14
A: Huge 3+ finger tall head was created when pouring from an inch above the snifter glass. The foam is made of mixed sized bubbles and soapy looking, off white with an tan tint. Head retention lasted for days.. The beer is a dark maroon color with moderate haze.

S: Very hop forward aroma with moderate spicey pine and fruity notes (I'm going to guess chinook). There is an underlying sweet malt nose that comes off like candy raisins or gummy candies.

T: A nice firm hop bitterness on the first sip that fades over time. Similar moderate piny, dank, spicey and melon hop flavors come through in the middle. The middle caramel malts shine through and balance nicely in the beer with slight toffee and raisin notes. The balance is on the hops but not overwhelmingly. Also getting a slight roast character with some fruity esters possibly from the ferment.

M: A moderately carbonated beer. The body is fairly big and is emphasized with all of the crystal malts I'm picking up. No astringancy or alcohol warming, but its not the most easy drinking beer.

O: A nice flavored american red with a good dose of malt character and piney hop character. I'd compare this to a few other ambers I've had from Half-Acre (ginger twin?) or even a bigger version of alpha king.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 00:50:31 | More by guityler83
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pdonovan16

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

04-23-2014 01:12:31 | More by pdonovan16
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guido19

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

04-22-2014 01:54:50 | More by guido19
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DCLAguy11

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

04-22-2014 00:53:14 | More by DCLAguy11
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pkalix

California

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

ultra-firm, tight opaque head... ultra-dark red brown color. bitchin' lookin' brew...
got lots o' hop in the smell, but an 'amateurish' kind of aroma....(?).
taste is very hoppy, hoppy-red, and refreshing. a little bit of an earthy taste, but this plays very well into the refreshing part of it.
2nd pour is more vigorous and, consequently, more head-y. super- creamy and thick head!! this is a great red.
oh, and a bitchin' label too!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 21:31:15 | More by pkalix
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markgugs

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-20-2014 13:40:26 | More by markgugs
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kniles38

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-19-2014 19:23:15 | More by kniles38
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anteater

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

04-19-2014 17:53:22 | More by anteater
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jryanj927

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

04-19-2014 15:40:31 | More by jryanj927
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prdstmnky

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-19-2014 00:23:05 | More by prdstmnky
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-18-2014 23:27:39 | More by Mack
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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iracane

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

04-18-2014 13:33:15 | More by iracane
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GinjaSlice

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: not a great looking beer. Has this dark redish color with almost the pale hue. The head and lacing however are pretty good.
S: THe best part about this beer, i smell grapefruit, hops, and a piney resin.
T: To me this tasted a lot like an ipa. Very hoppy and bitter. I got lots of grapefruit out of it and as the beer warmed i got more and more resiny piney taste that im not a big fan of.
M: actually quite good very nice but a little sticky

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 03:59:38 | More by GinjaSlice
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-18-2014 01:37:37 | More by Kevincredible
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Greyam21

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-17-2014 12:58:13 | More by Greyam21
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obi_wan_knope

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-16-2014 02:20:40 | More by obi_wan_knope
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Bwagner1122

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-15-2014 23:40:39 | More by Bwagner1122
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mpedara429

Massachusetts

4.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Reddish brown in color. When moved into the light, it has more of a resemblance to a hazy copper. Two plus fingers of tan head that hold strong with their retention. Once faded, it leaves a Swiss cheese-like lacing.

S: Big, juicy fruit scents of grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. A healthy portion of pine in there to make this super appealing.

T: Very piney and earthy. Fruit that was in the nose is a little more subtle than the it would've implied, but not to a fault. Overall maltiness seems just right. The layering of flavors is great.

M: Medium body and medium carb. Pretty clean and refreshing for 7% above brew.

O: Incredible. if only more ambers were as well put together as this one. Ambers have always been tough for me because I find they are either too hoppy, not hoppy enough, or too malty. Zoe strikes the balance.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 22:01:13 | More by mpedara429
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DubCo21

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-15-2014 17:58:35 | More by DubCo21
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Bnjmnlws

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-14-2014 16:56:16 | More by Bnjmnlws
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bsm789

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-13-2014 21:23:46 | More by bsm789
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Oidmoe

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-13-2014 18:39:32 | More by Oidmoe
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Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,527 ratings.