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Zoe - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
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1,754 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,754
Reviews: 494
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 266
Gots: 179 | FT: 12
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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Reviews by Tomdee74:
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Tomdee74

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%

very happy to get this... went to the smuttfest in portland maine and was able to get this at tully's and there were some at rsvp. The woman at Tully's was awesome!! i went with two friends and we stayed and talked with her for a while.. anyway the zoe is a hot commodity out there so was very grateful to get some...

A - This pours a deep brown color.. i was expecting it to be a tad lighter.. this is the second glass i've had btw.. but it is dark with a pretty impressive head as well as lacing.. looks like a very nice brown/amber brew with a nice body..

S - this smells better than i remembered before... can smell the hoppiness.. definitely smells like a double ipa.. the hoppiness citrus smell jumps out at you... i'm a little suspect of the freshness however... it is good but i almost think i might have one that is just taking that turn and coming off the hoppiness.

T - Very good... again i wonder about the true freshness.. it tastes like when it's fresh it's fantastic.. it's like i can sense the greatness of this but i think i'm just falling a little short.. but i would still pick this up again..

M - It has great flavor.. maybe a little thin and crisp for me.. but that's probably just me.. very refreshing.. just took another sip.. it's not heavy... it's almost a little thin here.. good carbonation however... i hate to sound like i'm zig zagging but i do like this...

D - My style is more along the DIPA and Imperial Stout so i don't know what to say.. cuz i can easily have this but it makes me want something of the other.. this just falls a little short with hoppiness for me but it's an amber ale so i can't judge it like that.. i have to judge it for what it is... in that case i think this is an A beer... cuz it's not my style and i'm still enjoying this... glad i was able to get some!!

07-13-2010 23:30:33 | More by Tomdee74
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oberon

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%

Brewed on 9-29-2012.Poured into an imperial nonic a deep amber with a large fluffy off white head that left multiple broken rings of lace as it settled into a frothy mass.Big floral and piney hops really jump out at ya along with sweet biscuit and brown sugar,the malt base is almost as big as the hop onslaught,a great nose.Sticky piney hops really stand out on the palate up front but a big brown sugar and biscuit malt base is there again to stand up to the hops,I get a little earthiness to round out everything in the finish.This is a complex flavor packed red,to me it's like an old school left coast hopped up red,great stuff.

12-04-2012 00:18:34 | More by oberon
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California

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

03-07-2012 05:24:54 | More by StevenT562
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

07-06-2014 02:35:58 | More by kuishinbo_tantei
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%

This was the second beer I've had from Maine Beer Company, and I have been very impressed. I thoroughly enjoyed Spring Peeper, but this one was even better. In an imperial pint glass the beer was a dark red/brown color with a huge tan head that resembled whipped cream. A nice amount of lace. A really sweet floral aroma, very outdoorsy, and a bit of citrus. Strong pine taste, as well as a little grapefruit. Some malt presence too, making this a very well-balanced beer. You need to find this and try it.

04-25-2010 20:07:06 | More by lordofthewiens
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NWer

Washington

4/5  rDev -5%

04-26-2013 02:15:23 | More by NWer
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

07-31-2014 02:16:55 | More by DaftPatrick
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-28-2013 00:02:01 | More by warnerry
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%

07-14-2012 16:57:08 | More by DWolf
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

12-23-2013 22:09:55 | More by TTripp725
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Callmecoon

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-05-2012 03:07:51 | More by Callmecoon
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bishopdc0

Maine

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%

Beautiful dark amber thick thick head with pleanty of lace

Beautiful hop aroma eathy piny. Wonderful very fresh

Nice very nice start with a slight caremel malt and quickly becomes hoppy and finishes all hops. The bitter becomes prominant but isn't offensive a well rounded hop taste very nice

01-30-2011 01:00:31 | More by bishopdc0
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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Pennsylvania

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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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megamass

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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Homebrew35

Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%

500ml bottle dated 8/18/11
Pours two fingers worth of beige head. Very creamy, lacing clings to the glass quite well. Body is a murky brown root beer color.

Smells HUGE! Very complex as well. Citrus, grapfruit, lemon, grass, earthy. Some floral and lavender notes as well. Smells like English hops mixed with west coast hops and a dash of the east coast, maybe this doesn't sound right, then lets just say its awesome, or wicked. This is one of those beers you can smell over and over and almost be satisfied with out tasting it. But this is not a time not to taste.

Initial taste is medium sweet carmel and toffee malts. A neutral mid palate, some bready yeast and some creamy tasting malts. The finish is this nice and interesting grassy, earthy, mineral coating finish. This have a very interesting and hard to describe taste.

Mouthfeel is medium, medium carbonation, medium firm hop bitterness. Great job on the balance. Keeps me wanting more after every sip.

Overall this is a great beer. Big pleasant smell, complex taste and smell, nice balance of sweetness bitterness and carbonation. I'll be picking this one up again.
$7 a bottle.

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Cavanaghty

Maine

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured from bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Reddish copper color with aboutthree fingers of off white head that lasted several minutes with medium lacing left on the glass.

Smell: Sweet citrusy hops, maybe some other fruits like apple maybe?? Toasted malts were also present.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Well balanced medium bodied beer, taste of hops and toasted malts with a faint sweetness in the backround.

Overall: Personally not a big fan of reds, but this was a well crafted beer and credit is due were needed. I did enjoy this brew, but won't buy again myself. I can see why it gets high marks, and people that really like reds will enjoy this beer.

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Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,754 ratings.