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Zoe - Maine Beer Company

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1,945 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,945
Reviews: 509
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.81%
Wants: 279
Gots: 221 | 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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4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Another classy beer from MBC. Rich and malty, frothy head. Those good amber flavors, biscuit, oat, just a touch of caramel, does copper have a taste? MBC reminds me of Russian River, in that their not experimentalists, they're not releasing bunches of variations with unusual ingredients. They just take a beer style and nail it, giving us their version of a classic recipe. They just make great beers.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Can't say enough about these guys. Haven't had a poor beer from them yet. This is one of the top Amber/Reds I've had.....right next to Nugget Nectar.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Very tasty amber ale. One of the few beers I've had recently that still had a head when the class was almost empty. Good solid beer, but I've had better from the folks at Maine Beer Company.

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4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours darker amber, hazy with lots floating in it. Faint soft glow form orange hue and a tinge of ruby. Fat head of khaki colored foam that hugs the glass, is terribly creamy, lasts and leaves striking lace. Nose is biscuity malt with a touch of light brown sugar. Orange, caramel and pine. A trace of herbal scent to the nose as well. Mouthfeel is medium but lies to you and tells you it's lighter. You almost believe it too. The biscuit is soft and creamy. Hints of brown sugar and soft light caramel. The hops are fruity with a touch of orange a bit of pith and a nice gentle pine. The taste overall is a bit bland. The body of the beer is so soft I guarantee that will be your first thought. " How smooth, creamy and soft." There is a substantial bitter that takes the finish and leaves you with that bland biscuit and some pine. There is a moment of resinous stickiness on the tongue but it's not got enough flavor to it.

I thought the softness of the malt in this was remarkable but that the flavor was lacking in boldness. It could have been more dynamic.

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Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,945 ratings.