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Zoe - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 2,056
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.81%
Wants: 294
Gots: 279 | FT: 16
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:
Beer added by: deltatauhobbit on 12-03-2009

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.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep red ochre color, almost crimson with a very craggy red tinted head. Super hoppy nose. Very resinous and piney, lots of citric peel. touch of grapefruit.

Surprisingly light and subtle compared to the nose but the bitterness is huge on this one! Clean light bubbly body hits the tip of the tongue, caramel malts follow along the mid palate, then BAM super resinous pungent hop character. Citrus rind, lots of pine, and bitter hop resin coats the back of the tongue and throat. Huge bitterness comes up after the swallow, lingers, and builds with every sip and swallow. Light caramel body and huge hop flavor. While most ambers are balanced, this amber uses a faint caramel back bone to carry hops along the palate. Alcohol is very well hidden in this brew. Allow this brew to warm a bit for more of the malt complexity to come forward and balance the hop a bit.

Possibly a bit too bitter for an amber and could use some more balance but an overall great beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours dark brown - good retention

smells of floral/citrus hops and sweet malt

taste is similar to the nose but with a peppery spice i am guessing from the hops - plenty of bitterness but backed up with the caramel malt

mouthfeel medium body with good carbonation - smooth and creamy

overall very solid red/amber - i have beer impressed with the 2 offerings i have had from Maine Beer Co. - hope to try more

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear deep amber color ale with a large dirty white head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of intense hops is quite interesting with nice floral undertones. Taste is a great mix between intense hops presence with limited bitter notes and some really good citrus and earthy hops notes. Malt backbone is quite solid and not too sweet to cut through the hops profile. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Solid offering with great dry-hopping execution.

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Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,056 ratings.