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Zoe - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 2,032
Reviews: 522
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.81%
Wants: 289
Gots: 265 | FT: 15
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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Photo of bmwats
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a standard pint.

A: Amber hue. Pours a 2 finger, fluffy, frothy, brown-white head. Slow, dry, cratering. Plenty of lacing.

S: Roasted malt, pecans, molasses.

T: Bitter pecan shells, roasted coffee malt, and a bitter hop.

M: Hearty and hoppy. Bitterness hangs on the palate throughout.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is really nice. Great head and some sound lacing. Nose is roasty and nutty. Bitter and roasty with a nice hop. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of bum732
4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

S: Bold pine and sap resin, touch of woodiness, very fruity.

L: Hazy brown, dense creamy light tan head, good retention.

T: Smooth piney sweet sappy malt. Touch of caramel undertones. Smooth medium bitterness leads to a candy semi-sweet finish with just a touch of hop resin.

M: Medium-low carbonation, medium-full body, very smooth.

This is an amazing beer, blew me away. Nose is similar to nugget nectar but a more "pine" like profile. Lighter in sweetness than NN and light overall, but unbelievable creamy smooth on the mouthfeel. Definitely try this beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, with bottled on date 05/20/2014. Another new beer to me from Maine Beer Company; I have good expectations since these guys have impressed me so far.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a dark caramel amber color, but appears a dark sunset red in the glass. Three big fluffy frothy fingers of khaki tan head. The head recedes to a nice fluffy rocky surface with lots of thin lacing on the glass. On the darker side of things for the style, I would say, but a very nice appearance for the beer.

S - The aroma is very interesting and inviting, also. Very earthy, twiggy, & herbal. Caramel malts, and some yeast. Not a particularly exciting aroma, but the quality of the ingredients definitely shows through.

T - Taste follows the nose - caramel malts, herbal, earthy, and leafy. Some resinous / piney hop presence is noticeable, but I'd say the malts are the more major player. Dark and roasty at times, almost to the point where you forget you a drinking an amber ale.

M - The feel is smooth, creamy, & fluid. Medium-full bodied, with good carbonation.

Overall, another quality beer from Maine Beer Company; these guys seem to put out consistently good beers, and I look forward to more from them.

Maine Beer Company Zoe ---4/5.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Darker than your average amber; body is a murky brown with some hints of amber. Big, foamy off-white head that lingers around and leaves lots of sticky residue behind.

S- Great hop aroma evened out by some caramel and toasty malt notes. Hints of tropical fruits, tree fruits, pine and even some earthiness.

T- Similar to the aroma, with lots of great fruity hop flavors coming through. The malts are rather assertive, with some caramel, nuttiness, roastiness balancing out the bitterness. Really a strong 1-2 punch of diverse malt and complex bitterness.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, slight bite to it, somewhat sticky with a hint of chewiness.

O- A big, complex, hoppy amber/brown. A really unique beer which is saying something in a style that is typically rather one-dimensional.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of dogfishandi
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. Bottled on 11/4/12.

Pours a cloudy deep reddish almost brown. Very nice off white head, billowy with some tight bubbles. Good retention and decent lace.

Pine sap, pine needles, woody hops, bit of biscuity malt to balance.

A nice even taste.pine hops rule. Resinous, pine sap, a bit of grapefruit citrus. Some deep caramel biscuit malts make an attempt at balancing. Finishes witha pretty sturdy lingering hop bitterness.

Drinks very smooth, medium bodied. A touch aof sweetness compliments the hops nicely.

A very enjoyable beer. Exactly what it claims to be, a happy, hoppy amber!

Photo of Gotti311
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 04/09/13. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a very deep, almost black amber color, though it manages very good clarity. Three fingers of fine, dense, light sand colored foam which is slow in deflating. Leaves behind generous an intricate lacing.

S: Piney hoppiness, a hint of bready malt and toffee, hint of blackcurrant, and spice. Nice. Fairly muted aroma.

T: Lots of bready, rye-like malt flavor. Tastes like I'm eating multigrain bread. A little spice, not much hops. Finishes with a mild bitterness and grainy flavor, and nearly bone dry.

M: Medium body and medium, sharp carbonation.

O: Meh, it's OK. Not exactly the "hoppy, hoppy amber" it's advertised as. The taste picks up the hop bitterness without the flavor.

Photo of WillCarrera
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz bottle, bottled on 07/29/12, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a very dark ruby color, topped with an inch of creamy beige head, great retention and leaves lots of lacing.

S- Fruity, earthy hoppiness, has a bit of a dank oniony smell. As it warms some caramel and toffee aromas become more prominent. The hop aroma is really interesting, and while I've had other beers where the onioney thing was overdone, here it's tolerable and might even be a plus.

T- Similar to the aroma, a bit more malt-forward, citric, grapefruit and piney hops are initially prominent before giving way to a caramel, toffee, bready malt. Hops reassert themselves for a bitter finish.

M- Medium-bodied, creamy, slightly thick feel.

O- A very nice red ale, so far everything I've tried from Maine Beer has been very impressive.

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4.02/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,032 ratings.