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Zoe - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1,997
Reviews: 515
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.81%
Wants: 282
Gots: 242 | FT: 13
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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4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy mahogany with lots of light tan head.
S: It smelled like citrus zest and candied apricot, with some copper hops and wild clover honey.
T: It tasted like sweet wild clover honey and candied apricot, with bitter citrus zest and copper hops. It had a clean and lasting bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was fairly thick with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a nice brew with very enjoyable scent and taste. The body was solid, but the finish was harsher than expected, so it was not super easy to drink. A rewarding drink, but not as delicious as, say, Mouflan.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unfortunately came across a bottle older than the recommended 90 day period (bottled on 11/04/12, consumed today, 4/13/13 - so two months older than recommended)...

A: amber brown body in a pint glass; full head of tan left plenty of lace

S: hoppy bitterness, citrus, and pine

T: up front hops following the nose, followed by a nice, complex maltiness that slips in a little sweetness

M: medium bodied, fuzzy carbonation, slight bitter coat

O: a well-executed beer - nice drinking, but I'm sure my review would have been higher on a fresher bottle - I'll have to keep my eyes open for one.

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4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from a grocery store, can't recall the name, in Waterbury, VT.

Pours a hazy, fizzy amber red. 1 inch head, very nice lacing.

Smells like pine, grapefruit, and caramel.

Tastes basically the same. Huge notes of pine, and herbal dank hops. A bit of fruitiness is noted, with the grapefruit. The malt bill is pretty strong, and backs up the hops nicely. Some toasty bread and caramel. Lingering pleasant hop bitterness.

Decent carbonation, medium body & mouthfeel.

A tasty hoppy brew from Maine Beer Co. A good balance of extreme hops and tasty malt.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Bottled on 2/28/13, nice and fresh.

A- It's catagorized as an American Amber/Red ale and that's no joke. It is a beautiful, hearty looking reddish amber, some brown too, depending on the light. A dense 4-finger head, khaki-tan in color, lasts and lasts leaving heavy lacing and a heavy 'plop' of creaminess in its middle.
Just hazy enough to highlight the bottle conditioning, and it starts off with lots of bubbles.

S- Fresh pine is the first smell that I pick up. Following are the citrus hops, bready malts, and some note of alcohol making it a subtle blend.

T-Citrus and raisin malt bread with some pine resin and a mild chocolate finish. How's that description...?...yeah, that's what I said!

M-Lots of chewy body, a bit of oily pine. This beer feels good on the palate.

O- A flavorful, powerful brew. The only downside that I see is that it's not an everyday 'go-to' type because it's aggressive. As a hearty amber, it's the real deal.

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Photo of jrenihan
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled Dec 23, 2012. Unfortunately just past the 90 day recommended drink by period.

Beer is dark red with a good-sized light tan head. Pretty good retention.

Smell is a nice blend of malt and hops. Bread, chocolate and caramel scents are strong. Some pleasantly dank pine along with citrus scents. Malts are probably more prominent than they would be if the bottle was fresher, but it is still a very nice scent.

Taste is also very good. Citrus fruit (orange, some grapefruit), pine and a big malty backbone- caramel, bread and chocolate. Well balanced, fairly dry. Good mix of flavours.

Medium bodied, moderate to strong carbonation. Chewy.

Overall, very tasty.

Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,997 ratings.