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Zoe - Maine Beer Company

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1,706 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,706
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 260
Gots: 172 | FT: 11
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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Ratings: 1,706 | Reviews: 491 | Display Reviews Only:
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-02-2012 02:14:38 | More by bpfrush
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bootdown21

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

04-29-2012 00:03:36 | More by bootdown21
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%

04-28-2012 10:58:06 | More by jrfehon33
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superdan73

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

04-28-2012 02:54:51 | More by superdan73
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notchucknorris

California

4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours way darker than I expected. A deep reddish brown with a 1 finger cream colored head.

S: Citrusy hops with grapefruit standing out the most, some faint roasted malt in the background.

T: Really delicious stuff. Dryer and hopper than I'm used to in an amber, but also better. A good hot of grapefruit hops right away followed by a complex middle with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, tangerine rind and toffee with a dry and piny finish. Really tasty.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 21:26:20 | More by notchucknorris
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-22-2012 18:09:03 | More by GeoffreyM
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - the beer pours out much darker than expected. a deep opaque mahogany with red highlights. 2 fingers worth of tightly packed off white foam leave lots of spotty lacing on the glass.

S - nose is muted. earthy notes are easy to tease out. autumn leaves, bitter orange peel, and caramel. there is a hint of smokiness or possibly tobacco. but overall nose does seem week.

T - bitterness starts immediately. bright citrus notes color the tongue while chocolate and cereal notes of the malt profile balance out the strong flavor. hints of dark fruit at the back end which carry out on the long bitter finish.

M - full side medium bodied. medium carbonation, tight and bubbly. creamy texture.

O - while the nose isn't strong the flavors of this beer do make up for the short coming. a well made beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 05:32:47 | More by Teleweizen2
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Googs

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-22-2012 03:14:27 | More by Googs
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A: This pours extremely dark for an Amber Ale. Pours a very hazy dark copper with ruby red highlights. Has 1 finger of tan head that reveals a very nice layer of lacing.

N: Big orange citrus and tangerine along with some pine sap backing it up. Has a big sugary caramel backbone.

T: Big tropical notes are in the front. Pineapple, papaya, mango and tangerine along with something similar to sugar cookies. Mid-palate has bursts of big rich sugary caramel. Lemon, navel orange, brown sugar and a little bit of Tootsie Roll also makes an appearance. Finishes with toffee, grapefruit pith and resinous pine sap with a lighter intermingling of tropical and citrus fruits.

M: On the heavy side of medium bodied. Sticky and dry with a good bitterness.

O: This Amber is quite heavy on the malts but is beautifully balanced with the heavy hopping. Maine Beer Company really knows how to kick ass with the hoppy beers. Complex, easy drinking with no notice of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 15:43:35 | More by justintcoons
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jb413

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a unique mahogany-brown, relatively opaque. A slight red-brown on the edges. About two fingers of light tan head that retained well. Very nice.

S - A lot going on in the nose here. Fairly big hoppiness, caramel, brown sugar, and coffee hints.

T - Slightly sweet toasty and caramel malts in the front. Strong malt backbone. Roastiness as well. Hoppiness comes in with some earthy roasty bitterness and extends into the finish. Lots of nutty flavors towards the finish.

MF - Smooth. Moderate hop bite and a little past medium on the body scale. Slightly watery in the front somehow however.

O - A solid brew. More like a hoppy earthy brown than an amber. A bit pricy, but oh well! Got way more caramel / nutty / earthy than some other users, not sure how.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 01:25:35 | More by jb413
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pawpaw

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +18.8%

04-19-2012 01:19:40 | More by pawpaw
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Firestone Walker tulip. Pours a dark, garnet red with a 2-3 finger head. The smell is beyond muted. I tried my hardest to get any discernible characteristics out of this, but I can't pick anything up. Extremely muted nose. At most, I pick up some maltiness. The taste on the other hand, is wonderful. Very balanced with a subtle hop profile complimented perfectly with a nice malt backbone. The mouthfeel is thick and heavy for the style, with a perfect level of carbonation. The finish is a touch sweet and bitter at the same time. Very nice. Overall, this is just one more wonderful beer offering by the folks at Maine Beer Co.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 22:55:19 | More by Retail1LO
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pschul4

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

04-18-2012 17:24:56 | More by pschul4
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scubahood

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-18-2012 11:29:57 | More by scubahood
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-18-2012 01:38:20 | More by standardcherry
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tpauer

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

04-16-2012 01:58:26 | More by tpauer
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hopley

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A spectacular beer! Extremely hoppy and bitter - I've never tasted a Pliny The Elder but have made one - Zoe is on par with Pliny, and Sierra Torpedo. Great malty backbone and perfect head. Nice hoppy smell, perhaps it's been dry-hopped. I look forward to trying the rest of the Maine Beer Company's bombers!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 23:30:56 | More by hopley
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zrab11

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-11-2012 13:42:19 | More by zrab11
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-07-2012 02:03:52 | More by muletrane
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bentonquest

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-07-2012 00:28:40 | More by bentonquest
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slane1616


4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-06-2012 22:27:05 | More by slane1616
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5%

04-06-2012 02:04:49 | More by hoppymcgee
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smi

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

04-06-2012 00:59:36 | More by smi
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Callmecoon

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a Libbey stout glass. Bottle sent to me by Valdieu2!

A: Pours a dark orangish brown with a spongy tan head. Nice retention and lacing.

S: Nose comprised of citrus and tropical hops. Sweet orange, pineapple.

T: Waves of buttery caramel malts, pineapple, grapefruit, rindish bitterness, mint, peppercorn, and spicy alcohol mixed up altogether. Smooth.

M: Frothy and medium-bodied.

O: Mellower than most hoppy reds I've had, but tasty nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 02:59:03 | More by Etan
Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,706 ratings.