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Zoe - Maine Beer Company

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1,807 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,807
Reviews: 500
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 271
Gots: 190 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

grannaniwa, Jul 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

frosted33, Jun 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

jawneyt, Jun 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

tedho21, Jun 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

millelacsmark, Jun 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

eawolff99, Jun 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Fattsmagee, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of PicoPapa
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%

500mL bottle with 040512 on the side. Pours a dark chestnutty brown with an inch of frothy tan head. Lots of lacing. Great hoppy aroma. Citrus and floral with a nice overall sweet smell. Flavor is citrus hops, sweet caramel & brown sugar, and some earth. Floral hops as well. Nice bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Not too much of an alcohol presence. Drinks very easily. Overall, not the best hoppy Red I've had, but certainly one of the best.

PicoPapa, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%

500 mL bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.

L - Deep amber color with a 4-finger pillowy tan head. Nice retention but not really any lacing until I started nearing the end of my glass. Slightly hazy with a good amount of bubbles from what I can see.

S - Toasted and caramel malts with grapefruit, grassy, and floral hop aromas. A faint hint of maple syrup in here, as well. Well-balanced between the malt and hops.

T - Starts with a big sweet caramel and toasted malt presence and builds to a bitter hop taste with grapefruit, orange, and earthy notes. The two flavors are somewhat separated between the start and the finish, but they are equally balanced in intensity.

F - Medium-bodied with pretty good carbonation, a sticky and chewy mouthfeel, and a moderately bitter and dry finish. Grapefruit bitterness lingers for a nice amount of time. The alcohol is very well-hidden, as there’s not really any sign of it.

O - This is a very well-done amber ale. The malt and hops are perfectly balanced in the aroma and the taste, and it has a great mouthfeel. One of my only complaints is the lack of clarity, but it doesn’t diminish from the rest of the beer. This is a tasty, very drinkable beer that I’m glad I got to try. Next time I come back home to Massachusetts, I’ll look for more Maine Beer Co. beers.

BlackBelt5112203, Jun 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

smutty33, Jun 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

jlordi12, Jun 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

markeyri, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of palma
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Beautiful garnet color body. Frothy tan head lasts forever.

Aroma is more hoppy than expected. American hops. Very cascade like. West coast memories. Citrus. Earthy malt aroma. Nutty. Remeniscent of some of the few more hoppier English brown ales. Maple syrup as the beer warms up. Unique.

Wow flavor is great. Not too hoppy as the nose might lead you to believe. More malt forward here especially up front and definately more so for an American amber ipa. light biscuit notes. Rum, some raisin, juicy. Finishes with a pungent strong, yet very clean bitterness all at an american ipa caliber. I wouldnt call this beer highly complex but the balance is amazing. Excellent play between with the hops and malt going on here.

7.2 abv but goes down more like a five O.

Color of the beer and the aroma make this beer very intriguing especially after you taste it. An excellent offering. Looking forward to one day visiting the brewery for this one on tap.

palma, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of BostonHops
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%

500ml bottle served in a standard shaker pint.

pours a cloudy dark amber, almost chestnut tone; somewhat aggressive pour yields a big, billowing heady - a good 3" worth - creamy, and beige in color. decent head retention, and a lot of patchy lacing left on the glass. fairly aromatic nose is hop-forward (pine, a little citrus), with a strong presence of toasted malt.

flavor delivers more of the same characteristics. nice and sort of unique blend of the hoppiness with the toasted/bready malt notes. very tasty. not crazy, mind-blowing tasty, but tasty. medium-full bodied with lively carbonation.

overall this was a really solid amber, i liked it a lot. wouldn't beat down doors trying to get more, but i will happily pick it up if and when i happen across it again.

(originally reviewed: 06-10-2011)

BostonHops, Jun 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

A - Huge head of light tan/mocha foam. Large bubbles which stick around and become rocky. Body is a new funky brown that reminded me of root beer when I poured it. Now it has some good red to it. Deep colors. Solid lacing.

S - Very smooth and sweet hops. There is an unknown fruit that could be a green grape but on the opposite side of a wine scent. Maybe it is apple.

T - Fresh and hoppy. Some darker malt flavors but the mouthfeel makes it lighter. Hops are harsher than on the nose. More of a rind bitterness.

M - The carbonation is high but body is light and makes this taste refreshing.

O - An interesting beer that has a lot of new aspects I have never experienced before. Decent all around, but not something I would need to seek out again.

RuckusDu, Jun 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

jenray, Jun 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

juliusseizure, Jun 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

dlello2, Jun 12, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -13.3%

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Cloudy amber color. Aggressive pour leads to a two finger latte colored head that disappears very slowly. Lacing is thick, consistent and super sticky.

S: Very nice malt mixture perks up first in the nose followed by slight hop zest and resiny blend that almost smells like a faded IPA.

T: Follows the nose and brings with it flavors of a faded IPA with a nice malt blend that again makes me unsure of whether I'm drinking an amber or an old IPA. Malt blend is most definitely the highlight.

M: Thick mouthfeel, hop oils coat the mouth making me reach for more. Bitter finish.

O: This is a solid beer but again, not one that is amazing. Maine seems to be brewing up some solid, not risky, beers.

suspect, Jun 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

kennethkearns, Jun 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

fiedler84, Jun 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

Billakowski, Jun 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Casterbridge, Jun 06, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +5.7%

$6.50 500ml bottle from Abe's.

Dark amber, glows red when backlit. Three fingers of dense oatmeal colored foam. Good lacing.

Inviting aggressive nose of grapefruit and orange.

Caramel slides down the tongue first. Some juicy fruits crash the sides. Big bitter wall at the back. The bitterness quickly clears, and the fruitiness makes a quick encore before a clean finish.

Mouthfeel is light, keeping his from being too ponderous.

I'm a big fan of big and hoppy reds, and this is a good one.

RonfromJersey, Jun 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

kjkinsey, Jun 02, 2012
Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,807 ratings.